Ayesha Hazarika: Girl On Girl - The Fight for Feminism

Date:Fri 19 Oct
Time:8pm
Venue:J3
Price:£15.50

Phew! After Weinstein and #MeToo, women of the world have finally united… for a good old-fashioned bitch-fight! Who cares about smashing the patriarchy when you can go full-on Prisoner: Cell-Block H? So, what happened to feminism? Is it too posh? Too white? When did Germaine Greer become Richard Littlejohn? Whose feminism is it anyway? And who asked your opinion, Piers f**king Morgan? Ex-political adviser and regular pundit on Sky, BBC, CNN & LBC, Ayesha analyses the fight for feminism with humour and honesty, and asks – are sisters doing it to themselves?

Ayesha Hazarika, MBE, started her career as a stand-up comedian playing clubs across the country. She then took what she thought was a natural diversion into the Labour Party as a Special Adviser working for Gordon Brown, Harriet Harman and Ed Miliband.

Since leaving front line politics she’s been busy with writing for the likes of Evening Standard and Grazia, as well as being a regular face on CNN, and has starred on various shows such, Matt Forde’s Unspun, Dave, as well as Good Morning Britain, ITV, The Andrew Marr Show, BBC1, Newsnight, BBC2, The Agenda, ITV and The Today Programme, BBC Radio4.

“Extremely funny…sharp and on the money, she is never cruel and manages to create a world I never thought possible. Catch her if you can.” John Crace, The Guardian April 2017

 

“One of 9 Hilarious Women to Look Out for”  The Metro

“Hazarika is terrific company - relaxed, mischievous and with a mind like a steel trap…go and see what she has to say.”  ★★★★ The Scotsman

“A timely, tantalising show”  Beyond The Joke, Bruce Dessau April 2017

“Hazarika is an acute observer of the political world”  Arts Desk April 2017

“Insightful, humorous and at times simply ‘hide behind the sofa’ stuff”  ★★★★ Edinburgh Reporter

“Patently super smart and extremely eloquent, she offers an intriguing insight” The Herald

“Hazarika provides a fresh, sharp insight into what it’s really like to be a woman in British politics today…not to be missed.”  Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

“Genuinely engaging…hers is a story worth hearing”  Chortle

Age: 15+

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