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 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

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.


Musicians: Ladyfest Ten >Battle of the Bands

Filmmakers: Underwire > Female Film Festival

Artists: Ladyfest Ten > Postcard Project


**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


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


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

Over and out,

Verity Flecknell

Storm in a Teacup
Female Arts Collective

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