Sunday, 9 December 2012

Weekly Update - 10th December onwards!


More fab events this week for feminists in London! Enjoy! As always: tweet me @feministlondon, email me or comment here to let me know what you're up to!

And don't forget, there are some ongoing exhibitions to see - Treasures of the Women's Library - and also Music and Liberation. Do go along, as they are amazing exhibitions!!

Feminist Events x

This week (10th December onwards):

Mon 10th Dec: Literary Party!
A festive edition of the Book Stops Here, with Ali Smith, Joe Stretch, Tania Hershman and Essie Fox. Alley Cat Bar, 7.30pm for 8pm start, free!

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!

Mon 10th Dec: Laydeez do Comics

The first women led graphic novel forum in the UK. Invited guest speakers have 10 minute slots to present works/ideas followed by q+a. Refreshments are served. This month's meeting features Lucy Dale, Dr Anna Madill and Heather Wilson. The Rag Factory, E1, 6.30pm, £1.50

Tues 11th Dec: See Red Women's Workshop
This exhibition is a studied look at the See Red Women's Workshop collective and their associated ephemera of protest and Women's Liberation. The exhibition will be accompanied by an essay by Dodie Bellamy and a screening of Nightcleaners. Institute of Contemporary Art, 6.30pm, free!

Tues 11th Dec: Feminist Fightback monthly organising meeting
Talking Sex and Relationships Education, The Women's Library & more... Oxford House, London E2, 7pm, free!

Wed 12th Dec: Vigil
In honour of Women's History Month. Edith Cavell statue, 6pm ~ 7pm, free

Thurs 13th Dec: christmas social!
Feminist fun with mince pies and vegan cake! Imagine, 6pm, free!

Sat 15th Dec: Feministmas 2K12 
Feminist Christmas social with music and food! Feminist Library, 7.30pm, free!

Sat 15th Dec: Gendered Intelligence Pre-Holiday Party
The last GI trans youth group of the year: a celebratory afternoon with a variety of games, cake, and a chance to catch up and chat old and new members of the GI youth group before the holidays.

Next Week (17th December onwards):

Mon 17th Dec: Talk on Queer Homes, Queer Families.
'Queer Homes, Queer Families': a history and policy debate. With Peter Tatchell; Professor Jeffrey Weeks, OBE; Dr Kath Holden; Professor Sasha Roseneil; Professor Alison Oram; and Dr Matt Cook. British Library Conference Centre,

Mon 17th Dec: Violet Noise
Violet Noise is the new monthly feminist club night in Hoxton Square. With Singer/songwriter Dee Plume from Robots in Disguise fame, folk-pop five-piece The Beautiful Word and Craig My Left One. Hoxton Square, 8pm, free!

Tues 18th Dec: London Feminist Network Book Group
Reading 'Gyn/Ecology' by Mary Daly. Feminist Library, 7pm, free!

Tues 18th Dec: Women Building Britain conference
Framing public policy - have your say! Debate and networking reception. Clifford Chance LLP, E14, 5pm, £24 non-members.

Wed 19th Dec: Christmas carols!
LCS Chorus are singing in Trafalgar square to raise money for EAVES. 8pm, Trafalgar Sq, free!

Wed 19th Dec: 'Tis the Season to be Comradely
Join Feminist Fightback for mince pies, mulled wine, gefilte fish balls, music, dancing and two great short films. ‘Mothers’ Strike’: a film about a hunger strike for housing by single mothers in Poland (2008) and ‘People for Tomorrow’: a film by Selma James about reproductive labour and equal pay (1970)

Mon 14th Jan: Stand Up For Women!
Comedy night in support of Eaves, with James Mullinger as MC, and performances from Shappi Khorsandi, Isy Suttie, Shazia Mirza, Ed Petrie, Mary Bourke, Bridget Christie, Kate Smurthwaite, Holly Walsh, Max And Ivan, and Ed Aczel. The Bloomsbury Theatre, 7.30pm, £15/£12.50 for concessions.

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