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Another day, another exciting Ladyfest Ten project to get involved in! This time, those creative types at Storm In A Tea Cup are hoping to get women (and men) from all over the world to participate via the medium of snail mail in their Postcard Project.

Whilst Ladyfest Ten, as an event, will be taking place this November in London, the aim is to celebrate ten fantastic years of the grass-roots female arts phenomenon that is Ladyfest. Since Ladyfest has been celebrated all over the world, it seems only right to invite those it has touched to contribute in some way. This particular artistic global outreach aims to bring together those Ladyfesters from around the world in a huge support of this very unique female focussed fest.

Feeling inspired? Well, before you starts scribbling away please bear in mind that there is a theme and that theme is ‘X’. As well as being the roman numeral for Ten, it is also the kiss sign… and in Norse mythology is the letter for GIFT (you really do learn something new everyday!)

Submissions can be in any medium- as long as it still passes for a postcard and fits through a letterbox then the rest is up to you! Perhaps even adorn your creation with one of these Women of Distinction stamps, shown above, for extra feminist brownie points… Just make sure you get it to the Ladyfest Ten team by October 15th – address is here.

By: Sarah Barnes, 03.09.2010 | Comments (0)
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Have Your Cake and Eat It This Saturday!

I’ve just heard word of yet another fabulous fund-raiser for Ladyfest Ten!

Have Your Cake And Eat It is the love-child of two of London’s top creative organisations, Diy Womp and Storm in a Teacup, so a good time is practically guaranteed! Taking place this Saturday at East London’s George Tavern, the event is yet another in a fantastic string of shindigs that raise funds for the very good cause that is Ladyfest Ten.

Personally, I’m already sold on the cute Russian Doll flyer, but if you need any more persuading to attend then here’s what to expect:

A bargain at £5 on the door, the event kicks off with some genteel art appreciation at 6, with bands taking to the stage from 8. Need to know more? Click here!

By: Sarah Barnes, 16.08.2010 | Comments (0)
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Swallows & Amazons: Life Drawing Tonight!

Life drawing. For some reason, no matter how mature you thought you were at the time, it was the one class at school that was sure to raise a titter (ahem). But, now that I’m older and wiser, I miss the smell of charcoal, the thrill of pencil on paper and, yes, the opportunity to draw a naked model. Student giggles aside, I used to absolutely adore life-drawing classes – nothing beats it for developing your aesthetic ‘eye’ – but, now that I’m all grown up, I haven’t the first idea about where to go to partake in a some sketching of the nude form. Wow, I sound like a pervert…

It seems my search is over, though, as the lovely people at Storm In A Tea Cup have brought their Swallows & Amazons salon style classes to the capital – all to raise funds for Ladyfest Ten! I’m a little late to jump on the bandwagon (tonight is their penultimate class of the season) but better late than never, eh?  Especially when tonight’s class promises tattooed pin-up model Rayna Terror and dread-locked and body-painted Skye disrobing for drawing challenges set by The Great Cake Escape’s Cherry Bakewell.

The class tonight will take place from 8-10pm (email art@ladyfestten.com to reserve a space) at The Victoria pub, Mile End, E3 5TH. It’s only £6 in (with every penny going to Ladyfest Ten) but, thanks to Cass Art, drawing materials will be provided. There’s even a chance that your original art work might be featured in an exhibition as part of Ladyfest Ten festival in November! Just no sniggering at the back, okay?

(Image taken from Storm In A Tea Cup’s photo gallery)

By: Sarah Barnes, 22.06.2010 | Comments (0)
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