Founded in 2012, Dreadnought South West is an organisation that connects individuals and communities – through the telling and keeping of great and courageous stories about women that have lain undiscovered and often untold.
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.
We do this by working collaboratively with artists, historians, singers, songwriters, writers, actors, designers, journalists, producers, directors, dancers, choreographers, administrators, curators, facilitators and more. Our partners and supporters include arts based and non-arts based organisations, groups and individuals.
Our first major project in 2013 celebrated and marked the centenary of The Great 1913 Women’s Suffrage Pilgrimage and asked, ‘What is important to women today’? We toured a new play, ‘Oxygen’, performing at over 20 of the original stopping places along the South West route of the original Pilgrimage between Land’s End, Cornwall and Hyde Park, London (Previous Projects >)
DSWA is an unincorporated organisation with a Management Committee, two Lead Artists, a growing number of Associate Artists and a range of exciting partners.