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How to Have Fun at Work

March 19 @ 4:00 pm - 8:15 pm GMT

The value of women in the workplace should never be underestimated and particularly within our communities. We are celebrating International Women’s Day in partnership with Medway Council and the Federation of Small Businesses in the only way we know how to do this – by having some FUN AT WORK!

Funny Women has been empowering women in the comedy industry for over 20 years and in response to the demand for our programmes in the workplace we run our HERlarious programme to encourage professional women to have their voice.

We learn and bond through the collective power of humour and we retain a lot more information and build relationships with the people we work with by having a few laughs.

Our very special free event is aimed at exactly that as part of our Comedy in the Community programme here in Medway. It features workshops, panel discussion, essential networking and live comedy (of course!), and we will show you how to express your ideas more confidently and freely using some of the tried and tested tricks of the comedy trade.

We have carefully curated a programme to boost your confidence to take on a leadership within your community, to apply for a job you’ve always wanted or to say what you think in a meeting.

Get valuable advice on how to ‘perform’, write great copy, bring your ideas to life and develop techniques to communicate more effectively. We will be showing you how to create your own material, interpret body language, tell a story and develop a strong personal narrative with humour.

Everyone is encouraged to attend, regardless of gender.

Take part in a lively round of quickfire workshops facilitated by amazing local business women.  There are four topics to choose from:

CAN YOU FEEL IT?! GET YOUR BUSINESS MOJO RUNNING

YOU COULDN’T MAKE IT UP: HOW TO IMPROVISE

INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY – LET’S GET SOCIAL!

CONTENT AND INFLUENCE: HOW TO USE HUMOUR EFFECTIVELY

Followed by an interactive panel featuring local leaders and live comedy. Coffee and tea will be served upon arrival and a drinks reception will take place before the comedy.

For details about the workshop leaders facilitators, panellists, performers and more read the article HERE.  

This event is FREE to attend and fully funded by Medway Council and the UK Government Levelling Up initiative. However, we are asking for optional donations to our nominated charity, the Wisdom Hospice.

SCHEDULE

16:00 – 16.30 Registration, networking and introduction; tea and coffee
16.30 – 17.10 Workshops Round 1
17:20 – 18:00 Workshops Round 2
18:00 – 18:45 Panel discussion
18:45 – 19:30 Drinks reception
19:30 – 20:15 Live Comedy

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Comedy Shorts Award Entry Requirements

The deadline for registration for the Comedy Shorts Award has passed.

Funny Women NextUp…Comedy Shorts Award

Are you a budding Director? Producer? Screenwriter? Are you collaborating with friends to make a funny video? Then we are looking for YOU!

If you have a short film or sketch that you think is hilarious, then enter your work for our Comedy Shorts Award to be in with a chance of winning some life-changing support and mentoring from comedy professionals.

WHAT KIND OF FILM ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?

A 1- 6 minute film that can take the form of anything comical. It’s a great opportunity to show us your creative flair and have fun!

WHO CAN ENTER?

This award is open to all women filmmakers and content developers. The film must be an original narrative created, produced and devised by a woman, or women, although male cast and crew members are allowed.

ARE THERE ANY ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR MY FILM?

Yes – we require all films to be 6 minutes or under, to be entirely original dialogue, to not feature brand logos and most importantly, to only use music with the written consent of the performer and/or publisher either personally or via the PRS system https://www.prsformusic.com/ .

WHAT WILL YOU DO WITH MY FILM?

We will broadcast selected entries on our Funny Women YouTube channel and social media (so keep an eye out) and the top 10 finalists’ films will also hosted on a dedicated Funny Women Comedy Shorts Awards page on our website. We will also broadcast the final 3 entries as part of the grand final night.

HOW IS IT JUDGED?

Films are judged for production, concept, delivery/performance, creativity, writing and overall funniness. The top 10 films are then viewed by an independent judging panel of top television and film industry professionals who will choose one overall winner and two runners up. The final three will be invited to attend the grand final in London on the 23rd September.

WHAT CAN I WIN?

2021 Funny Women Awards Prizes

The deadline for registration for the Comedy Shorts Award has passed.

If you need further information please contact us here