STAND-UP poet and comedian Kate Fox is bringing a thought-provoking show about ‘northern women’ to Wharfedale.

Where There’s Muck There’s Bras takes a look at ‘the hidden history of writers, scientists, sportswomen, politicians, protesters, musicians, innovators, activists and other heroines who represent the grit, determination and spirit of the North’s women’.

Kate, a regular on Radio 4, also explores why some women get remembered while others remain virtually unknown despite their achievements.

She includes the UK’s first astronaut, Helen Sharman, and music hall star Hylda Baker in the former category; while putting Lilian Bader - one of the first black women in the RAF - and the MP who led the Jarrow March, ‘Red Ellen’ Wilkinson, into the latter.

Kate’s fans include fellow comedian Sarah Millican, who describes her as ‘funny, quirky and a wonderful writer’.

Where There’s Much There’s Bras, meanwhile, has been critically acclaimed with Shauna Lewis, from Durham Book Festival, praising it for being ‘insightful, hilarious and thought-provoking’.

The show will be performed at Otley Courthouse at 7.30pm on Friday, March 15 - and aspiring writers will also have a chance to meet the performer beforehand at a 90 minute writing workshop.

The workshop will take place earlier in the day, from 2pm to 3.30pm, and will include the opportunity for participants to read and work on their poem with Kate. There is even a chance that one may be read out by her during the evening performance.

Tickets are available for the workshop and performance combined, or for the evening performance only.

For more details visit, call (01943) 467466 or pop into the Courthouse, on Courthouse Street.

The Otley performance has been supported by Otley Town Council and Otley Women Together.