Join singer, songwriter and storyteller Louise Jordan for an evening of songs and stories in celebration of International Women’s Day. Having toured across the UK and Europe since 2010, Louise became focussed on telling hidden women’s stories in 2015 with her one-person touring production ‘No Petticoats Here: extraordinary women of the First World
This was followed by ‘The Hard Way: the true story of working class suffragette Hannah Mitchell’ in 2018 and ‘Florence; the lesser known life and legacy of Florence Nightingale’ in 2020 before Covid led Louise into the world of street theatre with her ‘Pop Up Pedestal’.On this tour, audiences can expect to learn about some of history’s often overlooked pioneering women alongside anecdotes from Louise’s varied life on the road as a solo performer.
A former history teacher and youth worker, Louise has written songs for UK Parliament and the V&A Museum, appeared in UK Vogue, given talks for the National Trust, University of Oxford and Hampshire Police. The thread that underpins all of Louise’s work is her desire to challenge existing narratives around gender and power.
PRESS + REVIEWS
“Art and history combined to make great entertainment that also educates... a great show... I whole heartedly commit it to you, as a good night out.” - FATEA Magazine, 2021
“Absolutely stunning. Powerful, personal, connecting, education. Lyrical and highly professional. A tour de Force.” - Wingates Village Institute, July 2021
“Very entertaining and thought provoking - a really unique experience” - Shap Memorial Hall, July 2021
“the diligence of a scholar and the heart of an artist …It is in responses like this set of songs that our collective cultural memories are kept alive.” - R2 Magazine
“Jordan has produced one of the most touching and powerful folk albums of the year so far.” - Sunday Express
2x 40 minutes, plus interval