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They Came Together - Amy Poehler's New Film

News

They Came Together - Amy Poehler's New Film

2nd September 2014

Summer is dying out and there's definitely a chill in the air, so if you want something indoorsy to do this weekend why not snuggle up on the sofa with this new, quirky Rom Com? This Friday sees t…

The Lady & The Spider

Features

The Lady & The Spider

1st September 2014

I hate spiders. I admit I did quite like that ‘Spider In The Bath’ song, but the real thing gives me the creeps. I’m not so terrified that I run screaming from the room every time I …

SUPPORTING WOMEN'S CAUSES

While Funny Women continues to provide a unique platform for women to extend their comedic and creative boundaries, we also aim to raise awareness and funds for a variety of causes that directly affect women.

We like to work with organisations that represent all aspects of women’s wellbeing – 'laughing about life to help and heal women' - and empowering them to make a difference - 'helping women find their voice'.

Through our events, Funny Women has raised heaps of awareness and over £200,000 for the following charities during the last 11 years:

2003 Bristol Cancer Help Centre, now Penny Brohn Cancer Care

2004 YWCA, Jo’s Trust, V-Day

2005 YWCA , Jo’s Trust, V-Day

2006 YWCA, Jo’s Trust, V-Day, Ovarian cancer action

2007 V-Day, ActionAid, Ovarian cancer action

2008 V-Day, ActionAid, Ovarian cancer action

2009 ActionAid, V-Day:Tender

2010 V-Day:Tender, UK Feminista, OBJECT

2010 OBJECT, challenging 'sex object' culture

2011 Cancer Research UK's Race for Life, The Victoria Foundation, RISE 

2012 Women's Aid, The Victoria Foundation, RISE

2013 Refuge, Coppafeel, The Victoria Foundation, RISE

 

In 2014 we are proud to be partnering Refuge as our charity of the year for the Funny Women Awards, for the second year running.

Funny Women Awards Semi-final - Edinburgh

Awards

Funny Women Awards Semi-final - Edinburgh

15th August 2014

The Funny Women Awards have been promoting female comics for over a decade, and we’ve seen some fantastic acts pass through our doors who are now major names on the comedy circuit including Kath…