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2015 Events:

January 2015

February 2015

  • February is LGBT History Month

    Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans History Month takes place every year in February. It celebrates the lives and achievements of the LGBT community.

    See the LGBT History Month website for more information.

March 2015

April 2015

  • Monday 20 April - The Fawcett Society Hustings

    Women and the economy 2015 political hustings. Put your questions to: Priti Patel, Conservative Treasury Spokesperson, Stella Creasy Labour Shadow Spokesperson for Business Innovation and Skills and Liberal Democrat representative.

    Our economy has been a key area of focus for the past five years and it is the only game in town in the 2015 General Election. But where are women's voices in this debate? There may be more women in work than ever before and the pay gap is closing, but there is no evidence that women are benefitting from the so-called "upturn".

    From apprenticeships to women on boards, public spending cuts and NHS privatisation, how the economy work affects how gender equal our society is.

    The Fawcett Society Women and the Economy hustings is the only place you can be part of a public debate about women and the economy before the general election. So that we can put the widest possible variety of questions to the politicians, submit your question in advance to [email protected] with the subject heading 'Fawcett Society Hustings - question submission' or use the hashtag #womenandeconomy.

    Location: Stamford Street Lecture Theatre, 127 Stamford Street, SE1 9NQ London

    Time: Doors open at 6.30pm so you can take your seats.The debate will begin at 7.30pm.

    Price: Standard: £10, Fawcett Society members: £8. To book tickets click HERE.

    Accessibility: No accessibility information included.

  • Friday 24 April - WHAT THE FROCK! AWARD

    What The Frock! Comedy is an award-winning series of comedy events celebrating fantastically funny women. As well as a monthly night in Bristol, we also host shows in other UK cities, run an all-female comedy competition, hold workshops, host solo tours, improv theatre and, oh, so much more. We look forward to seeing you at a show soon.

    The What The Frock! Newcomer Award returns for its third year. Join us as the finalists battle it out to be crowned the new Queen of Comedy. See you there!

    Location: Riproar Comedy Club, 15 Union Gate / 63 Union Street, Bristol

    Time: 7.30pm (doors 6.30pm)

    Price: Standard: £10 (+£1 booking fee), Concessions: £9 (+£0.90 booking fee). To book tickets click HERE.

    Accessibility: No accessibility information included.

  • 28 April - 2 May - Titus Andronicus an all-female production

    By popular demand, Smooth Faced Gentlemen's triple-award-winning paint-soaked thriller finally comes to London! Following a smash hit tour in 2013, this is your last chance to catch the UK's only all-female Shakespeare company ahead of the 2015 Summer tour. A stripped-down, ramped-up, vibrant and visceral theatrical whirlwind.

    For more information, visit the Facebook event page HERE.

    Location: Greenwich Theatre, Crooms Hill, Greenwich SE10 8ES London

    Time: Eves 7.30pm, Sat mat 2.30pm

    Price: £16 (Concessions £13.50). To book tickets click HERE.

    Accessibility: The Greenwich Theatre hopes to share the experience of live theatre with as many people as possible, and takes the issue of accessibility very seriously. You can find full details of the theatre's accessibility HERE.

      May 2015

      • Friday 1 May - CLUB DES FEMMES & VERSO PRESENT: The Dialectic of Sex - the case for feminist revolution revisited

        1970: Shulamith Firestone was just 25 years old when she published The Dialectic of Sex. It was the first book of the women's liberation movement to propose a feminist theory of politics. It offered second-wave feminists the impetus to act. It became an international bestseller.

        2015: 45 years later, as Naomi Wolf suggests 'no one can understand how feminism has evolved without reading this radical, inflammatory second-wave landmark'.

        Now is the time to revisit Firestone's seminal ideas. Join in the revolution at an evening of screenings, readings, art activism and conversation to celebrate Verso's publication of the new edition of Shulamith Firestone's groundbreaking manifesto.

        Click HERE for more information about the evening.

        Location: The Horse Hospital, Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1JD

        Time: Doors open at 7pm

        Price: £5 in advance (click HERE to order tickets), £6.50 on the door

        Accessibility: 1 entrance/exit ramped for easy access. Please click HERE for more details and a map of the venue.

      • Tuesday 5 May - Firecrackers: Women and Wit in Photography

        Photography is sparkling with the work and wit of the women who create and shape it, but the path has been never straightforward. Join us for a viewing of the essential documentary Finding Vivian Maier, the story of an extraordinary photographic talent that remained invisible for too long. Questions of conformity, identity, self-portraiture, wit, art and ownership raised by the film will be discussed by Fiona Rogers in conversation with Brigitte Lardinois. Rogers founded Firecracker, a platform for female photographers, in 2011, and, to celebrate its fourth anniversary, she will talk about its continuing necessity, with Brigitte Lardinois, who was instrumental in the women's photography movement in the 1990s. Presentations by outstanding contemporary practitioners will follow, including Natasha Caruana and Anna Fox, whose show opens at PARC the same night - Firecracker attendees are invited to the private view.

        For more information, visit the Facebook event page HERE.

        Location: Main Lecture Theatre, London College of Communication, Elephant & Castle, London SE1 6SB

        Time: 1-5.30pm (arrive 12.45 promptly please)

        Price: Free event but booking essential. Click HERE to book.

        Accessibility: No accessibility information included.

      • Wednesday 6 May - Derby Film Festival - SIGHT AND SOUND CRITICS PANEL - FEMALE FILM CRITICS

        Join us as we explore the history of female film critics through a discussion with writers Sophie Mayer, Pamela Hutchinson and Catherine Wheatley, chaired by Isabel Stevens, production editor of Sight & Sound. We'll rediscover and pay homage to a wide range of female voices on cinema, from little-known early reviewers to contemporary cultural critics, including C A Lejeune, Dilys Powell and bell hooks.

        Location: The Box, QUAD, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter, Derby, DE1 3AS

        Time: 7:00pm

        Price: Standard tickets: £4. Click HERE to book.

        Accessibility: QUAD is a fully accessible building, with an automatic front door (push button), a lift to the upper floors and accessible toilets on every floor. You can find more details on accessibility HERE.

      • Thursday 7 May - CJC Annual Lecture: Rashida Manjoo - 'Normativity without legality - 20 years of UN developments on Violence against Women, its Causes and Consequences'

        The Criminal Justice Centre at the School of Law, Queen Mary University of London will hold its Annual Lecture at 6.30pm on Thursday 7 May 2015. The speaker will be Professor Rashida Manjoo, the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, its causes and consequences, and she will be speaking on the topic of 'Normativity without legality - 20 years of UN developments on Violence against Women, its Causes and Consequences'

        States have an affirmative obligation to respect, protect and fulfil human rights, including fulfilling the responsibility to act with due diligence to eliminate violence against women. Elimination of violence against women is critical to women's ability to participate in the civil, political, economic, developmental, social and cultural spheres as full and equal citizens. Unfortunately, pervasive levels of violence, and a culture of impunity, fundamentally jeopardize the realization of women's human rights, including the right to a life free of violence.

        Professor Manjoo's 2014 report to the UN Human Rights Council focuses broadly on developments in the United Nations over approximately 20 years; and highlights the normative gap in international law with regard to violence against women. The 'soft law' developments in the United Nations, reflects the existence of resolutions, interpretative guidelines and monitoring by human rights treaty bodies and the universal periodic review process. It is important to note that these developments do not explicitly articulate violence against women as a human rights violation in and of itself; but as a form of discrimination against women. The lack of specific legally enforceable standards impacts attempts to ensure appropriate responses and also accountability for acts of violence against women, whether by State or non-state actors. The normative gap within international law is a barrier to holding States accountable for the failure to protect against and prevent violence against women.

        Location: Arts2 Lecture Theatre, Arts2, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, E1 4NS London

        Time: 6:30 - 9:00pm

        Price: Free event but booking essential. Click HERE to book.

        Accessibility: Please be advised that no parking for visitors is available at the sites. There are a limited number of parking spaces for Blue Badge holders, but it is advised you check with the Security Team in advance to ensure availability. You can find more details on accessibility and contacts HERE.

      • Wednesday 13 May - Buying and Selling Sex: The Big Debate

        'Sex work' is work. Prostitution is violence against women. These two sentences encapsulate the polarised and often bitter feminist debate over the buying and selling of sex. So what can the two sides agree on?

        In this special event, hosted in association with the New Statesman, we will hear from current sex workers and prostitution survivors about the reality of the sex trade, and take floor contributions from academics, charity workers and other experts. Can selling sex be empowering, or a job like any other -- or should we try to "end demand"? And what does the evidence say is the best way to keep women safe - legalisation, decriminalisation or the "Nordic model" of criminalising punters, but not prostitutes?

        Speakers:

        Margaret Corvid is a writer, activist and professional dominatrix living in the south-west of England. She writes for the New Statesman on sex, power and social change.

        Fiona Broadfoot was exploited into prostitution at the age of 15 and exited in 1996 after someone close to her was murdered. She now works for SPACE, an organisation which supports women leaving the industry.

        Rebecca Mott is an "exited" prostituted woman who now works for abolition of the sex trade. She entered prostitution when she was 14, and only did indoors prostitution. She now campaigns for full human rights for all the prostituted.

        Pandora Blake is an activist and outspoken advocate regarding sex workers rights, sexual freedom, censorship and civil liberties, kink acceptance, ethical pornography and the female gaze in erotic media.

        Niki Adams is a spokeswoman for the English Collective of Prostitutes (ECP) which is a network of women who work or have worked in different areas of the sex industry. The ECP campaigns for the decriminalisation of prostitution, sex workers' right to recognition and safety, and financial alternatives so that no one is forced into prostitution by poverty.

        In addition to our panellists, we will also take floor contributions, and we invite audience members to submit testimony which can be read aloud by the chair or delivered anonymously in the hall, from behind a screen. Please, email statements to be read out to [email protected] with the subject line "Conway Hall" and include details of how you would like to be referred to.

        Chair:

        The panel will be chaired by journalist Samira Ahmed.

        Location: Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL

        Time: 7.30 - 9.00 pm

        Price: £5 for Conway Hall members and concessions, £15 standard. Complimentary drinks and nibbles will be available on the night (first come, first served). Click HERE to book tickets.

        Accessibility: the venue is fully wheelchair accessible and there is an induction loop. Please let us know at the time of booking if you have any particular requirements.

      • Friday 15 May - Saturday 16 May - Graduate Conference 2015- Reflections on Social Change: Metamorphosis or Transformation?

        Life today seems to be continuously changing, floating, and shifting faster than ever. Boundaries and barriers disappear, only to re-appear in new forms. Social movements shout their demands for social change. Subjects face the complexity of the contemporary world and its challenges within and across groups and cultural heritages. Possibilities of completely new approaches to the same old questions blossom together and are shut down. Re-visiting the critical frameworks of feminism, Marxism, psychoanalysis, critical legal theory, and postcolonial studies, we ask ourselves "where are we now?" How should we theorise the social changes of the present? Are we going through a metamorphosis or a transformation?

        As the PhD student interns in the Birkbeck Institute of Social Research (BISR) and the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities (BIH), we invite fellow postgraduate students to take part in the conference and discuss their on-going work with others.

        For further information on the event, click HERE.

        Location: Birkbeck Institute for Social Research, Birkbeck University of London, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HX

        Time: Friday: 2.30pm - 5.45pm, followed by wine reception (registration opens at 1.30pm), Saturday: 10am - 5.00pm

        Price: Free event but booking is essential. Please click HERE to book.

        For catering purposes, would you please let us know if you have registered but find that you cannot attend the event by cancelling on Eventbrite or emailing [email protected] Many thanks!

        Accessibility: No accessibility information included.

      • Wednesday 27 May - Hannah Pool - The Politics of Race, Feminism and Hair - Gender Research Centre Annual Lecture

        For more information, visit the Facebook event page HERE.

        Location: Room 2D1, Social Sciences Complex, University of Bristol, 12 Priory Road, BS8 1TU Bristol

        Time: 2:00 to 4:00pm

        Price: Free event but booking necessary. Click HERE to book.

        Accessibility: No accessibility information included.

      June 2015

    • Tuesday 16 June - Women in Law

      Continuing our popular series of women's networking events with inspirational and thought-provoking guest speakers and time to network with fellow female legal professionals over drinks.

      16 June 2015 - Career Planning Mills & Reeve, Leeds. Learn, share and network. The talks will be followed by drinks, nibbles and networking.

      SPEAKERS:

      Employment Judge Rita Rogerson

      Rita completed her training contract (then called articles) at Harehills and Chapeltown Law Centre where she qualified as a solicitor and specialised in employment law. She left the Law Centre in 2000 to move into private practice where she remained until 2003 when she was appointed as a fee paid employment judge and became a salaried employment judge in 2011.

      Employment Judge Sarah Jane Davies

      Sarah-Jane has been a salaried Employment Judge in Leeds since 2013. She started her career as a barrister and spent many years specialising mainly in public law at 4-5 Gray's Inn Square and then 11 King's Bench Walk chambers. In recent years, she moved back to Yorkshire, but continued to practise from chambers in London. Sarah-Jane was appointed a fee-paid Employment Judge in 2011 and combined family life and life at the bar with sitting as a Judge, until her appointment to Leeds.

      Ann Page - Beyond the Brief

      Ann has been involved with the Law Society National Commerce & Industry Group for 15 years in a variety of roles and chaired it for 18-months, during which time she initiated many firsts for the Group. She is a published book author ('Managing External Legal Resources') and has appeared on the professional services TV channel talking on this topic as well as speaking and writing on lawyers' professional development. She has wide knowledge of the issues facing the legal profession. She is a passionate, active participant in the changes affecting her professional body and proactively contributes to the future development and shape of things to come.

      Location: Mill & Reeve, Leeds

      Time: No time given as yet. Keep an eye on the page HERE.

      Price: Free event but booking necessary. Click HERE to book. Open to members of Leeds Law Society and non-members who are working in a legal role (solicitor, barrister, trainee, LPC student, paralegal, legal exec, etc.)

      Accessibility: No accessibility information included.

      July 2015

      • 11 July - PCSR Summer Event: The 4th Wave of Feminism?

        A day for activists, therapists, people of all genders and feminisms to explore what feminism means to us now.

        In the past few years there has been a new generation of women speaking out against sexism and inequality with fresh and innovative energy. There are online projects and campaigns, books, articles, blogs, stand-up comedy and new feminist groups forming in schools and societies. Some are calling it the 4th Wave of Feminism, others prefer to call it Intersectional Feminism. It is characterised by an inclusivity and recognition of the many different and conflicting voices and visions of Feminism, with a particular emphasis on the intersecting of oppressions.

        Nimco Ali: CEO of Daughters Of Eve "No shame in oversharing."

        Havva Mustafa: Feminist Counsellor "Feminism - Is resistance futile?"

        Lyndsey Moon: Psychologist and Trans Activist "Genderqueer and Feminism"

        There will be a variety of workshops to choose from, including workshops given by The English collective of Prostitutes, Black Women's Rape Action Project, Southall Black Sisters, and an abundance of conversations to be had.

        Location: NCVO London, N1 9RL

        Time: 10.00am-5.30pm

        Booking: You will need to complete a booking form before attending this event. Please email [email protected] for more information.

        Price:(includes refreshments but not lunch) PCSR member: £80, Non-member: £90, Students/Trainees/low-wage or unwaged: £50, Early Bird £10 discount off the above rates before 29th May

        Accessibility: The venue is fully wheelchair accessible, parking is available by prior arrangement and there is an induction loop. Please let us know at the time of booking if you have any particular requirements.

      August 2015

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      October 2015

      • 13 October - Ada Lovelace Day

        Ada Lovelace Day is an international day of blogging to celebrate the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths.

        For more information on how to get involved, see the Finding Ada website and Facebook group and Finding Ada on Twitter

      November 2015

      • 20 November - Transgender Day of Remembrance

        The Transgender Day of Remembrance is a day set aside each year to memorialise those who have been killed as a result of transphobia (anti-trans hatred or prejudice).

        See the Transgender Day of Remembrance website for more information.

      December 2015

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