Yearly Archives: 2011

SIATC *DECEMBER* UPDATE

SIATC *UPDATE* DECEMBER 2011
Dear Teacups,

Seasons greetings to all and congrats to all the wonderful ladies and gents that have made it another fantastic year for feminism. 2012 is set to be yet another landmark year for feminism- so please get in touch if you would like to know how to get involved or if you want us to list your event on our updates.

Storm in a Teacup collective plan to put on some great feminist friendly art parties next year so contact us  if you would like to get involved or collaborate. storminateacup2009@googlemail.com

In November Storm in a Teacup  joined the East London Fawcett group at the Fawcett Society day of action “Dont Turn Back time on Womens equality” This clip from the Community Channel was filmed at our pre-protest tea party: (from around 1:46)

Coming up in December; UK Feminista’s MUFF MARCH, your last chance to see the “Women Art Revolution!” screening at the Whitechapel gallery on Sunday and the East London Fawcettgroups Christmas dinner social. See listings below.

And DONT MISS chance to submit your work for VV COLLECTIVE ‘s OPEN SUBMISSIONS giving female fine artists the chance to show work at “Show Your Face @ Cultivate Gallery in January 2012. Deadline this Sunday! More info below.

Our wonderful friends at Magpie Magazine are set to launch issue 5 in the new year. Pre-order your copy here:
www.indiegogo.com/Magpie-Magazine-Issue-Five

East London Fawcett group are looking for volunteers for their “Cutting Women Out” campaign. Particularly in the areas of:

·         At-desk research

·         Contacting local organisations

·         Coordinating focus groups/meetings with local organisations

·         Drafting a checking copy in the new year

Please get in touch if you are able to offer any time to support this project; eastlondonfawcett@googlemail.com

Please visit the Storm in a Teacup blog site to find out how to get involved in the collective and to keep up with the latest news. http://joinourteaparty.org


OPEN SUBMISSIONS | GET INVOLVED

FEMINIST ACTIVISM

East London Fawcett Group (ELF) was launched in June 2011 and are currently looking for volunteers for “Cutting Women Out” campaign. For more info info please email eastlondonfawcett@gmail.com
FACEBOOK GROUP: http://www.facebook.com/groups/eastlondonfawcett/

FEMINISTS OCCUPY London recently formed GET INVOLVED! *like* the facebook page and look out for info on next meetings!
FACEBOOK PAGE: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Feminists-Occupy-London/238003326255293

ART

VV Collective have opened up submissions for “Show your Face” exhibition @ Cultivate Gallery.
DEADLINE: 11 December
MORE INFO: http://wearevv.wordpress.com/members-lounge-2/
APPLY: http://wearevv.wordpress.com
FACEBOOK EVENT:http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=163466757079018

COMING UP IN DECEMBER

10 December || MUFF MARCH @ Harley Street. From 11.30 am “Your Labia is for life not just for Christmas!”  UK Feminista MUFF MARCH in Harley Street! Tired of cosmetic surgeons profiting from body hatred? Want to speak out against a porn culture that is driving more and more women to the surgeon’s table to get a ‘designer vagina’?
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/314791548546961/

10 December| | Bad Reputation @ Resistance Gallery, Bethnal Green. Brand new dance party queers and punx and grrrls and geeks and you! 9pm-2am
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/262665293781947/

10 December || Other Peoples Property Warehouse Party @ *Secret Location* OPP DJs & Guest DJs from 10pm – 6am. £8.00 on door
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=169182536508320

11 December || !Women Art Revolution Screening @ Whitechapel Gallery. Screening at 3pm FREE For over forty years, Director Lynn Hershman Leeson has collected hundreds of hours of interviews with visionary artists, historians, curators and critics who shaped the beliefs and values of the Feminist Art Movement and reveal previously undocumented strategies used to politicize female artists and integrate women into art structures.
MORE INFO: http://joinourteaparty.org/2011/10/22/women-art-revolution-sreenings-the-whitechapel-gallery/

15 December || East London Fawcett Group Christmas Dinner @ The Approach Tavern, 47 Approach Road, E2 9LY. RSVP if you would like to book a place. A chance to catch up and get to know each other better, as well as look forward to the agenda for next year. From 7pm. Email: eastlondonfawcett@gmail.com
MORE INFO:http://eastlondonfawcett.wordpress.com

18 December||Feminist Fightback: East London Feminist Trail  Feminist Fightback is organising a ramble on the trail of Sylvia Pankhurst and the radical women of East London. Welcome to all genders and none. Meet at Bow Road Tube station. Drinks afterwards. From 2pm

MORE INFO:  http://www.feministfightback.org.uk/?p=416

Over and Out,

Verity Flecknell
Storm in a Teacup
Feminist Arts Collective

http://joinourteaparty.org

UK Feminista Protest | MUFF MARCH

Saturday 10th December, 11.30 am Harley Street, London

Tired of cosmetic surgeons profiting from body hatred? Want to speak out against a porn culture that is driving more and more women to the surgeon’s table to get a ‘designer vagina’? Then join the Muff March! #muffmarch

FACEBOOK EVENThttp://www.facebook.com/events/314791548546961/

WHAT’S THE PROBLEM?
The number of women getting ‘designer vagina’ surgery is on the rise:> Between 2007- 2008 there was a 70% increase in the number of labiaplasty operations carried out by the NHS
> In 2010 the Harley Medical Group received more than 5,000 inquiries about cosmetic gynaecology, 65% of them for labial reduction, the rest for tightening and reshaping

The increase in vaginal cosmetic surgery is being driven in large part by the ‘pornfication’ of culture and the beauty ideals peddled by the porn industry.

WHAT’S THE MUFF MARCH?
On Saturday 10th December we’ll be donning a muff and marching down Harley Street – famed for its cosmetic surgeons. Marchers will be speaking out against surgeons profiting from body hatred and raising awareness about the growing pressures on women to seek labiaplasty. We’ll also be drawing attention to the fact that demand for cosmetic surgery increases over the Christmas period: http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2009/dec/29/christmas-boost-cosmetic-surgery

And we’ll be staging a synchronised muff dance…. ;)

WHY ‘MUFFS’? We’ve taken inspiration from the Muffia – a fantastic feminist performance artist group: http://www.themuffia.co.uk/. Proudly wearing ‘muffs’ is also a challenge to the porn norm of women having to remove their pubic hair.

JOIN THE MUFF MARCH!!!

Here are some slogan’s to get things rolling. Have you got any more suggestions?
- Keep your mits off our muffs
- I love my vagina
- A labia is for life, not just for xmas
- You’ve put my chuff in a huff

UK FEMINISTA : http://www.ukfeminista.org.uk

Underwire Festival 2011

Underwire Festival 2011 Festival Programme

A short film festival dedicated to showcasing the raw cinematic talents of women.

23-26 November 2011

Ticketing Information
Single session or screening for just £5. If you’d like to join us for a whole evening or the whole day on Saturday pay just £10. Head to the ticketing page to make your purchases.
Venues
For details of our 2011 Festival venues, visit the  venues page.
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Wed, 23rd Nov

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Opening Night Reception

supported by Skillset

Shortwave Cinema

Join us from 18:00 at Shortwave for a drink to celebrate the opening of the festival, before the screening of the XX Award Programme

XX Award

supported by Object

Shortwave Cinema, 19:30

Nocturn (2010), 15.46 – Leanne Welham
Symphony in Cellulite (2011), 17.51 – Caroline Milsom
I Luv Matt Johnson (2010), 14.00 – Jon Garbett
the artist and the plumber (2011), 07.18 – Carmen Valerio
Myra (2011), 13.45 – Dan Smyth
to read more about the films in the XX Award programme, head here. For tickets, here.
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Thurs, 24th Nov

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Join us in the bar from 18:00 for….

Underwire and SheSays present an evening of conversation under the stars.

As the worlds of film, advertising, content and digital creativity grow closer together, share your thoughts (and your business cards) with women from the other side of the creative fence, as well as some of the top female names in the business. All over a drink or two.

Dream Drafters

Screenwriter Programme, supported by Euroscript

Shortwave Cinema, 18:00

Blind Date (2010), 11.45 – Abigail Blackmore
The Holiday (2010), 10.48 – Ida Akesson
Morning Echo (2009), 15.00 – Hope Dickson Leach
Myra (2011), 13.45 – Caroline Burns Cooke
to read more about the films in the Dream Drafters Programme, head here. For tickets, here.

Ring Masters

Producer Programme, supported by WFTV

Shortwave Cinema, 19:45

Shoreditch Slayer (2011), 2.16 – Mavreen Brown
Into this Silent Land (2011), 14.40 – Jean Hogg & Val Hanson
Of Mary (2011), 20.00 – Lolita Chakrabarti & Rosa Maggiora
Click (2011), 14.25 – Catherine Jeffrey
Nocturn (2010), 15.46 – Rosie Crerar
to read more about the films in the Ring Masters Programme, head here. For tickets, here.

In the Cut

Editor Programme, supported by VET

Shortwave Cinema, 21:30

Radio Amina (2011), 08.15 – Katie Bryer
Prohyb (2011), 05.08 – Katarina Complova
Sunday (2011), 08.53 – Villing Chong
The Glass House (2011), 04.21 – Genevieve Lutkin
Sans Papiers (2010), 18.26 – Carmela Iandoli
Himalayan Sisters (2011), 14.42 – Ling Lee
to read more about the films in the In the Cut Programme, head here. For tickets, here.
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Fri, 25th Nov

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Celluloid Sculptures

Director Programme, supported by Directors UK

Shortwave Cinema, 18:00

N25 (2010), 10.00 – Treasa O’Brien
The Reward (2011), 15.00 – Lucy Patrick Ward
Screwed Up (2011), 4.55 – Kris Hofman
Rusalka (2010), 6.05 – Nadia Attia
Biatch (2011), 12.00 – Deborah Haywood
Our Ordered Lives (2011), 10.00 – Christine Entwisle
to read more about the films in the Celluloid Sculptures, head here. For tickets, here.

She Shoots, She Scores

Composer Programme

Shortwave Cinema, 19:45

Dear Foreigner (2010), 05.10 – Stephanie Angel and Caro Snatch
First Bite (2011), 10.20 – Victoria Wijeratne
A Tale of two Cats (2011), 05.22 – Alex Harwood
Shrapnel (2010), 12.11 – Katie Chatburn
Comes But Once a Year (2011), 08.00 – Justine Barker
to read more about the films in the She Shoots, She Scores Programme, head here. For tickets, here.

Looking Glass

Cinematographer Programme, supported by Kodak

Shortwave Cinema, 21:30

We Were Here (2010), 04.29 – Lauren Hatchard
Night Shift (2011), 09.08 – Maja borg
House (2011), 03.17 – Prano Bailey-Bond
Recompense (2011), 11.25 – Caroline Bridges
Needle (2011), 03.30 – Jessica Cheeseman
The Cake (2011), 08.50 – Gabi Norland
to read more about the films in the Looking Glass Programme, head here. For tickets, here.
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Sat, 26th Nov

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At Shortwave Cinema

12:00 – 13:30: The Feminist and the Flirt: Performance Video Art

Does being a woman on both sides of the camera compromise or strengthen the feminist agenda in your work? Are you the subject, object, or the collaborating voyeur? How can you avoid re-enforcing those representations that you intend to subvert? Join a panel of artists, curators and writers to explore new and old challenges facing contemporary female performance video artists. Curated by Harriet Fleuriot.
For more information, head here. For tickets, head here.

14:00 – 15:30: Wired Words: Film Criticism Workshop

To celebrate Underwire’s introduction of a competition for female film writers, the festival presents an interactive workshop for aspiring critics, curious readers and film fans wanting to join the conversation.  Speakers including Catharine Bray (Film4), Guy Lodge (Variety), Frances Morgan (Sight & Sound), Hannah Patterson (Kamera Books) and Virginie Sélavy (Electric Sheep) will give a series of lively presentations and a glimpse into the ideas and shifts in the film culture landscape that are currently exciting them.  Curated by Kate Taylor.
For more information, head here. For tickets, head here.

16:00 – 17:30: Ladies First: Representations of Women in Music Videos

How do women right now look, act and perform in music videos – from the cultural mainstream to the indie underbelly – and how much does it really matter? From the inspirational to the contentious, video clips will fuel the debate for our eclectic panellists as they mull over the pros and cons of the pervasive ‘sex sells’ mentality. Panel content may include zombies, nudity and dancing . Curated by Sarah Chorley.
For more information, head here. For tickets, head here.

At Bermondsey Square Hotel, supported by Audio Network

12:00 – 14:00 Light Falling Through A Lens

supported by Four Corners
The world of cinematography is in the midst of a revolution which is determining new techniques and processes, new possibilities…and new pitfalls. Producers, filmmakers and cinematographers are faced with a bewildering array of choices, all of which have implications for image and budget. Is handling data really any easier, more desirable or budget-friendly than film negative? Isn’t it all just about light falling through a lens?
Four Corners, based in London’s East End, was (probably!) the first not-for-profit to buy a 4K motion picture camera and prides itself on being able to resource filmmakers and artists working at all levels, from a clockwork 16mm Bolex right through to a RED One MX.
Join them at Underwire as we explore some of the choices available to filmmakers today.
For tickets, head here.

14:30 – 16:30 Upfront Thinking: Cameras and Post

supported by VET
Co-hosted by Joan Leese (MD VET Digital) and Sue Giovanni (editor, filmmaker, artist) this session will explore issues about cameras and the implications for post production
Hints and tips from practitioners including:
- preparing for tapeless workflow
- how compression at acquisition affects what you can do in post
- managing rushes and allowing time for converting media
- choosing your camera with post production and delivery in mind.
For tickets, head here.

17:00 – 19:00 A Room of Her Own: Writing Leading Ladies

supported by StarNow
Where are all the leading female characters, and why are they not on our screens? Join Star Now, writer and script editor Lucy Hay (Bang2Write) and filmmaker extraordinaire Ben Blaine (Charlie Productions) as we tackle this question from both writer and actor perspectives. After a panel discussion, we’ll be workshopping some scripts that have women in a central role.
For tickets, head here.

Awards Ceremony

Shortwave Cinema
19:30 – late: UnderWire welcomes everyone back for one last night as they announce the awards, play some music, and celebrate over a drink. Join us from 18:30, ceremony starts at 19:30
The UnderWire 2011 Awards is free! Priority is given to filmmakers who have been programmed as part of the 2011 screenings. All other tickets are allocated on a first come, first serve basis. See you there!

UNDERWIRE FESTIVAL
http://underwirefestival.com

SIATC DJ @ Girls Get Busy Zine | Le Tigre Documentary Film Screening

WHO TOOK THE BOMP FROM THE BOMPALOMPALOMP?29 November @ The Alibi, 91 Kingsland Road, Dalston
9.00pm – 2.00am FREE ENTRY

Verity Flecknell from Storm in a Teacup & Ladyfest Ten will be DJing!

‘Who Took the Bomp? Le Tigre on Tour’ is a film by Kerthy Fix that follows the iconic feminist electronic band Le Tigre on their 2004-2005 International tour. Supported by a community of devoted fans and led by outspoken riot grrrl pioneer Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill), Le Tigre confronts sexism and homophobia in the music industry while tearing up the stage via performance art poetics, no-holds-barred lyrics, punk rock ethos and whip-smart wit in this edgy and entertaining documentary. Who Took the Bomp? features never-before-seen footage of live performances, interviews and backstage footage with these trail-blazing artists.

♥ Screening at 10pm with GGB djs afterwards – GGB 9 will be available ♥

Party with us and dance to:
Daisy Chainsaw / The Ronettes / B-52′s / Hole / TLC / Bikini Kill / L7 / The Crystals / The Gossip / Babes in Toyland / Destiny’s Child / Huggy Bear / Spice Girls / Bratmobile / Bobbyteens / Delta 5 / Shangri-las / Joan Jett / Lil’ Kim / Le Tigre / Britney Spears / Tom Tom Club / The Pandoras / Patti Smith / Foxy Brown / Kate Bush / The Fakes / The Slits / Sleater-Kinney / Salt-n-Pepa / Heavens to Betsy / PJ Harvey / Aaliyah / The Frumpies / Shampoo / MEN / The Breeders / Cyndi Lauper / The Waitresses / Garbage / Julie Ruin / Chicks On Speed / ESG / Gravy Train!!!! / The Trashwomen / The Brentwoods / The Donnas

FREE ENTRY ALL NIGHT

Who Took the Bomp? Le Tigre on Tour “Deceptacon”Clip
UNSKINNNY BOP & LADYFEST TEN ; “Keep On Living” Karaoke
GIRLS GET BUSY ZINE

SIATC *UPDATE* NOVEMBER 2011

SIATC *UPDATE* NOVEMBER 2011
Dear Teacups,

November seems to be THE  month of feminist action in 2011  with The Fawcett Society’s demo “Dont Turn back Time on Womens Equality” on the of 19 November, CLIT ROCK an evening of great female fronted bands all in fundraiser for charity; Daughters of Eve raising awareness of female genital mutilation. Also coming up in November; UK Feminista’s  Fem 11 conference, Slutwalk 2012 fundraiser and Underwire film festival to name but a few. Check out our definitive feminist arts and activism listings below.

Thanks to all that came to the first ever East London Fawcett Group talks: Art in October. We were overwhelmed with interest and had a great turn out, an amazing panel with; Ursula Owen from Virago Press ( Feminist Publishers founded in the 70s) Martina Mullaney from Enemies of Good Art, Ellie Green from VV collective/SIATC- interesting discussions which will help shape ELF’s future campaigns in East London. Come along to the next campaign meeting on the 9th of November. Take a look at some photos from the event here

Join the East London Fawcett Group for the Fawcett Society demo on the19 November, meet in Bricklane and march with us to Westminster for the demo – dress up in 1950s style dress and join us as we demand “Dont Turn back on Womens Equality”

East London Fawcett group is relatively new and launched in June 2011 so there are plenty of ways to get involved. Email: eastlondonfawcett@gmail.com to join the mailing list and to find out more. Or visit the wordpress: http://eastlondonfawcett.wordpress.com or visit facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/eastlondonfawcett/

As usual, this month there are some great open submission opportunities for all you artists and activists  out there to sink your teeth into. See below!
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Roll up, Roll up artists one and all, as VV COLLECTIVE have just announced OPEN SUBMISSIONS giving female fine artists the chance to show work at “Show Your Face @ Cultivate Gallery in January 2012.  More info below!

Please visit our blog site to find out how to get involved in the collective and to keep up with the latest news. http://joinourteaparty.org


OPEN SUBMISSIONS | GET INVOLVED

FEMINIST ACTIVISM

East London Fawcett Group (ELF) was launched in June 2011 and we are cooking up a fantastic programme of feminist seminars, events and campaigns. Email: eastlondonfawcett@gmail.com to join the mailing list and get involved.
FACEBOOK GROUP: http://www.facebook.com/groups/eastlondonfawcett/

FEMINISTS OCCUPY London recently formed GET INVOLVED! *like* the facebook page and look out for info on next meetings!
FACEBOOK PAGE: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Feminists-Occupy-London/238003326255293

ART
VV Collective have opened up submissions for “Show your Face” exhibition @ Cultivate Gallery.
DEADLINE: 11 December
MORE INFO: http://wearevv.wordpress.com/members-lounge-2/
APPLY: http://wearevv.wordpress.com
FACEBOOK EVENT:http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=163466757079018

Coming up in November 2011

2 November || I Heart Consent Party: A fundraiser for RapeCrisis South London @ Horse and Groom, Shoreditch. Evening of music in celebration of everyone who hearts consent before sex. Line up TBC. Tickets £10.00 (or donate what you can): http://www.everyclick.com/i_love_consent_party
MORE INFO: www.rasasc.org.uk
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=199880466715750

3 November || 20//20 Exhibition @ Bethnal Green Working Mans Club
We are an all-lady curatorial collective holding an exhibition at the Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club in November. Although not strictly feminist, much of their work engages with gender issues in art. Events running through to the 1st of December.
MORE INFO: http://2020collective.tumblr.com/
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=248277068558559

6 November || Women – Protest the sexist Miss World contest!  Protest called by the London Feminist Network. Supported by OBJECT, UK Feminista, Million Women Rise. Assemble: The Tournament pub (opposite West Brompton tube station – District line, London Overground line; please check for weekend engineering works.)
Time: 2.15pm briefing (protest begins at 2.45pm)
FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=290481187637803

9 November ||Africa Risings film screening part of CLITROCK @ Bethnal Green Working Mans Club Daughters of Eve along with shoreditch sisters and others presents the powerful documentary Africa Rising. Film Screening and Panel Discussion. 18.30pm. FREE
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=177010319052162

9 November || East London Fawcett Group Campaign Meeting With special guest, Roberta Wedge, from the Mary on the Green Campaign, which seeks to erect a scuplture on Newington Green to honour the pioneering feminist, Mary Wollstonecraft. Afterwards, we will plan for future ELF campaigns and then we will be heading to the pub afterwards and so please join for a drink!
MORE INFO:  http://maryonthegreen.org/
EAST LONDON FAWCETT: http://eastlondonfawcett.wordpress.cm
FACEBOOK EVENT:http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=212593752146146

9 November || Cut in All Ways: The Impact of Equality talk @ The Womens Library.This discussion looks at those who are most affected by the impacts of the recession. Research shows women, people from minority ethnic backgrounds and older people are often the ones who lose out. Guest speakers include Diane Abbott MP; Anna Bird, Acting Chief Executive of the Fawcett Society and Sarah Veale CBE, TUC Head of Equality and Employment Rights. Ticket £8.00 from 7pm
MORE INFORMATION: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/thewomenslibrary/whats-on/events/home.cfm

10 November || Womens Suffrage Movement in Britain 1865-1928 @ The Womens Library Professor June Purvis gives a special talk focusing on suffragettes’ experiences of the campaigns, including the force feeding of Emily Wilding Davison and the Cat and Mouse Act. Tickets £8.00 from 7pm
MORE INFORMATION: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/thewomenslibrary/whats-on/events/home.cfm

11 November || The Pageant of the Bizarre Slutwalk London 2012 Fundraiser @ Royal Vauxhall Tavern. Slut Means Speak Up wishes to invite you to this night of entertainment at The Royal Vauxhall Tavern to fundraise for future endeavours to keep up the fight against sexism, slut shaming, sex negativity and victim blaming – including SLUTWALK 2012! We want to stand up and challenge society! Please join us on the 11th November at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern in London! In Collaboration with Whotever World.8pm-2am £7.00
SLUTWALK 2012: http://slutmeansspeakup.org.uk/
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=128150620620969

12 – 13 November || LaDIYfest Sheffield 2011 @ Various venues in Sheffield Music, Zines, Stalls and Workshops. : Saturday evening will see the city play host to the exciting bands Hooker, Womb, Cover Girl, Executive Legs and Bellies, but it’s not just about the music, with all proceeds going to the very worthy cause of Sheffield Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling Service (SRASACS).
MORE INFO: http://ladiyfestsheffield.wordpress.com/
FACEBOOK EVENT:http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=188437734542166

12 November || Fem 11 | UK Feminista’s National Conference @ The Friends House, London. Featuring workshops and seminars organised by leading feminist organisations, including: Fawcett Society, Abortion Rights, OBJECT, Southall Black Sisters, Women for Women International, Imkaan, Women’s Resource Centre, Platform 51, Rights of Women, Centre for Women and Democracy, Women’s Environmental Network, End Violence Against Women coalition, Imkaan, Women for Refugee Women and the White Ribbon Campaign.
BOOK YOUR PLACE: http://ukfeminista.org.uk/events/event/fem-11/
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=276044495741280

12 November || South East London ZINE FEST @ Amersham Arms. 12.00pm -18.00pm A day of Zines, comics, comix and other forms of self publishing…
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=126445457457693

12 November || BAD REPUTATION @ Resistance Gallery, Bethnal Green. We are back in November for our monthly disco for queers, riot grrrls, punx, and geeks. We play bedroom dancing songs for the socially awkward and the socially awesome. We play We play indie punk pop riot grrrl emo hip hop dance party hits. 9pm-2am £3 entry.
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=185713324836806

13 November || !Women Art Revolution Screening @ Whitechapel Gallery. Screening at 3pm FREE For over forty years, Director Lynn Hershman Leeson has collected hundreds of hours of interviews with visionary artists, historians, curators and critics who shaped the beliefs and values of the Feminist Art Movement and reveal previously undocumented strategies used to politicize female artists and integrate women into art structures.
MORE INFO: http://joinourteaparty.org/2011/10/22/women-art-revolution-sreenings-the-whitechapel-gallery/

19 November || Fawcett Society DEMO “Dont Turn Back Time on Womens Equality” 12 noon – march congregates at Temple tube, Victoria Embankment. 1950’s THEME: DRESS UP! To send the message that women don’t want to be catapulted back to the levels of inequality of yesteryear.
MEET UP WITH EAST LONDON FAWCETT GROUP @ Bricklane: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=103290553117744
MORE INFO: http://www.fawcettsociety.org.uk/index.asp?Pageid=1247
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=301558016526626

19 November || Stav B’s Liquor Bar 1 year Birthday Bash @ The Slaughter House, London E2 8HZ. Live music, DJs, Art, Performance, Cocktails! 6.30pm – 2.30am
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=229380990459838

19 November || Ladyfest Nottingham 2011 @ Various venues across the city. Showcasing the best in female talent from Nottingham and beyond. Also craft fair, art exhibitions, workshops, acoustic venue, comedy venue and dance and performance arts.
BUY TICKETS: http://www.gigantic.com/gigantic/home_ladyfest.html
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=265374763487612

20 November || CLIT ROCK @ The Lexington, N1 9JB Raise awareness and funds for Daughters of Eve an organisation committed to preventing, fighting and ultimately ending Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
Live Acts: We Rock Like Girls Don’t, She Makes War, Dana Jade, Dark Moon, Thrush Metal
FACEBOOK EVENT:http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=128722963896988&ref=ts

23-26 November || UNDERWIRE film festival 2011 @ Various venues in East London. A short film festival dedicated to showcasing the raw cinematic talents of women. Full Programme now announced!
MORE INFORMATION: http://underwirefestival.com

26 November || Reclaim the Night March Assemble @ Whitehall Place and march up towards Trafalgar Square. Mixed Rally with speakers, stalls, hot food, bar and DJ until late. March for NO to male violence against women, NO cuts to women’s services. Nearest Tube Embankment.
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=109141825855198

27 November || BUST Christmas Craftacular @ York Hall  SHOP, CRAFT, DANCE AND MAKE MERRY at the BUST magazine Christmas Craftacular, with over 70 stalls of the hottest in handmade, DJs, drinks and DIY workshops. 12.00pm- 18.00pm £6.00
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=241261069263931

27 November || !Women Art Revolution Screening @ Whitechapel Gallery. Screening at 3pm FREE For over forty years, Director Lynn Hershman Leeson has collected hundreds of hours of interviews with visionary artists, historians, curators and critics who shaped the beliefs and values of the Feminist Art Movement and reveal previously undocumented strategies used to politicize female artists and integrate women into art structures.
MORE INFO: http://joinourteaparty.org/2011/10/22/women-art-revolution-sreenings-the-whitechapel-gallery/

Coming up in December 2011

1-4 December || Girls Get Busy Exhibition # 1 @ The Shacklewell Arms
Featuring artists that have contributed to the zine, video installations, zine table including hard copies, band footage and of course a merchandise stall.
PRIVATE VIEW: Thursday 1st Dec 7pm – 10pm
OPENING HOURS: Saturday & Sunday 12pm – 5pm
MORE INFO: http://girlsgetbusyzine.tumblr.com/
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=123173814458611

2 December || Club Motherfucker @ Corsica Studios, Elephant & Castle. Club Motherfucker is a D.I.Y, underground inspired, dance party LIVE BANDS & DJS 9:00pm – 4:00a On door:£4 before 9.30pm
FACEBOOK EVENT:http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=263875050317466

8 December||ELF Campaign Meeting @ Location TBC East London Fawcett group Campaign update and a chance to share your ideas for the direction of the group, we will head to the pub afterwards. From 7pm
MORE INFO: http://eastlondonfawcett.wordpress.com

10 December || Other Peoples Property Warehouse Party @ *Secret Location* OPP DJs & Guest DJs from 10pm – 6am. £8.00 on door
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=169182536508320

11 December || !Women Art Revolution Screening @ Whitechapel Gallery. Screening at 3pm FREE For over forty years, Director Lynn Hershman Leeson has collected hundreds of hours of interviews with visionary artists, historians, curators and critics who shaped the beliefs and values of the Feminist Art Movement and reveal previously undocumented strategies used to politicize female artists and integrate women into art structures.
MORE INFO: http://joinourteaparty.org/2011/10/22/women-art-revolution-sreenings-the-whitechapel-gallery/

15 December || East London Fawcett Group Christmas Dinner @ The Approach Tavern, 47 Approach Road, E2 9LY. RSVP if you would like to book a place. A chance to catch up and get to know each other better, as well as look forward to the agenda for next year. From 7pm. Email: eastlondonfawcett@gmail.com
MORE INFO: http://eastlondonfawcett.wordpress.com

Over and Out,

Verity Flecknell
Storm in a Teacup
Feminist Arts Collective
http://joinourteaparty.org

Feminists @ Occupy London

Feminists Occupy London

From the Feminists Occupy Facebook page:

We are feminists. We are against corporate greed. We are occupiers. Women and girls are subjected to major economical, social and political injustices in society and our oppression should be fundamental to the foundation of this movement’s growth and progression.

We have noticed a lack of gender equality, lack of female representation and lack of women issues being discussed at Olsx, so we have decided to come together and propose ideas in a constructive manner and add our voice as feminists not only to this global movement against capitalist oppression, but also vital are our voices against patriarchal oppression – both of which two power structures are directly linked.

FACEBOOK PAGE: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Feminists-Occupy-London/
OCCUPY LONDON: http://occupylondon.org.uk/

Protest @ First Miss World Contest in London for 23 years

Women – Protest the sexist Miss World contest! Sunday 6 November 2011
Protest called by the London Feminist Network. Supported by OBJECT, UK Feminista, Million Women Rise
.
Join us in demonstrating against the Miss World contest at Earls Court on Sunday 6 November. Be part of this mass protest and let your feelings about this sexist and retrograde event be known!

40 years ago, feminists disrupted this sexist contest in spectacular fashion, with chants of ‘We’re not beautiful, we’re not ugly… we’re ANGRY!!’ Let the organisers and all those profiting from the event know that we are ALL angry that such an event is once again being held here in London, 40 years later. Bring placards, banners and raise your voice against this appalling offence against women’s equality. Let them know loud and clear that this event has NO PLACE in London in 2011!

Being a woman is not a competition!

Assemble: The Tournament pub (opposite West Brompton tube station – District line, London Overground line; please check for weekend engineering works.)
Time: 2.15pm briefing (protest begins at 2.45pm)

Protest is likely to last around 2 – 2.5hrs
All women welcome.

MORE INFO: http://www.object.org.uk/campaigns/beauty-pageants
FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=290481187637803

East London Fawcett Group || Update November

Hello ELF!
We hope you are ready for lots of feminist activity in the coming months!!East London Fawcett Events

ELF Campaign Meeting
7 pm – Tuesday 8 November
Newington Green Unitarian Church

With special guest from the Mary Wollstonecraft Campaign, Roberta Wedge. Please dress up warm as we expect it to be a bit chilly! After this, we will plan for our future campaigns but if you would just like to hear about the Mary on the Green campaign, it is fine to slip out at this point.
Please join to contribute your ideas to this movement!!
http://www.new-unity.org/contact-us/find-us/newington-green
http://maryonthegreen.org/Fawcett Society Day of Action
10:30 am – Saturday 19 November
UN-LONE Café,  224 Brick Lane
We are meeting at the café in 1950s fancy dress and then travelling together by public transport to Westminster to join the rally against government cuts that are widening the gender gap.
http://www.fawcettsociety.org.uk/index.asp?Pageid=1247
http://www.allinlondon.co.uk/directory/1150/151661.php

Reclaim the Night
6 pm – Saturday 26 November
Whitehall, Embankment, march to The Camden Centre Euston (8 pm)
Over 2000 women march to say NO to violence against women, ending in a rally with speakers, stalls, hot food, bars and DJs ‘till late.
http://www.reclaimthenight.org/

ELF Campaign Meeting
7 pm – Thursday 8 December
Location TBC
Campaign update and a chance to share your ideas for the direction of the group, we will head to the pub afterwards.

ELF Christmas Dinner
7 pm – Thursday 15 December
The Approach Tavern, 47 Approach Road, E2 9LY
RSVP if you would like to book a place. A chance to catch up and get to know each other better, as well as look forward to the agenda for next year.

Other Important Events

I Love Consent Party – Rape Crisis Fundraiser
7 pm – Wednesday 2 November
The Horse & Groom pub, 28 Curtain Road, Shoreditch
All funds raised will go directly to Rape Crisis South London (RASASC), who support survivors of rape and sexual abuse.
www.rasasc.org.ukFor our Freedom Years – Feminist Art Exhibition (29 October – 11 November)
12 pm & 2:30 pm – Friday 5 November
5 Fournier Street, E1 6QE
WOMEN TALK WOMEN IN ART with Oriana Fox & WORDS FROM THE HEART
To reserve a place, please email forourfreedomyears@hotmail.co.uk
http://forourfreedomyears.blogspot.com

Free Film Screening – Africa Raising
7 pm – Wednesday 9 November
Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club
A documentary about the grassroots movement across Africa to end Female Genital Mutilation. There will be a voluntary collection to raise money for Clit Rock (see below)
http://www.equalitynow.org/node/879

FEM 11 – National Feminist Conference
10 am – Saturday 12 November
173 Euston Road, London
Hosted by UK Feminista with representation from leading organisation, speakers include Sandy Toksvig, reserve your place today! LAST TICKETS REMAINING
http://ukfeminista.org.uk/events/event/fem-11/

Clit Rock
7 pm – Sunday 20 November
The Lexington Pub, 96-98 Pentonville Road
A musical event to raise awareness and funds for Daughters of Eve, an organisation committed to preventing, fighting and ultimately ending Female Genital Mutilation.
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=128722963896988
http://www.dofeve.org/
Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/140653

Please join as much as you can and remember you can contact us if you have any ideas for campaigns or anything that you would like to be included in this update.

With love and optimism,
Hannah and RachelEastLondonFawcett
We can make things equal

The East London Fawcett Group (‘ELF’) is the East London branch of the Fawcett Society, the UK’s leading campaign for equality between men and women. ELF aims to make East London a gender equal community, capitalising on the skills, knowledge and momentum for change among women and men in the area. The group is open to all and membership is free.
http://eastlondonfawcett.wordpress.com/
http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/eastlondonfawcett?ap=1

Fawcett Society Demo || Don’t Turn Back Time on Womens Equality

Fawcett Society Day of Action ||
“DON’T TURN BACK TIME ON WOMEN’S EQUALITY!”

Saturday 19 November 2011
@Temple Tube 12.00pm

FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=301558016526626

On average, women earn less, own less, and are more likely to work and retire in poverty than men.

The government’s approach to cutting the deficit will widen the gap between women and men:

-Female unemployment is rising as jobs are cut in public service
-The benefits and services women rely on more are being slashed
-Women on low incomes are becoming poorer
-The pay gap looks set to widen
-Women’s access to vital support services is being undermined
-Increasing numbers of women are being forced to give up work as cuts to childcare support means their jobs no longer cover the family’s care costs

The government’s approach to cutting the deficit is turning back time on women’s equality. This can’t go on.
On November 19th, join us on the ‘DON’T turn back time’ March in London or host your own ‘DON’T turn back time’ tea party to help us tell David Cameron:

“DON’T TURN BACK TIME ON WOMEN’S EQUALITY!”

THE ‘DON’T TURN BACK TIME MARCH’ IN LONDON

1950’s THEME: DRESS UP! To send the message that women don’t want to be catapulted back to the levels of inequality of yesteryear.
Your costume can be as simple (maybe just a head scarf) or as complicated (think full 50′s get-up complete with rubber gloves and chains to chain yourself to the kitchen sink with!) as you like.
FAMILY FRIENDLY – STAR SPEAKERS TO BE CONFIRMED
‘ATTEND’ the event on Facebook(http://tinyurl.com/62ewtuu)
Spread the word on Twitter using hashtag #dontturnbacktime, and better still,
INVITE ALL YOUR FRIENDS!
March Details:

12 noon – march congregates at Temple tube, Victoria Embankment.

12.30 – march sets off down Embankment, across Horse Guards Avenue, down Whitehall past Downing Street.
13.30 – march finishes with a rally on King Charles Street.

Download our march poster, print if off and stick it up everywhere!

Check back here or sign up for our free e-bulletin to receive up-to-date information on the latest speakers confirmed for the rally.

THE DON’T TURN BACK TIME TEA PARTY

For those of you who aren’t able to attend the march in London, or would rather hold your own mini-action, you can host a ‘DON’T turn back time tea party’ to raise awareness and generate media coverage of the issues in your local area!

Download our template invitations and ‘Tea Party campaign pack’ for information on how to go about organising your party and on how to generate media coverage.

Don’t forget to tell us what you are planning!
For further information see document downloads to the left, or email economy@fawcettsociety.org.uk to get involved.

FAWCETT SOCIETY: http://www.fawcettsociety.org.uk
EAST LONDON FAWCETT GROUP: http://eastlondonfawcett.wordpress.com

 

 

 

FEM 11 | UK Feminista’s National Conference

FEM 11 | UK Feminista’s National Conference

12 November
10.00am – 5.30pm
@Friends House, London, NW1 2BJ
Join hundreds of activists and campaigners to debate key issues facing women today and how to build a feminist future!
WORKSHOPS & SEMINARS:Featuring workshops and seminars organised by leading feminist organisations, including: Fawcett Society, Abortion Rights, OBJECT, Southall Black Sisters, Women for Women International, Imkaan, Women’s Resource Centre, Platform 51, Rights of Women, Centre for Women and Democracy, Women’s Environmental Network, End Violence Against Women coalition, Imkaan, Women for Refugee Women and the White Ribbon Campaign.

SPEAKERS INCLUDE: Sandi Toksvig (Radio 4), Shami Chakrabarti (Liberty), Zoe Williams (the Guardian), Carlene Firmin (writer), Samira Ahmed (broadcaster) and Bea Campbell (author and journalist).

MAYORAL ELECTION HUSTINGS: FEM 11 will also feature a pre-election debate with candidates for the Mayor of London.

Book your place at http://ukfeminista.org.uk/events/event/fem-11/

BACKGROUND TO FEM 11: It’s an exciting time for feminism in the UK, with activism on the rise and protests hitting both the headlines and the streets. But it’s also a time of immense challenges. Abortion rights are under attack and the cuts are eroding women’s economic independence. Women are relentlessly objectified throughout the media and the female power vacuum at the heart of government stubbornly persists.

FEM 11 will bring together leading feminist organisations and campaigners to debate key issues facing women today and how the burgeoning feminist movement can work to build a feminist future.

FEM 11 IS OPEN TO ALL