After a successful launch last year, Electric Forest will be bringing back the Her Forest Program, a cohesive series of events and options meant to build community among the women attendees of the festival this year. The program’s activities are open to people who identify as women and focus on three main themes: connection, inspiration, and comfort.During the first weekend, the festival will host the Her Forest curated events, which will feature up-and-coming women dancers, artists, musicians, and DJs. With applications open to apply, women from around the country will be chosen to be added to this year’s line-up. Women-only camping will be available within the larger GA camping grounds during the event as well. With an emphasis on community building while also creating a comfortable and safe space for women who might attending the festival alone, both weekends will feature this camping option, though spots are limited.Finally, 2017 will see the return of the Her Forest women’s panel. Last year, the panel was entitled Women: Game Changers in Creativity Panel and featured Alana Rocklin (STS9),Dessa (Doomtree), Miranda Zickler (Rabbit Wilde), Alicia Karlin (Madison House Presents Talent Buyer), Nova Han (Electric Forest 2016 Art Director), and host Kiki Federico. This year, Her Forest will be assembling a new panel for the second weekend, bringing together female artists and industry-insiders to talk about their experiences. You can listen to last year’s panel below, courtesy of the festival.Finally, the Her Forest program will be running a variety of meet-ups and circles throughout both weekends, giving ladies a chance to meet one another, make new connections, and build community. For more information about the Her Forest program, you can check out its webpage or watch the video below.
After a decade as number one, Cech has found himself second choice behind Thibaut Courtois this season as Chelsea won the Barclays Premier League and Capital One Cup. And the 32-year-old, who signed from Rennes in 2004 before playing a key role in winning every major club trophy, has hinted at his wish to move on this summer, despite still having a year to run on his contract. Petr Cech has been given the green light to talk to other clubs by Chelsea, according to the goalkeeper’s agent. Jose Mourinho expressed a reluctance for Cech to move to rivals Arsenal, who are rumoured to be interested in the goalkeeper, along with Liverpool, Paris St Germain, Besiktas, Real Madrid and others. Mourinho also said it would take “big” money to prise Cech away from Stamford Bridge. Chelsea are understood to be prepared to take the player’s wishes into consideration on deciding whether or not he can leave and his next destination. The Czech Republic international’s agent Viktor Kolar told talkSPORT: “Petr has a valid contract with his current club. However, I can confirm that we have been permitted by Chelsea to negotiate with interested parties and Petr has confirmed his interest to play regularly at a top club.” Press Association