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Food for Thought

To celebrate International Women’s day we are launching

                                         “Food for Thought”

Where better to have a friendly, thought-provoking exchange of ideas than down the local pub?

We are celebrating International women’s day at this first “Food for Thought” event, however this and all future events are not exclusive to women.

The Feathers is opening its doors to open minds and generating a space for public discussion with its Food for Thought events, focusing on culture, politics, current affairs, science and philosophy.

These are free events with a spirit of inclusivity. No need to be an expert and no need to book; just bring your mind and a passion for conversation. At each session The Feathers team will seek to welcome special guest speakers to spark table-side chat on topical and engaging themes. See you there!

International women’s day event 10th March 7pm – we have guest speakers

Kate Stanforth Model/Dancer/Actor, Founder of @projectparentgb
Mari Hannah an award-winning author.
Caroline Pearce, Producer and Creative Consultant, Caroline is founding Director of Luxi ltd
Leila Daronville, Creative Freelancers North East/Northern Roots

Speaker Bios:

Leila D’Aronville is an independent Culture and Education Consultant and Project Manager who has worked in the cultural sector in the North East for over 17 years. She’s worked for Sage Gateshead, in the management team of the National Singing Campaign, Sing Up, as a senior manager in the Bridge North East programme, and has managed the Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s Communications and Sector Engagement Strategy for inspire-music. Leila has a passion for connecting people and set up the Tyne and Wear Cultural Freelancers network to support colleagues to share and connect and gain strength in numbers.

Mari Hannah is an award-winning author whose authentic voice is no happy accident. A former probation officer, she has contributed to CID training for Northumbria Police and lives in rural Northumberland with her partner, an ex-murder detective. Mari turned to scriptwriting when her career was cut short following an assault on duty. Her debut, The Murder Wall (adapted from a script she developed with the BBC) won her the Polari First Book Prize. Its follow-up, Settled Blood, picked up a Northern Writers’ Award. She went on to be shortlisted for the Dagger in the Library and is currently Reader in Residence for Harrogate International Crime Writing Festival.

Kate Stanforth.Multi award winner Kate wears many hats: Charity founder, dancer, model, activist, blogger and more. Top 3 ‘Most Remarkable Women’ in the North East 2019 – Glass Slipper Awards by Sunshine Trust. ‘Most Inspirational Project’ by O2ThinkBig. Kate says” Having a number of chronic, life changing, illnesses, I’ve had to look at life from a different perspective. I’ve found a love for volunteering, appreciating small things + helping others who are ill.”

Caroline Pearce
Producer and Creative Consultant, Caroline is founding Director of Luxi ltd. Producer / Creative Consultant / Project Manager and Company Director Luxi ltd. Luxi is a not-for-profit limited company with charitable aims; it exists to brighten lives through creative endeavour and stories. I am particularly interested in ideas that necessarily consider the inter-relationships between artists, audience and place. We prioritise wellbeing of people and planet, and access for all.


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