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2016 Events:

January 2017

February 2017

  • 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 2017

    • 2 March – Seminar: Women and Dementia: A Global Challenge

    • In the lead up to International Women’s Day 2017 the Global Alzheimer’s and Dementia Action Alliance (GADAA) is holding a seminar on Thursday 2 March. GADAA is bringing together iNGO women’s specialists, dementia experts, government representatives and other stakeholders to inform, shape and drive forward global action on dementia, from a gender perspective.

      Speakers include: Professor Dawn Brooker, Association for Dementia Studies, University of Worcester; Tania Dussey-Cavassini, Swiss Federal Office of Public Health; Professor Dr Anne Margriet Pot, World Health Organisation; Faraneh Farin Kaboli, Iran Alzheimer Association; Kate Swaffer, Dementia Alliance International.

      Time: 2-4pm

      Location: 10–11 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH, UK

      Accessibility: Accessibility information for the venue can be found HERE.

      Tickets: The event is FREE but you will need to register attendance HERE.

    • 8 March – International Women’s Day

    • International Women’s Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. The day also aims to raise awareness to the fact that progress towards gender parity has actually slowed in many places around the world so urgent concrete action is needed to accelerate gender parity.

      See the IWD website for more information.

      You can also head over to the Southbank Centre website to see what’s in store for the WOW (Women of the World) festival this year: www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/festivals-series/women-of-the-world

    • 9 March – None of your business, Abortion Rights pro-choice party

    • Abortion Rights is hosting a pro-choice party on March 9th @ Bussey Building in Peckham.
      come down and celebrate international womens day with empowering bangers until 2.30am!

      line up: Jossy Mitsu, Diaspora, Natalie Sandi, DJ Baby Flame

      Time: 10.30pm-2.30am

      Location: Bussey Building, London, SE15 4ST

      Accessibility: It appears there may be lift access but telephone the venue for more information: 020 7732 5275

      Tickets: Tickets cost £5 in advance or £6 on the door. Purchase in advance HERE.

    • 16th March – 6th April, Harriet Harman tour
    • Join Harriet Harman, one of Britain’s most prominent campaigning politicians and the country’s longest-serving female MP, for an event where she will be discussing her ground-breaking memoir A Woman’s Work. A rare political autobiography by a woman about the last 30 years in British politics, this is the riveting story of her efforts to bring women’s issues to the heart of the Labour Party and of a life dedicated to fighting for equality and respect for women, in the home, workplace and in society.

      Written with great warmth and a refreshing humility, this is a frank, inspiring and politically charged work. It offers a crucial insider’s account of the progress (and setbacks) in the Labour Party, UK politics and the way the country has been governed since the 1970s. She shows how far we’ve come – and how much there is still to do.

      Full tour dates:

      16th March: The Sallis Benney Theatre, Brighton – In conversation with Guardian journalist Polly Toynbee

      23rd March: Nottingham Playhouse – In conversation with Dame Margaret Beckett MP

      6th April: Thomas Paine Study Centre (Lecture Theatre) UEA, Norwich – In conversation with Dame Margaret Hodge MP

      Tickets available: www.penguin.co.uk/live

    • 24 March – Red Raw Does VD Day

    • Red Raw does VD Day, a Vagina Monologues-esque evening of uncomfortable entertainment, which will include monologues from a diverse range of artists about the state of sex, love and gender today. Contribution is not limited to vaginas nor does the evening seek to reduce us to categories for that matter – there will be different people talking about their personal experiences.

      The evening will also include musical and cabaret acts. Important things are going to be said, it will be uncomfortable at times, but I am certain at least one artist will touch you (in a deep and meaningful way).!

      Line-up: Salena Godden, Perry Benson, Elijah W Harris, Sophie Parkin, Veronica Flame, Kat Smith, Lizzy Palmer, Sunny Senior, Jimbo Lovejuice

      With music from Max Harris Project and Boyd. Our resident actor Richard Sandling will be reading pieces for those who would like to remain anonymous. All gift wrapped and carrier bagged for you by Sophie Cameron.

      Time: Doors will open at 7pm.

      Location: Vout O Reenee’s, 30 Prescot Street, London, E1 8BB

      Accessibility: No information provided. Please contact the venue on 07753702910 or email info@vout-o-reenees.co.uk

      Tickets: Tickets cost £5 and are available to purchase HERE.

    • 28 March – Stand-up for Choice: A comedy fundraiser in aid of the Abortion Rights Campaign and the Abortion Support Network

    • The London-Irish Abortion Rights Campaign invites you to ‘Stand Up for Choice’ – a night of side-splitting comedy in aid of Abortion Rights Campaign and Abortion Support Network.The spectacular Tiffany Stevenson will be acting as MC for the night, appearing alongside an all-star line-up of; Graham Linehan (opening words), Sara Pascoe, Aisling Bea, Eleanor Tiernan, Gráinne Maguire, Jarlath Regan, Nish Kumar, Stuart Black, Wendy Wason … and more acts to be announced soon!

      All proceeds will go to the Abortion Rights Campaign and the Abortion Support Network.

      Time: Doors will open at 7.30pm. Show will start at 8.00pm

      Location: London Irish Centre, 50-52 Camden Square, London NW1 9XB

      Accessibility: Wheelchair access, including adapted toilets. Street level access via Murray Street. Limited parking. Loop system in main hall venue.

      Tickets: Tickets cost £17.50 and are available to purchase HERE.

      April 2017

    • 21 April – Women’s Search for Meaning, Trafford Rape Crisis Fundraiser

    • Come and join us for an empowering evening of spoken word, poetry and live music.
      Women’s search for meaning is a celebration of women’s bravery and courage, as well as an exploration of what gives women strength and inspiration to overcome adversity.

      At this event we will particularly provide a space for the voices of women who aren’t heard enough, especially Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) women and women in prison.

      Trafford Rape Crisis has collaborated with HM Prison Styal to share the work of women in prison. The top three winners of the “Women’s Search For Meaning” writing competition within HM Prison Styal will have their work shared at the event. All proceeds will go to Trafford Rape Crisis

      If you are unable to attend on the night, you can still show your support by donating to Trafford Rape Crisis. Any donations will be greatly appreciated!
      https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/traffordrapecrisis

      Time: 7.30-9.30pm

      Location: The Eagle Inn, 18-19 Collier Street, Salford, M3 7DW

      Accessibility: No information provided. Please contact the venue on 0161 819 5002 or email eagleinnsalford@gmail.com

      Tickets: Tickets are available to purchase HERE.

      May 2017

    • June 2017

    • July 2017

    • Wednesday 19 July – London Talks – From ‘Evil Men’ to ‘Disco Divas’- remapping queer London

    • ‘London Talks’ is a new series at Bishopsgate Institute, sharing the stories of the people who have lived and worked in the city, bringing alive the distinct characteristics and areas of the capital, and demonstrating the vibrancy and diversity of the many histories of London.

      In this talk, Matt Cook surveys queer London from the 1950s to the early 1980s, complicating the perhaps familiar story of a journey from persecution to liberation, from dank basement clubs to the hedonism of Heaven.

      Matt Cook is professor of modern history at Birkbeck University of London. He is author of London and the Culture of Homosexuality (2003) and Queer Domesticities (2014), and the editor of A Gay History of Britain (2007), Queer 1950s (2012) and Queer Cities, Queer Cultures: Europe since 1945 (2014). He is currently working on an AHRC funded project on queer life outside the capital (www.queerbeyondlondon.com/). Check out the event page HERE.

      Time: 6.30-9.00pm

      Location: The Library at Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4QH (Nearest tube stop: Liverpool Street Station)

      Accessibility: Bishopsgate Library is fully accessible. There are limited parking bays for Blue Badge holders outside the Institute. A mobile induction loop system is available. Assistance dogs are welcome. Disabled visitors who require the assistance of a companion/personal assistant are eligible to obtain a free ticket for their assistant.If you have any access requirements please call 020 7392 9200.

      Tickets: £11, £7 concs. Tickets available to purchase at the box office or online HERE.

    • Wednesday 19 July – Songs My Enemy Taught Me – BOOK LAUNCH

    • Award winning spoken word artist, poet, playwright and author Joelle Taylor releases Songs My Enemy Taught Me with Out-Spoken Press.

      Songs My Enemy Taught Me is a collection of poems themed around the experiences of women globally, but it had simple beginnings. It began with me. It began with a small child in a hotel room not wanting to speak. It began with opera, but the kind that cannot be heard. It began at the point at which I ended.This is a book about colonisation and terrorism, about invasion and ownership. It is a survival manual, a map, a photograph, a song. It is internet at 2am. It is the way your mother just looked at you. It is the way the girl in front of you on the soft journey home just reached for her keys. It is your hand reaching for keys.’

      The night will also feature guest performances by Karim Kamar, Sabrina Mahfouz and Anthony Anaxagorou. It is hosted by Salena Godden.

      Joelle Taylor has performed across the UK as well as internationally for the British Council (Zimbabwe, Brazil, Botswana) taking in a diverse range of venues from the 100 Club, the 02 Arena, the Royal Festival Hall and Ronnie Scott’s to the Royal Court, the Globe, the ICA, Buckingham Palace and various prisons including Pentonville and Holloway. She was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Society Arts in 2015 as well as being named as one of Southbank Centre’s Nelson Mandela Change Makers for positively affecting cultural Britain.

      One ticket entitles purchaser to 1 copy of the book. Tickets serve as a receipt for purchase.

      Time: 7.00-10.00pm

      Location: 100 Club, 100 Oxford Street, Fitzrovia, London W1D 1LL

      Accessibility: No accessibility information available. Contact veneta at www.the100club.co.uk for enquiries about this.

      Tickets: £10 (includes entry and free copy of book). Tickets can be purchased on the door or in advance HERE.

    • Wednesday 26 July – London Talks – Ju-jitsu, Roller-Skating and Swimming Galas – the suffrage movement and popular culture 1908-1914

    • Suffrage groups and societies were constantly reaching out to new audiences and supporters, wanting to challenge negative media stereotypes and encourage support for Votes for Women. In this talk, Naomi Paxton explores some of the less well-known actions and events of the suffrage campaign in London, focusing on the playfulness of the performative propaganda of the movement and its engagement with popular culture in the pre-First World War period.

      Check out the event page HERE.

      Time: 7.00 – 8.00pm

      Location: The Library at Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4QH (Nearest tube stop: Liverpool Street Station)

      Accessibility: Bishopsgate Library is fully accessible. There are limited parking bays for Blue Badge holders outside the Institute. A mobile induction loop system is available. Assistance dogs are welcome. Disabled visitors who require the assistance of a companion/personal assistant are eligible to obtain a free ticket for their assistant.If you have any access requirements please call 020 7392 9200.

      Tickets: £9, £5 concs. Tickets available to purchase at the box office or online HERE.

      August 2017

      • Thursday 17 August-Sunday 20th August – London Feminist Film Festival 2017

      The festival was set up as a response to the underrepresentation of women in the film industry, as well as to the lack of films addressing feminist issues and the fact that the representation of women on screen is often narrow and stereotypical. Between August 17th-20th we’ve got seven different events covering 18 films, with sessions such as FEMINISM AND THE ARCHIVE, RESISTANCE AND SURVIVAL, and VISIBILITY. This year’s pick for our Feminist Classic is THE SEALED SOIL, which will take place at the BFI for a special 40th anniversaryscreening of the director’s own 16mm print with a special Skype Q&A with director Marva Nabili. We want to celebrate women creatives whilst ensuring that this feminist ethos also extends to the films we show. The festival is a celebration of feminist films past and present. Our aims are to inspire discussion and activism, to support women directors, and to get feminist films seen by a wider audience.

      Location: The Rio Cinema, 107 Kingsland High Street, Dalston, E8 2PB

      Accessibility: The majority of the screenings are held at Rio Cinema which is fully accessible. One of the screenings will be held at BFI Southbank which is also fully accessible – the website HERE has more specific details about how best to access the different screens and areas of the building.

      Tickets: Adult: £11.50, Under 15: £7.50, Family (multiples of four): £7.50, Concessions*: £9.50
      *Senior Citizens, Students, Under 18, Disabled People. Tickets for the event can be purchased HERE.

    September 2017

    October 2017

    • 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 2017

    • 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.

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