Thursday, February 13, 2014

Search for your Heroine with Girls On Film Club!



Our new film group - Girls On Film Club will be traveling to the BFI, Southbank to celebrate the start of the Birds Eye View Film Festival on International Women’s Day and watch a very special screening of Kristy Guevara-Flanagan's SXSW hit Wonder Woman! The Untold Story of American Superheroines. 

Open to everyone, this is a public event. Lads, Lasses, lovers and all inbetween!

The screening is at BFI Southbank Saturday 8 March at 6.30pm, ticket info below.

Exploring the origins and legacy of the amazing WW, this superdoc features comic book aficionados alongside real-life superheroines fighting for positive role models – with contributions from actress Lynda Carter, activist Gloria Stienem, Buffy writer Jane Espenson, Riot Grrrl Kathleen Hanna and more.

Tickets and more info on the day’s events here: https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/Online/wonderwomen

BEV will also be launching their full April 2014 Festival line-up of fabulous films and events, and previewing one of their favourite short films from the programme. Plus! A chance to see top emerging talent at a special pre-screening BFI Future Shorts event from 4pm.

Wonder Woman! The Untold Story of American Superheroines.
Dir. Kristy Guevara-Flanagan Country USA, Year 2012 , 79 min

** Make a day of it! A ticket to BFI Future Shorts Screening also provides entry to Wonder Women!. Single entry tickets to the 18.20 screening are also available.


SEE YOU THERE! 

Facebook link to event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1423361057904069/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

February Meeting - Do Ray Me So La Da Tee

February Meeting - Tuesday 25th February 2014 - Do Ray Me So La Da Tee

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If you thought vibrato was something you find in your bottom draw then perhaps this meeting will set you right…
 
From harmonies to fun warm ups, 3 experienced singers, and Shoreditch Sisters Members, Tina, Mia and Roshi, will be teaching us how to improve our vocal skills with fun exercises and useful tips that we can do around the home or in the car.
 
Lyrics will be provided to some well known pop tracks (to be revealed nearer the time!) and we will sing together, hopefully!! :)...
 
Hairbrushes optional.
 
7PM -late comers will not be able to be admitted, last entry 7.15pm
 
Non-members: £4 on the door
Members: Free!

***SSWI MEMBERS***
It's renewal time! Please bring £34.70 cash/cheque to renew your membership for 2014.
***MEMBERSHIP IS OPEN - LAST CHANCE TO JOIN UNTIL OCT 2014!***
If you're new and want to join the WI you can join at this meeting or our February meeting. Membership is £34.70 for the year, please bring cash or cheque with you to the meeting. Find out more about benefits of being a WI member: http://www.thewi.org.uk/become-a-member/membership-options/become-a-wi-member
 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

January Meeting!

Our first meet of 2014 is announced! 
Tuesday 28th January 2014, 
at Bethnal Green Working Men's Club, Pollard Row, 
East London yeah! :p


**If you're interested in memberships please read more below...***

BODY CONFIDENCE WITH ANY BODY AND SHAPE YOUR CULTURE:
It’s that time of year when we’re bombarded with messages telling us to ‘lose weight’, ‘get fit’, ‘feel bad about your body so we can sell you our products’! The cash comes rolling in for the beauty and diet industries while we’re left stuck in the cycle of guilt, shame and body hatred. 

This month we’ll be joined by Any-Body who will be telling us how to ditch those diets and get body confident! Any Body is part of the Endangered Bodies Campaign, which is an international initiative started by psychotherapist and author Susie Orbach. Any Body is a group of women and men from psychotherapy, media, fashion, law, art, research and academia. They are committed to encouraging a change in cultural attitudes towards bodies, food and eating so that women and children of the next generation can learn to be happy in and look after their bodies. Any Body challenge the distorted and tyrannical grip that the fashion and diet industry have on the health of our minds as well as our bodies.

http://www.any-body.org/
http://www.endangeredbodies.org/
http://www.shapeyourculture.org.uk/

There will also be the opportunity for members to let us know what the campaign priorities for the Shoreditch Sisters should be for the year. Get thinking about what you’re most passionate about. Would you like us to focus on the No More Page 3 campaign? Rights for refugee women? Visual media and body image?

Non-members: £4 on the door
Members: Free!

***SSWI MEMBERS***
It's renewal time! Please bring £34.70 cash/cheque to renew your membership for 2014.

***MEMBERSHIP IS OPEN***
If you're new and want to join the WI you can join at this meeting or our February meeting. Membership is £34.70 for the year, please bring cash or cheque with you to the meeting. Find out more about benefits of being a WI member: http://www.thewi.org.uk/become-a-member/membership-options/become-a-wi-member



Sunday, January 19, 2014

*New* Girls On Film Club!


Shoreditch Sisters WI and Birds Eye View are excited to present 

Girls On Film Club!


Open to all!

The debut event (and subsequent ones), are being held at the amazing New York apartment style space at The Hoxton Hotel, EC2A. 

We are hosting a special screening of Haifaa Al Mansour's beautiful film in partnership with Birds Eye View Film Festival. Come and join us for an evening of wine, pop-corn and conversation. The screening will be followed by a special discussion with an industry expert. 
- Bring your slippers, cushion or cosy blanket, it's going to be a good un!

Tickets are £10, and you can buy them here on eventbrite:

Any questions, please email Martha at girlsonfilmclub@gmail.com

Wadjda’s parents won’t buy her a bicycle, so she determines to raise the money herself. And with her mother distracted by her husband’s plans for a second wife, she has a chance. The first ever feature from Saudi Arabia, this inspiring and gently subversive film won the Satyajit Ray Foundation Award for 2013.

Dir Haifaa Al Mansour, Saudi Arabia / Germany, 2012, 93 min 



Sunday, November 17, 2013

Upcoming Event!



*THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS*

We're so excited to be welcoming Lucy Holmes and team to our next campaigns meeting to talk to us to their fantastic No More Page 3 campaign.

The campaign has been gathering momentum over the past year, gaining the support of organisations such as UK Girl guiding, the National Union of Teachers, UNISON, Women's Aid, just to mention a few. This is a serious campaign which has huge potential to succeed.

The campaign aims to convince the Sun newspaper that it is inappropriate to picture a topless young woman in their ‘family’ newspaper every day, and to ask them nicely to drop the feature.

The campaign is not asking for a ban, but is hoping to change attitudes. The Page 3 feature started in the seventies when women were much more unequal than they are now, and when sexist attitudes were the norm. Increasingly there is evidence to suggest the depiction of women regularly in the media as nothing more than sex objects is damaging to young women’s self-regard and aspirations. Very young children are introduced to soft porn through its inclusion in a non age-restricted publication, which can be seen on trains and buses and in public spaces such as cafes and even play areas.

For more information about the campaign please visit the NMP3 website:http://nomorepage3.org/

VENUE: Crimson Heart,
87 Leonard St, Shoreditch, London EC2A 4QS

Event link for Facebook user
s: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/565115250227995/