Bridget Christie

Brighton Dome celebrates International Women's Day

Brighton Dome will mark International Women’s Day 2017 with a specially selected series of performances and events, including a talk on ecofeminism by Germaine Greer, stand-up Bridget Christie’s take on Brexit, a live recording of The Guilty Feminist podcast, and a day-long marketplace of performance, art and debate in collaboration with Brighton Women’s Centre and Brighton Museum.

In the wake of last year’s referendum result, comedian Bridget Christie ditched the show she was preparing to take to Edinburgh Fringe and wrote a whole new one about Brexit Because You Demanded It. The award-winning comic, newspaper columnist and writer, brings her new show to Brighton Dome following a sell-out run at Edinburgh Fringe. It has been expanded and updated to include developments such as the growth of the “alt-right” and the election of Donald Trump.

Australian-born writer and major voice of the second-wave feminist movement Germaine Greer discusses ecofeminism in a special event for International Women’s Day, Women for Life on Earth: The Inevitability of Ecofeminism. She takes the view that feminists can be found wherever the planet and its inhabitants are in trouble, and if the planet is to survive and human beings continue to inhabit it, this female energy must be unleashed. 

A live recording of Deborah Frances White’s hit comedy podcast The Guilty Feminist  will take place at the Old Courtroom, co-hosted by Margaret Cabourn-Smith with special guest Jen Brister. Deborah and her guests discuss topics ‘all 21st century feminists agree on’ while confessing the insecurities, hypocrisies and fears that underlie their lofty principles. Margaret Cabourn-Smith is a comedy writer and perfomer who has appeared on the likes of Fresh Meat and The IT Crowd, while Jen Brister is a stand-up comedian from South London.

Taking place in Brighton Dome and Brighton Museum, and joining forces with Brighton Museum and Brighton Women’s Centre, we have our annual International Women’s Day Celebration, with a programme of inspiring speakers and a marketplace of ideas, workshops and activities for all ages.

Award winning artist, Emma Frankland is looking for people to take part in development workshops for her new project Hearty. The workshops will facilitate conversations and unity over shared experiences between women undergoing hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for gender transition, or as part of menopause. Emma's work focuses on issues around gender and identity (relating to her own transition as a trans woman) with a playfully destructive DIY aesthetic. For details email [javascript protected email address].