We Are Warriors

Bristol, Sep - Dec 2018

"It encouraged us to be loud and not be afraid to be loud" Workshop attendee

We worked with 130 women and girls aged 8 to 85 to find out what it feels like to be a woman today.

In Autumn 2018 we were commissioned by Bristol Women’s Voice to mark 100 years since the first women were given the right to vote.

Workshops led by Breathing Fire Playback Theatre took place in September 2018. Women were invited to rise on the shoulders of the Suffragettes, to tell us their stories, to shout, whisper, yell and scream.

Their collective sound was experienced at Arnolfini in December 2018.

The installation contained over 2000 lights. Each light represents one of the women we met, their ancestors and descendants. Over two weeks 1,500 visitors gathered to make and add their own light, forming a vast and powerful constellation.

We Are Warriors is made by women, but it is as much about any voice that has been silenced, any future curtailed. Helen Cole, Artistic Director/CEO, In Between Time

We Are Warriors was created by Helen Cole and commissioned by Bristol Women’s Voice for the Deeds Not Words programme of events to mark 100 years since the first women were allowed to vote. It was produced by In Between Time, funded by Government Equalities Office and Arts Council England and supported by Arnolfini.

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