Workshops to empower women at Jacksons Lane

A previous show at the iconic theatre. Photo: PR
Highgate’s Grade-II listed theatre has been awarded a sizeable grant from the Tampon Tax Fund. One of seventy organisations to receive a chunk of the £12 million pledged by the government to compensate for the tax on sanitary products, the venue has initiated a project aimed at women over 55.

Over the course of the next three years, fund money will be pumped into the Women Rise project, which sees a series of theatre workshops held in sheltered housing schemes and community spaces across north London.

The aim is to reduce isolation, increase mental and physical well-being and raise awareness of women’s services in the area.

Imposing: Jacksons Lane has been a theatre and cultural space since 1975. Photo: JL
“We all know that reporting rates of domestic violence are far too low,” says the venue’s Stuart Cox. “We believe that this figure is lower still amongst women in this age bracket.” It is hoped that the workshops will empower women, arming them with the knowledge, awareness and support network they need to liberate themselves.

Alongside this, the scheme will also be hosting a range of well-being activities aimed at bringing women together, including outdoor walks, museum visits, yoga and circus workshops.

This is box title
More info here. 269A Archway Rd, N6
  • Show Comments (0)

Ads

You May Also Like

Local Hero?

Gospel Oak boy Benjamin Garfield dropped us a line the other day about ‘Benches’, ...

Howl 2.0 at Roundhouse: Why we chose to re-imagine the poem for 2014

The founder of spoken word collective Poejazzi tells us why he's bringing back Allen ...

Meet the four young stars of Spit & Polish

We get the lowdown on the new monthly spoken word night at Kentish Town's ...