Jess McCabe // 2 May 2009
Only 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
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
The evening’s line up will be:
THE ETHICAL DEBATING SOCIETY
*** 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
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
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
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 ] :
c/o Rachel Cummings
Oxford University Students’ Union
Thomas Hull House
New Inn Hall Street