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100 years after the Suffragette campaign saw its first major victory, Newcastle’s Alphabetti Theatre are celebrating the centenary of female enfranchisement with a series of shows affectionately titled Women Are Mint, and we couldn’t agree more with the sentiment.

The focus of these part-gig, part-conversations is women’s voices in the North East, investigating the difficulties women have faced and overcome throughout this region’s history. The series launched in mid-May (with the frankly awesome jazz pop musician Martha Hill, who also hosts the following events), and the talent remains reliably high for the June line-ups.

First up on Friday 1st is Jayne Dent, best know for her electronic music project Me Lost Me (I Lost My); think folk tales and traditional ballads, but with the technological advancements of vocal loops. She’ll be followed by Ruth Patterson on Friday 8th, Ruth continues to battle with chronic arthritis and remains a force to be reckoned with as vocalist and violinist in raucous folk blues band Holy Moly & The Crackers. A week later on Friday 15th June Ceitidh Mac, vocalist and cello player, will perform some of her warming folk-inspired music.


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