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An Overview

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Numerous protest signs

video artwork

98% of attendees found the event interesting, challenging and relevant

26 artists/facilitators/ speakers/local creatives

210 tickets sold 

40% of attendees were aged 20-29 years old

6 audio artworks

73% of attendees identified as female

93% of attendees said the event was captivating

Don't Wait Up

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Presented by ARCADE and Hull Museums, funded by Arts Council England

FRI 18 NOVEMBER 2022
6.30 - 9.30PM

LATE NIGHT AT STREETLIFE MUSEUM, HULL

Protest. Celebrate. Commemorate. Join the resistance! 

 

Alongside women from Hull, we shone a light on the ongoing issues surrounding women's safety as the night draws in. Inspired by Hull Museums carriage collection, Don't Wait Up allowed us to reflect on the ways women get home safely - both past and present. 

The event was headlined by the brilliant feminist theatre company, RashDash, who performed a new gig version of their smash hit show, The Darkest Corners. Confronting violence against women, this powerful piece was a fearsome and triumphant cry of rage, echoing in the night. 

This late night at Streetlife also featured a brilliant line-up of live music from local women/non-binary musicians including Alice Clayton of Make Noise Hull & Ysabelle Wombwell, followed by a rallying call from Sarah Hicks of Justice for Our Sisters & a moment of vigil by members of Say Her Name Hull.

 

Audiences were invited to participate in an evening of entertainment, reflection and resistance through following activities:
 

- Grab a cocktail 

- Lose yourself in audio & video artworks made by local women & non-gender conforming people from Hull

- Snap a selfie after visiting our war paint station

- Make a protest sign

- Watch live entertainment on The Street Scene

Access

- Tickets were free 

- Streetlife Museum is a wheelchair accessible venue 

- We provided childcare bursaries to those needing childcare

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It’s dark. A woman walks alone through the streets of a city, her city. She doesn’t want to walk home with her keys between her fingers. She doesn’t want to look over her shoulder whenever she hears footsteps. She doesn’t want to be frightened.

 

She wants to find the darkest place she can, and dance.

 

An evening of songs from RashDash’s show The Darkest Corners. Inspired by the Reclaim the Night movement, stories and songs of resilience, survival and rage.

Photo: Sara Kruger

Songs from The Darkest Corners.

Original show co produced with Transform.

Composed by Becky Wilkie

Lyrics by RashDash

Performed by RashDash.

RashDash is Abbi Greenland, Helen Goalen & Becky Wilkie.

Photos: Sara Kruger

Photo: Sara Kruger

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Audience feedback...

Interesting

Inspiring

Moving

Emotional

Powerful

Different

Empowering

Fun

Don't Wait Up - Credits
 

Performers - RashDash // Education Space - Anna Bean // Musicians - Yssi Wombwell & Tim Mellins // Musician - Alice Clayton // Stage Manager - Ruby Thompson // Event image design - Rebecca Drury // Facilitators, Audio & Video Artwork - Jodie Langford, Rachael Abbey, Jenni Harrison // Photographer - Sara Kruger // Videographer - Flygirl Films // Make Up artists - Kelly & students from Scarborough Tec media makeup course // Artist - Alex Hunt // Justice for Our Sisters - Sarah Hicks // Say Her Name Hull - Jo, Vicky & Sian 

With thanks also to:

The Warren, Louisianna's mobile bars, City of Hull Street Angels, Preston Road Women's Centre, Uni of Hull Femsoc, John E Wright and HPSS.

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