International Women’s Day events at W.I. Hall, North St. Bridport, Sat 12th March.

International Women’s Day Celebration focuses on Women Writers, all welcome.

5.30 for 6pm Play: Five Break the Spell  Join The Bookshop and members of Bridfem for a delightful evening of family friendly fun with a Participatory Pop-up Play where you can join in as actors or audience.  Our play, about a certain well-known British children’s author who set many of her adventures in Dorset, will be led by Beth Shaw, co-author of The Domestic Theatre Handbook.  The Bookshop will have a stall of books for sale by and about women. Admission Free/Donation, with tea and coffee.

8pm Autonomy Films presents: An Angel at My Table Jane Campion’s award-winning 1990 film of Janet Frame’s autobiography tells of her childhood in New Zealand and her triumph over mental illness to become a successful writer. (Colour, 2hrs 38mins)

Admission £3  or less if you’re skint Vegetarian soup on sale from  7.30pm.

Autonomy film show in Bridport Saturday 10th Jan 2015

Saturday 10th Jan 2015 6:45 for 7:30pm, The Town Hall, Central Bridport. Sell Off. The Abolition of Your NHS. Plus Reel News short film, 20mins.

1501 Sell Off

Our future film dates:

Saturday February 14th.

Saturday March 7th. International Women’s Day

19th January. Bus Action Group Demonstration outside the council offices in Dorchester, 9:30am. Details; Bus Action Group (West Dorset), Facebook page.

Introduction to Feminist Self Defence, 17th January 2-5:30pm, Albany Centre Bristol.

Bristol Community Gym, The Albany Centre, Shaftesbury Road, Montpelier, Bristol, BS6 5LT

  • Do you want to learn about basic self-defence?
  • Do you struggle with confidence in a mixed training environment?
  • Want to revise techniques you have learnt previously?

A one-off session to learn feminist self-defence for all self-defining women. We will look at common barriers and boundaries and work together to consider practical ways to overcome them.

-assertiveness
-use of voice
-stance
-force
-basic strikes
-fighting from the floor

You don’t need to be super fit, or have prior experience. The session will combine physical techniques and discussion, so please wear comfortable clothes and bring something warm. There will be cake and hot drinks available.

Please email Bristol Community Gym for more info. We will ask for a donation of £3-£5 to cover the cost of venue hire. Booking essential so we know how much kit to sort.

Please spread the word among your networks.

Events in Bridport Feb / March 2012 incorporating International Women’s Day.

Thurs 27th Feb 6.45pm

Meeting about Re-opening of Detention Centre Indefinite prison in Weymouth for detainees St Johns Church, Green Hill, Weymouth DT4 7SS

The fun for International Women’s Day continues…

ALL GENDERS WELCOME !

Saturday 1st March 2014 7pm for 7.30pm

Autonomy Films present Whale Rider W.I. Hall, North Street, Bridport

£3, or less if you can’t afford it Vegetarian soup on sale from 6.45 pm

Saturday 1st March 9.30pm Same night,

Frolic for Feminism FREE Disco at Beach & Barnicott, South St

Friday 7th March 7pm

‘The Bronte Sisters’ FREE Community Pop-up Play Upstairs at Avenue Restaurant, West St Take part or join the audience! Hosted by Beth Shaw, co-author of the play and of ‘The Domestic Theatre Handbook’

Saturday 8th March 10am on

Stalls, women singers and musicians Bucky Doo Square (and at 12pm midday a Surprise!!)

Sunday 9th March 1pm

Songs for Peace FREE Sing along with local choirs: The Chapel in the Garden, East St. Listen and join in with favourite peace songs to mark centenary of 1914.

Wednes March 12th 7.30pm

Women’s Day Open Mic. FREE Come along to read up to 4 minutes of poetry or prose – all welcome Beach & Barnicott, South St. With poet Anna Freud.

Wednesday March 12th 7.15pm Same night,

Organized by STIR to Action:

Three Acres and a Cow: a history of land rights and protest in folk song/story featuring Robin Grey and Tim Laycock with local food and craft beer: W.I. Hall, North St. £12, less for under16s.

Autonomy film show in Bridport Saturday 18th January 2014

The Free Voice of Labor7pm for 7.30pm W.I. Hall, North St., Bridport, £3 entry – less if you can’t afford it.

VEGETARIAN SOUP on sale from 6.45 pm

INTERESTING EVENTS ORGANISED BY OTHERS:

“Occupied Gaza – a liveable place (or not)?”

Talk organised by Dorset Palestinian Israeli Peace Group Wednesday 29th January 7 pm in the Cerne Abbas Room, United Church, Dorchester DT1 1EE

Also – look out for ten days of films, plays, performers, singing and dancing organised by Bridfem to mark International Women’s Day on 8th March. Events happening from 1st to 12th March – come and enjoy!

Autonomy film show in Bridport, Saturday 9th March 2013.

7.00pm for 7.30pm W.I. Hall, North Street, Bridport

£3 Entry (less if you can’t afford it)
+ Vegetarian soup on sale from 6.30pm

Some other interesting local events organised by others:

For International Women’ Day: Friday 8th March 7.30 pm Beach and Barnicott, South St, Bridport

‘The World’s Wife’ – Carol Ann Duffy’s poems performed by Sinistre Theatre Company. No charge, donations for Womankind Worldwide. Followed by music & dancing till late.

Saturday 9th March 9.30 – 1pm Bucky-Doo Square, Bridport Stalls, women buskers and performers.

3pm Arts Centre Cafe, South St, Bridport Workshop ‘Feminism Today’ Tea and cake 3pm, workshop 3.30pm, £2 donation requested.

Wednesday 20th March 7 – 9 pm Dorford Centre, Dorchester (near Top of Town) ‘No Fracking in Dorset!’ public meeting organised by Frack-Free Dorset.

Friday 5th April 7.30 pm for 8 pm Lyric Theatre, Barrack St, Bridport ‘Can there be a Political Theatre?’ talk by Roland Muldoon, author of ‘Taking on the Empire: How we saved the Hackney Empire for popular theatre’ organised by Lectures on Everything, Autonomy Films and Just Press.

UK Uncut call out 8 Dec. Refuge from the cuts – target Starbucks!

 

UK Uncut event page

From UK Uncut: “It’s time for the government to wake up and smell the coffee. Women have had enough of being attacked by a cabinet of millionaires. But there is a refuge from the cuts. Join us on Saturday 8th December to transform the tax dodger Starbucks into services women depend on, such as refuges and crèches. Check the actions page to find an action near you. If there isn’t one, we’ve got a step-by-step guide on how you can organise one yourself.”

Actions all over our area including Bath, Bournemouth, Brighton, Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter, Portsmouth and Southampton.