About

Where there’s Muck, There’s Bras is a hilarious and thought-provoking show which sees stand-up poet Kate Fox and actor Joanna Holden explore the Northern women you’ve heard of (and the ones you haven’t).

The idea for this website came about while Kate was researching the show. Kate says:

I realised that there was no one source for all the notable Northern women there have been. This website contains information about some of the women I decided to feature in the show and also acts as a signpost about other women from the North who have been activists, leaders, writers, entertainers, sportspeople, politicians and pioneers in all sorts of ways. Hopefully it might be a useful resource. Lass War will continue to add to and maintain this website and this list as a way of honouring the many sung and unsung women of the North of England.

If you have a suggestion of a notable woman we should include, then do get in touch using the contact page.

ABOUT KATE FOX

28277395_2047756992162175_7774528973370849151_nKate Fox works mainly as a stand-up poet. She has made two comedy series for Radio 4, has been Poet in Residence for the Great North Run, Glastonbury Festival and Radio 4’s Saturday Live, and worked extensively facilitating writing and performing projects for schools, community groups and festivals. She has performed her poetry on BBC1 and BBC2 as well as numerous radio shows.

In 2018 she completed a PhD at the University of Leeds about class, gender, Northern Englishness and stand-up and has published several academic papers and book chapters on comedy and performance

Visit her website here.