Where: Ferens Studio, Ferens Art Gallery, Queen Victoria Square, Hull, HU1 3RA
When: March 11, 4pm.
Blazon’s Icons is presented by Heads Up Festival as part of Women of the World (WOW) Festival, Hull
“This is our story.
It’s not about them.
It’s not about then.
It’s about what we do now.”
The world has changed. The future is uncertain and nothing has been learned from the past. Grown out of the chaos is a tribe led by four warrior sisters. Displaced through war, the tribe settle where they can – until outsiders interfere. How will they carve out their own stories before they are twisted by the words of others? How does the tribe survive when each of the sisters meets her greatest challenge yet?
A bold modern re-telling of the Amazon warrior myths, ICONS pieces these fractured stories together to re-build an extraordinary timeless world of sisters, survivors and strength.
Directed by Rachel Bagshaw
Co-created with Laura Martin-Simpson
Produced by No Ordinary Experience
Icons is supported by Arts Council England. The script was developed with support from the Peggy Ramsay Foundation & Open University.
Women of the World Festival
WOW HULL takes place over the weekend of 10 – 12 March 2017, inviting women, men, girls & boys to pose the question, why is gender equality taking so long to achieve?
WOW HULL is part of the global movement of festivals founded by Jude Kelly, Artistic Director of London’s Southbank Centre,. Taking inspiration from the conversations with the city’s women, WOW HULL features talks, music, comedy, debate and performance to celebrate International Womens Day.