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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/

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

Rough Trade
PRE-ORDER NOW £20.00 @ ROUGH TRADE

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

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

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

STORM IN A TEACUPhttp://joinourteaparty.org

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

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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/

 

FREEDOM: Pussy Riot punk prayer commemoration event, London

Pussy Riot benefit London FEB 2013

FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/474135362649184/

Live: MIDAS FALL + AU PALAIS + SKINNY GIRL DIET + CAT BEAR TREE

DJs: CHVRCHES + KARIN PARK + NEUROTIC MASS MOVEMENT + THE VOYEURIST + SHEEN

Speakers: KERRY MCCARTHY MP + MIKE LERNER + MASHA KARP

Time: 6pm – 11pm *Set times coming soon…

Entry: Advance tickets £5 (http://www.wegottickets.com/event/208245) / on door £6.

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SHATTERJAPAN (www.facebook.com/SHATTERJAPAN) and POPULAR (www.facebook.com/populargroup) present this special non-profit event.

On 21 February 2012, members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot performed a “punk prayer” in a Moscow church for which they were arrested, detained for several months and eventually sentenced on 17 August 2012 to 2 years imprisonment. With two of the three members remaining imprisoned (Nadezhda “Nadya” Tolokonnikova and Maria “Masha“ Alyokhina), SHATTERJAPAN and POPULAR have collaborated to bring you a whole evening of entertainment, including people from the international music, film and political worlds, to commemorate the 1 year anniversary of the punk prayer performance and to celebrate freedom of expression.

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LIVE BANDS:

MIDAS FALL(www.midasfall.com)
Led by the hauntingly melancholic vocals of Elizabeth Heaton, Edinburgh-born and Manchester-based Midas Fall have sculpted a distinctive sound, combining elements of electronica and post-rock to create taut, shimmering soundscapes. Their 2010 debut LP “Eleven. Return and Revert” enjoyed critical acclaim internationally, with the opening track featured on the BBC drama “Lip Service.” This year sees the release of their long-awaited second album “Wilderness” on the eclectic Monotreme Records label

AU PALAIS (www.aupalaismusic.com)
Au Palais are a brother-sister duo from Toronto operating in London. They are currently completing their debut LP, an expansion of their dark, brooding, pop music that they first revealed on their Tender Mercy EP. Canada meets the UK…

SKINNY GIRL DIET (www.skinnygirldietband.tumblr.com)
One of the most exciting new all-girl bands in the UK and representing the capital city, these Riot Grrrls know how to roar!

CAT BEAR TREE (www.facebook.com/CatBearTreeBand)
Deriving their name from a kick ass cat and a cowardly bear, Cat Bear Tree are a London-based trio whose indie, melodic, sometimes poppy, sometimes punky tunes nod to indie alt acts like Sleater-Kinney, Electrelane and Warpaint. They’re currently gigging across London and beyond whilst preparing for the release of their debut EP.

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CHVRCHES (www.facebook.com/CHVRCHES)
This brilliant Glasgow electro band are set to take the UK by storm, having recently made it to the last five in the BBC Sound of 2013 poll, and are about to embark on their headlining UK tour. The music world is CHVRCHES’ oyster. Lead singer Lauren Mayberry joins us on this special evening. Lauren also co-founded TYCI, a collective run by women with a blog, zine, radio show and monthly live event in Glasgow (www.tyci.org.uk) – check it out!

KARIN PARK (www.karinpark.com)
Swedish electro genius Karin Park released her fantastic album “Highwire Poetry” in 2012, a year when she supported Gary Numan and enjoyed a UK headlining tour. Karin brought the house down with her DJ set at Hoxton last year – we’re looking forward to her shaking that roof again.

NEUROTIC MASS MOVEMENT (www.facebook.com/NEUROTICMASSMOVEMENT)
This seminal London band plays with clichés and transforms ordinary ideas into savage beasts, never afraid to make fun of themselves and their immediate environment. Their EP “EMPIRE OF TIN” will be released end of March 2013.

THE VOYEURIST (www.facebook.com/TheVoyeuristMusic)
Singer Sarah Nag and guitarist Richard “Rusty” Ruston make up this dark electro pop duo from London, who have supported the iconic likes of Peaches, Grimes and The Ting Tings, also remixing for MEN (JD Samson), Kool Thing and Au Palais.

SHEEN (www.facebook.com/sheenband)
Six-piece London band who are on the up and up

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SPEAKERS:

KERRY MCCARTHY
Kerry studied Russian, Politics and Linguistics at Liverpool University. Elected as the MP for Bristol East in 2005, Kerry is now a Shadow Foreign Minister. Her portfolio includes human rights, migration, international crime and the drugs trade, as well as UK relations with China, the Far East, South East Asia, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, the Caribbean, and Latin America. Kerry is a member of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Russia, and as part of her work on human rights she attended the Pussy Riot trial in Russia in August last year. Since the imprisonment of Maria Alyokhina, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Ekaterina Samucevich, Kerry has been working closely with the Performers’ Alliance and is one of Pussy Riot’s strongest advocates in the UK.

MIKE LERNER
Mike Lerner is a 2012 Academy Award-nominated producer/director (documentary “Hell and Back Again”) and co-producer/director of 2013 Sundance award-winning film “PUSSY RIOT – A PUNK PRAYER.” Over the course of six months, Lerner and Maxim Pozdorovkin filmed this documentary feature, telling the incredible story of the three Pussy Riot members Nadya, Masha and Katya who were given a two-year prison sentence for their 40-second “punk performance.” With unparalleled access, the film looks at the real people behind their now-famous colourful balaclavas. We will screen a clip of the exclusive footage at this event.

MASHA KARP
Masha Karp is a trustee of Rights in Russia and a London-based freelance journalist with a special interest in relations between Russia and the West. Masha was Russian Features editor (1997-2009) and a producer (1991-1997) with the BBC Russian Service.

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— Protect your arts communities and FREE PUSSY RIOT!

SIATC *UPDATE* DECEMBER 2012

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SIATC *UPDATE* DECEMBER 2012

Dear Teacups,

*Seasons Greetings and Best Wishes for the New Year!*

2012 has been an action packed year full of feminist activism, and Women’s equality and LBGTQ rights have increasingly become the frontline for discussion and debate in our evolving and changing society – from the US elections, to the Church of England; it’s very exciting times and feminism has been more relevant than ever. This year has also seen Pussy Riot raise the bar for feminist activism in the arts, reminding us to hold onto the freedom of expression that sometimes we take for granted, and inspired us all to remember the power of politics in our art, and we have responded with art, collaborative projects, protest and events that have shown the power of feminist action on a global scale.

Thanks to all that have been involved and those of you who came along to our events like the “Pussy Riot Fundraiser” presented by Storm in a Teacup alongside; Not So Popular & Girls Get Busy at The Shacklewell Arms in April, our “Herstory” Storytelling event on Hampstead Heath presented alongside London Dreamtime in August and The Shondes, The Tuts and Amity show presented by SIATC alongside The Girls Are at The Lexington in October.

We are also really excited about the new year, when we have an exciting announcement to make about our Lets Start a Pussy Riot zine in January and we are planning to be involved in the Women on the World Festival at The Southbank in March.

Some great seasonal delights coming up in the lead up towards Christmas; The first ever Queer Zine Fest in London is happening on Saturday 8th December. Check out the coverage in The Independent  and Diva Magazine. For full Zinster lineup see the Facebook Event. Also in South London is a new Riot Grrl/queer night; Bloody Ice Cream on Saturday 1st December with an awesome lineup; Skinny Girl Diet, Ethical Debating Society and My Therapist Says Hot Damn. For more information see the Facebook Event.

On 6th December East London Fawcett Group are launch their Cutting Women Out report into how austerity cuts have affected women living in Islington. With a panel including Emily Thornberry MP  and Clr Catherine West of Islington Council. Places are limited so please get in touch by emailing; info@eastlondonfawcett.org.uk  if you wish to attend. East London Fawcett group also have their Christmas drinks social planned for the 14 December and The next ELF: Artist talk is on 12 January at Bloomberg Space with artist Hannah Sawtell. For more information please see: http://eastlondonfawcett.org.uk

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 have just been handed a 2 year sentence for hooliganism and religious hatred. Find out how to support;
FOR LATEST NEWS & DONATE:
http://freepussyriot.org/
http://www.causes.com/causes/787323-free-pussy-riot-now-pussy-riot
LATEST NEWS:
http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/pussy-riot-suspects-go-on-hunger-strike/461594.html

East London Fawcett Group (ELF) Get involved with the “Great East London Art Audit” research 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://elf-audit.com/

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/

A Safe World for Women P
lease follow the wonderful work of this organisation, which connects grassroots organisations worldwide MORE INFO:http://www.asafeworldforwomen.org/partners-in-africa/partners-in-uganda/aware-uganda/awu-stories/2559-teddy-curran.html

Climate Rush Climate Rush seeks craftswomen of all kinds to support the campaign and help to create a beautiful future. The group meets every Thursday at 7pm, Carnaby Street.
MORE INFO
: http://www.climaterush.co.uk/

ART | MUSIC | PERFORMANCE

OPEN SUBMISSIONS | GET INVOLVED

Lets Start a Pussy Riot zine open submissions
DEADLINE: Ongoing
OPEN SUBMISSION INFORMATION:
You are invited to submit a creative response in celebration and investigation of freedom of speech, feminism, Pussy Riot and our own place within democratic society. We are accepting submissions in forms of essays, poetry, short stories, investigative journalism, and letters of support. Scholarly, creative and non- fiction writing and artwork. Photos, artwork, music, lyrics. Submissions should be sent to: letsstartapussyriot@yahoo.co.uk
MORE INFO:
 http://letsstartapussyriot.wordpress.com/get-involved/
FACEBOOK PAGE:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/LETS-START-A-PUSSY-RIOT/212071305586673

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


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COMING UP IN DECEMBER 2012

30 November – 15 January 2013 | Music & Liberation: Feminist Music Making in the UK 1970-1980’s Exhibition @ Space Station Sixty Five, London. How feminists used music as an activist tool to entertain and empower women during the 1970s and 1980s. It brings together for the first time a diverse collection of women’s cultural heritage to inspire and inform contemporary audiences about the politics of music making. Come along to the opening party on Friday 30th November.
FACEBOOK EVENT:
http://www.facebook.com/events/196908370424852/
MORE INFO:
http://music-and-liberation.tumblr.com/

29 November – 9 February 2012 || Donmar Warehouse presents; Julius Caesar
Phyllida Lloyd directs an all-female company in Shakespeare’s raw and eternal study of power. The poster for the production shows women dressed as PUSSY RIOT. This production marks Phyllida Lloyd’s return to theatre, and to the Donmar stage, after her film The Iron Lady. Tickets on sale now, only limited tickets still available.
MORE INFO
: http://www.donmarwarehouse.com/pl153.html

Ongoing || Long March to Equality Exhibition @ The Women’s Library Spanning over four hundred years, this exhibition offers the opportunity to delve into and discover “the greatest collection of women’s history in the world”.The Long March to Equality brings together for the first time some of the rarest items from the Womens Library collections.
FACEBOOK EVENT
:http://www.facebook.com/events/222482641210886/
WOMENS LIBRARY:
http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/thewomenslibrary/

Ongoing || Lets Hear it for the Boys Exhibition @ The Women’s Library Let’s hear it for the boys! will showcase the men who have worked with, helped shape, and appear in The Women’s Library collections
FACEBOOK EVENT:
http://www.facebook.com/events/334012556692699/
WOMENS LIBRARY:
http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/thewomenslibrary/

1 December || Bloody Ice Cream launch night @ The Grosvenor, SW9. Live: Skinny Girl Diet, Ethical Debating Society, My Therapist Says Hot Damn. Plus Zines and DJs including Girl Germs spinning the best of riot grrrl/indie/90s Doors at 8.30pm, £5/£4 with a flyer.
FACEBOOK EVENT:
http://www.facebook.com/events/527239767292154/

6 December || ELF CAMPAIGNS: Cutting Women Out Launch, 7.30pm.Launch of report into how austerity cuts have affected women living in Islington. With a panel including Emily Thornberry MP  and Clr Catherine West of Islington Council. Places are limited so please get in touch if you wish to attend.
EMAIL:
info@eastlondonfawcett.org.uk to book your place.
MORE INFO:
http://eastlondonfawcett.org.uk

8 December || Queer Zine Fest @ Space Station Sixty-Five, SE11. Expect talks, workshops, music, art, films, exhibitions, food and stacks of queerific zines. 12.00pm – 7pm.
THE INDEPENDENT COVERAGE:
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/features/zine-and-done-it-8300830.html
DIVA COVERAGE:
http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/arts-entertainment/queer-fanzines-diy-for-life.aspx
FACEBOOK EVENT:
http://www.facebook.com/events/232251613569656/


14 December || ELF: SOCIAL Christmas drinks
, 7pm. Location TBC
2012 has been an extraordinary year for ELF. Join them for Christmas drinks!
MORE INFO: http://eastlondonfawcett.org.uk

15 December || Club Motherfu*ker Christmas Party @ Shacklewell Arms. Line up TBA
£5.00adv £7.00 on door.
FACEBOOK EVENT:
http://www.facebook.com/events/109039439258583/?fref=ts

16 December || Bust Magazine; Christmas Craftacular @ York Hall, Bethnal Green. SHOP at over 75 stalls of the very hottest in handmade. CRAFT a sequine bauble with the ladies of GranMade at Great Croft; fashion a festive fascinator with Hatastic; stitch up a storm with Craftivist Collective. Plus DJS! 12.00pm -6.00pm, £2.00 admission
FACEBOOK EVENT:
http://www.facebook.com/events/438805086180680/

17 December || Violet Noise present; Christmas Noise @ Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, 8pm, FREE.  DEE PLUME of Robots in Disguise fame (LIVE) THE BEAUTIFUL WORD (LIVE) CRAFT MY LEFT ONE arts collective and VIOLET NOISE (DJ SET)
FACEBOOK EVENT:
http://www.facebook.com/events/252650198194284/

20 December | T-Club @ Dalston Superstore, 8.30pm – 2.30 am. DJs Film Screening, Art.
FACEBOOK EVENT: 
http://www.facebook.com/events/1233097696830778/

21 December || Unskinny Bopalypse@ Bethnal Green Working Mens Club. Complimentary glass of sherry and mince pie (for early-comers), Santa’s grotto, Extra downstairs lounge bar with Xmas karaoke, Top 10 countdown of our best songs of 2012, Xmas hits including top secret end of the night dancing to a very special song. 10pm-2am *no entry after midnight* £5 (£3 before 10pm / concessions)
FACEBOOK EVENT:
http://www.facebook.com/events/395030787244285/

21 December || Club Lesley Christmas Do @ Dalston Superstore.  
MAXX DMX , BISOUX, WOLF, VICKI JEAN ROSIE MAE + dancing elves & tinsel , 9.00pm – 3.00am.
FACEBOOK EVENT:
http://www.facebook.com/events/307634346007715/

21 December || OPP Christmas Warehouse Party @ Corner of Hoxton st and Drysdale St, N1 6NG. 10pm-6am. £8 on the door £6 in advance via ticket web
FACEBOOK EVENT:
http://www.facebook.com/events/382832568463076/


COMING UP IN JANUARY 2013

12 January || ELF Artist’s Talk @ Bloomberg Space ELF members are invited to listen to artist Hannah Sawtell discuss her work during the exhibition of her current project Vendor. The work has been specially commissioned to create two linked, site-specific exhibitions, Vendor at Bloomberg SPACE and Osculator at the ICA, These exhibitions of video work and installation mark Sawtell’s first solo projects in the UK. RSVP: eastlondonfawcett@gmail.com for more info and to reserve a place
MORE INFO: http://eastlondonfawcett.org.uk

Over and Out,

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

SIATC *UPDATE* NOVEMBER 2012

SIATC *UPDATE* NOVEMBER

Dear Teacups,

Last month we saw some amazing feminist action from UK Feminista at their Feminist lobby of Parliament on 24th of October. Good news for womens rights and gay rights in the US and beyond with Obama being re-elected for a second term. Plus Katja, one of the Pussy Riot three, was released on probation in October. Also good news about the future of The Women’s Library. A new home has been found at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) the downside is they will not be able to maintain the building and will be vacating the purpose built library in Aldgate in 2013. Still it’s nice to have some good news and lots more positive feminist events and actions coming up this month and we all must keep standing up and speaking out to see real, positive progress happening.

This month don’t miss the Music & Liberation exhibition.This amazing collection of zines, photos, art and music of the UK Women’s Liberation Movement from 1970-1989 and has been touring the UK this Autumn. Its final stop is London at Space Station Sixty-Five in Oval. Come along to the free opening event on the 30th November with a performance from folk legend Frankie Armstrong and a talk from Sadista Sister Jude Alderson. The exhibition runs from the 1st of December until the 13th January with a closing event featuring a documentary about Gina Birch (The Raincoats) band; The Gluts. For more info about the archive check out the Women Liberation Music Archive website.

The  Reclaim the Night women-only national march against sexual violence and for gender equality, organised annually by the London Feminist Network is happening on Saturday 24th of November from 6pm. The Feminist Library are hosting a social on Saturday 24th at 2pm with bring and buy book-sale and refreshments. East London Fawcett Group will be marching together and hosting a info stall, so get in touch with them if you want to get involved.

This month there are also some fantastic feminist film festivals coming up; Underwire Fest from the 20th – 24th November and London Feminist Film Fest at Hackney Picturehouse from 29th November until 2nd December with a selection of Feminist films and documentaries. Underwire Festival boast a full week long programme of short films shortlisted for prizes in screenwriting, directing and producing. For full programme of film showings and events please follow links below.
Underwire 2012:
http://www.underwirefestival.com/2012festival/
London Feminist Film Fest:
http://londonfeministfilmfestival.com/

Another date for the diary; Saturday 8th December is the first ever Queer Zine Fest London. It’s a fantastic lineup of zine distros, zine artists, workshops and much, much more. They got some great coverage in The Independent last week. For full Zinster lineup see the Facebook Event. Also in South London is a new Riot Grrl/queer night; Bloody Ice Cream on Saturday 1st December with an awesome lineup; Skinny Girl Diet, Ethical Debating Society and My Therapist Says Hot Damn. For more information see the Facebook Event.

In October Storm in a Teacup and The Girls Are.. presented a show at the Lexington for New York band The Shondes, with support from The Tuts and AmiTY. Thank you to all involved and that came along in support it was a great night, great crowd and check out The Girls Are review which features some great photos (yip I just said great three times!!!). and hopefully we might have some more fem fronted gigs on the cards in the new year. In other Storm in a Teacup news we are itching to tell you about the project that has been brewing for a few months now for Lets Start a Pussy Riot. We hope to soon be able to reveal what we have planned alongside some amazing artists, musicians and collectives. We really wanted to create a lasting legacy and impact with this project and so its well worth the wait.

East London Fawcett Group
launched their new website and continue their amazing work with the Great East London Art Audit and getting some well deserved press coverage. They have also got some great events coming up including; a discussion about Women & Sport on the 25th November, which includes a special screening Melanie Brown’s photo-film, Fighting for Peace: Kabul’s Female Boxers, the event is also a fundraiser to support female boxers in Afghanistan. Also on Saturday 24th November ELF free Artist Talk; “The role of the Artist” where artists Rose Gibbs and Leah Capaldi will discuss Capaldi’s new work at the Zabludowicz collection with a special emphasis on the role of the artist, and the trials and tribulations of an art education. For more information about attending these events please email: eastlondonfawcett@gmail.com

Check out some recent press about ELF’s art audit  in Time Out and Huffington Post;
TIME OUT:
http://now-here-this.timeout.com/2012/09/03/is-there-equality-for-women-in-the-arts/
HUFFINGTON POST:
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/10/23/sexism-art-world_n_2005498.html?1351008965

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 about these events or becoming a member please check out the ELF audit website 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 have just been handed a 2 year sentence for hooliganism and religious hatred. Find out how to support;
FOR LATEST NEWS & DONATE:
http://freepussyriot.org/
http://www.causes.com/causes/787323-free-pussy-riot-now-pussy-riot
LATEST NEWS: http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/pussy-riot-suspects-go-on-hunger-strike/461594.html

East London Fawcett Group (ELF) Get involved with the “Great East London Art Audit” research 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://elf-audit.com/

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/

A Safe World for Women Please follow the wonderful work of this organisation, which connects grassroots organisations worldwide via:MORE INFO:http://www.asafeworldforwomen.org/partners-in-africa/partners-in-uganda/aware-uganda/awu-stories/2559-teddy-curran.html

Climate Rush Climate Rush seeks craftswomen of all kinds to support the campaign and help to create a beautiful future. The group meets every Thursday at 7pm, Carnaby Street.
MORE INFO: http://www.climaterush.co.uk/

ART | MUSIC | PERFORMANCE

OPEN SUBMISSIONS | GET INVOLVED

Lets Start a Pussy Riot zine open submissions
DEADLINE: Ongoing
OPEN SUBMISSION INFORMATION:
You are invited to submit a creative response in celebration and investigation of freedom of speech, feminism, Pussy Riot and our own place within democratic society. We are accepting submissions in forms of essays, poetry, short stories, investigative journalism, and letters of support. Scholarly, creative and non- fiction writing and artwork. Photos, artwork, music, lyrics. Submissions should be sent to: letsstartapussyriot@yahoo.co.uk
MORE INFO:  http://letsstartapussyriot.wordpress.com/get-involved/
FACEBOOK PAGE:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/LETS-START-A-PUSSY-RIOT/212071305586673

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


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COMING UP NOVEMBER 2012

Ongoing || Long March to Equality Exhibition @ The Women’s Library Spanning over four hundred years, this exhibition offers the opportunity to delve into and discover “the greatest collection of women’s history in the world”.The Long March to Equality brings together for the first time some of the rarest items from the Womens Library collections.
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/222482641210886/
WOMENS LIBRARY: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/thewomenslibrary/

Ongoing || Lets Hear it for the Boys Exhibition @ The Women’s Library Let’s hear it for the boys! will showcase the men who have worked with, helped shape, and appear in The Women’s Library collections
FACEBOOK EVENT:http://www.facebook.com/events/334012556692699/
WOMENS LIBRARY: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/thewomenslibrary/

15 November || T-Club @ Dalston Superstore. DJs THE LIBRARIAN, FELIX the BARBER, RICKY ALMEIDA, SHAMPAIN. Plus much more. Free. 8.30pm onwards.
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/470860299625148/

16 November || Unskinny Bop @ Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club Anything goes knees up for queers & misfits. DJs play bubblegum pop, girl punk, rock&roll, soul, divas & women who ROCK.  £5 (£3 conc / flyer) 9.00pm – 2.00am. No entry after 12am.
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/518692738140955/

16 November || Club Lesley @ Dalston Superstore. 9pm onwards. MDMX + MAXX DMX
BISOUX + JOHN RENAUD in the steampit basement £5 after 10.
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/282585795186674/

17 November || OBJECT! Turn Your Back on Page 3 Protest @ News International HQ. 2pm. Turn Your Back on Page 3 campaign and other feminist groups, we’ll be marking the anniversary of Page 3 with a protest outside News International HQ calling for an end to sexist misrepresentations of women in our press.
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/422543917805364/
MORE INFO: http://www.object.org.uk

18 November || Feminist Film Evening @ House of Brag, Kennington. 5pm onwards. Film, raffle and refreshments. Suggested donation £2 -£5 raising funds for Feminism in London’s 2013 conference.
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/109419022556024/

20 – 24 November || Underwire Film Fest 2012 @ Ritzy, Brixton. Celebrating shorts by Women. Submissions for short films now open.
FULL PROGRAMME: http://www.underwirefestival.com/2012festival/
MORE INFO: http://underwirefestival.com

23 November || Giddy Up! @ The Betsey Trotwood.An alternative night for the homosexually inclined and their friends.  9pm onwards. Free.
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/489027364463767/

24 November || Reclaim the Night Social @ The Feminist Library, 2pm onwards. Social gathering before the march.
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/113179455510343/

24 November || Reclaim the Night March assemble @ Whitehall Place, 6pm. Join with thousands of women to shout a loud NO to rape and male violence against women and demand justice for survivors.
MORE INFO: www.reclaimthenight.org
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/275013282618165/

24 November || ELF Artist Talks “The role of the Artist” with Rose Gibbs and Leah Capaldi @  Zabludowicz Collection (Library room), NW5 3PT. 1pm. Artists Rose Gibbs and Leah Capaldi will discuss Capaldi’s new work at the Zabludowicz collection with a special emphasis on the role of the artist, and the trials and tribulations of an art education.RSVP to add your name to the list: eastlondonfawcett@gmail.com.
EAST LONDON FAWCETT GROUP: http://www.facebook.com/groups/eastlondonfawcett/
EAST LONDON FAWCETT GROUP WEBSITE: http://elf-audit.com/upcoming-events/

24 November || TWAT b. presents; AUSTRA, DAM MANTLE (live), Planningtorock, Anika (DJS) plus much more. @ Victorian Volts, EC2A 3JF 10pm – 5pm £10.00.
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/136562446491341/

24 November || Sister Sister @ The Victoria, Mile End. Djs include: Girls Get Busy & Not So Popular. Playing the best & biggest female fronted sounds from hip hop, UK garage, rap and r’n’b, to d’n’b & reggae.
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/293329184105047/

25 November || East London Fawcett Group hosts Women & Sport discussion @ Body Studio, EC2A 3AY. With a special screening of Melanie Brown’s photo-film, Fighting for Peace: Kabul’s Female Boxers, the event is also a fundraiser to support female boxers in Afghanistan. A discussion will be led by Francesca Brown (Fair Game Campaign, Stylist Magazine), Naomi Gibson (Founder, Girls in Gloves), Margaret Pope (Director and Founder, Body Studio), Trecia-Kaye Smith (Jamaican athlete and triple jumper) and Laura Williamson (Sports Writer, The Daily Mail) . £5.00 entry (£2 unwaged) on door. RSVP to add your name to the list: eastlondonfawcett@gmail.com.EAST LONDON FAWCETT GROUP: http://www.facebook.com/groups/eastlondonfawcett/

EAST LONDON FAWCETT GROUP WEBSITE: http://elf-audit.com/upcoming-events/

29 November || Women Make Noise @ Power Lunches. LIVE: Trash Kit, Covergirl, Sisters, Woolf. Launch gig to celebrate the publication of Women Make Noise: Girl Bands from Motown to Modern. Out now on Supernova Press (special women & arts imprint of Aurora Metro)  FREE GIG! Though contributions for the bands are very welcome. Get there early as there is limited capacity.Bands start at 8pm. RSVP: rebecca@aurorametro.com
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/478924028797272/

29 November-2 December || London Feminist Film Festival @ Hackney Picturehouse. Join the mailing list by sending an email with the header “mailing list” to info@londonfeministfilmfestival.com.
FULL PROGRAMME: http://londonfeministfilmfestival.com/programme/
MORE INFO: http://londonfeministfilmfestival.com/

29 November – 9 February 2012 || Donmar Warehouse presents; Julius Caesar Phyllida Lloyd directs an all-female company in Shakespeare’s raw and eternal study of power. The poster for the production shows women dressed as PUSSY RIOT. This production marks Phyllida Lloyd’s return to theatre, and to the Donmar stage, after her film The Iron Lady. Tickets on sale now, only limited tickets still available.
MORE INFO: http://www.donmarwarehouse.com/pl153.html

30 November – 15 January 2013 | Music & Liberation: Feminist Music Making in the UK 1970-1980’s Exhibition @ Space Station Sixty Five, London. How feminists used music as an activist tool to entertain and empower women during the 1970s and 1980s. It brings together for the first time a diverse collection of women’s cultural heritage to inspire and inform contemporary audiences about the politics of music making. Come along to the opening party on Friday 30th November.
OPENING PARTY FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/121988741290913/
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/196908370424852/
MORE INFO: http://music-and-liberation.tumblr.com/

30 November || Debbie @ Resistance Gallery. DEBBIE is a night of female-fronted rock, pop & indie, for gays, girls, freaks and geeks. 9.00pm onwards. Free before 10, £3 till 11, £5 after 11. Last entry 11.45 pm.
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/477729758937296/


COMING UP IN DECEMBER 2012

1 December || Bloody Ice Cream launch night @ The Grosvenor, SW9. Live: Skinny Girl Diet, Ethical Debating Society, My Therapist Says Hot Damn. Plus Zines and DJs including Girl Germs spinning the best of riot grrrl/indie/90s Doors at 8.30pm, £5/£4 with a flyer. FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/527239767292154/

8 December || Queer Zine Fest @ Space Station Sixty-Five, SE11. Expect talks, workshops, music, art, films, exhibitions, food and stacks of queerific zines. 12.00pm – 7pm.
THE INDEPENDENT COVERAGE: http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/features/zine-and-done-it-8300830.html
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/232251613569656/

15 December || Club Motherfu*ker Christmas Party @ Shacklewell Arms. Line up TBA
£5.00adv £7.00 on door.
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/109039439258583/?fref=ts

Over and Out,

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

Music & Liberation Exhibition (Women’s Music & Activism from 1970 -1989) & Launch Night

Music & Liberation Archive Exhibition & Launch Event

Launch Night: 30 November
Exhibition Run: 1 Dec – 13 Jan

Don’t miss ‘Music & Liberation’, an exhibition about music and activism in the UK Women’s Liberation Movement 1970-1989, has been touring the UK this Autumn.

Its final stop is the bright lights of London, at the fantastic Space Station Sixty-Five, 373 Kennington Rd, nearest tube is Oval.

We want you to come to the grand opening event, which will feature wine, tea, fizzy water and nibbles, as well as some songs from folk legend Frankie Armstrong, and a talk from Sadista Sister Jude Alderson.

Come along and see the exhibition in its new London home for the first time!

FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/121988741290913/

Exhibition runs: 1 Dec – 13 Jan
Space Station Sixty-Five, Building One, 373 Kennington Road, London SE11 4PS
Thursday- Sunday 12-6.00 pm
The gallery is closed from 17 December – 9 January and will open again for the last weekend of Music & Liberation on 10 December.

EVENTS/OPENING: 30 November

6.30-8.30 pm – All Welcome
Legendary folk singer Frankie Armstrong will sing a few songs and Jude Alderson, founder of cult performance act the Sadista Sisters will share her memories.

8 December
The inaugural Queer Zine Fest London, 12-7pm. With its own programme of talks and DJ’s

8 December- 13 January
An exhibition of posters from Melanie Maddison’s Shape & Situate fanzine of inspirational women.

Closing Events – 13 January
2.00 – 3.30pm
A conversation between Barby Asante, founder of the South London Black Music Archive, and exhibition curator Deborah Withers about community memories, generational transmission and music. Chaired by Tom Perchard, author of Lee Morgan – His Life, Music and Culture.

4-5pm
Film showing of a documentary about The Gluts, who are comprised of Hayley Newman, Gina Birch and Kaffe Matthews. ‘The Gluts resist the current dismantling of culture and our welfare state – market-led solutions, corporate greed, millionaire government types, capitalism and their roles within climate change and its ongoing effect on our world and people. We want life, not death: education not poverty: fulfilment not oppression. We want libraries with books in them, a healthy health service and a global commons for everyone to share and enjoy, now and in the future!’
The film will be followed by a Q & A, and the showing of Gluts’ pop videos.

This event is absolutely free to attend, and the venue is wheelchair accessible.

The exhibition will thereafter be open Thurs-Sun 12-6pm until 13 January.

Space Station Sixty-Five is closed from 17 December – 9 January. The gallery will open again for the last weekend of Music & Liberation on 10 January.

http://www.spacestationsixtyfive.com/
http://music-and-liberation.tumblr.com/
http://womensliberationmusicarchive.wordpress.com/

Contact debiwithers@yahoo.co.uk for more information

From the Back of the Room Screening

 

* FROM THE BACK OF THE ROOM *
Documentary by Washington DC filmmaker Amy Oden, chronicling women in diy punk cultures, and exploding the myth that ‘every girl is a riot grrrl’.

Screening on Sunday 28th Oct, 6pm
@ The Shacklewell Arms

71 Shacklewell Lane
E8 2EB
Tel: 020 7249 0810
Nearest tube: Dalston Kingsland
http://www.shacklewellarms.com/

Bands:

– WOOLF –
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Woolf/101311286594361
www.woolf.bandcamp.com

– SKINNY GIRL DIET –
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Skinny-Girl-Diet/155342227835901?ref=ts

Online ticket link: http://www.shacklewellarms.com/listings/eventdetails/28-oct-12-from-the-back-of-the-room-screening-the-shacklewell-arms/

Nearest Tube station: Dalston Kingsland
Doors 6.00pm, film 6.30pm, bands 9.00pm
£5 on the door

http://youtu.be/R0o3Tsh0qyI

Synopsis:

In the early 1980s, American hardcore punk began to take shape in Washington, DC. This subculture blossomed in the United States, with bands like Minor Threat at the helm. Women, however, did not gain much visibility in this community until the 1990s, when Bikini Kill and their contemporaries spawned the riot grrrl movement.

Although Bikini Kill and riot grrrl made undeniably important contributions to underground music and culture, their peers and predecessors are often forgotten, both by music fans and feminists. From the Back of the Room aims to remedy this, beginning in 1981.

Cynthia Connolly, Tribe 8, Chris Boarts-Larson of Slug and Lettuce, and others take the viewer through these early years, exploring the development of the role of women in the national music scene through venues like ABC No Rio, and 924 Gilman Street. Kathleen Hanna and Allison Wolfe discuss the rise of riot grrrl, and the movement’s staying power in underground music is disputed by many of the women interviewed.

The film moves through the 1990s with interviews from Naked Aggression, Submission Hold, Look Back and Laugh, Sick Fix, and Detestation. Booking agents, zine authors, musicians, and artists are all featured, giving the film a well-rounded scope. Red Thread, Condenada and Bruise Violet bring the viewer into the present tense.

Although respect is given to the riot grrrl movement, the second half of the film focuses more specifically on the variety of issues that face women in underground music. Beauty ideals, sexuality, motherhood, race and sexual violence are all discussed. Hopes for the future, and advice for younger women close out this heartfelt portrait of women in music.

FROM THE BACK OF THE ROOM ZINE!

We’re putting together a zine to commemorate the event.
Topics: women + punk! Love letters to yr favourite women in punk, celebrations of queer women in punk, constructive critiques on punk scenes/cultures, thoughts on being a female-identified punk etc. Submissions (200 words max for written pieces and/or b&w illustrations, A5 size) should include yr name and any email addy/web site info. Send ’em here: charlotte.richardson.andrews@gmail.com. Deadline: Sun 21st Oct.