SIATC *UPDATE* NOVEMBER 2011

SIATC *UPDATE* NOVEMBER 2011
Dear Teacups,

November seems to be THE  month of feminist action in 2011  with The Fawcett Society’s demo “Dont Turn back Time on Womens Equality” on the of 19 November, CLIT ROCK an evening of great female fronted bands all in fundraiser for charity; Daughters of Eve raising awareness of female genital mutilation. Also coming up in November; UK Feminista’s  Fem 11 conference, Slutwalk 2012 fundraiser and Underwire film festival to name but a few. Check out our definitive feminist arts and activism listings below.

Thanks to all that came to the first ever East London Fawcett Group talks: Art in October. We were overwhelmed with interest and had a great turn out, an amazing panel with; Ursula Owen from Virago Press ( Feminist Publishers founded in the 70s) Martina Mullaney from Enemies of Good Art, Ellie Green from VV collective/SIATC– interesting discussions which will help shape ELF’s future campaigns in East London. Come along to the next campaign meeting on the 9th of November. Take a look at some photos from the event here

Join the East London Fawcett Group for the Fawcett Society demo on the19 November, meet in Bricklane and march with us to Westminster for the demo – dress up in 1950s style dress and join us as we demand “Dont Turn back on Womens Equality”

East London Fawcett group is relatively new and launched in June 2011 so there are plenty of ways to get involved. Email: eastlondonfawcett@gmail.com to join the mailing list and to find out more. Or visit the wordpress: http://eastlondonfawcett.wordpress.com or visit facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/eastlondonfawcett/

As usual, this month there are some great open submission opportunities for all you artists and activists  out there to sink your teeth into. See below!

Roll up, Roll up artists one and all, as VV COLLECTIVE have just announced OPEN SUBMISSIONS giving female fine artists the chance to show work at “Show Your Face @ Cultivate Gallery in January 2012.  More info below!

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


OPEN SUBMISSIONS | GET INVOLVED

FEMINIST ACTIVISM

East London Fawcett Group (ELF) was launched in June 2011 and we are cooking up a fantastic programme of feminist seminars, events and campaigns. Email: eastlondonfawcett@gmail.com to join the mailing list and get involved.
FACEBOOK GROUP: http://www.facebook.com/groups/eastlondonfawcett/

FEMINISTS OCCUPY London recently formed GET INVOLVED! *like* the facebook page and look out for info on next meetings!
FACEBOOK PAGE: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Feminists-Occupy-London/238003326255293

ART
VV Collective have opened up submissions for “Show your Face” exhibition @ Cultivate Gallery.
DEADLINE: 11 December
MORE INFO: http://wearevv.wordpress.com/members-lounge-2/
APPLY: http://wearevv.wordpress.com
FACEBOOK EVENT:http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=163466757079018

Coming up in November 2011

2 November || I Heart Consent Party: A fundraiser for RapeCrisis South London @ Horse and Groom, Shoreditch. Evening of music in celebration of everyone who hearts consent before sex. Line up TBC. Tickets £10.00 (or donate what you can): http://www.everyclick.com/i_love_consent_party
MORE INFO: www.rasasc.org.uk
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=199880466715750

3 November || 20//20 Exhibition @ Bethnal Green Working Mans Club
We are an all-lady curatorial collective holding an exhibition at the Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club in November. Although not strictly feminist, much of their work engages with gender issues in art. Events running through to the 1st of December.
MORE INFO: http://2020collective.tumblr.com/
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=248277068558559

6 November || Women – Protest the sexist Miss World contest!  Protest called by the London Feminist Network. Supported by OBJECT, UK Feminista, Million Women Rise. Assemble: The Tournament pub (opposite West Brompton tube station – District line, London Overground line; please check for weekend engineering works.)
Time: 2.15pm briefing (protest begins at 2.45pm)
FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=290481187637803

9 November ||Africa Risings film screening part of CLITROCK @ Bethnal Green Working Mans Club Daughters of Eve along with shoreditch sisters and others presents the powerful documentary Africa Rising. Film Screening and Panel Discussion. 18.30pm. FREE
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=177010319052162

9 November || East London Fawcett Group Campaign Meeting With special guest, Roberta Wedge, from the Mary on the Green Campaign, which seeks to erect a scuplture on Newington Green to honour the pioneering feminist, Mary Wollstonecraft. Afterwards, we will plan for future ELF campaigns and then we will be heading to the pub afterwards and so please join for a drink!
MORE INFO:  http://maryonthegreen.org/
EAST LONDON FAWCETT: http://eastlondonfawcett.wordpress.cm
FACEBOOK EVENT:http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=212593752146146

9 November || Cut in All Ways: The Impact of Equality talk @ The Womens Library.This discussion looks at those who are most affected by the impacts of the recession. Research shows women, people from minority ethnic backgrounds and older people are often the ones who lose out. Guest speakers include Diane Abbott MP; Anna Bird, Acting Chief Executive of the Fawcett Society and Sarah Veale CBE, TUC Head of Equality and Employment Rights. Ticket £8.00 from 7pm
MORE INFORMATION: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/thewomenslibrary/whats-on/events/home.cfm

10 November || Womens Suffrage Movement in Britain 1865-1928 @ The Womens Library Professor June Purvis gives a special talk focusing on suffragettes’ experiences of the campaigns, including the force feeding of Emily Wilding Davison and the Cat and Mouse Act. Tickets £8.00 from 7pm
MORE INFORMATION: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/thewomenslibrary/whats-on/events/home.cfm

11 November || The Pageant of the Bizarre Slutwalk London 2012 Fundraiser @ Royal Vauxhall Tavern. Slut Means Speak Up wishes to invite you to this night of entertainment at The Royal Vauxhall Tavern to fundraise for future endeavours to keep up the fight against sexism, slut shaming, sex negativity and victim blaming – including SLUTWALK 2012! We want to stand up and challenge society! Please join us on the 11th November at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern in London! In Collaboration with Whotever World.8pm-2am £7.00
SLUTWALK 2012: http://slutmeansspeakup.org.uk/
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=128150620620969

12 – 13 November || LaDIYfest Sheffield 2011 @ Various venues in Sheffield Music, Zines, Stalls and Workshops. : Saturday evening will see the city play host to the exciting bands Hooker, Womb, Cover Girl, Executive Legs and Bellies, but it’s not just about the music, with all proceeds going to the very worthy cause of Sheffield Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling Service (SRASACS).
MORE INFO: http://ladiyfestsheffield.wordpress.com/
FACEBOOK EVENT:http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=188437734542166

12 November || Fem 11 | UK Feminista’s National Conference @ The Friends House, London. Featuring workshops and seminars organised by leading feminist organisations, including: Fawcett Society, Abortion Rights, OBJECT, Southall Black Sisters, Women for Women International, Imkaan, Women’s Resource Centre, Platform 51, Rights of Women, Centre for Women and Democracy, Women’s Environmental Network, End Violence Against Women coalition, Imkaan, Women for Refugee Women and the White Ribbon Campaign.
BOOK YOUR PLACE: http://ukfeminista.org.uk/events/event/fem-11/
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=276044495741280

12 November || South East London ZINE FEST @ Amersham Arms. 12.00pm -18.00pm A day of Zines, comics, comix and other forms of self publishing…
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=126445457457693

12 November || BAD REPUTATION @ Resistance Gallery, Bethnal Green. We are back in November for our monthly disco for queers, riot grrrls, punx, and geeks. We play bedroom dancing songs for the socially awkward and the socially awesome. We play We play indie punk pop riot grrrl emo hip hop dance party hits. 9pm-2am £3 entry.
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=185713324836806

13 November || !Women Art Revolution Screening @ Whitechapel Gallery. Screening at 3pm FREE For over forty years, Director Lynn Hershman Leeson has collected hundreds of hours of interviews with visionary artists, historians, curators and critics who shaped the beliefs and values of the Feminist Art Movement and reveal previously undocumented strategies used to politicize female artists and integrate women into art structures.
MORE INFO: https://joinourteaparty.org/2011/10/22/women-art-revolution-sreenings-the-whitechapel-gallery/

19 November || Fawcett Society DEMO “Dont Turn Back Time on Womens Equality” 12 noon – march congregates at Temple tube, Victoria Embankment. 1950’s THEME: DRESS UP! To send the message that women don’t want to be catapulted back to the levels of inequality of yesteryear.
MEET UP WITH EAST LONDON FAWCETT GROUP @ Bricklane: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=103290553117744
MORE INFO: http://www.fawcettsociety.org.uk/index.asp?Pageid=1247
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=301558016526626

19 November || Stav B’s Liquor Bar 1 year Birthday Bash @ The Slaughter House, London E2 8HZ. Live music, DJs, Art, Performance, Cocktails! 6.30pm – 2.30am
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=229380990459838

19 November || Ladyfest Nottingham 2011 @ Various venues across the city. Showcasing the best in female talent from Nottingham and beyond. Also craft fair, art exhibitions, workshops, acoustic venue, comedy venue and dance and performance arts.
BUY TICKETS: http://www.gigantic.com/gigantic/home_ladyfest.html
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=265374763487612

20 November || CLIT ROCK @ The Lexington, N1 9JB Raise awareness and funds for Daughters of Eve an organisation committed to preventing, fighting and ultimately ending Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
Live Acts: We Rock Like Girls Don’t, She Makes War, Dana Jade, Dark Moon, Thrush Metal
FACEBOOK EVENT:http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=128722963896988&ref=ts

23-26 November || UNDERWIRE film festival 2011 @ Various venues in East London. A short film festival dedicated to showcasing the raw cinematic talents of women. Full Programme now announced!
MORE INFORMATION: http://underwirefestival.com

26 November || Reclaim the Night March Assemble @ Whitehall Place and march up towards Trafalgar Square. Mixed Rally with speakers, stalls, hot food, bar and DJ until late. March for NO to male violence against women, NO cuts to women’s services. Nearest Tube Embankment.
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=109141825855198

27 November || BUST Christmas Craftacular @ York Hall  SHOP, CRAFT, DANCE AND MAKE MERRY at the BUST magazine Christmas Craftacular, with over 70 stalls of the hottest in handmade, DJs, drinks and DIY workshops. 12.00pm- 18.00pm £6.00
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=241261069263931

27 November || !Women Art Revolution Screening @ Whitechapel Gallery. Screening at 3pm FREE For over forty years, Director Lynn Hershman Leeson has collected hundreds of hours of interviews with visionary artists, historians, curators and critics who shaped the beliefs and values of the Feminist Art Movement and reveal previously undocumented strategies used to politicize female artists and integrate women into art structures.
MORE INFO: https://joinourteaparty.org/2011/10/22/women-art-revolution-sreenings-the-whitechapel-gallery/

Coming up in December 2011

1-4 December || Girls Get Busy Exhibition # 1 @ The Shacklewell Arms
Featuring artists that have contributed to the zine, video installations, zine table including hard copies, band footage and of course a merchandise stall.
PRIVATE VIEW: Thursday 1st Dec 7pm – 10pm
OPENING HOURS: Saturday & Sunday 12pm – 5pm
MORE INFO: http://girlsgetbusyzine.tumblr.com/
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=123173814458611

2 December || Club Motherfucker @ Corsica Studios, Elephant & Castle. Club Motherfucker is a D.I.Y, underground inspired, dance party LIVE BANDS & DJS 9:00pm – 4:00a On door:£4 before 9.30pm
FACEBOOK EVENT:http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=263875050317466

8 December||ELF Campaign Meeting @ Location TBC East London Fawcett group Campaign update and a chance to share your ideas for the direction of the group, we will head to the pub afterwards. From 7pm
MORE INFO: http://eastlondonfawcett.wordpress.com

10 December || Other Peoples Property Warehouse Party @ *Secret Location* OPP DJs & Guest DJs from 10pm – 6am. £8.00 on door
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=169182536508320

11 December || !Women Art Revolution Screening @ Whitechapel Gallery. Screening at 3pm FREE For over forty years, Director Lynn Hershman Leeson has collected hundreds of hours of interviews with visionary artists, historians, curators and critics who shaped the beliefs and values of the Feminist Art Movement and reveal previously undocumented strategies used to politicize female artists and integrate women into art structures.
MORE INFO: https://joinourteaparty.org/2011/10/22/women-art-revolution-sreenings-the-whitechapel-gallery/

15 December || East London Fawcett Group Christmas Dinner @ The Approach Tavern, 47 Approach Road, E2 9LY. RSVP if you would like to book a place. A chance to catch up and get to know each other better, as well as look forward to the agenda for next year. From 7pm. Email: eastlondonfawcett@gmail.com
MORE INFO: http://eastlondonfawcett.wordpress.com

Over and Out,

Verity Flecknell
Storm in a Teacup
Feminist Arts Collective
http://joinourteaparty.org

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