Newsletter: Summer 2015

 

What is Miss Represented?

 

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival’s Miss Represented project operates as an arts collective working with vulnerable young women who are navigating difficult life situations and are considered at risk.

 

Using a multi-disciplinary applied arts approach as a vehicle for exploration and expression, we investigate issues around domestic abuse, sex and consent, media representations of women and female empowerment, relationships, pressures and power within our communities, self worth and identity. There is also an emphasis on the ‘future self’ with pathways to further education, employment or apprenticeships.

 

This safe environment enables us to deliver tailor made projects resulting in exhibitions, events or performances of high artistic quality.

 

Miss Represented creates work with Plan B

Last December, Miss Represented had the opportunity to meet and create work with multi-award winning artist Plan B, an English rapper, songwriter, actor and film director from Forest Gate, London.

 

Plan B first emerged as a hip-hop artist, releasing his critically acclaimed debut album Who Needs Actions When You Got Words in 2006. 

 

The girls spent a fantastic day in the studio with the artist, devising the lyrics and melody of a song, practicing their performance and getting an insight into music production.

 

In only a day, the girls and Plan B recorded an emotive song together that can be heard here

 

You are invited to our new show: Home:Life

Miss Represented has created a powerful new performance and we invite you to see, hear and experience life through the eyes of these extraordinary young women from a fresh and powerful new perspective.

 

With intriguing installation and live performance, we explore Home and all it may, or may not encompass. Mixing political and social commentary with personal explorations, we investigate the challenges of being young and having to navigate through tricky systems of housing, social care & benefits - systems that can help but also hinder.

 

What constitutes power and who should have it? Does everyone deserve a second chance? How do we manage our emotions and what does it take to reach from negative to positive thought and intention, especially when it feels like the world is judging?

 

Performance details:

 

Created and performed by young people, the show is for adults and young people aged 13+. 

 

Brighton Dome, Studio Theatre

Thurs 23 July, 7.30pm

Fri 24 and Sat 25 July, 3pm and 7.30pm

£5/ £3

Book early to avoid disappointment – limited capacity.

 

We hope that a diverse audience can appreciate the performance and we welcome groups of young people who may share some of these experiences. 

Please contact rebecca.fidler@brightondome.org / 01273260831 if you work with groups of young people but cannot access this performance due to financial constraints.

 

Quote from a previous audience member:

 'I cannot believe how much you have achieved in only ten weeks. This is one of the most positive experiences of my 25 year career with young people. Amazing to see the thoughts and beliefs of strong, artistic, intelligent and powerful young women. Thank you. Wish you could get your messages across to more young women / men (and some not so young!). FANTASTIC. (YOS Manager and mother of teenage girl)'

 

Get in touch!

Please contact Rebecca Fidler for more information on the Miss Represented project: rebecca.fidler@brightondome.org / 0127326083