Monthly Archives: November 2010

Club Motherf*cker | SIATC/She Runs With Wolves DJs!

She Runs With Wolves DJ @ The Club Motherf*cker Show 2

Its Club Motherf*cker time again and we are really excited as She Runs With Wolves have been asked back to DJ! She Runs With Wolves are Verity Flecknell from Storm in a Teacup and Annette Barlow from The Girls Are… See you there for pre xmas excitement!

‘I read the signs
I got all my stars aligned
My amulets, my charms
I set all my false alarms…’

…THE CLUB MOTHERFUCKER SHOW
Episode TWO
(Xmas Party, Yeah!)
Saturday 18th December 2010
CORSICA STUDIOS
4/5 Elephant Road,
The Durrty Durrty,
SE17 1LB
9:00 – 4:00
£4 before 9.30pm,
£4 flyer/NUS/JSA before 10:30pm, £7 others
(Limited amount of £5 early bird, advance tickets available here:
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/99277)

Bands early,
Dancing, Drinking and that ’til late!

Arrive Early Mofo!

*Room One*
Live!Live!Live!

AEREA NEGROT
–Only UK Date–
Aerea Negrot’s oh my wow vocal gymnastics are like no other scheisse you’ve ever heard. Beleed dat! Since relocating to Berlin from her native Venezuela (via Amsterdam and London), she has gained a rep for ferosh live performances that have turned many a muso head. Most notably Ellen Allien, who signed her to the ledge label ‘BPitch Control’, and Andy Butler who recruited her as a touring and recording vocalist for the new Hercules and Love Affair album/live show. Killah!
‘Berlin has become what New York was in 1981 and Aérea Negrot is the Eartha Kitt of the post-techno age’ inevil.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Aerea-Negrot/101323916044
http://www.myspace.com/aereanegrot

MARINA GASOLINA
Marina Vello founded and fronted Domino signed, brazilian baile-funk trio Bonde Do Role. But after touring the world for two years straight, she left the band to focus on her solo career and like, broaden her horizons, man. Settling in London, she set about making a solo rekkid with beat-makers Radioclit and Electronicat that borrows as much from her punk roots as it does experimental electro. INNERESTING! Her debut track ‘Leone’, a homage to da master of Spaghetti Westerns – Sergio Leone, had its video premiere on Pitchfork this month. The single is a great taster of tings to come on the long player, with Marina’s unique vocal delivery and old meets new styling, marking her out as one to watch for defo.
http://www.marinagasolina.co.uk/
http://www.facebook.com/officialmarinagasolina

LABYRINTH EAR
Formed in New Cross earlier this year, Labyrinth Ear are a new electronic duo you’re going to want to keep your eyes on. They played their debut show at Manchester’s ‘In The City’ alongside Mount Kimbie and HEALTH in October and released their debut EP ‘Oak’ for free on t’internet later in the month. It’s awesome and we are in love. Come to our wedding and throw rice.
http://www.myspace.com/labyrinthear
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Labyrinth-Ear/111658688881400

KOOL THING
Julie Chance and Jon Dark make up the numbers in ‘Kool Thing’. The pair met in Gay Paree in the summer of 2010 at a party where Chance was Djing. They went on to spend the next 24 hours in the French capital swapping inspirations, and hatching planz. A month later Jon packed her bags and joined Julie in Berlin where they immediately started working on their first EP. Layered harmonies, distorted washes of guitar, constant driving beats and psychedelic synth tones are what you can expect. Amaze.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kool-Thing/153034698039863
http://www.myspace.com/koolthingband

Super Fun Dance party after
with extra RAD-I-CAL Guest DJs

♥ KIM ANN FOXMAN ♥
(of Hercules and Love Affair/MR.INTL)
–Exclusive UK DJ Set–
Hawt!
http://www.myspace.com/kimannfoxman
http://www.facebook.com/KIMANNFOXMANpage

and
teh awez as fuck

♥ ♥ ROMY XX ♥ ♥
Hawt! Hawt!
http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-xx/10429446003

*Room Two*
A sonic mess of party time vibez by

DUCHESS OF PORK (Dick and Fanny)
+
SHE RUNS WITH WOLVES
+
QUEER COUNCIL
+
CUM & SEA (Booby Hatch/Dalston Superstore)

*In the bar*
Arty shit by
LOUISE ZERGAENG POMEROY
http://louise-z-pomeroy.co.uk/

*Omnipresent*
Promoters/Human Beings/Bon Vivants
DAUGHTERS OF THE KAOS
pretend to run things,
yeah boy!
http://www.clubmotherfucker.com/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/London-United-Kingdom/Club-Motherfuker/37816388149

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

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:
http://www.lcc.arts.ac.uk/docs/tfl_bus_map_lcc.pdf

SIATC DJs @ Bust Christmas Craftacular

Its BUST Craftacular time again and Verity Flecknell from Storm in a Teacup collective and Annette Barlow from The Girls Are… are DJing as SHE RUNS WITH WOLVES!

BUST magazine’s crafty shindig with DJs, drinks and tasty treats.

SHOP, CRAFT, DANCE… AND MAKE MERRY!

Shop at over 70 stalls of the hottest in handmade.

Craft a Christmas bauble with The Make Lounge*, crochet a moustache with Prick Your Finger (1pm-3pm)** – plus pom-poms to Make and Do with Perri (4pm-6pm) and a DIY Couture demonstration (3pm-4pm).

Dance to DJs El Nino, My Ex-Boyfriend’s Records, She Runs With Wolves and Ci-Ci.

Make merry! Tatty Devine bring a seasonal spectacle, Time For Tease host a tearoom with Buttercupcakes – plus enter to win an Etsy shopping spree.

Goodie bags for the first 100, drinks all day, raffle and more…
Admission: £2.

*Glass baubles are £2, paint your own design in special paints.
**Sign up on the day, places limited. Basic crochet skills required.

The Christmas Craftacular is supported by Etsy.

For more info, see http://www.bust.com/craftacular/about-london.html

Performance & Theatre @ Ladyfest Ten Festival

FRIDAY 12 NOV ||

PANIC LAB PRESENTS THREE LADIES, THREE WHORES…AND AN UNINVITED GUEST / ANTIQUE WOMEN PRESENTS MU*LI*EB*RI*TY / MISS LADYFEST X: A TWISTED BEAUTY PAGEANT CABARET CONTEST / MORE TBA!
TICKETS

SUNDAY 14 NOV ||

SO SHE SAID: EAT MY WORDS SUNDAY LUNCH SPECIAL / FOR BOOKS’ SAKE POETRY SHOWCASE / MORE TBA!
TICKETS

A Night at the Theatre
@ Studio La Danza, from 8pm

An engaging and dynamic evening of performances from two of London’s most exciting theatre companies! Comprising dialogues on feminism, ideas about identity and wry humour, this evening will include:

Panic Lab presents: THREE LADIES, THREE WHORES. . . AND AN UNINVITED GUEST (35 mins)
A non-verbal piece introducing three women struggling to be ‘ladies’, but failing outrageously in that task. Blending pop and classical music, a concise and colourful design, and a stunning physical language, it addresses the complexity of femininity. With a dark sense of humour, it touches upon issues such as body image, eating disorders, and sexuality.

“Physical theatre blended with touches of contemporary dance” – Three Weeks Magazine, Edinburgh 2008
” A fantastic piece of theatre” – Murray Healy
“Ladies acting like sexless loons” – The Scotsman, 2008

Antique Women Presents: Mu•li•eb•ri•ty (myo͞oˌlē-ĕbˈrĭ-tē)
– noun
1. the condition of being a woman
2. femininity (late 16th century: from late Latin muliebritas, from Latin mulier ‘woman’)

Created by a collective of eight female performers, and drawing on their shared and disparate histories and understandings, ‘Muliebrity’ is a work about notions, ideals and experiences of ‘femininity’. This is an intimate, touching and humorous piece exploring bodies, love, motherhood, gender, sex, rules, fear, images, stories and façades Using a rich blend of artistic forms and a sensory and immersive approach to space and audience-performer relationships, the Antique Women invite you to enter their world.

“the strain of an unresolved equation, of surface tension vs. mass, of internal meeting external, of flesh trying to cope with skin.”

For Ladyfest Ten, The Antique Women present a work-in-progress showing of this new piece. The Antique Women are an all female cross-artform company, with diverse backgrounds in singing, music, live art, dance, writing, and theatre. The company aims to create contemporary live work in which the audience’s experience is central, and which engages all of the senses. Between them, the members of the company have previously worked as creative collaborators with the People Show,You Me Bum Bum TrainThe House of Fairy TalesPanic LabBristol Old Vic Young CompanyTinned Fingers, and Living Structures. The Antique Women have previously presented ‘Hug’, a short interactive performance for four audience members at a time, composed of original text and a capella harmony singing, and ‘Muliebrity’ will be the company’s first full-length piece of work.

The Antique Women are: Ira Brand, Sonya Cullingford, Natalie Clarke, Jane English, Jenny Minton, Ellie Showering, Verity Standen and Theodora Van Der Beek.

Important: This performance has a limited capacity and pre-booking is essential. To reserve a slot, please email antiquewomen@gmail.com or call Ira on 07811 861 831.
Please note: You will need to present a valid Ladyfest ‘rest of the fest’ pass for Friday to gain entry to this performance, but buying a pass does not guarantee your entrance. You will need to additionally reserve a slot.

Miss Ladyfest X- A Twisted Beauty Pageant Cabaret Contest
10pm – 1am @ The Horatia

Who will be crowned ‘Miss Ladyfest X’ at the most twisted beauty pageant in town? Witness the talents, tears and tantrums of a whole host of cabaret contestants including reigning queen of the comedy burlesque scene Shirley Windmill, fellow Tournament of Tease contender Miss Apple Tart, queer feminist punk performer Ste McCabe, cabaret’s wooliest egomaniac Hannah Ballouand many more. With the title open to contenders of any gender, sexuality and style, who knows who the ultimate winner will be? With a panel of special guest judges including Nicky Click, DJs and dancing til late plus the ‘Pound Shop Beauty Parlour’ offering makeovers.

So She Said: ‘Eat My Words’ Sunday Lunch Special & For Books’ Sake Poetry Showcase //
12-3pm @ The Horatia

So She SaidLadyfest Ten and Storm in a Teacup’s monthly performance night, celebrating women and words, has teamed up with For Books’ Sake to presents a super sized portion of poetry, spoken word and storytelling from some of the tastiest talented performers around. A feast for your ears as you tuck into a traditional pub-cooked Sunday lunch.

Taking place from 12pm until 1.3opm, the poets, spoken word artists and storytellers presented bySo She Said will include: Laura Dockrill, the secret lovechild of Tim Burton and Roald Dahl, with the best undercut and taste in footwear on the spoken word scene; Zorras, a trio who perform poetry-music-weirdness fusion with megaphones; Liz Bentley, one of the quirkiest voices on the UK’s spoken word scene, a sit-down comedienne and host who entertains audiences with poetry, stories, ukulele and casio keyboard; Dzifa Benson, a “weaver of well-crafted poems and captivating contemporary myths” (Apples & Snakes); Jay Bernard, a powerful, engaging, and surprising poet;Sally Crabtree, the pink-wigged pocket Venus from Cornwall and a delightfully eccentric performance poet; and Kate Tym, with carefully-crafted creations of the spoken word.

The For Books’ Sake Poetry Showcase (taking place from 1.30pm until 3pm) will feature: Alex Pryce, published in Agenda BroadsheetMslexiaFortnight, StapleRoom Magazine and The Interpreter’s House, and Director of PoetCastingKaty Price, a poet who has been featured in such publications as Seam and Blackbox ManifoldShelagh M. Rowan-Legg, writer and film critic who has been published in a variety of journals and anthologies such as Taddle Creek,Pottersfield Portforlio, and Gaspereau Review; and Sophie Mayer, Commissioning Editor for queer literary journal Chroma who writes regularly for Sight & SoundLittle White Lies andVertigo about film, and for The F-WordVenuszine and Shebytches about women and culture, co-editor of There She Goes: Feminist Filmmaking and Beyond and the author of The Cinema of Sally Potter: A Poetics of LoveHer Various Scalpels and The Private Parts of Girls.

Red Letter Events @ Ladyfest Ten Festival

FRIDAY 12 NOV ||

THE BIG DEBATE / MISS LADYFEST X – A TWISTED BEAUTY PAGEANT CABARET CONTEST
TICKETS

SATURDAY 13 NOV ||

LADYFEST TEN BIRTHDAY PARTY WITH UNSKINNY BOP & DANCE MAGIC DANCE!
TICKETS

The Big Debate || Ten Years of Ladyfest:
3 – 6pm (TBC) @ The Horatia

On the tenth birthday of Ladyfest, we consider the achievements of the previous decade and look forward to the next ten by asking the often – posed question: do we still need Ladyfests? Are they still relevant? How have attitudes to female creativity, empowerment, feminism, and DIY culture changed in the last decade? Where will the next decade of Ladyfests take us? Join us and our panel of speakers (TBA) for an afternoon of friend-making, discussion and celebration. FACEBOOK EVENT

Miss Ladyfest X – A Twisted Beauty Pageant Cabaret Contest
10pm – 1am @ The Horatia

Who will be crowned ‘Miss Ladyfest X’ at the most twisted beauty pageant in town? Witness the talents, tears and tantrums of a whole host of cabaret contestants including reigning queen of the comedy burlesque scene Shirley Windmill, fellow Tournament of Tease contender Miss Apple Tart, queer feminist punk performer Ste McCabe, burlesque’s woolliest egomaniac Lambchop Magoo and many more. With the title open to contenders of any gender, sexuality and style, who knows who the ultimate winner will be? With a panel of special guest judges, DJs and dancing til late plus the ‘Pound Shop Beauty Parlour’ offering makeovers. FACEBOOK EVENT

LADYFEST TEN: THE BIRTHDAY PARTY
10pm – late @ The Horatia

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

Fight! For your right! To partaaaaay! Ladyfest is ten years old, and my my my, are we going to celebrate in style. With the Unskinny Bop ladies leading you through the early hours, a temporary tattoo parlour, moustache bar, Ladyfest Ten Birthday Message photo booth, and The Great Cake Escape providing us with birthday sweet treats, this is going to be night to remember. And if it all gets a little too much, you can cure that beastly hangover with a cosy roast at The Horatia the next day. FACEBOOK EVENT

Art @ Ladyfest Ten Festival

FRIDAY 12 NOV ||

LADYFEST TEN EXHIBITION
TICKETS

SATURDAY 13 NOV ||

LADYFEST TEN EXHIBITION / LADYFEST TEN LIFE DRAWING SALON / THE LADY GARDEN / MORE TBA!
TICKETS

SUNDAY 14 NOV ||

LADYFEST TEN EXHIBITION
TICKETS

THUR 11th – SUN 14 NOVEMBER || Ladyfest Ten Exhibition || Ground Floor Left

Sponsored by CASS ART

A man’s face is his autobiography. A woman’s face is her work of fiction. – Oscar Wilde

This year’s Ladyfest exhibition invites you on a journey through new representations of women past, present and future. A culmination of months of work, the Ladyfest Ten exhibition will feature a range of submissions including :

Entries from the Ladyfest Ten Postcard Project

Photos and Life-drawings from the infamous Swallows and Amazons life-drawing salons.

A series commissioned for the Ladyfest Ten exhibition, of the latest work of emerging female artistBex Massey

The featured work of artists from the Ladyfest Art blog zine

Hosted by the fabulous GROUND FLOOR LEFT exhibition space/ artist collective in their warehouse space at the top of Mare Street
(Map)

SATURDAY 13 NOV ||

Ladyfest Ten Life Drawing Salon
3-4pm @ Studio La Danza

Feeling inspired by the art exhibition? Fancy a bit of afternoon sketching fun? An intimate life drawing salon celebrating women in all of their naked and knickerbockered glory. Grab a pencil and be inspired by female performers in theatrical poses at this special festival salon that will challenge you to capture movement in your mark making. With support and direction on hand from Ladyfest Ten hosts, drawing games and music to draw girls by, it’ll be the perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Basic materials provided, thanks to Cass Art. Feel free to bring your own sketchpads and favourite pens etc.

The Lady Garden
12 – 5pm @ The Resource Centre

The Lady Garden is a relaxed utopia of creativity and craftivism, an installation space dedicated to participation and collaboration that will grow and evolve across the weekend with those that inhabit and contribute to it.

The Lady Garden is a place where there are secrets to be discovered and tales to be unearthed. Where organic stories are grown, poems are ripe for the picking and white picket fences await protest messages.

It may be winter outside, but here in the Lady Garden the grass is green and the seeds of creative ideas are ready to burst into full bloom. Kick off your shoes, find a comfy cushion and get stitching, scribbling, printing, weaving and chatting to your heart’s content. ‘Guest Gardeners’ throughout the weekend to help support and inspire you include:

– Craftivist Collective
– Shoreditch Sisters WI
– Sally Crabtree
– Tatty Devine
– Pedalkraft
– London Word Festival Landgirls
– more to be announced!

To read more about the workshops and creative participation at The Lady Garden, please click here.

Comedy @ Ladyfest Ten Festival

LADYFEST TEN FESTIVAL presents;

LADYFUN || Curated by No Fun

Ladyfest gets silly!

Join us for 2 days of the funniest women you’ll see in one place at the same time.

Curated by No Fun’s Zoe Grisedale, supported by Funny Women and MC’d by Laughing Cows’Maureen Younger and Katerina Vrana, Ladyfun is an eclectic mix of the strongest women on the comedy circuit. So come and laugh till you drop, pop or just can’t stop.

Featuring: Shazia Mirza, “the Lenny Bruce of Female stand up” – Metro; A Ant (aka Bridget Christie), “brilliantly, uniquely funny; what truly alternative Fringe comedy should be” – Chortle; Nat Luurtsema, “a distinctive comedy voice, strikingly original, a talent for dry, off-the-wall wit” – Chortle;Jen Brister, “confident, energetic and knows how to deliver a line for maximum laughs” – The Scotsman; Kate Smurthwaite, “a powerhouse of observational wit” – The Spectator; Shelagh Martin, “an intellectual stocking filler” – The Scotsman; Sara Pascoe, “an enjoyable fusion of silliness and intelligence” – Chortle; and much more!

SATURDAY 13 NOV ||

SHAZIA MIRZA / HELEN KEEN / KATE SMURTHWAITE / RACHEL PARRIS / GEMMA BEAGLEY / HANNAH BALLOU / MAUREEN YOUNGER / IONA DUDLEY-WARD / JESSICA FOSTEKEW / VIV GROSKOP
TICKETS

FACEBOOK EVENT

SUNDAY 14 NOV ||

FUNNY WOMEN STAND UP TO STAND OUT WORKSHOP / SARAH PASCOE / NAT LUURTSEMA / JEN BRISTER / ZOE GRISEDALE / SHELAGH MARTIN / KATERINA VRANA / MICHELLE STRUT
TICKETS

FACEBOOK EVENT

@ The Horatia

– SHAZIA MIRZA
– HELEN KEEN
– KATE SMURTHWAITE
– RACHEL PARRIS
– GEMMA BEAGLEY
– HANNAH BALLOU
– IONA DUDLEY-WARD
– JESSICA FOSTEKEW
– VIV GROSKOP
– COMPERED BY MAUREEN YOUNGER

@ The Horatia

Laugh your way through Sunday blues with this brilliant line up, including performances from:
– SARA PASCOE 
– NAT LUURTSEMA
– JEN BRISTER
– ZOE GRISEDALE
– SHELAGH MARTIN
– MICHELLE STRUT
– COMPERED BY KATERINA VRANA
– 2/3 NEW ACTS 3 MINS FROM FUNNY WOMEN WORKSHOPS

FUNNY WOMEN PRESENTS: STAND UP TO STAND OUT
Sun 14 Nov @ The Resource Centre, 13.30 – 14.30

For the last eight years Funny Women has been nurturing and promoting female comedy talent – from finding and developing new acts through its annual competition, the Funny Women Awards, to working with established performers.

Funny Women also runs regular workshops devoted to helping women explore their funny side. Humour can be an invaluable attribute in many aspects of life including relationships, confidence building and communications. Over the last eight years over 1,500 women have found their comic voice through Funny Women’s workshops and live events.

Believing that humour is a valuable form of self expression that women can develop we are running a special Ladyfest workshop. With more women compelled to make speeches at social events and professional women increasingly sharing their experiences on public and media platforms, confidence and communication skills are essential for achieving personal and professional success. So Funny Women will share a few tricks of the comedy trade to help you on your way. Whether you want to become a professional comic or would like to be more self confident in your everyday life – this workshop might be just the start of funnier things to come.