Summer News & Suffragette Landmarks

Hi

Just a little reminder that we have our long-awaited Bitsy session with the very talented Claire Morley tomorrow so sign up! HERE

Other news, the Suffragette Landmarks project funded by Bristol Women’s Voice is finally going ahead in a couple of weeks time, kicking off with a session at The Station on Tuesday 10th July, 10am-2pm. This is to introduce the stories about Bristol Suffragettes with historian Madge Dresser, map out where they happened and begin to think about how we can use those to inspire some games. If you want to come then email constance@grrrlgames.org

The making workshops with young women and girls aged 13-18 will start on 16th July and will be Mondays in Knowle West Media Centre, Tuesdays at Docklands Youth Centre in St Pauls and Wednesdays at The Vench in Lockleaze. All the sessions will be 10am-3pm and have space for a dozen young participants. Get in touch if you know any 13-18 year old grrrls – they don’t need any experience or computer skills at all, just an interest in making stuff up. There’s a flyer/poster you can share HERE

Come & Talk about your work!

And also let me know if you are up for coming to talk to any/all of the groups about your work in the games industry. The four weeks of workshops end on the 8th August so tell me sooner rather than later – it doesn’t matter how established you are, just come and show them what you do and have made. I am drawing up a timetable of who can come in when, and can offer travel expenses/tiny stipend if you can talk to the groups and inspire them with ideas of future careers.

There will be more Suffragette Landmarks activities in September/October, with a website launch and exhibition of the games and ideas at The Station and a couple of public talks in Bristol. It would also be great to find a way of keeping the work going after the funding has ended, maybe a monthly meetup for all the groups together, somewhere central? I’m working on it, ideas & offers welcome.

GrrrlGames is still on for August too – we aren’t taking a break this year so the 7th is the date for your diaries. We don’t have a named speaker yet – so this is a chance for you to talk about and test out your personal games projects and get supportive feedback. Let me know if you want to book a slot ~ constance@grrrlgames.org

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Suffragette Landmarks

Hello all, with my Grrrl Games hat on I am running the Suffragette Landmark Games project for Bristol Women’s Voice this summer. It’s a series of jam-style workshops bringing young women aged 13-18 together to have a go at making games inspired by suffragette stories in Bristol (UK)

I am looking for women in games who are up for coming to Bristol to talk games/careers with participants.

First workshop is 10th July, others will run Mon/Tues/Weds from 16th July til 8th August.

Let me know if you would like to support the project in any way – you can always email me on info@prettydigital.co.uk

cheers!

Constance

nb There will be some public talks and exhibitions in October/November that will be open to all to come along and marvel at the games. Am also on the look out for freebies and stuff, from stickers to tshirts to offers of feeback and mentoring from games developers when the games are nearer to being finished. All offers and suggestions welcome.

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