the very exciting Femstruation week begins this weekend, organised by the anarcha feminist Kollectiv, so i’m posting up the schedule! its looking like an amazing week, with a real mix of events… hope to see some folk there :o)
13th – 20th of February 2010 organised by the Edinburgh anarcha feminist Kollectiv
This week-long forray into menstruation will start heavy & end light, with a varied mixture of interactive workshops, gigs, talks, zine stalls, spoken word performances, art installations, photo collections, performance art, video displays, & much more to be contributed.
Big Red Door,(BRD) home of TePOOKA, (10 Lady Lawson street) and The Forest cafe, ( 3 Bristo Place)
Organised by The Edinburgh Anarcha Feminist Kollectiv
’Femstruation’ Exhibition opening: Open all week (13th-20th Feb) -11am-6pm at the BRD.
Saturday 13th Feb
DIY cloth pad making workshop:
11am-12pm, BRDLearn about and make your own eco friendly sanitary products. Bring needle, thread and flannel/felt.
Marketing Menstruation workshop 12pm-2pm Adventures in Menstruating: Tampon Crafts and Menstrual Euphemisms with Chella Quint and Sarah Thomasin.2pm-4pm BRD Our workshop is open to menstruators and non-menstruators of all genders. Accompanied young children welcome. Please bring tampons, art supplies or make a donation to cover supplies.www.chartyourcycle.co.uk
Launch Night: 7pm, Forest Café, Free on the door, Join us for a taste of some sketch comedy, spoken word, acoustic music and zine readings
Sunday 14th, BRD,
Threads workshop on DIY feminist health:11am-1pm, workshop about the experiences and politics of the menstrual cycle. A feminist discussion about health based on the zine threads, www.threadsbook.org.
“Blue Blood”2pm-3pm: A male perspective and interaction with menstruation3-4pm lecture; ‘Not Seeing Red: Modern Menstrual Discourse,lecture looking into the public representations of menstruation (or lack thereof), both past and present. .
‘Bloody Valentine Extravaganza’8pm-1am BRD: Includes exhibition, exciting visuals, ‘get bloody stall, zine stalls, drumming, menstrual poetry, ‘Adventures in menstruating’ comedy act. £4 on the door (reduction if dressed in red).
Monday 15th Feb, Heavy Menstrual Film Night, Forest Café, 7pm
Tuesday 16th Feb,Brd,
2pm-4pm, Red Tent interactive workshop: 15 people maximum, book in advance. An interactive space exploring birthing, ovulation and menstruation7pm- 11pm ,
Forest Café, Spoken Word and Open Mic.
Wednesday 17th Feb
Old Hat Books radical library, 5-7pm, Forest Café, open reading session: Bring a story or poem to share, the theme is “what your mother never told you” – bring some cakes to share too!
Body interaction workshop BRD, 8pm-11pm: A workshop exploring attitudes to our bodies and experience of being a woman interactively in a female identified space (Nakedness may occur).
ThurSday 18th :Menstrual Story Telling, 7pm, Forest Café
.Friday 19th:Queer Mutiny: Gender bender theme;BRD 8pm,donation only: Join us for an alternative Queer night: rampage into the menstrual cycle with cunt cakes, body paint, clothes swap, with a sexy red hamper for the best dressed. 8pm, Donation on the door.
Saturday 20th: BRD
11am-12pm:menstrual rituals and crafts workshop
12pm-2pm:Natural health and herbs workshop
2PM-3PM: “The Woman’s Curse: Women, Menstruation and the Medical Profession”:An interactive workshop discussing how menstruation has traditionally been viewed by the medical world.
Riot Folk and Bloody Punk night: 8pm- 1am, with pirate DJ JO Anne Bonnie ; Featuring ‘Witches Revenge’ and ‘No Fit State’ , visuals and Zine stalls on the rag! £4 on the door
Kids Space available during all workshops Both venues wheelchair accessible