Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Feminist Disco

Rachael House is an artist involved with Space Station Sixty-Five in East Dulwich and with creating events including Peckham Pet-Tastic and Peckham Peacocks mobility scooter meet outside Peckham library (when I was on holiday in Dorsest last week I saw a postcard of this event in somebody's window, a little reminder of home in Lyme Regis).

For her Fine Art MA show at Camberwell Art College, entitled 'Feminist Disco', Rachael House will be DJing with singles played on dansette record players and arranging a series of talks and performances:

Friday 2nd September at 4.30pm- Deborah Withers presents material from the Women's Liberation Music Archive.

Saturday 3rd September 3.00pm- Lucy Whitman on the politics of feminism, punk and the anti racist movements of the 1970s and early 1980s and their continued relevance today. As Lucy Toothpaste, she was involved with Rock Against Racism and Rock Against Sexism in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Monday 5th September 5.00pm- Anne Robinson - Protest Your Love - 'A manually selected live jukebox featuring feminist favourites with an element of chance'.

Tuesday 6th September 6.00pm-9.00pm- Camberwell MA shows private view, all welcome.

Wednesday 7th September 5.00pm- The Hissterics fanzine launch party.

Thursday 8th September 7.00pm- Hackney Secular Singers - 'best punk choir in the world'.

All events are free and take place in Rachael’s exhibition space in Camberwell Art College, 45-65 Peckham Road, London, SE5 8UF. Please arrive in plenty of time before the events - meet in the college foyer from 20 minutes before events start for directions. Further details from

Shocking Pink

On a related theme, there is a good new piece at the F Word by Cazz Blase on the 1980s/early 1990s young women's feminist zine Shocking Pink. The magazine was based for much of its life in Brixton - at the South London Women's Centre in Acre Lane, and then at the 121 Centre in Railton Road (squatted anarchist centre). Cazz's article includes extracts from my interview with my late friend Katy Watson, who was involved in Shocking Pink as well as the later feminist paper Bad Attitude.

1 comment:

Patent Attorney said...

A feminist disco sounds like a ball (Sorry about my truly awful pun)