About Storm in a Teacup!
STORM IN A TEACUP is a London-based collective set up with the aim of promoting women in the arts.
Fed up with finding no platform for our amazingly talented female musician, writer, poet, artist and illustrator friends we decided to do something about it. The project has now escalated with a fanzine, club nights and record label all in the pipeline!
Following the successful launch of our zine and clubnight we want to spread the word and get as many people as we can to join our group. So whether you want to play a gig at one of our events, write for the fanzine or just want to meet like-minded people, then join our group and get in touch.
In 2010 STORM IN A TEACUP helped to programme LADYFEST TEN festival celebrating 10 years of the feminist arts DIY subculture with a 3 day festival of music and arts. In 2011 STORM IN A TEACUP were invited to be a part of the first ever Women of the World Festival at the Southbank Centre and created a limited edition commemorative Zine. SIATC are now digital advocates for the 2012 festival.
Since 2011 STORM IN A TEACUP have also actively supported East London Fawcett Group and their campaigns.
In 2012 Storm in a Teacup joined together with two other collectives; Girls Get Busy & Not So Popular to start a super collective; LETS START A PUSSY RIOT in order to fund raise and raise awareness about jailed Russian punk band PUSSY RIOT. The LETS START A PUSSY RIOT collective are currently working on a book featuring creative responses from the PUSSY RIOT movement.
We are also currently planning lots more feminist cross-cultural collaborative events for 2013.
- May 2013 (2)
- April 2013 (1)
- February 2013 (5)
- January 2013 (2)
- December 2012 (1)
- November 2012 (6)
- October 2012 (2)
- September 2012 (12)
- August 2012 (7)
- July 2012 (5)
- June 2012 (2)
- May 2012 (7)
- April 2012 (6)
- March 2012 (4)
- February 2012 (6)
- January 2012 (1)
- December 2011 (2)
- November 2011 (6)
- October 2011 (7)
- September 2011 (5)
- August 2011 (1)
- July 2011 (4)
- June 2011 (9)
- May 2011 (1)
- April 2011 (2)
- March 2011 (1)
- February 2011 (5)
- January 2011 (2)
- December 2010 (1)
- November 2010 (6)
- October 2010 (11)
- September 2010 (8)
- August 2010 (4)
- July 2010 (5)
- June 2010 (7)
- May 2010 (8)
- April 2010 (3)
- March 2010 (1)
- February 2010 (1)
Great East London Art Audit – Results Launch
Friday 24 May
7pm: Calvert 22, 22 Calvert Avenue, London E2 7JP
As part of Calvert 22’s exhibition ‘…how is it towards the east?’, ELF have been invited to unveil the findings of our year-long campaign to examine the position of women within the arts in contemporary London. We hope the body of up-to-date statistics we will reveal will provide an objective basis for future discourse on the subject. Calvert 22’s month-long exhibition and events programme comprises talks, workshops, screenings and new commissions. Fostering conversations on subjects such as how histories are written and recorded in print and on screen, the programme is partially an opportunity to critically examine modes of self-organisation.
To register for this event please email firstname.lastname@example.org
MORE INFO: http://eastlondonfawcett.org.uk
<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/63163723″>FRINGE! FILM AND ARTS FEST TRAILER 2013</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/kostakis”>KONSTANTINOS MENELAOU</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>
20 February – 13 April 2013
Wednesday – Saturday, 11am-5pm
Exhibition opening event:
Friday 22 February, from 6pm
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/473154289414313/
Challenger’s venue-wide exhibition combines participatory sculptural objects with digital projection and a small farm.
Concerned with mass objectification of the self, the artist asks us to join her in questioning the level of control being wielded by a supposedly ‘free’ environment like the internet. Themes of habitual performance, viral infiltration and feminine identity link earlier forms of human control by pseudo-sexual torture (exacted upon women who asserted their individuality) with cultural homogenisation on a global scale.
This exhibition premieres new works developed by Tamsyn Challenger during the artist’s residency with Beaconsfield since June 2012.
Monoculture expands beyond the galleries and works on the public in a truly viral way through online interaction and a series of related time-based events off-site.
The Monoculture exhibition opening event forms part of the South London Art Map LAST Fridays late openings: http://www.southlondonartmap.com
Beaconsfield hosts February’s Bankside Afterparty with bar open late.
22 Newport Street, Vauxhall, London SE11 6AY
+44 (0)20 7582 6465
MORE INFO: http://www.beaconsfield.ltd.uk
OBR UK Art Festival | 14th Feb 2013
One Billion Rising, the new initiative of Eve Ensler, Tony Award winning author of the Vagina Monologues, is a campaign that seeks to end violence towards women and girls. OBR UK Art Festival brings together artists, performers, dancers, poets and playwrights, in unity against violence. Once we are aware of something we can begin to change it.
The 14th of February 2013 will mark the 15th anniversary of V-day, Eve Ensler’s foundation to help women victims of violence around the world. One Billion Rising celebrates that day making a stand against violence towards women, which is why this year we are reaching out to as many organizations as we can. This year we will be working with museums and galleries across the nation, putting on exhibitions that highlight the issues at stake.
We will be having dance parties in institutions, and cultural centers in unity against violence. Working with established seminal artists such as Judy Chicago, as well as emerging talent OBR UK Art Festival will be putting on exhibitions, film screenings and a series of talks, using art and culture to help us rethink our social structures. JOIN US!
One Billion Rising, the new initiative of Eve Ensler, Tony Award winning author of the Vagina Monologues, is a global campaign, a grassroots movement that from Lima, to Paris, New Delhi to Kinshasa, Manila, to Bahrain is clamoring, loud and clear, for the end of violence towards women and girls. On February 14th, 2013, One Billion women and the men who love them will rise up on the planet, joining Eve Ensler and the activists of her foundation V-Day to strike, dance, shake the world and shift the energy, empower women and girls and break the cycle of violence.
Art has long been a vehicle of protest and an agent of change. Art is the most powerful the most direct and visceral way of speaking to people across boarders, and barriers. Art Motivates, art empowers, art opens people minds creating new ways of thinking. This is why I have wanted the OBR UK Art Festival as part of the campaign to bring together artists, performers, dancers, poets, playwrights, art lovers and the public in unity against violence. Once we are aware of something we can begin to change it.
Nadja Romain, Chair OBR UK Art Festival
Tue. 12th Feb.2013,4.00pm-8.00pm @ The Royal College of Art, 15-25 Howie Street, Battersea, London, SW11 4AS
Organised by CUNTemporary as part of the symposium “State and Statuses in art and cultural production” at the Royal College of Art.
BODIES OF SILENCE is a special project curated in support of ONE BILLION RISING London Art Festival, which includes international artists Regina José Galindo (Guatemala), Sukran Moral (Turkey) and Pilar Albarracín (Spain). Some of the emerging artists selected have been the result of an open call for work that stresses the ethical and political implications of silence as a by-product of traumatic crime.
Wed. 13th Feb. 2013 11.00am@ The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN
At The National Gallery curator Minna Moore will be offering a tour of the Titian paintings with an eye to addressing the subject of violence towards women. Spaces on this tour are limited please email email@example.com to reserve a place
Thu. 14th Feb. 2013,From 10.30am to 6.00pm @Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX
For one day only the Dan Graham Drop-in-Centre, at The Hayward Gallery, will become a hub of intelligences as activists, community organizers, political thinkers, commentators and professions are brought together to reach out and discuss what they do with each other, as well as with visiting artists, art lovers and the public. Join Us!
Thu. 14th Feb. 2013, 7.00pm to 11.00pm @ PLATFORM café bar & terrace, 1-7 Westgate Street, London E8 3RL
When Words Are Made Flesh
Organised by CUNTemporary
BODIES OF SILENCE is a special project curated in support of ONE BILLION RISING London Art Festival, which includes international artists Regina José Galindo (Guatemala), Sukran Moral (Turkey) and Pilar Albarracín (Spain). Tickets: £5.00
Mon. 18th Feb. 2013, 1.00pm @ The Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High St, London E1 7QX
Lunch time screening of Women Art Revolution and a screening of Nina Menekes specially made short film to celebrate One Billion Rising.
Through intimate interviews, provocative art, and rare, historical film and video footage, this feature documentary reveals how art addressing political consequences of discrimination and violence, the Feminist Art Revolution radically transformed the art and culture of our times
12th – 23rd Feb. 2013,(showing on selected dates) @ Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL
Narratives from The Great Lakes
A major exhibition that aims to shed new light on a country gripped by the world’s longest running war ‘I Dream of Congo: Narratives from The Great Lakes’ will be a unique exhibition combining words and images from renowned international creatives alongside a groundbreaking exhibition of photos taken by women in eastern Congo.
15th-23rd Feb. 2013 @ Cass Gallery, London Met University Central House, 159 Whitechapel High Street, London E17 4NP
Feminism is about equality and many world issues are considered by emerging, established and student artists. Work by Oriana Fox and Sarah Maple and 35 other artists. Free Entry
Sun. 24th Febr. 2013, 4.00pm @ Vibe Gallery, 100 Clements Road, SE16 4DG London
project ANNA is an artistic collaboration between Ewa Bathelier and Paulina Palian. It is a series of 10 dresses which symbolise evolution that ANNA undertakes from the moment she puts on the white wedding dress. Journey starts from the dress which almost unable her to move to the ultra mini black dress. All the dresses in between are a diary of the transformation. Each creation is shorter and braver; the white is gradually taken over the black. et just because dresses are lighter and smaller doesn’t mean ANNA has more freedom in them. Gradually the weight of the fabric taken from her body is added to the weight on her head. ANNA won’t ever become free…
6th-17th March 2013 Private Views: 9th & 16th March, The Old Police Station, 114-116 Amersham Vale, New Cross London SE14 6LG
While the binaries suggest an opposition of one thing against another, this exhibition is wondering if the notion of Either/or could give way to Either/and…Mixed-media works by 38 artists .Free Entry
FOR FULL LISTINGS & MORE INFORMATION; http://www.obrartfest.co.uk/
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/474135362649184/
Live: MIDAS FALL + AU PALAIS + SKINNY GIRL DIET + CAT BEAR TREE
DJs: CHVRCHES + KARIN PARK + NEUROTIC MASS MOVEMENT + THE VOYEURIST + SHEEN
Speakers: KERRY MCCARTHY MP + MIKE LERNER + MASHA KARP
Time: 6pm – 11pm *Set times coming soon…
Entry: Advance tickets £5 (http://www.wegottickets.com/event/208245) / on door £6.
On 21 February 2012, members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot performed a “punk prayer” in a Moscow church for which they were arrested, detained for several months and eventually sentenced on 17 August 2012 to 2 years imprisonment. With two of the three members remaining imprisoned (Nadezhda “Nadya” Tolokonnikova and Maria “Masha“ Alyokhina), SHATTERJAPAN and POPULAR have collaborated to bring you a whole evening of entertainment, including people from the international music, film and political worlds, to commemorate the 1 year anniversary of the punk prayer performance and to celebrate freedom of expression.
Led by the hauntingly melancholic vocals of Elizabeth Heaton, Edinburgh-born and Manchester-based Midas Fall have sculpted a distinctive sound, combining elements of electronica and post-rock to create taut, shimmering soundscapes. Their 2010 debut LP “Eleven. Return and Revert” enjoyed critical acclaim internationally, with the opening track featured on the BBC drama “Lip Service.” This year sees the release of their long-awaited second album “Wilderness” on the eclectic Monotreme Records label
AU PALAIS (www.aupalaismusic.com)
Au Palais are a brother-sister duo from Toronto operating in London. They are currently completing their debut LP, an expansion of their dark, brooding, pop music that they first revealed on their Tender Mercy EP. Canada meets the UK…
SKINNY GIRL DIET (www.skinnygirldietband.tumblr.com)
One of the most exciting new all-girl bands in the UK and representing the capital city, these Riot Grrrls know how to roar!
CAT BEAR TREE (www.facebook.com/CatBearTreeBand)
Deriving their name from a kick ass cat and a cowardly bear, Cat Bear Tree are a London-based trio whose indie, melodic, sometimes poppy, sometimes punky tunes nod to indie alt acts like Sleater-Kinney, Electrelane and Warpaint. They’re currently gigging across London and beyond whilst preparing for the release of their debut EP.
This brilliant Glasgow electro band are set to take the UK by storm, having recently made it to the last five in the BBC Sound of 2013 poll, and are about to embark on their headlining UK tour. The music world is CHVRCHES’ oyster. Lead singer Lauren Mayberry joins us on this special evening. Lauren also co-founded TYCI, a collective run by women with a blog, zine, radio show and monthly live event in Glasgow (www.tyci.org.uk) – check it out!
KARIN PARK (www.karinpark.com)
Swedish electro genius Karin Park released her fantastic album “Highwire Poetry” in 2012, a year when she supported Gary Numan and enjoyed a UK headlining tour. Karin brought the house down with her DJ set at Hoxton last year – we’re looking forward to her shaking that roof again.
NEUROTIC MASS MOVEMENT (www.facebook.com/NEUROTICMASSMOVEMENT)
This seminal London band plays with clichés and transforms ordinary ideas into savage beasts, never afraid to make fun of themselves and their immediate environment. Their EP “EMPIRE OF TIN” will be released end of March 2013.
THE VOYEURIST (www.facebook.com/TheVoyeuristMusic)
Singer Sarah Nag and guitarist Richard “Rusty” Ruston make up this dark electro pop duo from London, who have supported the iconic likes of Peaches, Grimes and The Ting Tings, also remixing for MEN (JD Samson), Kool Thing and Au Palais.
Six-piece London band who are on the up and up
Kerry studied Russian, Politics and Linguistics at Liverpool University. Elected as the MP for Bristol East in 2005, Kerry is now a Shadow Foreign Minister. Her portfolio includes human rights, migration, international crime and the drugs trade, as well as UK relations with China, the Far East, South East Asia, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, the Caribbean, and Latin America. Kerry is a member of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Russia, and as part of her work on human rights she attended the Pussy Riot trial in Russia in August last year. Since the imprisonment of Maria Alyokhina, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Ekaterina Samucevich, Kerry has been working closely with the Performers’ Alliance and is one of Pussy Riot’s strongest advocates in the UK.
Mike Lerner is a 2012 Academy Award-nominated producer/director (documentary “Hell and Back Again”) and co-producer/director of 2013 Sundance award-winning film “PUSSY RIOT – A PUNK PRAYER.” Over the course of six months, Lerner and Maxim Pozdorovkin filmed this documentary feature, telling the incredible story of the three Pussy Riot members Nadya, Masha and Katya who were given a two-year prison sentence for their 40-second “punk performance.” With unparalleled access, the film looks at the real people behind their now-famous colourful balaclavas. We will screen a clip of the exclusive footage at this event.
Masha Karp is a trustee of Rights in Russia and a London-based freelance journalist with a special interest in relations between Russia and the West. Masha was Russian Features editor (1997-2009) and a producer (1991-1997) with the BBC Russian Service.
– Protect your arts communities and FREE PUSSY RIOT!
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/318107361622269/
‘That girl thinks she’s the queen of the neighborhood. I got news for you, she is!’ (Bikini Kill ‘Rebel Girl’)
The YEASTIE GIRLS show re-visits the ethos of ‘Riot Grrrl’ – the
underground feminist punk rock movement that took place in early
nineties west coast America.
The show aims to bring together today’s riot grrrl inspired creativity;
art, music, writing, zines……. Is riot grrrl still relevant 20 years
on? Are women now more empowered and supportive of one another?
The 90s riot grrrl movement allowed women their own creative space to make political statements about the issues they were facing in the
male oriented punk rock community, as well as in society; to express
their views on issues such as rape, domestic abuse, sexuality, and
female empowerment. As Tobi Vail (drummer with Bikini Kill) said, the
purpose of the Riot Grrrls was to fight against the things that kept
women divided, to start a discourse and to give importance to women and the things that they do.
So, has anything changed in the last 20s years? What issues should we be addressing now? Can we still make our voices heard? What form does Riot Grrrl creativity take in 2013?
We will be inviting artists to take part, but would love to hear
from ARTISTS, MUSICIANS, ZINE MAKERS, ART COLLECTIVES etc. who want to get involved; please CONTACT US with your ideas. All ideas are welcomed…….and no, you don’t have to be female, it’s open to everyone
- “We’re not anti-boy, we’re pro-girl” (Molly Neuman, Bratmobile)
For more info or ot get involved contact Emma at Cultivate via the usual e.mail address firstname.lastname@example.org
Girls Get Busy: In Colour! online exhibition & e-party
FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/566914693338586/
Girls Get Busy have an exciting new online exhibition of colourful contributions that were originally printed in b&w in Girls Get Busy Zine on @rt b@by g@llery from 16th February – 16th March 2013
♡ ARTISTS ♡ – Mimi Sotudeh, Josephine Edwards, Hannah Hill, Jasmin Risk, Lee Rey, Camilla Carè Bethany Lamont, Jodie Skilton, Sasha Cresdee, Amanda Dias, Kate Rolison, Beth Siveyer, Rebecca Cooper, Hannah Le Feuvre, Melanie Jane, Arvida Byström Adee Roberson, Joanna Simpson, Holly Lucas, Delilah Rosier. Curated by Beth Siveyer
♡ JOIN US ON PLUG.DJ FOR THE E-LAUNCH PARTY ON SATURDAY 16TH FEB 8-11PM (GMT) ♡
Just log in using Facebook or Google at the web address and you’re in:http://plug.dj/girls-get-busy-in-colour-launch
(the link won’t go live until 16th Feb)
You can chat & make new friends, virtually dance to music videos played by our artist DJs and have a cute animal avatar.
DJs to be announced!
JUST WANT TO CLARIFY THAT THE E-LAUNCH PARTY IS AN ONLINE EVENT, SO YOU JUST HAVE TO ATTEND VIA YOUR COMPUTER ♥
The live link to the party chat room will be shared on the 16th Feb, and the party starts at 8pm GMT!
Poster art by Camilla Care
East London Fawcett Group’s expanding campaign is starting 2013 with a series of exciting events, open to all! Join us this Saturday, for a tour of Hannah Sawtell’s latest project Vendor, at Bloomberg SPACE (meet at 12.30pm, Bloomberg SPACE, EC2A 1PQ).
On January 17th, ELF members are invited to an evening tour of group exhibition The Vivisector, centred around the work of Cindy Sherman, at Sprüth Magers Gallery. This will be followed by a trip to The Riflemaker Gallery for Deflowered – a retrospective exhibition of Judy Chicago works dating from the 1960′s. At both tours we will be treated to presentations from senior gallery staff members, (meet at 6.30pm, Sprüth Magers, W1S 4EJ).
Then, on 27th January, we will be presenting a tour of Judy Chicago and Louise Bourgeois, Helen Chadwick, Tracey Emin at Ben Uri Gallery, conducted by the show’s curator Rachel Dickson, followed by a trip to Camden Arts Centre to see Film in Space: An exhibition of film and expanded cinema selected by Guy Sherwin (meet at 1.30pm, Ben Uri Gallery, NW8 0RH).
All are very welcome. Check out our Upcoming Events page for further details and email@example.com to register for any of the above.
Free Film Screening: The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum Monday 21st January, 7pm
Cremer Street Salon, Unit 3 (ground floor), 37 Cremer St, Cremer Business Centre, E2 8HD. For more info please see attached invitation and map. To register please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Free workshop for One Billion Rising Campaign with Stella Creasy MP Tuesday 22nd January,7pm – account3, 3 Birkbeck Street, London E2 6JY
As part of the One Billion Rising Campaign, East London Fawcett is hosting a campaign workshop for your chance to get involved and talk about how ELF can campaign together to end violence against women. During the workshop, we will be considering effective campaign ideas and planning campaigns ahead of the One Billion Rising event on 14 February 2013. Information about One Billion Rising and OBR UK Art Festival. (Directions: from Bethnal Green Tube station walk towards Whitechapel along Cambridge heath road, take first right at the post box. Account3 reception is on the left hand side) e-Directions: www.multimap.com/s/RYwM2R2
Free Exhibition Tour: Judy Chicago and Louise Bourgeois, Helen Chadwick, Tracy Emin Sunday 27th January 1:30pm – Ben Uri Gallery, 108A Boundary Road, London, London NW8 0RH
For more info: http://elf-audit.com/upcoming-events/To register please email: email@example.com
Heartbreak Laundrette, Sunday 17th February (TBC)
In collaboration with Pamphlet’s Heartbreak Launderette, ELF will host an afternoon of performance and discussion exploring celebrity breakup culture and the portrayal of female role models in the media, ultimately questioning the impact this can have on women and young girls. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to be involved.
ELF Talks: Women and Advertising, Thursday 21st March, 7pm – TBC
With a distinguished panel including Bonnie Greer and leading figures from the advertising industry, ELF will be asking will be considering if brands and advertisers are communicating well with women and, if not, why? This event aims to discuss the way that brands and advertisers talk to women when selling their products, and how these methods influence gender bias in society.
EAST LONDON FAWCETT: http://eastlondonfawcett.org.uk/
Women, Protest and the Nature of Female Rebellion@ LSE
Ralph Miliband Programme: movement, protest and social change
Date: Tuesday 22 January 2013
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Speaker: Laurie Penny
Taking in Pussy Riot and the 2011 uprisings, and stretching back to the Paris Commune, a contextual look at how the rage and pride of women is personal, political – and endlessly powerful.
Laurie Penny is a journalist, blogger and author. She is currently a columnist and reporter for The Independent.
This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For any queries email email@example.com or call 020 7955 6043.