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Feel Good Friday – Boxing with Kombat Kate

28 May @ 11:00 - 11:45 BST

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Are you ready to float like a butterfly and sting like a bee?

Gloves at the ready! Sweat out your worries and stress with this 45-minute online boxing session. You’re in safe hands with TV’s Fight Director Kombat Kate – be prepared to get sweaty, learn some cool moves and understand some of the science behind boxing… without getting hit!

Gloves not essential but ideal. Read the SoA Awards 2021 shortlist announcement here. This year’s SoA Award winners will be announced online on Wednesday 9 June 2021. Find out more

This event is part of SoA Awards @ Home – ongoing virtual celebrations for this year’s Society of Authors’ Awards. The event will take place online via Zoom Webinar and a link will be sent to registered attendees.

Send us your questions in advance

If you would like to send questions in advance, email Sophia Jackson with ‘Kombat Kate – Question’ in the subject header. We will prioritise questions sent in advance and try to answer as many as we can from the audience on the day.


  • 5 mins – Intro from Sophia A Jackson, SoA’s Events Manager
  • 5 mins – Welcome and warm-up with Kombat Kate
  • 30 mins – Boxing
  • 2 mins – Cool down and close


Kate Waters – Theatre, film and TV Fight Director

Kate Waters has been a fight director in theatre, film and TV for 20 years, working on numerous productions and choreographing anything from a sword fight to a brawl. She is also a retired competitive boxer and a qualified boxing coach. During lockdowns in the last year, she took her skills online, reaching many people with Zoom boxing and stage combat sessions.

Website: www.kombatkate.co.uk | Twitter: @kombat_kate | Instagram: @kombat_kate

Thank you to the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) for supporting the SoA Awards

The Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) is a not-for-profit organisation started by writers for the benefit of all types of writers. Owned by its members, ALCS collects money due for secondary uses of writers’ work. It is designed to support authors and their creativity, ensure they receive fair payment and see their rights are respected. It promotes and teaches the principles of copyright and campaigns for a fair deal. It represents over 100,000 members, and since 1977 has paid around £500 million to writers (alcs.co.uk).


Book your place using the registration form below.

All SoA @ Home Feel Good Friday sessions are free to SoA Members only but, if you can afford it, we recommend a minimum £5 donation to the Authors’ Contingency Fund to help us support authors facing financial hardship during the health crisis. DONATE HERE

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Financial support for authors in need through the health crisis and beyond

Since March 2020, the Authors’ Contingency Fund has distributed over £1 million in small grants to authors facing financial hardship due to COVID-19.

With at least 57% of authors facing financial losses during the pandemic, we have helped people struggling financially due to contractual, employment and event cancellations, others who have lost income due to illness, and others prevented from working because of caring responsibilities.

As the health crisis continues, applications for grants continue to come in, and our emergency funds are running low.

So, if you are in a position to help, please donate via the link below. If you are an author facing financial hardship, please click here to see if we can help.


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20% off your first year with discount code SOAFESTIVAL20

The Society of Authors is the UK’s biggest trade union for authors – representing more than 11,300 writers, illustrators, translators and other creative practitioners.

Our standard subscription rate is just £26.25 per quarter (£18.50 for students).

As an SoA member, you’ll get:

  • Access to all our SoA @ Home Festival events for free
  • Unlimited one-to-one professional advice
  • Membership of our online and real-world professional networks
  • A range of member-only discounts, including books, insurance and travel
  • And much more.



28 May
11:00 - 11:45 BST
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