HERstory is a city-wide audio storytelling experience that uncovers the stories of women usually hidden from history. These are the real stories of Brighton-based women as they live through the COVID-19 pandemic. Insightful and inspiring, HERstory carves out space where women can be heard. We invite you to discover and listen to a trail of stories that celebrate the truth and power of women all around us.

Listen to stories by writers: Zena Rose-Allen, Jade Anouka, Mia Daliya Cunningham, Kate O’Donnell, Shirley Falchi, Sabrina Mahfouz, Yolanda Mercy, Jenny Milligan, Nessah Muthy, Julie Orchard, Anna Osella, Malasula Peace, Phonetic, Boudicca Pepper, Nou Ra, Carley Reid, Monsay Whitney and Rachael Young.

HERstory is an audio-visual experience. As you discover a story you will see it across three circles. A portrait of the storyteller/story, about HERstory and about the story you are listening to and a unique QR code that will redirect you to www.herstorytrail.com. This is where you will listen to the story you have scanned with your smartphone. On the HERstory website, you can access all the stories on an interactive map for you to listen to and enjoy.

HERStory at Frequency Festival, Lincoln. Photos: Electric Egg



HERstory at Brighton Festival

Commissioned by

HERstory is an Arch 468 Production. Co-commissioned by Brighton Festival, Arch 468, Lighthouse and created by Stef O’Driscoll. Produced with support from Re-Imagine Europe, Co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, additional funds from Brandwatch and supported by Digital Democracies.

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