We also have DJ's lined up through the night- female of course!
Including DJ Mel, Saffron and Grace.
We are hoping to raise some funds and awareness of our work, to bring people together and showcase some of the amazing talent we have around this town!
Please come and join us.
Saturday 27th July @ Cult Cafe from 2.00 pm.
March 11, 2019
Here There and Everywhere; International Women's Day 2019
Future Female Society were getting their voices HEARD for this years International Women's Day, the theme of which this year was # Balance for Better
For the second year running Founder Kim was asked to speak at, host, chair a panel and run a workshop at the East of England Co-op's colleague event at Trinity park.
She then hopped on a train to Norwich to appear on Look East discussing the day and how women can support other women, then it was into a taxi to the John Peel Centre in Stowmarket to for an International Women's Day Gig hosted by 'Get on the Soapbox events Amy Wragg.
At this event Kim was part of a panel discussion alongside FFS Lead Facilitator Angelle Joseph, AND our very own GWYA crew member Sienna Potter performed earlier in the evening.
Angelle and Sienna then went on to perform at another IWD gig in Diss (Kim had gone home to bed by this point... lazy!) so there was a FULL day and night of FFS goodness all over International Women's Day... YEY!
December 13, 2018
Woman 2 Woman Radio
Our newest project 'Woman 2 Woman Radio has been bubbling away in the background for few months now, and this week took a massive leap forward.
On Tuesday night GWYA stormed the bastions of the BBC and took over the airwaves!
Okay...they maybe didn't storm the BBC... they were maybe invited... by Journalist John Wright to be part of his new Tuesday Takeover slot.... BUT anyway- they were magnificent. They had been preparing stuff for weeks and when the mic turned to them- they clammed up ha! At first- but then they got into the swing of it and held their own for a two hour show.
What an accomplishment for this amazing group.
October 31, 2018
When Pudsey came to visit.
Last year Girls Were You AT were really proud and fortunate to receive funding from Children In Need to support this brilliant project. The money they gave paid for staff, room and equipment hire, specialist sessions and allowed us to ensure the girls had a brilliant year of sessions and experiences.
We are so grateful.
To top the year of last week we were visited by the BBC to make a film of the project to go out on Look East as part of a week of programmes showing where your money is spent.
The film is brilliant and we can't wait fore you to see it, and for all of you that give to Children in Need...
THANK YOU xxx
October 08, 2018
Votes For Women! ... Down with that sort of thing!
WE DID IT!
Future Female Society and a coalition of women's groups from across Ipswich came together as Women's Voices Women's Votes and pulled off THE most amazing festival day at the University of Suffolk.
We had talks, workshops, panel discussions, exhibitions, a market place, performances - singers, poets. rappers, AN OPERA! We even had a bus park outside and named after Constantine Andrews a local suffragette.
And a party in the evening with feminist Comedian Kate Smurthwaite who was delightfully filthy!
It was soooo good, we are totally on a high.
We HAD to celebrate the centenary of some women getting the vote- it was IMPORTANT.
And we did - with bells on!
Well done to the Action Group and ALL the women involved and who came along.
September 13, 2018
Winner Winner Chicken Dinner !
Last night our MORE THAN MUM project WON the Learning Project of the Year Award sponsored by East Coast College. We were so pleased to receive this recognition for a fabulous project and had a great time at the awards ceremony. We took along some of the mum's who have been part of the project and threw one of them in at the deep end to make a speech! She was brilliant and showed just how much our support helped her on her journey.
Thank You All for this- ain't gonna lie we love winning!!
July 18, 2018
Smashing it as More Than Mums
Our More Than Mum programme has come to an end and it was an amazing journey with this group of brilliant young women. We have laughed, and cried, and learnt so much. I am truly sad the journey is over, for now.
We came together for a fundraising /celebration event today, and the group did us proud. They organised, baked, collected raffle prizes, second hand toys and clothes, painted faces and henna'd hands, and they ran the whole thing raising money for FFS. A BIG Thank You to all that came, especially our brilliant mayor!
July 06, 2018
Future Female Societyhad an stall at the awesome Global Rhythm festival , and we didn't even mind missing the quarter final of the world cup! That was nowhere near as important as our GWYA crew performing their songs again. They were awesome and the sun just keeps shining!
New More Than Mum Programme Starting Thursday 3rd May 2018
We are recruiting NOW for our next More Than Mum programme. If you are a young mum, aged between 16-30, and you want to gain the confidence and skills to help you be 'More Than Mum' then this programmes for you. Make new friends and meet inspiring women from different backgrounds and professions who can help you move forward.
The Girls Where You At? Programme started in May and has been a really positive and energising programme, with some awesome girls signed up! We have been learning radio production, video production, DJing, VJing. Music and Poetry as well as attending excellent community events such as May Day and and Global Rhythms. The girls have been learning new skills alongside building their confidence and meeting many female role models in the creative industries. We have some positive news about funding going forward we hope to share soon, and the GWYA radio show should be hitting IO radio soon!
Our More Than Mum group has come to an end and culminated in a superb vintage tea party fundraising event for the St.Johns playgroup.
The MTM group choose to help support the playgroup as it was upstairs in the hall where we met. They organised the event in 2 weeks, gathered raffle prizes, baked cakes, made posters and publicised the event and where thrilled when it was a full house with participants of all ages from the local area. A total of 120 pounds was raised and the playgroup were thrilled to receive the money which they are going to put towards their outdoor play area.
Thrilled to be able to announce that Future Female Society has been awarded a grant of £10,000 to run our Girls, Where You At? Project. from the Big Lottery Fund. This project, in partnership with Ipswich Community Media and South Street Studios will give young girls the skills, confidence and networks to inspire them to pursue careers in the creative industries.
For girls aged 13-20 this is an exciting and dynamic programme. Read more about our feature in the news HERE!
If you are interested in signing up or volunteering with the project please click the link below.
The Women of Whitehouse are finally set to WoW! as we start our community development programme tomorrow at The Meeting Place. Yey!
We are so excited to get going with this and see people's skills, confidence and ideas develop.
We have to say a huge thank you to Suffolk County Council for their generous support from the Locality Budget and to Ipswich Community Ventures for their financial and mentoring support.
Because of them we are able to offer this programme for free.
We will keep you updated on progress so watch this space...!
January 05, 2017
Free ESOL Classes with Ipswich Community Media
Down the road at ISCRE (Ipswich and Suffolk Council for Racial Equality) our partners, Ipswich Community Media are running FREE English classes. Eligibility depends on a variety of criteria but if you think you, or someone you know, could benefit then please contact Prachi Katdare – email@example.com
This is a community development programme aimed at supporting the Women of Whitehouse to get stuff done!
We know there are lots of women like you with great ideas, but you may not be sure how to put them into practice. This programme will develop your confidence, communication and presentation skills, it will also network you in with professionals who can help turn your ideas into a reality and give you access to possible funding.
The programme is starting in the new year and will be taking place at the Meeting place in Limerick Close.