Latitude Festival x Action Aid: Stand Up With Women

This January, Latitude Festival are teaming up with ActionAid to bring some of the UK’s top comedians together for a virtual stand-up comedy gig in support of women and girls leading change.

Latitude Festival and ActionAid have been working together for six years to inspire festival goers to stand up for the rights of women and girls around the world. This year amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, we’re launching ‘Stand Up with Women’, which will be Latitude’s first ever online event.

In an effort to beat the January blues and bring the nation some much-needed laughter, the one and only Jo Brand will be hosting the event on Thursday 21 January. There’ll also be performances from the fabulous Rosie JonesShazia Mirza and Kelly Convey, and a set from global comedy star Lepacious Bose in Nigeria. Queen of Ghanaian comedy Heiress Jacinta and brilliant impressionist Jan Ravens have just been added to complete the line up.

Money raised from ‘Stand Up with Women’ will go to support ActionAid’s vital work in over 40 countries, helping to end violence and fight poverty so that all women, everywhere, can create the future they want.

Stand Up With Women

Orla Fee from ActionAid UK says, “Right now, millions of women and girls around the world are fighting for their freedom, their futures and even their lives. Covid-19 has made a bad situation worse, deepening inequalities and exposing a hidden pandemic of violence and poverty.

But in communities large and small, away from the spotlight, women and girls are leading the change. With ActionAid’s support they are building a new world – one that’s safe and equal. We’re so excited about Stand Up With Women and incredibly grateful that money raised will go to support ActionAid’s work standing with women and girl leaders.”

Tickets for the two-hour show are £10 and are available here.

You can see the great work ActionAid do here.