creating pop-up political art spaces to raise awareness and explore issues facing women in our late-50s and 60s. Through performance, poetry, clothes, film, workshops and talks 'Older Women Rock!' celebrates older women, challenges our invisibility, unites us across our differences and subverts assumptions and prejudices about us.
Space Gallery, 7 Old High Street, Folkestone CT20 1RJ
Open Wednesdays to Sundays, 11am-5pm until 12 March 2017
“The Older Women Rock! Exhibition opened at Space Gallery Folkestone last night – do go see it, it’s genuinely brilliant and the clothes/artwork are beautiful, funny, challenging, and make you think. Leah Thorn‘s vision for women’s liberation permeates all the work, which is a combination of hers and older women collaborators (including the wonderfully named Profanity Embroidery Group). Well worth a trip to Folkestone – think of it as a Triennial Taster!”
Women between the ages of 50 and 70 are invited for breast screening as part of the NHS Breast Screening Programme. There has been a recommendation to remove the upper age limit as more than half of the 12,000 women who die from breast cancer a year are over 70.