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Celebrating women's voices
Hello Everyone!
 
How are you? We hope you are all well and feeling that Spring is on its way.
 
It has been a wonderfully eventful few weeks for us all involved in Dreadnought, having been on the first two weeks of our Rebellious Sounds: The Orchard Roadshow.  We’ve visited Redruth, Bodmin and Teignmouth so far.  Sharing scratch performances of our new play The Orchard with audiences, and having really revealing creative conversations with them afterwards.  
 
Some familiar faces supported us whilst we were in Cornwall: Sally Crooks, Rebecca Hulbert, Sally Smith and the women from WRSAC in Bodmin.  Thanks to you all.  
 
There have been singing workshops led by Claire Ingleheart in Redruth at Miracle Theatre’s rehearsal space in Krowji, and at The Ice Factory in Teignmouth.  Associate Artists Catherine Cartwright and Nicci Wonnacott led a Manifesto workshop in Teignmouth and got us all thinking about slogans.
Mary Lidgate led with Josie Sutcliffe on a Speaking Out workshop in Teignmouth, and Natalie McGrath has been visiting a range of libraries hosting a drop-in space for the public to find out more about Dreadnought and Rebellious Sounds.  So a big thanks for Redruth, Bodmin and Teignmouth Library Staff and everyone who stopped to say hello.
 
Thanks to everyone who has joined and supported us along our way.  Audiences have stayed for creative conversations after each scratch performance and these have been rich, generous spaces.  We have learnt a great deal about the new script of The Orchard, which is changing week by week thanks to these discussions.
 
This week we are at Exeter Phoenix with scratch performances in the Black Box Studio on Thursday 19th & Friday 20th at 7.30pm.  It’s a small space so to avoid disappointment please book your tickets now!  There is a free Manifesto workshop at 10.30am in the Black Box Studio on Friday 20th until 12.30pm.  
 
Next week, on 26th March, we are in Corsham, Wiltshire.
 
We are also part of Fawcett Devon’s Equality Day on 21st March at the Corn Exchange in Exeter. For details look here: http://www.fawcettdevon.org.uk.    Polar explorer Ann Daniels is amongst their excellent speakers.  There is still time to sign up for this conference.
 
All best,
 
Natalie and Josie
Co-Directors Dreadnought South West.
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Thanks to Teignmouth Library for hosting Natalie McGrath's workshop last week. Visit the Dreadnought website for details about the FREE workshops that are taking place as part of The Orchard Roadshow.
50:50 EQUALITY DAY
21st March 2015
Exeter Corn Exchange

Everyone is invited to come to the FREE Hustings Event at 3pm to hear and ask questions of the political parties on what they say they will do for women. To take part in the whole day's events, there are a number of concessions available: 

FE college students 16-19 years old – FREE

Fawcett Devon member (i.e. has come to at least one meeting in the last year) – FREE

Devon/Torbay/Plymouth Fawcett Society members – concession rate £10

Students – concession rate £10

Anyone on benefits – £5

Anyone on a low income (below £8ph) – £10

Anyone who makes a simultaneous booking for 4 or more people – concession rate £10 per person

Anyone from a large organisation – full rate per person £25

Anyone from a tiny voluntary group/org, who will be representing that group and feeding back to them – concession rate £10

Senior citizens – £10

To book the conference, visit https://eventbrite.co.uk/event/14603596751/
 
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