WITA: Women in the Arts

The WITA movement is set to sweep across Lincoln over the coming summer.

“Underrepresentation is one of the most prominent feminist issues the UK faces today.”

That’s according to Lincolnshire musician and artist Sarah Hughes. Her own experience of exclusion is an eye-opener to what the situation for women in todays art scene.

After being excluded from performing at an event because there was apparently already too many women booked, Sarah hit up other local women who had had similar experiences. They then banded together to create WITA (Women in the Arts) a movement designed to include women and the LGBT+ community in the performing arts centre.

Self described as Lincoln’s most badass female performers, their first event was an awesome success with local artist and WITA performer Lauren Pincher telling us how “thrilling and empowering” she found the event.

People of all types came to watch solo musical performances, hear poetry readings and see burlesque show at The Blue Room in Lincoln.

This is far from the end though for Sarah, as she is planning many more events over the year and during summer with the next set to be a dedicated poetry slam for local women.

Dates and locations are still to be confirmed but performers are already lining up to be a part of the next WITA event and all are welcome to attend.

Watch this space for more details and let us know what you think about the WITA movement.