Events 2015-2016

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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

  • 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 info@fawcettsociety.org.uk 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.

  • 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

      • 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.

      • 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: 5 May 2015 1-5.30pm (arrive 12.45 promptly please)

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

        Accessibility: No accessibility information included.

      June 2015

      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 feminism@pcsr.gmail.com 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

      September 2015

      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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