Category Archives: East London Fawcett Group

East London Fawcett Group FREE GALLERY TALK @ Cob Studios & Gallery

ELF Art Audit – Saturday 30 June – Curators’ Talk

Saturday 30th June 2012

Midday – Cob Studios and Gallery, 205 Royal College Street N1 0SG

FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/393519147372517/396007990456966/?notif_t=plan_mall_activity

As part of the East London Art Audit campaign, we are hosting a talk from the curators of ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’, an exhibition at the Cob Studios and Gallery curated by Natasha Hoare and Roxie Warder.

The exhibition features the work of 6 female artists made in response to the Gothic short story, The Yellow Wallpaper, by Chalotte Perkins Gillman. The text was hailed as a polemic feminist work that vividly explored female tropes of domestic space, motherhood, hysteria and the ‘strangeness’ of the female body.

Including artists Eve Ackroyd, Becky Allen, Gabriella Boyd, Adeline de Monseignat, Suzannah Pettigrew, Fiona Robertson, the exhibition celebrates the beautifully wrought and terrifying story, reflecting on interior spaces, the power of imagination and the role of medicine in pathologizing femininity.

Please join us for the talk at Cob Studios and Gallery at midday and we will be heading to the pub, as usual, afterwards for drinks and discussion.

EAST LONDON FAWCETT GROUP: http://www.facebook.com/groups/eastlondonfawcett/

I Am Dora Screening @ The ICA

I Am Dora by Jemma Desai Launch Screening

Thursday 31st May 2012 6.45pm @ Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

*ELF(East london Fawcett) members and friends can get a discount if the quote ‘Fawcett’ over the phone or in person (subject to availability) for the opening night!*

Sigmund Freud’s Dora: : A Case of Mistaken Identity  1979
Anthony McCall, Claire Pajaczkowska, Andrew Tyndall, Jane Weinstock
+ Light Reading  UK dir. Lis Rhodes’, 1979, 20 minutes

I am Dora in partnership with the ICA and City Screen are pleased to announce the launch of their first publication. I am Dora will focus on how female characters in film affect women’s perceptions of themselves. A subjective and personal study, I am Dora explores how and why women identify with one another and what this means when the identification is with a flawed or misunderstood character.

Using the well-documented feminist significance of Freud’s Dora as a template, each screening focuses on a new character and is accompanied by a publication that maps Jemma’s journey to understand her identification with the character. Each publication will be launched with a screening of a film aimed at encouraging a more subjective engagement with film and film theory.

Jemma Desai works at various International Film Festivals as a producer, curator and writer. She is the founder of I am Dora.
The launch event marks Part 1, which will focus on Sigmund Freud’s Dora: A Case of Mistaken Identity.

Sigmund Freud’s Dora: A Case of Mistaken Identity (USA 1979, 40 mins) was directed by Anthony McCall, Claire Pajaczkowska, Andrew Tyndall, and Jane Weinstock. In their original film notes the filmmakers stated that they chose Dora as a ‘test’ so as to encourage a discussion on “Understanding hysteria not only as an illness but as the inevitable predicament of women who speak in a language which has never been ours, a phallocentric language” and “to analyse the language, how it represents. Freud’s representation of Dora, the representation of female sexuality in psychoanalytical theory, and representation in films”
Interspersing a recreation of Freud’s failed analysis of Dora with clips from television advertising and pornography, as well as exchanges with her mother, the filmmakers explore the status of the female as the objectified site of sexual desire. The resulting film interrogates psychoanalysis, the iconography of the mother and filmmaking itself as complicit in ‘representing’ the female.

The film plays with Lis Rhodes’ Light Reading 1979, 20 mins
“The bloodstained bed suggest a crime..No answers are given, after the torrrent of words at the beginning of the film, all the film offers are closed images and more questions..Is it even blood on the bed, what fracture is there between seeing and certainty? If there has been a crime, ‘she’ might still be victim..How can a crime of such complexity and continuity be ‘solved’? The voice searches for clues, sifting through them, reading and re-reading until the words and letters loom up nightmarishly, no longer hung on the structure of language.”

Felicity Sparrow, Her Image Fades as her Voice Rises, Arts Council of Great Britain 1983

The event will include a short introduction and an informal discussion following the films in the ICA bar. The first 50 tickets sold will receive a complimentary copy of the publication.

TICKETS: http://www.ica.org.uk/?lid=33278  
£10 / £8 concessions / £7 ICA Members

W: iamdora.co.uk

FACEBOOK:  http://www.facebook.com/dorabyjemma

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

East London Fawcett Group GALLERY TOUR | ART AUDIT

GREAT EAST LONDON ART AUDIT

The mission of the Great East London Art Audit is to demonstrate and challenge the gender inequality that exists in London’s galleries and museums.

We invite you to join our campaign to calculate the ratio of male to female artists currently being exhibited in East London and further afield.

FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/293185260759353/

Details of the FREE GALLERY TOUR below:

Midday – Whitechapel Gallery
THIS PART OF THE TOUR IS FULLY BOOKED

VV Collective will host an open discussion about the Whitechapel Gallery, its current exhibition and the role it has played historically and the work it continues to do in terms of improving gender inequality in east-London’s art scene. Includes complimentary entry into the Gillian Wearing exhibition.

BOOKING IS NOT REQUIRED FOR THE REST OF THE TOUR

2pm – Long White Cloud, 151 Hackney Road

The East London Fawcett (‘ELF’) Art Audit team will lead an open discussion about the Audit, focusing on why the campaign is necessary, how it will happen and what we hope to achieve.

Gemma Rolls-Bentley, curator of Long White Cloud’s current exhibition Facing You and Arts and Culture Director of ELF, will then give a brief introduction to the exhibition.

3.15pm – White Cube, Hoxton Square

Whilst viewing the current exhibition and conducting the audit, there we will be a short discussion about the current exhibition and the artists that the gallery represents.
N.B. If anybody would like to volunteer to lead this part of the tour please do get in touch, otherwise this will be lead by the Audit team.

3.45pm – INIVA, 1 Rivington Place

Tara Brown, an associate of the gallery, will be giving some context to the current exhibition and the work that the gallery does.

4.30pm – Local Pub – Debrief and open discussion.

This tour has been curated by Gemma Rolls-Bentley in association with VV Art Collective, Storm in a Teacup, Enemies of Good Art and Eight & Four, suppported by the Whitechapel Gallery.

For a comprehensive guide and maps to east-London’s galleries please visit: http://www.firstthursdays.co.uk/

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

East London Fawcett Group NEED YOU! | Next installment of the ART AUDIT

FREE THE WOMEN ARTISTS OF LONDON!

Museums keep them locked in the basement, in storage, out of sight. Guerrilla Girls: reinventing the “f” word

Join the campaign to demonstrate the truth about representation of female artists across London’s galleries.

Participate in the Great East London Art Audit! Now is the time for action!

Which date are you available to participate in a group Audit of London’s galleries?

Saturday 14 April

Saturday 21 April

Saturday 5 May

Saturday 12 May

Action points: If you can help with any of the below then please get in touch!

· COUNT AND PUBLISH:

o Design the gallery tour

o Attend the gallery tour

o Volunteer to manage the data

o Create a website/blog to monitor the results (free software available)

· CAMPAIGN:

o Create badges reading: ‘I am a woman // I am an artist’

o Design flyers

o Handout flyers/distribute e-flyers

o Online campaign

· MEDIA:

o Volunteer to draft press releases

o Volunteer to contact (i.e. HOUND) the press

o Volunteer to create promo videos

o Volunteer to photograph auditors

If you want to be involved there is a role for YOU.

Get in touch to help out and confirm which date you can join the Group Art Audit.

Time for gender reassignment in London’s galleries!

ALSO DONT MISS!

Gallery Tour 1
Saturday 21 April
2 pm – Facing You exhibition, Long White Cloud (Café), 151 Hackney Road, E2 8JL
Meet us at 2 pm in Long White Cloud Café where everyone can grab a coffee and the tour will kick off with a short talk from the co-curator of Facing You, an exhibition of queer photography in association with Fringe! – Gay Film Fest.

Gallery Tour 2
Saturday 12 May
2 pm – Tate Modern

More details to follow.

CONTACT: eastlondonfawcett@gmail.com

FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/groups/eastlondonfawcett/

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 Great East London Art Audit | With The East London Fawcett Group

The East London Fawcett Group invites you to join…

The Great East London Art Audit

What is the ratio of male to female artists on display in our galleries and exhibitions?

  • Volunteer to count at a gallery of your choice on First Thursday in March
  • Contact Zoe Sheena (details below) to register your chosen gallery and receive an audit info pack
  • Results will be submitted and distributed to leading newspapers in time for the weekend

Join the campaign to demonstrate the truth about representation in the art world

FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/336899849682797/

Thursday 1 March from 6pm East London
(Coordinated from Pub on the Park, London Fields)

Please contact zoealexander@yahoo.com to get your info pack and register your gallery preferences

EAST LONDON FAWCETT GROUP
http://eastlondonfawcett.wordpress.com

SIATC *UPDATE* MARCH 2012

SIATC *UPDATE* MARCH 2012

Dear Teacups,

March is the mother of all feminist months as its Women’s History Month and International Womens Day (8th of March) and there’s such of an awesome variety of music/art/activist events happening to feed and nurture your inner feminist. See the listings below!

First up if you missed the VV collective all-female group exhibition “Show Your Face” at Cultivate Gallery last month, you can see all the photos of the private view here; http://wearevv.com/show-your-face-2012/
If you are a female visual artist, get involved and become a member of VV by filling out an application form, you can download here: http://wearevv.com/members-lounge-2/

Next week there are two great feminist art events coming up, that are not to be missed! On Monday at the Bethnal Green Working-men’s club there is a very special performance of the Vagina Monologues raising money for Daughters of Eve, Clit Rock and Feminism in General Group with Bad Reputation DJ’s for afters!

On Thursday we are very excited about the East London Fawcett Groups “Great East London Art Audit” Grab your audit pack and count at a gallery of your choice  and join us as we try and find out the truth about representation in the art world! For more information please email  zoealexander@yahoo.com and see the Facebook event here: http://www.facebook.com/events/336899849682797/

The annual and international “Million Women Rise” march is coming up next Saturday the 3rd of March, join feminist groups from around the country as they march together in central London to show solidarity and stand up to male violence against women and children in all its forms.

And the following weekend from 8th-11th of March we have the second year of Women of the World festival at the Southbank centre. Storm in a Teacup is an official digital advocate and we will be re-posting news stories and highlight events that will be happening over the WOW festival weekend via our Facebook and blog account. We will also have an information table on Saturday and Sunday at the Marketplace alongside friends like East London Fawcett Group, Girls Get Busy and VV Collective. So come along and say hi and see how you can get involved in our future plans, campaigns and events. If you have flyers or free zines you would like us to distribute at the festival please get in touch. You can see the collaborative WoW zine we published at last year’s WOW festival  with She bang, Magpies Magazine, Soupa Collective and lots of other wonderful feminist zinesters online here

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

East London Fawcett Group (ELF) launched in June 2011 and are currently looking for volunteers for “Great East London Art Audit” research on the 1st of March and beyond. For more info info please email eastlondonfawcett@gmail.com or zoealexander@yahoo.com
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/336899849682797/
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/

Fawcett Society | Fight Back Fridays: Take action NOW to defend women’s rights.Since the 2010 Budget, women have borne the brunt of cuts.  In the run up to the 2012 Budget, Fawcett and more than 20 other organisations are calling on the government to implement our  ‘Life Raft for Women’s Equality’ – a set of targeted policy asks that  would go a long way in softening the worse effects of cuts on women. Start by signing up to the e-bulletin and singing the online petition. Links below;
E-BULLETIN: http://www.fawcettsociety.org.uk/index.asp?PageID=58
PETITION: http://www.fawcettsociety.org.uk/index.asp?PageID=1172
MORE INFO: http://www.fawcettsociety.org.uk/index.asp?PageID=1263

ART | MUSIC | PERFORMANCE

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

Ladyfest East London volunteer-run event on 1st April in London featuring music, zines, workshops and a whole plethora of other positive stuff!  This will be a great chance to meet like-minded people, promote female artists, raise money for charity and have a great time!
EMAIL: ladyfesteastlondon@gmail.com
MORE INFO: http://ladyfesteastlondon.blogspot.com


COMING UP IN FEBRUARY 2012

27 February || The Vagina Monologues | A special fundraiser for FIG, Daughters of Eve & Clit Rock 7pm @ Bethnal Green Working Men’s club. Merch stall, performance of the play, a few surprises, a short talk, an amazing raffle, plus excellent Bad Reputation DJs.
TICKETS: http://thevaginamonologues27feb12.eventbrite.com/
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/273433762723248/

COMING UP IN MARCH 2012

1 March || The Great East London Art Audit | With East London Fawcett Group. Central Meeting Point: Pub on the Park,  E8 3PE.  Join the East London Fawcett Group on the first ever Great East London Art Audit! Grab your audit pack and count at a gallery of your choice as we try and find out the truth about representation in the art world. Please contact zoealexander@yahoo.com to register your gallery preference and info pack.
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/336899849682797/

1 March || Twat Boutique with CocknBullKid @ Dalston Superstore. 9pm – 2.30am w/ CocknBullKid + MDMX + Maxx DMC + Kerry & Casio!
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/328695670499964/

3 March || Million Women Rise March 2012 @ 12pm Orchard St, W1
MORE INFO: http://www.facebook.com/groups/11516673477/

4 March || Girls Get Busy Zine Making Workshop @ The Shaklewell Arms, E8 2EB. 2pm – 5pm zine making session with a photocopying station. Please bring your own art supplies. A selection of homemade pies with mash will be available from the bar. If you’d like to host your own workshop please email girlsgetbusyzine@gmail.com
FACEBOOK EVENT:http://www.facebook.com/events/342356782471125/
MORE INFO: www.girlsgetbusyzine.tumblr.com

7 March || Women’s History- Half the Future, Half the Past @ Housmans Radical Bookshop
Launching the annual Women’s History Month celebrations, Jessica Metheringham-Owlett will be at Housmans to give a broad perspective on issues surrounding women’s history. £3, redeemable against any purchase, 7.00pm
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/336899849682797/

8 March || International Women’s Day @ All over the world! More Info: http://www.internationalwomensday.com/

8 March || Rebel, Rebel @ Feminist Library Celebrate rebellious women on International Women’s Day A benefit for the Feminist Library. Food – Drinks – Bookstalls – Discussions & film screenings.  Creche available (please book in advance) £4.00 suggested donation. SE1 7XW, 2-11pm.
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/259227784152660/

9 March || CLUB THE MAMMOTH @ THE OLD BLUE LAST | COLD IN BERLIN [SINGLE LAUNCH] + Severin + Heretics. Free Entry
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/235087286571843/

10 March || Wonderful Women of Whitechapel and Spitalfields guided tour with the Womens Library. 2pm £10.00 To celebrate International Women’s Week, visit sites associated with women who have defined Whitechapel and Spitalfields.
MORE INFO: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/thewomenslibrary/whats-on/events/guided-walks.cfm

12 March || To Freedoms Cause @ 2pm & 7pm Tristan Bates Theatre, Covent Garden. A play exploring the intertwining stories before and after the day Suffragette Emily Wilding Davison lost her life at Derby day 1913, this play is a look at the personal stories of the suffragette movement. £12/£9  MORE INFO:http://www.tristanbatestheatre.co.uk/Also_on.asp

8-11 March || Women of the World Festival 2012 @ Southbank Centre
Storm in a Teacup, VV Collective and East London Fawcett will be at the Marketplace on Sat & Sun. For full festival programme visit website!
FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/womenoftheworldfestival
MORE INFO: http://www.facebook.com/womenoftheworldfestival

16 March || Ladyfest Bristol – Men Can Be Feminists Too @ Stag and Hounds, Bristol. To prove anyone can support equality no matter what gender, three of the best up-and-coming bands will perform for your listening pleasure. All proceeds from the gig will go towards the funding of Bristol Ladyfest.
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/113983492062202/

22 March || SEVERIN EP LAUNCH @ Electricity Showrooms. 8pm FREE Entry. Support from: Moscow Youth Cult, The Voyeurist (DJ set)
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/242766749145407/

23 March – 1 April || London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival @ BFI Southbank. For full programme of events and screenings visit their website!
MORE INFO:http://www.bfi.org.uk/llgff

31 March || Dyke March 2012 London’s first dyke march in Central London since the 1980s! Dress up, dress down, bring placards, bring flags, bring your bicycle, bring your favorite people. Meeting 5pm in Soho Square and then marching through Central London.
FUNDRAISING: http://www.indiegogo.com/Dyke-March-UK
MORE INFO:  http://www.facebook.com/events/225743957471910/

COMING UP IN APRIL

1 April || Ladyfest East London @ Electricity Showrooms, N1 6NN. Bands TBA, zines and workshops.
MORE INFO: http://www.facebook.com/pages/LadyfestEASTLondon/175291439245332

28 April || STAV’Bs East London Fawcett Fundraiser From 6.30pm til late @ The Dalston Emporium, E8 2PB. 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/

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

Over and Out,

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

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