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Salon de la Vie – Yo Her Her and a Bottle of Rum!

6th May 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 7:50 pm

What do I lack?’

War correspondent, author, journalist and criminologist, this ‘lady reporter’ was fascinated by those who kill and the criminal justice (or injustice) around them. One of her works, still influential today, divided killers into six categories, based on their purported reasons for killing. Another featured a charismatic pirate, Captain Lovel, captaining the good ship Piskie – but did what the captain lacked reveal something about who they really were…?

This week’s Salonista also…

1.  Wrote the ripping yarn Moonraker about piracy, cross dressing and the Haitian Revolution!
2.  Was part of the Newlyn School of Cornish Artists

3. At the outbreak of WW1, reported from the front line in Belgium and then Holland and France to send vital info on the state of the Red Cross hospitals there, and the Women’s Army

Oh – and she had a famous uncle. But less about him, find out more about her! Join us for a Pirate Mule and a bite sized chunk of feminist fun on Wednesday 6th May, from 7.30, on Facebook Live! Get in the mood early and message us your favourite female pirate or criminal – Anne Bonny? Sayyida al Hurra? Ching Shih?








Salon de la Vie is Scary Little Girls’ contribution to fun and feminism in a time of COVID-19!

Our fortnightly 15 -20 minute extravaganzas of songs, storytelling, merriment and conversation, focus each time on an awe-inspiring, remarkable and brave woman from the world of film, music, literature and history, drawing parallels with the achievements of activists today, to celebrate how people positively embody the change they want to see in the world, for themselves and for others. We’re super proud that each salon has a custom illustration provided by the wonderful Jacky Fleming.

Scary Little Girls is a vibrant, hard-working production hub whose commitment and passion for theatrical and artistic storytelling is borne out by the variety of scary little work we have created and the support we have from our scary little artists and audiences.

Come along every other Wednesday evening to join in with our singing, celebration and joy!

We’d like to thank our amazing funders Arts Council England, Cornwall Council and Feast for supporting this project


6th May 2020
7:30 pm - 7:50 pm


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