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Rebellious Sounds brings archive of women’s activism stories to Frome Library

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The nationally praised Rebellious Sounds Archive (RSA) touring listening booth will be exhibiting at Frome Library Between 7th – 22nd May.  

Housing the first oral archive of activism stories from women across the South West, the Rebellious Sounds Archive listening booth gives women’s voices the prominence they deserve. Set to engage and educate people from all walks of life about the importance and impact that women have as change-makers, the archive invites everyone to be part of this memorable exhibition.

Carmen Talbot, RSA project coordinator said, “The Listening Booth has been touring the South West since February last year and has successfully collected 44   activism stories relating to BAME, LGBTQ+, disability, gender and racial equality, legislation, democracy, employment rights and many more diverse topics.”  

The collection features stories from local Ashbrittle singer Avril Silk who talks about her role in the Just Women magazine and the power of positive female networks, and Elizabeth Marchant from Salisbury who discusses her involvement in protesting against weapons, working with CND and the Greenham Common women.    

 The Rebellious Sounds Archive and the Listening Booth provide a unique experience to inspire conversations and different perspectives, asking the question ‘What does activism mean to you?’  

The Heritage Lottery funded project is created by Dreadnought South West whose charitable purpose is to advance the education of the public, and in particular but not exclusively women and girls, in the role of women in society from both an historical and modern-day perspective. 

To find out how to add your story to the archive contact carment.dread noughtsw@gmail.com and for more information including tour dates visit www.dreadnoughtsouthwest.org.uk or follow on Instagram @rebellious soundsarchive.

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