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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

 

SIATC *UPDATE* JULY 2013

BOOKLARGE

SIATC *UPDATE* JULY 2013

Dear Teacups,

We have had an amazing year so far – so much feminist art activism happening in good ole London Town and all over the world. All of our Storm in a Teacup energies have been focused on the release of the “Lets Start a Pussy Riot”  which was released via Rough Trade records on the 24th of June. 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 our 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!  >If you’re based in London, come to Tesco’s AGM on Friday 28th June and ask shareholders to 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

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 & DONATEhttp://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 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

Underwire Festival 2013 Submissions || Female film talent wanted! UnderWire Festival is looking for short film submissions. Directors, Producers, Writers, Editors, Cinematographers, Composers and Film Journalists can all be part of the competition to win plenty of awards. Submit here                      DEADLINE: Wednesday 31st of July                                                                                MORE INFO: http://www.underwirefestival.com/

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

COMING UP IN JULY

7 July || Stand up for Women @ Garrick Theatre, Leicester Square. Fantastic comedy evening to support women’s charities at West End Theatre. With Andi Osho, Lucy Porter, Josie Long and other award-winning TV Comedians. Supporting Women’s Aid, No More Page 3, Rape Crisis. (Tickets £25/£35) MORE INFOwww.standupforwomen.org.uk                FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/674101259272349/

8 July || As You Are Magazine hosts; Throwing Up Album Launch Party @ Bardens Gallery Space, 6.00pm -9.00pm. Free    FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/440666622697438/

11 July || Wadjda special film screening @ Soho Hotel, 4 Richmond Mews. New feature film due for general release on the 19th of July, written and directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour – the first female filmmaker from Saudi Arabia and also the first feature film to be shot entirely in Saudi Arabia. 7pm, FREE. Please RSVP nichola.jewitt@freud.com MORE INFO: https://joinourteaparty.org/2013/07/06/wadjda-special-screening/

13 July || Debbie Party @ Resistance Gallery. Female-Fronted Rock Pop Indie Electro Dance-Party for Everyone. £3.00, 10PM- 3AM                 FACEBOOK EVENThttps://www.facebook.com/events/357735987683220/

17 July || Bloody Ice Cream @ The Grosvenor, SW9. Live bands; Tunabunny (USA), Ethical Debating Society & My Therapist Says Hot Damn. 8pm, £5.00 on door. FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/520851681295568/

18 July || T-Club is RAVE @ Dalston Superstore. DJs, photography, art and screenings.                                                                                                                    FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/491212720955456/

20 July || Dick & Fanny Summer Party @ Dance Tunnel, E8 2PB VIRGINIA (BERGHAIN / BERLIN), KIM ANH (CLUB BOOBYTRAP / LA) and SANJAY (DROP THE NEEDLE / LONDON) FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/292530977560200/

22 July || She Growwls @ Ram Jam Club, Kingston on Thames. All female lineup of spokenword & comedy. In association with IYF and The Feminist Library. 6.00pm £5.00                                                                                                     FACEBOOK EVENT https://www.facebook.com/events/535620389814054/

25 July || Guided Missile Presents; Bis, Ace City Races, Ethical Debating Society @ The Lexington. Blimey! It’s BIS.. playing a rare, one-off gig for Guided Missile here in London. Support comes from Glasgow’s Ace City Racers and London’s The Ethical Debating Society.19.30pm. £11.00 FACEBOOK EVENT https://www.facebook.com/events/534136446624696/                                TICKETS http://www.wegottickets.com/event/220343

27 July || Trans Pride Brighton @ Various Venues.

Trans* March 11.30-12.30

Trans* Pride 12.00 -18.00

Trans* Frau 20.00 til late

FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/121750861347304/                                 WEBSITE: http://transpridebrighton.tumblr.com/

COMING UP IN AUGUST

2-4 August || Brighton Pride, Parade and various events and club nights. Parade starts. 11am prompt from Madeira Drive on 3 Aug. Gay girls weekender event listings. FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/events/521211627914880/                                           MORE INFO: http://brighton-pride.org/

2 August || Fanny Pack @ The Waiting Room. 90’s disco for Rebel Grrrls and Nancy Boys. 10pm-3am. £3 entry before 11:30pm, £5 after                               FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/558863747498864/

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

29 August || Breakfast with Apollo # 6 The Butterflies Audiovisual EP Launch @ Rattlesnake of Angel,  N1 0NY. Gloom-pop solo artist She Makes War presents the glittering launch party for the “Butterflies” Audiovisual EP, with a headline set plus the premiere screenings of all six videos from the release! 7pm  BUY TICKETS: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/224434               FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/540940459302726/

She Grrrowls @ The Ram Jam Club

She Grrrowls

She Grrrowls @ The Ram Jam Club

An evening showcasing female talent, with a variety of spoken word delights. 22nd July, 6pm Buy tickets

FACEBOOK EVENT:https://www.facebook.com/events/535620389814054/ In association with IYAF: http://www.iyafestival.org.uk/                                          and The Feminist Library: http://feministlibrary.co.uk/

Featuring:

TABBY FARRAR www.tabbysotherblog.tumblr.com                                      Feminism through the memories and lessons learnt of a converted glamour model, Norwich girl Tabby’s performances look at what everyone else thinks it means to be a woman today, as well as at the strange dilemmas of the modern world as a whole.

NIKKI MARRONE www.mayyourpengracethepage.blogspot.co.uk            Nikki Marrone is a published writer, performer and workshop leader from Cambridge who in 2012 took her poetry from page to stage and has been performing spoken word across the UK ever since.

A.L.MICHAELwww.almichael.com                                                                                  A.L. Michael is a novelist and creative writing workshop leader. She has a BA in English Literature with Creative Writing, an MA in Creative Entrepreneurship and is about to start an MsC in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes. She likes green tea, tacky jumpers and anything with a fox on it. Her debut novel ‘Wine Dark, Sea Blue’ was published in May by Stairwell Books.

BISHA ALIwww.bishakali.com                                                                                          Bisha Ali will be making us laugh with some comedic refreshment. Her act is fresh from the Royal Court Young Writers programme.

ROBYN-ASTRID www.robynastrid.co.uk                                                                   Providing a mixture of poetry and music, Robyn Astrid will move us with her dark words and dulcet tones. Hailing from Kingston, this local delight will end the evening.

www.shegrrrowls.tumblr.com

@shegrrrowls

ELF Presents; Are Men Doing It? @ Bethnal Green Working Mens Club

aremendoingit

The East London Fawcett Group invites you at 7pm on Wednesday 26th June 2013 to the Bethnal Green Workings Men’s Club for an evening of comedy and thought-provoking debate about men and feminism:  “Are Men Doing It? The Tales, Taboos and Terrors of Feminism”.

The panelists

The event will begin with a series of individual performances by celebrated comics including:

James Mullinger – comedian, journalist and Bad Boy of Feminism

Suzy Bennett – winner of the prestigious Funny Women Awards

John Robins – as seen on ‘Russell Howard’s Good News’, ‘Celebrity Deal or No Deal’ & BBC6 Music

The discussion

The panel will be followed by a discussion chaired by James Mullinger with participants including:

Martin Robbins – Science writer for The Guardian

Laurie Penny – Journalist and author for New Statesman, The Guardian

John Robins – as above

Neil Boorman – Writer, journalist and music promoter

The discussion will be followed by an after-party with a licensed bar until midnight with DJs Shiva and Olivia.

BUY TICKETS:http://www.tickettailor.com/checkout/view-event/id/9195/chk/178b

MORE INFORMATION:http://eastlondonfawcett.org.uk/are-men-doing-it.html

Rough Trade | Lets Start a Pussy Riot | Book Launch

BOOKLARGE

Storm in a Teacup are very excited to announce that “Lets Start a Pussy Riot” book will be launched at Yoko Ono’s Meltdown festival. The book has been created in collaboration with Pussy Riot, Emely Neu, Storm in a Teacup, Girls Get Busy and Not So Popular and will be available to buy from the 14th of June at the Southbank bookshop during  Meltdown festival, it will also be available on the 15th of June at the Book Launch, part of the Activism weekend. The book is available now for Pre-order and will be available at Rough Trade shops on 24th of June. All profits go directly to Pussy Riot and their families.

PRE-ORDER NOW £20.00 @ ROUGH TRADE

EXCLUSIVE GUARDIAN PICTURE GALLERY : http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/gallery/2013/may/25/lets-start-a-pussy-riot?

LETS START A PUSSY RIOT

Loud, controversial, fearless — Pussy Riot undoubtedly ushered in a new era of feminism and political freedom with their protest acts.

The dialogue so explosively ignited by Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alyokhina and Yekaterina Samutsevich continues in the book Let’s Start A Pussy Riot. Exclusively created in collaboration with the band, this publication brings together artists, writers and poets to explore feminism, LGBT rights, the power of collaboration, the role art plays in activism, women’s rights, and freedom of speech through the personal voices of Judy Chicago, Yoko Ono, Antony Hegarty, Kim Gordon, and many more.

CONTRIBUTORS

Antony Hegarty / Alice Bag / Anne Pundyk / Arvida Bystroem / Baby Dee / Battlekat / Bianca Casady / Billy Childish / Bobby Conn /Bo Ningen / Bruce LaBruce / Carolee Schneemann / Caroline Coon / Charlotte Richardson Andrews / Carolee Schneemann / Cornershop / CSS / Elias Koskimies /

Ellen Angus / Emil Schult / Fox / Franko B / Gaggle / Gera / Hannah Lew / Helen McCookery Book / Homoground / H PL ewis / Inga Muscio / Jeffrey Lewis / Jenny Holzer / Jon Gnarr / Judy Chicago / Kara Walker / Kembra Pfahler / Kerry McCarthy / Kids On Tv / Kim Gordon / The Knife / Koivo /

Laurie Penny / Lee Ranaldo / Lizzi Bougatsos / Lucky Dragons / Lucy O’Brien / Marissa Paternoster / Mary Beth Edelson / Meadham Kirchhoff / Molly Crabapple / Nastasia Alberti / No Bra / Nomi Ruiz / Olivier de Sagazan / Peaches / Peggy Seeger / Robyn / Rozhgar Mahmood Mustafa / Roz Kaveney / Sarah Lucas / Seth Bogart / Spartacus Chetwynd / Stephen Ira / Sunaura Taylor / Tamsyn Challenger / Tocotronic / Vaginal Davis / Victoria Lomasko / Vivian Goldman / Yoko Ono

Rough Trade
PRE-ORDER NOW £20.00 @ ROUGH TRADE

AVAILABLE FROM ROUGH TRADE 24th of June 2013 //www.roughtrade.com/

BOOK LAUNCH @ YOKO ONO’S MELTDOWN FESTIVAL || 15th of June  Lets Start a Pussy Riot book launch is part of Yoko Ono’s Meltdown festival activism weekend.

MELTDOWN: http://ticketing.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/activism-weekend-77002

STORM IN A TEACUPhttp://joinourteaparty.org

ROUGH TRADE: http://www.roughtrade.com/

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/

SIATC *UPDATE* MAY 2012

SIATC *UPDATE* MAY 2012

Dear Teacups,

First of all a HUGE thank you to everyone who came down to show their support at the Free Pussy Riot Fundraiser @ The Shacklewell Arms on the 23rd of April! We raised £370.00 for the Pussy Riot grrls. If you didn’t make it to our event and would like to donate to the cause please visit the Free Pussy Riot website. Storm in a Teacup, Girls Get Busy and Not So Popular are working on a collaborative zine to continue to raise funds and awareness of the Free Pussy Riot campaign. Keep your eyes peeled for more news about this soon.

Not So Popular interviewed Viv Albertine (The Slits), watch the interview here where Viv talks about Pussy Riot and Feminism.

Another great video from the event; Viv Albertine performing “Don’t Believe in Love”

 

We were really upset to hear that the UK’s finest Women’s archive The Women’s Library is under threat.  The library, home to the largest collection of women’s writing in Europe, will see its opening hours slashed if it can’t secure extra funds by the end of the year. This could mean if they can’t rehome, find a sponsor or secure a huge amount of funding they may only be able to open one day per week from December 2012. Help save The Women’s library by spreading the word and SIGN THIS PETITION NOW!

One of our alltime favourite magaZINEs Magpie Mag Issue 5 has just become available, and it includes an interview with me, where I talk about Storm in a Teacup, folk and feminism – it’s a beautiful publication that also includes a compilation CD, to get your hands on a copy visit the Magpie Magazine website. A little quote from the interview; “People are walking up to the fact that they shouldn’t wait around for things to change or for people in power to change them, we need to stand up, speak out and make positive change happen ourselves”.

The Great East London Art Audit continues this month on Saturday 12th of May at the TATE modern! 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 ateastlondonfawcett@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 awaiting trial for a performance in an Orthodox Church. Find out how to support;
FOR LATEST NEWS & DONATE: http://freepussyriot.org/
BBC NEWS: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17366601

East London Fawcett Group (ELF) launched in June 2011 and are currently looking for volunteers for “Great East London Art Audit” research. For more info info 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/

ART | MUSIC | PERFORMANCE

The Girls Are… Are- Our favourite music review website -are RECRUITING; Project Manager, Camera Ops and Albums Editor (All voluntary positions)
CLOSING DATE: 8th May
MORE INFO: http://www.thegirlsare.com/2012/04/24/read-all-about-it-the-girls-are/

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 MAY 2012

3-5 May || Her Noise Archive Symposium @ Tate Modern A three day event investigating feminist discourses in sound, launching with a performance and talk by Pauline Oliveros.The event marks the donation of the Her Noise Archive to University of the Arts London Archives and Special Collections housed at London College of Communication, and is realised as a collaboration between CRiSAP (Creative Research in Sound Arts Practice), Electra and Tate.
INFO:http://www.furtherfield.org/netbehaviour/soundgenderfeminismactivism-call-contributions

5 May || NMR#15 The Sticks, Covergirl, Trash Kit @ Power Lunches, Dalston. 7pm onwards
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/272185176175273/

12 May|| East London Fawcett Gallery Tour #2 @ TATE modern gallery. From 2pm onwards. Get involved with the East London Art Audit!
MORE INFO: eastlondonfawcett@gmail.com

12 May || Where are the Women? @ Brunei Gallery SOAS “Where Are The Women?” will bring together many voices to discuss current issues that affect both students in the UK and women internationally. From the cuts to Higher Education in the UK, to international issues. Talks, debates and workshops.
MORE INFO: http://ukfeminista.org.uk/events/event/where-are-the-women-2/

12 May || Club Motherfucker @ The Shaklewell Arms. Featuring Hunx and his Punx plus Guests. £7.00. 5.30pm- 10.00pm.
FACEBOOK EVENT:http://www.facebook.com/events/281835438578188/

12th May || *Club Leslie* Launch @ Dalston Superstore. Guests include: Trust. £5.00. 9pm-3pm FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/114345138700776/

12th May || BAD REPUTATION  @ Resistance Gallery. Monthly disco for queers, riot grrrls, punx, and geeks. We play bedroom dancing songs for the socially awkward and the socially awesome. We play indie punk pop riot grrrl emo hip hop dance party hits. 9pm-2am £3 entry FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/234986459949266/

15th May || Female Band, Goodbye Leopold, US Girls @ Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club. 8pm. £6.00. Presented by Upset the Rhythm
FACEBOOK EVENT:http://www.facebook.com/events/142072192583989/

17th May || Women Know Your Place @ Bush Theatre, W12 8LJ. WOMAN! know your place will be part of an exhibition about Women & Politics
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/402597263104136/

18th May || Unskinny Bop @ Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club Animal, mineral, spiritual, physical. £5 on the door (£3 with flyer / concession)
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/403237719697122/

23 May || ELF:Talks POVERTY – with Rachel Reeves MP, Liz Truss MP, Guardian journalist Zoe Williams and Katharine Sacks Jones of Crisis. 7 pm : Aubin Gallery, 64-66 Redchurch Street, Shoreditch E2 7DP
MORE INFO: http://www.facebook.com/groups/eastlondonfawcett/

25 May || The Map for Women: Politics & Media @ The Royal Academy of Arts part of the Jubilee Salons. 6.00pm. Producer Abi Morgan (The Iron Lady) and Diane Abbott MP debate the depiction of women in power in film, television, and the media.
MORE INFO: http://www.royalacademy.org.uk/events/talks/the-map-for-women-politics-and-media,2044,EV.html

26 May || All Work and Low Pay Exhibition @ The Women’s Library. FREE talk/tour. 12.00p-15.00pm.
FACEBOOK EVENT:  http://www.facebook.com/events/349505015097888/

27 May || CLIT ROCK Episode 2 @ The Lexington An event to raise awareness and funds for Daughters Of Eve an organisation committed to preventing and ultimately eradicating Female Genital Mutilation (FGM): Bands: Throwing Up, Dana Jade, DJs, Visuals plus more!  FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/307711645966488/

COMING UP IN JUNE 2012

1 June || Fanny Pack @ The Waiting Room. Time Out recommended, 90s goodness! 10.00pm-4.00am. £3 before 11, £4 after 11
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/164562343672581/

14th of June || Cycling for Women’s Suffrage @ The Women’s Library Dr. Sheila Hanlon discusses her research for the display and highlights some major issues in the gender politics of cycling past and present. Illustrated with materials from The Women’s Library collection. 7pm £8.00 or £6.00 concessions.
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/224245634346864/

Over and Out,

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

SIATC *UPDATE* APRIL 2012

SIATC *UPDATE* APRIL 2012

Dear Teacups,

This month Storm in a Teacup are involved in helping raise awareness of the Russian Feminist Punk group: Pussy Riot. Three members of Pussy Riot are in jail awaiting trial with the possibility of 7 years in prison for performing their punk protest songs in an Orthodox Church. Feminist and Riot girl groups across the world are organising protests and fundraisers in support of Pussy Riot. Only last month St Petersburg passed new legislation to ban “homosexual propaganda” in a massive u-turn for gay rights in Russia. Would we be silenced if we happened to have been born Russian? Stand up in solidarity for Pussy Riot.  Grab a balaclava, your electric guitar and meet us outside the Russian Embassy on 23rd of April!

Storm in a Teacup, Girls Get Busy and Not So Popular have joined together to organise a Free Pussy Riot fundraiser on Sunday 22nd of April at The Shaklewell Arms, Dalston. An all-dayer of bands, workshops, speakers, djs, zines and loads of lovely things. Keep your eyes out for the full line up to be announced soon!

The next wave of The Great East London Art Audit is about to begin! 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 awaiting trial for a performance in an Orthodox Church. Find out how to support;
FOR LATEST NEWS:
http://freepussyriot.org/
BBC NEWS:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17366601
LONDON PROTEST:
http://www.facebook.com/events/337054436346614/
LONDON FUNDRAISER:
http://www.facebook.com/events/147284122067968/

East London Fawcett Group (ELF) launched in June 2011 and are currently looking for volunteers for “Great East London Art Audit” research. For more info info 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/

ART | MUSIC | PERFORMANCE

Homotopia Arts Friday 4th May 2012 is the deadline for this years call for artists, producers, theatre-makers, promoters for the annual Homotopia Arts festival in Liverpool in November.
MORE INFO:
http://www.homotopia.net/?p=1819

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 APRIL 2012

April 11 || Progress! A all-female comedy lineup @ Vauxhall Tavern. From 7.00pm
FACEBOOK EVENT:
http://www.facebook.com/events/242730945816755/

April 12 – 15 || Fringe! Gay Film Fest @ Various venues across East London.
FACEBOOK PAGE:
http://www.facebook.com/fringefest
WEBSITE:
http://fringefilmfest.com/

April 13 || Fanny Pack | Adventures in Neon
@ The Waiting Room, Stoke Newington. From 10.00pm – 4.00am. DJs B-LOW and G-CHILD (the girls are, Girl Germs, spit., She Runs With Wolves, Ladyfest Ten, Now That’s What I Call A Clubnight)
FACEBOOK EVENT:
http://www.facebook.com/events/277884668956605/

April 13 – 21 || Facing You Exhibition part of Fringe! Film Fest. Facing You brings together five London-based photographers whose work exploresthe notion of queer alongside gender in terms of identity and lifestyle
Opening Times:
7am – 6pm
Private View:
12th April 7pm
Panel Discussion:
15th April 5.30 – 7pm
FACEBOOK EVENT:
http://www.facebook.com/events/271890402889780/

April 14 || The Most Cake & London Roller Girls present;  Girl Gang Trilogy – Fringe! Film Fest @ Hackney Picturehouse Put your warpaint on and join us for a screening of Katrina Del Mar’s explosive Gang Girls Trilogy, preceded by an exclusive Q&A with the London Rollergirls and screenings of heavy metal fuelled bout footage alongside the 27,000+ hit YouTube sensation, ‘Shit London Rollergirls Say’. 10.30pm -1.00am
FACEBOOK EVENT:
http://www.facebook.com/events/296894580380782/

April 14  || Bad Reputation @ Resistance Gallery. Monthly disco for queers, riot grrrls, punx, and geeks. We play bedroom dancing songs for the socially awkward and the socially awesome. We play indie punk pop riot grrrl emo hip hop dance party hits. 9pm-2am £3 entry
FACEBOOK EVENT:
http://www.facebook.com/events/330848060298225/

April 14 || Dick & Fanny Official Fringe! Festival Party @ CAMP Basement. DJs: LAUREN FLAX (CREEP, NYC), JOSH SPARBER (NYC), BRIGHT LIGHT BRIGHT LIGHT (DJ SET) and SUDHA (FAITHLESS). As usual they’ll be supplying you with a tasty mix of classic house and techno, hi-NRG, disco and a healthy helping of 90s dance hits. With live visuals supplied on the night by Luke Warda. £7, £6 b4 10pm, £5 for ticketholders of late night Saturday night Fringe! screenings at Rio Dalston and Hackney Picturehouse
FACEBOOK EVENT:
http://www.facebook.com/events/280734188670069/

April 21 || East London Fawcett Gallery Tour #1 Facing You Exhibition
@ Long White Cloud Cafe, E2 8JL. From 2pm onwards
MORE INFO:
eastlondonfawcett@gmail.com

April 22 || PUSSY RIOT FUNDRAISER | Girls Get Busy, Not So Popular & Storm in a Teacup present an ALL-DAYER @ The Shacklewell Arms. With bands, DJs, Zines, Workshops. Lineup TBA. £5.00 2.00pm- 12.00pm
FACEBOOK EVENT:
http://www.facebook.com/events/147284122067968/

April 23 || FREE PUSSY RIOT PROTEST @ The Russian Embassy, London. Pull on your neon balaclava, pick up an electric guitar, get yourself down to the RUSSIAN EMBASSY to protest with these women. Meet at 6pm. Pussy Riot at 6.30pm. On the evening before their trial we will make sure that PUTIN knows women around the world are watching him. In solidarity with PUSSY RIOT. FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/337054436346614/

April 28 || STAV’Bs East London Fawcett Fundraiser From 6.30pm til late @ Fabrica, E8 4AH. Stav B’s liquor bar is delighted to announce the second installment ELF fundraiser aiming to increase awareness within gender equality and raising money for women’s charities. Donation starting from £3. tailor made cocktails, music, performances and other treats, screenings, hair salon/ cuts and styles
FACEBOOK EVENT:
http://www.facebook.com/events/347987135242162/

April 28 || Too Cute to Puke – Female Fronted Bands – Launch Night! @ The Baby Bathouse, Stoke Newington. Chasing Girls and Too Tough! So Cute DJs. 9.00pm- 3.00am £3.00
FACEBOOK EVENT:
http://www.facebook.com/events/389741891045449/

April 29 || The Voice of Protest – Spokenword benefit for Slutwalk London @ The Shacklewell Arms. Over 15 spoken-word artists. £5.00 from 7.00pm
FACEBOOK EVENT:
http://www.facebook.com/events/310074289057862/

COMING UP IN MAY 2012

3-5 May || Her Noise Archive Symposium @ Tate Modern A three day event investigating feminist discourses in sound, launching with a performance and talk by Pauline Oliveros.The event marks the donation of the Her Noise Archive to University of the Arts London Archives and Special Collections housed at London College of Communication, and is realised as a collaboration between CRiSAP (Creative Research in Sound Arts Practice), Electra and Tate. INFO:http://www.furtherfield.org/netbehaviour/soundgenderfeminismactivism-call-contributions

5 May || NMR#15 The Sticks, Covergirl, Chasing Girls @ Power Lunches, Dalston. 7pm onwards
FACEBOOK EVENT:
http://www.facebook.com/events/272185176175273/

Over and Out,

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

Women of the World Festival 2012 @ Southbank Centre

WOW – Women of the World Festival 2012 is a celebration of the formidable strength and inventiveness of women, running 7-11 March. This annual festival presents and recognises women from all walks of life, acting as a conversation space for issues of all kinds. WOW includes lively talks and debates about politics, the arts, economics, fashion, science, health, sport and big ideas. Take part in mentoring and workshops and hear from celebrities, politicians, artists and activists on the topics that matter to women worldwide.

Evening highlights (ticketed separately) include comedy from Sandi Toksvig; music from Equals Live 2012 hosted by Annie Lennox, Sinead O’Connor and Emmy the Great; and film with Birds Eye View Sound and Silents.

Storm in a Teacup, East London Fawcett Group and VV collective will all have an info table at the WOW marketplace on Saturday 10th of March, the Marketplace is free, so drop in and see how you can get involved in our 2012 activities and events.

Join WOW at Southbank Centre on Facebook.We’re also talking on Twitter #WOW2012 

For full programme and ticketing information: southbankcentre.co.uk/wow

*Storm in a Teacup collective is an official digital advocate for WOW 2012*

The Vagina Monologues | a FiG, DoE & Clit Rock Fundraiser

The Vagina Monologues: a FiG, DoE & Clit Rock Fundraiser

Monday 27th of February, 7pm -11.30pm

Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club
42-46 Pollard Row / Bethnal Green, E2 6NB London, United Kingdom

Feminism In General,  Daughters of Eve, and Clit Rock join forces to present an evening of entertainment and awareness-raising for both the practice and the prevention of FGM (female genital mutilation). There will be a merch stall, performance of the play, a few surprises, a short talk, an amazing raffle, plus excellent Bad Reputation DJs afterward for the purposes of mingling, drinking, dancing, and hopefully chatting about the evening!

The night will be educational as well as entertaining and good for a dance and bit of discussion afterward, with a unique array of professional writers, spoken word poets, actresses, comedians, feminists, students, and activists performing! All funds from the evening will go towards V Day and Daughters of Eve, who you can read more about here!

BUY: Tickets 

FACEBOOK : http://www.facebook.com/events/273433762723248/

Some performers & organisations involved on the night are…Eden Vik, Libby Edwards, Mel Jones, Gina Byrne, Fran Lock, Hannah Philp (East London Fawcett Group), Lucinda Burn, Jennie Jacobs, Aoife Hughes, Cath Brogan, Sara Swerdlyk, Tisha Brown, Lizzie Roper, Ebele Ajogbe, Imogen White, Hannah Dunton & Susan Cooper performing, with Kate Stone directing. Daughters of Eve to give a talk & Bad Reputation to DJ after!

The second official Clit Rock fundraiser is on May 27th, so stay tuned for more on this via the page! http://www.facebook.com/pages/CLIT-ROCK/220135141374485

Bad Reputation || https://www.facebook.com/badrepdanceparty

Feminism in General (FIG) http://www.facebook.com/groups/109702489119450/

Daughters of Eve ||  http://www.dofeve.org/

Clit Rock || http://www.facebook.com/pages/CLIT-ROCK/220135141374485