The Surveilled – call for female poets

Amelia and Catriona, the duo behind One Fine Night – a collective who host creative events across Manchester to raise money for charity – tell us about their upcoming project and share their call-out for female poets and spoken word artists.

One Fine Night‘s upcoming exhibition The Surveilled takes the male gaze in 2016 and examines its changes due to new technologies, modern society, and the digital age. What does it mean for a woman to be observed and watched in today’s society? And how do women define themselves within this?

To delve further into the subject, the launch night of The Surveilled on Friday 5 February will feature music & spoken word focusing on the themes of the exhibition. Nathan Crossan-Smith & Ellie Hadgraft will be performing, and we are using the platform of the wonderful First Draft to put a call out for other spoken word or performance artists. In particular, we would like to ask any women who perform spoken word and would be interested in performing or writing a piece strongly related to The Surveilled themes to get in contact.

We look forward to seeing you at the exhibition at Idle Hands 5-7 February. If you are interested in performing, please do get in touch via email at and we’re open to suggestions and input from anyone interested.


Find out more about The Surveilled and One Fine Night, join them at their event next month, or sign up to perform!

Don’t forget to join us at First Draft for our next free evening of cabaret: After Dark on Monday 15 February

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