Pride and Prejudice* (*Sort Of)

Bristol Old Vic, Opening Press Night Thursday 12 Sept, 7pm. Blog and photograph by Marcia Walker Bristol Women’s Voice Jane Austen, author of Pride and Prejudice, captivated her principled readers in Regency England over two hundred years ago with her opening line, “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a […]

Anorexia Awareness with Leah Newton

Anorexia Awareness with Leah Newton  by Emma Carey Anorexia, the literal skeleton in the closest. An eating disorder that is well known, but often misunderstood. Leah Newton has been fearlessly sharing her story, contacting The Bristol Post and starting a campaign to raise awareness. After spending eight months at Marlborough Cotswold House for disordered eating, […]

IWD 2019 Programme

The Bristol Women’s Voice 2019 Programme is here! Click here to download the PDF. Bristol Women’s Voice’s annual International Women’s Day event will return to City Hall on Saturday 2 March 2019, 11 – 5.30pm. Join us for a free programme of exciting, diverse and informative events celebrating the wonderful women of Bristol. In partnership […]

Women in Business: Floriography And Healing Spaces CIC

Report and photograph by BWV reporter Marcia Walker Five years ago, Floriography by Vera Fallacy, which is a sole trader and the Healing Spaces CIC began both a challenging and inspirational journey into the ‘language of flowers’, healing and wellbeing. Vera was born at her parent’s independent fruit and veg business on Church Road, Bristol, […]

Women in Business: At The Well Café & Laundrette

Report and Photograph by Marcia Walker, BWV Reporter Set up in 2012, The ‘At The Well Café & Laundrette’ is in the heart of cultural Stokes Croft Bristol. It was the original idea of Ellen, one of the three professional, hardworking, independent women and sisters who run this visionary ‘community hub’, along with their valued […]

Sarah Guppy: The Bridge, The Bed, The Truth

An Audience with Sarah Guppy (1770-1852) – designer, inventor, engineer and housewife was performed by local Bristol actor and performer Kim Hicks as a one woman show in lecture format. Researched and written by local Bristol writer and producer Sheila Hannon of Show of Strength Theatre Company, the play was performed engagingly with humour at […]

Black Women 100

On Sunday 7th October, Bristol Women’s Voice put on a fabulous event to celebrate the contributions of Black women to Suffrage, hosted at the Arnolfini. Black Women 100 had a fantastic line-up of inspirational performances and thought-provoking talks, which sought to shine a light on the stories of Black women’s activism, that have often not […]