Monday, 26 November 2012

Weekly Update - 26th Nov onwards!

Hello all,

Little bit of a delay this week in the update - but that's because there are so many amazing things going on! I hope to see many of you out and about this weekend - as always, email me, or tweet @feministlondon, or comment here, if you want to see your event up here!

This Week (beginning Mon 26th November)

Mon 26th Nov: Abortion rights debate, broadcast by the Voice of Russia.

Mara Clarke and Kate Smurthwaite from Abortion Rights will be debating abortion rights in the UK, live on air! 5.30pm, tune in here Free.

Mon 26th Nov: Lecture from M.V. Lee Badgett 
Lecture entitled 'When Gay People Get Married', co-hosted by the Gender Institute, the Student Union LGBTQ Alliance and LSE Spectrum. London School of Economics, 6.30pm, free!

Mon 26th Nov: Let's Talk About Sex and Sexuality!
Discussion group led by the Royal Holloway Student Union. This talk is for SHAG week, and we will be talking about sex, sexuality, and sexual health, as well as abstinence and asexuality. Royal Holloway, 7pm, free.

Monday 26th Nov: Sheila Hanlon on 'Cycling to Suffrage'
Dr Sheila Hanlon will be presenting on how the bicycle changed women's lives as we know it. Come learn the history of the humble bike and women's suffrage, as well as how Maria E Ward's turn of the century book 'Bicycling for Ladies' is more relevant today than ever. London Bike Kitchen, 7pm, £5.

Thurs 29th Nov - Sun 1st Dec: London Feminist Film Festival
Fab array of feature films and shorts at the Hackney Picture House. Prices and times vary.

Thurs 29th Nov: MissRepresentation: Black Women
Royal Holloway Feminist Society and Royal Holloway present a talk from Reni Eddo-Lodge, Black feminist, former president of Lancaster SU, UCL MA student, NUS National executive council member and Guardian columnist! Royal Holloway, 6pm, free!

Thurs 29th Nov: Pussy Riot Night
Royal Holloway Feminist Society, Amnesty International and Art Soc presents "Pussy Riot" open-mic night at the Stumble Inn, in aid of the Tatiana Giraud Foundation. Stumble Inn, 9pm, donations.

Thurs 29th Nov: Tribute to the Women's Library
Come and see 'Treasures of the Women's Library'. Some events outside too, like singing, a film projection, possible veggie food van, a giant letter to LSE to sign. Women's Library, 6pm, free.!/events/491500030890648/

Thurs 29th Nov: 'The F-Word: What is Feminism and Why Does it Matter?'
UCL Gender & Feminism Society and UCLU Women's Network present a speaker event followed by questions & open debate. With Kate Smurthwaite, Zoe Stavri, Chris Coltrane and Roz Kaveney. 6pm, University of London Union, free!

Thurs 29th Nov: Sex & relationship education meeting
Feminist Fightback are planning for a feminist SRE event in spring. Outside Poetry Library at Royal Festival Hall, 7-9pm, free.

Sat 1st Dec: Feminist Social Bash
Raising some much appreciated funds to help organise a March event for Women's History Month, and the big feminism in London conference to happen in October 2013. 2pm, Feminist Library, donations.

Sat 1st Dec: Bloody Ice Cream 
Bloody Ice Cream is a new riot grrrl night in SW London! Featuring Skinny Girl Diet, The Ethical Debating Society and My Therapist Says Hot Damn. The Grosvenor, Stockwell, 8.30pm, £5.

Sun 2nd Dec: Women's Fightback meeting
Women’s Fightback organising meeting: plus migrant women’s struggles workshop! Discussion and workshop on the history of migrant women’s struggles, led by Vicki Morris (Women’s Fightback & No Sweat), then an ‘organising’ discussion. Community centre near New Cross Gate, 1pm, free.

Next week (beginning Monday 3rd December)

Mon 3rd Dec: Lecture from Robyn Wiegman
Lecture from Robyn Wiegman, co-hosted by The Feminist Theory Journal Annual Lecture, co-hosted by the LSE Gender Institute, with support from LSE Sticerd. London School of Economics, 6.30pm, free - registration necessary.

Tues 4th Dec: London Feminist Network Monthly Meeting
Members' meeting to catch up - join the network over at their website for more information!

Fri 7th Dec: Sexual Health Meeting
A report on sexual health in E17 is being written by the Women of Walthamstow group, which will be presented at a meeting on Dec 7th. See link for further information about how to get involved in sexual health reporting in Walthamstow! Venue TBC, 6.30pm, free.

Fri 7th Dec: Women's Fightback London DiscussionBring snacks and drinks to share. As always meet outside the Poetry Library on the 5th Floor. All self-defining women welcome. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm, free.For more info contact 07883 520 852 or

Sun 9th Dec: Feminist Students' Coordinating Meeting #3Whether you are an experienced campaigner, from a student feminist society or group, have ideas to contribute or are just curious about getting involved, come to the meeting! Feminist Library, 3pm, free.

Later this month:

Mon 10th Dec: Festive Fayre!
An indoor market place selling cakes, tea/coffee/mulled wine, handmade goods, used books, zines, etc, all in aid of Rape Crisis. University of London Union, Malet St, 6pm, free!

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