A Woman's Place

Photo by Alinah Azadeh

Photo by Alinah Azadeh

A Woman's Place is a contemporary arts, heritage and educational project by Lucy Day and Eliza Gluckman that aims to question and address the contemporary position of women in our creative, historical and cultural landscape. 

As part of the National Trust's Women and Power programme A Woman's Place is working with Knole House and 6 artists to create an exhibition of artworks that shine a light on historical women's voices, marking 100 years since the Representation of the Peoples Act that gave women the vote in the UK.

Quiet Down There and artist Alinah Azadeh developed a creative 'day-off' for women called 'One Day' which is based on the themes that are central to A Woman's Place.  One Day is a free, day-long retreat, a creative workshop using playful discussion, creative writing, drawing and shared reflection to explore a 'sense of place' and uncover the talents and stories of women in Gravesend in 2018. 

One Day was a wonderful success- the space was relaxed, safe and supported giving participants a chance to focus on themselves for a day.  

Women who took part in One Day reported feeling a stronger connection with others in their local area, and feeling more empowered to make positive change in their own lives and for their families and communities:  

  • “It has more than inspired me, I think I am going to reorganise my time and probably my life.”

  •  “Loved the sharing using objects to express connections to caring”

  •  “Very heart warming & a good start to share stories empowering women & of confident women supporting/supported by each other.”

    Participant feedback from ‘One Day’ April 2018

Massive thanks to The Gr@nd and LV21 for providing the spaces.

Photo by Alinah Azadeh

Photo by Alinah Azadeh