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Changing the cultural narrartive through the stories we tell.

Persistent and Nasty is a Scotland based podcast series and creative activism initiative for women and other marginalised voices in the stage and screen industries. We are Scotland's first feminist podcast, host script reading events and run monthly coffee mornings at Glasgow's Tron Theatre.

 

Our goal is to create a project that is fun, safe and supportive, but is also an act of protest. Find out more here.

The Coffee Mornings are back!
Click the event links below to find out more and book now.

  • Persistent and Nasty Coffee Morning - March 2024
    Persistent and Nasty Coffee Morning - March 2024
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, 29 Mar
    Glasgow
    29 Mar 2024, 11:00 – 13:00
    Glasgow, 63 Trongate, Glasgow G1 5HB, UK
    29 Mar 2024, 11:00 – 13:00
    Glasgow, 63 Trongate, Glasgow G1 5HB, UK
    Monthly coffee mornings that are a supportive space for women and non-binary people working in the arts in Scotland to network and reflect.
  • Persistent and Nasty Coffee Morning - May 2024
    Persistent and Nasty Coffee Morning - May 2024
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, 31 May
    Glasgow
    31 May 2024, 11:00 – 13:00
    Glasgow, 63 Trongate, Glasgow G1 5HB, UK
    31 May 2024, 11:00 – 13:00
    Glasgow, 63 Trongate, Glasgow G1 5HB, UK
    Monthly coffee mornings that are a supportive space for women and non-binary people working in the arts in Scotland to network and reflect.
  • Persistent and Nasty Coffee Morning - January 2024
    Persistent and Nasty Coffee Morning - January 2024
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, 26 Jan
    Glasgow
    26 Jan 2024, 11:00 – 13:00
    Glasgow, 63 Trongate, Glasgow G1 5HB, UK
    26 Jan 2024, 11:00 – 13:00
    Glasgow, 63 Trongate, Glasgow G1 5HB, UK
    Monthly coffee mornings that are a supportive space for women and non-binary people working in the arts in Scotland to network and reflect.

Harassment in the Performing Arts.  
Guides for Freelancers and Organisations.

Persistent and Nasty are part of the Harassment in the Performing Arts Working Group, a short-term, independent Working Group convened by the Federation of Scottish Theatre (FST). Many individuals took part in focus groups to inform thecontent of the guide. It is underpinned by what they told us, by other research and current legal advice. Everyone who contributed to its development is an experienced professional freelance worker or employee in the performing arts, coming from a range of different backgrounds. Our shared vision is to end sexual harassment in the industry. Find out more here

"Persistent and Nasty who have been key in re-shaping our understanding of creating safer working environments within the sector. They have continued to challenge dominant narratives and I have seen them tackle the important issues whilst displaying incredible leadership during difficult times. They are at the forefront of driving inclusivity in Scottish theatre and bringing people together; within the current landscape it’s particularly vital that companies like Persistent and Nasty exist". 

Jackie Wylie

Artistic Director - National Theatre of Scotland

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