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Rose McGowan: Brave

The actor and activist discusses her life and the realities of exposing the truth in a thought-provoking evening of raw, honest and important conversation.

Rose McGowan gained global recognition as a leading actor and is now best known as a feminist whistleblower, activist and agent of change. Interviewed live on stage, she gives her viewpoint on the inequality and injustice of the entertainment industry and what it’s like to shine a light on a multi-billion-dollar business built on systemic misogyny.

How can we dismantle the concept of ‘fame’? How do we continue to maintain the strength required to be brave?

The past 18 months have been an incredibly turbulent time in McGowan’s life, but her most recent and public experiences are only the very tip of the iceberg, and certainly not the most interesting or formative events in McGowan’s life. Born and raised in one cult, The Children of God, McGowan came of age in another, more visible cult: Hollywood.

In this strange world where she was continually on display and expected to be silent and cooperative, McGowan rebelled and asserted her true identity.

Now looking positively into the future, McGowan has immersed herself in her work as a writer, director and music artist, re-emerging in her own unique, courageous, controversial and fiercely unapologetic way. Her memoir/manifesto Brave was published in January 2018.

Dates & times

4 May 2019
Approximate run time: 120 mins
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Queen Elizabeth Hall


£15 - £25
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)
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need to know

Age recommendation
For ages 16+

Content warning
Contains some content of an adult nature.

Copies of Rose McGowan’s book Brave are available for £9.99 when you buy a ticket to the talk, to be collected at the event.