Join us for a night of spoken word and poetry, with a feature set from Ellen Renton, and a variety of amazing open mic-ers.
Since Ellen’s first performance in 2015, she has read her work at venues including The Royal Albert Hall, Leith Theatre, the Camden Roundhouse, and the Scottish Parliament. Her writing has been featured by Young Scot and BBC Radio Scotland. She is the winner of The Time is Now Prize in association with COP 21, and is a recipient of the Time to Shine Nurturing Talent Fund.
She holds a Master’s in Creative Writing: Poetry from the University of East Anglia, and is a member of the spoken word theatre company In The Works.
Zero Tolerance and an award-winning photographer Alicia Bruce have worked with groups and individuals affected by men’s violence to create a series of photographs that explore the types of violence against women that remain unseen and unacknowledged by mainstream society.
Join us for an evening of discussion on the link between gender inequality and violence against women and the importance of listening to and including in the debate various groups of women, and their multi-layered facets and experiences of life.
A film poem based on the true account of the harassment and violence experienced by women of colour and Muslim women in public spaces, ‘Hopscotch’ aims to highlight the lived reality for many women across Scotland today.
THE JUDGE presents an unfolding vérité legal drama, with rare insight into both Islamic law and gendered justice. In the process, the film illuminates some of the universal conflicts in the domestic life of Palestine.