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Women's Event - Femfest 2018 Brighton

Women's Event - Femfest 2018 Brighton

Next weekend on Friday and Saturday nights two events organised by FemFriday and Sisterhood at the Lounge upstairs at Bar Broadway in Brighton will showcase some great female talent.

Held between International Day of Women's Rights and Mother's Day, the event celebrates women with a line-up of award-winning Comedians and Songwriters who have released LPs and one that has appeared on BBC introducing. Friday night will be dedicated to female Songwriters and Saturday night will showcase female Comedians who have all agreed to give their time for free. Donations on the door will go to Brighton Women's Centre.

FemFriday Night's Music line up:

Women's Event - Femfest 2018 Brighton

LosFeliz Music

LosFeliz is the musical vehicle for Lucy Powell – a Brighton-based alt-folk singer-songwriter who specialises in melancholia, chamber-like vocals and reverb guitar. The songs she recorded for her album were recorded in a rural chapel in Wales that her ancestors had built and has created a form of peace offering to her family old and newly-found. Lucy's music is made to be listened to in the dark, when she promises to transport us to a place where nostalgia and intimacy live together. After releasing her debut album ‘Ancestry’ in June 2017, LosFeliz has been touring the UK, performing in Europe and is currently working on a new collection of music.

Women's Event - Femfest 2018 Brighton

Ebony Grace

Ebony Grace is a singer-songwriter who describes herself as “a little soft, a little heavy, psychedelic, rock'n'roll, pop, prog, peace and love”. After her first release 'Wake Up' and debut album 'Braincloud', she recently recorded a live EP, 'The Crayon Collection', featuring new original songs influenced by The Beatles, ABBA, Muse, Sia and Jeff Buckley. During this project, she encouraged her audience to participate by providing arts and crafts materials so that everyone could explore their own creativity whilst listening to her songs. After performing last year at Sisterhood's festival with The UpSide Down, her duo with singer-songwriter Megan Devereux, she will be performing a solo set for FemFest 2018.

Women's Event - Femfest 2018 Brighton


Greenness is the musical project of French singer-songwriter Cess Frangi and British musician and artist Graham Pratt. The psychedelic folk duo have been collaborating since 2010 and are currently recording their second EP, a collection of original songs where intricate guitar melodies meet vocals both powerful and fragile. Telling stories of love, loss, dreams and visions, they have been continuously developing their live sound. They regularly perform around their adopted home of Brighton (including Fringe Festival, The Alternative Escape, Oxjam and Sofar Sounds), as well as national and European tours. Cess is very active on the feminist scene and curates Brighton's FemFest to raise awareness and funds for women's charities and domestic violence services. Greenness also participated in London's Loud Women Fest 2016, where The Morning Star described their set as “a revelation, with Cess’ awesome voice superbly complemented by Graham’s distinctive guitar work.”

Women's Event - Femfest 2018 Brighton

Dog In The Snow

Dog In The Snow is the moniker of Brighton-based Helen Ganya Brown, who experiments with existential-driven lyrics and layers of off-kilter sounds to create a peripatetic musical landscape. Dog In The Snow finds its inspiration in juxtapositions: the warm project title goes hand-in-hand with the grim Kafka ending of 'The Trial'. Inspired by the dark underbelly of Scott Walker, the mortal anxieties of Sufjan Stevens and the glistening soundscapes of Susumu Yokota, Helen also finds inspiration from her own personal anxieties of being mixed race and a foreigner to her homelands, whilst exploring self-identity in its culture and ideas.

Helen has supported the likes of Real Estate, D.D Dumbo, Barry Adamson (Bad Seeds / Magazine) and also plays with Fear Of Men. Her debut LP 'Consume Me' is available on Battle Worldwide and recently featured on BBC Music Introducing The South.

SistaSaturday Night's Comedy line up:

Women's Event - Femfest 2018 Brighton

Deborah Lennard

Next shout out goes to comedian Deborah Lennard who will be joining us on SistaSaturday 10th March. From Essex and now living in Brighton, Deborah's a regular on the London and Brighton open mic circuits. She's performed further afield, in front of audiences in places as far apart as Hong Kong & California, telling her tale of modern single life. Founder of Smiley Sunday comedy night in Brighton, you might also know her as a charity quiz hostess and a presenter on local community tv. Coming up, Deborah will be co-hosting The Shame Show, a dark game show based in the politically incorrect party game Cards Against Humanity for the Brighton Fringe festival this May.

Twitter: @debs_lennard

Women's Event - Femfest 2018 Brighton

Hannah Brackenbury

Plinkety-plonk musical comedy from ‘Brighton’s answer to Victoria Wood’, Hannah Brackenbury is a local comedy Songwriter and Performer. She writes original comedy songs as well as clever song parodies, and has released two albums of original material – Postcard from Brighton (2010) and Jumbled (2016). She reached the finals of the Musical Comedy Awards in 2016 and has been the resident Musical Director with the Short & Girlie Show, an award-winning improvised comedy troupe.

Twitter: @hbbrighton

Women's Event - Femfest 2018 Brighton

Sameena Zehra

An award winning comedian and storyteller Sameena is also a Writer, Director, blues Singer-Songwriter and accomplished Actor who has worked at the National Theatre, and toured internationally with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Offering up a delivery of dark humour and a smattering of the absurd. A political satirist, intersectional feminist and humanist Sameena offers a unique take on the world, exploring daily life alongside larger global issues. Her solo shows have been performed all over the world including Edinburgh Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe and New Zealand Fringe.

Women's Event - Femfest 2018 Brighton

Kelly Convey

Introducing the Comedian I can’t wait to see again, Kelly Convey. She’s smart-ass funny with great observational humour. Described as “in-your-face and reassuringly confident” by Marissa Burgess,  Chortle, she is not one to mince her words when giving audiences an insight into what modern women really think. Voted by The Metro as “1 of 9 Hilarious Women to Look Out for in 2017”, Kelly Convey is, no doubt, one to watch.

Kelly has no filter when it comes to her opinions on sex and society, sharing them in her hilarious, wholehearted performance that will make you feel like you’ve known her for years. With a face like butter wouldn’t melt and a mouth like a white van man, Kelly brings a refreshing mix of feminine and ladette style to subjects women rarely talk about in public.

Twitter: @kelly_convey

Women's Event - Femfest 2018 Brighton

Julie Jepson

Cheeky Northern comedian Julie Jepson burst onto the comedy circuit in 2005 when she reached the final of the Funny Women Awards on only her third gig and was subsequently invited onto the Funny Women National Theatre Tour. Since then Julie has become a very popular and sought after Compere and stand up Comic, regularly hosting comedy nights at The Komedia and Upstairs at The Three and Ten (now the Lounge above Bar Broadway) in Brighton. Julie is the resident Compere at The Comedy Station which takes place at The Hove Station pub on the last Saturday of every month as well as regularly performing in comedy clubs and theatres in the UK and in Europe. She has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Brighton Comedy Festival, Birmingham, Reading and Exeter Comedy Festivals as well as Manchester and Brighton Pride Festivals.

Twitter: @thejuliejepson

MC for the evening will be Terianne Falcone.

Join us for two nights of magical melodies and empowering entertainment


Starts at 8 pm, the Lounge upstairs ar Bar Broadway Brighton, 10 Steine St, Brighton BN2 1TY

Women's Event - Femfest 2018 Brighton

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