We are delighted to be able to share with you the long-awaited details of the Autumn 2016 Make Do and Mend Tour, starting on the 29th September at the Alphabetti Theatre in Newcastle.
Reflecting on childhood, motherhood and marriage, Make Do and Mend is a powerful production, telling real life stories of County Durham women who have suffered and survived the trauma of Domestic Abuse. Written in verbatim format, it invites the audience to experience first-hand, three poignant local stories, in a visually compelling and moving production.
Audiences have described our work as a “Visual and clever representation, an innovative way to communicate and resonate with people.” Feedback from preview performances to audiences in Newcastle and the European Parliament in Brussels, confirmed that this play has value for those affected by Domestic Abuse as an “empowering” reminder “of courage and hope and that there is a way out.”
The Women’s Voices Project (managed by Changing Relations) was set up in 2014 after the successful Durham Women Rising events in 2013, to give voice to local women and challenge the prevalence of violence perpetrated against them. It has organised and delivered a number of creative events aimed at empowering women through participatory arts and enabling women survivors of Domestic Abuse across County Durham to shape a performance representative of their experiences.
The project is supported by the Big Lottery Awards for All programme, County Durham Community Foundation and Arts Council England and would like to extend its gratitude to the women and staff of Stanley’s Just For Women Centre.
If you or someone you know would benefit from attending a women only performance – Please see the website for details – Check out our full 2016 Tour schedule by visiting: www.thewomensvoicesproject.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org