Monthly Archives: October 2010


Dear Teacups,

It’s the final countdown (toodle dooo dooo toodle ooh oh oh) ! Yes it’s the final countdown before Ladyfest Ten Festival. Storm in a Teacup collective have worked hard all year organising fundraisers so this amazing festival would have the best lineup its seen in years. This fantastic feminist cross-arts festival is celebrating ten years of the global DIY movement; Ladyfest Ten is happening across 5 venues in North London over 3 days. We have been beavering away behind the scenes helping to programme the performing arts, comedy, art and music and we have been working with some of the most inspiring and influential individuals and collectives in London. So don’t miss the ten year celebration of Ladyfest and get your tickets now!

Before the festival kicks off we have the fabulous “Girl Fawkes Night: A Ladyfest Ten Celebration” at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre on the 5th of November. Featuring fire jugglers, Lulu and the Lampshades, Vanessa Wolf > Storyteller and the craftavism collective. So come along and find us- if you would like to volunteer or ask us any questions about the festival.

To top of our epic month we will be going to the Bust Magazine Christmas Craftacular on Sunday the 28th of November. Verity Flecknell from (SIATC) and Annette Barlow from (The Girls are..) will be DJing as She Runs With Wolves.

Facebook event:

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


Ladyfest Ten Full Programme:

Ladyfest Ten Tickets:

Music @ The Garage

Friday 12 >

Saturday 13 >

Sunday 14 >

Art Exhibition Private View @ Ground Floor Left Gallery

Thursday 11 >

Performing Arts @ Studio La Danza

Friday 12 >

Comedy @ The Horatia

Saturday 13 >

Sunday 14 >

Ladyfest Red Letter Events @ The Horatia



Ladyfest Workshops @ The Holloway Resource Centre

Friday 12, Saturday 13, Sunday 14 November >


>5th November > Girlfawkes Night | Ladyfest Ten presents; Lulu and the Lampshades, Storytelling, spokenword and craftavism. 5.30pm @ QEH Southbank Centre. Free.

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

Tickets now available from We Got Tickets:

> 28 November > BUST Christmas Craftacular @ York Hall, Bethnal Green 12pm-7pm. DJ sets from She Runs With Wolves/Ladyfest; Verity Flecknell (SIATC) & Annette Barlow (The Girls Are…)

Facebook event:

>18, 19, 20 November UNDERWIRE Female Film Festival @ Queen of Hoxton & Amnesty International UK 7.00pm.

Over and out,

Verity Flecknell

Storm in a Teacup

Female Arts Collective


Girl Fawkes | A Ladyfest Ten Celebration @ The Southbank

Remember, remember…

A Ladyfest Ten Celebration @ Southbank Centre
5.30-7pm, FREE


Get your Bonfire Night off to a fire-cracking start with an explosive mix of live music, poetry, storytelling and craftivism.


Join Ladyfest Ten in celebrating ten years of the DIY arts and activism movement that has sparked hundreds of events across the globe as we take over Friday Tonic the week before the main festival.

passionately ramshackle, upbeat and folksy at times, mournful at others..some of the finest harmonies, percussion and typewriter playing around…and at Bestival they managed to almost electrocute a dancer with a lampshade on her head on stage. What’s not to love?

experimental folk and originals through looped vocals, melodica, bass and whatever else she can lay her hands on. You Are Wolf explores mostly English folk songs and original material with gentle touches of electronica, weaves in spoken word and throws in an array of wild vocal techniques.

‘Inventive, creepy, gorgeous’ The Other Woman, Resonance FM

Drawing inspiration from Poetry International, there are also special guest performance poets on the bill, as well as storyteller Vanessa Woolf illuminating female folklore.

create paper doves for peace with Craftivist Collective

PLUS FILM & BONFIRE NIGHT SURPRISES for those who get there early….



Zombie Prom Halloween Party | A Ladyfest Ten Fundraiser

The Papered Parlour & Ladyfest Ten join forces to present ZOMBIE PROM, a Ladyfest Ten Halloween Fundraiser!


Step back in time for a rollicking rockabilly romp through America’s atomic age – zombie prom style!

Featuring 1950’s karaoke with a devilish twist from live rock n roll band The Milkshakers.

Cherry pick your 50’s favourite from our suitably satanic song menu and we’ll have you singing and dancing your way through the night of the living dead!

Dress code: Teenage Nuclear Zombies and Prom Queens

BYO booze so get your hip flask ready to spike your punch…

£12 (includes entry, karaoke, virgin punch and kamikaze craft!)

ADVANCE BOOKINGS ONLY! Get your tickets now before its too late!



Just a Girl Live Final | A Ladyfest Ten Fundraiser!

the girls are presents… JUST A GIRL LIVE FINAL!

Six amazing all-girl bands battle it out to play a coveted slot at Ladyfest Ten, before DJ’s Girl Germs spin the 90’s dance party into the early hours!

Live bands, DJ’s, zines, stalls, raffles, sweet treats and more!

Competition judges: Viv Albertine (The Slits), Camilla Pia (The Fly), Charlotte Richardson Andrews (Wears The Trousers), Ruth Barnes (The Other Woman) and Annette Barlow (the girls are).

**we have 20 places on the cheap list (£4) so if you would like to nab one, email with your name**


Birds of Paradise!
Blue Cherrys!
She Makes War!
Minnie Birch!
Amazon Molly!

Compered by the brilliant Zoe Grisedale.

– Raffle! | Prizes include: 1 x Weekend Ladyfest Ten Music pass, 2 x London Rollergirls bout tickets & a London Rollergirls booty bag (T shirt, merch etc.) and a ‘bundle’ which will comprise, CD’s, DVD’s, booze etc.

– Support your favourites! | ’Team’ badges & cupcakes will be available to buy for a bargainous £1!

– Zines! | Enjoy the best of DIY zine culture!

– Temporary tattoo & moustache bar! | A band tattoo? A Charlie Chaplin ‘stache? It’s all here…

DJ’s ||

Spinning the best of 90’s pop, punk and riot grrrl, Girl Germs will have you dancing into the early hours. Cut some rug, shake your tail feathers, throw some shapes. Nice.


The Horatia
98-102 Holloway Road.
Nearest tube: Highbury & Islington & Holloway Road

DOORS || 7.30 – 2am.
£5 on the door
£4 NUS
All proceeds will be donated to Ladyfest Ten.

To check out the finalists click here:
To get tickets for Ladyfest Ten visit


Swallows & Amazons | 26 October | Halloween Special

Ladyfest Ten & Storm in a Teacup present;

Swallows & Amazon Life Drawing Salons


As twilight descends on the salon, beware a mass graveyard-full of the deadliest life models in town. Featuring werewolf versus vampire battle scenes, zombie prom queens, haunted paintings and Jackie-O-Lantern posing for your drawing pleasure.

Mark All Hallow’s Eve with some killer mark making and prepare for your page to get more than a little blood splattered…

With your ghostly host Raven Rouge dishing out drawing tricks and treats
and a soulless soundtrack from Storm in a Teacup

£6, materials included (thanks to Cass Art for generous sponsorship)

Spaces limited- email to reserve a space or get there on time to grab a seat!

A Ladyfest Ten fundraiser event in association with Storm in a Teacup- all profits go towards making 3 days of DIY feminist arts and activism go off with a bang at our festival 12-14 November in London.

CASS ART sponsors of creativity


STORM IN A TEACUP collective

Swallows & Amazons | 19 October | Featuring The Belles of London City

Storm in a Teacup & Ladyfest Ten present;

Swallows & Amazons Life Drawing Salon; celebrating women in their naked and knickerbockered glory

This week’s theme for sketchers to be inspired by and explore is


THE BELLES OF LONDON CITY female morris dancing trio
performing and posing

plus THE GREEN WOMAN and other folk themed scenes and models

Think Wicker Man, think maypoles, think a folk-load of inspiration to draw…

With female folk music to draw thanks to Storm in a Teacup

£6 entry, includes drawing materials thanks to our wonderful sponsor Cass Art

Raising funds for Ladyfest Ten’s festival 12-14 November 2010.
Artwork and photography from all the salons (since the launch in May) will also feature in the Ladyfest ten exhibition (dates as above)

Spaces limited. Get there on time or to reserve a good seat, email art


Ladyfest Ten Needs You! | Volunteer Call-Out

“If I can’t dance, it’s not my revolution”


We need a team of volunteers to help deliver Ladyfest Ten, a not-for-profit, independent arts festival celebrating and promoting women’s creativity and talent.  The festival takes place includes music, literature, arts, craft, comedy, cabaret and much, much more. For festival info, check out

Dates: 12, 13, 14 November 2010

Location: Highbury Corner. Venues incl. The Relentless Garage, The Horatia, Holloway Resource Centre and other North London venues.

Roles available include sound engineers, stewards, stage managers, merchandise sales, venue managers and many other opportunities. Experience how this fantastic festival works, add real value and be part of our brilliant team.

All we ask is that you volunteer for a minimum of 12 hours. This can be broken up into shifts. For example: three shifts of four hours or two shifts of six hours over the three days/nights of the festival (see application pack for details). In exchange you get a wondrous weekend pass with access to every Ladyfest event.

If you can’t manage any of these shifts but still want to help please do get in touch.

Request an application at

Please note that unfortunately we can only receive applications from people over 18 years of age.

Volunteers of all genders welcome!


Club Motherf*cker | Ladyfest Ten DJ set


Club Motherfucker is back and Storm in a Teacup’s Verity Flecknell is DJing alongside The Girls Are’s Annette Barlow for Ladyfest Ten.

Saturday 16th October 2010

4/5 Elephant Road,
The Durrty Durrty,
SE17 1LB
9:00 – 4:00
£4 before 9.30pm,
£4 flyer/NUS/JSA before 10:30pm, £6 others
(Limited amount of £5 early bird, advance tickets available here:
Bands early,
Dancing, Drinking and that ’til late!

Arrive Early Mofo!

*Room One*

(Only UK Date)
Chile’s Panico peaced out for 5 whole years before making their new album ‘Kick’. Sloth respect! Recorded at Franz Ferdinand’s studio with ledge Gareth Jones producing (Einsturzende Neubauten, Depeche Mode, Liars, These New Puritans), the follow up to 2005’s acclaimed Subliminal Kill is a return to the vibe of their early career. Murky indie rock, shoegaze and psychedelia with a tropical twist. The rekkid is released on 11th October and Club Mofo will be their only UK date around the release, DE NADA!

These SoCal peeps peddle a fine line in Filter house-influenced electro-pop. Made up of veteran electronic music producers and musicians, their sound combines the best of the underground and overground to make uplifiting, dreamy neu-disco. ‘If Prince and Dave Gahan had a baby, in Paris, in 1990, that child might now be making music like this. In LA. At night’ – The Guardian

Not a lot is known about Patten apart from the fact that they’re awesome. Hailing from the big smoke, the mystery-shrouded group have been getting major blog props since their ‘test mixxxes’ we’re made freely available online. We’ve got a hard on for them, whoever they be. “Creating a kind of controlled clangor where the DFA lot might pull things wayyy back” – Pitchfork.

From the ashes of ‘An Experiment On A Bird In The Air Pump’, D-Bird and her new band Blue On Blue make gorge modern British shoegaze that’s heartbreak beautiful.

Super Fun Dance party after
with J’mazing Guest DJs

JD SAMSON – of Le Tigre/MEN
(Exclusive UK DJ Set)
One-third of iconic electronic feminist punk band/performance project, Le Tigre; Former keyboard and sampler player with Peaches; Leader of radical dance music trio MEN and wix international DJ selector: Be upstanding for the one and only JD of Samson! JD’s DJ ethos is about “Creating space for rad people to dance and smile and hold each other.” She comes to Mofo for an exclusive DJ set tonight and in doing so we get a full house on our lezzie DJ game card, BINGO!
DUCHESS OF PORK (Dick and Fanny)
MARK EATS (Club Mofo)

*Room Two*
The first ever Ladyfest was conducted in Olympia, Washington in August 2000 with prime motivators Sarah Dougher, Sleater-Kinney and Cat Power with The Gossip, Bangs, The Need, and Bratmobile amongst performers. It will celebrate its tenth anniversary on 12th, 13th, 14th November 2010 in London. Come hear them head up the action in our girl vox only room and find out what they’re all about.
the wonderous
DANCE MAGIC DANCE (Girls,Girls,Girls set)

AND a special killer live set on the floor by
hawt all-girl punx/bad arses

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

*In the bar*
Arty shit by
Stephanie Homa
The personal playground of a wild and sloppy mind

Promoters/Hosts/Bon Vivants
pretend to run things,
yeah boy!

You do the dancing it up, we love you long time

Corsica Studios is amazers, has 2 stupid good rooms, a fucktion one sound system, a warehouse vibe and an extra cool smoking terrace/outside space. It’s located a short walk from Elephant and Castle Tube station (Northern and Bakerloo Line) and Elephant and Castle overground train station. There are about a million buses/night buses that go to the Elephant from all over the shop too. We’d be here all year listing them so probs easier for you to check out this handy guide from the nearby LCC website:

Club Mofo will debut at Corsica on the 16th October and then every other month, GET IN!

Swallows & Amazons | 12 October | Japan Themed!

Storm in a Teacup & Ladyfest Ten present:

Swallows & Amazons Life Drawing Salon

This week the theme for the salon is JAPAN…

With Japanese ink and manga drawing techniques,
we’ll look to Japanese art and culture for inspiration,
as models play with and question female stereotypes and imagery of Japanese women such as the geisha and the samurai, submission and strength.

HOSTED by Cherry Blossom Bakewell sharing Japanese drawing ideas
MODELS geisha Hanami Hannah & Empress Mazuki the female samurai

£6, materials included. Every penny goes to Ladyfest Ten.
Spaces limited so email to reserve your place or get there on time to grab a seat

Ladyfest Ten presents alternative life drawing salons throughout October, fundraising for the main festival (12-14 November, London).
Celebrating women in all their naked and knickerbockered glory, each week we present models that are nude, semi-nude and costumed to inspire artwork that can be submitted to be part of Ladyfest Ten’s art exhibition.

In collaboration with Storm in a Teacup.
Sponsored generously by Cass Art.



Dear Teacups,

This month the Teacups are gearing up for Ladyfest Ten Festival on the 12th, 13th and 14th of November. Tickets have just gone on sale, and what a fantastic festival line-up we have for all you lovely peeps. Check out the Ladyfest Ten website for full programme listings. The Teacups have been busy organising the Performance art, Visual art, Comedy and Music programme. So make sure you don’t miss the 10 year anniversary of the global DIY feminist movement.

Calling all artists and filmmakers its still not too late to submit your work to the open submissions for Ladyfest Ten art exhibition and film screenings. Ladyfest Ten film team are looking for female film makers to submit their work for screenings at the festival.
Check out the Ladyfest Ten website for more info:
Plus the Ladyfest Ten art collective are still open to submissions for their postcard project. Find out more here:

This Tuesday the 5th of October is the last in the series of SO SHE SAID; Storm in a Teacups monthly Ladyfest Ten fundraiser celebrating women and words. A night of spoken word, poetry,  storytelling and comedy, as well as three rather awesome guest poets, Hannah Ballou as our host for the evening plus OPEN MIC! So if you’re a storyteller, writer, poet or comedienne please email to secure your slot.

Also roll up, roll up for the last three Swallows & Amazons life drawing salons of the season. On October the 12th we have a Japan themed salon hosted by Cherry Blossom Bakewell sharing Japanese ink and manga drawing techniques. With models Hanami Hannah and Empress Mazuki. On October the 19th don’t miss the fabulous Belles of London City morris dancing trio performing and posing for our English folk themed salon. Then on the 26th of October ‘Death Becomes Her’ Halloween themed special. Featuring werewolf versus vampire battle scenes, zombie prom queens, haunted paintings and Jackie-O-Lantern posing for your drawing pleasure. Spaces limited so email to reserve your place or get there on time to grab a seat.

Also not to miss; Saturday October the 16th Verity Flecknell (SIATC) and Annette Barlow (The Girls Are…) are Djing at Club Motherfucker’s 6 year anniversary shindig and also coming up; Ladyfest Ten’s “Girl Fawkes Night” at the Southbank with music from Lulu and the Lampshades and You are Wolf, storytelling from Vanessa Wolf.

What an exciting month before Ladyfest eh?!

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




**PEARL BANG> Saturday 2nd of October SIATC’s Verity Flecknell & The Girls Are..Annette Barlow DJ @ The George Tavern, Stepney.

**SIATC & Ladyfest Ten >Tuesday 5th of October ’So She Said’ Women and Words @ The Victoria, Mile End. Three guest poets, performance art, comedy, Open Mic!
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>12th of October > Swallows & Amazons alternative life drawing salon @ The Victoria, Mile End. Japan themed. Ink and manga techniques. Models Hanami Hannah and Empress Muzuki. Facebook groupFacebook event

>16th of October > Club Motherf*cker > SIATC’s Verity Flecknell & Annette Barlow (The Girls Are…) DJ for Ladyfest Ten alongside a stellar lineup including Dance Magic Dance DJ set and JD Samson from Le Tigre/MEN DJ set @ Corsica Bar 10pm-4am. Facebook Event

>19th of October > Swallows & Amazons alternative life drawing salon @ The Victoria, Mile End. Featuring: The Belles of London City  Folk theme.
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>23rd of October > ‘Just a Girl’ Battle of the Bands > Live Final! A Ladyfest Ten fundraiser @ The Horatia, N7 8JE
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>26th of October > Swallows & Amazons alternative life drawing salon returns @ The Victoria, Mile End. “Death Becomes her” Halloween theme.
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>5th November > Girlfawkes Night> Ladyfest Ten presents; Lulu and the Lampshades, Storytelling, spokenword and craftavism. 5.30pm @ QEH Southbank Centre. Free. >

LADYFEST TEN Festival > 12th, 13th, 14th November 2010
Tickets now available from We Got Tickets:

Over and out,
Verity Flecknell

Storm in a Teacup
Female Arts Collective