Big Loans from the Girl Zone: New Reviews and Upcoming Events

Maybe it's the upcomingness of Ladyfest Ten, where I'll be running a writing workshop to bring out your inner childhood film/TV heroine (time and date tba), but I feel like women filmmakers, artists and writers are enjoying a heyday. It's not just that my review of Lisa Cholodenko's eye-wateringly funny The Kids Are All Right will be Film of the Month in October's Sight & Sound (my first ever Film of the Month, yay!), but there's Nell Leyshon's Bedlam being the first play by a female playwright performed at the Globe, Fiona Banner terrifying tourists at Tate Britain, and - can't wait to see this! - Alice Neel at the Whitechapel. 

Committed to promoting new work by women, I've also interviewed Sarah Turner and reviewed her new film Perestroika alongside Lucrecia Martel's The Headless Woman for Chroma, and I'm looking forward to attending and reviewing the upcoming Conversation about Making on 1 October between Lavinia Greenlaw and Cornelia Parker at Siobhan Davies Studios. At the end of October, I have the chance to embody one of my favourite writers of all time: Emily Dickinson. To celebrate the launch of Stress Fractures (Penned in the Margins) at the Whitechapel Gallery on 28 October, I'll be imagining Dickinson's Facebook page and Twitter stream. With a small, fluffy difference.