Wheeee! Well excited about this one:
“the non-white stripes. two person reverse-racist cult from bristol uk. on our way to no platform all your friends.”
“….play dark, fuzzy, menacing music that blurs the line from noisy shoegaze to angular post-punk. Intense, melodic and expansive, they are a real treat live and have really good hair.”
Head to The Audacious Arts Space for 8pm, £5 donations on the door but no one will be turned away for lack of funds but if yr a douche you will be. BYOB
Here’s our sort of yearly round up of what might be interesting to watch if yr going to Doc/Fest this year, running at the Showroom and other assorted venues from June 5th – 10th. For tons more info and tickets etc etc, check our their website. These picks are mostly written by Hannah and a bit added by Cara, but if you think we have missed anything that we can add, do please let us know as our list is by no way exhaustive and only based on a skim of the program (cos it’s really huge, yeah?).
The Women in Docs strand includes a few more suggestions.
TAAE and LaDIYfest present:
Spiky new wave from Switzerland, oscillating between hypnotic repetition and all-out noise. In the UK off the back of an amazing new album.
Gothy post-punk from Leeds. Think dark punk riffs, occasional febrile synth hooks, forlorn wails. Spine tingling.
Damaged blues punk from the womb. Like cartwheels over cobbles this will shake you out of your fucking bubble.
@ The Audacious Art Experiment. Friday 3rd July. 8pm.
Please donate to support travelling bands. No-one will be turned away for lack of funds.
TAAE is a safer DIY space. Be excellent to one another.
This is happening later this week, go!
“Come join PeriodPositive The Period Positive Project, Friends of Irise Sheffield and Sexpression:UK for an action-packed day and evening of bloody brilliant activities for Menstrual Hygiene Day – Global!
Come and read zines, do a drama workshop, sew cloth pads, donate resources for homeless menstruators, bust some menstrual myths, get support with your period questions, join in with some comedy, crafting and creative writing activities, meet the researchers, and find out more about what some people consider the last taboo. All of the daytime activities are free and family friendly.
In the evening, come back for a night of Comedy! Adventures in Menstruating is the 10th anniversary comedy special by local comedian and menstruation researcher Chella Quint based on her cult classic zine and blog, Adventures in Menstruating. Her popular touring period comedy show features a quiz, standup, sketches, experiments, audience participation, prizes and special guests! Tickets are £5/3 advance and £6/4 on the door. Tickets can be purchased online at Party for the People – here’s the link:http://bit.ly/AIMtkts
Menstrual Hygiene Day is a global day of action, advocacy and knowledge-sharing around menstrual hygiene management, menstrual taboos and menstruation education.
Menstrual Hygiene Day aims to help to break the silence and build awareness about the fundamental role that good menstrual hygiene management (MHM) plays in enabling menstruators of all genders reach their full potential all over the world. The first MHD took place on 28th May 2014 and #periodpositive, Irise International and Sexpression:UK are three of the partners of Menstrual Hygiene Day.”
The free infoshop for all ages/genders is running from 11am to 4pm, with a comedy show and fundraiser from 8pm to 10pm – all happening at the Moor Theatre Delicatessen and open to all genders. We don’t have any info about accessibility, and would suggest anyone who needs details clarified, to contact the venue.
LaDIYfest Sheffield have been made aware that the Sheffield Feminist Network are calling on the Sheffield Council to reject the application for a renewal of the SEV (Sexual Entertainment Venue) licence from lap dancing clubs, Spearmint Rhino and Villa Mercedes. The have been circulating the following message:
“MEETING TO OBJECT TO RE-LICENSING OF SEXUAL ENTERTAINMENT VENUES
SPEARMINT RHINO & VILLA MERCEDES
WEDNESDAY 20TH MAY 6pm SHOWROOM CAFE
Spearmint Rhino and Villa Mercedes-2 sex clubs ‘officially’ called ‘sexual entertainment venues’- have their Sexual Entertainment Venue Licenses up for renewal with Sheffield Council.
There will be a meeting to discuss how to effectively object to these joints being re-licensed at THE SHOWROOM CINEMA CAFE AT 6PM ON WEDNESDAY 20th MAY.
Objections can be sent to the Council-email address below.
Councils are legally obliged only to consider objections under 4 grounds, called licensing objectives.
Here’s the Council’s Licensing Policy (currently under review) just in case you are struggling to make representation against the 4 licensing objectives – https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/business-economy/licensing/general-licensing/alcohol/licensing-act-2003/statement-of-licensing-policy.html
Object in writing to the Licensing Department by sending an email to email@example.com.
The deadline for representations is 28th May.
Your representation must be relevant to one or more of the licensing objectives:
– The prevention of crime and disorder
– Public safety
– The prevention of public nuisance
– The protection of children from harm
PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR NETWORKS and let me know if you plan to make a representation.
Come and join us on Wednesday. ********* Let them know that WOMEN’S BODIES ARE NOT FOR SALE ****************************
We encourage people to read a statement written by the Edinburgh Feminists when a similar situation arose in York a year and a half ago. Like the Edinburgh Feminists, we offer our solidarity to the dancers of the clubs under threat – we support their right to bodily autonomy and their right to work in safe conditions, and we oppose the campaign to take these women’s jobs away.
We would welcome opening up a safe dialogue not just with SFN, but with the women that any action would effect.
On Saturday 25th April 2015, LaDIYfest Sheffield and the Sheffield Festival of Debate held an open meeting at which members of the public discussed what they would like to see a feminist government achieve. This list below contains the ideas which were agreed on by members of the Sheffield public on that day.
It is the hope of LaDIYfest Sheffield that the Sheffield candidates for the election on 7th May will take note of these suggestions, and that this manifesto will inspire further discussion and action in the local area and beyond.
In particular, LaDIYfest Sheffield hope to organise a feminist multi-disciplinary arts and performance festival, where artists from all backgrounds can show work which directly responds to the manifesto and election. A date has yet to be set – more information on this soon! Please get in touch if you are an artist or performer who might like to show work inspired by our feminist manifesto: firstname.lastname@example.org
SHEFFIELD’S FEMINIST MANIFESTO
Public places, transport and facilities
Justice, Crime and Violence
Health and Social Care
Education and Childcare
Welfare – all subject to overall aim of Universal Basic Income
Our thanks to everyone who attended the event on 25th April, and to all who made it possible. If you are interested in performing at the LaDIYfest Sheffield arts event inspired by this manifesto, organising discussions around it, or joining LaDIYfest Sheffield, you are very welcome to join our Facebook group or to email us at: email@example.com