Date(s) - 09/02/2019
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Where There’s Muck There’s Bras
Doors Open: 7pm
Performance starts: 7.30pm
Tickets: Available online or from the Milton Rooms box office on 01653 696240.
Performed by Stand-up Poet Kate Fox; a comic and thought-provoking show about the real Northern Powerhouse, Northern Women – the sung and the unsung!
This funny, gently subversive performance/lecture uncovers the hidden history of the writers, scientists, sportswomen, politicians, protestors, musicians, innovators, activists and other heroines who represent the grit, determination and spirit of the North’s women.
Women you might have heard of include Britain’s first astronaut Helen Sharman, the first female speaker of the House of Commons, Betty Boothroyd and music hall star the inimitable Hylda Baker. Women you may not have heard of include Liverpool’s Hilda James who introduced the front crawl to the UK, Lilian Bader, one of the first black women in the RAF and “Red Ellen” Wilkinson the MP who led the Jarrow March!
In this hilarious and thought provoking show, stand up poet and Radio 4 regular Kate Fox asks who gets remembered and why (and why not)!
“Funny and endearing with a cynicism that cuts through the whimsy” Sunday Telegraph (on Kate)
‘Kate Fox is funny, quirky and a wonderful writer’ Sarah Millican
“Where There’s Muck, There’s Bras, was insightful, hilarious and thought-provoking” Shauna Lewis, Durham Book Festival