Monthly Archives: July 2012

SIATC & London Dreamtime present; TRUE STORIES @ Hampstead Heath Ladies’ Pond

London Dreamtime present...”True stories on the Heath”
in association with Storm in A Teacup

Friday 27th July 2012

FACEBOOK EVENT:http://www.facebook.com/events/459925054020048/

Five people, five amazing true stories. Join us at this very special twilight event by the magical Ladies’ pond.

£2 per person
BOOKING ESSENTIAL: email
neckingernell@yahoo.com

What to bring?
-Your own TRUE story to share, if you would like to take part
-PICNIC: please bring your own food and drinks
-SWIMMING: Enjoy a late evening swim in the Ladies Pond
-WARM CLOTHES, BLANKET, FLASH LIGHT, CANDLES
-MEN WELCOME!

MEET BETWEEN:
7.00pm-7.30pm and START @ 8.00pm
>MORE INFO CLOSER TO THE EVENT

IMAGES FROM LAST YEAR’S EVENT;https://joinourteaparty.org/gallery/


KENWOOD LADIES’ POND
http://www.klpa.org.uk/

LONDON DREAMTIME
http://londondreamtime.com/

STORM IN A TEACUP
https://joinourteaparty.org/

SIATC *UPDATE* JULY 2012

SIATC *UPDATE* JULY 2012

Dear Teacups,

First up big apologies for the no-show of the June update (and the slight lateness of this July update) various difficult personal matters prevented me from getting it published in time. Hey-ho and on we go- here we are again for another bumper July update full of wonderful feminist friendly events the ‘big smoke’ has to offer. Not only is it World Pride this coming weekend, it’s also the Fattylympics! And out of town we must not forget to mention Bristol Ladyfest 2012, with an amazing lineup of music, comedy, film and workshops.

If you’re as sick as I am about hearing about the Olympics, or even sick of people saying they are sick of the Olympics then trot on down to the Fattylympics happening this Saturday 7th of July. Amazing body-positive event, with lots of alternative sporting events to take part in or you can just come along to lend some friendly support. Also there is a very special Unskinny Bop Prom happening in the evening as the Fattylympic’s official afterparty.

Storm in a Teacup got some great press last month when TNT published an article “ The Rebirth of the Riot: Feminist zines and bands making a comeback”  where we were interviewed about the resurgence of feminist art activity in London. We are also very excited to announce that we are joining forces with London Dreamtime to bring you anotherTrue Stories on the Heath” event at Hampstead Heath Ladies pond on Friday 27th July. This is a truly special event where you will be treated to 5 artists sharing true stories in a twilight setting, with picnics and swimming in the magical surroundings of the Ladies pond. If you are planning to come along please make sure you book your place by emailing; neckingernell@yahoo.com

The Great East London Art Audit continues this month with a free gallery talk on Saturday 14th July at WW Gallery and a free gallery tour on Sunday 29th July still TBA ! 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 ON HUNGER STRIKE  awaiting trial for a performance in an Orthodox Church. Find out how to support;
FOR LATEST NEWS & DONATE:http://www.causes.com/causes/787323-free-pussy-riot-now-pussy-riot
LATEST NEWS: http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/pussy-riot-suspects-go-on-hunger-strike/461594.html

East London Fawcett Group (ELF) Get involved with the “Great East London Art Audit” research. For more info info and to join the mailing-list 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/

A Safe World for Women Please follow the wonderful work of this organisation, which connects grassroots organisations worldwide via: MORE INFO:
http://www.asafeworldforwomen.org/partners-in-africa/partners-in-uganda/aware-uganda/awu-stories/2559-teddy-curran.html

Climate Rush Climate Rush seeks craftswomen of all kinds to support the campaign and help to create a beautiful future. The group meets every Thursday at 7pm, Carnaby Street.
MORE INFO: http://www.climaterush.co.uk/

ART | MUSIC | PERFORMANCE

OPEN SUBMISSIONS

London Feminist Film Festival 2012  open submissions
DEADLINE: August 30th
OPEN SUBMISSION INFORMATION: http://londonfeministfilmfestival.com/submissions/
FACEBOOK EVENT:http://www.facebook.com/events/270989579633875/

Underwire Film Festival 2012 open submissions
DEADLINE: September 21st
OPEN SUBMISSION INFORMATION: http://www.underwirefestival.com/programme/
FACEBOOK PAGE: http://www.facebook.com/underwirefestival

Feminist Studio Space Available
Caroline Halliday, a Director of the CASS Feminist Group is setting up a feminist studio space in Hackney. Please get in touch if interested: carohalliday@phonecoop.coop

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 JULY 2012

3 July || Club Wotever World Pride Film
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/243466072431352/

4 July || Club Wotever World Pride Music/Comedy
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/238846376230649/

7 July || World Pride 2012 @ Various events across London
MORE INFO: http://www.pridelondon.org/

7 July || FATTYLYMPICS! @ Grassroots, Memorial Park, West Ham. 12.00pm onwards. A fat-positive event. The Fattylympics is a non-profit community event satirising the You Know Whats in East London 2012, and featuring fat activism, games, performances, stalls and other DIY activities
FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/144455532344895/
MORE INFO: http://fattylympics.blogspot.co.uk/

7 July || Unskinny Bop Prom @ Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club (afterparty for the fatty olympics) Unskinny Bop presents the PROM night of your dreams featuring THREE rooms of high school entertainment and HOURS of non-normative disco fun including: live covers band, class photographer, spiked punch, chaperones, slow dances
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/320267381387712/

7 July || FOR BOOK SAKE present THE QUIZ @ Hebden Bridge Arts Festival Fringe. 19.30pm – 21.30pm, Hebden Bridge Town Hall.
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/420717747956192/

12 July || South East London Folklore Society presents; Sheila Nar Gigs and The English Goddess @ The Old Queens Head, SE1 1NA. Simon Brighton, author of “Echoes of the Goddess: A Quest for the Sacred Feminine in the British Landscape” will be giving this month’s talk. £2.50/£1.50 concs
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/153849464751356/

14 July || East London Fawcett Group Free Gallery Talk @ WW Gallery, 34/35 Hatton Garden EC1N 8DX. Curators Debra Wilson & Chiara Williams will be giving a free talk and tour of solo show of new works by Sadie Hennessy. FREE
EAST LONDON FAWCETT GROUP: http://www.facebook.com/groups/eastlondonfawcett/

14 July || When Woman Created the World @ Rich Mix, Bethnal Green.16.00pm -17.00pm, FREE. A mischievous and lyrical celebration of WOMAN in word, music, song, dance and image. This is a vibrant ‘work in progress showing’ with discussion and feedback afterwards..
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/338284332913276/

14 July || CLUB LESLEY @ Dalston Superstore. dance, funk-doom, electronic, RnB, garage + a rave cave and more…9.00pm onwards. £5.00
FACEBOOK EVENT:http://www.facebook.com/events/405215876181374/

14 July || DICK AND FANNY @ Camp Basement, EC1 Club night for homosexuals of all persuasions , is back for its sweltering July outing. Our sizzling midsummer line up includes DAVE KENDRICK (MACHO CITY), NADIA KSAIBA, DJ SVETA (AUSTRALIA) and EL NINO DIABLO, 22.00PM – 4.00AM
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/249049991877407/

14 July || BAD REPUTATION @ Resistance Gallery, Bethnal Green. Monthly disco for queers, riot grrrls, punx, and geeks.  10pm-2.30am.£3 entry as usual.We play indie punk pop riot grrrl emo hip hop dance party hits.
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/330233007060290/

19 July || T-CLUB @ Dalston Superstore. Featuring DJs; THE LIBRARIAN, FELIX the BARBER, RICKY ALMEIDA, TATU V. 20.30pm – 2.00am
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/405942379452248/

20 July || JD SAMSON @ TRAUMFRAU @ Blind Tiger Club, Brighton. Brighton’s newest queer night for girls and their friends is back: music you actually like, talented performers and a touch of DIY FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/250039848440602/

20 July || HOWLERS @ Vogue Fabrics. 22.00pm – 3.00am Throbbing RnB, effervescent pop, and power disco  FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/419094154810118/

21 July || The Legacy of Octavia Hill @ Guided Walk with the Women’s Library 2.30pm (120 mins), £10.00.Join this walk to commemorate the centenary of the death of Octavia Hill, a tireless social reformer and co-founder of the National Trust. The tour explores Borough and Southwark where Octavia’s legacy of artisan housing, Army Cadets and ‘open sitting rooms’ remain. BOOK IN ADVANCE: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/thewomenslibrary/whats-on/events/guided-walks.cfm

26 July || South East London Zines Presents; Zine picnic @ Hilly Fields, Brockley. Come and play at South East London Zines’ summer craft session! We’ll make a collective zine on the day, so please feel free to send work to us in advance. Bring snacks and craft materials.
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/304158493013460/304189319677044/?notif_t=plan_mall_activity

27 July || London Dreamtime in association with Storm in a Teacup Present; True Stories on the Heath @ Hampstead Heath Ladies Pond. 5 artists sharing true stories in a twilight setting, with picnics and swimming in the magical surroundings of the Ladies pond. If you are planning to come along please email; neckingernell@yahoo.com
MORE INFO: https://joinourteaparty.org/2012/06/23/siatc-london-dreamtime-present-true-stories-hampstead-heath-ladies-pond/
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/459925054020048/

28 July || Riots not Diets present; The Nuns @ The Green Door Store, Brighton. 7pm, £6.00. All grrrl tribute act playing the songs of 60s beat herberts, THE MONKS (beloved of The Fall, Iggy Pop, Raincoats, etc etc etc etc). The Nuns feature members of Echobelly, Mambo Taxi and many other great bands.
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/255742314534602/

28 July || CLUB MOTHERFU*KER Summer Special @ Corsica Studios, SE17 1EB, 9.00pm – 4.00am. £8.00. LIVE: Teengirl Fantasy, Becoming Real, Seams, Eaux, plus much more. FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/195908290537414/

29 July || East London Fawcett Gallery Tour @ TBC in West End Curated by the artist, Rose Gibbs, this tour will focus on commercial galleries and poses the question, ‘how can commercial galleries adopt and maintain a mandate to support female artists’? FREE
EAST LONDON FAWCETT GROUP: http://www.facebook.com/groups/eastlondonfawcett/


COMING UP IN AUGUST 2012

3 August || Wotever World meet Pussy Whipped @ Hot August Fringe, Royal Vauxhall Tavern. From 7.00pm.  Pussy Whipped is Edinburgh’s queer-feminist bizarre alternative band night, hosting the most talented queer and female bands from across Europe. Tonight Pussy Whipped presents live Maria and The Gay, Ste McCabe, Shrag and Citizen 2, four queer and/or feminist mind-blowing performances you will never forget!
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/382511175146157/

Until 25 August  || All Work and Low Pay Exhibition @ The Women’s Library. FREE entry, library opening hours.
MORE INFO: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/thewomenslibrary/whats-on/exhibitions/all-work-and-low-pay-the-story-of-women-and-work.cfm


COMING UP IN SEPTEMBER 2012

September TBA || SLUT WALK LONDON 2012 The radical notion that nobody deserves to be raped – Coming to London again in September 2012, Date TBA! Donate to SlutWalk 2012:http://bit.ly/slutwalk2012donate
FACEBOOK PAGE: http://www.facebook.com/slutwalklondonuk
MORE INFO: http://slutmeansspeakup.org.uk/

8 September || NO LAPDANCING CLUBS IN TOWER HAMLETS DEMO
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/274241759253674/

Until 8 September || Cycling for Women’s Suffrage @ The Women’s Library. FREE entry, library opening hours.
MORE INFO: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/thewomenslibrary/whats-on/exhibitions/cycling-to-suffrage-the-bicycle-and-womens-rights-1890-1914.cfm

15-16 September || UK FEMINISTA Summer School 2012 @ University of Bristol Student Union. UK Feminista’s Summer School 2012 is a unique opportunity to learn skills, share ideas and prepare to organise with feminists across the UK. Weekend pass: £15.00 / Day Pass: £8.00
BOOK TICKETS NOW: http://ukfeminista.org.uk/events/book-for-summer-school-2012/

19 September || East London Fawcett Group hosts a Free Film Screening of PINA @ Hoxton, 6.30pm (Unit 3, 37 Cremer Street, Cremer Business Centre, E2 8HD) Hosted by the East London Fawcett Group and Gabriela Cala-Lesina, this screening of PINA marks the first in an ongoing series of free film screenings, dedicated to celebrating women.
EAST LONDON FAWCETT GROUP: http://www.facebook.com/groups/eastlondonfawcett/

September TBA || ELF Talks: POLITICS Join a distinguished panel of leading political representatives, activists and lobbyists to discuss the challenges facing women in accessing positions of leadership and influence.
EAST LONDON FAWCETT GROUP: http://www.facebook.com/groups/eastlondonfawcett/

COMING UP IN OCTOBER 2012

October TBC || Cutting Women Out, Islington report launch @ Houses of Parliament, Westminster. This event marks the official launch of ELF research into how austerity measures have disproportionately affected women.
EAST LONDON FAWCETT GROUP: http://www.facebook.com/groups/eastlondonfawcett/

COMING UP IN NOVEMBER 2012

30 November – 15 January 2012 | Music & Liberation: Feminist Music Making in the UK 1970-1980’s Exhibition @ Space Station Sixty Five, London. How feminists used music as an activist tool to entertain and empower women during the 1970s and 1980s. It brings together for the first time a diverse collection of women’s cultural heritage to inspire and inform contemporary audiences about the politics of music making.
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/196908370424852/
MORE INFO: http://womensliberationmusicarchive.wordpress.com/music-liberation-exhibition/

20 – 24 November || Underwire Film Fest 2012 @ London venues TBA. Celebrating shorts by Women. Submissions for short films now open. Deadline: September 21st
OPEN SUBMISSION INFO: http://www.underwirefestival.com/programme/
MORE INFO: http://underwirefestival.com

29 November-2 December || London Feminist Film Festival Join the mailing list by sending an email with the header “mailing list” to info@londonfeministfilmfestival.com. Now open for film submissions, deadline 31st August.
OPEN SUBMISSION INFO: http://londonfeministfilmfestival.com/2012/05/21/call-for-submissions/
MORE INFO: http://londonfeministfilmfestival.com/

Over and Out,

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

East London Fawcett Group NEWS | July 2012

East London Fawcett NEWS | JULY 2012

2 pm – Saturday 14th July – Free Gallery Talk
WW Gallery, 34/35 Hatton Garden EC1N 8DX
Curators Debra Wilson & Chiara Williams will be giving a free talk and tour of solo show of new works by Sadie Hennessy.

2 pm – Sunday 29th July – Free Gallery Tour
TBC – West End
Curated by the artist, Rose Gibbs, this tour will focus on commercial galleries and poses the question, ‘how can commercial galleries adopt and maintain a mandate to support female artists’?

6:30 pm – Wednesday 19th September – Free Film Screening of PINA
Hoxton (Unit 3, 37 Cremer Street, Cremer Business Centre, E2 8HD)
Hosted by the East London Fawcett Group and Gabriela Cala-Lesina, this screening of PINA marks the first in an ongoing series of free film screenings, dedicated to celebrating women.

September – ELF Talks: POLITICS
TBC
Join a distinguished panel of leading political representatives, activists and lobbyists to discuss the challenges facing women in accessing positions of leadership and influence.

October – Cutting Women Out, Islington report launch
Houses of Parliament, Westminster
This event marks the official launch of ELF research into how austerity measures have disproportionately affected women.

OTHER EVENTS AND NEWS

Save the Women’s Library
Public Meeting – 7pm – Friday 6th July – The Rocket, 166-220 Holloway Road N7 8DB
Get together to work out how together we can protect this world-famous resource on women and their struggles for freedom. Please sign the petition here.

Strange Hungers Exhibition (Sadie Hennessy)
20 June-14 July – WW Gallery, 34/35 Hatton Garden EC1N 8DX
Taking its title from the 1963 British Pulp Fiction book, Strange Hungers delves into the mysterious workings of desire, and the insistent lusts and yearnings of the sexual appetite.

True Stories on the Heath
7:30 pm – Friday 27 July
Presented by London Dreamtime in association with Storm in a Teacup, including five people and five amazing true stories at the ladies’ pond. £2 per person. Booking essential via: neckingernell@yahoo.com.

UK Feminista Summer School
15th–16th September – University of Bristol Student Union
A weekend of training, skill-sharing and planning for feminist action. Tickets available from the UK Feminista website.

London Feminist Film Festival
29th November-2nd December
Join the mailing list by sending an email with the header “mailing list” to info@londonfeministfilmfestival.com.

A Safe World for Women
Please follow the wonderful work of this organisation, which connects grassroots organisations worldwide via: http://www.asafeworldforwomen.org/partners-in-africa/partners-in-uganda/aware-uganda/awu-stories/2559-teddy-curran.html

Free Pussy Riot
Three members of the female punk rock group Pussy Riot remain incarcerated in Russia for performing an anti-Putin song in a church. Support the campaign to free the political prisoners .

Climate Rush
Climate Rush seeks craftswomen of all kinds to support the campaign and help to create a beautiful future. The group meets every Thursday at 7pm, Carnaby Street.

Feminist Studio Space Available
Caroline Halliday, a Director of the CASS Feminist Group is setting up a feminist studio space in Hackney. Please get in touch if interested: carohalliday@phonecoop.coop

With love and optimism,
Rachel and Hannah
http://www.facebook.com/groups/eastlondonfawcett/

Fattylympics 2012 | Saturday 7th July

FATTYLYMPICS

Saturday 7th July
12.00pm – 5.00pm
FREE

FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/144455532344895/

The Fattylympics is a community event satirising the You Know Whats in East London, 2012.

It takes place on Saturday 7 July 2012, at Grassroots, Memorial Park, West Ham. It is free to attend and children are welcome.

The Fattylympics is organised by two fat activists living in East London, it has been paid for by a series of community fundraising events, and is supported by a handful of volunteers. It is non-commercial, non-profit event.

Charlotte Cooper, one of the organisers says: “We will be publishing the programme closer to the day (published below) but for now we can say that the Fattylympics will be an afternoon larking around in the park. We will have Opening and Closing Ceremonies, a Fattylympics torch and specially-written anthem. There will be four participatory events, plus performances and stalls. Egg’n’Spoon are the official Fattylympics mascots, and they will be making an appearance too. The Fattylympics is non-competitive and everyone will get a medal. We are hoping for an afternoon that is silly, relaxed and low-key.”

Progamme of events

12.00 – 13.00 Welcome!
Get yourselves settled-in, grab a plate of food from Soirai’s Fattylympics Café, listen to Hannah’s fiddle, spend all your money on the stalls, do some colouring-in, and have your picture taken with those loveable rogues, Egg’n’Spoon. Join Vivacious von Vixen as she bends and thrusts her way through some Chubrobics in an energising warm-up.

13.00 – 13.30 Fattylympics Opening Ceremony
We will start the ceremony by clanging the West Ham Memorial Park Sculpture – listen out! There will then be a short welcome speech, and we will sing the Fattylympics Anthem together. Following this, we will present a mass show of disrespect in the direction of the Olympic Park. The Fattylympics Torch will arrive, we’ll parade for a bit, and then out Guest of Honour, Erkan Mustafa, who played Roland in TV’s Grange Hill, will cut the ribbon and get it all going.

13.30 – 14.10 Event 1: Rolling with Roland
Participants will make their way up the gently landscaped roof of Grassroots and roll downwards. We will clear the ground of poo and litter beforehand. There may or may not be different rounds for extravagant rolling, slow rolling, backwards rolling and free- style rolling.

14.10 – 14.50 Event 2: Twirling
Cheap and Porky will perform a choreographed ribbon gymnastic routine on the paved area in front of Grassroots for the delight of the Fattylympics attendees. After this, the pair will open the floor to some freestyle ribbon action for all to enjoy.

14.50 – 15.30 Event 3: Spin-off
Participants will remain on the paved area and will be given specially-constructed Spinning Hats by Simon. They will spin in three rounds, getting faster each time. Upon completion of the spin a Dizz-o-Meter will be produced, upon which participants will measure the depth of their dizziness. A quiet place to sit down, and a bucket in case of ‘upsets’ will be provided.

15.30 – 16.10 Event 4: Spitting on the BMI
Charlotte will encourage everyone to spit on a lovely big ‘scientific’ copy of the Body Mass Index chart with style and gusto.

16.15 – 17.00 Closing Ceremony
Thanks! Medals for everyone! Music! Collapse!

Grassroots Resource Centre
Memorial Park
Memorial Avenue
West Ham
London
E15 3DB

Nearest tube: West Ham.

FATTYLYMPICS WEBSITE: http://fattylympics.blogspot.co.uk/

Bristol Ladyfest 2012

BRISTOL LADYFEST 2012

Taking place in venues across Bristol between Friday 6th July – Sunday 8th July 2012. http://bristolladyfest.wordpress.com/

Wowiee Ladyfest Bristol is a biggie and a goodie – don’t miss it! Please see info about the Opening Party, Music, film, comedy and workshops & art programme below!

Charity-led, cultural festival showcasing women who contribute a valid and significant amount of work to the art and entertainment industries.

All profits will be distributed between Rape Crisis, The Well, One25 and Womankind. For more information on these charities and their invaluable contribution to womankind, Bristol and the UK, please visit their official sites:

http://www.bristolrapecrisis.org.uk/
http://www.alabare.co.uk/thewell.php
http://www.one25.org.uk/
http://www.womankindbristol.org.uk/


Bristol Ladyfest – Opening Party

Friday 6th July, 8pm

FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/346874705385257/

Help Ladyfest Bristol kick off the Ladyfest weekend in style at our opening party! With sets from:

Annette Berlin
http://annetteberlin.bandcamp.com/

Bellies!
http://bellies.bandcamp.com/

Crash Paris
http://crashparis.bandcamp.com/

Gaptooth
http://soundcloud.com/gaptooth-1

I Am Horse
http://iamhorse.bandcamp.com/

£5 entry or £3 with a Ladyfest weekend ticket.
TICKETS: http://drunkenwerewolf.bigcartel.com/ or http://www.bristolticketshop.co.uk/

Bristol County Sports Club
40 Colston Street, BS1 5AE Bristol, United Kingdom

Bristol Ladyfest – Music

Saturday 7th July, 2pm – 11pm

FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/218848708234050/

Come along to enjoy 9 hours of live performances, taking you through a plethora of genres but always providing high quality entertainment!

Tickets: £15 for a day ticket, £25 for weekend (including all events on Sunday 8th July) http://drunkenwerewolf.bigcartel.com/

DRUNKEN BUTTERFLY
Since local trio and Riot Grrrl 3-piece Drunken Butterfly recruited a new, hard-hitting drummer their music has hit momentum, grinding out a deadpan flutter to hard and heavy riffs. They’ll open our show. (14:00)

HYSTERICAL INJURY
Bath heroes and pioneers of the local punk scene, Hysterical Injury are a sure crowd pleaser and excellent testimony of the South West’s musical credentials. Catch them play songs from their debut album Dead Wolf Situation! (19:40)

MARY EPWORTH
Through the critical acclaim of her debut album Dream Life and confirmed appearances at Hop Farm and Bestival, Mary Epworth will play her most intimate show of the summer under the banner of Ladyfest. Don’t miss her galactic performance! (20:30)

RACHAEL DADD
Well known to the local scene and practiced on the national area, Dadd has toured with the likes of Laura Marling, Alessi’s Ark and Sons of Noel and Adrian, but her ethereal folk is independently strong enough to ensure a standout performance of the night. (16:40)

RITA LYNCH
Punk session legend and Bristol resident Rita Lynch will be there to pack an anti-folk shaped punch, growl, spit and all. (14:40)

ROZI PLAIN
Following a stellar performance at this year’s Great Escape, Rozi Plain may have departed for the capital last year, but she’s nevertheless kept contact with her once hometown; and her beautiful, haunting songs tell the tale. (17:20)

SHE MAKES WAR
DIY pioneer, mega musician, set designer – is there anything Laura Kidd, a.k.a. She Makes War can’t do? Unlikely. Laura will play power packed alt-rock straight off her new album Little Battles and debut Disarm. (18:50)

SHRAG
Brighton based five piece Shrag are steadily working their way around the country promoting their new album Canines, out now on Fortuna POP! Typical of their labels sound, they make bedroom pop to shout home about: full of the Riot Grrrl and punk attitude that influences them. (21:20)

STRAYLINGS
Channelling the sultry sweet howl of their debut Entertainment on Foreign Grounds, Straylings may not be the best known act on this list, but by the end of the night they’ll be one of the most celebrated. (16:00)

THE HORN THE HUNT
Once included in the fated witch house tag, Leeds band The Horn the Hunt transcend their scene to create haunting electronica with a gothic lick. Goodness knows what will happen, but whatever does – it’ll be a spectacle to behold. (15:20)

THIS IS THE KIT
Headed by Kate Stables, This is the Kit have been a staple of the Bristol and Winchester music scene since their formation in 2006. Now confirmed for The National’s ATP and in possession of a strong live recommendation from The Guardian, they’re sure to capture hearts and minds as our headline act. (22:20)

The Fleece Bristol
12 St Thomas St, BS1 6JJ Bristol, United Kingdom
Doors: 2pm – late, all ages

Tickets: £15 for a day ticket, £25 for weekend (including all events on Sunday 8th July) http://drunkenwerewolf.bigcartel.com/

Bristol Ladyfest – Workshops & Art

Sunday 8th July, 10am – 5pm

FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/457318884279173/

BRISTOL ROLLER DERBY ENLISTING
The sports collective talk recruitment and what it means to be involved in the sport. (14:00 @ Hamilton House)

DESIGNER VAGINA
Run by Zoe Collins, this workshop promises an insightful discussion on body exploration and how women view their lady parts. Women only. (12:00 @ Hamilton House)

EMBOSSING CLASS
Bristol artist Jan Martin will teach a select group the art of embossing – complete with lady themes and designs! Places are limited, so come early to guarantee a space. (14:00 @ Hamilton House)

FEM101
Bristol Feminist Network’s Sian Norris and Anna Brown will introduce you all to the work of their organisation and how you can get involved with feminism in the area. They’ll also discuss feminist in a wider context. (13:00 @ Hamilton House)

THE MUFFIA
Katie O’Brien and co head a body positive workshop discussing and debating the female form, with a performance to reflect findings at the end. Women only. (10:00 @ Hamilton House)

ONE25 and WOMANKIND DISCUSSION GROUPS
Two of the four charities we’re raising funds for, Womankind and One25 will host an introduction to their work and take you through the feminist issues that surround life on the streets of Bristol. (12:00 @ Art House and Hamilton House respectively)

WHAT’S A LADYFEST
Manchester Ladyfest’s Susan O’Shea will chair a discussion on the cultural significance of Ladyfest, the impact it has on the art and entertainment industries and how we can contribute as individuals. (11:00 @ Hamilton House)

Other events and performances:

PING! TOURNAMENTS
Ping! provide free table tennis to all and sundry, and throughout the day they’ll have female-only tournaments set up across the Stokes Croft area. (@ Bear Pit, Canteen Bar and The Attic)

OPEN MIC POETRY: SOPHIE BUTCHER and LIZ GREENFIELD
Plus others performing poetry in the exhibition area at Hamilton House (from 14:00)

Art and Zines:

A collection of art, ranging from embroidery to stencilling and comic work, jewellery, postcards, cupcake cases and handbags! With much of what’s on show for sale, the exhibition area will be held at Hamilton House and open between 10am – 5pm.

Featuring the work of:
CHRISTINA MARIE // DARCIE HOWELL // EMMA HARDY // GEORGINA HUNTLEY // JAN MARTIN // JHINUK SARKAR // LAURA KIDD // LOU // RACHAEL DADD // SARAH EVE // SARAH JULIE CLARK // SARAH PAVIOUR

MENTALITY PROJECT OPEN DEBATE BOARD:A chance to visualise feminism, in all of its many forms! Come along and contribute to this community art piece.

DRUNKENWEREWOLF: Ladyfest’s very own, pick up a free copy of Issue 23 here, featuring interview with The Spinto Band, Hospitality, Evans the Death, Empty Pools and Slowcoaches.

RISK & CONSEQUENCE: From London-via-Cheltenham, Risk & Consequence is fast becoming an important name on the streets of the capital, with a regular club night and management system already in tow. Get Issue 2 here for free.

PLUS FEMINIST ZINES BY ALT FEMALE VOICES, MANCHESTER LADYFEST and GLASGOW LADYFEST

The Canteen
80 Stokes Croft, BS1 3QY Bristol, United Kingdom


Bristol Ladyfest – Film

Sunday 8th July, 10am – 5pm

Ladyfest take you through documentaries, storyboards, animation and more as they explore the best female talent in the film industry, many of them local.

FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/235733249862594/

ALL THAT I AM and THE PINK/BLUE DIVIDE
Two short animation films from up-and-coming Brighton artist Sarah Julia Clark. (11:00 @ No 51 Stokes Croft)

DREAMS OF A LIFE
A celebrated drama bio-epic by Carol Morley, focusing on the life and death of Joyce Vincent, who died in her bedsit in North London in 2003. Her body wasn’t discovered for three years, and newspaper reports offered few details of her life – not even a photograph. Starring Zawe Ashton. (14:00 @ No 51 Stokes Croft)

INVISIBLE CIRCUS: NO DRESS REHEARSAL
Taking a detailed look at the Stokes Croft art scene, Naomi Smyth’s documentary offers an inspiring and engaging hour and a half. Bristol Culture and Amelia’s Magazine agree, citing “Naomi’s film is a look at one of the most exciting stories to happen in Bristol in recent years and she was in a unique position to document Invisible Circus supremo Doug Francis and his cohorts as they let their imaginations run riot.” (13:00 @ Art House)

SILENT SCREAM
Not to be confused with the anti-abortion propaganda of the same name, this insightful Female Genital Mutilation drama-documentary won the Young Voice Award at the BFI in 2012 and has since been aired at conferences across the city. (11:00 @ Art House)

THE FUTURE
Written by and starring Cannes alumni and one-time Kill Rock Stars spoken word artist Miranda July, The Future takes the same everyday approach as her award-winning debut Me and You and Everyone We Know, transforming a simple story of growing up into something magical and empowering. (12:00 @ No 51 Stokes Croft)

WHO TOOK THE BOMP
A tour documentary from the legendary, pioneering band Le Tigre. (15:00 @ Art House)

Tickets: £15 for a day ticket, £25 for weekend (including all events on Saturday 7th July

No. 51 Stokes Croft
51 Stokes Croft, BS1 3QP Bristol, United Kingdom


Bristol Ladyfest – Comedy

Sunday 8th July, 7.30pm – 11.00pm

FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/387408297963066/

What The Frock! is delighted to be teaming with Bristol Ladyfest for the next night of all-female comedy – at The Lanes on Sunday, July 8, from 7.30pm.

Hot on the heels of the sold-out WTF! night at Arnolfini, WTF! and Ladyfest are taking over The Lanes retro bowling alley on Bristol’s Silver Street for one night only, and filling it with the sound of extremely funny women and uproarious laughter.

Your compere for the night will be the hugely talented Rosie Wilby, and she’s introducing an absolutely packed bill. So please welcome to the stage Elf Lyons, Zahra Barri and the side-splitting double act O’Shea & Ogilvie. For more details about the acts and the event, please keep an eye on www.whatthefrockcomedy.co,uk, where biogs and pics will soon be posted.

As if six fiendishly funny women wasn’t enough, WTF! and Bristol Ladyfest have also secured exclusive use of The Lanes just for you, so you can quite literally be rolling in the aisles… or enjoying some bowling at a special reduced price (£3.50). And as with all WTF! events, there will also be a raffle with comedy-fuelled prizes.

Remember, while it may be an all-women line-up, absolutely everyone is welcome in the audience. We look forward to seeing you there.

Tickets: £15 for a day ticket, £25 for weekend (including all events on Saturday 7th July)

The Lanes
22 Nelson Street, BS1 2LE Bristol, United Kingdom

BRISTOL LADYFEST WEBSITE: http://bristolladyfest.wordpress.com/

BRISTOL LADYFEST FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/BristolLadyfest

BRISTOL LADYFEST TICKETS:  http://drunkenwerewolf.bigcartel.com/