ARCADE is a charitable community producer based in Scarborough, led by Rach Drew and Sophie Drury-Bradey.
ARCADE is a charitable community producer based in Scarborough, led by Rach Drew and Sophie Drury-Bradey.

Hull Museums event will shine a light on women’s safety

Hull Museums and local community producers ARCADE are hosting Don’t Wait Up, an evening full of live entertainment, participation and protest.

It takes place on Friday 18 November, 6:30pm – 9:30pm.

Inspired by the carriages in the Streetlife Museum collection, and reflecting on restricted journeys taken by women in days gone by, audiences are invited to think about the ways women get home safely – both past and present.

RashDash will be headlining the event, performing a gig version of their incredible show ‘The Darkest Corners’, which confronts themes of violence against women.

Alongside RashDash will be live music from Alice Clayton of Make Noise Hull and Ysabelle Wombwell. Visitors can grab a cocktail, snap a selfie at the warpaint station and make a protest sign. Towards the end of the evening, there will be a rallying speech by Sarah Hicks of Justice for Our Sisters and a moment of vigil to commemorate those who have lost their lives, led by members of Say Her Name Hull.

Artists Rachael Abbey and Jenni Harrison will work with local young women and non-binary people from The Warren to create an audio artwork and a film responding to the collection and exploring current dangers that women face getting home safely, evenmore so as the nights draw in.

Jo Charlton, who organises Say Her Name Hull with Sian Alexander and Vicky Foster, said: “Don’t Wait Up is going to be a powerful night of performance, protest, celebration and remembrance. We’re honoured that our next vigil event to remember women murdered by men – including many who were ‘just walking home’ – is going to be a part of it.”

Sarah Howard of Hull Museums said, “We are pleased to be working with ARCADE once again on an event that uses our museums to raise awareness of Womens’ history and contemporary experiences. ARCADE have opened up the Streetlife Museum to young women who can give us a new perspective on the past and share their experiences of the challenges faced by women today.”

The recommended age for this show is 16+. Tickets are free, but booking is essential due to limited capacity. You can get tickets via

Don’t Wait Up forms part of Hull Museum’s work celebrating women and non-gender conforming people throughout 2022.

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