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CLIT ROCK | Episode 2 @ The Lexington

CLIT ROCK | Episode 2

Sunday 27th May 2012
7pm @ The Lexington

FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/307711645966488/

An event to raise awareness and funds for Daughters Of Eve an organisation committed to preventing and ultimately eradicating Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Feel Free to contact DanaJadeMusic@gmail.com for mo’ info!
Please help us spread the word…

Live Bands:

Throwing Up
https://www.facebook.com/throwingup

Dana Jade
https://www.facebook.com/danajademusic

DJs:

Daughters of the Kaos (Club Motherfucker)
https://www.facebook.com/ClubMofo

Spoken word Artist (TBC)

Video backdrop by Kimatica
https://www.facebook.com/kimatica?ref=ts

£5 Tickets here:
http://daughtersofeveclitrockepisode2.eventbrite.com/

SIATC, Girls Get Busy & Not So Popular present; Pussy Riot | London Fundraiser

PUSSY RIOT FUNDRAISER
Sunday 22nd of April @ The Shacklewell Arms
2.00pm – 11.00pm
Not So Popular, Girls Get Busy and Storm in a Teacup are teaming up to raise money and awareness for the Free Pussy Riot campaign: http://freepussyriot.org/

FACEBOOK EVENThttp://www.facebook.com/events/147284122067968/


CONFIRMED STALLS:
THE FEMINIST LIBRARY,  FINANCIALLY HARD TIMES ZINE, GIRLS GET BUSY ZINE, SHE BANG ZINE
CONFIRMED SPEAKERS:
CHARLOTTE RICHARDSON-ANDREWS (WEARS THE TROUSERS MAGAZINE) || http://wearsthetrousers.com/
EAST LONDON FAWCETT GROUP
CATHERINE BROGAN (POET) || http://catherinebrogan.com/

CONFIRMED CRAFTS (2.30pm – 4.30pm)
SHOREDITCH SISTERS “PUSSY PATCHING” WORKSHOP
TASMIN OMOND’S BALACLAVA MAKING WORKSHOP
“How to Make a Balaclava” with CLIMATE RUSH
DJS:
THROWING UP
JOSH HALL
GGB
NOT SO POPULAR
ZOE JENKIN
VERITY SUSMAN (ELECTRELANE)

£5.00 DONATION (ALL money donated to PUSSY RIOT)

We will have zine & comic stalls, bands, DJs and guest speakers (all TBC) all committed to spreading the word and raising money to free Maria Alekhina, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Ekaterina Samusevich.

The 22nd is sandwiched between the ACTION DAY (21st) and the RUSSIAN EMBASSY MARCH (23rd) so come down and help and have fun…

MORE INFO ABOUT PUSSY RIOT

PUSSY RIOT speak: “we realized that this country needs a militant, punk-feminist, street band that will rip through Moscow’s streets and squares, mobilize public energy against the evil crooks of the Putinist junta and enrich the Russian cultural and political opposition with themes that are important to us: gender and LGBT rights, problems of masculine conformity, absence of a daring political message on the musical and art scenes, and the domination of males in all areas of public discourse.” http://www.vice.com/read/A-Russian-Pussy-Riot

Pussy Riot blog: http://pussy-riot.livejournal.com/
Protest event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/337054436346614/?ref=ts
SIATC blog post about PROTEST:
https://joinourteaparty.org/2012/04/01/free-pussy-riot-protest-russian-embassy-london/
BBC coverage:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17667782
GUARDIAN article:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/apr/05/amnesty-vladimir-putin-pussy-riot

NOT SO POPULAR
http://notsopopular.com/
STORM IN A TEACUP
https://joinourteaparty.org/
GIRLS GET BUSY
http://girlsgetbusyzine.tumblr.com/

SIATC *UPDATE* APRIL 2012

SIATC *UPDATE* APRIL 2012

Dear Teacups,

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

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

The next wave of The Great East London Art Audit is about to begin! Find out how to get involved with the East London Fawcett Group’s campaign to find out the truth about representation of women in the art world. For more information please see this blog post and contact East London Fawcett Group at eastlondonfawcett@gmail.com

Please visit the Storm in a Teacup blog site to find out how to get involved in the collective and to keep up with the latest news. http://joinourteaparty.org

If you are a promoter or organiser and you would like us to list your event, project or campaign  or distribute flyers or zines on our info stalls, please get in touch.


OPEN SUBMISSIONS | GET INVOLVED

FEMINIST ACTIVISM

FREE PUSSY RIOT Support the Russian feminist punk group, who currently have 3 members in prison awaiting trial for a performance in an Orthodox Church. Find out how to support;
FOR LATEST NEWS:
http://freepussyriot.org/
BBC NEWS:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17366601
LONDON PROTEST:
http://www.facebook.com/events/337054436346614/
LONDON FUNDRAISER:
http://www.facebook.com/events/147284122067968/

East London Fawcett Group (ELF) launched in June 2011 and are currently looking for volunteers for “Great East London Art Audit” research. For more info info please email eastlondonfawcett@gmail.com
FACEBOOK GROUP:
http://www.facebook.com/groups/eastlondonfawcett/

UK Feminista London Activist Group: UK Feminista has set up a new London-based feminist activist group. Over the coming year the group will be staging a series of creative, bold actions to challenge sexism and provide visible resistance where women’s rights are under threat. The group meets on the first Monday of each month.
Email to get get involved;
activist@ukfeminista.org
MORE INFO:
http://ukfeminista.handsupstaging.com/take-action/uk-feminista-action-group/

ART | MUSIC | PERFORMANCE

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

VV Collective Are you a female visual fine artist? Join VV members lounge, and sign up to their mailing-list to find out about open submissions for upcoming exhibitions.
MORE INFO:
http://wearevv.wordpress.com/members-lounge-2/
APPLY: http://wearevv.wordpress.com

Storm in a Teacup collective plan to put on some great feminist friendly art parties in 2012 so contact us  if you would like to get involved or collaborate. storminateacup2009@googlemail.com


COMING UP IN APRIL 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

COMING UP IN MAY 2012

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

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

Over and Out,

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

Ladyfest EAST London | April 1st 2012

LadyfestEASTLondon

Hoxton Bar and Kitchen, Hoxton Square, London. Here’s a map: http://g.co/maps/7h7rr
April 1st 2012

Doors open 2pm.

ALL DAY TICKETS just £5 in advance from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/159526 (£6 on the door)

From 2pm and running all day- Stalls including zines, cakes, book swap, tombola, jewellery and much much more!

Please note, times are correct as we go to press but MAY be subject to change.

2.45-3.45pm- Days for Girls WORKSHOP

What if not having tampons or pads kept you isolated during menstruation?

• No study for days.
• No income for days.
• No access to hygiene … for days.

It happens every day worldwide to women in impoverished communities.
Join Days for Girls at LadyfestEASTLondon in making washable menstruation kits to be distributed across the globe.
www.daysforgirls.org

No need to book: Just turn up!

4.00- 5.00pm- Alpha Betty collage WORKSHOP

Share the Ladyfest message with the streets! Join Alpha Betty in creating a collaged paper protest pennant to add to the LadyfestEASTLondon bunting.
Come and cut, paste, draw, scribble, letraset and stencil to add to a collaborative string of artwork that we’ll hang around Hoxton Square!
http://alphabettysoup.wordpress.com/

No need to book: Just turn up!

5.15-6.15pm- Urban Gardening WORKSHOP

Author Helen Babbs, author of My Garden, the City and Me: Rooftop Adventures in the Wilds of London reads from her book,
and gives you tips and inspiration for creating your own garden, however little space you have. PLUS- We will supply pots, seeds and compost
so you can start your own little piece of urban paradise!
http://helenbabbs.wordpress.com/

No need to book: Just turn up!

Live Entertainment

6.45- 7.20pm

Poetry and comedy from:

Rachael Allen
http://www.granta.com/Contributors/Rachael-Allen

Emily Hasler
http://peonymoon.wordpress.com/2011/08/31/emily-haslers-natural-histories/

Viv Groksop
http://www.guardian.co.uk/profile/vivgroskop

Live music

7.30-7.50pm- Minnie Birch
http://www.facebook.com/minniebirch

8- 8.30pm- Pettybone
http://pettybone.blogspot.co.uk/

8.45-9.15pm- Thought Forms
http://thoughtformsband.blogspot.co.uk/

9.30-10pm- Lilies on Mars
http://liliesonmars.com/

PLUS- Dancing til late!

Get your dancing shoes on….

LadyfestEASTLondon DJs spin classic tracks from girl groups to riot grrrl to the best of the new female music scene!

LADYFEST EAST LONDON

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/201393729960933/

Blogsite: http://ladyfesteastlondon.blogspot.co.uk/

 

Women of the World Festival 2012 @ Southbank Centre

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday 27th of February, 7pm -11.30pm

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

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

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

BUY: Tickets 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SIATC *UPDATE* JULY 2011

 

SIATC *UPDATE* JULY 2011

Dear Teacups,

What another wonderfully busy month ahead! A variety of treats for you all. First up, we are very excited to have just announced a Storm in a Teacup event on the 27th of August at the Hampstead Heath Ladies pond “Her-story, Your-story, Our-story: True Stories on the Heath” a story and song sharing event hosted by Vanessa Wolf from London Dreamtime, please see details below about how to attend and get involved.

The first ever Ladyfest Paris is happening this month and our lovely Ladyfest Ten friends are hopping over the channel to support and get involved. VV Collective have work included in the art exhibition and Art Macabre are presenting a drawing salon at the festival. Bon Voyage mes amis!
Also check out this interesting article in the Guardian about the resurgence of feminist activism in France: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/jun/29/la-barbe-feminism-france

We are so excited that Verity Flecknell from Storm in a Teacup will be joining Yarn fest for their “Ten Stories About Smoking” performance at the Literary arena @  LATITUDE FESTIVAL  on Friday 15th of July. Verity will be performing her rewritten Johnny Cash songs with blues and kazoos. Which nicely leads onto…

Roll up, Roll up writers and artists one and all, as we have lots of OPEN SUBMISSIONS that you can get involved in! For Books Sake and Pulp Press have launched a competition to find the best female pulp fiction writers. Submit your stories, poetry or artwork about SMOKING to be projected live at Latitude festival as part of Yarn Fest’s Ten Stories about Smoking show and last but not least if you would like to share a true story at the next Storm in a Teacup event at Hampstead Heath please see details about all the open submissions in the section below.

East London Fawcett group has just launched and we are cooking up a fantastic programme of feminist seminars and events. Email: eastlondonfawcett@gmail.com to join the mailing list and get involved.

We are so excited to hear about The UK Feminista Summer School 2011 being held on 13th and 14th of August at Birmingham University. It’s a unique two-day event for anyone who is or wants to get active in feminism. You’ll learn crucial campaigning skills in everything from how to use the media to how to take direct action.Two days of training, inspiration and solidarity. And best of all, its FREE! Last year’s event booked up in a matter of days so book your place now! MORE INFO: http://www.ukfeminista.org.uk/events/all-events/3-ukfeminista-event/398-summer-school-2011.html

Lastly we had a wonderful time at the Womens Library Zine Fest, saw lots of old friends and made lots of new ones. If you didnt manage to get your hands on a copy of the Women of the World festival @ The Southbank collaberative zine. Please email: storminateacup2009@googlemail.com or check out the zine online here:  http://dl.dropbox.com/u/12830806/WOWtoprint.zip

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

OPEN SUBMISSIONS:

Ten Stories about Smoking @ Latitude Festival ||  If you have any images/illustrations/written work related to SMOKING in some way. If you do supply us with something your work will feature on the big screen in front of 700+ people at the festival and also in the book which will be published after the event. You will be fully credited of course. Deadline 15th July 2011
Post your submissions on the FACEBOOK EVENT wall : http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=234811889870378

Pulp Press Competition @ For Books Sake || For Books’ Sake and contemporary pulp publishers Pulp Press have teamed up to announce an exciting new project; a competition to find the best pulp fiction written by women. If you’re a woman writing pulp fiction, For Books Sake wants to hear from you! Winning entries will be featured in an anthology of short stories published by Pulp Press later this year. Entry £5.00, Deadline 15th August 2011 MORE INFO: http://forbookssake.net/for-books-sake-pulp-press-want-you/

Her-Story, Your-Story, Our Story @ Storm in a Teacup || Calling all storytellers, poets, writers, musicians AND artists! How did you get this far? Do you have a true story to tell? Did something change your life or give you a new perspective on the world? Perform at our story telling event! Stories should be TRUE, strictly under 7 minutes long. Please email: storminateacup2009@googlemail.com  MORE INFO:
https://joinourteaparty.wordpress.com/2011/06/26/siatc-presents-her-story-your-story-our-story-true-stories-on-the-heath/

VV Collective have opened up their Members Lounge to female artists. If you would like to be a member please visit their website and download an application form.
MORE INFO: http://wearevv.wordpress.com/members-lounge-2/


Coming up in July 2011

Latitude Festival 2011 || Verity Flecknell (Storm in a Teacup) performs Johnny Cash – Blues and Kazoos in the Literary Arena as part of YARN: Ten Stories about Smoking showcase. 10.30pm @ Literary Arena, Friday 15th of July.
BLOG POST: https://joinourteaparty.wordpress.com/2011/06/30/open-submissions-your-stories-about-smoking-latitude-festival/
LATITUDE:http://www.latitudefestival.co.uk/2011/lineup/artist/yarn_presents_ten_stories_about_smoking
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=234811889870378

Saturday & Sunday 2nd & 3rd July || Ladyfest Paris feat. VV Collective & Art Macabre For more info about Ladyfest Paris including the line up of many amazing events go to: http://ladyfestparis.tumblr.com/
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002158432698
VV Collective http://wearevv.wordpress.com
Art Macabre: http://deathdrawing.wordpress.com

Tuesday 5th of July || For Books Sake Presents; The Oxfam Literary Quiz at Oxfam Bookfest Another instalment of For Books Sake popular quiz, this time as part of Oxfam’s annual books donation drive. Assemble up to five of your cleverest cohorts and book your team in advance to be in with a chance to win all sorts of booksy booty generously provided by Oxfam. Only £1 per person. 8pm @ Oxfam Dalston
OXFAM BOOKFEST: http://www.oxfam.org.uk/shop/content/books/bookfest.html
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=110743112348901
Wednesday 6th & Saturday 16th of July || Two feminist walks in aid of the Reclaim the Night; £10.00. Book via info@golondontours.com / 020 8883 4169 Wonderful Women of Whitechapel – Wednesday 6th July, 6pm & Battling Belles of Bow – Saturday 16th July, 2.30pm MORE INFO: http://www.golondontours.com/GoLondonTours/Go_Womens_London.html

Thursday July 7th || Twat Boutique @ Dalston Superstore. 9pm-3am. New channel 5 Lesbian doc screening. Featuring: AUSTRA DJ set. FREE entry
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=213247075387130

Saturday 9th July || Pro-choice March
Old Palace Yard, Westminster. From 1.30pm
MORE INFO: http://www.abortionrights.org.uk/
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=175470995844914

Friday July 15th || Twat Boutique 2nd Birthday @ XOYO || Ms Dynamite LIVE and DJs. 10pm-3am. EC2A
BUY TICKETS: http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/user/?region=gb_london&query=detail&event=452958
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=185641828160848

Friday July 15th || SPIT. Music presents; MC Envy, Bellatrix @ The Southbank Centre. As part of the Southbank Centre’s Intelligent Movement festival (in association with Channel 4’s Street Summer), spit. presents a free event showcasing some of the most exciting women on the hip-hop, grime and dub scenes. FREE entry 5pm – 7pm.
MORE INFO: http://www.spit-music.com/
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=220186748012249

Saturday 16th of July || Unskinny Bop Farewell to the Star of Bethnal Green @ The Star of Bethnal Green. Moving to a new venue next month! 21.00pm -2.00am
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=196887263692995

Monday 18th of July || UK FEMINISTA presents; 10th Anniversary Screening of Hardcore Amnesty International Human Rights Action Centre, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA. 6.30pm £3.00 (suggested donation)
MORE INFO:http://www.ukfeminista.org.uk/events/all-events/3-ukfeminista-event/402-hardcore.html

Thursday July 21st || Kicker Conspiracy Presents; Vivian Girls, Veronica Falls and Mazes @ X0Y0 with DJs Club.The.Mammoth & Dance Magic Dance DJs. From 8pm £12.00. EC2A 4AP
BUY TICKETS: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/115716
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=114070272013211

Friday July 22nd || SEVERIN (live & DJ sets) @ Goonite Club, Buffalo Bar. 9pm -4am. £5.00.
MORE INFO: http://www.buffalobar.co.uk/listing/2011/07/22/goonite-presents/


Coming up in August 2011

Thursday 4th -17th of August || VV Collective presents; Girls on Top Exhibition @ Dead Dolls Club. Private View: 4th August; running for 2 weeks. A new series from VV co-founders Ellie Green and Bex Massey. E9 7LG.
MORE INFO: http://wearevv.wordpress.com/2011/05/08/vv-duo-show-girls-on-top-dead-dolls-club/

13th August || SwagOn Vs OPP @ Brighton Pride. Bring yourself to the seafront to celebrate the proudest weekend of the year. SwagON is 2 fully stocked rooms catering for all of your audio and dancing requirements. £6.00 10.00pm – 4.00am
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=193537777365015

13th & 14th of August || UK Feminista Summer School 2011 @ Birmingham University. A FREE two days of training, inspiration and solidarity where You’ll learn crucial campaigning skills in everything from how to use the media to how to take direct action.
MORE INFO:http://www.ukfeminista.org.uk/events/all-events/3-ukfeminista-event/398-summer-school-2011.html

Saturday 27th August || Storm in a Teacup Presents; Her-story, Your-story, Our-story: True stories on the Heath @ Kenwood Ladies Pond, Hampstead Heath. Hosted by Vanessa Wolf from London Dreamtime. Join us for story and song sharing, swimming, and picnic by the ladies pond in the magical surroundings of Hampstead Heath. FREE outdoor event from 7pm. BlOGPOST:https://joinourteaparty.wordpress.com/2011/06/26/siatc-presents-her-story-your-story-our-story-true-stories-on-the-heath/
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=220528031320052

Over and Out,

Verity Flecknell
Storm in a Teacup
Female Arts Collective
https://joinourteaparty.wordpress.com

SIATC@ Latitude Festival 2011

SIATC @ Latitude Festival 2011

Verity Flecknell from Storm in a Teacup collective has been invited by Yarn Fest to showcase her very special performance of re-written Johnny Cash songs “Final Cigarette Blues” (Folsom Prison Blues) and “Ring of Fire”, with kazoos!

If you’re at Latitude you can see Verity perform in the Literary Arena around 10pm on Friday 15th of July.

Latitude YARN fest listing: http://www.latitudefestival.co.uk/2011/lineup/artist/yarn_presents_ten_stories_about_smoking_fri

Latitude FULL festival listings: http://www.latitudefestival.co.uk/2011/lineup/

Verity was originally asked by YARN to interpret a story from Stuart Evers’ debut short story collection ‘Ten Stories about Smoking’ back in February 2011. YARN is a festival celebrating story and storytelling – showcasing film, theatre, music, illustration and literature and providing a platform for mixing them all up! It’s all about fun and exploration, devoted to letting the imagination run wild. Join us for a very special presentation of Stuart Evers’ ‘Ten Stories About Smoking’. See the collection interpreted into illustration, music and spoken word by artists including Verity Flecknell, Camila Fiori, Chimene Suleyman, Jarred McGinnis and Jo Spencer. In partnership with Picador.

LATITUDE FESTIVAL||   http://latitudefestival.co.uk

YARN FEST ||  http://yarnfest.com

PICADOR||  http://picador.com

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

Storm in a Teacup presents;

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

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

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

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

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

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

What to bring:

>Small item that is meaningful to you

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

>Candles in a Jar or a Torch

>A WARM COAT

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

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

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


Call for submissions!

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

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

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

FOR BOOKS’ SAKE Presents; BOOKS & BLUES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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