Monthly Archives: February 2012

The Great East London Art Audit | With The East London Fawcett Group

The East London Fawcett Group invites you to join…

The Great East London Art Audit

What is the ratio of male to female artists on display in our galleries and exhibitions?

  • Volunteer to count at a gallery of your choice on First Thursday in March
  • Contact Zoe Sheena (details below) to register your chosen gallery and receive an audit info pack
  • Results will be submitted and distributed to leading newspapers in time for the weekend

Join the campaign to demonstrate the truth about representation in the art world

FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/336899849682797/

Thursday 1 March from 6pm East London
(Coordinated from Pub on the Park, London Fields)

Please contact zoealexander@yahoo.com to get your info pack and register your gallery preferences

EAST LONDON FAWCETT GROUP
http://eastlondonfawcett.wordpress.com

SIATC *UPDATE* MARCH 2012

SIATC *UPDATE* MARCH 2012

Dear Teacups,

March is the mother of all feminist months as its Women’s History Month and International Womens Day (8th of March) and there’s such of an awesome variety of music/art/activist events happening to feed and nurture your inner feminist. See the listings below!

First up if you missed the VV collective all-female group exhibition “Show Your Face” at Cultivate Gallery last month, you can see all the photos of the private view here; http://wearevv.com/show-your-face-2012/
If you are a female visual artist, get involved and become a member of VV by filling out an application form, you can download here: http://wearevv.com/members-lounge-2/

Next week there are two great feminist art events coming up, that are not to be missed! On Monday at the Bethnal Green Working-men’s club there is a very special performance of the Vagina Monologues raising money for Daughters of Eve, Clit Rock and Feminism in General Group with Bad Reputation DJ’s for afters!

On Thursday we are very excited about the East London Fawcett Groups “Great East London Art Audit” Grab your audit pack and count at a gallery of your choice  and join us as we try and find out the truth about representation in the art world! For more information please email  zoealexander@yahoo.com and see the Facebook event here: http://www.facebook.com/events/336899849682797/

The annual and international “Million Women Rise” march is coming up next Saturday the 3rd of March, join feminist groups from around the country as they march together in central London to show solidarity and stand up to male violence against women and children in all its forms.

And the following weekend from 8th-11th of March we have the second year of Women of the World festival at the Southbank centre. Storm in a Teacup is an official digital advocate and we will be re-posting news stories and highlight events that will be happening over the WOW festival weekend via our Facebook and blog account. We will also have an information table on Saturday and Sunday at the Marketplace alongside friends like East London Fawcett Group, Girls Get Busy and VV Collective. So come along and say hi and see how you can get involved in our future plans, campaigns and events. If you have flyers or free zines you would like us to distribute at the festival please get in touch. You can see the collaborative WoW zine we published at last year’s WOW festival  with She bang, Magpies Magazine, Soupa Collective and lots of other wonderful feminist zinesters online here

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

If you are a promoter or organiser and you would like us to list your event, project or campaign  or distribute flyers or zines on our info stalls, please get in touch.


OPEN SUBMISSIONS | GET INVOLVED

FEMINIST ACTIVISM

East London Fawcett Group (ELF) launched in June 2011 and are currently looking for volunteers for “Great East London Art Audit” research on the 1st of March and beyond. For more info info please email eastlondonfawcett@gmail.com or zoealexander@yahoo.com
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/336899849682797/
FACEBOOK GROUP: http://www.facebook.com/groups/eastlondonfawcett/

UK Feminista London Activist Group: UK Feminista has set up a new London-based feminist activist group. Over the coming year the group will be staging a series of creative, bold actions to challenge sexism and provide visible resistance where women’s rights are under threat. The group meets on the first Monday of each month.
Email to get get involved; activist@ukfeminista.org
MORE INFO:http://ukfeminista.handsupstaging.com/take-action/uk-feminista-action-group/

Fawcett Society | Fight Back Fridays: Take action NOW to defend women’s rights.Since the 2010 Budget, women have borne the brunt of cuts.  In the run up to the 2012 Budget, Fawcett and more than 20 other organisations are calling on the government to implement our  ‘Life Raft for Women’s Equality’ – a set of targeted policy asks that  would go a long way in softening the worse effects of cuts on women. Start by signing up to the e-bulletin and singing the online petition. Links below;
E-BULLETIN: http://www.fawcettsociety.org.uk/index.asp?PageID=58
PETITION: http://www.fawcettsociety.org.uk/index.asp?PageID=1172
MORE INFO: http://www.fawcettsociety.org.uk/index.asp?PageID=1263

ART | MUSIC | PERFORMANCE

VV Collective Are you a female visual fine artist? Join VV members lounge, and sign up to their mailing-list to find out about open submissions for upcoming exhibitions.
MORE INFO: http://wearevv.wordpress.com/members-lounge-2/
APPLY: http://wearevv.wordpress.com

Storm in a Teacup collective plan to put on some great feminist friendly art parties in 2012 so contact us  if you would like to get involved or collaborate. storminateacup2009@googlemail.com

Ladyfest East London volunteer-run event on 1st April in London featuring music, zines, workshops and a whole plethora of other positive stuff!  This will be a great chance to meet like-minded people, promote female artists, raise money for charity and have a great time!
EMAIL: ladyfesteastlondon@gmail.com
MORE INFO: http://ladyfesteastlondon.blogspot.com


COMING UP IN FEBRUARY 2012

27 February || The Vagina Monologues | A special fundraiser for FIG, Daughters of Eve & Clit Rock 7pm @ Bethnal Green Working Men’s club. Merch stall, performance of the play, a few surprises, a short talk, an amazing raffle, plus excellent Bad Reputation DJs.
TICKETS: http://thevaginamonologues27feb12.eventbrite.com/
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/273433762723248/

COMING UP IN MARCH 2012

1 March || The Great East London Art Audit | With East London Fawcett Group. Central Meeting Point: Pub on the Park,  E8 3PE.  Join the East London Fawcett Group on the first ever Great East London Art Audit! Grab your audit pack and count at a gallery of your choice as we try and find out the truth about representation in the art world. Please contact zoealexander@yahoo.com to register your gallery preference and info pack.
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/336899849682797/

1 March || Twat Boutique with CocknBullKid @ Dalston Superstore. 9pm – 2.30am w/ CocknBullKid + MDMX + Maxx DMC + Kerry & Casio!
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/328695670499964/

3 March || Million Women Rise March 2012 @ 12pm Orchard St, W1
MORE INFO: http://www.facebook.com/groups/11516673477/

4 March || Girls Get Busy Zine Making Workshop @ The Shaklewell Arms, E8 2EB. 2pm – 5pm zine making session with a photocopying station. Please bring your own art supplies. A selection of homemade pies with mash will be available from the bar. If you’d like to host your own workshop please email girlsgetbusyzine@gmail.com
FACEBOOK EVENT:http://www.facebook.com/events/342356782471125/
MORE INFO: www.girlsgetbusyzine.tumblr.com

7 March || Women’s History- Half the Future, Half the Past @ Housmans Radical Bookshop
Launching the annual Women’s History Month celebrations, Jessica Metheringham-Owlett will be at Housmans to give a broad perspective on issues surrounding women’s history. £3, redeemable against any purchase, 7.00pm
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/336899849682797/

8 March || International Women’s Day @ All over the world! More Info: http://www.internationalwomensday.com/

8 March || Rebel, Rebel @ Feminist Library Celebrate rebellious women on International Women’s Day A benefit for the Feminist Library. Food – Drinks – Bookstalls – Discussions & film screenings.  Creche available (please book in advance) £4.00 suggested donation. SE1 7XW, 2-11pm.
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/259227784152660/

9 March || CLUB THE MAMMOTH @ THE OLD BLUE LAST | COLD IN BERLIN [SINGLE LAUNCH] + Severin + Heretics. Free Entry
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/235087286571843/

10 March || Wonderful Women of Whitechapel and Spitalfields guided tour with the Womens Library. 2pm £10.00 To celebrate International Women’s Week, visit sites associated with women who have defined Whitechapel and Spitalfields.
MORE INFO: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/thewomenslibrary/whats-on/events/guided-walks.cfm

12 March || To Freedoms Cause @ 2pm & 7pm Tristan Bates Theatre, Covent Garden. A play exploring the intertwining stories before and after the day Suffragette Emily Wilding Davison lost her life at Derby day 1913, this play is a look at the personal stories of the suffragette movement. £12/£9  MORE INFO:http://www.tristanbatestheatre.co.uk/Also_on.asp

8-11 March || Women of the World Festival 2012 @ Southbank Centre
Storm in a Teacup, VV Collective and East London Fawcett will be at the Marketplace on Sat & Sun. For full festival programme visit website!
FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/womenoftheworldfestival
MORE INFO: http://www.facebook.com/womenoftheworldfestival

16 March || Ladyfest Bristol – Men Can Be Feminists Too @ Stag and Hounds, Bristol. To prove anyone can support equality no matter what gender, three of the best up-and-coming bands will perform for your listening pleasure. All proceeds from the gig will go towards the funding of Bristol Ladyfest.
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/113983492062202/

22 March || SEVERIN EP LAUNCH @ Electricity Showrooms. 8pm FREE Entry. Support from: Moscow Youth Cult, The Voyeurist (DJ set)
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/242766749145407/

23 March – 1 April || London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival @ BFI Southbank. For full programme of events and screenings visit their website!
MORE INFO:http://www.bfi.org.uk/llgff

31 March || Dyke March 2012 London’s first dyke march in Central London since the 1980s! Dress up, dress down, bring placards, bring flags, bring your bicycle, bring your favorite people. Meeting 5pm in Soho Square and then marching through Central London.
FUNDRAISING: http://www.indiegogo.com/Dyke-March-UK
MORE INFO:  http://www.facebook.com/events/225743957471910/

COMING UP IN APRIL

1 April || Ladyfest East London @ Electricity Showrooms, N1 6NN. Bands TBA, zines and workshops.
MORE INFO: http://www.facebook.com/pages/LadyfestEASTLondon/175291439245332

28 April || STAV’Bs East London Fawcett Fundraiser From 6.30pm til late @ The Dalston Emporium, E8 2PB. Stav B’s liquor bar is delighted to announce the second installment ELF fundraiser aiming to increase awareness within gender equality and raising money for women’s charities. Donation starting from £3. tailor made cocktails, music, performances and other treats, screenings, hair salon/ cuts and styles
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/347987135242162/

COMING UP IN MAY 2012

3-5 May || Her Noise Archive Symposium @ Tate Modern A three day event investigating feminist discourses in sound, launching with a performance and talk by Pauline Oliveros.The event marks the donation of the Her Noise Archive to University of the Arts London Archives and Special Collections housed at London College of Communication, and is realised as a collaboration between CRiSAP (Creative Research in Sound Arts Practice), Electra and Tate. INFO:http://www.furtherfield.org/netbehaviour/soundgenderfeminismactivism-call-contributions

Over and Out,

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

The Vagina Monologues | a FiG, DoE & Clit Rock Fundraiser

The Vagina Monologues: a FiG, DoE & Clit Rock Fundraiser

Monday 27th of February, 7pm -11.30pm

Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club
42-46 Pollard Row / Bethnal Green, E2 6NB London, United Kingdom

Feminism In General,  Daughters of Eve, and Clit Rock join forces to present an evening of entertainment and awareness-raising for both the practice and the prevention of FGM (female genital mutilation). There will be a merch stall, performance of the play, a few surprises, a short talk, an amazing raffle, plus excellent Bad Reputation DJs afterward for the purposes of mingling, drinking, dancing, and hopefully chatting about the evening!

The night will be educational as well as entertaining and good for a dance and bit of discussion afterward, with a unique array of professional writers, spoken word poets, actresses, comedians, feminists, students, and activists performing! All funds from the evening will go towards V Day and Daughters of Eve, who you can read more about here!

BUY: Tickets 

FACEBOOK : http://www.facebook.com/events/273433762723248/

Some performers & organisations involved on the night are…Eden Vik, Libby Edwards, Mel Jones, Gina Byrne, Fran Lock, Hannah Philp (East London Fawcett Group), Lucinda Burn, Jennie Jacobs, Aoife Hughes, Cath Brogan, Sara Swerdlyk, Tisha Brown, Lizzie Roper, Ebele Ajogbe, Imogen White, Hannah Dunton & Susan Cooper performing, with Kate Stone directing. Daughters of Eve to give a talk & Bad Reputation to DJ after!

The second official Clit Rock fundraiser is on May 27th, so stay tuned for more on this via the page! http://www.facebook.com/pages/CLIT-ROCK/220135141374485

Bad Reputation || https://www.facebook.com/badrepdanceparty

Feminism in General (FIG) http://www.facebook.com/groups/109702489119450/

Daughters of Eve ||  http://www.dofeve.org/

Clit Rock || http://www.facebook.com/pages/CLIT-ROCK/220135141374485

WoW Festival 2012 | TWEET MEET

WoW Festival 2012 | TWEET MEET

Thursday 23rd of February | 7.00pm-9.00pm @ Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre

Women of the World Festival 2012 runs 8-11 March so we thought this would be a great opportunity for all the twitter enthusiasts planning to attend to meet up and chat, network and have a few drinks! Find out how you can get involved and spread the word

All you have to do is reserve your FREE place via the Eventbrite website: http://wow2012tweetmeet.eventbrite.com/

FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/155084251275350/

WOW Festival 2012http://ticketing.southbankcentre.co.uk/wow

Women of the World Festival 2012 | SIATC Digital Advocate

Women of the World Festival 2012 | SIATC Digital Advocate

Storm in a Teacup are excited to announce that we will be an official Digital Advocate for Women of the World Festival @ The Southbank Centre held from March 8th – 11th 2012.

Expect to see lots of facebook posts and blog posts highlighting the best of the festival.

Storm in a Teacup worked with Soupa Collective, VV Collective, Magpies Mag and She bang zine as well as lots of other collaborators to create a WOW zine at last years festival – take a peek above!

Come and visit Storm in a Teacup, VV Collective and the East London Fawcett group at the Marketplace on Saturday 10th of March at this year’s festival.

WoW Festival Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/womenoftheworldfestival

Go Feminist! | 2012 Conference

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Go Feminist! – Conference 2012 | Saturday 4th of February

ConwayHall
25 Red Lion Square
LondonWC1R 4RL

10.00am – 5.30pm

Showcasing some of the more marginalised voices within the feminist movement, Go Feminist attempts to make connections between debates within feminist activism and highlight the intersections of oppression. We aim to engage in wider discussions and approaches to make equality a reality. 

The feminist story belongs to all women everywhere and Go Feminist hopes to broaden existing theory to include oppressions beyond patriarchy. We will be focusing on the most forgotten, vulnerable and marginalised, linking movements and sharing our commitment to ending injustice.

Featuring workshops and panels on:

Women and Economics: Traveller Women (SOLACE), Women’s Budget Group,  Advance/ Women and Girls Network

Connecting Movements: Catherine Donovan (LGBT), Rahila Gupta (Anti-racism), Women Asylum Seekers Together Manchester (asylum/refugee rights), Disability Rights. 

Women and Culture: Joanna Burigo (Women in football), Pratibha Parmar (Kali films), Trans Media Watch.

Women’s Activism: Southall Black Sisters, Orna Ross (Abortion), Dorothea Smart (Black Lesbian Feminism)

Speakers include: Bidisha, Pratibha Parmar, Catherine Redfern, Rahila Gupta.

FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/143702669079487/

FACEBOOK PAGE: http://www.facebook.com/Feminism

GO FEMINIST! : http://www.gofeminist.org.uk/