Monthly Archives: February 2011

Zine Workshops @ Women of the World Festival

Storm in a Teacup Zine Workshops @ Women of the World Festival

Lvl 4 Green side, Royal Festival Hall, 12.00pm -16.00pm
Saturday 12th March  &  Sunday 13th of March

Storm in a Teacup are excited to announce our involvement in the first ever Women of the World Festival at the Southbank Centre. A three day festival from 11th-13th of March celebrating the 100 year anniversary of International Womens Day.

‘Through a series of debates, conversations, networking opportunities, presentations, showcases and places to meet and talk, Wow – Women of the World celebrates the potential and achievement of women and addresses some of the obstacles that women face across the world. Joining us are leading women across all sectors, and together we explore in depth some of the most potent topics for women today.’ (Jude Kelly, Women of the World Festival Director)

Storm in a Teacup will have their own area with workstations and a chill-out area where there will be practical zine making workshops and talks lead by wonderful zinesters listed below:

Soupa Creative Network
http://www.soupa.co.uk/ 

Shebang Zine
http://www.shebang-mag.co.uk/

Nest Gallery
http://nestgallery.blogspot.com/

Magpie Zine
www.magpiemag.net

Fat Quarter Magazine
http://www.fat-quarter.co.uk/

The Read Horse Zine
http://readhorse.morekasia.co.uk/

VV Collective
http://wearevv.wordpress.com/

 

CONTRIBUTE! We will also be working on an ongoing zine project over the weekend to create the very first Women of the World zine. Bring your contributions along or help us on the production line as we create and produce a very special zine over the weekend.

If you would like to submit a contribution like an illustration or piece of writing to the WOW zine please email : storminateacupzine@gmail.com

You will need a Saturday or Sunday conference ticket to come along and visit the Storm in a Teacup area where we will be leading some zine making workshops, initiating some networking opportunities plus lots more guests to be announced in our March update!

FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=129595337114192

Buy your tickets here: http://southbankcentre.co.uk/wow

Issue #2 SIATC Zine | Now Available !

Issue # 2 Storm in a Teacup Zine

After the SOLD OUT first edition, we are proud to announce the arrival of the latest edition of the Storm in a Teacup zine.

Inspired by our DIY feminist predecessors, the zine was set up because we wanted to write about amazing women who write, draw, make music and inspire us. We wanted to create something for women to read that wasn’t based around the exploitation of insecurities and the selling of products.

This edition was hand made with hand printed covers and features short stories, poetry, photography and artwork as well as an update on the work of Storm in a Teacup. Plus listings, recipes and more… And all for £1.50!

The zine will be available at zine fairs, including the Brighton Zine fair, this Sunday 20th Feb!

Brighton Zine Fair website: http://www.brightonzinefest.co.uk/

Brighton Zine Fair facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=181435865224681

You can also get your hands on a copy by emailing storminateacupzine@gmail.com

We will soon be recruiting people to work with us in making subsequent editions of the zine so if you are arty, crafty, love writing and fancy getting involved, please get in touch at the above email address. We’d love to hear from you!

Don’t forget we will be leading a ‘Make a Zine in a Day’ workshop at the ‘Women of the World festival’ at the Southbank on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th of March. Please keep your eyes peeled for when we announce our lineup of guests and follow this link for more info: http://southbankcentre.co.uk/wow

Elizabeth Ann Martin, Storm in a Teacup

YARNfest 2011 | Ten Stories About Smoking

Ten Stories About Smoking @ YARNfest 2011

Our wonderful friends at YARNfest short story and storytelling festival  have invited Verity Flecknell from SIATC collective to perform at their finale event sponsored by publisher Picador. Join us in a smoky underbelly of the Queen of Hoxton to launch Stuart Evers new book a  collection ‘Ten Stories about Smoking’.  See the collection of short stories interpreted into film, theatre, music and spoken word by artists including The Strumpettes, Quattro Formaggio, Verity Flecknell (SIATC), The Android Angel and Camila Fiori.

For full listings of all the YARNfest 2011 events please visit : http://yarnfest.com

Call for Submissions | International Womens Day

Ellie Green from SIATC has some exciting news to share….

Myself and Bex Massey (www.bexmassey.com) have just launched a new female fine art specific collective.

VV:

1.Aim to promote emerging female artists

2.Run by women for women

3.Create a community to share skills, industry knowledge and own practice

We are VV:

1. Aim to build a support network for female practitioners

2. Run Bi-annual exhibitions, alternative art events, pop-up shops

3.Create exhibition reviews, zines, hype.
That’s lots of ways to get involved…free members forum, promotion to your sites and work, subscribe to mailing list…the list goes on.
Join our facebook group( http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=744960150#!/pages/VV/110098852400961 ) to keep up to date with all developments, and in the interim apply to our call for submissions:

Brief: In the run up to International Women’s Day (8th March 2011) VV have decided the time is ripe to showcase some fantastic emerging female talent on our blog. We are calling all female artists to produce a piece of work based upon what International Women’s Day means to you. Simply mail it to VV (wearevv@gmail.com) with International Women’s Day in the subject line. Include a brief summary (max 300words) about your practice and a website where applicable.

Deadline for submissions: Get your work to us by the 1st March and we will showcase a selection of work on our blog on the 8th to mark the day!

for more info see: www.wearevv.wordpress.com

Ellie Green, Storm in a Teacup collective

SIATC *UPDATE* FEBRUARY 2011

SIATC *UPDATE* February 2011

Dear Teacups,

2011 is turning out to be yet  another year of female friendly festivities and our plans are fast taking shape for the next few months. Our focus being our appearance at The Southbanks new annual festival: Women of the World and opening up the collective to new members and ideas. Also news about the next issue of the SIATC zine which will be with us this month!

First news about YARNfest 2011; Our wonderful friends at YARNfest short story and storytelling festival  have invited Verity Flecknell from SIATC collective to perform at their finale event sponsored by publisher Picador. Join us in a smoky underbelly of the Queen of Hoxton to launch Stuart Evers new book a  collection ‘Ten Stories about Smoking’.  See the collection of short stories interpreted into film, theatre, music and spoken word by artists including The Strumpettes, Quattro Formaggio, Verity Flecknell (SIATC), The Android Angel and Camila Fiori.

For full listings of all the YARNfest 2011 events please visit : http://yarnfest.co.uk

Storm in a teacup are excited to announce our involvement in the first ever Women of the World Festival at the Southbank Centre. A three day festival from 11th-13th of March celebrating the 100year anniversary of International Womens Day.

‘Through a series of debates, conversations, networking opportunities, presentations, showcases and places to meet and talk, Wow – Women of the World celebrates the potential and achievement of women and addresses some of the obstacles that women face across the world. Joining us are leading women across all sectors, and together we explore in depth some of the most potent topics for women today.’ (Jude Kelly, Women of the World Festival Director)

You will need a Saturday or Sunday conference ticket to come along and visit the Storm in a Teacup area where we will be leading some zine making workshops, initiating some networking opportunities plus lots more to be announced in our March update!

Buy your tickets here: http://southbankcentre.co.uk/wow

We are also looking for volunteers to help us over the weekend so if you fancy getting involved please email: storminateacup2009@googlemail.com

Exciting news about the Storm in a Teacup zine Issue 2 : After the success of our first edition, the latest edition of the SIATC zine is cut, pasted and poised to be sent to the photocopier. Featuring contributions from super talented female writers, illustrators, and DIY collaborators, the zine will be out in late February – in time for our appearance at Brighton Zine Fest 2011, where we will be sharing a table with Katie Allen from Fat Quarter Magazine: http://www.fat-quarter.co.uk/. Email storminateacupzine@gmail.com for more info about how to get your hands on a copy.

GET INVOLVED: There are lots of ways you can get involved with Storm in a Teacup, we are always on the look-out for new ideas, collaborations, organisers, artists, zine makers, so please get in touch and look out on our website and facebook for news about our OPEN MEETINGs that are coming soon.

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/

COMING UP IN FEBRUARY 2011

TUESDAY 15th February

Art is Dead || Romance is Dead alternative life drawing. Anti Valentines special @ The Victoria, Mile End £8.00. 20.00pm http://www.deaddrawing.wordpress.com

THURSDAY 17th February

NO FUN || Comedy with Kerry Godliman, Jeff Leach, Gerry Howell, Mae Martin, Paul Ricketts, Cara Cummings, Zoe Grisdale (MC) @ The George Tavern 8pm. £4.00
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/107766

SATURDAY 19th February

The Feminist Library 35th Birthday Benefit || Performances from Viv Albertine, Martha & Eve, Trash Kit, Lorraine Jordan and Girl Germs DJs. The Round Chapel, Powerscroft, Hackney E5 OPU 19.00-23.00 www.feminstlibrary.co.uk

SUNDAY 20th February

Le Cinema des Femmes || True Homance Double Bill ‘Ghost World’ & ‘Romy & Michelles High School Reunion’ screenings @ The Horatia, N7 8JE Doors 17:00pm. First film 18.00pm £4.00 http://www.lecinemadesfemmes.wordpress.com

SUNDAY 20th February

Brighton Zine Fest 2011 || Come and find the Storm in a Teacup & Fat Quarter table! www.brightonzinefest.co.uk

WEDNESDAY  23rd February

YARNfest 2011 || Ten Stories About Smoking || See the collection of short stories interpreted into film, theatre, music and spoken word by artists including The Strumpettes, Quattro Formaggio, Verity Flecknell (SIATC), The Android Angel and Camila Fiori. PLUS more events from 15th -23rd of February. 19.30pm £5.00 http://www.yarnfest.com/

SATURDAY 26th February

Fannypack || DJs from Ladyfest Ten; Girl Germs and The Girls Are…||nostalgic  indulgence; an evening of 90s Music and culture. 9pm – 2am @ The Horatia £4.00 FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=185214228175565

COMING UP IN MARCH 2011

SATURDAY 5th March

Million Women Rise March & Rally || Meet at Hyde Park, 12pm www.millionwomenrise.com

SATURDAY 5th March

|DU|AT | || An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump (Live Set & DJ set) , Teeth of the Sea (Live Set), Le Mondrum (Live Set) Plus DJs  @ 11 Gales Bethnal Green FACEBOOK EVENT http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=185908248105420

TUESDAY 8th March

International Womens Day www.internationalwomensday.com

SATURDAY 12th & SUNDAY 13th March

Women of the World Festival || Southbank Centre || Storm in a Teacup presents Make a zine in a day’ Creative? Crafty? Got something to say? Join female arts collective Storm in a Teacup in creating your very own zine in a day. With workshops, zine makers, scissors and glue on hand, all the tools will be provided for you to produce your very own DIY publication. For full listings and tickets: http://southbankcentre.co.uk/wow

Over and Out,

Verity Flecknell

Storm in a Teacup

Female Arts Collective

https://joinourteaparty.wordpress.com