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CAKE 18: Innovative Women

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T2.07, The Curve

Teesside University

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Middlesbrough

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CAKE 18

Innovative Women

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.



Speakers:

Nazli Tabatabai-Khatambakhsh, Artistic Director and CEO, ZENDEH

Nazli is the founding director of award-winning national touring theatre company ZENDEH (@ZENDEH_tweets), an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation based in Newcastle at The Schoolhouse Live Theatre. Nazli is also an International Society for the Performing Arts (ISPA New York) Fellow 2017-2019. Her politically engaged productions and creative wraparound programmes are judged by diverse critics, communities and audiences as meaningfully relevant to the state of the nation in the 21st Century.



Tara Stone, Managing Director and Founder, Be

Tara is Manager and Victim Support and Development Lead (a Independent Sexual Violence Advisor and DVA Outreach Worker) at Be, a community development and support organisation working with gender diverse people. She also works as an independent Gender Diversity and Inclusion Consultant and as an Associate of Pride Sports. She is a member of NHS England's Specialist Commisioning Gender Identity Programs Board and Health and Justice Sexual Assault Referral Centres Survivors and Public Voice Group, as well as being a member of the Stonewall Trans Advisory Group. She lives in Newcastle with her partner Charlotte where she enjoys running, yoga and reading.



Clara Shield, Managing Director, Little Big Butterfly

Little Big Butterfly CIC is a creative not for profit organisation based in the North East of England. They deliver creative drama, film and training for all sectors, with a specialist expertise in delivering high quality intervention and engagement projects and activities for children, young people and women.

Little Big Butterfly also runs the Young Women's Film Academy, a programme to encourage girls and young women to develop skills and interests in the film industry through exploration of challenging issues. Each year the academy works with a core group of young women to explore an issue pertinent to that group through film. The Young Womens Film Academy also runs a free regular Saturday club for girls and young women aged 12+ from their base at the Good Space, Commercial Union House, Newcastle.



Catherine Reed, Artist

Catherine was born in Hartlepool, North-East England but left for Uganda when she was 5 weeks old. Her family then moved to Botswana, Southern Africa where she grew up – at a time the country was surrounded by violent racist regimes. With her mother being a professional artist, Catherine has been surrounded by art all her life. Her work is heavily influenced by her life in Africa. She also paints landscapes and seascapes inspired by her love of Northern England.

With her experience of battling severe depression she is a strong believer on the power of art as a healing tool and as a means to tackle the stigma of mental health illness. She is keen to use art to provide support and hope to those suffering the devastating effects of this illness.

“I work on a large and small scale using a variety of techniques and media. I love the simple act of mark making and the amazing results you can achieve from this. I am constantly searching for new approaches and effects to incorporate into my work. I am a passionate advocate of art as a means of therapy and as a mechanism to provide a voice. Art should be available to everyone”.




Getting there

By car: If you’re coming by car from the A19 North and South, take the A66 East and follow the signs for Teesside University. Leave the A66 at the exit signed M’bro Centre East, mima and Teesside University. Parking is available in Woodlands Car Park (TS1 3PH), number 15 on the campus map: https://www.tees.ac.uk/docs/docrepo/about/TU_Car%20Parking%20Map_2016.pdf Please contact Faye to reserve a parking space.

By train: The Curve is a 15 minute walk away from Middlesbrough Train Station. As you leave the Train Station, turn onto Albert Road and walk towards Middlesbrough Town Centre, continuing straight on through the university campus where The Curve is clearly signposted.

By bus: The Curve is a 10 minute walk from Middlesbrough Bus Station. When leaving the Bus Station, walk through the town centre down Linthorpe Road, and turn left onto Southfield Road where you'll see The Curve on your right.

Please visit the following site for further public transport information: http://www.connectteesvalley.com/



About CAKE:

CAKE (Collaboration and Knowledge Exchange) is Creative Fuse North East's monthly networking event, bringing together businesses, freelancers, academics, charities and creative practitioners from across the Creative, Digital and IT sectors. Each themed CAKE event has expert speakers delivering short presentations that explore opportunities and innovation challenges. The events generate debate, explorative discussion and stimulate new innovative ideas by looking at each event’s theme from a variety of different perspectives – in keeping with the event name, attendees enjoy a slice of delicious cake while they network.

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