Written by Kirsty Rowan
On Saturday the 27th of October, members of the HIWC put on a performance of Ghosts of Artists Past, dramatic readings from some of history’s most inspiring female creatives.
From Frida Kahlo to Sylvia Plath, writers, poets and painters, we embraced the magical Halloween spirit and took the the streets with our candles and ghostly faces. Stopping at four of Heidelberg Altstadt’s most beautiful squares, we had seven ghosts reading excerpts and histories from these wonderful women’s lives.
The event was in aid of raising funds for art supplies and classes for women refugees living in Heidelberg, and to seed a children’s puppet theatre if we received enough funds. We are happy to say that thanks to the overwhelming generosity of our family and friends, we raised €880 for this excellent cause, and we look forward to putting together the art programme for 2019.