Remembering First World War women through song

Award winning singer, songwriter and musician Louise Jordan tells the stories of women who challenged expectations. Louise has toured across the UK with her project No Petticoats Here, sharing stories of the women football players banned by the FA, the woman who dressed as a soldier on the Western Front, the ambulance drivers running the gauntlet of enemy fire in Flanders and the so-called ‘surplus million’ single women. Inspirational women, working in a time of conflict, leaving a legacy. Inspirational women, working in a time of conflict, leaving a legacy. With an appeal for all ages, No Petticoats Here at Bunkfest is not to be missed and includes opportunities to get involved in singing, writing and performing with Louise.

Friday - The George Hotel 7:30pm - FREE entry

Hear Louise perform No Petticoats here.

Sunday - The George Hotel 10:00am - Songwriting Workshop £10

Through this workshop you will explore a range of local First World War history, including stories of inspirational women from Wallingford and the local area. Louise will support you to express what you have found through song.

Sunday - Centre 70 1:30pm - A Singing Workshop £5

Through this workshop you will learn the stories and original songs by Louise Jordan for a performance on the main stage (should you wish to), including the song written by participants in the songwriting workshop. Louise will teach choruses and harmonies for a range of abilities and experiences.

Workshops are open to all ages, genders and abilities. You do not need to read music or play an instrument (if you do, bring it along!). Just bring your enthusiasm to share stories through song.