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Rebellious Sounds Archive Launch

Dreadnought South West

Wednesday, 14 February 2018 from 14:00 to 17:00 (GMT)

Rebellious Sounds Archive Launch

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Rebellious Sounds Archive Launch - 14th February 2018 - from 2pm - Exeter Phoenix (Voodoo Lounge Dance Studio)

Dreadnought South West are delighted to invite you to the launch of our Rebellious Sounds Archive Listening Booth, a touring exhibition space that houses the oral histories of women's activism in the South West. Come and celebrate its creation and listen to its first stories, as well as learning more about the project. 

Made possible by players of the National Lottery with funding awarded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Listening Booth is designed and built by Stand + Stare, and deliberately imitates the design of a voting booth to remind users that 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of some women being granted the vote. This change would not have been possible without the female suffrage activists, militant suffragettes and law-abiding suffragists who campaigned for women’s democratic rights over one hundred years ago. It is timely for a project like this to be able to look back into this rich heritage of women’s activism, whilst representing the diversity of women’s activism in the 20th/21st centuries through a contemporary collection. Put on a pair of headphones and choose a voting card to place in the slot; this will play your chosen story of women's activism. 

Listening Booth design

Listening Booth

The Rebellious Sounds Archive will launch at Exeter Phoenix on the 14th of February, heading to Bath on the 23rd of February. From here, it will go on to venues in Cornwall, be part of Exeter Pride, head to M-Shed in Bristol, be part of Plymouth History Festival and then head to Chippenham. We are delighted to have been asked to exhibit the booth at Parliament in August 2018, after which the booth will come back to venues in the South West such as RAMM and Torquay Museum. There is still some availability for the booth to be hosted at other venues too. 


Launch programme

2 - 2:30pm: arrive - tea/coffe and cake

2:30pm: Listening Booth launched by Dreadnought South West Directors

2:45pm onwards: readings and presentations, a chance to listen to the booth's stories, time to speak to other attendees, a chance to find out more about adding your voice to the archive



We invite you to celebrate the launch of the booth, listen to its first stories and hear more about the project and how you can get involved.

This event is free but space is limited at the venue, so we ask that you register if you are coming. Please confirm your attendance by booking a place at the launch through Eventbrite, or confirming to Project Coordinator Carmen Talbot by email by the 9th February 2018: Please let us know any access or dietary requirements.


Funded by: 

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With additional funding and support from:


...and our Rebellious Friends

Do you have questions about Rebellious Sounds Archive Launch? Contact Dreadnought South West

When & Where

Exeter Phoenix (Voodoo Lounge Dance Studio)
Gandy Street
EX4 3LS Exeter
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 14 February 2018 from 14:00 to 17:00 (GMT)

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Dreadnought South West

Founded in 2012, Dreadnought South West is an organisation that connects individuals and communities – through the telling and keeping of great and courageous stories about women that have lain undiscovered and often untold. 

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