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 :

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:

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

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: Email 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.


TUESDAY 15th February

Art is Dead || Romance is Dead alternative life drawing. Anti Valentines special @ The Victoria, Mile End £8.00. 20.00pm

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

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

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

SUNDAY 20th February

Brighton Zine Fest 2011 || Come and find the Storm in a Teacup & Fat Quarter table!

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

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:


SATURDAY 5th March

Million Women Rise March & Rally || Meet at Hyde Park, 12pm

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

TUESDAY 8th March

International Womens Day

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:

Over and Out,

Verity Flecknell

Storm in a Teacup

Female Arts Collective

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