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Sat 15th Jun
Women Out West Festival
@ Market Hall, Egremont
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Women Out West Festival: Connie Lush And Blues Shouter + Judith Jones Band + Black Wolf Run
Women Out West Festival is the brainchild of Cumbrian musician and singer/songwriter Judith Jones. After watching a DVD of Lilith Fair the female artist concert series and travelling music festival founded by Sarah McLachlan in North America, Judith was inspired to create a UK based equivalent. The purpose of the festival is to encourage women to find their voice in the arts, and not to conform to current media stereotypes of artistes, especially musicians and singers. We hope the festival will provide role models and inspiration which will encourage women of all ages to explore their own creativity. Whether it is through learning to play an instrument, writing poetry or becoming involved in painting or photography.
The festival will appeal to a wide cross section of the community, as there will be poetry, music and songwriting workshops and art exhibitions and competitions, as well as art and craft stalls.
At Florence Arts Centre there will be lots of entertainment for the family including Magical Mel and her Relax kids fairy workshops, Wild Zucchinis Food stall, poetry, singing, drawing and music workshops, Qigong and Shamanic Therapeutic Healing workshops and art exhibitions and sculptors from around the county. There will also be a variety of trade stalls.
Egremont Market Hall includes the unique ‘Goddess Village’ where local therapists will be offering taster sessions in Indian Head Massage, back and shoulder massages and aromatherapy and homeopathic remedies. There will also be a variety of stalls offering delights as diverse as handmade soaps and oils, and a local hairdresser will even be offering “feather hair extensions”.
Visit www.womenoutwest.co.uk for more information.
Image © Connie Lush
Blues and soul diva voted the UK's No 1 female blues vocalist by BluePrint magazine. Her band consists of John Lewis (guitar), Terry Harris (bass) and Carl Woodward (drums). Raunchy blues singer Connie Lush delivers a powerful mix of bare knuckle r&b, soul anthems and blues ballads.
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Judith Jones Band have a strong American influence and a healthy fan base to prove it.
Warmly received on a recent road odyssey across America, Judith sang in small blues clubs, outdoors venues and at the world famous Nashville of the North,Buck Lake Ranch in Indiana, and at the huge southern hospitality event.(other artistes that have graced the stage include Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, and the King: Elvis Presley).
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Venue: Market Hall
CA22 2DF 54.483601, -3.528610