28 Apr 2014

Solomon Islands selects women only group to attend festival

7:35 pm on 28 April 2014

Solomon Islands first ever national women's theatre troupe has been selected to attend this year's Melanesian Festival of the Arts in Port Moresby.

The all-women States of Change group is a British Council managed project which uses theatre to convey an anti-violence message.

The country director of the British Council in New Zealand, Ingrid Leary, says the group has been invited by the Solomon Islands' Government to perform at the festival in June.

"It's a real sign of the government's support for the project and it also means that the women will have the opportunity to help develop an international profile for the Solomon Islands through theatre and also through women's involvement in theatre."

Country director of the British Council New Zealand, Ingrid Leary.