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SIATC presents; Her-story, Your-story, Our-story ; True stories on the Heath

Storm in a Teacup presents;

Her-story, Your-story, Our-story ; True stories on the Heath

Saturday 27th of August
7.30pm – 9.30pm, Kenwood Ladies Pond, Hampstead Heath
Meet outside the Ladies Pond West Gate between 7.00pm-7.30pm or outside Tufnell Park station at 6.30pm

FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=220528031320052

Hosted by storyteller Vanessa Woolf of London Dreamtime
Join us for story and song sharing, swimming, and picnic by the ladies pond in the magical surroundings of Hampstead Heath.

Five women, five true stories. Join us at this very special true-life outdoor storytelling event. Plus- floor spots- Bring something with a story attached. It might be a photograph, or a baby tooth… it might be the first song you learned, the ticket that changed your life, or the poem that made you want to write.

Admission is FREE but spaces are limited so please email: storminateacup2009@googlemail.com

What to bring:

>Small item that is meaningful to you

>Food and drink (No Bar! Bring your own.)

>Candles in a Jar or a Torch

>A WARM COAT

(A marquee will be provided in case of rain but you could bring an umbrella)

More info about about Kenwood Ladies’ Pond:
Kenwood Ladies’ Pond is a stretch of water and secluded meadow area off Millfield Lane, on the East side of Hampstead Heath. On the map it’s the northernmost triangle-shaped pond in the row of six. Note there are no public toilets nearby apart from those in the pond.

|| MEETING POINT ** 7.00pm SHARP Outside Hampstead Heath (EAST LONDON LINE)**Please note that we will be waiting outside Hampstead Heath overground station to escort people to our space at the Heath- we will be moving on 7.20pm SHARP so if you miss us, make your way to the pond and you should be able to spot our gathering!Travel information
Buses: 24, 46 , 168 , C11
Trains: Hampstead Heath (overground) EAST LONDON LINE


Call for submissions!

Seeking submissions: Calling all storytellers, poets, writers, musicians AND artists!
How did you get this far? Do you have a true story to tell? Did something change your life or give you a new perspective on the world? On 27th August we will be holding a true life outdoor storytelling event in the magical surroundings of Hampstead Heath. Stories should be TRUE, strictly under 7 minutes long, and can be told with or without notes. To get involved contact: storminateacup2009@googlemail.com

If you are new to storytelling, you may find the following format helpful.
This is how the story started:
Then this happened:
It ended like this:
This is what I learned:
Notes on true storytelling:
• stick to what actually happened
• start in the middle of the action
• rehearse your opening and closing lines
• notice what might be inessential to the plot and is best left out
• identify the drama – what did you need to overcome? What did you learn?
LONDON DREAMTIME

SIATC @ Womens Library | ZINE FEST 2011

ZINE FEST 2011 @ The Womens Library

**Storm in a Teacup will be at the annual Womens Library Zine fest on Saturday the 25th of June. As well as the Storm in a Teacup zine (Issue 2) we are very excited to announce that we will be stocking the Women of the World festival collaborative zine, created from participants of the Women of the World zine workshop lead by Soupa Creative Network at the Southbank in March this year. With the help of inspiring zinesters like Magpie Magazine and Shebang Zine and all of the participants we have put together an inspiring zine and this will be your chance to get your hands on very limited copies. We will also be stocking a variety of feminist zines so If you have a zine that you would like us to stock at the Womens Library Zine fest please email: storminateacup2009@googlemail.com ***

(Blurb by Red Chidgey, organiser of Zine Fest! 2011)…

Zines are hand-made magazines made for love not money. Requiring few resources to self-publish – just a pen, a piece of paper, access to a photocopier – zines are made on the fringes of journalism, art systems, activist scenes, and bedroom cultures. Basically, they rock.

We’re super happy to confirm the 4th Zine Fest! to be happening at The Women’s Library, London.
The Women’s Library has a growing zine collection, covering the 1970s to now, which was first donated by the Ladyfest London 2001 collective.

The Zine Fest! event in June aims to showcase feminist, queer and women’s media projects, hold workshops and discussion spaces, bring together loads of zine makers and stalls, and make connections between different generations of feminist publishing.

The event is free and open to everyone. We hope to see you there!

ZINE FEST 2011

Saturday 25th June 2011, 12pm-4pm, Free

The Women’s Library, 25 Old Castle Street, London

Workshops & Discussions

12-1.30pm. Comic-Making (Seminar room, ground floor): Hear some tips and tricks about how to make comic strips from Jay Bernard (http://brrnrrd.wordpress.com/) and Rachael House (http://www.spacestationsixtyfive.com/) before we all get down and busy and make a page for a collective comic zine. (Dont worry if you cant draw. It don’t matter! There will also be plenty of magazines and stuff to use if you wanna try a collage/drawing mash up page).

1-2pm. Survivor Zines (Friends Room, ground floor): A discussion session on zines as a tool of self-expression, community support and active resistance for survivors of sexual violence. A look at how we can form more supportive communities and responses for survivors. Sarah Tea-Rex (http://sarahtearex.wordpress.com/) has written and compiled zines on surviving childhood sexual abuse, mental health, queer and trans youth resistance, reproductive autonomy, and unemployment. This discussion is open to people of all genders, to survivors and to their allies. A trained support person will also be present during the workshop.

1-2.30pm. Stenciling (Activities Room, ground floor): Marti and Alice will show you how to make stencils to use in zines and street art.

2.30-4pm. Feminist Media & Memory Panel (seminar room, ground floor): A look at feminist self-publishing over the past few decades and a chance to learn more about grassroots feminist media history. Speakers include Humaira Saeed from Race Revolt (a contemporary zine on race politics by feminists and queers), Ilona and Rebecca Oliver from Shocking Pink (magazine made by young women in the 80s and 90s), and Sue O’Sullivan from Sheba Press (feminist publishing collective in the 80s who prioritized writing by women of colour and lesbians). Presentations followed by a Q&A session. Chaired by Sita Balani.
Race Revolt: http://www.racerevolt.org.uk/
Shocking Pink: http://www.grassrootsfeminism.net/cms/node/165
Sheba: http://www.grassrootsfeminism.net/cms/node/593

Tours

Zine Tours (1.30-2pm and 2-2.30pm. Meet in the Foyer): Catherine and Indy from TWL will do some tours of the library and show you more of the gems and history of the Zine Collection there.

Art Exhibitions (Cafe space, first floor)

Shape & Situate Exhibition: To celebrate the launch of the second issue of Shape & Situate, Melanie Maddison will be exhibiting a collection of DIY feminist history posters of inspirational women from this awesome zine.
(http://remember-who-u-are.blogspot.com/2011/06/shape-situate-posters-of-inspirational.html)

More Crackers Please: A beautiful collage and visual archive of feminist/queer/DIY cultural activism in the UK over the past ten years. Made by Bill Savage as part of a backdrop for a Le Tigre karaoke booth, a super cute video of which you can check out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0yumFIbq7U&feature=player_embedded

Feminist Disco Project:With a nod to Judy Chicago’s Dinner Party, Rachael House is inviting people to come and draw a feminist on a paper plate. Past plates will also be on display.

Cross-Stitch Drop-In: Whether you’re a complete beginner or an old hand, kid or adult, come join Lisa Sleeps in some cross-stitching action. Have a bash at stitching animal masks from the Sleeps in Oysters pattern book, or have a go at designing your own. (http://www.sleepsinoysters.co.uk/)

Interactive Monster Cafe: Squid + International Nobody are serving up deli-style mask-making in the Exhibition hall. Choose a theme or make up your own and select from an assortment of ingredients (cut-outs, markers, glue, wool, glitter.. ) + see what happens! Also, monster-drawing, third-eyes, irresistible cookies and check out their feminist & monster zines. (http://interactivemonsterunit.blogspot.com/)

Stalls
(Mezzanine Space, first floor)

~ Marching Stars (http://www.marchingstars.co.uk/)
~ Princesa Pirata (http://princesapiratadistro.wordpress.com/)
~ Other Asias (http://otherasias.webnode.com/)
~ Walrus Zines (http://www.walruszines.blogspot.com/)
~ Fat Quarter (http://www.fat-quarter.co.uk/)
~ Richochet! Richochet!
~ Cherry Bomb Comics (http://www.cherrybombcomics.co.nz/)
~ Pamflet (http://pamflet.co.uk/)
~ Storm in a Tea Cup (https://joinourteaparty.wordpress.com/)
~ will xyz (http://wemakezines.ning.com/profile/Will)
~ Vampire Sushi (http://vampiresushi.co.uk/)
~ Volume Magazine (http://www.volume-magazine.com/)
~ Scale Trees (http://scaletreesdistro.subrella.net/)
~ Jen Claptrap & hoojemaflap (http://northern-indymedia.org/zines/441 & http://hoojemaflap.blogspot.com/)
~ Sarah Tea-Rex (http://sarahtearex.wordpress.com/)
~ Emma Jane Falconer (http://emmajanefalconer.moonfruit.com/)
~ Shebang Magazine (http://www.shebang-mag.co.uk/)
~ Editions of You (http://editionsofyou.com/about)
~ Alpha Betty (http://alphabettysoup.wordpress.com/)
~ Chloe Cook (http://starttoday.tumblr.com/)
~ Nest Gallery (http://nestgallery.blogspot.com/)
~ Girls Get Busy (http://girlsgetbusyzine.tumblr.com/)
~ Girls Who Draw (http://newmagicbook.blogspot.com/)

(+ more TBC)

Contact: Red Chidgey, chidgeyr@lsbu.ac.uk (http://feministmemory.wordpress.com/)

Documentation of past ZineFests!: http://www.myspace.com/zinefest/blog#!/zinefest/photos

Getting to the Women’s Library: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/thewomenslibrary/about/location.cfm

Accessibility info: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/thewomenslibrary/about/access.cfm

SIATC @ Books & Blues | Presented by For Books’ Sake

FOR BOOKS’ SAKE Presents; BOOKS & BLUES

FACEBOOK EVENT:  http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=229477747079294&notif_t=event_update

Come one, come all, for an afternoon and evening of live blues music, spoken word and storytelling in the gorgeous beer garden at the Fox – a beautiful boozer with notoriously cheap bar prices.

Featuring live music from…
John Fairhurst: A jaw-droppingly brilliant blues legend, a fingersmith guitar genius, and a songwriter clever enough to enlighten the genre with his own unique baroque style.

Siobhan Parr: Mates with Glen Tillbrook, supported Evan Dando and Jimmy Cliff, South London blues country and folk legend by the age of 20. Siobhan is a songsmith with a haunting voice and a gentle charm who seems to have been there and done it all already.

Verity Flecknell (Storm in a Teacup): “Effortlessly enveloping classic Americana, guttural blues and sweet folk sounds, Verity is a rare breed of performer. Simultaneously theatrical yet utterly without pretence”

And storytelling from Vanessa Woolf from London Dreamtime, and award-winning short-story writer Kerry Ryan. Plus zines for sale from Fat Quarter and Alpha Betty.

Entry is £3, and the first twenty-five will get a free copy of Margaret Atwood’s Booker Prize winning novel The Blind Assassin.

Our Books & Blues event at Chorlton Arts Festival last month was a standing-room-only smash, so get there early to bag the best places…

The Fox is located at 316 Lewisham High Street, SE13 6JZ. A mere five minutes walk from Ladywell BR, or five minutes on the bus from Lewisham BR/DLR.

Thanks to the wonderfully talented designer Elodie Flamant for allowing use of the recycled guitar case image.

SIATC *UPDATE* APRIL 2011

Photo by Ellie Green VV Collective / Storm in a Teacup @ WOW festival, Southbank Centre.

SIATC *UPDATE* April 2011

Dear Teacups,

Spring has sprung and the teacups have started rustling up some exciting plans for our summer programme. Keep your eyes peeled as once we have announced some of our projects we will be opening up our meetings for all, so if you fancy helping out on an artistic or organisational level there will be plenty of opportunities coming up. Please email storminateacup2009@googlemail.com if you want to get involved.

Thanks to all you lovely people who came to our Zine workshops we organised for Women of the World Festival at The Southbank centre. It was an epic weekend, with lots of our favourite zinesters leading fantastic workshops. Special thanks goes out to Soupa Creative Network, Shebang Zine, Magpies Magazine, Nest Gallary, VV Collective and the fabulous music programmed by Emmy the Great, Kate Nash and Verity from Storm in a Teacup. Huge thanks to all the artists, musicians, zinesters and participants that got involved.  We will be showcasing and unleashing the WOW festival commemorative zine onto the world very soon. So if you want to see the fabulous work everyone contributed over the weekend look out for our May update. In the mean-time you can check out some pictures of the event taken by Clare Kelly from Soupa Creative Network here:http://www.flickr.com/photos/okjo/5525970525/lightbox/

Dont miss this month;

Ellie Green from Storm in a Teacup and emerging artist Bex Massey recently launched Fine Art project; VV Collective, supporting and promoting female artists. Last week VV collective kicked off their new interactive street art exhibition ‘Goody to Guevera’. To view the series of 100 reproductions follow the trail from Pedley Street, E1 and even look out for a secret drawing. VV Collective invite artists and photographers to follow the trail and submit their interpretations and photos to be included on their blog and published in an artists book to be submitted to the Womens Library and Iniva – Institute of International Visual Arts. VV Collective: http://wearevv.wordpress.com/

This week our friends at Death Drawing will be hosting a very special life-drawing salon in aid of Japan; Knot for Profit on Tuesday 5th April. With Japanese rope bondage and live traditional Japanese music as well as an art auction. Also coming up this week RUMPUS Spring ball with 6 rooms of fantastical fun with live music, Cinema, Caberet, DJs, Circus and art exhbition on Friday 8th of April. Verity Flecknell from Storm in a Teacup will be performing a blues set and leading the first ever RUMPUS Kazoo orchestra.

Also this month; Panic Lab collective are hosting CUT IT OUT! a night of live bands, poetry and comedy at The Victoria, Mile End on the 30 April. You will remember Panic Lab from their amazing theatre programme at Ladyfest Ten. Verity Flecknell from Storm in a Teacup and Annette Barlow from The Girls Are… will be DJing as She Runs With Wolves.

Storm in a Teacup will also have a table at the London Zine Symposium on Sunday 17 April, so come along and meet Elizabeth Martin from Storm in a Teacup and buy the latest issue of the SIATC zine.

Please visit our blog site to find out how to get involved in the collective and to keep up with the latest news. http://www.joinourteaparty.wordpress.com/

COMING UP APRIL 2011

TUESDAY 5th April

Resist Pyschic Death || BFI Lesbian & Gay film festival : Event exploring the importance of DIY cultural production for queer community building with Unskinny Bop & Le Cinema des Femmes @ The BFI Southbank. More Info: http://www.bfi.org.uk/llgff/events/education_events/1432

TUESDAY 5th April

Death Drawing & Shibari with Santi present;

KNOT FOR PROFIT || An evening of entertainment featuring Japanese rope bondage, alternative life drawing, live traditional Japanese music, performances and art. All profits raised will be donated to charities supporting relief work in Japan. 7.30pm until late £8.00 entry @ Islington Metalworks, EC1V 1NQ FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=156439077750182

THURSDAY 7th April

Papered Parlor presents; It’s Your Write: A Celebration of Self-Publishing || A mini festival celebrating DIY culture and activism @ V&A Museum of Childhood. With Young and Lost Club. 20 stalls of independent creatives. Talks, Discussions, Craft, Workshops and Live music! 6-9pm FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=105581689523338

THURSDAY 7th April -14th April

The Future Crayon || Exhibition exploring the works of contemporary female Stuckist painters as well as a journey into new sounds and visuals from female musicians and filmmakers @ The George Tavern, Stepney. Exhibition & Private View 6-9pm. Artists: Jacqueline Jones and Annie Zamero. Live Music: The Choo Choo Trains, Anne McCloy, LA Fours. DJ: Dee Sada. FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=114520578625388&index=1

FRIDAY 8th April

RUMPUS Vol 4: Spring Ball || 6 Rooms of live music, Art, DJs, Circus, Caberet, Cinema. Featuring Verity Flecknell (Storm in a Teacup) blues set and leading RUMPUS first ever Kazoo Orchestra @ Electrowerkz, Angel. 10pm – 6am  WEBSITE: http://rumpusparty.co.uk/ FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=104011886347487

THURSDAY 7th – SUNDAY 10th of April

FRINGE! London Gay Film Fest || A long weekend of films, fun & parties – Fringe! film fest is a grassroots event centered around the Dalston Rio and nearby pop-up venues. Screenings, Workshops and talks. WEBSITE: http://www.fringefilmfest.com/

THURSDAY 14th of April

Fat Quarter Magazine : Issue 3 Launch Party || Live performances: Verity Flecknell (Storm in a Teacup Collective), Flavia Anneccheni. DJ sets: NO FICTION, Severin @ The George Tavern, Stepney. FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=194201293947079

THURSDAY 14th of April

The Girls Are.. & For Books Sake present; The Quiz Round 2 || Entry is £5 per person, teams of no more than four to be booked in advance by emailing jane@forbookssake.net. Doors from 6.30pm, quiz commencing at 7.30pm. Plus cakes, book stall, DJs and more. @ The Old School Yard, London Bridge. FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=189969784373594

SUNDAY 17th of April

London Zine Symposium 2011 || Storm in a Teacup will have a table selling Issue 2 of our zine. 12pm – 6pm @ The Rag Factory, E1 5LJ http://www.londonzinesymposium.org.uk/

SUNDAY 17 April

Les Cinema Des Femmes || @ The Horatia, N7 8JE Doors 17:00pm. First film 18.00pm £4.00 http://lecinemadesfemmes.wordpress.com/

FRIDAY 22 April

Kill Yr Idols || Live performance: Hold Kiss Kill. DJs: No Fiction, YourOtherLover, Severin @ The Victoria, Mile End. FREE entry FACEBOOK EVENT:  http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=191495254219267

SATURDAY 30 April

Panic Lab presents; CUT IT OUT || *Live bands* Good Weather Girl, The Epilators, Maxwell Zachs *Poetry* Leanne Moden *DJ set* She Runs With Wolves (Annette Barlow; The Girls Are.. & Verity Flecknell; Storm in a Teacup) @ The Victoria, Mile End. 8pm. FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=191389710896234

Over and Out,

Verity Flecknell

Storm in a Teacup

Female Arts Collective

https://joinourteaparty.wordpress.com/

SIATC *UPDATE* MARCH 2011

SIATC *UPDATE* March 2011

Dear Teacups,

What an exciting month! With International Womens Day 100th anniversary on March 8th there are so many fabulous events coming up including Ladyfest Manchester and the first ever Women of the World festival at the Southbank centre.

First up some great additions to our guest line-up for our Zine Workshops at Women of the World Festival on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th of March. The most exciting news is that we will have special guest acoustic performances in the Storm in a Teacup area curated by WOW festival performers including Emmy the Great. Expect fabulous, unmissable performances from some of the best up and coming female artists. All this while you can also take part in Zine Workshops lead by Soupa Creative Network. Talks with Shebang zine, Nest Gallery and VV Collective. Plus more guests including: Fat Quarter Magazine, Read Horse Zine and Magpies Magazine. Phew how exciting!

FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=129595337114192

CONTRIBUTE We will also be working on an ongoing zine project over the weekend to create the very first Women of the World zine. Bring your contributions along or help us on the production line as we create and produce a very special zine over the weekend.

You will need a Saturday or Sunday conference ticket to come along and visit the Storm in a Teacup area http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/find/literature-spoken-word/tickets/saturday-12-march-women-of-the-world-festival-conference-day-pass-57366

Also this month Elizabeth Martin (co-founder of Storm in a Teacup) is performing with her band Severin at Ladyfest Manchester 2011 on Sunday 13th of March. FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=149499475108914

Last but not least we will be  holding our first ever open meeting on Thursday 31st March at the Victoria, Mile End. This is your chance to meet us, and find out how you can get involved in our exciting future plans.

Please visit our blog site to find out how to get involved in the collective and to keep up with the latest news. http://www.joinourteaparty.wordpress.com/

COMING UP IN MARCH 2011

TUESDAY 8th March International Womens Day

www.internationalwomensday.com

WEDNESDAY 9th March

For Books’ Sake + the girls are presents: The Return of the Quiz @The Horatia Pub 98-102 Holloway Road. 6:30pm – 10:00pm BLOGSITE: http://forbookssake.net

FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=180765295301327

FRIDAY 11th March

Club Motherfucker 8th Birthday Do || LIVE: Light Asylum, Breton, Feral, Dana Jade. DJS: CocknBullkid, Tri Angle, The Creeps, Debbie Smith, Bunny Come. Corsica Studios SE17 1LB. 9.00pm -4.00am

FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=201249526567392

FRIDAY 11th March

From The Floorboards Up || An evening of Motown, Northern Soul, Stax, 50’s & 60’s R’n’B, mod & funk. The George Tavern E1 0LA. 8:00am 3:00am http://www.thegeorgetavern.co.uk

SATURDAY 12th & SUNDAY 13th March

Women of the World Festival || Southbank Centre. Storm in a Teacup presents  ‘Make a zine in a day’ Guests include; Shebang zine, Soupa Creative Network, Magpies Magazine, Fat Quarter, VV collective and Read Horse Zine. PLUS: Acoustic music programmed by WOW festival performers. Green Side, RFH 12.00pm-16.00pm. For full listings and tickets: http://southbankcentre.co.uk/wow

FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=129595337114192

SUNDAY 13th March

Ladyfest Manchester 2011 || Viv Albertine, Severin, Amazon Molly and more!FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=149499475108914

TUESDAY 15th March

WordPLAY || Poetry, short story and spoken word with Carol Ohemaa, Matt Thorne, Liz Adams, Sophie Buchan and much more! £3.00 all proceeds go to Cancer Research UK.The Good Ship, Kilburn 19.00pm FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=183936374977029

TUESDAY 15th March

DEATH DRAWING || Dance of Death. Think Black Swan and fairytale The Red Shoes as this month’s salon features dancers to help explore how to capture movement with mark making @ The Victoria, Mile End £8.00.20.00pm http://www.deathdrawing.wordpress.com/

FACEBOOK EVENT:http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=151439044913644

SUNDAY 20th March

Le Cinema des Femmes || Stage Fright Gender-bending Musical Double Bill @ The Horatia N7 8JE.Doors: 5pm.  First Film: 6pm. Entry £4.00BLOGSITE: http://www.lecinemadesfemmes.wordpress.com/

MONDAY 21st March

The Girls Are & The Other Woman Music present || Peepholes, Hysterical Injury, The Voyeurist & Djs: Wears the Trousers & Riot Party @ The Old Blue Last, 7.30pm FREE Entry

FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=204353476242295

COMING UP APRIL 2011


TUESDAY 5th April

Resist Pyschic Death || BFI Lesbian & Gay film festival : Event exploring the importance of DIY cultural production for queer community building with Unskinny Bop & Le Cinema des Femmes @ The BFI Southbank. More Info: http://www.bfi.org.uk/llgff/events/education_events/1432

FRIDAY 8th April

RUMPUS party||  http://rumpusparty.co.uk/

THURSDAY 7th – SUNDAY 1Oth of April

FRINGE! London Gay Film Fest || A long weekend of films, fun & parties – Fringe! film fest is a grassroots event centered around the Dalston Rio and nearby pop-up venues. Screenings, Workshops and talks. http://www.fringefilmfest.com

SUNDAY 17th of April

London Zine Symposium 2011 || 12pm – 6pm @ The Rag Factory, E1 5LJ http://www.londonzinesymposium.org.uk

SUNDAY 17 April

Les Cinema Des Femmes || @ The Horatia, N7 8JE Doors 17:00pm. First film 18.00pm £4.00 http://lecinemadesfemmes.wordpress.com/

TUESDAY 19th of April

DEATH DRAWING || Death by Chocolate:  Feast your eyes on a deluxe selection of nude and costumed models for our Easter-themed special salon @ The Victoria, Mile End £8.00.20.00pm. http://deathdrawing.wordpress.com/

FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=189796994374271
Over and Out,

Verity Flecknell

Storm in a Teacup || Female Arts Collective

https://joinourteaparty.wordpress.com/

Zine Workshops @ Women of the World Festival

Storm in a Teacup Zine Workshops @ Women of the World Festival

Lvl 4 Green side, Royal Festival Hall, 12.00pm -16.00pm
Saturday 12th March  &  Sunday 13th of March

Storm in a Teacup are excited to announce our involvement in the first ever Women of the World Festival at the Southbank Centre. A three day festival from 11th-13th of March celebrating the 100 year anniversary of International Womens Day.

‘Through a series of debates, conversations, networking opportunities, presentations, showcases and places to meet and talk, Wow – Women of the World celebrates the potential and achievement of women and addresses some of the obstacles that women face across the world. Joining us are leading women across all sectors, and together we explore in depth some of the most potent topics for women today.’ (Jude Kelly, Women of the World Festival Director)

Storm in a Teacup will have their own area with workstations and a chill-out area where there will be practical zine making workshops and talks lead by wonderful zinesters listed below:

Soupa Creative Network
http://www.soupa.co.uk/ 

Shebang Zine
http://www.shebang-mag.co.uk/

Nest Gallery
http://nestgallery.blogspot.com/

Magpie Zine
www.magpiemag.net

Fat Quarter Magazine
http://www.fat-quarter.co.uk/

The Read Horse Zine
http://readhorse.morekasia.co.uk/

VV Collective
http://wearevv.wordpress.com/

 

CONTRIBUTE! We will also be working on an ongoing zine project over the weekend to create the very first Women of the World zine. Bring your contributions along or help us on the production line as we create and produce a very special zine over the weekend.

If you would like to submit a contribution like an illustration or piece of writing to the WOW zine please email : storminateacupzine@gmail.com

You will need a Saturday or Sunday conference ticket to come along and visit the Storm in a Teacup area where we will be leading some zine making workshops, initiating some networking opportunities plus lots more guests to be announced in our March update!

FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=129595337114192

Buy your tickets here: http://southbankcentre.co.uk/wow

Issue #2 SIATC Zine | Now Available !

Issue # 2 Storm in a Teacup Zine

After the SOLD OUT first edition, we are proud to announce the arrival of the latest edition of the Storm in a Teacup zine.

Inspired by our DIY feminist predecessors, the zine was set up because we wanted to write about amazing women who write, draw, make music and inspire us. We wanted to create something for women to read that wasn’t based around the exploitation of insecurities and the selling of products.

This edition was hand made with hand printed covers and features short stories, poetry, photography and artwork as well as an update on the work of Storm in a Teacup. Plus listings, recipes and more… And all for £1.50!

The zine will be available at zine fairs, including the Brighton Zine fair, this Sunday 20th Feb!

Brighton Zine Fair website: http://www.brightonzinefest.co.uk/

Brighton Zine Fair facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=181435865224681

You can also get your hands on a copy by emailing storminateacupzine@gmail.com

We will soon be recruiting people to work with us in making subsequent editions of the zine so if you are arty, crafty, love writing and fancy getting involved, please get in touch at the above email address. We’d love to hear from you!

Don’t forget we will be leading a ‘Make a Zine in a Day’ workshop at the ‘Women of the World festival’ at the Southbank on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th of March. Please keep your eyes peeled for when we announce our lineup of guests and follow this link for more info: http://southbankcentre.co.uk/wow

Elizabeth Ann Martin, Storm in a Teacup

SIATC *UPDATE* FEBRUARY 2011

SIATC *UPDATE* February 2011

Dear Teacups,

2011 is turning out to be yet  another year of female friendly festivities and our plans are fast taking shape for the next few months. Our focus being our appearance at The Southbanks new annual festival: Women of the World and opening up the collective to new members and ideas. Also news about the next issue of the SIATC zine which will be with us this month!

First news about YARNfest 2011; Our wonderful friends at YARNfest short story and storytelling festival  have invited Verity Flecknell from SIATC collective to perform at their finale event sponsored by publisher Picador. Join us in a smoky underbelly of the Queen of Hoxton to launch Stuart Evers new book a  collection ‘Ten Stories about Smoking’.  See the collection of short stories interpreted into film, theatre, music and spoken word by artists including The Strumpettes, Quattro Formaggio, Verity Flecknell (SIATC), The Android Angel and Camila Fiori.

For full listings of all the YARNfest 2011 events please visit : http://yarnfest.co.uk

Storm in a teacup are excited to announce our involvement in the first ever Women of the World Festival at the Southbank Centre. A three day festival from 11th-13th of March celebrating the 100year anniversary of International Womens Day.

‘Through a series of debates, conversations, networking opportunities, presentations, showcases and places to meet and talk, Wow – Women of the World celebrates the potential and achievement of women and addresses some of the obstacles that women face across the world. Joining us are leading women across all sectors, and together we explore in depth some of the most potent topics for women today.’ (Jude Kelly, Women of the World Festival Director)

You will need a Saturday or Sunday conference ticket to come along and visit the Storm in a Teacup area where we will be leading some zine making workshops, initiating some networking opportunities plus lots more to be announced in our March update!

Buy your tickets here: http://southbankcentre.co.uk/wow

We are also looking for volunteers to help us over the weekend so if you fancy getting involved please email: storminateacup2009@googlemail.com

Exciting news about the Storm in a Teacup zine Issue 2 : After the success of our first edition, the latest edition of the SIATC zine is cut, pasted and poised to be sent to the photocopier. Featuring contributions from super talented female writers, illustrators, and DIY collaborators, the zine will be out in late February – in time for our appearance at Brighton Zine Fest 2011, where we will be sharing a table with Katie Allen from Fat Quarter Magazine: http://www.fat-quarter.co.uk/. Email storminateacupzine@gmail.com for more info about how to get your hands on a copy.

GET INVOLVED: There are lots of ways you can get involved with Storm in a Teacup, we are always on the look-out for new ideas, collaborations, organisers, artists, zine makers, so please get in touch and look out on our website and facebook for news about our OPEN MEETINGs that are coming soon.

Please visit our blog site to find out how to get involved in the collective and to keep up with the latest news. http://www.joinourteaparty.wordpress.com/

COMING UP IN FEBRUARY 2011

TUESDAY 15th February

Art is Dead || Romance is Dead alternative life drawing. Anti Valentines special @ The Victoria, Mile End £8.00. 20.00pm http://www.deaddrawing.wordpress.com

THURSDAY 17th February

NO FUN || Comedy with Kerry Godliman, Jeff Leach, Gerry Howell, Mae Martin, Paul Ricketts, Cara Cummings, Zoe Grisdale (MC) @ The George Tavern 8pm. £4.00
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/107766

SATURDAY 19th February

The Feminist Library 35th Birthday Benefit || Performances from Viv Albertine, Martha & Eve, Trash Kit, Lorraine Jordan and Girl Germs DJs. The Round Chapel, Powerscroft, Hackney E5 OPU 19.00-23.00 www.feminstlibrary.co.uk

SUNDAY 20th February

Le Cinema des Femmes || True Homance Double Bill ‘Ghost World’ & ‘Romy & Michelles High School Reunion’ screenings @ The Horatia, N7 8JE Doors 17:00pm. First film 18.00pm £4.00 http://www.lecinemadesfemmes.wordpress.com

SUNDAY 20th February

Brighton Zine Fest 2011 || Come and find the Storm in a Teacup & Fat Quarter table! www.brightonzinefest.co.uk

WEDNESDAY  23rd February

YARNfest 2011 || Ten Stories About Smoking || See the collection of short stories interpreted into film, theatre, music and spoken word by artists including The Strumpettes, Quattro Formaggio, Verity Flecknell (SIATC), The Android Angel and Camila Fiori. PLUS more events from 15th -23rd of February. 19.30pm £5.00 http://www.yarnfest.com/

SATURDAY 26th February

Fannypack || DJs from Ladyfest Ten; Girl Germs and The Girls Are…||nostalgic  indulgence; an evening of 90s Music and culture. 9pm – 2am @ The Horatia £4.00 FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=185214228175565

COMING UP IN MARCH 2011

SATURDAY 5th March

Million Women Rise March & Rally || Meet at Hyde Park, 12pm www.millionwomenrise.com

SATURDAY 5th March

|DU|AT | || An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump (Live Set & DJ set) , Teeth of the Sea (Live Set), Le Mondrum (Live Set) Plus DJs  @ 11 Gales Bethnal Green FACEBOOK EVENT http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=185908248105420

TUESDAY 8th March

International Womens Day www.internationalwomensday.com

SATURDAY 12th & SUNDAY 13th March

Women of the World Festival || Southbank Centre || Storm in a Teacup presents Make a zine in a day’ Creative? Crafty? Got something to say? Join female arts collective Storm in a Teacup in creating your very own zine in a day. With workshops, zine makers, scissors and glue on hand, all the tools will be provided for you to produce your very own DIY publication. For full listings and tickets: http://southbankcentre.co.uk/wow

Over and Out,

Verity Flecknell

Storm in a Teacup

Female Arts Collective

https://joinourteaparty.wordpress.com

SIATC *UPDATE* DECEMBER 2010

Dear Teacups,

What a truly phenomenal year we have had! Since our launch party in February this year, we have distributed our zine far and wide from the Womens library zine fair to the archives of the British library, we have DJ’ed at the George Tavern and shoulder to shoulder with JD Samson at Club Motherf*cker, put on events at our fave local; the Victoria and on the other end of the spectrum: The Southbank Centre– oh and not to forget we nearly killed ourselves helping to organise Ladyfest’s ten year anniversary celebration festival. In a nutshell we have worked with some of the most talented and influential feminist artists and organisers in London and we are extremely proud of the progress Storm in a Teacup collective has made over the past year. Enough gushing for now- we will save that for the January update and the 2010 year retrospective! Right now we are still feeling the gaping chasm that is the Ladyfest Ten hangover, trying to keep warm and scratching our collective brain trying to come up with some exciting plans and special treats for everyone in the New Year. Keep your eyes peeled for more open submissions, open meetings and lots of awesome cross-arts events.

Please visit our blog site to find out how to get involved in the collective and to keep up with the latest news. http://www.joinourteaparty.wordpress.com/

First up, Ladyfest Ten festival pictures have just been published on The Girls Are… Cast your eyes towards this feast of female creativity:

Ladyfest Ten Festival Images

Art @ Ladyfest Ten – COMING SOON!

Friday Music @ Ladyfest Ten: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=259955&id=120882253978

Saturday Music @ Ladyfest Ten: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=263610&id=120882253978

Sunday Music @ Ladyfest Ten: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=263622&id=120882253978

Ladygarden @ Ladyfest Ten : http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=569721&id=298592715550

Before we run for the hills on our much deserved Christmas break Verity Flecknell (SIATC collective) and Annette Barlow (The Girls Are..) will be DJing at Club Motherf*cker show part 2 as their DJ moniker: She Runs With Wolves. Come celebrate with us on the 18th of December at Corsica Studios. That lovely lady; Romy from Mercury award winners The XX will be Djing too!

18 December | She Runs With Wolves DJ @ ClubMotherf*cker Show Part 2 | Corsica Studios, Elephant and Castle, 21.00pm – 4.30am. Live bands & DJs!

FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=107628619307025

Keep warm,

Verity Flecknell

Storm in a Teacup

Female Arts Collective

SIATC DJs @ Bust Christmas Craftacular

Its BUST Craftacular time again and Verity Flecknell from Storm in a Teacup collective and Annette Barlow from The Girls Are… are DJing as SHE RUNS WITH WOLVES!

BUST magazine’s crafty shindig with DJs, drinks and tasty treats.

SHOP, CRAFT, DANCE… AND MAKE MERRY!

Shop at over 70 stalls of the hottest in handmade.

Craft a Christmas bauble with The Make Lounge*, crochet a moustache with Prick Your Finger (1pm-3pm)** – plus pom-poms to Make and Do with Perri (4pm-6pm) and a DIY Couture demonstration (3pm-4pm).

Dance to DJs El Nino, My Ex-Boyfriend’s Records, She Runs With Wolves and Ci-Ci.

Make merry! Tatty Devine bring a seasonal spectacle, Time For Tease host a tearoom with Buttercupcakes – plus enter to win an Etsy shopping spree.

Goodie bags for the first 100, drinks all day, raffle and more…
Admission: £2.

*Glass baubles are £2, paint your own design in special paints.
**Sign up on the day, places limited. Basic crochet skills required.

The Christmas Craftacular is supported by Etsy.

For more info, see http://www.bust.com/craftacular/about-london.html