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Further to Jess’ post last month about the launch of Storm in a Teacup, the London-based collective set up with the aim of promoting women in the arts, we’ve received this update via their Facebook group page:

Following the huge success of our launch party at the end of Feb, the girls at Storm in a Teacup have been busy working away behind the scenes to organise more fabulous female-friendly events for the coming year.

We are working with Ladyfest TEN to help celebrate the tenth anniversary of Ladyfest with the main event in November, as well as a number of events, including:

April-June – Ladyfest Ten & Storm in a Teacup Fundraisers

  • Swallows and Amazons Life Drawing salon @ The Victoria, Mile End confirmed!! Celebrating real women in all their naked and knickerbockered glory, Swallows and Amazons is a series of fun fundraising events featuring lively life models and drawing challenges to help unleash the creative beast within you…
  • Launch night – 27th April, with at least 3 more to follow in the weeks to follow…£8 on door, 8-10pm…limited availability…sign up here:

    http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=111359155542879&ref=mf

    Details on how to submit your art work for consideration coming soon! This event is a fundraiser for Ladyfest Ten festival.

June – Storm in a Teacup Acoustic/Spokenword night, Venue TBC. If you would like to perform at this event please email us: storminateacup2009@googlemail.com

August – Storm in a Teacup > ART PARTY (Exhibition & Music event. Venue TBC). A combined Art and Music event showcasing the work of artists from the extremely talented Storm in a Tea Cup and (potentially) DIY Womp collectives. Keep your eyes peeled, call for submissions and more details coming soon!

Getting involved:

Ladyfest: We are also busy programming benefit events as well as the main Ladyfest TEN festival for the performance (spoken word/alternative theatre/comedy) and visual art subgroups if you would like to get involved as an organisation, promoter or individual please email us: storminateacup2009@googlemail.com

As well as our work with Ladyfest, we are also making preparations for the second edition of the Storm in a Teacup Zine, which will be out in June. There will be a callout for contributions soon, so watch this space!

Don’t miss Next week!: Verity one of the founders of SIATC will be performing at the Greennote, Camden Town on Tuesday 13th of April supporting Laura Victoria for her EP launch. £4.00 adv, £5.00 door. http://www.facebook.com/?sk=messages&tid=386796419910#!/event.php?eid=355806442531&ref=ts