Festival: Women and War

04 July 2016 to 31 July 2016


Women and War is a month-long multi-discipline festival documenting,exploring and giving voice to the experiences of women from across the centuries and the world before, during and after war.

Featuring a broad range of projects, either by or featuring women, the festival presents a female perspective on extreme situations and their aftermath. There will be music, theatre, comedy, poetry, photography, art, an installation and three films. At the heart of the festival are sixteen very different theatre presentations. 

BAAG is proud to sponsor the Afghanistan Day, on 22nd July. Heidi Kingstone, a leading foreign correspondent who has covered stories on human rights issues, conflict and politics and reporting from places as diverse as Afghanistan, Sudan, Iraq, Bangladesh, Mali, Darfur and the Middle East, will discuss her first book, Dispatches from the Kabul Café, published by Advance Editions (2014). This memoir of her time reporting from Afghanistan covers a four year period, from 2007-2011. There will be actor read excerpts from her book, followed by an ‘In Conversation With’ session. www.heidikingstone.com. Also appearingthe renowned author Ahmed Rashid.

More details of the festival events can be found on the Women and War website

Venue: The So and So Arts Club, 6 Frederick's Place, London EC2R 8AB.