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  • Rebels in the Archive – podcast

    On International Women’s Day 2017 I was invited to speak at the British Library about feminism and archives. Other panel members were Jill Liddington, Abi Morgan and Heidi Safia Mirza and the session was chaired by Margaretta Jolly. It was lovely event and a fascinating discussion and I feel very honoured to have been part…

  • Les Diaboliques tour comes to an end…

    The Les Diaboliques tore through the country last week. The experience of watching Maggie Nicols, Joëlle Léandre and Irène Schweizer perform together for four nights in a row was totally thrilling. It made me think a lot about circuits, improvisation and practices-politics-poetics of diabolical relations. I feel so lucky to have had the opportunity to work…

  • CFP Learning, Transforming, Technique III: Going Deeper, 7-10 April 2017

    Learning, Transforming, Technique III: Going Deeper Melin Dolwion, Drefach Felindre 7-10 April 2017 In April 2015 and 2016 Create-Ahh organised an experimental event where educators, scholars, performers and activists came together to share and try out new learning techniques. Both events created a uniquely generous and supportive environment that enabled participants to explore how we…

  • Les Diaboliques – November 2016 UK Tour

    I am organising a tour this November for feminist free improvisation pioneers Les Diaboliques: Scottish vocalist Maggie Nicols, French bassist Joëlle Léandre and Swiss pianist Irène Schweizer. Schweizer and Nicols were members of the iconic Feminist Improvising Group (FIG) and performed with Léandre in the European Women’s Improvising Group. They formed Les Diaboliques in 1990.…

  • Wages for Digital Labour

    The text below was written for Wages for Digital Labour Day which is taking place as part of Emergenc(i)es on Saturday 11 June at the Trinity Centre, Bristol. *** Wages for Digital Labour re-appropriates the rallying cry and theoretical backbone of Wages for Housework, an important 20th century, internationalist feminist movement. Wages for Housework wrote…

  • Emergenc(i)es – Info

    Emergenc(i)es   6-17 June 2016, Trinity Centre, Trinity Rd, Bristol, BS2 0NW.   Two weeks of workshops, screenings, performances, thinking, art and discussions will create time and space to diagnose, explore and understand the world we live in. The full, and up to date programme, can be accessed here.   All sessions at Emergenc(i)es are free to attend,…

  • News Update!

    I had some exciting news last week. Arts Council granted funding to support a tour of free improvisation trio Les Diaboliques in November 2016. As part of the project I will also create an archival blog that will include scans of material from the artists’ archives. This will be launched end of June. Full details…

  • Emergenc(i)es – 6-17 June 2016

    Emergenc(i)es Control and Calculation : Inheriting Liberation : Improvised Publics 6-17 June 2016, Trinity Centre, Trinity Rd, Bristol, Avon BS2 0NW Emergenc(i)es will explore how the emergence of alternative social possibilities has become an emergency in our current historical moment. Performance, education activities, visual art, screenings, installations, workshops and a library-cum-pharmacy will examine how we…