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;
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; firstname.lastname@example.org
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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!
If you’re based in London, come to the protest on Saturday 24th August at Tesco Metro in Regents Street and urge Tesco to #losetheladsmags! Click here for details.
Tweet Tesco’s shareholders now via the Lose’ the Lads Mags website.
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/
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 email@example.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; firstname.lastname@example.org
ART | MUSIC | PERFORMANCE
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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 email@example.com
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.firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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