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The Feminist Library 35th Birthday Benefit

February 19, 2011 19:00

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The Round Chapel, Powerscroft Road, Hackney, London, E5 OPU

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Celebrating 35 years of archiving and activism

It has been 35 years since the Feminist Library was founded as a humble shelf of books seeking to preserve the (often ephemeral) literature of the women’s liberation movement, and we’re going to celebrate this landmark anniversary by having a massive party on 19th February at The Round Chapel, Powerscroft Road, Hackney, London, E5 OPU

Look at our line-up!
Viv Albertine http://www.vivalbertine.com/

The former Slits guitarist returns with new material. “The post-Slits-y lo-fi and lyrical honesty of Flesh should win her more than a few followers.” The Quietus

Trash Kit http://www.upsettherhythm.co.uk/trashkit.shtml

“The sound of three women battle-crying in harmony and sketching out urgent, concentrated scuttle-funk miniatures is a sound that needs to be heard, periodically and necessarily.” The Quietus

An excerpt from A Fine Undertaking: A Lesbian Relationship Farce by Berta Freistadt. A dramatised reading by some friends of Berta.

“A Fine Undertaking (1984), ironically set in a funeral parlour, caused her lesbian audience to weep with laughter as she slyly parodied our political meetings.” The Guardian

Julie McNamara http://www.juliemc.com/index.html

"Julie McNamara has been hailed as a punk folk singer, a wicked wit and a serious comic. Whatever she pulls out of the bag she never fails to entertain." Metro

Women Sing East http://spitalfieldsmusic.org.uk/index.php?pid=219

The legendary east-London singing group for women, led by inspirational jazz singer and workshop leader Laka D.

Lorraine Jordan www.lorrainejordan.net

“Her song Dreamers could have been penned by Sandy Denny, Sweet Mystery by Nick Drake and Your Love by Joan Armatrading – but they’re all her own. Her songs rank among the finest of their genre, and deserve recognition.” Living Tradition

Martha & Eve www.marthaandeve.co.uk

Formerly known as Donna & Kebab, the music/comedy duo are ready to delight. “Exhilarating rhythms, stunning songs.” The Guardian

Girl Germs DJs

Check our website for updates http://feministlibrary.co.uk/2011/01/06/anniversary/

Would you like a stall at the event? Get in touch: admin@feministlibrary.co.uk

Would you like to volunteer before or at the event? A list of available roles is here:
Email volunteer@feministlibrary.co.uk for more details.

The venue is fully accessible.
We will be running a licensed bar, with cakes too.
Friendly feminist people of all ages and genders are welcome.

buy your tickets from www.feministlibrary.co.uk/tickets £5/£10/£15

Thanks to Charlotte Read http://www.charlotteread.com/ for designing our beautiful flyer.


Email Contact email: admin@feministlibrary.co.uk