V-Day Leicester (2015)

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V-Day Leicester (2015)

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V DAY LEICESTER JOINS ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE CAMPAIGN

V-Day Leicester 2015
Presents A Benefit Reading of
THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES

WITH
A cast of undergraduate and postgraduate students from The University of Leicester



On 24th and 25th February, 2015, at 7.30pm, V Day Leicester will present a two-night only benefit reading of Eve Ensler’s award winning play The Vagina Monologues at The Firebug Bar on Millstone Lane, Leicester, LE1 5JN.

Last year over 5,800 V-Day benefits were held around the world raising funds and awareness towards ending violence against women. These highly successful events raised over $5 million through performance of The Vagina Monologues, readings from V-Day’s A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer and Any One Of Us: Words From Prison and screenings of V-Day’s documentary Until The Violence Stops and the PBS documentary What I Want My Words To Do To You. The University of Leicester has joined this global movement as part of the V Day 2015 Leicester Campaign.

This special benefit performance is presented this year as part of V-Day’s campaign ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE, a global call for women survivors of violence and those who love them to gather safely in places where they are entitled to justice – courthouses, police stations, government offices, school administration buildings, work places, sites of environmental injustice, military courts, embassies, places of worship, homes, or simply public gathering places where women deserve to feel safe but too often do not – and release their stories through art, dance, marches, ritual, song, spoken word, sit ins, and testimonies.

What are The Vagina Monologues
Hailed by The New York Times as "funny" and "poignant" and by the Daily News as "intelligent" and "courageous," The Vagina Monologues, which was first performed off-Broadway by Ms. Ensler, dives into the mystery, humor, pain, power, wisdom, outrage and excitement buried in women’s experiences.  Ms. Ensler has performed the play to great acclaim throughout the world - from Zagreb to Santa Barbara, from London to Seattle, from Jerusalem to Oklahoma City.  Villard Books/Random House first published The Vagina Monologues, which includes a foreword by Gloria Steinem, in February 1998.  A special edition was released in hard cover and paperback in February 2008 in honor of V-Day’s ten year anniversary.

The Vagina Monologues will be performed at the Firebug Bar, 1 Millstone Lane, LE1 5JN, 7pm for a 7.30pm start, Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th 2015. Tickets are £5 for students and £6 for adults. They can be purchased from the university ticket sales point and may be reserved by emailing vdayleicesteruni@hotmail.com.

All proceeds will go the Leicester-based charity the Eva Organization for Women, which is aiming to provide support for women and girls who have been affected by FGM.

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