BARBIE: DUMB BLONDE OR DIEHARD FEMINIST?

Date
26-05-2019
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Venue
Assembly Rooms
Price
£9 (excl. fees)
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About the Event

2019 sees Barbie turning 60. Should we celebrate her as an iconic toy that encourages girls to play imaginatively and creatively or is she just a metaphor for a culture preoccupied with how a woman looks rather than what she says? Do you love or loathe her? Join Guardian writer and blogger Moira Redmond and actress, director and writer Zawe Ashton (Character Breakdown, Fresh Meat) for a lively discussion with journalist and author Marisa Bate.

About the Authors

Moira Redmond is a journalist, writer and blogger who writes for the Guardian and on the blog Clothes and Books.

Zawe Ashton is an actress, playwright and director who started acting at the age of six. Her portrayal of Vod in Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong’s Fresh Meat won her a cult following and the diversity of her work across television, film and stage has attracted numerous accolades. Recent credits include the BBC TV series Wanderlust (with Toni Colette) and the highly anticipated forthcoming Jake Gyllenhall film Velvet Buzzsaw. Her directorial debut Happy Toys was nominated for Best British Short at the Raindance Film Festival and she is the author of the award-winning plays Harm’s Way and For all Those Women who Thought They were Mad