HeForShe At VAULT Festival

This year VAULT is proud to be a signature partner of HeForShe Arts Week 2018. Through several unique events, VAULT participants are helping HeForShe achieve their goals.

Please read on for more information about our panel discussion What Actually Helps?, a theatre programme from A Night Of Small Things and party time with HeForShe and ThisIsWIRED Presents…. Performances of Boots and Foreign Body are also in support of HeForShe.

We’ve set up some incredible offers for anyone catching more than one of these special events. All proceeds from these events go towards supporting UN Women’s initiatives across the world. Help us support HeForShe by joining us underground to bring about global change for women and girls.

Save £8 when booking both HeForShe: What Actually Helps? and HeForShe & ThisIsWIRED Presents…
Save £6 when booking both HeForShe: What Actually Helps? and A Night of Small Things for #HeForShe
Save £8 when booking both HeForShe: What Actually Helps? and BOOTS (Friday, 9th performance only).

What Actually Helps?

6.10pm, 9th March. Book Now.

How can we engage a male audience to inspire a change of culture that can help bring attitudes towards women and gender equality into the 21st century?

Panel Discussion featuring ROBERT WEBB alongside SOPHIE WALKER (Women’s Equality Party), CHI ONWURAH MP (Labour Shadow Secretary for Industrial Strategy) & DAVID BROCKWAY (Green Men Initiative).
Opening Remarks by LAURA HAYNES, Chair of UN Women
Chaired by: Gillian Orr, Content Director of Refinery29

Join us as we discuss how men, women, businesses, organisations and those who find themselves in positions of power can help enable change by highlighting how we can break damaging behavioural habits and take steps to alter negative attitudes towards women.

This is a fundraising event.All proceeds go to UN Initiatives Worldwide.

HeForShe and ThisIsWIRED... Present

10.30pm, 9th March. Book Now.

Looking for wild nights full of love, laughter and seriously good music? Well on March 9th, ThisisWIRED joins forces with women’s charity HeForShe at VAULT Festival for an incredible line up to celebrate a night of wonder, women and wicked music!

Book Now.

Catch Jamz Supernova (1Xtra) Etta Bond & Melle Brown (REPREZENT) AND MORE! Plus talks, spoken word and poetry from the members of the online BOSSY community. Got something to give? GET INVOLVED!

All money raised will go to the fantastic charity UN Women NC UK to support gender equality, and with live music, DJs and immersive experiences throughout, this is one night you won’t want to stay in!

Stay tuned for more announcements @thisisiwired

Born on beat to the creative pulse of London’s east end, ThisisWIRED (TIW) now a decade older, wiser and sassier, still with more years in front than behind it has become one of the finest live nights in the city. With a strong cult following and a history peppered with some of the fastest-growing names in music, the ethos remains the same; to fly the flag of musical freedom.

VAULT Festival is committed to changing the landscape of live events, and to banish the inequality that has run through the heart of theatre, music and the arts for too long. That’s why we’re a signature partner of UN Women NC UK’s HeForShe Arts Week Campaign.

“Art both reflects and influences culture; in partnership with artists and art institutions, HeForShe can evolve the behaviours, norms and perceptions that shape our cultural view of gender.”

UN Women, the United Nations organisation dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women, is proud to present HeForShe Arts Week.

Join us for this signature event in one of the most atmospheric venues in central London, and help us change the world for the better.

All profits of this night go directly to UN Women NC UK.

A Night Of Small Things

1.40pm, 10th March. Book Now.

Small Things Theatre presents a very special Night Of Small Things in aid of UN Women’s HeForShe campaign. Book Now.

Full of fun, frivolity and fearless talent, showcasing some of the best poets, playwrights, performers, musicians and comedians, A Night Of Small Things is London’s finest variety night. And this time it’s using the arts to put a spotlight on gender equality and female empowerment. Come join us for a series of stand ups, intimate musical sets, pint sized sections of poetry and short gems of theatrical brilliance all providing their unique insight into how we shift culture, raise awareness and create real change for girls and women all over the world. Proceeds from the night will go to UN Women’s countless projects worldwide.


19:25, 7 – 11 March. Book Now.

Butcher & Dee and Small Things Theatre present a new play by Jessica Butcher and Sacha Voit. Book Now.

Femfresh and Forests. An arson, a mystery, and an unexpected friendship.

When it looks like Fred Astaire has burnt down Boots the chemist, Willow (Tanya Loretta Dee) knows that something is seriously afoot. She braves the wilds of Lynx Africa, talking trees, and infertility to find an unlikely friend in Liz (Illona Linthwaite) as she tracks down the truth. BOOTS is a new play about ending the silence that would keep even Ginger Rogers on her toes.

A funny, heartbreaking adventure through forests, friendship and FemFresh that reveals the loneliness of age and the power of Mother Nature.

Bring your advantage card.

BOOTS, by Jessica Butcher and Sacha Voit, features an original sound score by Jack Wyllie of Portico Quartet, and set design by well known street artist Louis Masai. Directed by Lucy Wray (Resident Director, Almeida 2018).

Foreign Body

18:00, 7 – 11 Mar. Book Now.

1 in 3 of our women have survived sexual violence. We are all affected. We are all responsible.

Foreign Body is the beautifully crafted debut solo show by Imogen Butler-Cole about hope, healing and forgiveness after sexual assault. Uniquely told from the perspective of the survivor and perpetrator of the same assault and including the testimonies of 8 other survivors, Foreign Body is a brave, liberating and life-affirming story. It uses a charged combination of verbatim, physical theatre and a stunning original soundtrack.

The play aims to destigmatise dialogue around sexual violence and offers opportunities for audience members to explore the play’s themes through post show Q&As alongside representatives of women’s rights organisations.

Foreign Body premiered at Southbank Centre WOW Festival in March 2017 and then toured the UK and to Dhaka, Bangladesh. The show had a sell-out run at Soho Theatre in August 2017.

About HeForShe

“Our ambition is to remove the social and cultural barriers that prevent women and girls from achieving their potential.”

HeForShe was launched in 2015 by Un Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and UN Women Global Ambassador Emma Watson, with the aim of engaging men and boys in conversation and encouraging the entire population to take action for equality now.

HeForShe Arts Week, London

HeForShe is partnering with the Arts to raise awareness and create real change for women and girls all over the world. We know that to do that, we have to shift culture, so we are drawing on the power of the Arts to help shape our view of gender and evolve behaviour.

VAULT Festival is a committed supporter of equality in the arts and beyond, and our proud to be a signature partner of the HeForShe Arts Week.

For more information, please visit: www.HeForSheArtsWeek.org

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