Monthly Archives: April 2012

SIATC, Girls Get Busy & Not So Popular present; Pussy Riot | London Fundraiser

PUSSY RIOT FUNDRAISER
Sunday 22nd of April @ The Shacklewell Arms
2.00pm – 11.00pm
Not So Popular, Girls Get Busy and Storm in a Teacup are teaming up to raise money and awareness for the Free Pussy Riot campaign: http://freepussyriot.org/

FACEBOOK EVENThttp://www.facebook.com/events/147284122067968/


CONFIRMED STALLS:
THE FEMINIST LIBRARY,  FINANCIALLY HARD TIMES ZINE, GIRLS GET BUSY ZINE, SHE BANG ZINE
CONFIRMED SPEAKERS:
CHARLOTTE RICHARDSON-ANDREWS (WEARS THE TROUSERS MAGAZINE) || http://wearsthetrousers.com/
EAST LONDON FAWCETT GROUP
CATHERINE BROGAN (POET) || http://catherinebrogan.com/

CONFIRMED CRAFTS (2.30pm – 4.30pm)
SHOREDITCH SISTERS “PUSSY PATCHING” WORKSHOP
TASMIN OMOND’S BALACLAVA MAKING WORKSHOP
“How to Make a Balaclava” with CLIMATE RUSH
DJS:
THROWING UP
JOSH HALL
GGB
NOT SO POPULAR
ZOE JENKIN
VERITY SUSMAN (ELECTRELANE)

£5.00 DONATION (ALL money donated to PUSSY RIOT)

We will have zine & comic stalls, bands, DJs and guest speakers (all TBC) all committed to spreading the word and raising money to free Maria Alekhina, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Ekaterina Samusevich.

The 22nd is sandwiched between the ACTION DAY (21st) and the RUSSIAN EMBASSY MARCH (23rd) so come down and help and have fun…

MORE INFO ABOUT PUSSY RIOT

PUSSY RIOT speak: “we realized that this country needs a militant, punk-feminist, street band that will rip through Moscow’s streets and squares, mobilize public energy against the evil crooks of the Putinist junta and enrich the Russian cultural and political opposition with themes that are important to us: gender and LGBT rights, problems of masculine conformity, absence of a daring political message on the musical and art scenes, and the domination of males in all areas of public discourse.” http://www.vice.com/read/A-Russian-Pussy-Riot

Pussy Riot blog: http://pussy-riot.livejournal.com/
Protest event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/337054436346614/?ref=ts
SIATC blog post about PROTEST:
https://joinourteaparty.org/2012/04/01/free-pussy-riot-protest-russian-embassy-london/
BBC coverage:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17667782
GUARDIAN article:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/apr/05/amnesty-vladimir-putin-pussy-riot

NOT SO POPULAR
http://notsopopular.com/
STORM IN A TEACUP
https://joinourteaparty.org/
GIRLS GET BUSY
http://girlsgetbusyzine.tumblr.com/

East London Fawcett Group GALLERY TOUR | ART AUDIT

GREAT EAST LONDON ART AUDIT

The mission of the Great East London Art Audit is to demonstrate and challenge the gender inequality that exists in London’s galleries and museums.

We invite you to join our campaign to calculate the ratio of male to female artists currently being exhibited in East London and further afield.

FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/293185260759353/

Details of the FREE GALLERY TOUR below:

Midday – Whitechapel Gallery
THIS PART OF THE TOUR IS FULLY BOOKED

VV Collective will host an open discussion about the Whitechapel Gallery, its current exhibition and the role it has played historically and the work it continues to do in terms of improving gender inequality in east-London’s art scene. Includes complimentary entry into the Gillian Wearing exhibition.

BOOKING IS NOT REQUIRED FOR THE REST OF THE TOUR

2pm – Long White Cloud, 151 Hackney Road

The East London Fawcett (‘ELF’) Art Audit team will lead an open discussion about the Audit, focusing on why the campaign is necessary, how it will happen and what we hope to achieve.

Gemma Rolls-Bentley, curator of Long White Cloud’s current exhibition Facing You and Arts and Culture Director of ELF, will then give a brief introduction to the exhibition.

3.15pm – White Cube, Hoxton Square

Whilst viewing the current exhibition and conducting the audit, there we will be a short discussion about the current exhibition and the artists that the gallery represents.
N.B. If anybody would like to volunteer to lead this part of the tour please do get in touch, otherwise this will be lead by the Audit team.

3.45pm – INIVA, 1 Rivington Place

Tara Brown, an associate of the gallery, will be giving some context to the current exhibition and the work that the gallery does.

4.30pm – Local Pub – Debrief and open discussion.

This tour has been curated by Gemma Rolls-Bentley in association with VV Art Collective, Storm in a Teacup, Enemies of Good Art and Eight & Four, suppported by the Whitechapel Gallery.

For a comprehensive guide and maps to east-London’s galleries please visit: http://www.firstthursdays.co.uk/

SIATC *UPDATE* APRIL 2012

SIATC *UPDATE* APRIL 2012

Dear Teacups,

This month Storm in a Teacup are involved in helping raise awareness of the Russian Feminist Punk group: Pussy Riot. Three members of Pussy Riot are in jail awaiting trial with the possibility of 7 years in prison for performing their punk protest songs in an Orthodox Church. Feminist and Riot girl groups across the world are organising protests and fundraisers in support of Pussy Riot. Only last month St Petersburg passed new legislation to ban “homosexual propaganda” in a massive u-turn for gay rights in Russia. Would we be silenced if we happened to have been born Russian? Stand up in solidarity for Pussy Riot.  Grab a balaclava, your electric guitar and meet us outside the Russian Embassy on 23rd of April!

Storm in a Teacup, Girls Get Busy and Not So Popular have joined together to organise a Free Pussy Riot fundraiser on Sunday 22nd of April at The Shaklewell Arms, Dalston. An all-dayer of bands, workshops, speakers, djs, zines and loads of lovely things. Keep your eyes out for the full line up to be announced soon!

The next wave of The Great East London Art Audit is about to begin! Find out how to get involved with the East London Fawcett Group’s campaign to find out the truth about representation of women in the art world. For more information please see this blog post and contact East London Fawcett Group at eastlondonfawcett@gmail.com

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

FREE PUSSY RIOT Support the Russian feminist punk group, who currently have 3 members in prison awaiting trial for a performance in an Orthodox Church. Find out how to support;
FOR LATEST NEWS:
http://freepussyriot.org/
BBC NEWS:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17366601
LONDON PROTEST:
http://www.facebook.com/events/337054436346614/
LONDON FUNDRAISER:
http://www.facebook.com/events/147284122067968/

East London Fawcett Group (ELF) launched in June 2011 and are currently looking for volunteers for “Great East London Art Audit” research. For more info info please email eastlondonfawcett@gmail.com
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/

ART | MUSIC | PERFORMANCE

Homotopia Arts Friday 4th May 2012 is the deadline for this years call for artists, producers, theatre-makers, promoters for the annual Homotopia Arts festival in Liverpool in November.
MORE INFO:
http://www.homotopia.net/?p=1819

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


COMING UP IN APRIL 2012

April 11 || Progress! A all-female comedy lineup @ Vauxhall Tavern. From 7.00pm
FACEBOOK EVENT:
http://www.facebook.com/events/242730945816755/

April 12 – 15 || Fringe! Gay Film Fest @ Various venues across East London.
FACEBOOK PAGE:
http://www.facebook.com/fringefest
WEBSITE:
http://fringefilmfest.com/

April 13 || Fanny Pack | Adventures in Neon
@ The Waiting Room, Stoke Newington. From 10.00pm – 4.00am. DJs B-LOW and G-CHILD (the girls are, Girl Germs, spit., She Runs With Wolves, Ladyfest Ten, Now That’s What I Call A Clubnight)
FACEBOOK EVENT:
http://www.facebook.com/events/277884668956605/

April 13 – 21 || Facing You Exhibition part of Fringe! Film Fest. Facing You brings together five London-based photographers whose work exploresthe notion of queer alongside gender in terms of identity and lifestyle
Opening Times:
7am – 6pm
Private View:
12th April 7pm
Panel Discussion:
15th April 5.30 – 7pm
FACEBOOK EVENT:
http://www.facebook.com/events/271890402889780/

April 14 || The Most Cake & London Roller Girls present;  Girl Gang Trilogy – Fringe! Film Fest @ Hackney Picturehouse Put your warpaint on and join us for a screening of Katrina Del Mar’s explosive Gang Girls Trilogy, preceded by an exclusive Q&A with the London Rollergirls and screenings of heavy metal fuelled bout footage alongside the 27,000+ hit YouTube sensation, ‘Shit London Rollergirls Say’. 10.30pm -1.00am
FACEBOOK EVENT:
http://www.facebook.com/events/296894580380782/

April 14  || Bad Reputation @ Resistance Gallery. Monthly disco for queers, riot grrrls, punx, and geeks. We play bedroom dancing songs for the socially awkward and the socially awesome. We play indie punk pop riot grrrl emo hip hop dance party hits. 9pm-2am £3 entry
FACEBOOK EVENT:
http://www.facebook.com/events/330848060298225/

April 14 || Dick & Fanny Official Fringe! Festival Party @ CAMP Basement. DJs: LAUREN FLAX (CREEP, NYC), JOSH SPARBER (NYC), BRIGHT LIGHT BRIGHT LIGHT (DJ SET) and SUDHA (FAITHLESS). As usual they’ll be supplying you with a tasty mix of classic house and techno, hi-NRG, disco and a healthy helping of 90s dance hits. With live visuals supplied on the night by Luke Warda. £7, £6 b4 10pm, £5 for ticketholders of late night Saturday night Fringe! screenings at Rio Dalston and Hackney Picturehouse
FACEBOOK EVENT:
http://www.facebook.com/events/280734188670069/

April 21 || East London Fawcett Gallery Tour #1 Facing You Exhibition
@ Long White Cloud Cafe, E2 8JL. From 2pm onwards
MORE INFO:
eastlondonfawcett@gmail.com

April 22 || PUSSY RIOT FUNDRAISER | Girls Get Busy, Not So Popular & Storm in a Teacup present an ALL-DAYER @ The Shacklewell Arms. With bands, DJs, Zines, Workshops. Lineup TBA. £5.00 2.00pm- 12.00pm
FACEBOOK EVENT:
http://www.facebook.com/events/147284122067968/

April 23 || FREE PUSSY RIOT PROTEST @ The Russian Embassy, London. Pull on your neon balaclava, pick up an electric guitar, get yourself down to the RUSSIAN EMBASSY to protest with these women. Meet at 6pm. Pussy Riot at 6.30pm. On the evening before their trial we will make sure that PUTIN knows women around the world are watching him. In solidarity with PUSSY RIOT. FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/337054436346614/

April 28 || STAV’Bs East London Fawcett Fundraiser From 6.30pm til late @ Fabrica, E8 4AH. 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/

April 28 || Too Cute to Puke – Female Fronted Bands – Launch Night! @ The Baby Bathouse, Stoke Newington. Chasing Girls and Too Tough! So Cute DJs. 9.00pm- 3.00am £3.00
FACEBOOK EVENT:
http://www.facebook.com/events/389741891045449/

April 29 || The Voice of Protest – Spokenword benefit for Slutwalk London @ The Shacklewell Arms. Over 15 spoken-word artists. £5.00 from 7.00pm
FACEBOOK EVENT:
http://www.facebook.com/events/310074289057862/

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

5 May || NMR#15 The Sticks, Covergirl, Chasing Girls @ Power Lunches, Dalston. 7pm onwards
FACEBOOK EVENT:
http://www.facebook.com/events/272185176175273/

Over and Out,

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

Fringe! Gay Film Fest | 12-15 April 2012

FRINGE! IS BACK 12TH – 15TH APRIL 2012

After last year’s storming success, East London’s spunky alternative film festival isback!

Four days of over  30 films, events, art and parties Fringe! is excited to showcase this year’s ‘confetti burst’ of queer culture – with many events free!

Highlights include the first ever screening of Travis Mathew’s hotly tipped I Want Your Love– UK premieres of army cadet love story Private Romeo plus docs (A)sexual, Audre Lorde: The Berlin Years and Short & experimental film hosted by cult les mag Girls Like Us. Plus the Little Joe Clubhouse from the creators of Little Joe magazine which will host screenings, discussions and a library and act as a meeting point during the festival.

They’re revamping classics with specially enhanced screenings of classic films, including:

Brooklyn attitude and motorbike epic Gang Girls Trilogy – presented by the London Rollergirls. A dress up and dance in aisles screening of In Bed with Madonna hosted by East End drag legend Holestar and a  New Queer Cinema retrospective, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the movement that iconised queer outsiders featuring: High Art, Young Soul Rebels AND Swoon!

Queer erotica spreads eastwards– with hot curated film, performance and talks including Wakefield Poole’s classic Bijou, cult doc In their Room Berlin, the sexy, funny, weird and perverse Community Action Centre, a lesbian darkroom haunt, plus the Tate gallery’s Stuart Comer talks secret codes and shameless exhibitionism in Caught in the Act

Art goes large at Fringe! this year with Facing You A photo-exhibition exploring the notion of queer. The Cruising – an interactive iphone app charting east London’s gay geography, Artifacts and filmic memories in After Louie. Aerobics meets performance art in Dragercise,  and for night owls Tweet the Dawn a 4am interactive twitter performance event, 50 meters up.

Make sure you make it down to our four day east London extravaganza!

FOR MORE EVENTS CHECK OUT THE FULL PROGRAMME:

Thursday 12th April: http://fringefilmfest.com/whats-on/thursday-2012

Friday 13th April: http://fringefilmfest.com/whats-on/friday-2012

Saturday 14th April: http://fringefilmfest.com/whats-on/saturday-2012

Sunday 15th April: http://fringefilmfest.com/whats-on/sunday-2012

East London Fawcett Group NEED YOU! | Next installment of the ART AUDIT

FREE THE WOMEN ARTISTS OF LONDON!

Museums keep them locked in the basement, in storage, out of sight. Guerrilla Girls: reinventing the “f” word

Join the campaign to demonstrate the truth about representation of female artists across London’s galleries.

Participate in the Great East London Art Audit! Now is the time for action!

Which date are you available to participate in a group Audit of London’s galleries?

Saturday 14 April

Saturday 21 April

Saturday 5 May

Saturday 12 May

Action points: If you can help with any of the below then please get in touch!

· COUNT AND PUBLISH:

o Design the gallery tour

o Attend the gallery tour

o Volunteer to manage the data

o Create a website/blog to monitor the results (free software available)

· CAMPAIGN:

o Create badges reading: ‘I am a woman // I am an artist’

o Design flyers

o Handout flyers/distribute e-flyers

o Online campaign

· MEDIA:

o Volunteer to draft press releases

o Volunteer to contact (i.e. HOUND) the press

o Volunteer to create promo videos

o Volunteer to photograph auditors

If you want to be involved there is a role for YOU.

Get in touch to help out and confirm which date you can join the Group Art Audit.

Time for gender reassignment in London’s galleries!

ALSO DONT MISS!

Gallery Tour 1
Saturday 21 April
2 pm – Facing You exhibition, Long White Cloud (Café), 151 Hackney Road, E2 8JL
Meet us at 2 pm in Long White Cloud Café where everyone can grab a coffee and the tour will kick off with a short talk from the co-curator of Facing You, an exhibition of queer photography in association with Fringe! – Gay Film Fest.

Gallery Tour 2
Saturday 12 May
2 pm – Tate Modern

More details to follow.

CONTACT: eastlondonfawcett@gmail.com

FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/groups/eastlondonfawcett/

FREE PUSSY RIOT | Protest @ Russian Embassy, London

Free Pussy Riot Protest @ Russian Embassy London

“Dissatisfied with a culture of masculine hysteria
An uncontrolled autocracy devours our brains
The Orthodox religion is a hardened penis
Coercing its patients to accept conformity
Soon the regime will censor our dreams
The time has come for the battle to explode”
http://www.full-stop.net/2012/02/16/blog/helen-stuhr-rommereim/pussy-riot-in-translation/

PUSSY RIOT speak: “we realized that this country needs a militant, punk-feminist, street band that will rip through Moscow’s streets and squares, mobilize public energy against the evil crooks of the Putinist junta and enrich the Russian cultural and political opposition with themes that are important to us: gender and LGBT rights, problems of masculine conformity, absence of a daring political message on the musical and art scenes, and the domination of males in all areas of public discourse.”
http://www.vice.com/read/A-Russian-Pussy-Riot

Now two of their members are in prison, awaiting a trial for ‘hooliganism’ on April 24th.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17366601

Pull on your neon balaclava, pick up an electric guitar, get yourself down to the RUSSIAN EMBASSY to protest with these women. Meet at 6pm. Pussy Riot at 6.30pm.
On the evening before their trial we will make sure that PUTIN knows women around the world are watching him. In solidarity with PUSSY RIOT.

FACEBOOK EVENT

http://www.facebook.com/events/337054436346614/

FREE PUSSY RIOT BLOG

http://freepussyriot.org/

PUSSY RIOT BLOG

http://pussy-riot.livejournal.com/