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Lights Up is a living history project that aims to shine a light on inspirational women who have led the way in the theatre industry in the East Midlands and inspire the next generation of young women growing up in the region.

This series of podcasts features 9 episodes interviewing  pioneering woman in theatre. You can subscribe to listen to all  episodes or watch the filmed interviews directly in each episode page.

Lights Up is a project conceived and delivered  by Fifth Word in partnership with Derby Libraries, in association with Derby Theatre and supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Producers’ note:

These interviews were recorded between January and March 2020 before Covid19 and before the most recent Black Lives Matter movement in the wake of the unlawful killing and George Floyd.


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