Hear Me Roar is a festival of feminist arts which happens in Lancaster.
Piloted in 2015 through Lancaster Arts City’s First Friday programme, the festival brought together 40 artists, 150 participants and 1,000 audience members over the course of a weekend.
In 2016, Hear Me Roar will to start on International Women’s Day and conclude on 13th March.
We believe that at this moment in time a contemporary feminist arts festival, bringing together diverse communities and ideas, provides a powerful platform to instigate positive social change by promoting intergenerational dialogue understanding and cooperation, between feminists past, present and future.
The theme for Hear Me Roar in 2016 will be Ages, Stages, Phases. This curatorial strategy embraces feminism as a plural movement, recognising that challenges around gender equality differ through time, both in the historical sense, and for different age groups but acknowledging the possibilities for common ground.
Hear Me Roar is produced by Leo Burtin in association with a dedicated steering committee, with support from Making Room.
Marketing Management & Audience Development by Jake Orr for Making Room.