30 November 2017, 18:30 - 20:00
Ava Vidal will speak on “Intersectional Feminism for a fairer 2027”
Ada will discuss how we can move our society away from multiple, intersecting, compounding discriminatory attitudes and practices, to build a fairer society for all in the year 2027.
Ava Vidal is a cool and composed performer with an intriguing past. She became a mother at 18, and spent five years as a prison officer at Pentonville before turning to stand-up, a move inspired by watching Chris Rock. Ava is now a fixture of the stand-up circuit, juggling motherhood with a hectic schedule of club dates and TV appearances, both as a comedian and a commentator. Critically judged as ‘a face of the future’, Ava performs in the UK, America, Canada and Australia, and is an occasional journalist.
Ava Vidal has become a regular presence on television since she turned heads as the BBC New Comedy Awards’ only female finalist in the very first year of her career. She has appeared on Mock the Week, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Comedy Central’s The World Stands Up, Edinburgh and Beyond and C4 reality show Kings of Comedy. Ava was the subject of the documentary From the Top, detailing her background and development as a comedian. As a commentator, Ava has contributed to The Wright Stuff, Daybreak, ITN News and BBC World Have Your Say. She has written for The Independent and The Guardian, and has used racist abuse directed at her as fuel for her acclaimed solo stand-up show.
Ava’s current projects are Empowering Women Through Comedy and a documentary on women’s experiences of sexism and disadvantage called ‘Sketel’. Ava will be hosting ‘Sketel’ live at Frank Collymore Hall (Barbados) at the first ever Caribbean Comedy Festival, 17-19 May, 2018.