Have a look at this brilliant conference in Sheffield on Friday May 24th, made extra brilliant because one of the organisers is none other than Charlotte from LaDIYfest Sheffield
Apparently there’s only a few places left so book up quick if you want to go – we will see you there!
Click here to go to the Troubling Gender blog for more details.
Take a look at our new poster, with a fabulous colour picture from the ever talented Emma Thacker:
International Day Against Homophobia is with us once more!
As well as the usual IDAHO event at 5:30pm in the Peace Gardens (info here) – this year there will also be an event at the Millennium Galleries from 6pm which looks brilliant!! (info here).
Hope to see you there!!
For the Hidden Perspectives launch last week we had to try and pull together some photos to show what LaDIYfest gets up to and what kind of collective we are for a powerpoint slide show accompanying the talk. Those of you who were there would have seen a very condensed ten picture version, but the unedited version was a folder with dozens of photos…
This left us with the afterthought of how it might be really nice to put all those photos together somewhere nice and easy so other people could see a bit more about our past events and activities… SO, welcome to the LaDIYfest Flickr Photostream!
A lot of the photos are owned by people who have been involved in organising, but we have used some of the photos that LaDIYfest are tagged in on Facebook or found online and where possible we have credited those photos. If however, you are the owner of any images and are unhappy about us using your photos like this then do please email us and we can either edit to more fully credit the images or we will happily take them down. Likewise, if you are in a photo that you would not like in our public photostream, please email us and we will happily remove.
If there are any photos you would like to add, there is also a LaDIYfest Flickr Group!
NB – we’re kind of new to this whole Flickr thing, so if anyone has any tips we’d love to hear
How excited are we to have been invited to Sladyfest #2: Bodies to run a workshop on body hair! This will be held on Sunday 21st April at Slade Hall in Manchester.
As some of you may remember, we ran a workshop on this topic last year along with a collaborative zine. We will be taking copies of the zine with us and running a newly put together workshop:
“Ladiyfest Sheffield will be facilitating an interactive workshop to get people thinking about body hair. There’ll be a speed zine making session to record our ideas. It doesn’t matter if you’re into hair control or not, just come along. The session will be gender neutral and while the facilitators welcome people of all genders to discuss body hair, no one will be put on the spot to disclose anything about their own hair (though they also won’t stop anyone!)”
Find us in the main downstairs room at 6-7pm!
More info about Sladyfest can be found by clicking here.
LaDIYfest is going to the Showroom cinema on Monday 29th April to watch ‘How to Survive a Plague’, a new documentary about how AIDS activists infilitrated the pharmaceutical industry in the 1980s and 90s to speed up the development of more effective drugs.
The screening is followed by a Skype Q&A with the director, David France.
Come down after work and meet us in the Showroom bar for a pre-film drink and a chat. We’ll be there from about half 5. See you there!
You can read more about the film on the Showroom website here.