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Glastonbury offering a women only venue for the first time

Glastonbury offering a women only venue for the first time

Glastonbury Festival has today announced plans for a women only area of the festival.

Concealed and hidden within the mayhem of Shangri-La the venue, named The Sisterhood, is described as an "intersectional, queer, trans and disability-inclusive space open to all people who identify as women". All performers, security guards and people working will be those who identify as female too.

The Sisterhood will provide workshops on intersectionality, diversity and inclusion and DIY power tools workshops with carpenter Rhi Jean as well as live music and DJs playing disco, bass, pop, riotgrrl, punk and funk.

The venue's organisers had this to say about the space: "The producers of The Sisterhood believe that women only spaces are necessary in a world that is still run by and designed to benefit mainly men. Oppression against women continues in various manifestations around the world today, in different cultural contexts.

"In the UK, the gender pay gap in the workplace, cuts to domestic violence services and sex worker rights are current talking points that highlight this issue. Sisterhood seeks to provide a secret space for women to connect, network, share their stories, have fun and learn the best way to support each other in our global struggle to end oppression against women and all marginalised people, whilst showcasing the best and boldest female talent in the UK and beyond."

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