In Her Shoes is an immersive installation experience exploring the concepts of identity, stereotypes, and relationship to home.
Venue: The Dutch Barn, Wat Tyler Park, Pitsea, Essex, SS16 4UH
Dates: Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th June, 10am – 7pm
Tickets: Free, booking recommended to guarantee a slot
Book tickets: online at blownfusetheatre.co.uk/ihs-booking
Your 20-minute adventure begins as you step inside a shoe shop built for one. With former Bata Shoes employee Joan as your guide, you’re transported through time and along the way, you’ll meet real women from Essex, past and present.
As if by magic, the shoeboxes will transport you to the Bata Shoe Factory & Estate, the Marconi Factory, Kynochtown, and the Thames Explosive Works. You’ll visit Zimbabwe, Jamaica, and Southend Seafront in an intimate adventure that asks you: what is an Essex Girl? Will you take a walk In Her Shoes?
Learn even more about women from Essex and add your voice to the conversation at the In Her Shoes ‘Story Station’. Interact with prompts that surround the installation, read about other women from Essex and record your own story for our growing archive.
“A totally unique experience, I was absolutely blown away by it”
“The imagination, the care and the detail […] Is quite extraordinary”
23rd and 24th April – Chalkwell, Metal Culture, Chalkwell Hall
9th and 10th July – Chelmsford, The Meadows Shopping Centre
16th and 17th July – Colchester, Culver Square
In Her Shoes is supported with public funding by Arts Council England and The National Lottery Heritage Fund.