Event title:

Tea-Time Talk - 'Crossing the Line: Women in Rugby League 1950s – present day.'

Event details

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
18:30 - 20:30
Wilberforce LT2
Workshop size:

Event description

'Crossing the Line: Women in Rugby League 1950s – present day.' 

Speaker: Dr Sarah Jane Dickenson


I will share the thinking behind a current project I’m working on which focuses on the experience of women in rugby league in the North of England and beyond. Capturing, sharing and protecting this unique cultural heritage will ensure future generations involved in rugby league can recognise the input by women into the sport which is largely hidden at present. An innovative, multi layered interdisciplinary arts project which explores the relationships between playwriting, curating, autobiography and memory. The aim of this project is to engage marginalised groups who are in danger of losing their biography and to engender a sense of community so not only current biographies are shared but also evolving and future biographies in a creative community context.

Most importantly this project takes theatre and a variety of inter active workshops into communities and spaces with little history of engagement with the arts. Furthermore, it takes the community creative responses to the art work into theatre spaces, history centres and museums.

About Dr Dickenson: 

Dr Sarah Jane Dickenson works as a playwright-researcher.  Her work has been produced in a variety of settings from theatres, community centres, schools and prisons, working extensively with large and small casts in participatory and community settings.


Cost: Free Admission – All welcome but booking is required in order to guarantee a place and to enable us to ensure we have an adequately sized room booked for the session. 

Enquiries:  Jackie McAndrew - Monday to Weds - OpenCampus work days. 

Email: opencampus@hull.ac.uk

Telephone: 01482 466585

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