Members – Lindsay Balderson, Sheila Binks, Joanna Boulter, Diane Cockburn, Anne Hine, Pru Kitching, Jackie Litherland, Dorothy Long, Marilyn Longstaff, Pat Maycroft, Chris Powell, Annie Wright.
About - Vane Women is a performing/writing collective founded in 1991. It takes its name from the address of Darlington Arts Centre in Vane Terrace where its founding members attended a Women’s Creative Writing Class.Vane Women runs a press, workshops and undertakes mentoring. It aims to support, nurture and promote women’s writing including publishing first collections by women living in the North East of England. Vane Women Press was established in 1993 and has published 23 books in total, 6 anthologies and 17 individual pamphlets. Vane Women is a registered charity and all funds raised from various activities go towards its work. Vane Women has been described by Harry Mead in The Northern Echo as ‘a phenomenon, remarkably accomplished as a group and as individuals’.
Partnership working – Vane Women are always open to working with other artists, writers etc in cross-arts collaborations. They have written in response to exhibitions and produced work for Cleveland Theatre Company in the past. They have specialised in rural outreach work (WI, village halls and a project with Harehope Quarry in Weardale, which led to an anthology of poetry and prose (drawings by John Longstaff). Their Northern Grit anthology contains Pat Maycroft’s photographs and poems by Vane Women. They are always looking out for exciting arts projects to be involved in and are interested in a possible association with a drama group.
Website – www.vanewomen.co.uk
Email contact – email@example.com
Facebook – Vane Women (community)