Occupy the Airwaves 2018 blog

Occupy the Airwaves 2018 – Sewing for Peace Blanket made:

Above is a blanket for peace, knitted throughout the day as people dropped in and joined us as we ‘occupied the airwaves’ on Exeter’s Phonic FM.  It was a great space for conversation and contemplation and Dreadnought South West Trustee Anne Barnes was instrumental in leading on this throughout the day.  Thanks goes out to the two women who went away and knitted more squares.  

A new development for us was having work exhibited throughout the day from all the women who took part in our Rebellious Threads programme of work led by artist Kerrie Seymour.  To find out more about this project click on this link

It was amazing to see all the different craft and art work in the space and it really helped generate an atmosphere and a buzz all day.  Thank you to all the women who exhibited and joined us on the day.  There is a Rebellious Threads Exhibition Blog page here

We also had on display our Rebellious Sounds Banner which will be touring with the Rebellious Sounds Archive and The Cause across 2018.  To find out more about the banner making project please click here


We were joined by WREN music not only in the studio, but also by a larger choir of women in the Workshop space at Exeter Phoenix, where they shared a range of songs from their Herstory project. Thanks to WREN for being part of the day. You can find out more about their work here: www.wrenmusic.co.uk

Activism was very much on our minds throughout the day as so many of the programmes considered what it meant to be an activist, and different forms and ways that women actively seek to make social change.  

We are very much looking forward to hearing the programmes again. Thank you to all who got involved and to all who listened in. It was a brilliant day. Thank you.