Notnow Collective

A festival aiming to “champion female led projects” is to take place in Nottingham this weekend.

Party Somewhere Else is a Notts-based collective of creative women who have written and will stage a festival “that was led by women but open to everyone.”

The festival will be held at Nottingham Playhouse between March 20 and 24, and include a range of performances, workshops and theater.

Director Tilly Branson said: “We’re certainly not excluding men and have had lots of men attend our events to date. We just want to champion female led projects and give everyone a great night out.”


Nicola Carter

The festival starts this evening with Lost in Labour – an autobiographical piece by Nicole Carter about being middle-aged. Suitable for ages 16 and above and tickets cost £10.

At 8.30pm, ‘Wonderwoman the Naked Truth’ features the NotNow Collective, a show about motherhood. Suitable for ages 15 and above. Tickets cost £10

Director Siobhan Cannon-Brownlie said: “Women don’t always get invited to take a seat at the party table, so we’ve ditched the table and invited everyone.”

“The Party Somewhere Else is chance for women to lead, and to ensure everyone is truly welcomed. If cultural institutions won’t lead the way, then sisters will do it for themselves.”

They will be collecting donations for menstrual products at the events for lunaPLUK.