The Grand Women Project

Black and White photo of a young couple. The man is in the foreground, out of focus, the woman is staring at the camera and in focus.

Katherine and Peter Bide, taken by Tim Bide in 1967.

We are embarking on an intergenerational community project in Winter 2021 to Spring 2022, with the aim of uniting communities and creating connection after over a year of restrictions in place due to Covid-19. Introducing The Grand Women Project.

The Grand Women Project is a community-led engagement project, celebrating and championing the voices of older women, using members of the community to unravel and tell their stories. An intergenerational experience, bonding those from diverse backgrounds and bringing them together to celebrate local matriarchs and their lives. It will be led by the community, and performed to friends, family and neighbours followed by a knees-up with music and food. 

Join the party, meet your neighbours and celebrate the personal histories in your local area and its Grand Women.


What happens next?

We are incredibly excited to announce that Tobacco Factory Theatres are partnering us with the project, which will get started in December 2021. If you would like to hear our updates, and get involved later down the line, please sign up to our mailing list.


Film from our R&D

From January to March 2021, we underwent an early research and development period to research this piece, and working with intergenerational participants in general. We were funded by Arts Council England, and partnered with Wyldwood Arts, BS3 Community and Headley Park Primary School. We made this short film to document the project, shot and edited by Camilla Adams.