Woman-led creative group showcases female talent in the creative industry at a week-long festival at Nottingham Playhouse.
The Nottingham-based collective named The Party Somewhere Else (PSE), aim to champion female-led projects – from theatre and live art to storytelling and debates.
Beginning as a group 12 creatives, who collectively women came together out of their shared frustration at the inequality in opportunities among women within the creative arts industry and their desire to do something about it.
There’s something for everyone
tilly branson , member of pse
Talking about its creation, Tilly Branson, member of the group says : “We got together and put on our first event – a scratch night – in July 2017 at Circus Club, in Nottingham.
“We showcased the work of four different women. Tickets for the sold out quickly and there were lots of people on the waiting list.
“We realised what we were doing was in high demand, and we started planning to hold a week-long festival to showcase the talent of more women”
The festival running from Tuesday March 20 to Saturday March 24 has a variety of events including dance, music ,theatre, spoken word, and workshops in store for its audiences.
“We’ve tried to put together a programme that represents a wide spectrum of female talent. There’s something for everyone to be excited about – whether you’re an artist or an audience member”, adds Tilly.
The group was named after a quote – from a feminist speaker at a conference the 12 women attended, ‘If you’re not invited to the party, go and have the party somewhere else”, as a solution to the lack of women’s inclusion in theatre and arts – and that’s what they try capture with their work.
The full line-up and more information of the festival events – which also has some amazing prizes on offer – can be found on their official website