Ladyfest Oxford

// 2 May 2009

ladyfestoxford.jpgOnly a few weeks until Ladyfest Oxford – they sent us over the full line-up this morning:

LADYFEST: 17th May to 23rd May 2009

Ladyfest is a non-profit festival which presents and supports the creative

talents of professional and amateur female acts in our community; they have

been held in over fifty cities worldwide since 2000. From the 17th to the

23rd May, Oxford will play host to its second ever Ladyfest. Come and join

us in a week of festivities as we celebrate women’s contribution to the

arts, including film, music, literature and more!

All of our events are welcome to everyone!

Sunday 17th May

LADYFEST MEETS SUNDAY ROAST from 8.30pm at the Cellar (Frewin Court)

Tuesday 19th May

LADYFEST SEXUALITY AND ETHNICITY FILM WORKSHOP

Come along for a lively discussion on race, sexuality, and representation

with feminist cinema enthusiasts and film studies tutors to understand

better how racism and marginalisation operate and how they impact women

today.

Free refreshments will be provided.

St John’s College, 5-7pm

Wednesday 20th May

LADYFEST AT THE JERICHO TAVERN

The Jericho Tavern (Walton Street), Doors open at 8pm

**Proceeds from the gig will be going to the Oxford Sexual Abuse and Rape

Crisis Centre**

The evening’s line up will be:

THE DULOKS

THE ETHICAL DEBATING SOCIETY

CHAPS

*** PLUS SPECIAL GUEST TBA

Tickets (adv) £4 from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/49614

£5 on the door

Thursday 21st May

LADYFEST BOOK GROUP

Borders (downstairs), 5.30pm

We will be discussing Joyce Carol Oates’ short story ‘Faithless’

(from the collection Faithless: Tales of Trangression), a story in which

two adult sisters recall their mother’s disappearance during their

childhood.

You don’t need to be an English student; all are welcome for a friendly

and informal discussion of women and gender in literature.

Saturday 23rd May

LADYFEST CRAFTERNOON

The Latner and Miles Rooms in St Peter’s College, from 2pm

We will be show casing women’s creativity and encouraging you to get

involved in a crafternoon.

Workshops will be held demonstrating knitting skills, other textile

methods, and zine and DIY culture.

Crafty ladies will be selling their handmade wares and zines will be

present thanks to the distros taking part.

Throughout the afternoon we will also be holding a swap shop and knitting

circle.

The timetable for the workshops is as follows:

14:00 – 15:00: knitting skills

15:00 – 16:00: diy and zine talk

16:00 – 17:00: textile method tbc.

Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

LADYFEST MIXTAPE PARTY

University College from 7.30pm

Send your Ladyfest MixTape [ t o ] :

Ladyfest

c/o Rachel Cummings

Oxford University Students’ Union

Thomas Hull House

New Inn Hall Street

Oxford

OX1 2DH

Comments From You

Sarah // Posted 7 May 2009 at 9:48 pm

Is there any sort of central hub of information about when and where Ladyfests are coming up? It’s really difficult to find out when one is going to be coming up! I like travelling to different ladyfests!

Jennifer // Posted 11 May 2009 at 12:57 pm

How can my band get a chance to play at Ladyfest??

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