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Time is Running Out to Run for Refuge!

Time is Running Out to Run for Refuge!

17th April 2014

Get your skates on. There's only one week left to register for the Bupa 10K for Refuge

Runners of all abilities are welcome, so don't worry if you aren't going to give Paula Radcliffe a run for her money. The event is bought to you by the London Marathon Ltd and even takes in some of the 2012 Olympic Marathon course!

You can take in the views of some of London’s most famous landmarks including Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and the London Eye, and Buckingham Palace

Once you have registered you will receive:

* A free Refuge professional running vest

* A fundraising pack jam packed with tips on how to raise money and smas…

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Boston Celebrates Women in Comedy

Boston Celebrates Women in Comedy

16th April 2014

We've held shows, workshops and Awards heats across the country but we aren't content with just keeping you up to date with UK comedy news. Often we dip our toes in across the pond and we are very excited to see what the latest is with the Women in Comedy Festival in Boston, USA. 

This will be the sixth Women in Comedy Festival in Boston. The organisers continues on their mission which is "To bring together women and men from all walks of comedy: improv, sketch, stand up, musical comedy, and storytelling stand up...Our goal is to close the gender gap in comedy by simply allowing talented women to showcase their best work. Our festival is open to show and worksho…

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Funny Woman Sue Townsend Dies

Funny Woman Sue Townsend Dies

11th April 2014

Sue Townsend, the woman who brought us comedy gems such as the diaries of Adrian Mole, 'The Queen and I' and her 'Confessions of a Middle Aged Woman' has died at the age of 68 in her home after she had a stroke. 

Echoing the French King Louis XIV who once said "Versailles, c'est moi" Sue once told writer Kate Kellaway in an interview: "Adrian Mole, c’est moi". Though it is hard to think of this woman, who left school at 14, married at 18 and became a single mother at 23 ever pondering on the knowledge that: "I have never seen a dead body or a real female nipple. This is what comes of living in a cul-de-sac.”

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Audition to become a Funny Women Player

Audition to become a Funny Women Player

9th April 2014

The Funny Women Players are our London based group of professional female improvisers who have been working together since June of last year. It was always a dream of ours to have a brilliantly talented team who could go out to businesses and organisations to help them improvise their way to success.

The current line up of Players (read all about them HERE) have already performed numerous times together and have more shows and events booked for this year – both for members of the public and privately commissioned projects. The long term plan is to grow the team to help develop and support the Funny Women community in its quest to help women write, perform and do business with hu…

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Woman's Hour Changes the Game

Woman's Hour Changes the Game

9th April 2014

Live from the BBC Radio Theatre this very morning the long awaited Woman's Hour Power List was finally announced by Jane Garvey and Jenni Murray. Selected by Power List judges Reni Eddo-LodgeHeather Rabbatts, Rachel Johnson and Liz Bingham chaired by the Telegraph's women's editor Emma Barnett this year the list featured no politicians but instead focused on women who had not achieved power though traditional methods. Instead the panel had focused on what they called 'game changers'. 

Reni Eddo Lodge said she was looking for “Women who can’t just stroll into parliament and demand a meeting with X Y Z” The panel…

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