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An Evening on Rural Women

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Pentabus Theatre Company is delighted to be presenting An Evening on Rural Woman chaired by local and national radio presenter Vicki Archer.

"I think the First World War did change women. Because once we’d had a taste we wouldn't go back to service, we were free."

Agnes Greatorex, The Women’s Land Army, 1919

What are the misconceptions around the roles that women have played in rural life? What does it mean to be rural women in the 21st century? Come and hear different perspectives exploring the role of women in rural communities, from Land Girls to the contemporary WI. Featuring a panel of feminists, journalists, experts and writers on Rural Women at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery on 16 February, 7,30pm.

The panel includes Countryfile Farming Hero 2015 veteran farmer Joan Bomford (Farming since the 1930s, still active at 85 on the farm, author of Up With The Lark: My Life on the Land), author and poet Kate Innes (trained in archaeology and museology, her books include 'The Errant Hours' set in Medieval Shropshire, and 'Flocks of Words' a collection of poetry about the rural mythic landscape), Polly Gibb (Director of WiRE - Women in Rural Enterprise, awarded OBE for services to rural enterprise, and one HRH Prince Charles’ 10 Heroes of the Countryside), Pentabus Theatre Company’s Artistic Director Sophie Motley (on behalf of playwright Matt Hartley, Here I Belong) and Celia Rawlings (Chairman of Shropshire Federation of Women’s Institutes). Each of the speakers will present for up to 10 minutes, followed by a group discussion and an opportunity for questions from the audience – we’d love to hear from as many of you as possible, including men!

Along with Pentabus Theatre Company's Artistic Director Sophie Motley discussing the inspiration behind Matt Hartley's new play, Here I Belong commissioned by Pentabus Theatre Company which will be re touring nationally this spring 2018 due to huge demand.

‘This is her home. Your mother was born here. In her house. There’s a path she’s worn between here and the village.’

Here I Belong by Matt Hartley


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