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2013 Wild, Wild Women

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Introduction

The Women’s Library, at London Metropolitan University, houses one of the greatest collections of women’s history in the world. It has provided an inspiring venue for 10 Magic Me projects that have brought young and older women together from the local area. Custodianship of the library passed to LSE at the end of December 2012 and LSE is currently running the Library from the Aldgate site. The Library is now in a transitional period while the planning and implemention of the transfer to LSE Library is underway.

Take a look at some of our previous projects at the library.

Participants
Students from Mulberry School for Girls
Local older women

Wild, Wild Women

Women have sometimes had to cause quite a stir to make a difference to the world. Other women have quietly made a difference in their own and others’ lives.

This was Magic Me’s tenth and final project at The Women’s Library. Participants worked with Theatre Maker Sue Mayo and Designer Polly Beestone, assisted by Kate Treadell, and explored the lives of women who have made a difference. They designed a unique performance featuring women from the history books and stories from their own lives, and those of family and friends. The group presented their work at a sold out show on 1st May at the Kobi Nazrul Centre in East London.

A flock of 1,000 Tweets

We are seeking tales of #WildWildWomen who have inspired you. Tell us what they did or said that changed things for the better for other women. It could be your auntie’s home-made banner on a march or a famed heroine who hit the news. Send your wild and wonderful women and the year of their action to join the flock of a thousand tweets on Magic Me Arts using the #wildwildwomen.

You can also send Clea your stories or post them to our Facebook page.

New Perspectives Research Report

Dr Caoimhe McAvinchey, Queen Mary, University of London is capturing the learning and discoveries made throughout the ten projects Magic Me has run at the Library with a research report to be launched on November 7th in East London. The key research questions are:

  • What is particular about working with women-only intergenerational groups?
  • What are the possibilities offered through developing intergenerational practice in a library or heritage venue?
  • How can intergenerational arts work actively involve audiences?
  • How do different artforms facilitate relationship building between individuals and groups?

For more information and booking process for the launch contact David on 020 3222 6064.

This research is funded by:

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