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Feminist activists at Queen Mary University in East London are organising Festival51, a series of events and discussions to demand women’s liberation.

FESTiVAL51 – 5 Days 1 Cause


Hosted at Queen Mary University of London, Mile End campus but open to ALL – men, women, children, squirrels…..

We’re currently working on the details but all rooms, times will be confirmed nearer the festival.
Please make sure you send this to everyone you know, it would be great to have a huge turnout for the first ever Womens Festival

Monday 14th March

Bancroft (FB) room 102.6 at 12-1pm

FB 115 4pm – 6pm

Arts G.07 6.30 – 8.30pm

Tuesday 15th

INTERNATIONAL LUNCH/SOCIAL (self defining women only) bring a cultural dish of your choice!
QMotion Conference Room 12-2.30pm


3pm – 5pm Fogg Lecture Theatre

Wednesday 16th

SELF DEFENCE/Sexual Attack prevention (self defining women only)
Active Studio QMotion 10am – 2.30pm

There are limited spaces in this session so please email to reserve your place :)

12 – 2pm Drapers Bar

How do we organise at QM?
Rachel Harger
more TBC – if you would like to participate in spoken word session email
David Sizer Lecture Theatre 6-8pm

Thursday 17th

– JANINE BOOTH, RMT will be discussing a local Tower Hamlets feminist activist Minnie Lansbury
UNA BYRNE – anarchafeminist (anarchism and feminism)
FB 115 6pm – 8.30pm

WINVISIBLE (women and disabilities)
LAWS building room G5 4pm – 6pm (wheelchair access and level flooring)

Friday 18th

PAYDAY (men’s group)
WHITE RIBBON CAMPAIGN (men against violence to women)
FB 115 1pm – 3pm

Film Screenings & Discussion
3pm – 5pm Arts G.02
– Taking the Power (Venezuela)
– All Work and No Pay

HANNAH DEE (LGBT feminism)
FB 115 6pm – 8.30pm


H.L.I (Sensei C & Elai Immortal)
Drapers Bar (see below) 8pm – 12am
£2 entry (Non QM students to email to be put on guestlist)

There will be fundraising buckets at most events to raise money for womens organisations facing attack from the coalition cuts. Please dig deep and give generously!

And remember – this a man’s world? I don’t think so! :)

Hope to see lots of you there and if you have any queries/concerns/want to be involved please do email QMSU Women’s Officer Wanda Canton – we’d love to have you on board

Facebook event here.


wisewords – alternative arts – until 30th march 2011

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Birds Eye View Film Festival March 8 -17 2011

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8th, 11th, 17th and 25th March plus 8th, 9th and 10th April 2011

The 7th Images of Black Women Film Festival will span across March and April for to celebrate the global black experience with a focus on women’s talent and representation – Festival Flyer

First Event to open International Women’s Day
Women and Power
Fundraising screening for the women of Haiti + Panel discussion

Tuesday 8 March, 8:15pm
Tricycle Cinema, Kilburn

Moloch Tropical (18)
Drama, Haiti/France

Master filmmaker Raoul Peck (Lumumba, Sometimes in April) delivers a searing critique of a government corrupted by power, echoing recent protests in the Middle East. Moloch Tropical explores people’s reaction to power with a brash account of female protagonists. More at

Booking: 020 7328 1000 /

Women in the Art
Double bill + Panel Discussion

Friday 11March, 6:30 pm
Arc Gallery, Tottenham Hale

Art of this place, Women Artists in Cameroon
Doc, Cameroon/UK

Florence Ayisi, “Sisters in Law” acclaimed director, presents a rare insight into women’s creative expressions in Cameroon.

Ida’s Daughter: The World of Eintou Pearl Springer
Doc, Trinidad & Tobago/UK

Amon Saba Saakana on the life of Eintou Springer, Poet Laureate,cultural activist and playwright. More

A special evening at a unique art gallery located on a boat at the Tottenham Hale Lock.

Booking: – or 020 8808 7741

Voicing Women Experiences
The ultimate actors’ shocase

Thursday 17 March, 7:30pm
Rich Mix, Shoreditch High Street

UK events by Goldrush Entertainment

Up to 20 actors perform in front of an industry panel of judges in1 min, 3 min monologues by women &/or about women. More

The ultimate actors’ showcase with special musical appearances.

Box Office: 020 7613 7498 or online

Afro Hair Celebration
Showcasing the controversial documentary on black hair + Panel discussion

Saturday 26 March, 3:45pm
Rio Cinema, Dalston Kingsland(Rail)

My Nappy Roots, A Journey Through Black Hair-itage (PG)

This doc by Regina Kimbell reveals the historical significance and pride of African hairstyles as well ad the cultural and social struggle that created the billion dollar ethnic hair care industry that exist today. More

Great Edutainment, back to London for one show only!!

Booking: 020 7241 9410 or online

6 March 3pm
Special IWD film screening
Tickets from £6.50
Cambridge Arts Picturehouse
38-39 St. Andrews Street

7 March 5.15pm
International Women’s Day (IWD) Lecture
‘Iraqi Women’s Untold Stories: Between Violence and Mobilisation’
With Professor Nadje Al-Ali of SOAS
Emmanuel College
St Andrews Street

8 March 12-2pm
Voices of Women: Past, Present and Future
Celebrating 100 years of women’s achievements with speakers, exhibitions, music and poetry, including Women of Note and Hollie McNish.
Central Library
Grand Arcade

8 March
International Women’s Day Community Celebrations
Workshops, vintage and recycled clothes plus much more.
Watch Afghan and Iranian dancing and listen to urban poet ‘Realitie’. Taste food from around the world.
Ross Street
Community Centre

9 March 6-8pm
The problem is women have families
Presentation by a panel of women talking about their lives as researchers in higher education. Drawing on examples of their own specific research and personal experiences they picture a journey influenced by an array of challenges. Q&A follows.
Anglia Ruskin University
East Road

10 March 6-8pm
Ignored Alone, Powerful Together: Women’s Clubs in India
This documentary film shows how Auroville Village Action Group empowers rural women to solve problems in their villages. The group has over 2000 members who meet to deal with issues such as abuse, gender and caste discrimination and to learn how to communicate their needs and rights.
A Village Outreach Society film and talk.
Contact: or
Anglia Ruskin University
East Road

11 March 6-7.30pm
Rape as a weapon of war
Discussion hosted by Cambridge Rape Crisis.
01223 313551
Anglia Ruskin University
East Road

12 March
FREE Drumming workshop
Booking essential
Graduate Union
17 Mill Lane

The Women of the Folk Museum: talk and tour

Book in advance
01223 355159
Cambridge Folk Museum
2/3 Castle Street

Festival of documentary films about women, with director Sue Sadbury and Q&A
Cripps Court
Magdalene College

The Freudian Slips Stitch Up Cambridge
The Freudian Slips women’s theatre group, stitch together past and present through stories, music and images.
£4 waged, £3 concessions
Advance booking via
Tel: 01223 573614
Parkside School Hall, Cambridge
(not Ross Street Community Centre as previously advertised)

13 March3pm
Made in Dagenham (15)
A special IWD screening of the recently acclaimed film with Q&A
Tickets from £6.50
Cambridge Arts Picturehouse
38-39 St. Andrews Street

15 March 1-2pm
A journey into the world of Greek and Roman women
Tour of the Greek and Roman galleries
Fitzwilliam Museum
Trumpington Street

16 March 5pm
WISETI Annual Lecture
‘Thinking in Two Languages – My Adventures in Science and Literature’
Sunetra Gupta, Professor of Theoretical Epidemiology at Oxford University and acclaimed novelist presents this year’s Lecture
The Auditorium
Robinson College
Grange Road

17 March 7-9pm
Cambridge Alumni (CARO) and Graduate Union IWD Celebration
Speakers and networking reception
The Vivien Stewart Room
Murray Edwards College

A march through Galashiels on Friday, March 18, will be one of the highlights of a programme of events organised by the Scottish Borders Violence Against Women Partnership, writes Andrew Keddie.

The evening march is part of the region’s belated contribution to a global campaign to eliminate violence against women.

The programme had been due to take place between two key dates last year – November 25, which was International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and December 10, which was International Human Rights Day.

“The idea was to make the link between women’s human rights and their experience of violence,” explained partnership co-ordinator Andrea Beavon. “But due to the bad weather in December, we were forced to cancel the majority of the events, so we are re-scheduling the so-called ‘16 days of action programme’ to coincide with International Women’s Day on March 8.

Ms Beavon said the purpose of the initiative was to raise awareness of violence against women in the Borders and to get feedback from local communities.

“We also want improved opportunities for women and children in the Borders to seek safety and support, and for people to find ways of influencing and affecting change for the better.”

There has been a year-on-year increase in the number of domestic incidents reported to the police, with more than 800 reported in the region in 2010/11. The vast majority of victims were women.

“Domestic abuse is the most often repeated and least reported of all crimes, and the impact on children and the wider family cannot be underestimated,” said Ms Beavon.

“We want Borders to get involved in our days of action programme so we, as a partnership, can engage with people and make a real difference.

“We want to gain a sense of how people feel and what suggestions they may have for taking action. Violence against women is a real issue in the Borders and there is a crucial need to raise awareness and give a clear message to our communities that violence in any form is unacceptable.”

The full programme is as follows:

Monday, March 7 – Neil Whiting of Scottish Women’s Aid delivers a lecture entitled Separate Spheres, focusing on the way perceptions of the different roles of men and women were forged by 18th century writers and thinkers. 6-8pm. Heart of Hawick Auditorium. Call 01450 360688 to reserve ticket. Free.

Tuesday, March 8 – Lecture on internet safety for parents employed by Scottish Borders Council and NHS Borders. 12.30-1.30pm. Committee Room 2, SBC Headquarters, Newtown St Boswells. Contact to reserve place.

Tuesday, March 8 – The Big Blether, supported by the Scottish Borders Rape Crisis Centre; a free event to chat about issues important to women in the Borders and to listen to readings from Through Survivors’ Eyes. 7-9pm. Moondogs Cafe, Channel Street, Galashiels.

Friday, March 11 – The Vagina Monologues; benefit production of Eve Ensler’s play by The Tingling Wilmas. Suitable for age 16 plus. 7.30pm. Heat of Hawick Auditorium. £7.50. For tickets call 01450 360368.

Saturday, March 12 – YWCA exhibition entitled 104 Pairs of Shoes, referring to fact that two women in Britain are killed each week by their current or former partners. 10am-4pm. The Lounge, Corn Exchange, Melrose. Free.

Monday, March 14 – Film: Trade (cert 15); the story of 13-year-old Adriana who is taken from the streets of Mexico City to be sold for sex slavery in the UK. 6pm. Heart of Hawick. Tickets on 01450 360688. Free.

Tuesday, March 15 – Lunch and Learn lecture on internet safety for parents (see March 8 listing above).

Wednesday, March 16 – Lecture: “What Are You Looking at?” by Jenny Kemp of Zero Tolerance; a critical look at how the media glamorises and condones inequality and violence against women. 6-8pm. Heart of Hawick Auditorium. Tickets from 01450 360688.

Thursday, March 17 – Creating writing workshop, entitled “Using words to say who we are”; open to women using support services, staff members and volunteers. 10am-noon. Borders Women’s Aid, 10 Exchange Street, Jedburgh. To reserve place contact Bernie on 01835 863514.

Friday, March 18 – “Reclaim the Right” march through the centre of Galashiels for equality and against sexual violence; refreshments available after march with his supported by the Scottish Borders Rape Crisis Centre. 8-10pm. Meet at Galawater Retail Park, Galashiels. Call 01896 661070 for further details.

Sunday, March 20 – Eildon Tree reading group hosts open mic session with live music. 2.30-5pm. Beanscene, Heart of Hawick. Free. to book a reading lost in advance, contact

To honour 100 years of the global celebration of International Women’s Day South London Women Artists (SLWA) are holding their 5th exhibition at Dulwich Library from Sunday 27 February to Saturday 26 March 2011. This year the theme of the exhibition is Women and Books, drawing on the invaluable contributions that women have made to books and libraries over the years and the inspiration they receive from them.

SLWA has already been associated with books through it’s progamme of talks also held at Dulwich Library. In 2009 Althea Greenan of the Women’s Art Library at Goldsmith’s College explained how the organisation functions as an alternative public space to view and experience women’s art. Rebecca Fortnum, Camberwell College of Art, talked about her interviews with 20 internationally recognized women artists from her book “Contemporary British Women Artists: In their own words”. More recently Dr Lara Perry who is co-editing a book on feminism and art curating presented her research “What place has feminism in contemporary practice?” to the group.

The Women and Books exhibition will look at books written by women, for women, about women or which inspire women and joins International Women’s Day celebrations on 8 March when thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate their achievements. Throughout the month long exhibition a number of local schools will attend SLWA education events organized for them by artist members. There will also be free tours of the exhibition led by a SLWA member and a chance to meet some of the participating artists on Wednesdays 2 and 16 March at 3.30pm.

Over the past two years South London Women Artists have staged numerous shows including a hugely successful exhibition at Bankside Gallery in 2010. Dulwich Library is fast becoming an established venue to view and buy original SLWA artworks and the group is delighted that books will also be the theme of the show. The works will ‘bookend’ the library bookshelves, thus connecting the thoughtful experiences of library browsing and art contemplation.

The exhibition will take place at Dulwich Library from 27 February to 26 March during normal opening hours and entrance is free. There will be a private view on Thursday 3 March from 8 to 10pm.

Dulwich Library, 368 Lordship Lane, SE22 8NB
Open: Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri 9am to 8pm, Tues10am to 8pm, Sat 9am to 5pm, Sun 12pm to 4pm.
Private view Thursday 3 March, 8 to 10pm.

Free exhibition tours Wednesday 2 & 16 March at 3.30pm.

For more information and images contact:
Kim Thornton at
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