Celebrate International Women’s Day at HOME with film screenings, gallery tours, workshops, and a theatre show that gives a ferociously feminist twist to the classic take of Little Women.
In the theatre, Figs in Wigs present a live art feminist adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel Little Women. Blurring the boundaries of live art, music, theatre, comedy and dance, Little Wimmin examines how we think about the past, what’s wrong with the present, and what we’re going to do about the future – if there even is one.
As part of the ¡Viva! Film Festival there will be a specially curated shorts programme, Mujeres, featuring five short films made by contemporary Spanish female filmmakers curated by the Edinburgh-based Spanish film experts CinemaAttic. There are also ¡Viva! films by two more female directors, Peruvian Melina León (Canción sin nombre) and Argentinian Sabrina Blanco (La Botera).
And in the gallery, award-winning artist, activist and Artistic Director of Trans Creative Kate O’Donnell will be giving a special tour of The Manchester Open exhibition searching out the trans narratives in the work.
For budding producers, London-based Dutch producer, writer, multi-instrumentalist & engineer Gabi ‘GG’ Stok will be running a Women in Music: Production and Beat-Making Workshop 101 explaining how to get started producing in Logic Pro X.
Sat 7 Mar, 13:00
Join us for a tour of The Manchester Open exhibition. To celebrate International Women’s Day 2020, we will be joined by award-winning artist, activist and Artistic Director of Trans Creative Kate O’Donnell.
Sat 7 Mar, 14:00
An interactive and supportive workshop explaining how to get started with producing your own music in Logic Pro X.
Sun 8 Mar, 13:15
Curated by the Edinburgh-based Spanish film experts CinemaAttic, five short films made by contemporary Spanish female filmmakers.
Sun 8 Mar, 15.45
An impoverished Quechua woman named Geo is expecting her first child, and responds to an ad for free natal care. When her new-born baby is stolen, a shy young journalist takes on Geo’s case.
Sun 8 Mar, 18.00
Set in an industrialised river neighbourhood in Buenos Aires, Sabrina Blanco’s first film follows a 14-year-old struggling to navigate the mysterious process of ‘becoming a woman’.
Thu 5 Mar – Sat 14 Mar
Blurring the boundaries of live art, music, theatre, comedy & dance, Figs in Wigs’ Little Wimmin examines how we think about the past, what’s wrong with the present, and what we’re going to do about the future.