Monthly Archives: September 2012

SIATC & TGA Present; The Shondes, Throwing up & The Tuts @ The Lexington

Brooklyn’s THE SHONDES rock up in London as part of their inaugural European tour.

Sun 21 Oct @ The Lexington
96-98 Pentonville Rd, London, N1 9JB
Tel: 020 7387 5371

Nearest Tube: Angel (Northern Line)
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/6fzjd
Doors 8.00pm
£5 advance / £6 on the door

We Got Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/182405

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the girls are and Storm In a Teacup are so excited to present an evening of grrrl-powered DIY party times!

The Shondes are embarking on a 6 week European tour, and will be stopping off in London for your aural pleasure. HOORAY!

Joining them on-stage are sick punk trio Throwing Up, and Hayes-based pop-ska outfit The Tuts.

– THE SHONDES –
http://www.facebook.com/TheShondes
Give Me What You’ve Got – http://tinyurl.com/blgsjwq

“Radical politics, power-pop melodies, traditional Jewish music, and punk vitriol.” – Pitchfork

Support from:

– THROWING UP –
http://www.facebook.com/throwingup
Big Love – http://tinyurl.com/cve973d

“pop punk via Clueless… we’re crushing all over them.” – thegirlsare.com

– THE TUTS –
http://www.facebook.com/thetuts
I Call You Up – http://tinyurl.com/blr6klf

“dirty pop to mosh to.” – Just Music That I Like

The Shondes latest video:


THE GIRLS ARE: http://thegirlsare.com
STORM IN A TEACUP: http://joinourteaparty.org

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‘March’ solo show by Bex Massey || 5 – 14 October

Storm in a Teacup highly recommends Bex Massey’s solo exhibition, Bex was one of the founders of VV collective, set up with the aim of supporting and promoting female visual fine artists.

‘March’ a solo show by Bex Massey

Private View: 6-9pm First Thursdays, 4th October

Bex Massey’s professional practice stems from an overtly figurative use of graphite and oils.  She is represented by Degree Art, has exhibited internationally and this will be her first solo show in the UK.

Massey’s work is based on current affairs, social issues and the way in which they are documented in the Media.  ‘At present we are bombarded with so much unfiltered information that crucial issues are often overlooked. Likewise, we view such a plethora of depressing imagery and shock tactic headlines-we have become almost dehumanised to an individual’s tragedy.  With such a volume of statistics and crude data being continuously thrown at us-is it just easier to overlook the harsh reality of the facts?  Too frequently we are told what to think, feel and do.’ (Massey:  2011)

Journalism and its manipulative impact on the psyche of the general public have long been a line of questioning in her work.  In light of recent developments in Media representation and the imminent verdict of the Leveson enquiry; the way in which news is collected and reported will change irrevocably. This series of work aims to document journalism in its current status.  As part of her residency at Central Foundation Girls School, she collated a body of work based on Media imagery throughout the month of March.  This ‘drawing a day’ project became the basis for large scale paintings, installation and collage.  Massey’s mismatching of imagery and text, coupled with scale and peculiar portrait crops, creates alternative headlines enabling the viewer to become the editor.

Show runs: 12-6pm, Thursday-Sunday (5th– 14th October)

5-9 Amhurst Terrace, Hackney, E8 2BT

MORE INFO: http://bexmassey.com

SLUTWALK LONDON 2012 || 22 September

Benefit for PUSSY RIOT @ Buffalo Bar || 23 September

Benefit for PUSSY RIOT @ BUFFALO BAR || 23rd September 2012

FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/342836132468178/

Positive Action brings to you a night of punk rock and dancing to raise funds for the Pussy Riot Three.

All our eyes are currently on Russia and the trial of three members of the feminist punk rock band, Pussy Riot. We stand in solidarity with them against the state oppression of Putin’s government for their right to protest.

Bringing together four exciting bands from the London underground scene we aim to dance hard and raise money towards setting them free.

CoverGirl
– London’s foremost Queer punk-dance troupe
http://covergirlnoise.bandcamp.com/

The Ethical Debating Society
– Live, loud and intensely forthright in their beliefs; TEDS bring a loud squeel of girl/boy punk ala Lungleg/Excuse 17
http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Ethical-Debating-Society/76532450884

Left Leg
– Fast/slow/loud/bass/cowbell – Disjointed outsider punk rock
http://leftleg.tumblr.com/

My Therapist Says Hot Damn
-A new and vibrant wonky grrrl punk group. Hot and new off the ideas of the idealist
http://mytherapistsayshotdamn.tumblr.com/

Riots Not Diets DJ

£5 door entry – All profit from the show goes to Pussy Riot fighting fund!
Tickets are NOW ON SALE!! With an anticipated packed attendance (I hope I don’t eat my words here) we are now doing tickets so as to ensure everyone gets a chance to be at the show in a fair manner. Please click on this link to purchase:
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/182961

SLUTWALK London 2012

SLUTWALK LONDON 2012 || Saturday, 22 September 2012

Meet @ Top of Piccadilly next to Hyde Park Corner 12:30pm

THE RADICAL NOTION THAT NOBODY DESERVES TO BE RAPED.

FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/405993389462416/?ref=ts

Last year a Toronto policeman told a group of law students that in order to avoid being raped ‘women should avoid dressing like sluts’.

Sadly there are many people who share this attitude. Women are constantly made to feel like they are to blame: told they should not look a certain way, should not go out at night, should not get drunk, should not wear high heels or make up or should not be alone with someone they don’t know. Not only does this divert attention away from the real cause of the crime – the rapist – but it creates a culture where rape is OK, where it’s allowed to happen… after all, she must have been asking for it, right?

NO. Let’s raise our voices and tell the world that rape is never, ever OK.

Not if she was wearing a miniskirt or a veil. Not if she was naked. Not if she was drunk. Not if she was your wife, girlfriend, daughter or friend. Not if she was under 16 or a pensioner. Not if she was a woman of colour, an immigrant or claiming asylum. Not if she was a sex worker or in trouble with the law. Not if she was queer or trans. Not if she had mental or physical disabilities. Not if the victim was male.

We are tired of who we are, our sexuality and our choices being used as an excuse for rape. We want the freedom to love and live as we choose.

The only way to stop rape is to put the blame where it belongs – on the rapist, whether they were a stranger, partner, client, relative, colleague, friend, or someone in authority. This is the duty of the police and courts, but instead of protecting us they are denying survivors of rape justice and allowing rapists to continue. Women searching for justice and safety from their attackers are faced with biased police, Crown Prosecution Service and judges who question what women did to deserve or provoke rape, our sexual or medical history, our occupation, our right to be in the UK… no wonder only 7 out of every 100 reported rapes end in a conviction.

So let’s turn up and take a stand. Everyone is welcome – all genders (men included!), races, religions, ages and sexualities. Bring friends, family and banners, and come along feeling beautiful, ready to show the world that we are proud of our sexuality and that there is never any excuse for rape.

MEET 12.30 at Top of Piccadilly. SET OFF at 1.30pm.
Saturday 22nd September 2012
Route Map and other essential info can be found here: http://slutmeansspeakup.org.uk/post/29961920068/you-are-all-invited-to-slutwalk-london-2012

~~~~How you can help~~~~

Why are you marching? We need as many people as possible to speak out against the excuses that are made for rape. Tell us why you are marching with us on the 22nd and we will publish it on our website. Email us your story at slutwalklondon@gmail.com

We still need some money to cover the costs of the PA system, banner material, jackets for stewards etc. We would be very grateful for any donations. You can donate here – http://bit.ly/slutwalk2012donate

We are looking for stewards to assist on the day of the march. If you would like to help out please get in touch with us at slutwalklondon@gmail.com

SLUTWALK FACEBOOK PAGE: http://www.facebook.com/slutwalklondonuk
SLUTWALK WEBSITE: http://slutmeansspeakup.org.uk/

 

Mad Women, Bad Women @ Cinema Museum

Mad Women, Bad Women @ The Cinema Museum

The Cinema museum is a Victorian workhouse building crammed with cinema memorabilia from the 1900s the present day. Come and enjoy some scary lady silhouettes, the premiere of “spring Heel Jane” and storytelling with live shadow-accompaniment. Shadow film maker Richard Mansfield and storyteller Vanessa Woolf-Hoyle celebrate the anti-heroines of folklore and film we just love to hate! This evening’s programme of shorts will include the  premiere of Spring-Heeled Jane, their film collaboration about a maniac robot stalking the streets of London in the Second World War.

FACEBOOK EVENT:http://www.facebook.com/events/436456186394700/

The Cinema Museum
Dugard Way
SE11 4

Doors open at 18.30 for a 19.30 start, and the event is expected to end at 22.30. Refreshments will be available.
£8/£6.50 in advance, £10/£8 on the door.
BUY TICKETS: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/180849

 

 

SIATC *UPDATE* SEPTEMBER 2012

SIATC *UPDATE* SEPTEMBER 2012

*Freedom is in Peril defend it with all your might” –  Street Art by Expanded Eye

Dear Teacups,

It’s been a very busy summer and Storm in a Teacup have been focussing their time and energies on supporting, raising awareness and coordinating projects around the Free Pussy Riot campaign. Storm in a Teacup joined forces yet again with Girls Get Busy Zine and Not So Popular, who we worked with back in April to put on London’s first Pussy Riot fundraiser. This time we decided we would form a collective: Lets Start a Pussy Riot to collect people’s creative responses to the Pussy Riot saga, the goal being that we will be compiling creative submissions with the aim of publishing a zine. We have also been sharing the submissions via our wordpress site, tumblr and Facebook page. Check out the website to see all the submissions we have shared so far. We also have just confirmed a publisher for the zine, but we can’t share the details just yet – but let us tell you this – its very exciting!

Lots of fundraising and support events for Pussy Riot have popped up around London from the Royal Court to the upcoming Donmar Warehouse’s production of Julius Caesar (with Pussy Riot balaclavas and an all female cast) the Pussy Riot grrls have penetrated far beyond the media hype, they have inspired a generation, and have mobilised support from the DIY grassroots and beyond. Pussy Riot have raised the bar for Feminist Activism and we want everyone to be a part of the revolution! Come along to one of the upcoming Pussy Riot fundraisers in London and show your support; On Sunday 9th of September, three promoters; Popular,  White On White and Shatterjapan present a cracking lineup of bands and artists most notably Gaggle, Peggy Sue and Skinny Girl Diet plus much more at Hoxton Bar & Kitchen. Then on Sunday 23rd September Positive Action present another great Pussy Riot benefit with a great lineup; with headliners; Covergirl at the Buffalo Bar. There is also a protest being organised in London for Saturday, September 15 as part of another Global Day of Action for Pussy Riot.

Also DON’T MISS this month; UK Feminista Summer School on the 15th & 16th of September and SLUTWALK march in London on Saturday 22nd of September

Here is a selection of links to press coverage of our project: Lets Start a Pussy Riot!
BUST:
http://www.bust.com/blog/lets-start-a-pussy-riot-make-your-voice-heard-with-this-new-project.html
DAZED & CONFUSED:
http://www.dazeddigital.com/artsandculture/article/14201/1/starting-a-pussy-riot
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL:
http://www2.amnesty.org.uk/blogs/digital-amnesty/free-pussy-riot-freedom-expression-and-creative-protest

Latest PUSSY RIOT VIDEO

Latest PUSSY RIOT SONG “PUTIN LIGHTS UP THE FIRES” http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/video/2012/aug/17/pussy-riot-release-new-single-video

LYRICS IN ENGLISH: http://www.artinfo.com/news/story/820277/read-the-lyrics-to-pussy-riots-first-single-from-behind-bars-putin-lights-up-the-fires

We are very excited to announce that Storm in a Teacup will be joint promoting a gig with The Girls Are... on the 21st of October at The Lexington. The Shondes from Brooklyn, New York are hopping over the pond for their hugely anticipated first-ever European tour and we are proud to be putting on their London show. Throwing Up and The Tuts are supporting and  Girls Get Busy will be DJing. Don’t miss this amazing lineup. You can buy your tickets for £5.00 at We Got Tickets and check out the Facebook event here.

The Great East London Art Audit continues this month with the East London Fawcett Groups free gallery talk on Saturday 15th September visiting four commercial galleries in London’s West End, hosted by artist Rose Gibbs. ELF also presents their first ever feminist film screening at Cremer Street Salon. Join them for a screening of ORLANDO an adaptation of Virgina Woolf’s radical novel by acclaimed British filmmaker: Sally Potter. 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 about these events or becoming a member please check out the ELF audit website 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 have just been handed a 2 year sentence for hooliganism and religious hatred. Find out how to support;
FOR LATEST NEWS & DONATE:
http://freepussyriot.org/
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 and come along to the groups many talks, film showings and events. For more info info and to join the mailing-list please email eastlondonfawcett@gmail.com
FACEBOOK GROUP: http://www.facebook.com/groups/eastlondonfawcett/
WEBSITE: http://elf-audit.com/

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

Lets Start a Pussy Riot zine open submissions
DEADLINE:
31st October
OPEN SUBMISSION INFORMATION:
You are invited to submit a creative response in celebration and investigation of freedom of speech, feminism, Pussy Riot and our own place within democratic society. We are accepting submissions in forms of essays, poetry, short stories, investigative journalism, and letters of support. Scholarly, creative and non- fiction writing and artwork. Photos, artwork, music, lyrics. Submissions should be sent to: letsstartapussyriot@yahoo.co.uk
MORE INFO:  http://letsstartapussyriot.wordpress.com/get-involved/
FACEBOOK PAGE: http://www.facebook.com/pages/LETS-START-A-PUSSY-RIOT/212071305586673

For Books Sake – Roller Derby Anthology
DEADLINE:
October 28th
OPEN SUBMISSION INFORMATION:
Write us a story about roller derby – all styles and genres are welcome – and email it to us by Sunday 28th October 2012. With the London Rollergirls, we’ll compile our favourites into an anthology, to be published early 2013.
MORE INFO: http://forbookssake.net/for-books-sake-london-rollergirls-want-you/
FACEBOOK PAGE: http://www.facebook.com/ForBooksSake

Underwire Film Festival 2012 open submissions for a variety of different film, producing, composing and screenwriting awards.
DEADLINE:
September 21st
OPEN SUBMISSION INFORMATION: http://www.underwirefestival.com/programme/
FACEBOOK PAGE: http://www.facebook.com/underwirefestival

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


SEPTEMBER 2012

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

9 September || For Books’ Sake @ Thames Festival. Part of Where the Wild Words Are..Around the site, they will be releasing hundreds of words into the wild. It will be down to you to find them, tame them, and turn them into stories, and we can’t wait to see what you come up with. There will be a base camp with a free book swap where you can come and see us, and there’ll be all sorts of shenanigans going on throughout the day too.
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/482032781814680/

9 September || Pussy Riot Fundraiser @ Hoxton Bar & Kitchen
Live: PEGGY SUE, GAGGLE, NEUROTIC MASS MOVEMENT, SKINNY GIRL DIET
NEW YOUNG PONY CLUB (DJ), ESBEN AND THE WITCH (DJ), KARIN PARK (DJ), NOVELLA (DJ), NIGHT WORKS (DJ), VUVUVULTURES (DJ), ZOETROPE (DJ) FREE ENTRY – YOUR DONATION. 6PM onwards
FACEBOOK EVENT:http://www.facebook.com/events/340744939347143/

12 September || ELF present: film screening of ORLANDO @ Cremer Street Salon, Unit 3, E2 8HD. In conjunction with Cremer St. Salon and Milly Abraham, ELF is delighted to present the first in its feminist film series. Acclaimed British filmmaker, Sally Potter’s on-screen adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s radical 1928 novel of the same name. £2.00. Reserve your place: gabrielacalalesina@gmail.com EAST LONDON FAWCETT GROUP: http://elf-audit.com/

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/

15 September || ELF Free Gallery Tour@ Spruth Magers, W1S 4EJ. This rescheduled tour, hosted by artist Rose Gibbs, will comprise visits to four commercial galleries in London West End (Spruth Magers, Hauser & Wirth, Sadie Coles, Frith Street Gallery). We will, as always end in the pub for discussion and fun. 2pm FREE
EAST LONDON FAWCETT GROUP: http://www.facebook.com/groups/eastlondonfawcett/
EAST LONDON FAWCETT GROUP WEBSITE: http://elf-audit.com/upcoming-events/

15 September || London Protest @ Global Day of Support for Pussy Riot
Demonstration supporting Global “Pussy Riot” Day ifrom 11 am till 2 pm, opposite the Russian Consulate at Bayswater Road.
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/278450275589875/

From 17 September || Lets Hear it for the Boys Exhibition @ The Women’s Library Let’s hear it for the boys! will showcase the men who have worked with, helped shape, and appear in The Women’s Library collections
FACEBOOK EVENT:http://www.facebook.com/events/334012556692699/
WOMENS LIBRARY: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/thewomenslibrary/

18 September | ELF Talks: POLITICS @ Cremer St Salon, Unit 3, , E2 8HD. 7pm. Join us as we debate women’s influence in campaigns and politics. The event will centre on debate across a panel including Hannah Lownsborough (38 Degrees), Lucy Pearce (Friends of the Earth) and Councillor Amy Whitelock (Labour, Tower Hamlets). Register to attend by emailing rachel.n.blake@gmail.com.
EAST LONDON FAWCETT GROUP: http://www.facebook.com/groups/eastlondonfawcett/
EAST LONDON FAWCETT GROUP WEBSITE: http://elf-audit.com/upcoming-events/

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/

21 September || Mad Women, Bad Women @ Cinema Museum Celebrate the Anti-Heroine of film and fable! Films from Mucky Puppets and Live storytelling with Vanessa Woolf-Hoyle with special guest Rindhouse Films!. Premiere of new short film Spring Heeled Jane! SE11 4TH. £8.00 / £6.50 ADVANCED
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/436456186394700/

21 September || Breakfast with Apollo #2 -She Makes War, Single Launch @ The Half Moon, Herne Hill. She Makes War and My Big Sister Present “Breakfast With Apollo #2” – “Minefields” Single Launch Extravaganza Lineup: SHE MAKES WAR & THE OLYMPIANS, [this is radio silence], Erin K, Helen Arney (compere).
BUY TICKETS: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/181660
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/270881886354513/

21 September || Unskinny Bop @ Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club Anything goes knees up for queers & misfits. DJs play bubblegum pop, girl punk, rock&roll, soul, divas & women who ROCK.  £5 (£3 conc / flyer) 9.00pm – 2.00am
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/101981083288123/

22 September || SLUTWALK LONDON 2012 The radical notion that nobody deserves to be raped – Coming to London again on Saturday 22nd September 2012! MEET 12.30 at Top of Piccadilly. SET OFF at 1.30pm.
Donate to SlutWalk 2012: http://bit.ly/slutwalk2012donate
FACEBOOK PAGE: http://www.facebook.com/slutwalklondonuk
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/405993389462416/
MORE INFO: http://slutmeansspeakup.org.uk/

22 September || 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/458468267509988/

23 September || Pussy Riot Fundraiser @ Buffalo Bar. Live: Covergirl, The Ethical Debating Society, My Therapist Says Hot Damn, Riots not Diets DJs. £5.00. 20.00pm – 1.00am
BUY TICKETS: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/182961
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/342836132468178/

23 September || ELF Arts Monoculture workshop with Tamsyn Challenger @ Beaconsfield Gallery, SE11 6AY, 204pm. Challenger invites ELF members to join her at the Beaconsfield Gallery, where she is currently in residence, to interact with her lifelong Tamsynette project. At this artist-led workshop participants will have the opportunity to don a wig, make like Tamsyn and visit her photobooth in the first of the Monoculture experiments.
This workshop is free to ELF members but please register by emailing ELF Art Director Gemma Rolls-Bentley: gemmarollsbentley@gmail.com.
EAST LONDON FAWCETT GROUP: http://www.facebook.com/groups/eastlondonfawcett/
EAST LONDON FAWCETT GROUP WEBSITE: http://elf-audit.com/upcoming-events/

COMING UP IN OCTOBER 2012

5 October || TWAT BOUTIQUE Warehouse Party @ Secret Location. LIVE: Planningtorock, No Bra, MDMX plus much more. £7.00 advanced £10.00 on door.
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/517952861552577/

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/

From 17 October || Long March to Equality Exhibition @ The Women’s Library Spanning over four hundred years, this exhibition offers the opportunity to delve into and discover “the greatest collection of women’s history in the world”.The Long March to Equality brings together for the first time some of the rarest items from the Womens Library collections.
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/222482641210886/
WOMENS LIBRARY: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/thewomenslibrary/

21 October || Storm in a Teacup & The Girls Are… Present; THE SHONDES, THROWING UP & THE TUTS @ The Lexington. £5.00 (Adv) £6.00 (Door).Brooklyn’s THE SHONDES rock up in London as part of their inaugural European tour.
BUY TICKETS: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/182405
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/435970496453948/

23 October || UK Feminista Lobby of Parliament. Come together with activists and organisations from across the country at a feminist lobby of parliament and call on MPs to stop eroding women’s rights and start driving forward women’s equality.
> 11:00 – 13:00 Rally event and training
> 14:00 – 16:00 Lobby your MP at the Houses of Parliament
MORE INFO: http://ukfeminista.org.uk/events/feminist-lobby-of-parliament/
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/408676299189713/

27 October || London Anarchist Bookfair @ Queen Mary’s University. 10am – 7pm. Books, zines, workshops, lectures and meetings.
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/315791458486570/

28 October || *From the Back Room* screening @ Power Lunches with Skinny Girl Diet live. From 6pm. £5.00. Documentary by Washington DC film-maker Amy Oden, chronicling women in diy punk cultures, and exploding the myth that ‘every girl is a riot grrrl’.
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.co

COMING UP IN NOVEMBER 2012

30 November – 15 January 2013 | 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.
OPEN SUBMISSION INFO: http://londonfeministfilmfestival.com/2012/05/21/call-for-submissions/
MORE INFO: http://londonfeministfilmfestival.com/

29 November – 9 February 2012 || Donmar Warehouse presents; Julius Caesar Phyllida Lloyd directs an all-female company in Shakespeare’s raw and eternal study of power. The poster for the production shows women dressed as PUSSY RIOT. This production marks Phyllida Lloyd’s return to theatre, and to the Donmar stage, after her film The Iron Lady. Tickets on sale from the 1st of October.

Pussy Riot Protest LONDON || Global Day of Action || 15 September

Saturday 15 September 2012

PUSSY RIOT PROTEST, LONDON

Demonstration supporting Global “Pussy Riot” Day in London, on Saturday, 15 September, from 11 am till 2 pm, opposite the Russian Consulate at Bayswater Road.

FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/278450275589875/

Underwire Film Festival 2012 || Open Submissions

Underwire Festival is OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS, the deadline to get your film applications completed is the 21st of September. Please see the Underwire website for full information.

Eligibility for UnderWire 2012

UnderWire looks to showcase all kinds of film – we accept drama, animation, documentary, music video and artist film.
Apart from the XX Award, films are only eligible for the category that they have a female creative for.
The XX Award can be entered by both male and female directors. The Award is for films which put interesting female characters at their centre.
Entries for all film categories must be:
• Under 20 minutes long
• Completed since November 2010
• British or Irish and/or the film must be a UK or Republic of Ireland production.
• Available for screening on one of the following formats: Mini DV / Digi Beta / DV Cam / .mov

Please note:

• The deadline for all submissions is 21 September 2012
• DVD’s submitted cannot be returned
•  If your film is selected, you must include a SAE for us to return your Mini DV / Digi Beta / DV Cam after the festival.
• If you are successful, the screening format indicated on the form cannot be changed without prior agreement one month in advance of the festival. Please do not put inaccurate information on the form – if you do not have one of the marked screening formats available, notify us with your application.
• Successful applicants will be notified by 5th October 2012.
• We can only consider submissions which are entered with both the DVD/link, payment receipt and the completed application form. The Submission fee is £5 per disc (not per category)
• Please send DVD’s to Underwire Festival, c/o WFTV, Unit 2 Wedgwood Mews, 12 – 13 Greek Street, W1D 4BB, or email us a link to your film to underwire *at* underwirefestival.com

To submit, head on through to the form.

Submission FAQs

• To give an example of what can and can not be submitted:
If the film is directed by a man and produced by a woman, then the film is eligible in the producing category but will not be considered in the directing category.
If the film is being entered into a category where the entrant shares a credit with a male, it is not eligible, e.g. it is written by a male and a female.
Only the XX Award can be entered by both male and female directors.
• If you are submitting one film, but have women in more than 1 key role and you would like them all considered, that’s great! You do not have to pay the submission fee for each category entered, but we do ask that you complete a separate application form for each category you would like us to consider the film in.

For Books Sake || Open Submissions

Please see below all info on how to submit a story about Roller Derby to our wonderful friends @ For Books’ Sake!

“Here at For Books’ Sake, we love roller derby. Love it. Amazing, athletic women getting aggressive while wearing rollerskates. What’s not to love about that?

And the London Rollergirls (last seen on For Books’ Sake when we took Channel 4′s The TV Book Club to the bout held on World Book Night) are our first and foremost derby loves.

The first, largest and longest-running roller derby league in the UK, the London Rollergirls came hot on the wheels of the sport’s American resurgence, and have since become the first European member of theWFTDA (Women’s Flat-Track Derby Association).

Elsewhere around the UK and beyond, roller derby as a sport is exploding.Whip It! saw cinema audiences worldwide swooning over Juliette Lewis,Ellen Page and Drew Barrymore on rollerskates.

The first ever Roller Derby World Cup took place last year and in 2012 theNational Museum of Roller Derby was established. There’s even been talk of it being included in the 2020 Olympics.

We love roller derby, and with so many incredible women involved, it’s the ideal subject for our next anthology. So drum roll please: we’re collaborating with the London Rollergirls on a brand new collection of derby-themed fiction, and we want you to get involved.

Write us a story about roller derby – all styles and genres are welcome – and email it to us by Sunday 28th October 2012. With the London Rollergirls, we’ll compile our favourites into an anthology, to be published early 2013.

Want in? For more details, check out the terms and conditions below, or get in touch if you have any questions.

Terms and conditions:

1. Submissions must be the author’s own, previously unpublished work.

2. Submissions must be no longer than 5,000 words (there is no minimum word count), submitted as an attachment in .rtf, .doc or .docx format by email to derby@forbookssake.net by midnight on Sunday 28th October 2012.

3. Authors may be based anywhere around the world.

4. Authors of all genders are welcome.

5. Shortlisted authors will be notified by email by early November. Shortlisted authors will be asked for a short biography for inclusion in the anthology, and minor edits to their stories may be requested.

6. Authors retain all rights to their work, however we do request that entrants refrain from publishing submitted stories elsewhere during the submissions period, and shortlisted authors will be required to refrain from publishing their stories elsewhere for a reasonable period thereafter.”