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/

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