Library and Information Services, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Friday, 8 March 2013

International Women's Day in the Performing Arts

'Whittaker', being a performing arts library, wishes to commemorate International Women's Day as it particularly affects the performing arts.  Do share any relevant links with us!

Here's the first - on the UN Women website, we find the One Woman Song.

Glasgow Women's Library is up early today with a blogpost by Magi.  (Not, admittedly, performing arts, but certainly women and libraries.)

The Musicians' Union posts details of the Women of the World music festival on Sunday 9th March, here.

Have you come across Women in Music? It's a national organisation:

There's also an International Alliance for Women in Music:

If you tweet, you might like to follow the #EverydaySexism hashtag, a project which was featured by the BBC a couple of days ago.

There's a London Concert for International Women's Day: the London Oriana Choir has a concert of music by women composers, at St Andrews Holborn tonight:-

What's missing from this list?  Drama and theatre!  Please share any relevant links! 

India Today features TV star Toral Rasputra aka Anandi of Balika Vadhu, telling us what International Women's Day means to her. Read it here.

Meanwhile, Bollywood salutes the spirit of women, in the Indian Express today.  Here ...

At 9.45 pm on a Friday night, a good blogger doesn't just arbitrarily stop blogging.  Three cheers for the collective of researchers at the University of Sussex, who this evening notified me of their Reframing Activism blog.  Today they were highlighting the British Library's first oral history archive of the early days of feminism: Sisterhood and After.  Not content with one good blogpost today, they also hosted a guest blogpost by film-maker, actor and musician Jodi Nelson: Feminist Social Media Praxis. Jodi was asked a provocative question: "re_activism:What do you think the 21st century feminist looks likes?"


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