Ladyfest Goldsmiths kicks off on Monday!

Ladyfest Goldsmiths returns this year with a five day programme celebrating women in arts, music, film and more! The line-up looks amazing, with a great mix of workshops, film screenings, discussions, gigs, crafting sessions, and even the chance to get gaming with other girls.

Events kick off this coming Monday (the 22nd) and go on til Friday (the 26th) All events except the Ladyfest Band Night (on Thursday, definitely not one to miss!) are free, but donations are appreciated and will go to Women’s charities.

So that you’re nice and prepared, here’s the line-up in all its glory!

MONDAY

5pm Special Collections, ground floor, the library: Launch of the Ladyfest Art Exhibition – ‘In Her Shoes’. Free drinks and nibbles. (The exhibition will be open all week.)

5.30pm Special Collections, ground floor, the library: Where are all the Women in Art? Talk with artists Oriana Fox and Lydia Maria Julien.

7.30pm the Common Room, first floor, Students’ Union Building: Cabaret Night by the radical feminist collective Lashings of Ginger Beer.

TUESDAY

3-4.30pm Stephen Lawrence Committee Room, ground floor, Students’ Union Building: ‘Women and Direct Action’ workshop with NUS Women’s Officer Liv Bailey.

5pm in RHB308, second floor, main building: Film Screening Patti Smith – Dream of Life + discussion on Women in Music.

9pm the Stretch Bar, second floor, Students’ Union Building: Ladyfest Pub Quiz.

WEDNESDAY

12.30–4pm Stephen Lawrence Committee Room, ground floor, Students’ Union Building: Video Gaming Session.

4.30pm Stephen Lawrence Committee Room, ground floor, Students’ Union Building: Why I am a Fat Activist. Talk & Q&A with fat/queer activist Charlotte Cooper.

6pm RHB137, ground floor, main building: Pitbull Film Productions Short Films Screening + Talk by film makers Bev Zalcock and Sara Chambers.

7pm RHB143, first floor, main building: Performance Art with Justyna Scheuring, Bojana Jankovic, Nicole Dimitrakopoulou, Becky Fury, Kinetic Aesthetic.

THURSDAY

12–2pm Stephen Lawrence Committee Room, ground floor, Students’ Union Building: Crafternoon – come to do either tie dye, make-do and mend or knitting (or all of them!).

4-7pm the Common Room, first floor, Students’ Union Building: Ladyfest Live – Acoustic Afternoon.

5.30pm Stephen Lawrence Committee Room, ground floor, Students’ Union Building: Film producer and journalist Mandana Mofidi TALK.

7pm RHB139, ground floor, main building: Film screening of The Seashell and the Clergyman and The Smiling Madame Beudet by Germaine Dulac as part of Feminist Society’s Women Make Films film series.

9pm The Stretch Bar, second floor, Students’ Union Building : Ladyfest Band Night with happy punk tunes from BRACELETTES, skewhiff riot grrrl from WETDOG, superfun smoky garage rock from PENS and catchy steel-toed shoegazing from VERONICA FALLS. Girl Germs + DaftKunt DJ, feminist society & co. provide cakes. Tickets are £4 on the door, or £3 in advance at the Students’ Union Shop or online.

FRIDAY

12-4pm The Stretch Bar, second floor, Students’ Union Building: Jumble Sale and Craft Stalls.

4pm Special Collections. ground floor, the library: Last chance to see ‘In Her Shoes’ Art Exhibition as it closes at 5pm.

By: Sarah Barnes, 20.02.2010 | Comments (0)
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My Mouth Your Ear – This Sunday

My Mouth Your Ear

This Sunday (the 13th, for those who’ve gotten a bit behind on their advent calendars!) sees the first outing of My Mouth Your Ear. Taking place at the Lift & Hoist Company, Camberwell, this queer spoken word event will be full of festive fun (in the form of cake and mulled wine) and plenty of performers and writers ’sharing stories, poetry, performances, raps, rants, zine articles, blogs, fact, fiction and generally anything you can use your mouth and a mic for.’

The event will go on from 3pm to 8pm (the last performer is estimated to finish at around 6.30pm) and the suggested door donation is £1-3. Bring a cushion or a rug to sit on and get a free Xmas mince pie at the door!

To find out more, or to put yourself forward to perform in the future, you can email mymouthyourear@gmail.com.

Here are your performers for Sunday’s My Mouth Your Ear;

YaliniDream – Lankan Blood, Manchester Born, Texas bred and Brooklyn steeped, YaliniDream is a Queer Sri Lankan Tamil raised in outside lands. She conjures spirit through her unique blend of poetry, theater, song, and dance.

Fox – Founder of SALUTE! Design and CubCulture screen-printing, Fox is a creative who also enjoys rapping and dancing and having many fingers in many pies.

Charlotte Cooper – “I’ve been making, publishing and performing things for donkeys years, but I’ve been getting into trouble for quite a bit longer.”

Swithun Cooper – Swithun’s poetry has appeared in magazines including Time Out, Magma, Chroma and Poetry London, and the anthology City State: New London Poetry. This year he won an Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors.

Jay Bernard – Currently ‘editor’ of Dissocia Zine, which combines dry wit, post-irony and non-existence. She is author of Your Sign is Cuckoo, Girl (2008), and was recently poet in residence on two allotments in Oxford and London, and at the Benenden School in Kent. Jay has performed at venues such as Buckingham Palace, LadyFest and Croydon library.

Heena Patel – Recovering ex-optimist. Dog-fancier. Hates wet feet. Avid Red Dwarf fan. 29, still not out.

Charlotte Richardson Andrews – London-raised writer/journalist. Queer, feminist and unashamedly opinionated. Deputy Editor at Wears The Trousers, a female-centric, online/print music magazine.

Kat Redstone.

Len Lukowska – Sometimes a writer, sometimes a performer. Generally an undisciplined faggy layabout who works in a library and needs more sleep.

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