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Rebellious Sounds: Exploring 100 Years of women's activism in the South West
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Founded in October 2012, Dreadnought South West (DSW) is an organisation that connects individuals and communities through telling great and courageous stories about women.
Our aim is to be a platform for bold, high-quality, arts and heritage work that inspires, educates and raises awareness of these stories throughout the South West and beyond. Read more >
Our first major project in 2013 celebrated and marked the centenary of The Great 1913 Women’s Suffrage Pilgrimage throughout the SW with a new play Oxygen, asking “What is important to women today?”. There were many arts and heritage waymarker projects by communities along the route as we toured the theatre show. Read more >
In 2015 we went on the road to develop a new play The Orchard as part of our Rebellious Sounds Roadshow. Here we connected with a range of SW communities to listen in to their responses to our artistic work. Read more >
We have been developing our new play The Orchard in 2016 and will be sharing the new work at the Calm Down Dear Festival at Exeter Bikeshed Theatre on the 4th of October. Click on this link for more information: Read more >