J Whitehead invites us to attend Ladyfest Oxford.
For the uninitiated, Ladyfest is a non-profit international festival which presents and supports the creative talents of professional and amateur female acts in the local community, including performances and workshops. The aim of the festival is to celebrate women’s creative talents and to raise awareness of the under-represented and marginalized nature of women’s creative efforts. The first ever Ladyfest began in Olympia , Washington in 2000 and it’s still going strong around the world. The third Ladyfest Oxford is taking place this weekend in a number of venues around the city and all are welcome! Proceeds from all events are going to Oxford Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre. Events include:
Friday 14th May
Gig at the Jericho Tavern
Featuring: Madam, Baby Gravy, Avanti Maria, Martha Rose. Tickets £5 from We Got Tickets http://www.wegottickets.com/event/77372 or on the door
Venue: Jericho Tavern, 56 Walton St , Oxford , OX2 6AE .
48-hour Film Challenge
First Meeting 18:00-21:00.
Venue: Oriel College , Oriel Square , Oxford , OX1 4EW .
Saturday 15th May
Zines, knitting, banner making and cake
Venue: The Star, 21 Rectory Rd , Oxford , OX4 1BU
Talks: Deborah Cameron & Hester Tingey
Deborah Cameron speaking on women’s language (14:00) and Hester Tingey on self-publishing her book “A Breast of the Times” (15:00).
Venue: Exeter College , Turl St , Oxford , OX1 3DP .
Young Women’s Music Project Workshop
The aim of the project is to provide a safe and encouraging environment for young women to develop musical skills. For more information see Y. W. M. P. on Facebook.
Veune: Ark T Centre, Crowell Rd , Oxford , OX4 3LN .
FREE! Disco Benefit
London ’s Girl Germs and other female DJs playing indie-pop, riot grrrl, 60s girl groups and much more.
Venue: Baby Simple, 213 Cowley Rd , Oxford , OX4 1XF .
Sunday 16th May
Feminist Films Plus 48-hour Film Screening
Come and see: Times Square (13:00), Daisies (15:30), Wasp (17:15) and the results of the 48-hour Film Challenge (18:00).
Venue: Ruskin College , Walton Street , Oxford , OX1 2HE .
Sunday Roast Ladyfest Special
More zines, cakes and bands, plus charity raffle draw.
Venue: The Cellar, Frewin Court (behind Lush), Oxford , OX1 3HZ.
Time: 20:30 (Doors Open)
For more details see the Ladyfest Oxford 2010 Website.
We hope to see you there!