She has travelled a long way, gathering the stories of women on her journey across the world. She is here to explore the city, learn about the dreams and struggles of the women – past and present – who have contributed to the story of Hull and to meet a younger version of herself. These giants will be accompanied by the beautiful bird of Freedom, representing an eternal dream of equality, she will walk through the streets meeting people as she does, and with the spirit of community and strength of Hull, we will all RISE together!
Inspired by the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, this large-scale processional performance celebrates and meets local and global stories of women and their continuing struggle for equality and human rights.
Following a performance at the Greenwich and Docklands International Festival, and adapted for Freedom Festival 2018, her journey continues to Hull.
This project and it’s programme of engagement is in partnership with Back to Ours.