Vulvas In/Formation: with Emma Rees, Elliott Watson and Lynn Enright
*** IMPORTANT UPDATE ***Unfortunately, for personal reasons, Lynn Enright is no longer able to take part in the Vulvas In/Formation panel. She has very kindly donated TWO copies of her awesome book Vagina: A Re-Education as raffle prizes, and is very sorry to let you down.I am VERY happy to announce that Sarah Creed, curator at The Vagina Museum, will be speaking in her place! It’s an absolute pleasure to have Sarah come and speak to us in Winchester before the museum open its doors to the public on 16th November!
VULVAS IN / FORMATION: with Emma Rees, Elliott Watson and Lynn Enright in conversationFeaturing a screening of Watson’s award winning 2019 short film ‘Vulva’
A panel of leading voices in gender politics will explore myths and misinformation, truths and taboos, personal and political, the shame and secrecy surrounding women’s bodies, and why this is still important to discuss in 2019.
Emma Rees is Professor of Literature and Gender Studies at the University of Chester, and Director of the Institute of Gender Studies. She has written extensively about gender and representation, notably in her book ‘The Vagina: A Literary and Cultural History’.
Elliott Watson is the director and producer of several award winning documentaries. He focusses his attention on gender as a construct in modern times. His latest film, ‘Vulva’, explores the paradigms of beauty in the western world.
Sarah is a curator and exhibitions manager with over 10 years experience working in a variety of museums and galleries throughout the UK, including Tate Liverpool, the British Museum and Museum of London and is driven to make cultural content accessible for all. An LGBTQ+ advocate and proud feminist, Sarah’s move to the Vagina Museum in September 2019 saw her merge her lengthy professional experience with her passion for open and honest discussion surrounding sexual health, reproductive rights and gynaecology. Sarah is the Curator for the museum, leading on the research and content creation for the exhibitions programme.
1 hour talk and film screening, followed by opportunity for audience discussion.
Please bring items for The Homeless Period if you are able.