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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

SIATC *UPDATE* SEPTEMBER 2012

SIATC *UPDATE* SEPTEMBER 2012

*Freedom is in Peril defend it with all your might” –  Street Art by Expanded Eye

Dear Teacups,

It’s been a very busy summer and Storm in a Teacup have been focussing their time and energies on supporting, raising awareness and coordinating projects around the Free Pussy Riot campaign. Storm in a Teacup joined forces yet again with Girls Get Busy Zine and Not So Popular, who we worked with back in April to put on London’s first Pussy Riot fundraiser. This time we decided we would form a collective: Lets Start a Pussy Riot to collect people’s creative responses to the Pussy Riot saga, the goal being that we will be compiling creative submissions with the aim of publishing a zine. We have also been sharing the submissions via our wordpress site, tumblr and Facebook page. Check out the website to see all the submissions we have shared so far. We also have just confirmed a publisher for the zine, but we can’t share the details just yet – but let us tell you this – its very exciting!

Lots of fundraising and support events for Pussy Riot have popped up around London from the Royal Court to the upcoming Donmar Warehouse’s production of Julius Caesar (with Pussy Riot balaclavas and an all female cast) the Pussy Riot grrls have penetrated far beyond the media hype, they have inspired a generation, and have mobilised support from the DIY grassroots and beyond. Pussy Riot have raised the bar for Feminist Activism and we want everyone to be a part of the revolution! Come along to one of the upcoming Pussy Riot fundraisers in London and show your support; On Sunday 9th of September, three promoters; Popular,  White On White and Shatterjapan present a cracking lineup of bands and artists most notably Gaggle, Peggy Sue and Skinny Girl Diet plus much more at Hoxton Bar & Kitchen. Then on Sunday 23rd September Positive Action present another great Pussy Riot benefit with a great lineup; with headliners; Covergirl at the Buffalo Bar. There is also a protest being organised in London for Saturday, September 15 as part of another Global Day of Action for Pussy Riot.

Also DON’T MISS this month; UK Feminista Summer School on the 15th & 16th of September and SLUTWALK march in London on Saturday 22nd of September

Here is a selection of links to press coverage of our project: Lets Start a Pussy Riot!
BUST:
http://www.bust.com/blog/lets-start-a-pussy-riot-make-your-voice-heard-with-this-new-project.html
DAZED & CONFUSED:
http://www.dazeddigital.com/artsandculture/article/14201/1/starting-a-pussy-riot
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL:
http://www2.amnesty.org.uk/blogs/digital-amnesty/free-pussy-riot-freedom-expression-and-creative-protest

Latest PUSSY RIOT VIDEO

Latest PUSSY RIOT SONG “PUTIN LIGHTS UP THE FIRES” http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/video/2012/aug/17/pussy-riot-release-new-single-video

LYRICS IN ENGLISH: http://www.artinfo.com/news/story/820277/read-the-lyrics-to-pussy-riots-first-single-from-behind-bars-putin-lights-up-the-fires

We are very excited to announce that Storm in a Teacup will be joint promoting a gig with The Girls Are... on the 21st of October at The Lexington. The Shondes from Brooklyn, New York are hopping over the pond for their hugely anticipated first-ever European tour and we are proud to be putting on their London show. Throwing Up and The Tuts are supporting and  Girls Get Busy will be DJing. Don’t miss this amazing lineup. You can buy your tickets for £5.00 at We Got Tickets and check out the Facebook event here.

The Great East London Art Audit continues this month with the East London Fawcett Groups free gallery talk on Saturday 15th September visiting four commercial galleries in London’s West End, hosted by artist Rose Gibbs. ELF also presents their first ever feminist film screening at Cremer Street Salon. Join them for a screening of ORLANDO an adaptation of Virgina Woolf’s radical novel by acclaimed British filmmaker: Sally Potter. 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

Lets Start a Pussy Riot zine open submissions
DEADLINE:
31st October
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

For Books Sake – Roller Derby Anthology
DEADLINE:
October 28th
OPEN SUBMISSION INFORMATION:
Write us a story about roller derby – all styles and genres are welcome – and email it to us by Sunday 28th October 2012. With the London Rollergirls, we’ll compile our favourites into an anthology, to be published early 2013.
MORE INFO: http://forbookssake.net/for-books-sake-london-rollergirls-want-you/
FACEBOOK PAGE: http://www.facebook.com/ForBooksSake

Underwire Film Festival 2012 open submissions for a variety of different film, producing, composing and screenwriting awards.
DEADLINE:
September 21st
OPEN SUBMISSION INFORMATION: http://www.underwirefestival.com/programme/
FACEBOOK PAGE: http://www.facebook.com/underwirefestival

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


SEPTEMBER 2012

8 September || NO LAPDANCING CLUBS IN TOWER HAMLETS DEMO
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/274241759253674/

9 September || For Books’ Sake @ Thames Festival. Part of Where the Wild Words Are..Around the site, they will be releasing hundreds of words into the wild. It will be down to you to find them, tame them, and turn them into stories, and we can’t wait to see what you come up with. There will be a base camp with a free book swap where you can come and see us, and there’ll be all sorts of shenanigans going on throughout the day too.
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/482032781814680/

9 September || Pussy Riot Fundraiser @ Hoxton Bar & Kitchen
Live: PEGGY SUE, GAGGLE, NEUROTIC MASS MOVEMENT, SKINNY GIRL DIET
NEW YOUNG PONY CLUB (DJ), ESBEN AND THE WITCH (DJ), KARIN PARK (DJ), NOVELLA (DJ), NIGHT WORKS (DJ), VUVUVULTURES (DJ), ZOETROPE (DJ) FREE ENTRY – YOUR DONATION. 6PM onwards
FACEBOOK EVENT:http://www.facebook.com/events/340744939347143/

12 September || ELF present: film screening of ORLANDO @ Cremer Street Salon, Unit 3, E2 8HD. In conjunction with Cremer St. Salon and Milly Abraham, ELF is delighted to present the first in its feminist film series. Acclaimed British filmmaker, Sally Potter’s on-screen adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s radical 1928 novel of the same name. £2.00. Reserve your place: gabrielacalalesina@gmail.com EAST LONDON FAWCETT GROUP: http://elf-audit.com/

15-16 September || UK FEMINISTA Summer School 2012 @ University of Bristol Student Union. UK Feminista’s Summer School 2012 is a unique opportunity to learn skills, share ideas and prepare to organise with feminists across the UK. Weekend pass: £15.00 / Day Pass: £8.00
BOOK TICKETS NOW: http://ukfeminista.org.uk/events/book-for-summer-school-2012/

15 September || ELF Free Gallery Tour@ Spruth Magers, W1S 4EJ. This rescheduled tour, hosted by artist Rose Gibbs, will comprise visits to four commercial galleries in London West End (Spruth Magers, Hauser & Wirth, Sadie Coles, Frith Street Gallery). We will, as always end in the pub for discussion and fun. 2pm FREE
EAST LONDON FAWCETT GROUP: http://www.facebook.com/groups/eastlondonfawcett/
EAST LONDON FAWCETT GROUP WEBSITE: http://elf-audit.com/upcoming-events/

15 September || London Protest @ Global Day of Support for Pussy Riot
Demonstration supporting Global “Pussy Riot” Day ifrom 11 am till 2 pm, opposite the Russian Consulate at Bayswater Road.
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/278450275589875/

From 17 September || 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/

18 September | ELF Talks: POLITICS @ Cremer St Salon, Unit 3, , E2 8HD. 7pm. Join us as we debate women’s influence in campaigns and politics. The event will centre on debate across a panel including Hannah Lownsborough (38 Degrees), Lucy Pearce (Friends of the Earth) and Councillor Amy Whitelock (Labour, Tower Hamlets). Register to attend by emailing rachel.n.blake@gmail.com.
EAST LONDON FAWCETT GROUP: http://www.facebook.com/groups/eastlondonfawcett/
EAST LONDON FAWCETT GROUP WEBSITE: http://elf-audit.com/upcoming-events/

19 September || East London Fawcett Group hosts a Free Film Screening of PINA @ Hoxton, 6.30pm (Unit 3, 37 Cremer Street, Cremer Business Centre, E2 8HD) Hosted by the East London Fawcett Group and Gabriela Cala-Lesina, this screening of PINA marks the first in an ongoing series of free film screenings, dedicated to celebrating women.
EAST LONDON FAWCETT GROUP: http://www.facebook.com/groups/eastlondonfawcett/

21 September || Mad Women, Bad Women @ Cinema Museum Celebrate the Anti-Heroine of film and fable! Films from Mucky Puppets and Live storytelling with Vanessa Woolf-Hoyle with special guest Rindhouse Films!. Premiere of new short film Spring Heeled Jane! SE11 4TH. £8.00 / £6.50 ADVANCED
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/436456186394700/

21 September || Breakfast with Apollo #2 -She Makes War, Single Launch @ The Half Moon, Herne Hill. She Makes War and My Big Sister Present “Breakfast With Apollo #2” – “Minefields” Single Launch Extravaganza Lineup: SHE MAKES WAR & THE OLYMPIANS, [this is radio silence], Erin K, Helen Arney (compere).
BUY TICKETS: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/181660
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/270881886354513/

21 September || 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
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/101981083288123/

22 September || SLUTWALK LONDON 2012 The radical notion that nobody deserves to be raped – Coming to London again on Saturday 22nd September 2012! MEET 12.30 at Top of Piccadilly. SET OFF at 1.30pm.
Donate to SlutWalk 2012: http://bit.ly/slutwalk2012donate
FACEBOOK PAGE: http://www.facebook.com/slutwalklondonuk
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/405993389462416/
MORE INFO: http://slutmeansspeakup.org.uk/

22 September || CLUB LESLEY @ Dalston Superstore. dance, funk-doom, electronic, RnB, garage + a rave cave and more…9.00pm onwards. £5.00
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/458468267509988/

23 September || Pussy Riot Fundraiser @ Buffalo Bar. Live: Covergirl, The Ethical Debating Society, My Therapist Says Hot Damn, Riots not Diets DJs. £5.00. 20.00pm – 1.00am
BUY TICKETS: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/182961
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/342836132468178/

23 September || ELF Arts Monoculture workshop with Tamsyn Challenger @ Beaconsfield Gallery, SE11 6AY, 204pm. Challenger invites ELF members to join her at the Beaconsfield Gallery, where she is currently in residence, to interact with her lifelong Tamsynette project. At this artist-led workshop participants will have the opportunity to don a wig, make like Tamsyn and visit her photobooth in the first of the Monoculture experiments.
This workshop is free to ELF members but please register by emailing ELF Art Director Gemma Rolls-Bentley: gemmarollsbentley@gmail.com.
EAST LONDON FAWCETT GROUP: http://www.facebook.com/groups/eastlondonfawcett/
EAST LONDON FAWCETT GROUP WEBSITE: http://elf-audit.com/upcoming-events/

COMING UP IN OCTOBER 2012

5 October || TWAT BOUTIQUE Warehouse Party @ Secret Location. LIVE: Planningtorock, No Bra, MDMX plus much more. £7.00 advanced £10.00 on door.
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/517952861552577/

October TBC || Cutting Women Out, Islington report launch @ Houses of Parliament, Westminster. This event marks the official launch of ELF research into how austerity measures have disproportionately affected women.
EAST LONDON FAWCETT GROUP: http://www.facebook.com/groups/eastlondonfawcett/

From 17 October || 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/

21 October || Storm in a Teacup & The Girls Are… Present; THE SHONDES, THROWING UP & THE TUTS @ The Lexington. £5.00 (Adv) £6.00 (Door).Brooklyn’s THE SHONDES rock up in London as part of their inaugural European tour.
BUY TICKETS: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/182405
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/435970496453948/

23 October || UK Feminista Lobby of Parliament. Come together with activists and organisations from across the country at a feminist lobby of parliament and call on MPs to stop eroding women’s rights and start driving forward women’s equality.
> 11:00 – 13:00 Rally event and training
> 14:00 – 16:00 Lobby your MP at the Houses of Parliament
MORE INFO: http://ukfeminista.org.uk/events/feminist-lobby-of-parliament/
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/408676299189713/

27 October || London Anarchist Bookfair @ Queen Mary’s University. 10am – 7pm. Books, zines, workshops, lectures and meetings.
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/315791458486570/

28 October || *From the Back Room* screening @ Power Lunches with Skinny Girl Diet live. From 6pm. £5.00. Documentary by Washington DC film-maker Amy Oden, chronicling women in diy punk cultures, and exploding the myth that ‘every girl is a riot grrrl’.
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.co

COMING UP IN NOVEMBER 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.
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/196908370424852/
MORE INFO: http://womensliberationmusicarchive.wordpress.com/music-liberation-exhibition/

20 – 24 November || Underwire Film Fest 2012 @ London venues TBA. Celebrating shorts by Women. Submissions for short films now open. Deadline: September 21st
OPEN SUBMISSION INFO: http://www.underwirefestival.com/programme/
MORE INFO: http://underwirefestival.com

29 November-2 December || London Feminist Film Festival Join the mailing list by sending an email with the header “mailing list” to info@londonfeministfilmfestival.com.
OPEN SUBMISSION INFO: http://londonfeministfilmfestival.com/2012/05/21/call-for-submissions/
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 from the 1st of October.

UK Feminista Summer School 2012

Date: 15th-16th September
Location: University of Bristol Student Union

Booking your ticket: http://ukfeminista.org.uk/summer-school-2012

A weekend of training, skill sharing and planning for feminist action
UK Feminista’s Summer School 2012 is a unique opportunity to learn skills, share ideas and prepare to organise with feminists across the UK. Crammed with practical workshops, cutting edge discussion, and spaces to exchange ideas and tactics, this event is perfect for all those who want to organise locally, nationally and globally to uproot gender inequality.

FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/463824726978821/

Contributers already confirmed include:

Rahila Gupta, Southall Black Sisters

Dr Kalpana Wilson, LSE Fellow in transnational studies

Becky Wright, TUC (Trade Union Congress) organising academy

Nimco Ali, Daughters of eve

Workshops and discussions include:

Fighting for reproductive rights
Save your local women’s service
Media skills
Feminists take on the global economy
Plan a winning campaign
Direct action
LGBT activism
Art and feminist activism

The event will prioritise the sharing of practical ideas and skills between individuals and groups, recognising that feminist activism must build on the rich diversity and history of the feminist movement and work in solidarity with other social justice movements.

Saturday:
Registration from 10am
Sessions from 11am-6pm

Sunday:
Registration from 9am
Sessions from 9.45am-5.30pm

Look forward to seeing you there!

UK FEMINISTA: http://ukfeminista.org.uk/event-details/summer-school-2012/

SIATC *UPDATE* JULY 2012

SIATC *UPDATE* JULY 2012

Dear Teacups,

First up big apologies for the no-show of the June update (and the slight lateness of this July update) various difficult personal matters prevented me from getting it published in time. Hey-ho and on we go- here we are again for another bumper July update full of wonderful feminist friendly events the ‘big smoke’ has to offer. Not only is it World Pride this coming weekend, it’s also the Fattylympics! And out of town we must not forget to mention Bristol Ladyfest 2012, with an amazing lineup of music, comedy, film and workshops.

If you’re as sick as I am about hearing about the Olympics, or even sick of people saying they are sick of the Olympics then trot on down to the Fattylympics happening this Saturday 7th of July. Amazing body-positive event, with lots of alternative sporting events to take part in or you can just come along to lend some friendly support. Also there is a very special Unskinny Bop Prom happening in the evening as the Fattylympic’s official afterparty.

Storm in a Teacup got some great press last month when TNT published an article “ The Rebirth of the Riot: Feminist zines and bands making a comeback”  where we were interviewed about the resurgence of feminist art activity in London. We are also very excited to announce that we are joining forces with London Dreamtime to bring you anotherTrue Stories on the Heath” event at Hampstead Heath Ladies pond on Friday 27th July. This is a truly special event where you will be treated to 5 artists sharing true stories in a twilight setting, with picnics and swimming in the magical surroundings of the Ladies pond. If you are planning to come along please make sure you book your place by emailing; neckingernell@yahoo.com

The Great East London Art Audit continues this month with a free gallery talk on Saturday 14th July at WW Gallery and a free gallery tour on Sunday 29th July still TBA ! 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 ON HUNGER STRIKE  awaiting trial for a performance in an Orthodox Church. Find out how to support;
FOR LATEST NEWS & DONATE: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. For more info info and to join the mailing-list 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/

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

London Feminist Film Festival 2012  open submissions
DEADLINE: August 30th
OPEN SUBMISSION INFORMATION: http://londonfeministfilmfestival.com/submissions/
FACEBOOK EVENT:http://www.facebook.com/events/270989579633875/

Underwire Film Festival 2012 open submissions
DEADLINE: September 21st
OPEN SUBMISSION INFORMATION: http://www.underwirefestival.com/programme/
FACEBOOK PAGE: http://www.facebook.com/underwirefestival

Feminist Studio Space Available
Caroline Halliday, a Director of the CASS Feminist Group is setting up a feminist studio space in Hackney. Please get in touch if interested: carohalliday@phonecoop.coop

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 JULY 2012

3 July || Club Wotever World Pride Film
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/243466072431352/

4 July || Club Wotever World Pride Music/Comedy
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/238846376230649/

7 July || World Pride 2012 @ Various events across London
MORE INFO: http://www.pridelondon.org/

7 July || FATTYLYMPICS! @ Grassroots, Memorial Park, West Ham. 12.00pm onwards. A fat-positive event. The Fattylympics is a non-profit community event satirising the You Know Whats in East London 2012, and featuring fat activism, games, performances, stalls and other DIY activities
FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/144455532344895/
MORE INFO: http://fattylympics.blogspot.co.uk/

7 July || Unskinny Bop Prom @ Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club (afterparty for the fatty olympics) Unskinny Bop presents the PROM night of your dreams featuring THREE rooms of high school entertainment and HOURS of non-normative disco fun including: live covers band, class photographer, spiked punch, chaperones, slow dances
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/320267381387712/

7 July || FOR BOOK SAKE present THE QUIZ @ Hebden Bridge Arts Festival Fringe. 19.30pm – 21.30pm, Hebden Bridge Town Hall.
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/420717747956192/

12 July || South East London Folklore Society presents; Sheila Nar Gigs and The English Goddess @ The Old Queens Head, SE1 1NA. Simon Brighton, author of “Echoes of the Goddess: A Quest for the Sacred Feminine in the British Landscape” will be giving this month’s talk. £2.50/£1.50 concs
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/153849464751356/

14 July || East London Fawcett Group Free Gallery Talk @ WW Gallery, 34/35 Hatton Garden EC1N 8DX. Curators Debra Wilson & Chiara Williams will be giving a free talk and tour of solo show of new works by Sadie Hennessy. FREE
EAST LONDON FAWCETT GROUP: http://www.facebook.com/groups/eastlondonfawcett/

14 July || When Woman Created the World @ Rich Mix, Bethnal Green.16.00pm -17.00pm, FREE. A mischievous and lyrical celebration of WOMAN in word, music, song, dance and image. This is a vibrant ‘work in progress showing’ with discussion and feedback afterwards..
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/338284332913276/

14 July || CLUB LESLEY @ Dalston Superstore. dance, funk-doom, electronic, RnB, garage + a rave cave and more…9.00pm onwards. £5.00
FACEBOOK EVENT:http://www.facebook.com/events/405215876181374/

14 July || DICK AND FANNY @ Camp Basement, EC1 Club night for homosexuals of all persuasions , is back for its sweltering July outing. Our sizzling midsummer line up includes DAVE KENDRICK (MACHO CITY), NADIA KSAIBA, DJ SVETA (AUSTRALIA) and EL NINO DIABLO, 22.00PM – 4.00AM
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/249049991877407/

14 July || BAD REPUTATION @ Resistance Gallery, Bethnal Green. Monthly disco for queers, riot grrrls, punx, and geeks.  10pm-2.30am.£3 entry as usual.We play indie punk pop riot grrrl emo hip hop dance party hits.
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/330233007060290/

19 July || T-CLUB @ Dalston Superstore. Featuring DJs; THE LIBRARIAN, FELIX the BARBER, RICKY ALMEIDA, TATU V. 20.30pm – 2.00am
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/405942379452248/

20 July || JD SAMSON @ TRAUMFRAU @ Blind Tiger Club, Brighton. Brighton’s newest queer night for girls and their friends is back: music you actually like, talented performers and a touch of DIY FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/250039848440602/

20 July || HOWLERS @ Vogue Fabrics. 22.00pm – 3.00am Throbbing RnB, effervescent pop, and power disco  FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/419094154810118/

21 July || The Legacy of Octavia Hill @ Guided Walk with the Women’s Library 2.30pm (120 mins), £10.00.Join this walk to commemorate the centenary of the death of Octavia Hill, a tireless social reformer and co-founder of the National Trust. The tour explores Borough and Southwark where Octavia’s legacy of artisan housing, Army Cadets and ‘open sitting rooms’ remain. BOOK IN ADVANCE: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/thewomenslibrary/whats-on/events/guided-walks.cfm

26 July || South East London Zines Presents; Zine picnic @ Hilly Fields, Brockley. Come and play at South East London Zines’ summer craft session! We’ll make a collective zine on the day, so please feel free to send work to us in advance. Bring snacks and craft materials.
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/304158493013460/304189319677044/?notif_t=plan_mall_activity

27 July || London Dreamtime in association with Storm in a Teacup Present; True Stories on the Heath @ Hampstead Heath Ladies Pond. 5 artists sharing true stories in a twilight setting, with picnics and swimming in the magical surroundings of the Ladies pond. If you are planning to come along please email; neckingernell@yahoo.com
MORE INFO: https://joinourteaparty.org/2012/06/23/siatc-london-dreamtime-present-true-stories-hampstead-heath-ladies-pond/
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/459925054020048/

28 July || Riots not Diets present; The Nuns @ The Green Door Store, Brighton. 7pm, £6.00. All grrrl tribute act playing the songs of 60s beat herberts, THE MONKS (beloved of The Fall, Iggy Pop, Raincoats, etc etc etc etc). The Nuns feature members of Echobelly, Mambo Taxi and many other great bands.
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/255742314534602/

28 July || CLUB MOTHERFU*KER Summer Special @ Corsica Studios, SE17 1EB, 9.00pm – 4.00am. £8.00. LIVE: Teengirl Fantasy, Becoming Real, Seams, Eaux, plus much more. FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/195908290537414/

29 July || East London Fawcett Gallery Tour @ TBC in West End Curated by the artist, Rose Gibbs, this tour will focus on commercial galleries and poses the question, ‘how can commercial galleries adopt and maintain a mandate to support female artists’? FREE
EAST LONDON FAWCETT GROUP: http://www.facebook.com/groups/eastlondonfawcett/


COMING UP IN AUGUST 2012

3 August || Wotever World meet Pussy Whipped @ Hot August Fringe, Royal Vauxhall Tavern. From 7.00pm.  Pussy Whipped is Edinburgh’s queer-feminist bizarre alternative band night, hosting the most talented queer and female bands from across Europe. Tonight Pussy Whipped presents live Maria and The Gay, Ste McCabe, Shrag and Citizen 2, four queer and/or feminist mind-blowing performances you will never forget!
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/382511175146157/

Until 25 August  || All Work and Low Pay Exhibition @ The Women’s Library. FREE entry, library opening hours.
MORE INFO: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/thewomenslibrary/whats-on/exhibitions/all-work-and-low-pay-the-story-of-women-and-work.cfm


COMING UP IN SEPTEMBER 2012

September TBA || SLUT WALK LONDON 2012 The radical notion that nobody deserves to be raped – Coming to London again in September 2012, Date TBA! Donate to SlutWalk 2012:http://bit.ly/slutwalk2012donate
FACEBOOK PAGE: http://www.facebook.com/slutwalklondonuk
MORE INFO: http://slutmeansspeakup.org.uk/

8 September || NO LAPDANCING CLUBS IN TOWER HAMLETS DEMO
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/274241759253674/

Until 8 September || Cycling for Women’s Suffrage @ The Women’s Library. FREE entry, library opening hours.
MORE INFO: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/thewomenslibrary/whats-on/exhibitions/cycling-to-suffrage-the-bicycle-and-womens-rights-1890-1914.cfm

15-16 September || UK FEMINISTA Summer School 2012 @ University of Bristol Student Union. UK Feminista’s Summer School 2012 is a unique opportunity to learn skills, share ideas and prepare to organise with feminists across the UK. Weekend pass: £15.00 / Day Pass: £8.00
BOOK TICKETS NOW: http://ukfeminista.org.uk/events/book-for-summer-school-2012/

19 September || East London Fawcett Group hosts a Free Film Screening of PINA @ Hoxton, 6.30pm (Unit 3, 37 Cremer Street, Cremer Business Centre, E2 8HD) Hosted by the East London Fawcett Group and Gabriela Cala-Lesina, this screening of PINA marks the first in an ongoing series of free film screenings, dedicated to celebrating women.
EAST LONDON FAWCETT GROUP: http://www.facebook.com/groups/eastlondonfawcett/

September TBA || ELF Talks: POLITICS Join a distinguished panel of leading political representatives, activists and lobbyists to discuss the challenges facing women in accessing positions of leadership and influence.
EAST LONDON FAWCETT GROUP: http://www.facebook.com/groups/eastlondonfawcett/

COMING UP IN OCTOBER 2012

October TBC || Cutting Women Out, Islington report launch @ Houses of Parliament, Westminster. This event marks the official launch of ELF research into how austerity measures have disproportionately affected women.
EAST LONDON FAWCETT GROUP: http://www.facebook.com/groups/eastlondonfawcett/

COMING UP IN NOVEMBER 2012

30 November – 15 January 2012 | 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.
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/196908370424852/
MORE INFO: http://womensliberationmusicarchive.wordpress.com/music-liberation-exhibition/

20 – 24 November || Underwire Film Fest 2012 @ London venues TBA. Celebrating shorts by Women. Submissions for short films now open. Deadline: September 21st
OPEN SUBMISSION INFO: http://www.underwirefestival.com/programme/
MORE INFO: http://underwirefestival.com

29 November-2 December || London Feminist Film Festival Join the mailing list by sending an email with the header “mailing list” to info@londonfeministfilmfestival.com. Now open for film submissions, deadline 31st August.
OPEN SUBMISSION INFO: http://londonfeministfilmfestival.com/2012/05/21/call-for-submissions/
MORE INFO: http://londonfeministfilmfestival.com/

Over and Out,

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

SIATC *UPDATE* MAY 2012

SIATC *UPDATE* MAY 2012

Dear Teacups,

First of all a HUGE thank you to everyone who came down to show their support at the Free Pussy Riot Fundraiser @ The Shacklewell Arms on the 23rd of April! We raised £370.00 for the Pussy Riot grrls. If you didn’t make it to our event and would like to donate to the cause please visit the Free Pussy Riot website. Storm in a Teacup, Girls Get Busy and Not So Popular are working on a collaborative zine to continue to raise funds and awareness of the Free Pussy Riot campaign. Keep your eyes peeled for more news about this soon.

Not So Popular interviewed Viv Albertine (The Slits), watch the interview here where Viv talks about Pussy Riot and Feminism.

Another great video from the event; Viv Albertine performing “Don’t Believe in Love”

 

We were really upset to hear that the UK’s finest Women’s archive The Women’s Library is under threat.  The library, home to the largest collection of women’s writing in Europe, will see its opening hours slashed if it can’t secure extra funds by the end of the year. This could mean if they can’t rehome, find a sponsor or secure a huge amount of funding they may only be able to open one day per week from December 2012. Help save The Women’s library by spreading the word and SIGN THIS PETITION NOW!

One of our alltime favourite magaZINEs Magpie Mag Issue 5 has just become available, and it includes an interview with me, where I talk about Storm in a Teacup, folk and feminism – it’s a beautiful publication that also includes a compilation CD, to get your hands on a copy visit the Magpie Magazine website. A little quote from the interview; “People are walking up to the fact that they shouldn’t wait around for things to change or for people in power to change them, we need to stand up, speak out and make positive change happen ourselves”.

The Great East London Art Audit continues this month on Saturday 12th of May at the TATE modern! Find out how to get involved with the East London Fawcett Group’s campaign to find out the truth about representation of women in the art world. For more information please see this blog post and contact East London Fawcett Group ateastlondonfawcett@gmail.com

Please visit the Storm in a Teacup blog site to find out how to get involved in the collective and to keep up with the latest news. http://joinourteaparty.org
If you are a promoter or organiser and you would like us to list your event, project or campaign  or distribute flyers or zines on our info stalls, please get in touch.

OPEN SUBMISSIONS | GET INVOLVED

FEMINIST ACTIVISM

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

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

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

ART | MUSIC | PERFORMANCE

The Girls Are… Are- Our favourite music review website -are RECRUITING; Project Manager, Camera Ops and Albums Editor (All voluntary positions)
CLOSING DATE: 8th May
MORE INFO: http://www.thegirlsare.com/2012/04/24/read-all-about-it-the-girls-are/

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

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

COMING UP IN MAY 2012

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

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

12 May|| East London Fawcett Gallery Tour #2 @ TATE modern gallery. From 2pm onwards. Get involved with the East London Art Audit!
MORE INFO: eastlondonfawcett@gmail.com

12 May || Where are the Women? @ Brunei Gallery SOAS “Where Are The Women?” will bring together many voices to discuss current issues that affect both students in the UK and women internationally. From the cuts to Higher Education in the UK, to international issues. Talks, debates and workshops.
MORE INFO: http://ukfeminista.org.uk/events/event/where-are-the-women-2/

12 May || Club Motherfucker @ The Shaklewell Arms. Featuring Hunx and his Punx plus Guests. £7.00. 5.30pm- 10.00pm.
FACEBOOK EVENT:http://www.facebook.com/events/281835438578188/

12th May || *Club Leslie* Launch @ Dalston Superstore. Guests include: Trust. £5.00. 9pm-3pm FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/114345138700776/

12th May || BAD REPUTATION  @ Resistance Gallery. Monthly disco for queers, riot grrrls, punx, and geeks. We play bedroom dancing songs for the socially awkward and the socially awesome. We play indie punk pop riot grrrl emo hip hop dance party hits. 9pm-2am £3 entry FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/234986459949266/

15th May || Female Band, Goodbye Leopold, US Girls @ Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club. 8pm. £6.00. Presented by Upset the Rhythm
FACEBOOK EVENT:http://www.facebook.com/events/142072192583989/

17th May || Women Know Your Place @ Bush Theatre, W12 8LJ. WOMAN! know your place will be part of an exhibition about Women & Politics
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/402597263104136/

18th May || Unskinny Bop @ Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club Animal, mineral, spiritual, physical. £5 on the door (£3 with flyer / concession)
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/403237719697122/

23 May || ELF:Talks POVERTY – with Rachel Reeves MP, Liz Truss MP, Guardian journalist Zoe Williams and Katharine Sacks Jones of Crisis. 7 pm : Aubin Gallery, 64-66 Redchurch Street, Shoreditch E2 7DP
MORE INFO: http://www.facebook.com/groups/eastlondonfawcett/

25 May || The Map for Women: Politics & Media @ The Royal Academy of Arts part of the Jubilee Salons. 6.00pm. Producer Abi Morgan (The Iron Lady) and Diane Abbott MP debate the depiction of women in power in film, television, and the media.
MORE INFO: http://www.royalacademy.org.uk/events/talks/the-map-for-women-politics-and-media,2044,EV.html

26 May || All Work and Low Pay Exhibition @ The Women’s Library. FREE talk/tour. 12.00p-15.00pm.
FACEBOOK EVENT:  http://www.facebook.com/events/349505015097888/

27 May || CLIT ROCK Episode 2 @ The Lexington An event to raise awareness and funds for Daughters Of Eve an organisation committed to preventing and ultimately eradicating Female Genital Mutilation (FGM): Bands: Throwing Up, Dana Jade, DJs, Visuals plus more!  FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/307711645966488/

COMING UP IN JUNE 2012

1 June || Fanny Pack @ The Waiting Room. Time Out recommended, 90s goodness! 10.00pm-4.00am. £3 before 11, £4 after 11
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/164562343672581/

14th of June || Cycling for Women’s Suffrage @ The Women’s Library Dr. Sheila Hanlon discusses her research for the display and highlights some major issues in the gender politics of cycling past and present. Illustrated with materials from The Women’s Library collection. 7pm £8.00 or £6.00 concessions.
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/224245634346864/

Over and Out,

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

SIATC *UPDATE* MARCH 2012

SIATC *UPDATE* MARCH 2012

Dear Teacups,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


OPEN SUBMISSIONS | GET INVOLVED

FEMINIST ACTIVISM

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

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

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

ART | MUSIC | PERFORMANCE

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

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

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


COMING UP IN FEBRUARY 2012

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

COMING UP IN MARCH 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

COMING UP IN APRIL

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

28 April || STAV’Bs East London Fawcett Fundraiser From 6.30pm til late @ The Dalston Emporium, E8 2PB. Stav B’s liquor bar is delighted to announce the second installment ELF fundraiser aiming to increase awareness within gender equality and raising money for women’s charities. Donation starting from £3. tailor made cocktails, music, performances and other treats, screenings, hair salon/ cuts and styles
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/347987135242162/

COMING UP IN MAY 2012

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

Over and Out,

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

UK Feminista Protest | MUFF MARCH

Saturday 10th December, 11.30 am Harley Street, London

Tired of cosmetic surgeons profiting from body hatred? Want to speak out against a porn culture that is driving more and more women to the surgeon’s table to get a ‘designer vagina’? Then join the Muff March! #muffmarch

FACEBOOK EVENThttp://www.facebook.com/events/314791548546961/

WHAT’S THE PROBLEM?
The number of women getting ‘designer vagina’ surgery is on the rise:> Between 2007- 2008 there was a 70% increase in the number of labiaplasty operations carried out by the NHS
> In 2010 the Harley Medical Group received more than 5,000 inquiries about cosmetic gynaecology, 65% of them for labial reduction, the rest for tightening and reshaping

The increase in vaginal cosmetic surgery is being driven in large part by the ‘pornfication’ of culture and the beauty ideals peddled by the porn industry.

WHAT’S THE MUFF MARCH?
On Saturday 10th December we’ll be donning a muff and marching down Harley Street – famed for its cosmetic surgeons. Marchers will be speaking out against surgeons profiting from body hatred and raising awareness about the growing pressures on women to seek labiaplasty. We’ll also be drawing attention to the fact that demand for cosmetic surgery increases over the Christmas period: http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2009/dec/29/christmas-boost-cosmetic-surgery

And we’ll be staging a synchronised muff dance…. 😉

WHY ‘MUFFS’? We’ve taken inspiration from the Muffia – a fantastic feminist performance artist group: http://www.themuffia.co.uk/. Proudly wearing ‘muffs’ is also a challenge to the porn norm of women having to remove their pubic hair.

JOIN THE MUFF MARCH!!!

Here are some slogan’s to get things rolling. Have you got any more suggestions?
– Keep your mits off our muffs
– I love my vagina
– A labia is for life, not just for xmas
– You’ve put my chuff in a huff

UK FEMINISTA : http://www.ukfeminista.org.uk

SIATC *UPDATE* NOVEMBER 2011

SIATC *UPDATE* NOVEMBER 2011
Dear Teacups,

November seems to be THE  month of feminist action in 2011  with The Fawcett Society’s demo “Dont Turn back Time on Womens Equality” on the of 19 November, CLIT ROCK an evening of great female fronted bands all in fundraiser for charity; Daughters of Eve raising awareness of female genital mutilation. Also coming up in November; UK Feminista’s  Fem 11 conference, Slutwalk 2012 fundraiser and Underwire film festival to name but a few. Check out our definitive feminist arts and activism listings below.

Thanks to all that came to the first ever East London Fawcett Group talks: Art in October. We were overwhelmed with interest and had a great turn out, an amazing panel with; Ursula Owen from Virago Press ( Feminist Publishers founded in the 70s) Martina Mullaney from Enemies of Good Art, Ellie Green from VV collective/SIATC– interesting discussions which will help shape ELF’s future campaigns in East London. Come along to the next campaign meeting on the 9th of November. Take a look at some photos from the event here

Join the East London Fawcett Group for the Fawcett Society demo on the19 November, meet in Bricklane and march with us to Westminster for the demo – dress up in 1950s style dress and join us as we demand “Dont Turn back on Womens Equality”

East London Fawcett group is relatively new and launched in June 2011 so there are plenty of ways to get involved. Email: eastlondonfawcett@gmail.com to join the mailing list and to find out more. Or visit the wordpress: http://eastlondonfawcett.wordpress.com or visit facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/eastlondonfawcett/

As usual, this month there are some great open submission opportunities for all you artists and activists  out there to sink your teeth into. See below!

Roll up, Roll up artists one and all, as VV COLLECTIVE have just announced OPEN SUBMISSIONS giving female fine artists the chance to show work at “Show Your Face @ Cultivate Gallery in January 2012.  More info below!

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


OPEN SUBMISSIONS | GET INVOLVED

FEMINIST ACTIVISM

East London Fawcett Group (ELF) was launched in June 2011 and we are cooking up a fantastic programme of feminist seminars, events and campaigns. Email: eastlondonfawcett@gmail.com to join the mailing list and get involved.
FACEBOOK GROUP: http://www.facebook.com/groups/eastlondonfawcett/

FEMINISTS OCCUPY London recently formed GET INVOLVED! *like* the facebook page and look out for info on next meetings!
FACEBOOK PAGE: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Feminists-Occupy-London/238003326255293

ART
VV Collective have opened up submissions for “Show your Face” exhibition @ Cultivate Gallery.
DEADLINE: 11 December
MORE INFO: http://wearevv.wordpress.com/members-lounge-2/
APPLY: http://wearevv.wordpress.com
FACEBOOK EVENT:http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=163466757079018

Coming up in November 2011

2 November || I Heart Consent Party: A fundraiser for RapeCrisis South London @ Horse and Groom, Shoreditch. Evening of music in celebration of everyone who hearts consent before sex. Line up TBC. Tickets £10.00 (or donate what you can): http://www.everyclick.com/i_love_consent_party
MORE INFO: www.rasasc.org.uk
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=199880466715750

3 November || 20//20 Exhibition @ Bethnal Green Working Mans Club
We are an all-lady curatorial collective holding an exhibition at the Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club in November. Although not strictly feminist, much of their work engages with gender issues in art. Events running through to the 1st of December.
MORE INFO: http://2020collective.tumblr.com/
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=248277068558559

6 November || Women – Protest the sexist Miss World contest!  Protest called by the London Feminist Network. Supported by OBJECT, UK Feminista, Million Women Rise. Assemble: The Tournament pub (opposite West Brompton tube station – District line, London Overground line; please check for weekend engineering works.)
Time: 2.15pm briefing (protest begins at 2.45pm)
FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=290481187637803

9 November ||Africa Risings film screening part of CLITROCK @ Bethnal Green Working Mans Club Daughters of Eve along with shoreditch sisters and others presents the powerful documentary Africa Rising. Film Screening and Panel Discussion. 18.30pm. FREE
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=177010319052162

9 November || East London Fawcett Group Campaign Meeting With special guest, Roberta Wedge, from the Mary on the Green Campaign, which seeks to erect a scuplture on Newington Green to honour the pioneering feminist, Mary Wollstonecraft. Afterwards, we will plan for future ELF campaigns and then we will be heading to the pub afterwards and so please join for a drink!
MORE INFO:  http://maryonthegreen.org/
EAST LONDON FAWCETT: http://eastlondonfawcett.wordpress.cm
FACEBOOK EVENT:http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=212593752146146

9 November || Cut in All Ways: The Impact of Equality talk @ The Womens Library.This discussion looks at those who are most affected by the impacts of the recession. Research shows women, people from minority ethnic backgrounds and older people are often the ones who lose out. Guest speakers include Diane Abbott MP; Anna Bird, Acting Chief Executive of the Fawcett Society and Sarah Veale CBE, TUC Head of Equality and Employment Rights. Ticket £8.00 from 7pm
MORE INFORMATION: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/thewomenslibrary/whats-on/events/home.cfm

10 November || Womens Suffrage Movement in Britain 1865-1928 @ The Womens Library Professor June Purvis gives a special talk focusing on suffragettes’ experiences of the campaigns, including the force feeding of Emily Wilding Davison and the Cat and Mouse Act. Tickets £8.00 from 7pm
MORE INFORMATION: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/thewomenslibrary/whats-on/events/home.cfm

11 November || The Pageant of the Bizarre Slutwalk London 2012 Fundraiser @ Royal Vauxhall Tavern. Slut Means Speak Up wishes to invite you to this night of entertainment at The Royal Vauxhall Tavern to fundraise for future endeavours to keep up the fight against sexism, slut shaming, sex negativity and victim blaming – including SLUTWALK 2012! We want to stand up and challenge society! Please join us on the 11th November at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern in London! In Collaboration with Whotever World.8pm-2am £7.00
SLUTWALK 2012: http://slutmeansspeakup.org.uk/
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=128150620620969

12 – 13 November || LaDIYfest Sheffield 2011 @ Various venues in Sheffield Music, Zines, Stalls and Workshops. : Saturday evening will see the city play host to the exciting bands Hooker, Womb, Cover Girl, Executive Legs and Bellies, but it’s not just about the music, with all proceeds going to the very worthy cause of Sheffield Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling Service (SRASACS).
MORE INFO: http://ladiyfestsheffield.wordpress.com/
FACEBOOK EVENT:http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=188437734542166

12 November || Fem 11 | UK Feminista’s National Conference @ The Friends House, London. Featuring workshops and seminars organised by leading feminist organisations, including: Fawcett Society, Abortion Rights, OBJECT, Southall Black Sisters, Women for Women International, Imkaan, Women’s Resource Centre, Platform 51, Rights of Women, Centre for Women and Democracy, Women’s Environmental Network, End Violence Against Women coalition, Imkaan, Women for Refugee Women and the White Ribbon Campaign.
BOOK YOUR PLACE: http://ukfeminista.org.uk/events/event/fem-11/
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=276044495741280

12 November || South East London ZINE FEST @ Amersham Arms. 12.00pm -18.00pm A day of Zines, comics, comix and other forms of self publishing…
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=126445457457693

12 November || BAD REPUTATION @ Resistance Gallery, Bethnal Green. We are back in November for our monthly disco for queers, riot grrrls, punx, and geeks. We play bedroom dancing songs for the socially awkward and the socially awesome. We play We play indie punk pop riot grrrl emo hip hop dance party hits. 9pm-2am £3 entry.
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=185713324836806

13 November || !Women Art Revolution Screening @ Whitechapel Gallery. Screening at 3pm FREE For over forty years, Director Lynn Hershman Leeson has collected hundreds of hours of interviews with visionary artists, historians, curators and critics who shaped the beliefs and values of the Feminist Art Movement and reveal previously undocumented strategies used to politicize female artists and integrate women into art structures.
MORE INFO: https://joinourteaparty.org/2011/10/22/women-art-revolution-sreenings-the-whitechapel-gallery/

19 November || Fawcett Society DEMO “Dont Turn Back Time on Womens Equality” 12 noon – march congregates at Temple tube, Victoria Embankment. 1950’s THEME: DRESS UP! To send the message that women don’t want to be catapulted back to the levels of inequality of yesteryear.
MEET UP WITH EAST LONDON FAWCETT GROUP @ Bricklane: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=103290553117744
MORE INFO: http://www.fawcettsociety.org.uk/index.asp?Pageid=1247
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=301558016526626

19 November || Stav B’s Liquor Bar 1 year Birthday Bash @ The Slaughter House, London E2 8HZ. Live music, DJs, Art, Performance, Cocktails! 6.30pm – 2.30am
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=229380990459838

19 November || Ladyfest Nottingham 2011 @ Various venues across the city. Showcasing the best in female talent from Nottingham and beyond. Also craft fair, art exhibitions, workshops, acoustic venue, comedy venue and dance and performance arts.
BUY TICKETS: http://www.gigantic.com/gigantic/home_ladyfest.html
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=265374763487612

20 November || CLIT ROCK @ The Lexington, N1 9JB Raise awareness and funds for Daughters of Eve an organisation committed to preventing, fighting and ultimately ending Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
Live Acts: We Rock Like Girls Don’t, She Makes War, Dana Jade, Dark Moon, Thrush Metal
FACEBOOK EVENT:http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=128722963896988&ref=ts

23-26 November || UNDERWIRE film festival 2011 @ Various venues in East London. A short film festival dedicated to showcasing the raw cinematic talents of women. Full Programme now announced!
MORE INFORMATION: http://underwirefestival.com

26 November || Reclaim the Night March Assemble @ Whitehall Place and march up towards Trafalgar Square. Mixed Rally with speakers, stalls, hot food, bar and DJ until late. March for NO to male violence against women, NO cuts to women’s services. Nearest Tube Embankment.
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=109141825855198

27 November || BUST Christmas Craftacular @ York Hall  SHOP, CRAFT, DANCE AND MAKE MERRY at the BUST magazine Christmas Craftacular, with over 70 stalls of the hottest in handmade, DJs, drinks and DIY workshops. 12.00pm- 18.00pm £6.00
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=241261069263931

27 November || !Women Art Revolution Screening @ Whitechapel Gallery. Screening at 3pm FREE For over forty years, Director Lynn Hershman Leeson has collected hundreds of hours of interviews with visionary artists, historians, curators and critics who shaped the beliefs and values of the Feminist Art Movement and reveal previously undocumented strategies used to politicize female artists and integrate women into art structures.
MORE INFO: https://joinourteaparty.org/2011/10/22/women-art-revolution-sreenings-the-whitechapel-gallery/

Coming up in December 2011

1-4 December || Girls Get Busy Exhibition # 1 @ The Shacklewell Arms
Featuring artists that have contributed to the zine, video installations, zine table including hard copies, band footage and of course a merchandise stall.
PRIVATE VIEW: Thursday 1st Dec 7pm – 10pm
OPENING HOURS: Saturday & Sunday 12pm – 5pm
MORE INFO: http://girlsgetbusyzine.tumblr.com/
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=123173814458611

2 December || Club Motherfucker @ Corsica Studios, Elephant & Castle. Club Motherfucker is a D.I.Y, underground inspired, dance party LIVE BANDS & DJS 9:00pm – 4:00a On door:£4 before 9.30pm
FACEBOOK EVENT:http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=263875050317466

8 December||ELF Campaign Meeting @ Location TBC East London Fawcett group Campaign update and a chance to share your ideas for the direction of the group, we will head to the pub afterwards. From 7pm
MORE INFO: http://eastlondonfawcett.wordpress.com

10 December || Other Peoples Property Warehouse Party @ *Secret Location* OPP DJs & Guest DJs from 10pm – 6am. £8.00 on door
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=169182536508320

11 December || !Women Art Revolution Screening @ Whitechapel Gallery. Screening at 3pm FREE For over forty years, Director Lynn Hershman Leeson has collected hundreds of hours of interviews with visionary artists, historians, curators and critics who shaped the beliefs and values of the Feminist Art Movement and reveal previously undocumented strategies used to politicize female artists and integrate women into art structures.
MORE INFO: https://joinourteaparty.org/2011/10/22/women-art-revolution-sreenings-the-whitechapel-gallery/

15 December || East London Fawcett Group Christmas Dinner @ The Approach Tavern, 47 Approach Road, E2 9LY. RSVP if you would like to book a place. A chance to catch up and get to know each other better, as well as look forward to the agenda for next year. From 7pm. Email: eastlondonfawcett@gmail.com
MORE INFO: http://eastlondonfawcett.wordpress.com

Over and Out,

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

FEM 11 | UK Feminista’s National Conference

FEM 11 | UK Feminista’s National Conference

12 November
10.00am – 5.30pm
@Friends House, London, NW1 2BJ
Join hundreds of activists and campaigners to debate key issues facing women today and how to build a feminist future!
WORKSHOPS & SEMINARS:Featuring workshops and seminars organised by leading feminist organisations, including: Fawcett Society, Abortion Rights, OBJECT, Southall Black Sisters, Women for Women International, Imkaan, Women’s Resource Centre, Platform 51, Rights of Women, Centre for Women and Democracy, Women’s Environmental Network, End Violence Against Women coalition, Imkaan, Women for Refugee Women and the White Ribbon Campaign.

SPEAKERS INCLUDE: Sandi Toksvig (Radio 4), Shami Chakrabarti (Liberty), Zoe Williams (the Guardian), Carlene Firmin (writer), Samira Ahmed (broadcaster) and Bea Campbell (author and journalist).

MAYORAL ELECTION HUSTINGS: FEM 11 will also feature a pre-election debate with candidates for the Mayor of London.

Book your place at http://ukfeminista.org.uk/events/event/fem-11/

BACKGROUND TO FEM 11: It’s an exciting time for feminism in the UK, with activism on the rise and protests hitting both the headlines and the streets. But it’s also a time of immense challenges. Abortion rights are under attack and the cuts are eroding women’s economic independence. Women are relentlessly objectified throughout the media and the female power vacuum at the heart of government stubbornly persists.

FEM 11 will bring together leading feminist organisations and campaigners to debate key issues facing women today and how the burgeoning feminist movement can work to build a feminist future.

FEM 11 IS OPEN TO ALL