ARTIST OF THE WEEK - Louise Jordan

31 March 2021
Louise Jordan AOTW

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ARTIST OF THE WEEK - Louise Jordan

We are proud to feature a range of artists and friends through this series of Wiltshire Creative Connects films we created during the Spring of 2020.

Shining a spotlight on artists

Each week, through a series of short films, we will profile one of the amazing artists who either live locally or has worked with Wiltshire Creative.

Louise Jordan is a songwriter and performer with an MA in Human Rights, who grew up in Salisbury. With 10 years’ experience touring in the UK & Europe, she's performed at arts centres, festivals, libraries, museums, galleries, historic buildings, schools and care homes.  Louise has released 7 recordings and gained radio play on the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show & BBC Radio 4.
Her previous toured work includes one-woman shows No Petticoats Here, about extraordinary women of the First World War and The Hard Way about working class suffragette Hannah Mitchell. As an artist, Louise’s work aims to challenges concepts of gender, and to ask how collective cultural memory is is made and maintained.

“an arresting album and an important historical document.” Songlines

“the diligence of a scholar and the heart of an artist …It is in responses like this set of songs that our collective cultural memories are kept alive.” R2 Magazine

“Jordan has produced one of the most touching and powerful folk albums of the year so far.” Sunday Express

Her recent commissions include writing about women’s heritage include Dreadnought South West (2019), UK Parliament (2018) & Groninger Museum (2016) and Louise has shared her work with academics and heritage professionals at the National Trust and the University of Oxford through the Women and Power Conference (2019) and Women’s History Network (2018).

As qualified secondary school teacher & established Music Leader, Louise has led 2 HLF funded projects supporting young people to write songs about women’s history ‘Never Had They Ever’ (with The Urban Vocal Group, Portsmouth 2018) & ‘What Did It Do For Her?’ (with Wiltshire Creative 2019).

 

Click on the link below to see an interview with John Cox and Louise Jordan.

Click here for more information about Louise Jordan.