Making The Strange Familiar – Film – Launching Wonder Women Festival 2017 at Manchester Art Gallery – Wonder Women

To celebrate International Women’s DayInstigate Arts would like to share this video of our Wonder Women launch last week at Manchester Art Gallery. We feel strongly that not only is it unbelievably important to celebrate the successes, achievements and wonderful things that women around the world do every minute of every day, but also to highlight how much more we all need to do to bring about gender equality in our time.

To quote Leymah Gbowee “It’s time for women to stop being politely angry”, and there was nothing polite about any of the artists involved with our launch last week. Their power, strength, creativity, and absolute fierceness is inspiring, let us call on it and stand together in solidarity as we all bring about change to the lives of women and therefore to all across our planet. Until we are all of us free, we are none of us free. Thank you as always to Sophie Broadgate for the beautiful video. Enjoy, be inspired. Let’s make change. Peace.

Making the strange familiar – Manchester Art Gallery – 02/03/17 – Wonder Women Festival Launch from Instigate Arts on Vimeo.


Launching the 2017 festival, Instigate Arts takes over Manchester Art Gallery for a special one-night-only event called Making The Strange Familiar inspired by the exhibition Strange and Familiar, a portrait of modern Britain as seen through the lens of international photographers and curated by the documentary photographer Martin Parr.

This is a one-of-a-kind evening, dedicated to making the invisible visible. The gallery spaces will be handed over to experimental and unsung artists, musicians and performers who will create bold, live-art events in response to the images and what they say about the social, cultural and political identity of women in 2017.

Curated by Instigate Arts

The artists, musicians and performers include:
Lindsey Bull
Phantom Chips
Miki Christie
Victoria Rose Cookson
Steffanie Elrick
Another Adele
Aja Ireland

plus more tbc

Collection will be taken on the night in aid of MASH:
Manchester Action on Street Health

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