Last year, I met up with Rowan Wright and El Parks, two well-known faces of Scotland’s music scene with a plan to create their dream club night. Desperate to create a night inspired by cult movies of yesteryear and their desire to find a club where ridiculous dancing is openly encouraged, the pair teamed up… Read More One Year of Drugstore Glamour: In The Mood For Dancing
March is a pretty exciting time – Women’s History Month, International Women’s Day and of course, it marks the first year anniversary of Aye Hen! It’s been a jam packed year of meeting and working with amazingly talented people and we can’t wait to continue our work long past this first birthday. To celebrate, we… Read More Women’s History Month in Glasgow
Glasgow’s LGBTQ+ scene may be smaller than its counterparts in London or Manchester, but it is playing host to the development of a uniquely creative, D.I.Y based kind of drag scene. Launched by few but now celebrated by many, the two main weekly shows that thrive in the city have been enjoying their first birthdays… Read More Ready To Suck Harder?
Scotland, and particularly Glasgow, has a wild amount of events focusing on creative women. If you’re anything like me, you’ll tick ‘going’ on Facebook to just about everything, as if in two months time you won’t still be completely overwhelmed by life’s responsibilities and completely forget you had plans. Well, I’ve decided to help you (and… Read More What’s on? Our woman-centric event rundown
El and Rowan are two prolific ladies when it comes to the Scottish creative scene. El Parks is an artist and DJ from Edinburgh who recently brought her talents to Glasgow, while Dundonian Rowan is well known for her music making on both the east and west coast since relocating to Glasgow in 2013. The two… Read More El Parks and Rowan Wright: Drugstore Glamour
Rhianne Forrest is a Creative Writing and Journalism student at the University of Strathclyde. At only 18, she absolutely adores writing, and we at Aye Hen are lucky to showcase her piece “Where The Wild Flowers Grow”. Wildflowers. You don’t think much of them. But they are amazing. Wildflowers grow. Wildflowers bloom. Wildflowers flourish. Sadly,… Read More Creative Writing: Where The Wild Flowers Grow by Rhianne Forrest
When I interviewed Jemma Hatherill last week, one name kept coming up again and again throughout our conversation: Tara Masterson Hally. Jemma’s passion for Tara’s work in several creative industries in Scotland was clear, and from that, I decided to get in touch with the woman herself. 23-year-old Tara is Irish, via America, England, Germany… Read More Master Of All Trades: An Interview With Tara Masterson Hally
Since I moved to Glasgow last year I’ve been dying to go to the monthly club night Push It. I’d heard about it from friends and seen endless Facebook events set on nights that due to several reasons I couldn’t make. During a family crisis I saw Push It were hosting a Nicki Minaj vs… Read More Push It Real Good: An Interview With Glasgow’s All Female Club Night
Reegan Brown is a first year English student at Strathclyde. She has a red belt in tae kwon do and loves The Velvet Underground. This short story looks at female sexuality and it is a powerful account of gender roles and the affect they can have on our lives. Dark hair, blue eyes, satin sheets.… Read More Creative Writing: The Game by Reegan Brown
I first came across Jemma Hatherill on a spontaneous night out to The Art School during my fresher’s experience in Glasgow. Drunkenly, the first thing I said when walking into The Vic Cafe’s smoky room at 1AM on a Thursday was “Oh my god, she is so cool. She is just so cool.” She just… Read More Tiger Beat, DJ Femme Fresh, PVC: Who is Jemma Hatherill?