Exeter Respect Festival


Michelle Ridings (Associate Artist of DSW), Natalie McGrath (Co-DIrector), Kathy Norris (Trustee) and Josie Sutcliffe (Co-Director).

This is our second time having a stall at Exeter Respect Festival in 2016.  

It has been a great way to be part of the diversity of Exeter and beyond, and a way of sharing and celebrating this.  Dreadnought has been really excited to be part of this festival.  It has been such a brilliant way of meeting new people and letting them know about the work that we do.  It has also enabled us to find out about the many wonderful organisations, communities, individuals and ventures happening in the city.  

We have loved sharing the story of the women who walked on the pilgrimage in 1913 to hundreds of people, thanks to being part of Exeter Respect Festival.  It means a lot to us the be able to continue to share this still, little known piece of glorious women’s history and endeavour here in the South West with as many people as possible.  We never tire of it!

Thanks to everyone who came and spoke to us and to those who shared their stories of activism.  We will be in touch and look forward to meeting you again in the future.  

Find out more about Exeter Respect here: www.exeter-respect.org

Next year’s festival weekend dates are 3rd & 4th June, 2017.  Put it in the diary now!  Exeter Respect will be 20 years old next year and expect more from Dreadnought and the team at the festival to celebrate this.


Nat McGrath, Josie Sutcliffe with Dreadnought Trustee’s Carolyn Purslow and Fee Scott