So and So Arts Club present: Women at War

The So and So Arts Club is proud to present the Women and War Exodus festival  at the beautiful Streatham Hill Theatre, where we hope to one day find a more permanent home. The festival runs from JULY 3-30TH in two pop up venues, the ABOVE AND  BELOW where we will be screening films, exhibiting photos and pictures and producing theatre and music. We look forward to welcoming you there in our friendly and very reasonably priced bar.

Festival Director Sarah Berger said: “This year’s Women and War Festival, EXODUS, is a celebratory tribute to the resourcefulness and courage of women from across the world who have found themselves displaced because of war. 
“At a time when the rights of women are under attack as much - if not more - than ever, we will unite our voices with theirs. Any of those women could be your mother, your sister, your daughter, or you. It is not a story of them; it is a story of us. 

“This is a multi-disciplinary opportunity to laugh, cry, imagine, witness, and share the lives and cultures of women from across the world
Highlights from this year’s festival include Colombia day July 4th hosted by the truth memory and reconciliation committee of Colombia. In addition to a photography exhibition, Imagine Peace, the central piece of the day is a monologue Victoria presented by Alejandra Borrer,. Victoria is a tribute to the experiences of Ana Victoria Bastidas, a survivor of the Colombian conflict, who was kidnapped by armed traffickers after speaking out about the young girls who had gone missing in the remote community in which she was working. On leaving Colombia, Ana Victoria came to the UK, where she dedicated her life to the Anglican Church. She will be ordained – the first female Colombian Anglican priest – at St. Paul’s Cathedral on 1 July. 

We open with a gala performance of Hurried Steps by Dacia Maraini cast includes Souad Faress, a central Asian retelling of the story Medea, She- the Shakti an indian dance based story of the warrior goddess. We will have world music , in addition to our charity  festival single which can be downloaded at https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/womenwarexodus

Singer songwriter Belle Scar presents her show Chased out, the internationally acclaimed Iranian artist Afsoon has created two specially designed prints of a series called War Carpets, and we have the photos of Ingrid Guyon, Alison Baskerville and Alison Terry Evans of one of the four partner charities The World Wide Tribe.

There will be circus, readings, plays and seminars across the festival with specific events dedicated to Afghanistan, the charities and individuals who work with refugees both in Streatham itself and across the world.
Full details can be found at www.womenandwar.co.uk

Categorised: 

Heart Streatham articles

You’ve probably heard the name “Kardashian” a couple of times if you’ve every picked up a newspaper or checked your social media feeds. After a...

Read more...
Image of possibly illegally banned right hand turn into Hopton Road

Streatham residents have been forced to take long diversions to get to their homes because Transport for London with the support of Lambeth...

Read more...
Photo of the So and So Arts Club's presentation of Women at War

The So and So Arts Club is proud to present the Women and War Exodus festival  at the beautiful Streatham Hill Theatre, where we hope to one day...

Read more...
Photo of the DOLPH Project at Sunnyhill Primary

Last year DOLPH were approached by the staff at Sunnyhill Primary School to come up with a project as part of their Art Week at the end of Term 3...

Read more...
Image of Homecooks Project Logo

Homecooks is a new project to connect Streatham's older residents with their neighbours founded by Streatham resident, Hattie Lambrou.

...

Read more...
Photo of Hannah Northedge in cute blue top she bought at the British Heart Foundation shop on the Streatham High Road

By: Hannah Northedge

I moved to Gipsy Hill from Lewisham five years ago and I've been enjoying exploring the surrounding areas ever since...

Read more...
Image of 19th century David Cox painting of Streatham Common

No doubt you have looked westward from Streatham Common to view the expanse of the Wandle Valley and the misty shapes of the North Downs beyond....

Read more...
Image of houses in Streatham

By: Alexander Vine of Divine Property Search

Chaos, destruction... a mess. Words that described the election, depending...

Read more...
Image of Hillsdie Gardens Park in Streatham on a sunny day

Wow, what a month! May started pensively; a bit chilly but by Kite Day things really hotted up! In fact so much that the ice rink melted for a day...

Read more...

We at Heart Streatham see it as our job to bring out the detail on local issues affecting Streatham, as regards the facts as we know them and as...

Read more...

We are very fortunate to have a wide variety of retailers, supermarkets, restaurants, coffee shops and bars in the High Road with many being...

Read more...
Image of Streatham Central Church splash logo

It may surprise you to hear that Alex Lyell, pastor of Streatham Central Church (SCC), will be baptised into his own church on Sunday 11 June. The...

Read more...