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Brighton Journal | September 19, 2019

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Young women’s art collective to premiere new documentary in Brighton

Young women’s art collective to premiere new documentary in Brighton
Hannah Midgley

Meet the powerful young women set to premiere their hugely anticipated new documentary in Brighton this weekend. Brighton Dome and Brighton Festival’s art collective, Miss Represented, gives young women facing difficult life situations a platform to explore and perform their experiences through artistic mediums.

 

Filmmaker, Lauren Joy Kennett, conceived the documentary, Miss Represented: Generation Now, while working closely with the group to record the young women’s experiences of life on tour. Their successful show, Can You See Me Now?  journeyed around the UK in 2017. This project reflects Kennett’s previous work, which focuses on visual and audiovisual representation of youth culture and modern life.

 

The young women from the collective walking along Brighton’s Seafront. Photograph: Miss Represented.

 

Rebecca Fidler, Creative Project Manager, said: “We are so excited about our event coming up: it’s a great opportunity to celebrate all that has come before on Miss Represented and what comes next.  It has been incredible to witness the journey of all our girls as we screen our documentary and launch our new website charting the last seven years.

 

The night will feature a range of brand new songs and poetry, which have been specially curated in collaborative workshops with Brighton based singer-songwriter, Cate Ferris, and the Miss Represented team. The second part of the night will be an opportunity to see performances by the new members of the collective.

 

Photograph: Anya Arnold

 

Their successful 2017 show explored the reflections of systems and institutions: school, the care system and Social Services with the young women. The documentary investigates the female experience from multiple standpoints, detailing their tour of schools, Pupil Referral Units and the University of Sussex as well arts venues in Brighton, London, Liverpool and Manchester.

 

Ms Fidler also said: “We are so proud of all our members past and present, so we are pleased to celebrate this with the film and some fantastic performances from our newest members.” The event will also feature a Q&A section, giving an opportunity for discussion and to connect as many people as possible.

 

Since their launch in 2011, Miss Represented have worked with Plan B, appeared on Radio 1Xtra, and sold out shows for Home: Life, which explored experiences of being young and homeless with little or no support system. The event on Saturday also celebrates their new website, which will highlight their previous work through video and image content.

 

Miss Represented: Generation Now

The Basement, Saturday 27 October, 7pm, The show will operate on a ‘Pay What You Feel’ basis in cash on the night. Book in advance at Brighton Dome to guarantee your place. Kensington St, Brighton BN1 4AJ

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