Creative Fuse North East's eighteenth CAKE event will take place on International Women's Day, celebrating the innovative work of women in the North East. 2018 marks the centenary of the first women in the UK having the right to vote, although the vote was only given to women over the age of 30 who either owned land themselves or were married to men with property.
With this in mind, our speakers will examine themes of participation, inclusion and intersectionality from a variety of different perspectives. We will look at theatre as a means of exploring gender and cultural identity, through a discussion of award-winning theatre company Zendeh's politically engaged productions. We will consider the work of Be, who work to support Trans and Non-Binary people throughout the North of England through peer support, health and wellbeing events and diversity and inclusion consultancy work. Also, we will look at the work of the Young Women's Film Academy, who work on exciting and socially responsible film and drama projects for youth and community groups, empowering individuals to become agents of social change.
Nazli Tabatabai-Khatambakhsh, Artistic Director and CEO, ZENDEH
Tara Stone, Managing Director and Founder, Be
Clara Shield, Managing Director, Little Big Butterfly
Catherine Reed, Artist