Women’s WorkA project to commemorate the opening of Leigh Spinners No 1 Mill in 1915
A project to commemorate the opening of Leigh Spinners No 1 Mill in 1915 and its contribution to the war effort making cloth for uniforms. Researched and produced by Healthy Arts, the performance reflected what it would have been like to be part of the predominantly female workforce during a time of hostile public attitudes towards female workers. Performed at the mill and at a cafe as part of the Leigh Canal Festival.
Julie McKiernan (researcher, writer & director)
Julie Camblin, Jo Dakin, Ruth Welsh, Stephanie Riches & Cameron James Lyth
A unique performance in a unique venue.
Really gave a taste of time gone by and how women were treated.
Lots of information given in a relatively short time in a very enjoyable way.
Learning about that period for women in an enjoyable way – good pace, poignant section and lively songs.