Ladyfest Manchester - International Womens Day 2011 is being held at Gullivers, Oldham Streer, Manchester. Time is midday to midnight.
This Ladyfest is themed on The Slits. This is because Ari Up sadly died
last year, and the slits first gig as the whole band together since they
split up in 1982, was at Ladyfest Manchester 2008. It is also happening
because there have been 100 years of Women's Day! We are part funded by
Manchester City Council.
We are very priviledged to have Viv Albertine (an original Slits member) play at this years Ladyfest.We also have the b...and Blindness with guitar by Debbie Smith, from Echobelly and Curve.
Headlining are brilliant local band, Hooker.
help stamp out lonliness
DJ's from Chew Disco and The Underacheivers
acoustic music presented by MOFO
comedy presented by Fallopian Tunes
Ladyfest Quiz with Rachel'Cherryade'Nieman off University Challenge n Mastermind
All this for only a fiver in advance, £7.50 on the door. This event is so going to sell out fast!
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Ladyfest is a not-for-profit, volunteer-led arts and music festival which aims to create a space for female artists and musicians to be seen and heard in an environment which is inclusive, individual and fun.
Ladyfest as a concept is unique amongst festivals but Ladyfests have in fact been happening all over the world for eight years now. The first Ladyfest took place in August 2000 in Olympia, Washington, USA, the heart of riot grrrl country. It was organised by a collective of 50 volunteers and attracted an audience of 2,000 people from all over the world. It included film, art, workshops and performances from Cat Power, Sleater-Kinney, Bratmobile and The Gossip.
What is unique about Ladyfests are their DIY spirit: they are not affiliated with one another which means that anyone can appropriate the name and make it their own.
* We aim to be inclusive. We stand against sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism and other forms of discrimination.
* We aim to create a platform for feminist dialogue. Feminism we define as the social and political movement towards equality between the sexes and an end to sexism.
* We aim to create a space for female artists to be seen and heard; we do this to counteract the marginalisation and discrimination women still face in the creative industries, not with the view of further ghettoising female talent but with the hope that one day events like Ladyfest will no longer be necessary.
* We aim to work in non-hierarchical, collective, inclusive and consensus- based ways.
* We want Ladyfest Manchester to be open to the appreciation of all regardless of age, sex, gender, race or class; we aim to promote the festival to the whole of society.
* We want to showcase as many aspects of female artistic endeavours as possible.