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Goodbye, LaDIYfest Sheffield

LaDIYfest Sheffield is ending as a group. If you’ve seen our recent blog posts, you’ll know that things have been difficult for us recently. In fact, they’ve been difficult for a while. We’d like to take this final post as … Continue reading

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Feminism, friendship and rape apologism

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“As If!” with The Potentials, The Whatevers & FOMO, 20 August

We’re really excited to announce our next gig! Come hang out with us at the Audacious Art Space on 20th August, when we present: AS IF: A celebration of valley girls, revenge, feminism, weirdos and outsiders FFO Clueless, The Craft, … Continue reading

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Statement on Disclosure of Sexual Assault by LaDIYfest Sheffield Organiser

Content note: sexual violence, rape, sexual assault We would like to talk about a disclosure we received about one of the longstanding LaDIYfest Sheffield organisers, regarding a sexual assault. Our response is a work in progress and we would welcome … Continue reading

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Bookfair, We Are Very Disappointed In You

[CN: This relates to our previous post on Julian Assange, sexual violence and rape apologism] Following our recent statement about the Festival of Debate (FoD) event with Julian Assange, we contacted the Sheffield Anarchist Bookfair (SAB) collective, who are hosting … Continue reading

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Open Letter re: Julian Assange Event / Festival of Debate

CN discussion of rape, rape apologism We were troubled to find out about an event at the Sheffield Students’ Union hosting Julian Assange, which is being held as part of the Festival Of Debate (FoD). (https://www.facebook.com/festivalofdebate/posts/1721558878111934) / http://tickets.sheffieldstudentsunion.com/ents/event/9317/ Julian Assange … Continue reading

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Sample letter: Sheffield Council, renew Spearmint Rhino SEV licence

We support the dancers at Sheffield’s Spearmint Rhino, whose jobs may be under threat due to objections to the renewal of the club’s Sexual Entertainment Venue licence. If you’d like to write to Sheffield City Council to express your support … Continue reading

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Solidarity to Sheffield Sex Workers/Dancers

LaDIYfest Sheffield have been made aware that ‘Zero Option’ are calling on the Sheffield Council to reject the application for a renewal of the SEV (Sexual Entertainment Venue) licence from lap dancing club, Spearmint Rhino. We encourage people to read a … Continue reading

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LaDIY Presents: Dirty Girl, Molar, Pale Kids, Nachthexen

Friday 24th June @ Audacious Dirty Girl https://www.facebook.com/dirtygirlbandyork/ Molar https://molartheband.bandcamp.com/ Pale Kids http://palekids.bandcamp.com/ Nachthexen https://nachthexenpunx.bandcamp.com/ £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 … Continue reading

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