Femfest mini arts festival is back for IWD

FemFest, the brilliant Brighton-based feminist arts festival, is back in time for International Women’s Day.

Organisers Brighton theatre companies Girl Code Theatre and Sweet Productions set up the festival to offer women and people who have experienced misogyny a safe space to perform and engage with work.

And this year promises another fantastic line-up with 27 events across award-winning theatre to poetry, cabaret, comedy, drag, life drawing, jewellery making and even body pottery. You can check out the full line-up and buy tickets here. (We’ve already bagged our tickets to see Selena Mersey, Lucy’s Pharmakon and the body pottery, in case you wanted to know!)

And this year also sees the first ‘FemFete’ – a fun afternoon of crafting and live performance.

Basically, it’s a great opportunity to see some of the brilliant work being produced by local female, trans and non-binary artists and a fantastic way to support both them and the FemFest charities – Survivors’ Network and LGBT Switchboard.

And if you can spare a little extra to donate to FemFest themselves, they really need the extra funds so they can keep this fantastic festival going, as well as continuing to offer free tickets to those with low incomes and service users of their partner charities.

Thursday 7th – Sunday 10th March; various times and prices
The Actors, 4 Prince’s Street, Brighton, BN2 1RD