[TypicalGirls] The Big Debate: Ladyfest Ten Launch Event – Dedicated to the memory of Ari UP

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*Dedicated to the memory of Ari UP* – front woman with The Slits; Ladyfest
supporter; music and cultural icon and an inspirational feminist who
encouraged women and girls to believe in themselves and follow their dreams.

*Time: 14:00 – 17:00
Date: 12 November, 2010
Location: The Horatia, Holloway Road, London*


Come meet some of the organisers and kick start your weekend of festivities
with an amazing line-up of creative women and feminist activists. Discuss
and debate the advances of women in the music and creative industries and
DIY culture over the last decade and let’s see if we can’t predict where it
will lead another ten years from now.

Expect some very special messages from: Allison Wolfe, Sarah Dougher, Beth
Stinson and some more of the original Olympia Ladyfest 2000 organisers.

Why does Ladyfest exist? – “Because it has too!! … man-fests go on all
around the country all the time that’s why we’re having a Ladyfest … to be
around other women, other girls making music is a joy.” – Sukie Smith from

******** MEET THE PANEL *******

Musician, singer, song writer (including with The Slits); Film maker;
Sculptor and Writer

Author of ‘The Equality Illusion’; Director of UK Feminista and named this
year by the Guardian as ?the most influential young feminist in the

Lecturer in media and cultural studies and gender theory at Goldsmiths
College, UL. She is interested in considering how attitudes to female
creativity have changed over the last ten years and what research
Ladyfesters think feminist academics should be focusing on in the next ten

Owner of Communications agency Wire Media and co-writer of the blog
GreatLezBritain on afterellen.com. Lee organised the first ever UK Ladyfest
in Glasgow in 2001 after an inspirational week spent at the inaugural event
in Olympia, WA.

SUSAN O’SHEA (Chair) – Co-organiser of Ladyfest Manchester 2008

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On the tenth birthday of Ladyfest, we consider the previous decade and look
forward to the next by asking the frequently posed question: do we still
need Ladyfests? Are they still relevant? How have attitudes to female
creativity, empowerment, feminism, and DIY culture changed in the last
decade? Where will the next decade of Ladyfests take us? Join us and our
panel of speakers for an afternoon of friend-making, discussion and
celebration. Kick off the Ladyfest Ten celebrations in style!

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*To attend this event please purchase a Friday ‘Rest of Fest’ ticket*.
Tickets: £12.50 adv, £15 on the door. Concs available

*Your ‘Rest of the Fest’ Ladyfest Ten Friday ticket also includes entry to*
-Miss Ladyfest X – A twisted beauty pageant cabaret contest.
-Theatre programme at La Danza Studios
-Beats Workin’ @ The Horatia feat. fierce female mcs and beatboxers
-The Ladyfest Ten Big Debate
-Film programme

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Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=137606389622851

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