Embrace female empowerment at this year’s Festival. Be caught up in the dynamic songs of West African female super-group, Les Amazones d’Afrique, who campaign for gender equality through their energetic music, or channel your own creativity by joining our Processions workshops to make a banner that will form part of a mass promenade to mark the centenary of women gaining the right to vote.
Our City Of Literature Weekend has plenty of girl power to offer: punk royalty Viv Albertine will be discussing To Throw Away Unopened, the follow up to her bestselling memoir, Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boy, Boys, Boys.; Sarah Perry and special guests will be celebrating some landmark literary moments as Virago Modern Classics turn 40; and author Caitlin Davies will be talking about Bad Girls, A History of Rebels and Renegades, a book that explores the brave, rebellious and defiant women who have spent time in Holloway Prison; from suffragettes and spies to refugees and freedom fighters.