Monthly Archives: August 2010

Underwire Film Festival | Call for Submissions

We are so excited to announce the launch of Underwire Film festival. UnderWire will take place in locations around Shoreditch and Hoxton, from Thursday 18th – Sunday 21st November. A festival that aims to focus on the raw cinematic talents of women with four days of screenings and events.

The best bit of all is that Underwire is open for submissions and accepts short films under 20mins in length on DVD. Closing date for submissions is Monday 20 of September.

On the first three nights of the festival, the shortlist of films from the six categories will be screened:

>Thursday 18th will present the Representation and Screenwriting shortlist
>Friday 19th will present the Directing and Cinematography shortlist
>Saturday 20th will present the Editing and Producing shortlist.

Events preceding the screenings will be hosted in partnership with Object, WFTV and Birds’ Eye View on each of the evenings, and will address the areas that are of key interest to UnderWire:

>Thursday 18th will include a talk about the representations of women on film by UK Feminista Founder, and author of The Equality Illusion, Kat Banyard.  This evening’s events will be hosted with Object, and with support from Storm in a Teacup and Ladyfest Ten.
>Friday 19th will include a panel discussion from industry professionals about the issues facing women in the film industry, hosted with WFTV.
>Saturday will include a retrospective of the best short films recognised by Birds’ Eye View over recent years along with a talk and case study discussion, hosted with BEV.

Keep your eyes out for more news and event programme for this fabulous female film festival coming soon. In the meantime get submitting!

Have Your Cake & Eat It | Art Party!

HAVE YOUR CAKE & EAT IT @ The George Tavern

Storm in a Teacup are so excited to announce our penultimate event of the Summer : HAVE YOUR CAKE AND EAT IT! In collaberation with DIY Womp collective we will be hosting an epic fundraiser in support of Ladyfest Ten on Saturday 21 August.

Featuring live music from Betty and The WerewolvesThe Voyeurist, and  The Lovebirds, and DJ set from Eagles Legs. Not content with this ridiculously good line-up, the evening will also see a pre-party art exhibition, showcasing artwork from the best up and coming artists in and around London (to see the brief and to submit your artwork, click here). Playing alongside the art-perusing will be a multitude of spoken word and acoustic performances from the likes of Kit Richardson,Indigo Williams and Fourstrum Durch Technik.

To get a limited £4.00 guest list space please  contact Rob.

Diy Womp & Storm in a Teacup

‘Have Your Cake And Eat It’
Betty & The Werewolves (Headline)

The Lovebirds

The Voyeurist

With DJs

Eagle Legs DJs

£4 Guest List (and guaranteed entry)
£5.00 on the door
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PRE PARTY Exhibition launch – 6pm – 8pm
Art Exhibition upstairs showcasing artwork from the best up and coming artists in and around London. See the brief here

Acoustic and spoken-word performances through the private viewing:

Kit Richardson

Indigo Williams



Mat Llyod

Fourstrum Durch Technik


See you there!

Verity Flecknell

Storm in a Teacup


Dear Teacups,

Phew, what an amazing summer in teacup land so far, and we have yet another action packed month ahead! This week the first SO SHE SAID Ladyfest Ten fundraiser at The Victoria. A new night of spoken word, poetry and storytelling celebrating women and words, as well as three rather awesome guest poets we are so excited that Hannah Ballou from Panic Lab collective will be hosting plus OPEN MIC! So if you’re a storyteller, writer, poet or comedienne please email to secure your slot.

Also this week our lovely friends from For Books Sake are organising a Literary Quiz night . With hundreds of pounds worth of prizes- get your nerd dream team together for a £5.00 per head to win lots of lovely goodies. Also raffles and a book swap all in aid of Ladyfest Ten of course!

Last but not least the most exciting ART/MUSIC party of the summer ‘HAVE YOUR CAKE & EAT IT‘ at The George Tavern on Saturday 21st of August. SIATC have joined forces with the amazing DIY Womp collective to organise a stellar line-up of female artists, poets, acoustic acts, bands and DJs! We are so excited that Betty & The Werewolves are headlining especially as they just released their aptly named EP: Tea Time Favourites. We will also be displaying art work submitted from both collectives at the Art exhibition upstairs at The George running for a whole week after the event. Come see some amazing art, network, have a drink and a dance!

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 Ten >Tuesday 10th of August ’So She Said’ Women and Words @ The Victoria, Mile End. Three guest poets, performance art, comedy, Open Mic! Facebook Event

**For Books Sake & Ladyfest Ten > Thursday 12th of August ‘Literary Pub Quiz’ @The Old School Yard, SE1. £5.00 to enter, Quiz, raffle and book swap! Facebook Event


10th of August, >’So She Said’ a night celebrating women and words. Ladyfest Ten fundraisers @ The Victoria, Mile End. Facebook Event

12th of August> For Books Sake Presents: Literary Pub Quiz a Ladyfest ten fundriaser.
£5.00 to enter, Quiz, raffle and book swap! @The Old School Yard, SE1 Facebook Event

21st of August> DIY Womp & Storm in a Teacup ‘Have your Cake and Eat it’ ART PARTY @The George Tavern. Betty & The Werewolves, The Lovebirds, The Voyuerist PLUS Art Exhbition , Spokenword, Acoustic acts, Djs and much more! Facebook Event

29th of August> Unskinny Bop presents: ‘More Crackers Please!’ Le Tigre themed benefit for Ladyfest Ten. Premiere of Le Tigre documentary, keep on living Karaoke and after show party. Tickets on sale soon! 2pm, Bethnal Green Library. Facebook Event

7th of September >‘So She Said’ spoken word. Ladyfest ten fundraiser @The Victoria, Mile End. Facebook event coming soon!

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

Over and out,

Verity Flecknell

Storm in a Teacup
Female Arts Collective

So She Said | Ladyfest Fundraisers Announced!

Ladyfest Ten & Storm in a Teacup Present;


A new night of spoken word,

poetry and storytelling

celebrating women and words in support of Ladyfest Ten



Chrissy Williams

Dzifa Benson

Liz Bentley


>Liz Bentley

Liz Bentley is one of the quirkiest voices on the UK’s spoken word scene. She is a sit down comedienne and host, entertaining audiences with poetry, stories, ukulele and casio keyboard. “A cross between Tracey Emin and Josie Long”

>Dzifa Benson

Dzifa Benson has performed her work at the London Literature Festival, the Houses of Parliament, the Shakespeare & Company Bookshop, Paris and recently, South Africa with the British Council and Sustained Theatre. She was a writer-in-residence at the Courtauld Institute of Art from 2007 to 2009 and is an ambassador for Southbank Centre’s Global Poetry System project. Her poetry has appeared in Magma Poetry, the Manhattan Review, the Guardian and Philosophy Now magazine.

“Weaver of well-crafted poems and captivating contemporary myths” – Apples & Snakes Global Poetry System (an amazing creative project to take a look at)

>Chrissy Williams

Chrissy Williams is Joint Editor of the world’s first bespoke edible poetry magazine: Poetry Digest. She learnt a new word once a day for 100 days as part of London Word Festival’s 100 Days project and her favourite was “hircine” – “goat-like, or having a strong goatish smell”. She has had poems in The Rialto, Dial 174, Orphan Leaf Review, Fuselit, Rising and Southbank Poetry and was recently included in The Rialto’s Young Poets feature. She has poems forthcoming in S/S/Y/K/4, works at the Poetry Library and wishes she had a dog. Poetry Digest


To perform or read your work within a friendly, supportive environment, email us at to book a slot or just turn up and register on the night. We’ll fit as many people in as we can. All performers welcome (no matter what your gender or sexuality, whether you’ve performed a hundred times or never before)- poetry, spoken word, storytelling- just keep within the 3 minute time slot and no racism/sexism/homophobia please…Check out our Ladyfest Ten manifesto to see what we stand for if you’re not sure.


Next month’s So She Said (put it in your diary now!)

Tuesday 7th September

Lorraine Mariner / Sally Crabtree / Sophia Blackwell & Francesca Beard

@The Victoria

Grove Road, Mile End, E3