Benow is a melting-pot of of events, ideas, art, community and activism to explore and celebrate the culture of women. It is a Festival in Falmouth, Cornwall. This show is a collection of conversations with inspiring women, recordings of some of the events of the past editions of the Festival.
The word 'Benow' is a Cornish adjective that means ‘female/feminine’. We have chosen this word to name the the project because we want to celebrate and nurture everybody’s feminine side, regardless of the gender they identify as. By chance, the word can also be seen as a pun and read as Be-Now: a mindful invitation to fully focus on and live the present moment, an opportunity to be the best version of yourself in the here and now.
Benow is also a digital hub for creative exchange, in which the culture of women is shared, co-curated and co-created. It is a community in which each person can find their voice. Where dialogues and conversations are the starting point for a shift in paradigm.