Monthly Archives: September 2010

So She Said | October | Ladyfest Fundraiser

Storm in a Teacup and Ladyfest Ten present a Ladyfest Ten fundraiser;

SO SHE SAID  Tuesday 5th of October

FACEBOOK EVENT

A monthly night of spoken word, poetry, storytelling and comedy that celebrates women and words
Featuring a dazzling line-up of guest performers plus open mic slots throughout the night.

This month featuring:

Your Host: HANNAH BALLOU

Guest Performer: SABRINA MAHFOUZ
‘Her poetry is startling, provocative and thought provoking’ Suzanne Gorman, Connect Director, Soho Theatre

‘Sabrina is seamlessly at the cutting edge of spoken word’ Ctrl.Alt.Shift Magazine

‘Sabrina Mahfouz is one of the leading lights in the London poetry scene’ Popshot Magazine

PLUS:
CHARLIE HENRY, STEPHE HARROP

OPEN MIC: email performance@ladyfestten.com or sign up on the night to perform or read something (3 mins open mic slot- everyone welcome to perform, any gender or style of performance, as long as its wordy! First timers welcome).

@ The Victoria Pub, Mile End
7:30 doors for 8pm start
Ends approx 10.30pm

£4 suggested donation (all profits go to funding Ladyfest Ten’s main festival weekend programme- 12-14 November)

“most spoken word nights make me feel like shooting myself in the head. This one didn’t.” Anonymous So She Said attendee

LADYFEST TEN:
http://ladyfestten.com

STORM IN A TEACUP:
https://joinourteaparty.wordpress.com

SIATC Presentation | Stuart Hall Library zine collection launch

Storm in a Teacup’s Elizabeth Ann Martin and Ellie Green will leading a presentation about our collective at an evening of discussions exploring cultural diversity in the world of zines, self-publishing and artists’ books on the 30th of September at Stuart Hall Library part of the Institute of International Visual Arts.

As part of the expansion of its collections, the Stuart Hall Library is now establishing a zines and artists’ book collection. This new collection will incorporate a wide range of material with a focus on cultural diversity, race, and identity as well as artists’ books produced by international authors and artists.
The event will act as a launch for the collection, providing a space for discussions which will address the history and importance of zines and their relationship with artists’ books, visual art and culture. It will establish the Library as a key resource for zine and art communities.

As well as the chance to explore the collection, the launch event will include three short 15 – 20 minute talks with half an hour for discussion and questions. Speakers are Cazz Blase, zine maker, writer and social historian; Hamja Ahsan, Other Asias, an artist-led initiative challenging contemporary navigations of Asia, and Storm in a Teacup collective, promoting women in the arts.

Thursday 30th of September, 6.30pm-8.30pm FREE

Stuart Hall Library, Rivington Place, EC2A 3BA

For more info: library@iniva.org

Return of Swallows & Amazons ¦ Alternative Life Drawing Salons

Storm in a Teacup & Ladyfest Ten are extremely excited to announce the return of our very popular Swallows & Amazons life drawing salons!

Roll up, roll up! Swallows and Amazons life drawing salons are back with a CIRCUS & CARNIVAL special…

Tuesday 21 September

@The Victoria, Mile End

Sketch sequinned showgirls and samba queens, hula girls and ring mistresses…from favela chic to circus freaks…

Ladyfest Ten in collaboration with Storm in a Teacup, celebrating women in their naked and knickerbockered glory on Tuesdays throughout the Autumn.

£6 to take part (all money goes to funding Ladyfest Ten festival, 12-14 Nov)
Basic materials provided, thanks to Cass Art. Feel free to bring your own sketchbooks and favourite mark makers to get creative with

Get there on time to grab a seat or email art@ladyfestten.com to reserve your space at the salon…or volunteer if interested in modelling!

FACEBOOK EVENT

FACEBOOK GROUP

Future dates: 12, 19 & 26 October

LADYFEST TEN www.ladyfestten.com

STORM IN A TEACUP www.joinourteaparty.wordpress.com

Katrina Del Mar | Exclusive Film premiere & After-party!

Storm in a Teacup are excited to be helping to host an exclusive After Party celebrating the London premiere of NYC lesbian gang films ‘Hell on Wheels’, ‘Gang Girls Forever’ and ‘The Girl Gang Trilogy’ with acclaimed, award winning photographer and director: Katrina Del Mar at the Horse Hospital on the 18th of September. The film premiere starts at 7.00pm and later on The Storm in a Teacup girls will be hosting the after party at the same venue from 10.30pm. The indie/underground film director will be spinning dirty NYC girl music, special merch will be available, film visuals and much more. Make NY film contacts, schmooze and have a great time. Details of Competition and limited guest list below!

>Film Showing : 7pm. £7.00 entry  FACEBOOK EVENT Reserved ticket list RSVP to girlgangtrilogy@gmail.com

>Afterparty: 10.30pm. £5.00 entry FACEBOOK EVENT We have a limited £3.00 guest list for the after-party, so email storminateacup2009@googlemail.com for guaranteed entrance!

PLUS we have a competition! To win two free tickets to the film showing AND afterparty answer this question:

Who played JOAN JETT in the new movie ‘The Runaways’?

(email storminateacup2009@googlemail.com)

See you there!

SIATC *UPDATE* SEPTEMBER 2010

Dear Teacups,

This month its all about participation, with so many opportunities for all you musicians, filmmakers and artists! Submission deadlines are coming up for Just a Girl Ladyfest Ten battle of the bands competition, run by our wonderful friends The Girls Are. For all your budding filmmakers there is still time to submit your work for Underwire female film festival. Plus The Ladyfest Ten art group have also just opened submissions for the Postcard Project, submit your art work for a chance to have it exhibited at Ladyfest Ten festival in November.

This Tuesday the 7 September we have the second fabulous SO SHE SAIDLadyfest Ten fundraiser at The Victoria. A night of spoken word, poetry,  storytelling and comedy celebrating women and words, as well as three rather awesome guest poets plus OPEN MIC! So if you’re a storyteller, writer, poet or comedienne please email performance@ladyfestten.com to secure your slot.

Storm in a Teacup are also excited to be helping to host the After Party celebrating the London premiere of NYC lesbian gang films ‘Hell on Wheels’, ‘Gang Girls Forever’ and ‘The Girl Gang Trilogy’ with acclaimed, award winning photographer and director: Katrina Del Mar at the Horse Hospital on the 18th of September. The film premiere starts at 7.00pm and later on The Storm in a Teacup girls will be hosting the after party at the same venue from 10.30pm. The indie/underground film director will be spinning dirty NYC girl music, special merch will be available, film visuals and much more. Make NY film contacts, schmooze and have a great time. More info about our special guest list coming soon.

We are also so excited to announce the return of the fabulous Swallows & Amazons alternative life drawing salons on 21st of September with a Circus and Carnival special. Sketch sequinned showgirls and samba queens, hula girls and ring mistresses…from favela chic to circus freaks. To secure a spot email art@ladyfestten.com

If the Teacups weren’t busy enough; Ellie Green and Elizabeth Martin from Storm in a Teacup will be giving a talk about SIATC collective, our zine and the role of new media in alternative art culture at the launch of the zine collection at The Stuart Hall Library on Thursday 30th September. Stuart Hall library, housed in the fantastic David Adjaye building at Rivington Place, Shoreditch is part of Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts). The library is FREE to join and open to members of the public by appointment. It houses one of the worlds leading collections of visual arts and culture and the zine collection will contain zines covering various aspects of cultural diversity, identity, & visual arts. We are so excited to have been asked to talk so come along to explore this fabulous library, celebrate zine culture and come and say hello.

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

OPEN SUBMISSIONS:

Musicians: Ladyfest Ten >Battle of the Bands
JUST A GIRL

Filmmakers: Underwire > Female Film Festival
UNDERWIRE

Artists: Ladyfest Ten > Postcard Project
POST CARD PROJECT

THIS WEEK!

**SIATC & Ladyfest Ten >Tuesday 7th of September ’So She Said’ Women and Words @ The Victoria, Mile End. Three guest poets, performance art, comedy, Open Mic! Facebook Event

COMING UP SIATC & LADYFEST!

13th of September> FAT QUARTER Magazine #2 Launch Party: Hosted by To Hell With The Lighthouse. 7.30pm at Peter Parker’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Club, Denmark Street, WC2H 8LP. Facebook Event

18th of September>KATRINA DEL MAR: Award winning NYC film director. Film Showing and After party @ The Horse Hospital, Colonnade WC1N 1JD. Reception and Film Showings at 7pm. Afterparty from 10.30pm.  Facebook Event

21st of September > SIATC & Ladyfest Ten present: Swallows & Amazons alternative life drawing salons. Circus and Carnival special @ The Victoria, Mile End. Facebook Event

30th of September> Storm in a Teacup talk @  Zine Collection opening at Stuart Hall Library INIVA Institute of International Visual Arts, Rivington Place, EC2A 3BA More Info

OCTOBER

5th of October >‘So She Said’ spoken word. Ladyfest Ten fundraiser @The Victoria, Mile End. Special Guest performer announced soon!
Facebook event

>12th,19th & 25th of October > Swallows & Amazons alternative life drawing salon returns @ The Victoria, Mile End. More info coming soon.
Facebook group

>LADYFEST TEN Festival > 12th, 13th, 14th November 2010
http://ladyfestten.com/

Over and out,

Verity Flecknell

Storm in a Teacup
Female Arts Collective
https://joinourteaparty.wordpress.com/

SO SHE SAID | Ladyfest Ten Fundraiser

SO SHE SAID ; Spokenword, Storytelling, Comedy & Open Mic!

Ladyfest Ten in collaboration with Storm in a Teacup presents a monthly night of spoken word, poetry, storytelling and comedy
that celebrates women and words:

Featuring a dazzling line-up of guest performers plus open mic slots throughout the night.

We’re truly spoiling you with this month’s lineup:

SALLY CRABTREE

LORRAINE MARINER

SOPHIA BLACKWELL
& you…email performance@ladyfestten.com or sign up on the night to perform or read something (3 mins open mic slot- everyone welcome to perform, any gender or style of performance, as long as its wordy! First timers welcome).

Tues 7th September
@ The Victoria Pub, Mile End
7:30 doors for 8pm start
Ends approx 10.30pm

£4 suggested donation (all profits go to funding Ladyfest Ten’s main festival weekend programme- 12-14 November)

FACEBOOK EVENT

What they said about So She Said’s launch night:

“an eclectic mix of thoughtful, melodic and downright incredible performances…If you are a bedroom poet and want a supportive and friendly place to perform your work, or if you just fancy being entertained and inspired, then this is definitely the place to come. As well as raising money for a good cause, where else in London are you are likely to see a pub full of people enjoying a rousing sing-along about breastfeeding on a Tuesday night?”
Elizabeth Martin

“most spoken word nights make me feel like shooting myself in the head. This one didn’t.”
anonymous August So She Said attendee

LADYFEST TEN

Postcard Project | Ladyfest Ten Art | Call for Submissions

Calling all female Artists!

The wonderful Ellie Green from Storm in a Teacup has been busy helping to organise this fantastic art submissions project for Ladyfest Ten festival.

Ladyfest Ten Postcard Project:

AIM: Global outreach to emerging artists// Ladyfest Ten visual art participants

CONCEPT: to encourage global participation in the London Ladyfest Ten festival, using high speed communication methods, with work returning to us via nostalgic routes.

The Ladyfest Ten post-card project invites you on a journey back through time to the nostalgic physical postal era. Reaching out via high speed internet connections, as far-reaching globally as possible, we hope to invite ladies (and gentlemen) from across the world to participate in the Ladyfest Ten exhibition in November 2010. With this project, the journey is AS important as the destination and we hope that the postcard project will demonstrate just how fa, globally, the Ladyfest concept has reached.

Chosen work will be featured at the Ladyfest Ten General Exhibition in November 2010.

What you have to do:

The theme for the Ladyfest Ten postcard project is:

‘X’

As well as being the roman numeral for Ten, it is also the kiss sign and in Norse mythology is the letter for GIFT.

The work you produce for this could be:

Text Based
Graphic design
Photography
Illustration

Or the medium of your choice, as long as it conforms to the traditional post-card size and fits through our letter box! So all you need to do now is come up with your response, stick a stamp on it and post it to us no later than the 15th October 2010.

Post to:

Art@ Ladyfest ten
c/o Ellie Green
81A Woodstock Road
London
N4 3EU

ENQUIRIES to: Ladyfestpostcardproject@gmail.com

Just A Girl | Ladyfest Ten Competition | Call for Submissions

We are so excited to announce our lovely friends The Girls Are...

Launch Just A Girl, an all-female battle of the bands style competition, with the winners securing a live slot atLadyfest Ten! The judging panel comprises Annette Barlow (Founder & Editor of the girls are), Ruth Barnes (The Other Woman radio), Camilla Pia (Live Editor, The Fly) and Viv Albertine (The Slits).

Open to unsigned, all-female bands aged 18 +, the competition consists of three stages: online submissions and panel judging, shortlist and readers poll, and the live finale, taking place in October. The winner will be announced at the live finale, and will secure themselves a live slot at The Relentless Garage for Ladyfest Ten, performing alongside major names. For more info on how to enter, dates and regulations, visit thegirlsare.com.

Get Submitting! For all the details about how to enter : The Girls Are…