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Protest Against Russian LGBT laws |10 August, London

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PRESS RELEASE:

STOP the LGBT violations in Russia NOW

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 This violence must stop, and the laws must be repealed.

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

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

Protest Details:

Static protest and signing of register of protest:

Date: August 10, 2013

Location: Richmond Terrace, Westminster SW1A 2JL

Time: 1.00pm to 4.00pm

Contact: Ed.jardine@facebook.com

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

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SIATC *UPDATE* JULY 2013

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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/

Wadjda | Special Screening Invitation

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Screening invitation for : WADJDA

11th July 2013, 7pm,  Soho Hotel, 4 Richmond Mews

RSVP: nichola.jewitt@freud.com

New feature film WADJDA is on general release from 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.

Storm in a Teacup supporters are invited to a special screening on 11th July at Soho Hotel followed by a Q&A with director Haiffa Al-Mansour. Please RSVP: nichola.jewitt@freud.com

Wadjda has been critically acclaimed at film festivals around the world, and it’s now being released in cinemas across the UK on 19th July – see trailer here:


As well as Haifaa being something of a trailblazer, the film has been commended for its subtle treatment of the issues and obstacles facing women in Saudi Arabia on a daily basis, focusing on a teenager, her school friends, teachers & mother.

The film has also been heralded for its social impact, apparently inspiring more women to take up cycling, something very much frowned upon by the conservative leadership.

SYNOPSIS

WADJDA is a 10-year-old girl living in a suburb of Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. Although she lives in a conservative world, Wadjda is fun loving, entrepreneurial and always pushing the boundaries of what she can get away with. After a fight with her friend Abdullah, a neighborhood boy she shouldn’t be playing with, Wadjda sees a beautiful green bicycle for sale. She wants the bicycle desperately so that she can beat Abdullah in a race. But Wadjda’s mother won’t allow it, fearing repercussions from a society that sees bicycles as dangerous to a girl’s virtue. So Wadjda decides to try and raise the money herself.

At first, Wadjda’s mother is too preoccupied with convincing her husband not to take a second wife to realize what’s going on. And soon enough Wadjda’s plans are thwarted when she is caught running various schemes at school. Just as she is losing hope of raising enough money, she hears of a cash prize for a Koran recitation competition at her school. She devotes herself to the memorisation and recitation of Koranic verses, and her teachers begin to see Wadjda as a model pious girl. The competition isn‘t going to be easy, especially for a troublemaker like Wadjda, but she refuses to give in. She is determined to continue fighting for her dreams…

Haifaa Al-Mansour | Biography

Haifaa Al-Mansour is the first female filmmaker in Saudi Arabia and is regarded as one of the most significant cinematic figures in the Kingdom. She finished her bachelor’s degree in Literature at the American University in Cairo and completed a Master’s degree in Directing and Film Studies from the University of Sydney.

The success of her three short films, as well as the international acclaim of her award winning 2005 documentary Women Without Shadows, influenced a whole new wave of Saudi filmmakers and made the issue of opening cinemas in the Kingdom a front-page discussion. Within the Kingdom her work is both praised and vilified for encouraging discussion on topics generally considered taboo, like tolerance, the dangers of orthodoxy, and the need for Saudis to take a critical look at their traditional and restrictive culture.

Through both her films and her work in television and print media Al-Mansour is famous for penetrating the wall of silence surrounding the sequestered lives of Saudi women and providing a platform for their unheard voices

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

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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

Storm in a Teacup || Lets Start A Pussy Riot book launch @ Yoko Ono’s MELTDOWN Festival

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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 as part of the Activism weekend. 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 on the 15th of June at Meltdown (Available at Rough Trade shops on 24th of June). All profits go directly to Pussy Riot and their families. More details about the book and full list of contributors to follow.

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

Meltdown Activism Weekend Line-up:

  • Yoko Ono
  • Guerrilla Girls give a lecture and lead workshops.
  • Shami Chakrabarti leads a discussion about artists and activism with Bob and Roberta Smith and others.
  • Peaches talks with Jude Rogers.
  • Penny Woolcock in conversation.
  • Let’s Start A Pussy Riot book launch.

Ticket Prices: £15  Concession/Group Prices: 50% off (limited availability)

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

STORM IN A TEACUP: http://joinourteaparty.org

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

Rough Trade | Lets Start a Pussy Riot | Book Launch

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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

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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/

East London Fawcett announce Art Audit Results

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East London Fawcett unveiled their findings of their year-long campaign to examine the position of women with the arts in contemporary London.

The audit which looked at works from April 2012 – April 2013 gathered data on 134 commercial galleries in London, which collectively represent 3,163 artists. Gathered by a large group of dedicated volunteers, including a number of experienced researchers and statisticians, these figures will hopefully provide an objective basis for future discourse on women in the arts, and prompt further investigation of the area.

Check out the data and findings on the ELF website and the Guardian Datablog. The Guardian also analysed the results in this article “Women in Art: Why are all the Great Artists Men”

 Women in art audit

Fringe! Queer Film & Art Fest | April 11th-14th 2013

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<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/63163723″>FRINGE! FILM AND ARTS FEST TRAILER 2013</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/kostakis”>KONSTANTINOS MENELAOU</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

One Billion Rising UK | 14 Feb 2013

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OBR UK Art Festival | 14th Feb 2013


​One Billion Rising,
the new initiative of Eve Ensler, Tony Award winning author of the Vagina Monologues, is a campaign that seeks to end violence towards women and girls. OBR UK Art Festival brings together artists, performers, dancers, poets and playwrights, in unity against violence. Once we are aware of something we can begin to change it.

The 14th of February 2013 will mark the 15th anniversary of V-day, Eve Ensler’s foundation to help women victims of violence around the world. One Billion Rising celebrates that day making a stand against violence towards women, which is why this year we are reaching out to as many organizations as we can. This year we will be working with museums and galleries across the nation, putting on exhibitions that highlight the issues at stake.

​We will be having dance parties in institutions, and cultural centers in unity against violence. Working with established seminal artists such as Judy Chicago, as well as emerging talent OBR UK Art Festival will be putting on exhibitions, film screenings and a series of talks, using art and culture to help us rethink our social structures. JOIN US!


One Billion Rising, the new initiative of Eve Ensler, Tony Award winning author of the Vagina Monologues, is a global campaign, a grassroots movement that from Lima, to Paris, New Delhi to Kinshasa, Manila, to Bahrain is clamoring, loud and clear, for the end of violence towards women and girls. On February 14th, 2013, One Billion women and the men who love them will rise up on the planet, joining Eve Ensler and the activists of her foundation V-Day to strike, dance, shake the world and shift the energy, empower women and girls and break the cycle of violence.

Art has long been a vehicle of protest and an agent of change. Art is the most powerful the most direct and visceral way of speaking to people across boarders, and barriers. Art Motivates, art empowers, art opens people minds creating new ways of thinking. This is why I have wanted the OBR UK Art Festival as part of the campaign to bring together artists, performers, dancers, poets, playwrights, art lovers and the public in unity against violence. Once we are aware of something we can begin to change it.

Nadja Romain, Chair OBR UK Art Festival

 

Bodies of Silence #2

Tue. 12th Feb.2013,4.00pm-8.00pm  @ The Royal College of Art, 15-25 Howie Street, Battersea, London, SW11 4AS

Organised by CUNTemporary as part of the symposium “State and Statuses in art and cultural production” at the Royal College of Art.

BODIES OF SILENCE is a special project curated in support of ONE BILLION RISING London Art Festival, which includes international artists Regina José Galindo (Guatemala), Sukran Moral (Turkey) and Pilar Albarracín (Spain). Some of the emerging artists selected have been the result of an open call for work that stresses the ethical and political implications of silence as a by-product of traumatic crime.

Women, Violence, Chastity and Titian

Wed. 13th Feb. 2013 11.00am@ The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN

At The National Gallery curator Minna Moore will be offering a tour of the Titian paintings with an eye to addressing the subject of violence towards women. Spaces on this tour are limited please email elizabeth.gibbs@network.rca.ac.uk to reserve a place

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Putting the Heart back into Art with OBR and VDay

Thu. 14th Feb. 2013,From 10.30am to 6.00pm @Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX

For one day only the Dan Graham Drop-in-Centre, at The Hayward Gallery, will become a hub of intelligences as activists, community organizers, political thinkers, commentators and professions are brought together to reach out and discuss what they do with each other, as well as with visiting artists, art lovers and the public. Join Us!

Bodies of Silence #3

Thu. 14th Feb. 2013, 7.00pm to 11.00pm @ PLATFORM café bar & terrace, 1-7 Westgate Street, London E8 3RL

When Words Are Made Flesh

Organised by CUNTemporary

BODIES OF SILENCE is a special project curated in support of ONE BILLION RISING London Art Festival, which includes international artists Regina José Galindo (Guatemala), Sukran Moral (Turkey) and Pilar Albarracín (Spain). Tickets: £5.00

Women Art Revolution & One Billion Rising Films

Mon. 18th Feb. 2013, 1.00pm @ The Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High St, London E1 7QX

Lunch time screening of Women Art Revolution and a screening of Nina Menekes specially made short film to celebrate One Billion Rising.

Through intimate interviews, provocative art, and rare, historical film and video footage, this feature documentary reveals how art addressing political consequences of discrimination and violence, the Feminist Art Revolution radically transformed the art and culture of our times

I Dream of Congo:

12th – 23rd Feb. 2013,(showing on selected dates) @ Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL

Narratives from The Great Lakes

A major exhibition that aims to shed new light on a country gripped by the world’s longest running war ‘I Dream of Congo: Narratives from The Great Lakes’ will be a unique exhibition combining words and images from renowned international creatives alongside a groundbreaking exhibition of photos taken by women in eastern Congo.

Fans of Feminism

15th-23rd Feb. 2013 @ Cass Gallery, London Met University Central House, 159 Whitechapel High Street, London E17 4NP

Feminism is about equality and many world issues are considered by emerging, established and student artists. Work by Oriana Fox and Sarah Maple and 35 other artists. Free Entry

project ANNA

Sun. 24th Febr. 2013, 4.00pm @ Vibe Gallery, 100 Clements Road, SE16 4DG London

project ANNA is an artistic collaboration between Ewa Bathelier and Paulina Palian. It is a series of 10 dresses which symbolise evolution that ANNA undertakes from the moment she puts on the white wedding dress. Journey starts from the dress which almost unable her to move to the ultra mini black dress. All the dresses in between are a diary of the transformation. Each creation is shorter and braver; the white is gradually taken over the black. et just because dresses are lighter and smaller doesn’t mean ANNA has more freedom in them. Gradually the weight of the fabric taken from her body is added to the weight on her head. ANNA won’t ever become free…

TO BE CONCEIVED

6th-17th March 2013 Private Views: 9th & 16th March, The Old Police Station, 114-116 Amersham Vale, New Cross London SE14 6LG

While the binaries suggest an opposition of one thing against another,  this exhibition is wondering if the notion of Either/or could give way to Either/and…Mixed-media works by 38 artists .Free Entry

FOR FULL LISTINGS & MORE INFORMATION;  http://www.obrartfest.co.uk/

 

East London Fawcett | Jan 2013 Events

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East London Fawcett Group’s expanding campaign is starting 2013 with a series of exciting events, open to all! Join us this Saturday, for a tour of Hannah Sawtell’s latest project Vendor, at Bloomberg SPACE (meet at 12.30pm, Bloomberg SPACE, EC2A 1PQ).
On January 17th, ELF members are invited to an evening tour of group exhibition The Vivisector, centred around the work of Cindy Sherman, at Sprüth Magers Gallery. This will be followed by a trip to The Riflemaker Gallery for Deflowered – a retrospective exhibition of Judy Chicago works dating from the 1960′s. At both tours we will be treated to presentations from senior gallery staff members, (meet at 6.30pm, Sprüth Magers, W1S 4EJ).
Then, on 27th January, we will be presenting a tour of Judy Chicago and Louise Bourgeois, Helen Chadwick, Tracey Emin at Ben Uri Gallery, conducted by the show’s curator Rachel Dickson, followed by a trip to Camden Arts Centre to see Film in Space: An exhibition of film and expanded cinema selected by Guy Sherwin (meet at 1.30pm, Ben Uri Gallery, NW8 0RH).
All are very welcome. Check out our Upcoming Events page for further details and emailevents@eastlondonfawcett.org.uk to register for any of the above.

Free Film Screening: The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum Monday 21st January, 7pm

Cremer Street Salon, Unit 3 (ground floor), 37 Cremer St, Cremer Business Centre, E2 8HD. For more info please see attached invitation and map. To register please email: gabriela.calalesina@gmail.com

Free workshop for One Billion Rising Campaign with Stella Creasy MP Tuesday 22nd January,7pm – account3, 3 Birkbeck Street, London E2 6JY

 As part of the One Billion Rising Campaign, East London Fawcett is hosting a campaign workshop for your chance to get involved and talk about how ELF can campaign together to end violence against women. During the workshop, we will be considering effective campaign ideas and planning campaigns ahead of the One Billion Rising event on 14 February 2013. Information about One Billion Rising and OBR UK Art Festival. (Directions: from Bethnal Green Tube station walk towards  Whitechapel along Cambridge heath road, take first right at the post box. Account3 reception is on the left hand side) e-Directions: www.multimap.com/s/RYwM2R2

Free Exhibition Tour: Judy Chicago and Louise Bourgeois, Helen Chadwick, Tracy Emin Sunday 27th January 1:30pm – Ben Uri Gallery, 108A Boundary Road, London, London NW8 0RH

 For more info: http://elf-audit.com/upcoming-events/To register please email: events@eastlondonfawcett.org.uk

Heartbreak Laundrette, Sunday 17th February (TBC)

In collaboration with Pamphlet’s Heartbreak Launderette, ELF will host an afternoon of performance and discussion exploring celebrity breakup culture and the portrayal of female role models in the media, ultimately questioning the impact this can have on women and young girls. Please contact gemmarollsbentley@gmail.com if you wish to be involved.

ELF Talks: Women and Advertising, Thursday 21st March, 7pm – TBC

With a distinguished panel including Bonnie Greer and leading figures from the advertising industry, ELF will be asking will be considering if brands and advertisers are communicating well with women and, if not, why? This event aims to discuss the way that brands and advertisers talk to women when selling their products, and how these methods influence gender bias in society.

EAST LONDON FAWCETT: http://eastlondonfawcett.org.uk/