Roughlee ready for composer's remarkable WWI show

Louise Jordan
Louise Jordan

This October, Roughlee Village Centre will welcome the critically acclaimed composer, musician, and singer Louise Jordan to perform her collection of original songs about inspirational women from WWI.

Louise's show, No Petticoats Here, combines live and recorded sound, promising a rich visual and auditory experience that truly connects the audience with the past, telling the real-life stories of remarkable women of the Great War.

Inspired by the story of Dorothy Lawrence, an orphan who dressed as a soldier to visit the Western Front and pursue her journalistic ambitions, Louise quickly became fascinated by the stories of female ambulance drivers, scientists, footballers and spies.

“It’s exciting to see a nationally-renowned performer like Louise performing in such an intimate venue as Roughlee Village Centre," said Simon Cronshaw, Roughlee Parish Councillor. "It’s not every day you have world-class performances on your village doorstep.

"We’re keen to introduce many more arts events here in Roughlee as a way of bringing people together for a great night out, and what better way to start than a celebration of the hidden stories of women in the Great War,” he added.

Developing its cultural programme, Roughlee Village Centre has joined join Spot On, a rural touring network across Lancashire that promotes and hosts high quality professional arts events in local village halls, churches, and schools and funded by Lancashire Council.

The performance takes place on Saturday, October 14th at 7pm at Roughlee Village Centre. Tickets can be purchased in advance online from http://roughleenopetticoats.eventbrite.co.uk for £10 with all proceeds going to support Roughlee Village Centre.