Here Catherine Grosvenor reflects on her day at the Celebrate Muslim Women Writers event at Glasgow Women’s Library last month. Catherine worked with the women writers as dramaturg and at the performed readings at the Library. It was an uplifting, celebratory and thoughtful day as you will read…
On 29 September Glasgow Women’s Library hosted a lively and inspiring afternoon of spoken word and performance by emerging Muslim women writers exploring the theme of relationships. The event was led by Sheffield University Storying Relationships Project and it comprised of a series of lively conversations with acclaimed Muslim women writers including Safina Mazhar, Sara Shaarawi and Sufiya Ahmed followed by readings of their scripts.
Stellar Quines were pleased to support this event and Catherine, our Creative Learning Associate, helped with dramaturgy on the scripts before the event and was part of the team on the day. Read more
If you could write a letter to your period, what would you say? Would you tell it how great it is? Would you beg it to stop? Or show up? Do you have some questions for it that you’re too embarrassed to ask anyone else?
Introducing the first film in the Letters to… series produced by Stellar Quines.
Each film is a letter to someone or something that has affected the writer’s life. This first theme was to a woman who was an activist, a feminist, and inspired change and hope.
Stellar Quines are delighted to be providing creative support to the development of The Network’s new Fringe production Propeller, directed by Caitlin Skinner (Village Pub Theatre, Sanitised, Woke). The Network was first formed in 2017 and is part of Scottish Drama Training Network.
Tomorrow, 28 June, is the final day to submit your Letters to…a Woman Who Brings Me Hope in the Dark
Don’t miss being part of the first edition of Letters to… in which we celebrate our support of the Scottish Drama Training Network’s upcoming Fringe production Propeller, by The Network Ensemble, directed by Caitlin Skinner. Read more
Letters to… is a quarterly writing opportunity where we invite you to write a letter in response to a theme. We choose one which is then performed by a professional actor, filmed and shared on Stellar Quines’ website and social media.
Letter to…the Woman in Charge
Our next creative writing project is
Catherine Grosvenor, Creative Learning Associate at Stellar Quines is working with the Scottish Drama Training Network on their Ensemble Project that will perform at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Recently, Catherine went to Aberdeen to provide dramaturgical assistance. Read more
YTAS Convention of Youth Theatre
I am just back from a brilliant two days at the YTAS Convention on Youth Drama. I met some amazing people, heard about all kinds of interesting projects involving theatre and young people, took part in stimulating conversations about values and ethics and ways of working,
Here at Stellar Quines, we are all about inspiring excellence in girls and women. And what better way to do that than to work with the excellent and inspiring Caitlin Skinner? This Fringe 2018, Caitlin is going to be working with an as-yet-unformed ensemble of actors drawn from the graduating
Stellar Quines’ creative learning work aims to empower and inspire girls and women. We want to encourage a wide ranger of people to get involved with theatre; explore ways of making theatre relevant and exciting to more people; and enable people to have fun expressing themselves creatively.
Current projects include:
Creative Learning Associate
My job is to work with people from all kinds of backgrounds to explore ways of using their voices creatively. I run a range of projects to enable women and girls to access the arts, whether that’s going to the theatre for the first time, writing a play or putting on a public poetry reading. Read more
- NEW OPPORTUNITY – M*****classes Sound Design workshop announced today
- Stellar Quines supported 74 women in 2018 and aim to support more in 2019.
- Call out for submission for the third in our Letters To… series, with Letters to the Woman in Charge.
- Stellar Quines & Citizens Theatre announce Fibres, new play by Frances Poet for 2019.
- Terra Incognita & Stellar Quines host final event in from her to her exhibition