A special conference to support and empower the women of Frome
Women inspiring women – in business, in art, in life
We will start the day at with Mojo Moves warming us up
Jen Gale (Speaker)
Jen is ordinary, knackered mum of two whose life changed when she dragged and cajoled the family into a year buying nothing new. The family are still (just about) talking to her and they live in Wiltshire where Jen writes and podcasts about all things Sustainable(ish) and is the author of The Sustainable(ish) Living Guide.
The panel is chaired by Anita Collier, Deputy Mayor of Frome and is made up of local and inspiring women, each with a different story which will inspire the attendees. Featured on the panel will be: Rhiannon Swannell from Maverick Mums Rhiannon is the founder of Maverick Mums and is inspiring women to join her on an African adventure which supports and empowers mums to step away from their ordinary lives. Pauline Davey Pauline is currently President of Frome Chamber of Commerce. She has been involved with the Chamber for several years, helping with membership, admin, PR and website support. She also offers freelance PR consultancy. Sam Evans Sam Evans is the owner of the Walled Garden Nursery in Mells, a new community plant nursery established in 2019 aimed at improving the health and well-being of those experiencing loneliness and isolation. Helen Rochfort Helen currently runs POP! on Cheap Street but began her journey by running her own international fashion brand which designed and produced unique accessories featured across the press and worn by celebrities.
Women over 50 film festival – Celebrating the work of older women, on both sides of the camera. The organisers are especially thrilled that this year they have the ‘Women over 50 Film Festival’ (WOFFF) as an exciting addition to the conference. Created by Nuala O’Sullivan, the film festival champions and showcases the work of older women on screen and behind the camera. WOFFF addresses the ageism and sexism many women face in the film industry and believes inclusive spaces to watch films together and conversations between generations of women can help make older and younger women feel less isolated and feel more connected. This will be followed by a Q&A with film producer Thomasina Gibson.
Lizzie Boyle is Director, SE2 Ltd, and Frome Town Councillor and a published writer and editor of comics and fiction. Her interctive Gender Bias Bingo will identify bias and ask what we can all do to ensure we are #Each for Equal
Workshops from 3pm £5 each
Filmmaking on your Smartphone workshop with Deirdre Mulcahy – to inspire, to tell a story, to support your business, or amuse your loved ones. Deirdre is an experienced trainer. Having been a BBC Camera/Editor/Journalism trainer for 12 years, she has developed and delivers workshops to deliver first class smartphone shooting skills.
Jaye Mason is a life coach and specialises in helping women in business ditch stress, anxiety and imposter syndrome, and to be fearless! Unlock the blocks to your potential in an hour with Jaye!
Or alternatively join us in the café for drinks and poetry with Frome Poet Laureate, Jo Butts. Refreshments will be available.
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Women Over Fifty Festival
See Trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvTgXJPiosI
Thomasina Gibson has been a journalist, author, producer/director for past 20 years working in TV, Film and DVD production. She has worked with the BBC, SKY, C4, Sony International Television, MGM International Television, SciFi Channel and the VEA Group in Australia.
Deirdre Mulcahy is an experienced trainer. Having been a BBC Camera/Editor/Journalism trainer for 12 years, she now delivers bespoke training in the commercial market. She has developed and delivers workshops to deliver first class smartphone shooting skills. She delivers practical vlogging skills classes to marketing/comms teams and lectures at Screenspace, Met Film School where she continues connects with young storytellers of the future.
Nuala O’Sullivan is the founder of Women Over 50 Film Festival – a celebration of older women in front of and behind the camera.
At the BBC World Service she created, wrote and produced the interactive, online soap opera, The Flatmates, for English language learners. Nuala is the author of Teaching English in South-East Asia and English Grammar Workbook for Dummies. She has written plays for theatre and has been a series writer for the BBC Radio 4 drama Brief Lives.
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