LaDIY Presents: Rae Spoon + Jesus and his Judgmental Father + Ganglions

£5 donation on the door, no one will be turned away for lack of funds. LaDIY and TAAE operate a safe spaces policy, don’t be a douche or you will be asked to leave.

Please remember to bring donations for our fookbank drive!

Friday 13th May, 8pm, BYOB, Audacious (FB Event)


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LaDIY Presents: Try The Pie + Two White Cranes + Be Still My Heart + AMereKat

An evening of acousticy loveliness, with vegan treats!

£5 donation on the door, no one will be turned away for lack of funds. LaDIY and TAAE operate a safe spaces policy, don’t be a douche or you will be asked to leave. BYOB.

Please remember to bring donations for our fookbank drive!

Thursday 5th May at 8pm, Audacious (FB Event)


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Spring Shenanigans

OK I know it’s only February, but the blossoms out and the dafs are up, so take a look at what’s going on around you:

On Wednesday 10th February, as part of The Showroom’s celebrations of LGBT History Month they are screening Jamie Babbit’s ‘Addicted To Fresno’ and yours truly will be giving a very brief introduction about activism in Sheffield, about queer cinema and I’m not currently quite sure what else, but come along and hopefully I’ll be joined by some pals also talking and it will be a great laugh. There is also a disco afterwards by Chicks With Decks and INVERT and a ping pong table?! Find us in the bar before and after the screening! Queer Agenda Sheffield have even been so kind as to organise a social meet up so there’s literally no reason not to be there because all the best babes will be <3

Speaking of QASH, they’re holding a queer coffee morning at Coffee Rev on Saturday 20th Feb, discussing ‘Is Queer Struggle History?’ so bob along for a chat and a vegan muffin, nom.

More film news.. As our nod to LGBT History month, we are showing a free screening of ‘Appropriate Behaviour‘ a film written, starring and directed by the brilliant Desiree Akhavan – “Shirin is struggling to become an ideal Persian daughter, politically correct bisexual and hip young Brooklynite but fails miserably in her attempt at all identities. Being without a cliché to hold onto can be a lonely experience.” – Head to The Void at Sheffield Hallam University on Wednesday 24th Feb. The screening will start at 6:30 sharp, so grab yr seat from 6:15. The cinema seats 92 and will be a case of just turn up and bring yr popcorn, or maybe we will make some popcorn, either way, it is FREEEE! So bring yr pals and come join us!! (FB event)

Next up, following on from the massively successful foodbank drive that we were involved in with Sheffield Food Collective, comes another – This Lent ‘give something up and give something to those in need‘ – which will be run between February 10th to March 24th via chaplaincies at the Children’s Hospital and both Universities. More details to follow! As ever, you can continue to take donations to any gig that’s on at Audacious.

And last but not least, two awesome gigs coming up in May that we are responsible for! On Thursday 5th May we welcome Try The Pie, Two White Cranes, Be Still My Heart and AMereKat and on Friday 13th May the incredible Rae Spoon, with Jesus and His Judgmental Father and Ganglions. Both shows will be at The Audacious space and there will be more deets on this here blog soon.

AAAHHHH 2016 is turning out alright, innit?

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LaDIYfest – 2015/16

This November marked what might have been the fifth LaDIYfest Sheffield big event, but things have been run a bit differently these past few months in terms of organising and meeting up compared to previous years. Instead, our collective effort has been channeled into other events and collaborations, scrolling back through this blog reminds me of many adventures – We celebrated LGBT history month and rallied against Julie Bindel, we put on gigs with Hysterical Injury and Cal Folger Day and Massicot and The Nervy Betters and Alimony Hustle and JAHJF and The Spook School, we wrote a feminist manifesto as part of the Festival of Debate, we stuck lots of fake fur on ourselves and you for the Peaches party, we dj’d at Queer We Go in Leeds, we contributed to a panel discussion with Plunge Theater, went to watch the Suffragette film, talked a lot about toilets and talked about Reclaim the Night, and most recently we coordinated collecting several hundred kilos of donations for The Sheffield Food Collective for local independent foodbanks <3

HUGE thanks to everyone we’ve got to meet this year!

As ever, LaDIY is shaped and formed as a result of the people who are involved, a constantly changing rota of those behind the scenes and at the front of house that contribute hours upon hours of their spare time organising events and coordinating and fundraising and scheming.

Perhaps 2016 will be a year when we become a bit more active again, so if you want to come and get involved, maybewe could organise a meeting in the new year and see what happens :)

In the meantime, you must continue to support our siblings in action – LGBT Sheffield, INVERT, Girl Gang Sheffield and Queer Agenda Sheffield and the brilliant things they are doing <3

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Festive Foodbank Drive: The Collections Are IN!

Over the last few weeks we have been banging on about our festive foodbank drive, continuing collecting donations for The Sheffield Food Collective to distribute in our city.

We are THRILLED to say we have collected 1006 items from the Sheffield Student’s Union which is totally amazing! Huge thanks to everyone who donated those two cages worth of food filled crates! And even bigger thanks to Kiran for facilitating everything at the Green Space <3


We have also collected a brilliant amount from staff at Sheffield Children’s Hospital, overflowing from under the Christmas tree in the chapel. Collections were also gathered off site at Flockton House and at the Becton Centre (not yet pictured).


Further collections are awaited from The Real Junk Food Project at Regather, pictures to follow!

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Foodbank Drive Posters

Have a look at the snazzy poster and flyer that The Green Space have made for their drop off point – please share widely!!

Give a tin A5 flyer
Give a tin poster 2015

And remember, you can you the less snazzy but equally informative generic poster and shopping list we made [foodbankposter] or the SFC shopping list below :)
Shopping List

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Foodbank Drive – Drop Off Updates!

30/11/15: New week, new announcements! We’re thrilled to say we’re joining up with The Real Junk Food Project Sheffield, who will be having drop off points at their December cafes at Regather! They provide amazing community meals where anyone can pop along for some yummy food on a ‘pay what you feel’ basis. All the food used on the menu is from waste/surplus supplies! The work they are doing is amazing so please go along and support them and take along items for the foodbank at the same time! <3 – Dates below!

30/11/15: Given it is the season of goodwill and charity, we are really pleased to be teaming up with the amazing Chaplaincy team at Sheffield Children’s Hospital for donations from staff to be collected from 1st Dec to 18th Dec – any items can be placed underneath the Christmas tree up in the Chapel, D floor, blue wing, main site which is open 24/7.

19/11/15: Today’s announcement comes after a meeting with The Green Space at Sheffield University Student’s Union – They are going to be able to help us by being a drop off point between Tuesday 1st December until Friday 18th December, AMAZING! More info to follow!

18/11/15: And the most exciting announcement so far which comes from The Harley who are teaming up with us to support the foodbank drive, by holding a drop off collection at their Braids gig on Monday 30th November! This means, if you are going along to watch the bands or just want to drop off some donations, please do! Awesome to be working with y’all! #gigsforguts

18/11/15: Next announcement comes from The Audacious Art Experiment who will be continuing to work with us as a drop off point at upcoming gigs at the space.. cheeeers <3 #gigsforguts

18/11/15: Obv our first announcement is that you can bring foodbank donations to our two upcoming LaDIY shows, I think I mentioned that already – details below ;) #gigsforguts

HERE (foodbankposter) is a .PDF poster and shopping list you can download for venues we are working with to use, or if you want to hold your own collections  – just make sure to let us know!

Other announcements to follow!

Rolling List of Drop Off Points:

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