We’re really excited to hear that there is a ladyfest planned for Sheffield this year, and it’s heavy on the DIY ethos too.
There will be two days of workshops on the 12th and 13th of November 2011, plus music and more fun in the evening.
The event will be an inclusive, DIY, anti-capitalist, community-based feminist festival.
“We want to create a celebration of women with an emphasis on the artistic, the creative and the political. We oppose the part that capitalism plays in the oppression of women. We want to raise awareness of women’s issues and engage local women with local women’s organisations to create a more equal society for everyone. We will do this by providing a platform to highlight feminist and LGBTQ art, projects and activism through music; performance art; spoken word; films; discussion; art exhibitions and practical workshops, promoting social change in a non-discriminatory environment.
LaDIYfest Sheffield is organised by a collective of volunteers and led primarily by women but anyone who shares our goals is welcome to get involved. Proceeds will go to Sheffield Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling Service.
All genders and ages are very welcome.”
If you can’t wait until November, head down to the Sheffield Free School on October 15th where the LaDIYfest gang will be showing a film and holding a stall all day.