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December’s First Women:LIVE! & Anita’s Lecture Video

December 7th, 6.30-7.30pm. Get it in the diary – it’s the last FW:L! of 2021

Our next episode features two Firsts who work magic in their own way (one of them literally!) On December 7th, we are delighted to welcome to the Zoomcast Megan Swann, First Woman and youngest person to become President of The Magic Circle, along with  Professor Jean Venables CBE FREng, First Woman to be made President of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Portrait by Anita Corbin

Portrait by Anita Corbin

Join us for the last of our live online interview and audience Q&A’s of 2021 on Tuesday, 7th December, 18.30-19.30. As ever, the session will be hosted by Anita Corbin. And yes, this event is still absolutely free!
By registering (see below), you will automatically receive the invite to join the December Zoomcast. Once we start broadcasting again in the new year, you will then receive the link for the event when it runs every 6-8 weeks.
Then, all you have to do is click the link on the day at the time of the live broadcast and sit back with a brew and listen – or get involved and put your questions to the Firsts.
Our virtual doors will open just before 6.30pm GMT on Tuesday 7th December.

 How Do I Register?

It’s easy.  Email your request to join along with your name and home country/county to: anita@1stwomenuk.co.uk.
In the few days prior to the event, you will receive the Zoom link to join – absolutely free.
Sign up for the 1stwomenuk.co.uk newsletter to receive first alerts as to who our guests will be each session.

Missed A Zoomcast?

Never fear, all the previous episodes are listenable as audio recordings at our online archive. Listen here.
You can find out more about First Women:Live! and the archive here.

Watch Now: Anita Corbin’s Martin Parr Foundation Lecture

In September, Anita presented at Bristol’s Martin Parr Foundation, a gallery and library that supports emerging photographers. In her lecture, she talks about her two photographic projects; 100 First Women Portraits and Visible Girls. The former, launched in 2018, is still touring the UK and was created to celebrate and immortalise the pioneering spirit of 100 females who were first in their field of endeavour.
The latter, Anita’s college project created when she was 22 years old, focused on the subcultures of young women in the 80’s, the record of their tribes and lives sorely neglected by the male-centric photography and artists of the time. Visible Girls received national acclaim in the ensuing years for its double-portrait representation of female mods, punks, New Romantics and other social tribes. and also celebrated a revival in 2017 when the exhibition Visible Girls:Revisited toured the UK. This iteration combined the original subcultural double portraits  with photographs of the same women taken 36 years later as a commentary on cultural affiliation, possibility and life for women over 40. The original girls were tracked down by Anita and her team via social media and word of mouth and the final Arts Council funded project combined interviews, live talks and events as it toured the UK. You can find out more about Visible Girls:Revisited HERE.

This recording of Anita’s talk was originally programmed as part of the MPF’s focus on 1980s subculture and is free for you to watch HERE.
To access, use the password: CorbinLiveMPF

Home page post image of Megan Swann by Anita Corbin
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