Monthly Archives: March 2012

Ladyfest EAST London | April 1st 2012


Hoxton Bar and Kitchen, Hoxton Square, London. Here’s a map:
April 1st 2012

Doors open 2pm.

ALL DAY TICKETS just £5 in advance from (£6 on the door)

From 2pm and running all day- Stalls including zines, cakes, book swap, tombola, jewellery and much much more!

Please note, times are correct as we go to press but MAY be subject to change.

2.45-3.45pm- Days for Girls WORKSHOP

What if not having tampons or pads kept you isolated during menstruation?

• No study for days.
• No income for days.
• No access to hygiene … for days.

It happens every day worldwide to women in impoverished communities.
Join Days for Girls at LadyfestEASTLondon in making washable menstruation kits to be distributed across the globe.

No need to book: Just turn up!

4.00- 5.00pm- Alpha Betty collage WORKSHOP

Share the Ladyfest message with the streets! Join Alpha Betty in creating a collaged paper protest pennant to add to the LadyfestEASTLondon bunting.
Come and cut, paste, draw, scribble, letraset and stencil to add to a collaborative string of artwork that we’ll hang around Hoxton Square!

No need to book: Just turn up!

5.15-6.15pm- Urban Gardening WORKSHOP

Author Helen Babbs, author of My Garden, the City and Me: Rooftop Adventures in the Wilds of London reads from her book,
and gives you tips and inspiration for creating your own garden, however little space you have. PLUS- We will supply pots, seeds and compost
so you can start your own little piece of urban paradise!

No need to book: Just turn up!

Live Entertainment

6.45- 7.20pm

Poetry and comedy from:

Rachael Allen

Emily Hasler

Viv Groksop

Live music

7.30-7.50pm- Minnie Birch

8- 8.30pm- Pettybone

8.45-9.15pm- Thought Forms

9.30-10pm- Lilies on Mars

PLUS- Dancing til late!

Get your dancing shoes on….

LadyfestEASTLondon DJs spin classic tracks from girl groups to riot grrrl to the best of the new female music scene!





For Books Sake & Pulp Press | “Short Stack” Book Launch

For Books’ Sake, the webzine dedicated to promoting and celebrating writing by women, is launching its first anthology; a collection of the best new pulp fiction written by women. Published in paperback at the end of the month by Pulp Press, Short Stack features ten twisted tales of heroines hell-bent on vengeance, reanimated corpses, post-apocalyptic sex and much, much more.

We’ll be celebrating from 7pm at the Tamesis Dock on Wednesday 28th March and we’d love you to join us. And if you can’t wait that long to get your grubby mitts on a copy, the Kindle edition is available now on Amazon:


Girls Get Busy & SIATC present; SARA MARCUS

Girls Get Busy & Storm in a Teacup present; Sara Marcus – Girls to the Front

We are so excited and proud to be teaming up together to present this amazing event for the wonderful Sara Marcus.

Sara will be talking about her well renowned book ‘Girls to the Front’ and the Riot Grrrl movement, which will be followed by rousing discussion.
Merchandise will be available to purchase, and be sure to bring along your copy of GttF because Sara will be doing book signings in the last hour. The Feminist Library will have a stall selling goodies too!

“Sara Marcus’s Girls to the Front is not only a historical rockument of the revolutionary 90s counterculture Riot Grrrl movement, which birthed the DIY feminist punk scene, but also a rousing inspiration for a new generation of empowered rebel girls to strap on guitars and stick it to The Man.” – Vanity Fair


7.30: GGB Dj’s
9.30: Book signing + GGB Dj’s
10.30: Home time

♥ ♀ ♥ £3 on the door ♥ ♀ ♥





Women of the World Festival 2012 @ Southbank Centre

WOW – Women of the World Festival 2012 is a celebration of the formidable strength and inventiveness of women, running 7-11 March. This annual festival presents and recognises women from all walks of life, acting as a conversation space for issues of all kinds. WOW includes lively talks and debates about politics, the arts, economics, fashion, science, health, sport and big ideas. Take part in mentoring and workshops and hear from celebrities, politicians, artists and activists on the topics that matter to women worldwide.

Evening highlights (ticketed separately) include comedy from Sandi Toksvig; music from Equals Live 2012 hosted by Annie Lennox, Sinead O’Connor and Emmy the Great; and film with Birds Eye View Sound and Silents.

Storm in a Teacup, East London Fawcett Group and VV collective will all have an info table at the WOW marketplace on Saturday 10th of March, the Marketplace is free, so drop in and see how you can get involved in our 2012 activities and events.

Join WOW at Southbank Centre on Facebook.We’re also talking on Twitter #WOW2012 

For full programme and ticketing information:

*Storm in a Teacup collective is an official digital advocate for WOW 2012*