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Power, gender & the arts


Friday 10 August 2018


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The Hub, Edinburgh's Festival Centre, Castlehill, Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2NE


Performers, producers, activists and cultural workers come together to investigate where power really lies and what needs to be done to ensure genuine diversity and equality of expression. This exploration of one of the most hotly-debated issues of our time is hosted by the International Festival in collaboration with Edinburgh’s Fringe, Book, Art and Film Festivals, alongside the NUJ, Equity and the Musicians’ Union.

The event is co-curated and chaired by Catherine Mayer – author of Attack of the Fifty Foot Women: How Gender Can Save the World!, co-founder and president of the Women’s Equality Party and former editor at large of Time Magazine – the event will welcome participants from across the arts for an afternoon of debate and discussion.

Panelists include NUJ NEC member Layla-Roxanne Hill, actor and Equity president Maureen Beattie, artistic director of the National Theatre of Scotland Jackie Wylie, film producer Alison Owen, filmmaker Hope Dickson Leach and broadcaster and comedian Ayesha Hazarika.

Author and journalist Chitra Ramaswamy also joins the line-up alongside Naomi Pohl, the first female assistant general secretary of the Music Union, and Ruth McCarthy will come as an ambassador for Outburst Queer Arts Festival in Northern Ireland.

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Hilary Horrocks

Tags: , equality, arts, gender, representation, film, equity, musicians' union