Culture Vultures 4.3.21
It’s World Book Day today; there’s some great events this week relating to books
and some exciting links in celebration of International Women’s Day on the 8th March.
So the question for the chat this week is: Who is your favourite female author?
Head over the Chat page to get involved...
This weeks suggestions:
A free discussion by three women writers about their book with the Harrogate international festival.
httphs://harrogateinternationalfestivals.com/digital-events/venomous-reads to mysterious gothic fiction. From renowned established authors to exciting new voices. This spring Viper Books are publishing a trio of incredible, very different books: Call Me Mummy by Tina Baker, The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward, and The Plague Letters by V.L. Valentine. 4th March at 7.30pm
Wigtown Book Festival
Loads of free events each day, the Dark skies festival from the 3rd March to 6th March then 7th March to the 10th March young readers and writers festival. Free events for everyone.
From Bridgerton to Harlots
Women writing historical fiction from the RMG. 5th March at 7.00 pm book via link. https://www.rmg.co.uk/see-do/exhibitions-events/bridgerton-harlots-women-writing-historical-fiction-tv
Women Don't Ask tells women how to ask, and why they should.
5th March at 6.30 to 7.30pm
Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever discuss their groundbreaking classic that explores how women can and should negotiate for parity in their workplaces, homes, and beyond. When Linda Babcock wanted to know why male graduate students were teaching their own courses while female students were always assigned as assistants, her dean said: "More men ask. The women just don't ask." What discourages women from asking for the opportunities and resources that they have earned and deserve-perpetuating inequalities that are fundamentally unfair and economically unsound. Women Don't Ask tells women how to ask, and why they should. https://www.york.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/public-lectures/spring-2021/women-dont-ask/?
International woman’s day
Celebrate International Women's day with this talk on the 10th March ,click on link and sign up on the day. https://www.wcml.org.uk/whats-on/events/online-talk-to-celebrate-international-womens-day/
Join The Reading Agency for an evening with Lesley Pearce
11th March at 7.00 to 8.00 pm , book via link.
Lesley Pearce will talk about her latest novel, LIAR, which is published in paperback on 4 March 2021. In this intimate event, Lesley will reveal the inspiration behind the book and answer readers’ questions. LIAR is Lesley’s 28th novel and was a Sunday Times bestseller in hardback.
Rediscovering our sculpture: an Art UK discussion
Will be run online, via Zoom, on Thursday 11th and Friday 12th March 2021. It is free and attendees can join for the entire two-day conference or choose to attend individual sessions.
A century of music by British women
A free concert from 8th March to 8th April.
A really good blog on Women in History.
From great medieval queens to nurses in the First World War, the role of women throughout English history has often been overlooked. Here we highlight some of their stories – not only the women who achieved high status and success, but also those who remain largely unnamed in history, and who have quietly shaped our way of life today.
A guided tour of parliament
This looks really interesting, various dates in March click on link to book a free place
Sound clash reggae roots from the Museum of London
And just for fun.... Made me chuckle anyway!
Meet the sheep and their riders and watch the race.
Thanks everyone and see you next week