Saturday 18th May

How to be A Woman in TV
Venue: Central Library, William Brown Street, L3 8EW
Time: 1pm
Tickets: £10/£5 (Students/Over 60s/Unemployed)

The Doctor’s A Woman, and recent comedy smash hits Derry Girls and Fleabag have stolen our hearts. Break through the glass TV screen with Esther Wilson (Call The Midwife, Moving On), Alicya Eyo (Bad Girls, Emmerdale) & writer and film-maker Bidisha (Asylum and Exile: The Hidden Voices of London, An Impossible Poison).
This smashing event follows on from the popular WoWFest18 event ‘Breaking Through the Glass TV Screen’. At a time of a much needed change in the industry, how are women taking up the mantle and getting us on the edge of our sofas?


Esther Wilson has written for Jimmy McGovern’s Moving On, the nationally treasured Call The Midwife, Accused and The Street. Her writing has won the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award, the RTS best newcomer award and the BBC’s Northern Exposure Competition.
Alicya Eyo played the tough and misunderstood Denny Blood in the iconic Bad Girls and went onto play Ruby Haswell who tragically left the show after the famous helicopter accident of 2015. These much-loved roles have been important in representing LGBTQIA+ women on our screens.

Bidisha is a British writer, film-maker and presenter for the BBC TV and radio, Channel 4 news and Sky News and is a trustee of the Booker Prize Foundation, looking after the UK's most prestigious prizes for literature. She is chair of judges for the 2018 Forward Prizes for poetry  and has just directed her first short film, An Impossible Poison, which premiered at the Breaking Ground festival in Berlin in November 2017. She specialises in international human rights, social justice, gender and the arts and offers political analysis and cultural diplomacy tying these interests together, usually for the British Council. She also does outreach work in UK prisons, refugee charities and detention centres. Her most recent book, her fifth, is Asylum and Exile: Hidden Voices of London

2019 is Liverpool's Year of the Woman and we are proud to be part of Culture Liverpool's RISE programme.

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