Monthly Archives: July 2010

Ladyfeast | Dem Bones !

Ladyfest Ten presents: LADYFEAST ‘Dem Bones’

We are positively THRILLED to announce our first Ladyfeast fundraiser! Focussing on the joy only scran can bring, we invite you to join us for a smoky, bluesy New Orleans style hickory pit in the gardens of The George Tavern, Stepney! A meat lovers paradise, the night will include southern soul food, a ‘build your own burger’ station, down and dirty blues and macabre fortune tellers… Plenty of moonshine and a dusky evening will ensure you have a rollicking good time! (Vegans and veggies will of course be catered for). We hope to see you there!

Live music including a set from Blues-hound Verity Flecknell & Rebecca Dutton

DJ sets from Polly Rappaport &  She Runs With Wolves.

More details to be confirmed…

£8 (entry + food + a free glass of moonshine)
£5 (entry + free glass of moonshine)


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SIATC & Ladyfest Ten Organisers lead workshop at UK Feminista Summer School

SIATC & Ladyfest Ten Organisers lead workshop at UK Feminista Summer School!

We are excited to be a part of the first ever UK Feminista summer school!

Storm in a Teacup & Ladyfest ten organisers: Verity Flecknell (SIATC), Annette Barlow (The Girls Are…) & Susan O’Shea will be leading a workshop on Saturday afternoon about how to organize feminist art and music events.

How to run a Ladyfest/ Feminist Arts events Seminar Room 2 : 2.45pm-3.45pm.

Amnesty International Human Rights Action centre, 17-25 New Inn Yard EC2A 3EA.


Please note: further sessions and speakers are still being confirmed and a full agenda for the Summer School will be posted here soon!
DAY 1: Saturday 31st July, 10:00-17:00
Speakers confirmed: Zoe Williams, the Guardian; Karin Robinson, Democrats Abroad; Shaista Gohir MBE, Muslim Women’s Network UK; Heather Harvey, Amnesty International UK; Denise Marshall, Eaves; Baljit Banga, Newham Asian Women’s Project; Kat Banyard, author of The Equality Illusion & Director of UK Feminista; WOMANKIND Worldwide; Fawcett Society

Workshops: How to run a feminist group; running an effective campaign; fundraising skills; SIATC & LADYFEST lead a workshop in the afternoon.

Panel discussions & seminars: The importance of feminist organising; the feminist year ahead; men and masculinity

DAY 2: Sunday 1st August, 10:00-17:00
Speakers confirmed: Kira Cochrane, the Guardian; Hannah Pool, journalist; Michelle Daley, Disability Awareness in Action; Pragna Patel, Southall Black Sisters; Jess McCabe, the F Word; Joy Millward, Principle; Julia Minnear, Women’s Environmental Network; OBJECT;  Lynne Parker, Funny Women

Workshops: How to use the media; how to influence local and national politics; creative campaign and direct action; promoting diversity within feminist groups; public speaking skills;

Panel discussions & seminars: Women and the media; Feminist Question Time; Why climate change is a feminist issue
See you there!
Verity Flecknell
Storm in a Teacup

SIATC DJs @ Viv Albertine (The Slits) & Blue on Blue gig!

SIATC DJs @ The George Tavern. Friday 23rd of July!

Another exciting DJ slot for Vee (SIATC) and Annette Barlow (The Girls Are..) next Friday spinning their lovely lady tunes! Get your tickets for this one- twill be ace! FACEBOOK EVENT


Youth, founding member and bassist of legendary punk band KILLING JOKE is our special guest curator for the evening. Seminal post-punk band KILLING JOKE have influenced everyone from Big Black to Nirvana to Faith No More. Youth is also frontman and bassist in VERTICAL SMILE who will perform live this evening. He is also an internationally respected producer and has worked with the likes of U2, Beth Orton, Art of Noise and The Verve. He is also an extremely talented artist, illustrator and painter and will be exhibiting his paintings to the public for the first time ever.Support comes from VIV ALBERTINE, legendary 70s punk guitarist with The Slits playing her more ethereal solo material and London’s new psychedelicate things, BLUE ON BLUE.






Limited £5 in adv/£6 on door
The George Tavern
373 Commercial Road
E1 0LA


SIATC DJs at Bust Summer Craftacular

What an unmissable week in teacup land! Not only are we very excited about the Women Who Howl At The MoonLadyfest Ten fundraiser on Friday, but on Saturday yours truly will be joining the amazing Annette Barlow from The Girls Are…on the decks at the BUST London Craftacular! We will be DJing under our record label name She Runs With Wolves and would love love love to see you there!
Taking place at York Hall, Bethnal Green between 12 and 7 pm, the Craftacular will feature DJ’s, an alternative food court, over 60 stalls (wow!) and craft workshops! Admission is £2 and Goodie bags will be presented to the first 100 through the door- how could you miss this?!
Verity Flecknell
Storm in a Teacup
Female Arts Collective


Dear Teacups,

It’s ALL about collaboration this month…with fundraisers for Ladyfest Ten whipping up a storm, and the call for submissions for the SIATC/ DIY WOMP ‘Have Your Cake & Eat it” Art Party freshly baked and ready for you to sink your teeth into.

Storm in a Teacup are really excited to announce our collaboration with DIY WOMP collective and best of all we have just released the call for submissions for art work to be displayed at our very special exhibition at the brand new gallery @ The George Tavern on Saturday the 21st of August. To celebrate we will be throwing a big party with acoustic acts, spoken word and an evening of female fronted bands and DJs.

For more information about how to submit your artwork check out the brief here or email us:

We are also extra excited about ‘Women Who Howl At the Moon’ female folk night on Friday the 9th of July at the Victoria, Mile End. With six amazing female acoustic acts plus zine table, SIATC DJ’s and more. Unfortunately Issue #2 SIATC zine isn’t quite ready to be unleashed on the world but come along and sign up for a free copy!

To top of our awesome weekend we will be going to the Bust summer Craftacular on Saturday the 10th of July. Verity Flecknell from (SIATC) and Annette Barlow from (The Girls are..) will be DJing as She Runs With Wolves. Facebook event:

We had to wave a little goodbye to the fabulous Swallows & Amazons life drawing salon for a few months- returning again hopefully in September. Huge thanks to Nikki Shaill (Cherry Bakewell) and Ellie Green (SIATC) and lots of other lovely ladies from Ladyfest and SIATC for organising and hosting the classes with such inspiring and innovative flair! Soon we will be announcing the line-up for two “So She Said” spoken word fundraisers for Ladyfest ten in August and September at the Victoria, Mile End.

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


**SIATC/Ladyfest Folk/Acoustic Night > Friday 9th of July @ The Victoria, Mile End, Zine table, storyteller and 5 amazing female acoustic acts for your pleasure!

**Bust Summer Craftacular Saturday 10th July @ York Hall, Bethnal Green 12pm-7pm. DJ sets from She Runs With Wolves/Ladyfest; Verity Flecknell (SIATC) & Annette Barlow (The Girls Are…) Ladyfest stall and more!
Facebook event:


>SIATC/DIY Womp Art/Music Party > Saturday 21st August—> Band & DJ Lineup TBA Submit your Artwork for the exhibition:

> LADYFEST ‘So She Said‘: Spokenword fundraisers to be announced soon in collaboration with Sundown media, Wordplay and SIATC > August/September @The Victoria, Mile End.

>UK FEMINISTA Summer School 31st July/1st of August. Ladyfest ten organisers & SIATC organisers lead a workshop on organising feminist art and music events.

>LADYFEST ‘Lady feast’ : Two themed food events raising money for Ladyfest ten. More info coming soon!

>LADYFEST TEN Festival > 12th, 13th, 14th November 2010

Over and out,

Verity Flecknell

Storm in a Teacup
Female Arts Collective