Rosemary Caldicott explores the stories of women whose lives were inextricably linked to the sea. She tells of the women of sailortowns struggling to keep out of the dreaded workhouse and resisting the prowling press gangs; and of the courageous and skilful cross-dressing women sailors who went to extraordinary lengths to hide their gender.
The Feminist Folk Singers sing songs in harmony from a variety of folk traditions where the heroes and storytellers are women. Our songs tell of women sailing the 7 seas, witching, finding inventive ways to escape peril and rising up against oppression. The songs are in turn beautiful, quirky, full voiced and rollicking, powerful, lamenting, and victorious.
Doors open 7.15, event starts 7.30.
There will be a cash bar for soft drinks and hot drinks.
Profits go to Friends Of Bishopston Library to provide facilities and events at the library.
Tickets online or from the library