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Crooked Pieces seek Writers for new Comedy Podcast

News

Crooked Pieces seek Writers for new Comedy Podcast

21st July 2014

Crooked Pieces have been producing work by female writers for the past two years, and back in the spring we decided it was time to extend our world domination plan beyond the stage and onto the airwav…

I'm not Old!

Features

I'm not Old!

30th July 2014

When I told my niece that I’d soon be turning 27, she wrinkled her judgemental little girl nose at me and said “Ugh, you’re going to be old.” Come to think of it, she’s s…

Stand Up to Stand Out - helping women to find their voice

Humour is a valuable form of self expression that women can develop. 

We help women to explore their funny side to build self confidence, improve relationships and enhance communications.  Over the last 11 years over 2,000 women have expressed their comic voice through our events, so we've taken on board what we've learnt along the way and created a number of workshop formats that help you to embrace your funny side.

With more women compelled to make speeches at social events and professional women increasingly sharing their experiences on public and media platforms, confidence and communication skills are key to achieving personal and professional success.

So come along and enjoy working with other like-minded women to explore how to using humour can help to make an impact. We run regular public workshops in a variety of locations across the UK, plus we offer one to one coaching and provide bespoke events and interactive confidence building workshops for businesses and organisations. Please give us a call on 020 8948 4444 or email info@funnywomen.com to discuss your requirements.

CHECK OUT OUR 'WHAT'S ON' PAGE HERE FOR A FULL LIST OF UPCOMING WORKSHOP TOPICS & DATES

 

HOW DO I BOOK?

To reserve your place for any of our workshops, please email info@funnywomen.com, stating 'Workshop Booking' in the subject bar, and your preferred date and location. Once we have confirmed availability for your preferred date, payment is can either be made via the PayPal links below or direct with the venue on the event page of your choice.

Group bookings can be made by special arrangement. Please contact the office on 020 8948 4444 for more details.

Introductory workshop £49.50

 

Advanced or Comedy Writing Workshop £65

 

in the media

Our workshops have been featured in the national media several times, including the Sunday Times, Guardian and Scotsman.

 

Workshops around the UK

We try to run workshops in other locations around the country and are always looking for great venues and partnerships to make this happen.  If you would like to be involved or can get a group of women together we are happy to discuss organising a bespoke workshop in a venue of your choice. 

 

Funny Women Gift Vouchers

Why not treat someone to one of our workshops as an unique gift? We have gift vouchers available for just £49.50 which can be used on a date of the recipient's choice. Price includes a place on a two hour introductory workshop in which your recipient can put their funny bones to the test in a friendly safe environment and learn some invaluable public speaking skills. If you are interested in purchasing a voucher just click on the Paypal link below. For more information please email info@funnywomen.com.

 

 

 WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

"The afternoon was really helpful to me on two counts: thinking through the connection between humour and vulnerability i.e. drawing on the things close to you to find the funny; and feeling the confidence needed to stand up in front of people and make them laugh."

“The tools and insights you used were very inspirational and left everyone in the room with a huge smile on their face and a different view on how they can use their skills and humour to great effect.”

“Your workshop has given my confidence a boost and perhaps I will be a little more able to hold my own in a very, very, very male dominated company. What I need is to be able to attend a workshop about every month just to keep topping up my confidence!”

“Just wanted to say thank you for what a boost last Wednesday has given me. Don't think my other half quite believed me when I got home and told him! Thinking of ways that I can use my renewed liking of public speaking now :-).”

"The workshops are good places for women to share and feel like ‘it’s not just me who feels like this’ which I found brilliant."

"Just wanted to say a big THANK YOU for the workshop and all the advice. I had great time and really enjoyed meeting like-minded funny women. I think it might have given me a new lease of confidence and outlet for my comedy - who knows what might happen..."

“Thanks to Funny Women I have opened up another door to my life. I have had my baptism of fire at the Comedy Store in Manchester and even though I may never make it big time, I have the confidence and the drive to stand up and allow myself to be heard. I have started a little journey of my own. A bit of madness to keep me sane. Thanks Lynne for all your expertise and encouragement.”

"I don't want to be a stand-up and, although I write, I don't write comedy. So why attend a workshop with Funny Women? Truthfully, it was a present from my son and daughter. However, I prefer to call it a gift, because that's what it was. Not only did I spend a couple of hours with some really great people but I also found my creative juices flowing, and they continued to flow long after the day was over. Lynne was great; she ensured we were all included; all had a shot at using a microphone and none of it felt threatening. That's not to say it wasn't thought provoking and challenging at times; can't see the point of it if it wasn't! I would recommend the workshop for anyone who wants a productive, fun time, whether they want to be a comic or not." 

"Thank you so much for making this possible, I think I am going to get addicted to your workshops. I found Saturday not only very enjoyable but a valuable opportunity  to share with others the importance of comedy. Book me in for the lot! I just wish you did a boarding school - that would be for me, not the kids."

"I really enjoyed the workshop and your feedback was really helpful. I hadn't thought about entering the comedy writing competition but after your feedback I will definitely consider it seriously.  It was great to meet a bunch of funny women in a very supportive environment."

 

 

 

Funny Women Awards Semi-final- London

Awards

Funny Women Awards Semi-final- London

29th July 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…