A reclamation of a city's dark spaces. For all those whose voice has been silenced.
‘The effect of We Are Warriors is striking … the combination of lights and audio profound.’ BECKY ARMSTRONG, THIS IS WHAT SHE SAYS
WE ARE WARRIORS is a sound and light installation in the incredible surroundings of Bristol’s Redcliffe Caves, a human-made network of caverns and catacombs that run underneath the city. Acting like a beacon calling people in We Are Warriors contains thousands of tiny flickering lights and the voices of one-hundred-and-thirty womxn and girls aged 8-80.
Enter a powerful constellation of fireflies, whispers, sighs and battle cries; a magnificent roar for a fairer, safer and more equal world.
Each light is made by a member of the public, each sound by a womxn or girl. As you enter add your light to build the constellation. In tribute to anyone who has ever felt silenced.
We Are Warriors is commissioned by Bristol Women’s Voice for the Deeds Not Words programme to mark 100 years since the first women were allowed to vote. Produced by In Between Time, funded by Government Equalities Office and Arts Council England. Supported by Arnolfini.
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‘Cole invites us into other people’s minds – and in doing so switches on new lights within our own.' THE GUARDIAN
Production Credits: Created by Helen Cole with 130 incredible womxn and girls / Sound Composition and Production: Alex Bradley / Technical Production; Lottie Poulet / Executive Production; Vashti Waite / Warrior Workshops: Breathing Fire Playback Theatre / Engagement Producer: Georgia Bate
Thank you to everyone that contributed their voice to We Are Warriors:
Alicia Cole, Alicia Miller, Aliza Qureshi, Amaarah Mian-Cudmore, Amelia Walsh, Ann Brooks, Anne, Anonymous, Becky Bushnell, Bella Mason, Bethan Millsted, Blue, Anonymous, Brod Way, Carla Finch-Daniels, Catherine Wooldridge, Charlotte Louise Poulet, Chi Lin Yip Lau, Chloe Parry, Christina Austin, Ciara, Claire, Claire Charlton, Corinna Chandler, Corrine, Cynthia, Darlene Wheeler, Dee Lawrence, Anonymous, Dom, Eleanor Moore, Emily Griffin, Emma Matthews, Esme Stratton, Anonymous, Fiona Reid, Florence Hiatt, G. Keeley, Gail Mcdonald, Georgia, Gill, Gypsy Girl Chamainey, Anonymous, Hazel Durn, Heather Griffin, Helena Twigger, Hilz, Honor Lien, Iqra Wasim, Isabel Nyaruwa, Isabelle Davies, Isla Reoch, Ivy, Anonymous, J. Barrow, Jan Bartlett, Jane, Jane Keith, Jenny Allen, Jenny Sanderson, Jess, Jess Black, Jessica Bowen, Jessica Slack, Jewles, Jian Su, Julia, Julia Rayment, Judith Davis, Anonymous, Kellie, Kyley Hazell, Laura Read, Lauren Jay Gregory-Connolly, Lindsey Dando, Liz Tyler, Mandy Emery, Anonymous, Maria, Martine Lewis, Mary, Mary Sanderson, Maryam Aslam, Melanie Taylor, Meshelle Bone, Miranda Box, Miranda L, Molly Fenwick-Moore, Molly Nicolson, Mrs. Doris Yeap, Anonymous, Nancy Trotter Landry, Natasha Kharbanda, Nicola, Nicola Thomas, Rachel, Rachel Lewis, Rachel Mylrea, Rebecca K Gibbs, Rebecca Wallace, Rosie Allen, Ruiyan Chen, Ruth Pitter, S.Haylett, Saffron Crosby, Sakiya Ghalib, Sally Lui, Sandra, Sarah, Sidra Wasim, SJ, Sophia Bailey, Sophie C Colfer, Anonymous, Talia, Tallulah Miller, Richards Tango, Tansin Brown, Tina, Tish Bell, Tonilee, Vanessa Boyawa, Valerie Mower, Valentine, Vashti Waite, Willow-Simone, Y.K. Tang., Yin Gui Zhang, Zara Huband, Zoe, Zora Alexander, Anonymous
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