From ‘baggage’ to ‘biddy’ - Littleport group to launch workshops to explore the history of ‘women’

The Field Theatre Group will explore the meanings of ‘women’ in their upcoming workshops. Picture: T

The Field Theatre Group will explore the meanings of ‘women’ in their upcoming workshops. Picture: THE FIELD THEATRE GROUP - Credit: Archant

From ‘baggage’ to ‘biddy’, there is a long list of potentially sexist definitions for the term ‘women’, but how did they all come about? That’s what a Littleport group will be finding out.

The Field Theatre Group are launching a series of informative community workshops named ‘Bluestocking to Bimbos’, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund to try and examine why, when and where these issues came from.

Workshop leaders will also look at the history of these definitions, where participants can create artwork to illustrate the layers of meanings these names have acquired over time.

The artwork will be recognised at a touring exhibition to launch at the Haddenham Arts Centre this Autumn.

A Field Theatre Group spokeswoman said: “You don’t have to be a historian to take part in these workshop sessions. They are free and open to all, regardless of age, experience or background.


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“We are looking forward to investigating these issues with members of the wider community.”

For more information and to book your place, email thefieldtheatregroup@hotmail.co.uk.

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