Monthly Archives: August 2013

SIATC *UPDATE* AUGUST 2013

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Dear Teacups,

August is a HOT month for feminist protest action with UK Feminista & Objects campaign to get Tesco to “Lose the Lad Mags” creating real change within the industry and grabbing headlines – join the protest on the 24th of August outside Tesco Metro on Regent Street. As well as a peaceful protest on Saturday 10th of August in Solidarity for our Russian LGBT family who are suffering discrimination in Russia with new and unfair laws that violently persecute, intimidate and vilify LGBT people. Also this month there are some exciting events happening around the UK-  get involved at the UK Feminista Summer School in Birmingham or join the Revolution in Manchester at the two day music event with over 100 artists involved –  commemorating the 1st year anniversary of Pussy Riot’s sentencing, to appeal for the women’s release, and to celebrate freedom of expression. All profits going directly to Pussy Riot.

If you missed the announcement last month;  “Lets Start a Pussy Riot”  was released via Rough Trade records on the 24th of June. A book created by Storm in a Teacup, Not So Popular, Girls Get Busy and a host of high profile, artist, activists and musicians.  If you haven’t already got yourself a copy, you can buy it for £20.00 at any Rough Trade shop or online – all profits go directly to Pussy Riot. You can see some of the great coverage here;

GUARDIAN: http://goo.gl/sHqNc

NME: http://goo.gl/QYkkj

SPIN (USA) http://goo.gl/UHfzf

LINE OF BEST FIT: http://goo.gl/hALME

If you missed the book launch at Yoko Ono’s Meltdown Festival at the Southbank Centre you can see the full panel discussion and Pussy Riot interview here;

Please see below for the latest Feminist Art event and party listings for London and beyond! If you would like your event listed – get in touch; storminateacup2009@gmail.com

OPEN SUBMISSIONS | GET INVOLVED

FEMINIST ACTIVISM

LOSE THE LAD MAGS CAMPAIGN – UK FEMINISTA & OBJECT

The Lose the Lads’ Mags campaign, lead by UK Feminista and Object, is calling on Tesco to stop selling sexist, pornographic lads’ mags.

Make your voice heard!

For more details about the campaign visit www.losetheladsmags.org.uk

NO MORE PAGE 3 PETITION: http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/david-dinsmore-take-the-bare-boobs-out-of-the-sun-nomorepage3

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 their campaigns 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://eastlondonfawcett.org.uk/

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

OPEN SUBMISSIONS | GET INVOLVED

Storm in a Teacup collective plan to put on some great feminist friendly art parties in 2013 and beyond and always looking to collaborate – so contact us  if you would like to get involved.storminateacup2009@googlemail.com

AUGUST 2013

9 August || Molly’s Chamber @ The Black Cap, Camden. We would like to cordially invite you to Camden’s smoking hot new kid on the block: “Molly’s Chamber.” DJS: Amy B, Ivy Feed, MDMX £8 on Door                                    FACEBOOK : https://www.facebook.com/events/1398403523708214/

9 August || Underbelly Presents; Hysterical Injury, The Tommyhawks, Marine & Thickets @ Zigfrid von Underbelly of Hoxton, N1 6NU. An all girl fronted, noisy, fuzzy, grungey, reverb swamped event of epic proportions!      FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/events/585176171533486/

10 August || Protest Against Russian LGBT laws @ Richmond Terrace, Whitehall, Westminster. Join a peaceful static protest in support of our Russian LGBT family, with whom we show solidarity. We want our Russian brothers and sisters to be free from persecution and to have the freedom to love without fear. 1.00pm to 4.00pm. Contact Ed.jardine@facebook.com                              FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/events/133404016869068/

10 August || Club Debbie: I Know What You Did Last Debbie @ Resistance Gallery, E2 9RF DEBBIE is a Female-Fronted Rock Pop Indie Electro Big Gay Dance-Party for Everyone. Rock Chicks, Girl Groups, Disco Divas, Wonder Women. Love, Pop, Power. £3.00, 10pm til late                                 FACEBOOK : https://www.facebook.com/events/570953892956394/

15 August || T-Club is Sailors @ Dalston Superstore  DJs, photography, art and screenings.              FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/events/120390381464593/

16 August || Unskinny Bop: Last Dance @ Bethnal Green Working Mens Club. Hey queers! Come join us for our last monthly party at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, where we shall be getting merry and celebrating two lovely years at this amazing venue. Tears, cakes, stage invasions, dancing fun and possibly a few balloons will be happening. Crossing fingers for an acappella singalong at the end too.£3 before 11, £5 after (£3 all night concessions)            MORE INFO : http://www.unskinnybop.co.uk/                                                               FACEBOOK  https://www.facebook.com/events/151633671707002/

17 -18 August || UK Feminista Summer School 2013 @ Birmingham University Join hundreds of people from across the UK for a unique weekend of hands-on training in taking action for gender equality.  Summer School 2013 is open to all, and is perfect for seasoned campaigners and new feminists alike. Whether you’re seeking inspiration, skills or solidarity, this event is for you! MORE INFO www.ukfeminista.org.uk/event-details/summer-school-2013         FACEBOOKhttps://www.facebook.com/events/392276737551726/

18 -19 August || Revolution – Pussy Riot Commemoration Festival @ Islington Mill, Manchester. £12 for both days of gigs. TICKETS: http://www.wegottickets.com/f/6352

SUNDAY 18 AUG headliner is SOPHIE DELILA!(www.facebook.com/SophieDelila)

The high-energy London-based French performer is coming to get us in the festival mood. As well as boasting a successful solo career, Sophie has performed with NOUVELLE VAGUE (www.facebook.com/nouvellevagueofficial) and collaborated with Christophe Willem (www.facebook.com/willemofficiel), among others.

MONDAY 19 AUG headliner is PRINCESS CENTURY (aka Maya Postepski of AUSTRA/TRUST – from Toronto) making her UK DEBUT!! (www.facebook.com/princesscentury) Maya’s latest solo album Lossless (released April 2013) was inspired by the Charles Manson murders, lending a distinct intensity and creepiness to its dark synth vibes. She is currently playing to sellout crowds around the world as drummer for AUSTRA (www.austramusic.com).                                                                                                    FACEBOOK : https://www.facebook.com/events/271647546314136/

24 August || Tesco – Lose the Lad Mags Day of Action. Join the Lose the Lads’ Mags day of action as we call on Tesco to stop selling sexist, harmful lads’ mags! Location: Tesco Regent Street Metro,17-25 Regent Street, City of Westminster, London SW1Y 4XB, UK Time: 12.00-1.00pm                                          > To find actions at other Tesco branches or to list your own visit http://www.losetheladsmags.org.uk/take-action/dayofaction/                       FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/events/187661921403682/

27 August || Wotever Queer Film Festival 3 @ Royal Vauxhall Tavern. A pop-up exploration of queer, DIY cinema, we aim to showcase short and mid-length work from every corner of our wonderful queer community. Previous films have included Anthony Osso’s touching and beautifully shot series of films, The Devotion Project; Jake Graf’s Iris Prize-nominated film X-Why? and of course work from our very own Wotevers Dr J, Olivia Sparrow and Cristine Bylund, among many, many others. We are still accepting submissions – email woteverfilm@gmail.com for enquiries/submissions. Start 7pm. Tickets £6.00     FACEBOOK : https://www.facebook.com/events/145574862312482/

29 Aug || BWA6 – The Butterflies Audiovisual EP Launch | She Makes War, NIFE & Tristan @ Rattlensake of Angel, N1 0NY Pre-order tickets now for the special earlybird price of £6 (or pay what you can) and receive an IMMEDIATE FREE DOWNLOAD of 8 superb tracks from the My Big Sister family featuring Otti Albietz, Mishkin Fitzgerald, Talk In Colour, Cajita, She Makes War, NIFE and Tristan.On the door will be choose your price £7/£10. *All profits go direct to paying the artists – it’s a revolution!                              FACEBOOK : https://www.facebook.com/events/540940459302726/

COMING UP IN SEPTEMBER

11 September || She Grrrowls Spoken Word Launch Party @ The Gallery Cafe, E2 9PJ. 7.30pm, £5.00 SHE GRRROWLS showcases a range of female spoken word – including poetry, comedy and a music finale. Come along and take part in the all-inclusive OPEN MIC section, with this month’s theme: POLITICS.HOSTED BY JOELLE TAYLOR, COMEDY FROM BISHA ALI, POETRY FROM AISLING FAHEY AND MOMINA MELA, MUSIC FROM SUNSHINE IN MAE                                                                                                              FACEBOOK : https://www.facebook.com/events/331862040280233/

COMING UP IN OCTOBER

1 October || Women in Comedy Festival UK Launch Night @ Frog & Bucket Comedy Club, Manchester. The first ever UK Women in Comedy Festival will be held in Greater Manchester in October 2013. Find out more via www.womenincomedy.co.uk or email info@womenincomedy.co.uk Tickets £8 in advance. Doors 7pm, show start at 8pm                                                               FACEBOOK : https://www.facebook.com/events/608103969202363/

Over and Out,

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

 

UK Feminista Summer School 2013

UK FEMINISTA SUMMER SCHOOL 2013

UK Feminista Summer School 2013
Organise for a world without sexism

Date: 17-18 August
Location: Birmingham
Tickets: www.ukfeminista.org.uk

Join hundreds of people from across the UK for a unique weekend of hands-on training in taking action for gender equality.

Summer School 2013 is open to all, and is perfect for seasoned campaigners and new feminists alike. Whether you’re seeking inspiration, skills or solidarity, this event is for you!

Featuring:

Everyday Sexism Project * Southall Black Sisters * No More Page 3
UK Uncut * Imkaan * Women for Refugee Women
South Asia Solidarity Group * Women’s Networking Hub

Learn how to:
Plan creative protests * Hit the headlines * Do Non-Violent Direct Action * Run winning campaigns * Set up a powerful feminist group
And much more…

BOOK NOW: www.ukfeminista.org.uk/event-details/summer-school-2013

Summer School 2013 provides an opportunity for people to share skills and gain confidence in taking effective action for a feminist future. It aims to draw on the rich diversity and history of feminist activism and recognises the importance of organising in solidarity with other social justice movements

FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/392276737551726/

Tesco Lose the Lad Mags | London Protest & Day of Action

Sexism every lad mag helps

Join the Lose the Lads’ Mags day of action as we call on Tesco to stop selling sexist, harmful lads’ mags!

SATURDAY 24TH AUGUST

Location: Tesco Regent Street Metro,17-25 Regent Street, City of Westminster, London SW1Y 4XB, UK
Time: 12.00-1.00pm

FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/187661921403682/

> To find actions at other Tesco branches or to list your own visit http://www.losetheladsmags.org.uk/take-action/dayofaction/

WHAT?
We’ll be holding a family-friendly protest calling on Tesco to lose the lads’ mags. Join us as we talk to customers about why Tesco shouldn’t be stocking sexist, harmful lads’ mags like Nuts & Zoo and collect petition signatures.

WHY?
Lads’ mags like Nuts and Zoo portray women as dehumanised sex objects. They fuel sexist behaviours and attitudes underpinning violence against women. By selling them, Tesco is sending out the damaging message that it’s normal and acceptable to treat women like sex objects. Selling sexist lads’ mags like Nuts and Zoo can breach equality legislation and is in complete contradiction with Tesco’s claim that it is a ‘responsible corporate citizen’. Together, let’s take the message to Tesco’s doorstep. Join us on the day of action as we call on Tesco to lose the lads’ mags!

Right now Tesco is deciding what action to take on the sale of lads’ mags. Raise your voice and make sure they lose the lads’ mags!

www.losetheladsmags.org.uk

FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/187661921403682/

Protest Against Russian LGBT laws |10 August, London

russia LGBT rights protest

PRESS RELEASE:

STOP the LGBT violations in Russia NOW

FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/133404016869068/

In 2012 The Russian government banned all gay pride events throughout the country for the next 100 years.

In 2013, The Russian government adopted a trifecta of anti LGBT bills basically criminalizing homosexuality. One bans the distribution of “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations” to minors. This law imposes heavy fines for using the media or internet to promote “non-traditional relations.”

Secondly, the government made it illegal for the adoption of Russian children by gay couples or any single person who comes from a country that recognizes marriage equality.

Thirdly, a bill has just been passed giving authorities the rights to arrest foreign nationals whom they suspect being LGBT or pro gay and detain them for up to 14 days.

There is talk in the media of the next step being the removal of children from Russian homes, natural or adoptive, from parents who are, or are suspected of being LGBT.

We are witnessing imagery in the media showing unspeakable violence towards LGBT people. We see evidence that the new laws are being broadly interpreted by the Russian public and by the legal system to unfairly and violently persecute, intimidate and vilify LGBT people. This violence must stop, and the laws must be repealed.

We are organizing a peaceful static protest for our Russian LGBT family, with whom we show solidarity. We want our Russian brothers and sisters to be free from persecution and to have the freedom to love without fear.

We call on David Cameron, the UK Parliament and the G20 to urge the Russian government to repeal these laws and to provide the same level of human rights protection to all of its citizens regardless of their sexuality and gender.

Protest Details:

Static protest and signing of register of protest:

Date: August 10, 2013

Location: Richmond Terrace, Westminster SW1A 2JL

Time: 1.00pm to 4.00pm

Contact: Ed.jardine@facebook.com

FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/133404016869068/

ShatterJapan Present; Revolution | Pussy Riot Sentencing Commemoration Festival @ Manchester

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SUN 18 AUG: 3-11:30pm @KRAAK // Afterparty 11:30pm till late @COYOTES

MON 19 AUG: 7pm-11:30pm @KRAAK // Afterparty 11:30pm till late @COYOTES

Advance tickets (main event at KRAAK): www.wegottickets.com/f/6352 Advance Sunday £6, Monday £8 /// On-door Sunday £7, Monday £9

AFTERPARTY confirmed! At COYOTES BAR (18+) www.facebook.com/CoyotesManchester — DJs, performance, £2 drinks all night!! Entry £2 / Festival-goers discount £1 (on-door only)

* Any profits go to Pussy Riot direct (via www.voiceproject.org/pussyriot), so spread the word, invite friends and family, bring donations and let’s have a Manchester Pussy Riot!!!

* This event is 18+ (please bring ID)

* Lineup details & playlist: www.shatterjapan.com/pussy-riot-commemoration-festival-in-manchester

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LINEUP:

SUNDAY 18 AUG:

– *Headliner* SOPHIE DELILA (www.facebook.com/SophieDelila)

The high-energy London-based French performer is coming to get us in the festival mood. As well as boasting a successful solo career, Sophie has performed with NOUVELLE VAGUE (www.facebook.com/nouvellevagueofficial) and collaborated with Christophe Willem (www.facebook.com/willemofficiel), among others.

– WITCH HUNT (www.facebook.com/wearewitchhunt)

– ECHO BOOM GENERATION (www.facebook.com/pages/Echo-Boom-Generation/100262346815018)

– ROUGHNECK RIOT (www.facebook.com/theroughneckriot)

– MINUTE TAKER (www.facebook.com/MinuteTakerMusic)

– ILL (www.weareill.tumblr.com)

– HEALD PLACE (www.facebook.com/HealdPlace)

– BAD GRAMMAR (www.facebook.com/badgrammaruk)

– RoBoT//aLiEn (www.facebook.com/robotandalien)

– LIVESTOCK JIHAD (www.facebook.com/LivestockJihad)

– CIRQUE DU MANC MISTRESSES

(www.facebook.com/the.cirque.du.manc.mistresses)

– CHERIE BEBE (www.facebook.com/pages/Cherie-Bebe/204525167387)

– FACTORY ACTS (DJ) (www.facebook.com/FactoryActs)

MONDAY 19 AUG:

– *Headliner* PRINCESS CENTURY (Toronto’s Maya Postepski of AUSTRA/TRUST)www.facebook.com/princesscentury)

Maya has chosen this event to make her UK SOLO DEBUT!! Her solo album Lossless (released April 2013) was inspired by the Charles Manson murders, lending a distinct intensity and creepiness to its dark synth vibes. She is currently playing to sellout crowds around the world as drummer for AUSTRA (www.austramusic.com).

– DEATH RATTLE (www.facebook.com/deathrattle)

– LETTERS TO FIESTA (www.facebook.com/letterstofiestaprofile)

– FACTORY ACTS (www.facebook.com/FactoryActs)

– TRIPHAZARD (www.facebook.com/triphazardband)

– WITCH HUNT (DJ) (www.facebook.com/wearewitchhunt)

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SHATTERJAPAN (www.facebook.com/SHATTERJAPAN) presents this special non-profit festival of music and performance spread over 2 days. Artists from various parts of the UK and beyond are working together at no fee to bring you this special commemorative event.

On 21st February 2012, members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot performed a “punk prayer” in a Moscow church for which they were arrested, detained for over 5 months and eventually sentenced on 17 August 2012 to 2 years imprisonment. With two of the three members remaining imprisoned (Nadezhda “Nadya” Tolokonnikova and Maria “Masha” Alyokhina) in separate and remote penal colonies, SHATTERJAPAN brings you 2 days of entertainment provided by artists from the UK & international music, film and performance worlds, to commemorate the 1 year anniversary of the sentencing, to appeal for the women’s release, and to celebrate freedom of expression.

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— Enquiries & volunteers & donations (in kind or other) please message us atwww.facebook.com/SHATTERJAPAN

 FACEBOOK EVENT:https://www.facebook.com/events/271647546314136

Hysterical Injury @ Underbelly, Hoxton

Hysterical Injury

 

Friday August 9th @ Zigfrid von Underbelly of Hoxton

The Underbelly, Hoxton is beaming to present!
An all girl fronted, noisy, fuzzy, grungey, reverb swamped event of epic proportions! You really should come, it’ll be loads of fun!

T H E . H Y S T E R I C A L . I N J U R Y
https://www.facebook.com/thehystericalinjury

“A great, rhythmically thrashing pop racket!” – Steve Lamacq

“Extraordinary – how two people can make a noise that big and that good is beyond me” – Tom Robinson

T H E . T O M M Y H A W K S
http://www.thetommyhawks.com/

M A R I N E
https://www.facebook.com/pages/marine/135152619990085

T H I C K E T S
http://soundcloud.com/thickets-music

£3 before 8pm
£5 after
7.30pm Doors

FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/585176171533486/