13 episodes

Live audio dramas celebrating British female activists of the 20th Century.

Forgotten Women Rebecca Alloway

    • Performing Arts
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

Live audio dramas celebrating British female activists of the 20th Century.

    Spare Rib

    Spare Rib

    Forgotten Women is a history and performance project dedicated to remembering female activists of 20th century Britain. This podcast is a creative collaboration between Peer Productions and Bishopsgate Institute. This episode celebrates the feminist magazine Spare Rib using the original articles and features, where possible we have cited the original contributor(s). Spare Rib was collated and edited by Rebecca Alloway, Joshua Moore and Ellie Shortt. Spare Rib was recorded live in July 2019 at South Hill Park Arts Centre. This episode was directed and produced by Rebecca Alloway, sound design was composed and performed by Anna Clock. The technician was Mike Taylor. The cast were: Liam Beard, Nancy Hannigan, Kate Mylum, Joshua Moore, Susan Salmon, Ellie Shortt, Casey Smith, Eleanor Stock, Rosanna Weber and Abby Wilkinson. For more information please visit our website: www.forgottenwomen.co.uk. Please follow us on twitter @_forgottenwomen and on instagram @forgottenwomenpodcast. Thank you to the brilliant Dr Michelle Johansen for her guidance and support. This podcast is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England.

    • 20 min
    Dear Diary

    Dear Diary

    Forgotten Women is a history and performance project dedicated to remembering female activists of 20th century Britain. This podcast is a creative collaboration between Peer Productions and Bishopsgate Institute. This episode explores the life of Emma Humphreys. Dear Diary was written by Felix Berendse, with additional material by Casey Smith and uses the real diary entries of Emma Humphreys. Dear Diary was recorded live in July 2019 at South Hill Park Arts Centre. This episode was directed and produced by Rebecca Alloway, music was composed and performed by Anna Clock. The technician was Mike Taylor. Emma was played by Abby Wilkinson, Trevor was played by Joshua Moore with additional parts by Felix Berendse and Nancy Hannigan. For more information on the project please visit our website: www.forgottenwomen.co.uk. There you can also find exclusive content from our writers and creatives. Please follow us on twitter at @_forgottenwomen and on instagram at @forgottenwomenpodcast. Thank you to the wonderful historian Dr Michelle Johansen for her guidance and support. This podcast is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England. We would really love it if you could rate, review and subscribe to help other people find the podcast.

    • 13 min
    Kitchen Sink

    Kitchen Sink

    Forgotten Women is a history and performance project dedicated to remembering female activists of 20th century Britain. This podcast is a creative collaboration between Peer Productions and Bishopsgate Institute. This episode explored the women involved in the miners’ strike. Kitchen Sink was written by Kate Milam and recorded live in July 2019 at South Hill Park Arts Centre. This episode was directed and produced by Rebecca Alloway and Kate Milam. The technician was Mike Taylor. The cast were: Felix Berendse, Nancy Hannigan, Kate Milam, Joshua Moore, Ellie Shortt and Eleanor Stock. For more information on the project please visit our website: www.forgottenwomen.co.uk. There you can also find exclusive content from our writers and creatives. Please follow us on twitter at @_forgottenwomen and on instagram at @forgottenwomenpodcast. Thank you to the wonderful historian Dr Michelle Johansen for her guidance and support. This podcast is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England. We would really love it if you could rate, review and subscribe to help other people find the podcast.

    • 8 min
    Her Choice

    Her Choice

    Forgotten Women is a history and performance project dedicated to remembering female activists of 20th century Britain. This podcast is a creative collaboration between Peer Productions and Bishopsgate Institute. This episode examines the history of abortion in the UK. Her Choice was written, devised and performed by Stefy Barton, Nikki Fisher, Becky Kerly and Bethany Monk-Lane and recorded live in July 2018 at South Hill Park Arts Centre. The technician was Mike Taylor. For more information on the project please visit our website: www.forgottenwomen.co.uk. There you can also find exclusive content from our writers and creatives. Please follow us on twitter at @_forgottenwomen and on instagram at @forgottenwomenpodcast. Thank you to the wonderful historian Dr Michelle Johansen for her guidance and support. This podcast is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England. We would really love it if you could rate, review and subscribe to help other people find the podcast.

    • 17 min
    Stop the Clause!

    Stop the Clause!

    Forgotten Women is a history and performance project dedicated to remembering female activists of 20th century Britain. This episode explores some of the LGBTQ+ protests against Section 28 becoming law. Stop the Clause! was written by Rebecca Alloway and recorded live in July 2019 at South Hill Park Arts Centre. During the live recording a couple of errors were made, Margaret Roff was the first ‘out’ lesbian Mayor of Manchester and the BBC did not press charges against the protesters. For more information on the project please visit our website: www.forgottenwomen.co.uk. There you can also find exclusive content from our writers and creatives. Please follow us on twitter at @_forgottenwomen and on instagram at @forgottenwomenpodcast. Thank you to the wonderful historian Dr Michelle Johansen for her guidance and support. This podcast is a creative collaboration between Peer Productions and Bishopsgate Institute and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England. We would really love it if you could rate, review and subscribe to help other people find the podcast.

    • 27 min
    Green Class

    Green Class

    Forgotten Women is a history and performance project dedicated to remembering female activists of 20th century Britain. This podcast is a creative collaboration between Peer Productions and Bishopsgate Institute. This episode celebrates the founder of Mencap Judy Fryd alongside some contemporary struggles of special needs mums. Green Class was written by Nina Lemon and recorded live in March 2019 at South Hill Park Arts Centre. This episode was directed and produced by Rebecca Alloway, music was composed and performed by Liam Beard and Ellie Shortt. The technician was Mike Taylor. The cast were: Liam Beard, Felix Berendse, Saoirse Doyle, Nancy Hannigan, William Meek, Joshua Moore, Charlotte Rowley, Emma Selwyn, Ellie Shortt, Casey Smith, Eleanor Stock, Rosanna Weber and Abby Wilkinson. For more information on the project please visit our website: www.forgottenwomen.co.uk. There you can also find exclusive content from our writers and creatives. Please follow us on twitter at @_forgottenwomen and on instagram at @forgottenwomenpodcast. Thank you to the wonderful historian Dr Michelle Johansen for her guidance and support. This podcast is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England. We would really love it if you could rate, review and subscribe to help other people find the podcast.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Marmitelove13 ,

Great podcast!

Fantastic podcast with so many interesting stories! It’s become one of my regulars and i’m always looking forward to the next episode!

Lcf10 ,

Green Class is an especially good episode

A great idea to bring to life the stories of forgotten women and nb folk from history. Wonderful mixing of live storytelling, foley and live music. Sometimes gentle, sometimes funny, sometimes uncomfortable... always interesting

Crdb1976 ,

Such important listening

Fascinating and essential stories, written with talent and performed by outstanding ensemble casts. You need Forgotten Women in your life.

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