Here's some info for you about the Ladyfest at Goldsmith's College in New Cross next Thursday, 5th February:
(I play at 10.15 in The New Cross Tavern)
Ladyfest Goldsmiths 2009 –
Thursday 5th February 12 midday until late
At last it is time for Ladyfest Goldsmiths 2009, and time to celebrate
Women’s Creativity. Ladyfest is a community-based, not-for-profit global
music and arts festival for female artists that features bands, musical
groups, performance artists, authors, spoken word and visual artists, and
workshops, and we have our home-grown festival here at Goldsmiths.
Featured in the event:
An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump
We Rock Like Girls Don’t
Betty and the Werewolves
The Bobby McGees
Performance and comedy:
Vulgarians – stripped down music for an afternoon of excitement.
Dockers MC - performance poet and artist. (The Times picked her as one of
2008's literary 'ones to watch') “both spitfire rapid and animated with
slow motion precision, a flurry of sassy South London linguistics and
old-fashioned storytelling” (Wears the Trousers)
"Emerging as a vibrant artist to watch, Bishi is a young singer, DJ and
multi instrumentalist from London. Abandoning a fine arts degree to follow
a career in music, by 17 Bishi (aka DJ Siren) saw her club and live
following grow, and was touring with the likes of Pulp and Goldfrapp.
Making her debut album at just 19, Nights At The Circus is an exciting
fusion of British pop, folk, eastern electronica and urban life. It's a
showcase for one of the freshest Asian (and female) voices to come out of
Britain in recent years."
Rosie Wilby (Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year)
'a nice line in surreal patter' - Metro
Rosie Wilby is a comedian, singer/songwriter and MC/event host, based in
Peckham, SE London.
Sophie Parkin - Sophie Parkin is an English writer, artist and actor,
born in London in 1961.
She has also regularly written for British newspapers and periodicals, and
appeared on television and radio as a broadcaster – most recently on
Woman's Hour on BBC Radio 4. She writes regularly for 3:AM Magazine.
Actor, writer, comedian. In 2000 Sara created the website
www.TeenAngstPoetry.com: a comedic database of horrible poems people wrote
when they were teenagers. The endeavor spun off into hosting "Teen Angst"
readings and then Sara edited an anthology "Teen Angst: A Celebration of
REALLY BAD Poetry" (St. Martin's Press, 2005). Teen Angst Poetry has been
called 'Bloody Hilarious' (ION Magazine) and the book was nominated for a
New York Library Association Books of Summer award.
This year due to their being many more events, the day is spilt across
different venues: Goldsmiths Students’ Union, The New Cross Inn and the
Kate & Tristan shop.
Molly Parkin - The highly acclaimed artist, painter and journalist comes
to speak about her life and her time at Goldsmiths in 1949.
"editor, poet, journalist, writer and artist: fashion editor of Nova
magazine in the 1960s, she moved onto the Sunday Times in the 1970s and
became a trend-setting celebrity; her autobiography, Moll was published in
Frances Morgan - Publisher of Plan B magazine... Women in Journalism.
"A music magazine that extends its remit to champion the counter-culture
in literature, film, comics, videogames and the visual arts, Plan B can be
relied on to cover the best new bands you already know and uncover a bunch
of others you haven’t heard yet. Or as they put it, “Confrontational
without being cliquey, Plan B is part of a cultural underground that looks
All proceeds go to the Poppy Project – a London based charity helping
women who have been trafficked into the UK.
Also, art, debates, face painting, cake sales, zine fayre, clothes swap,
bring and buy…..
Plus lots more to be confirmed – look out for updates!
Tickets: all day pass £7/£6 concession. Night only passes £5/£4 NUS.
Tickets available from www.wegottickets.com.
For more information or to get involved contact Holly Bott
firstname.lastname@example.org or (020) 8692 1406.
www.myspace.com/ladyfestgoldsmiths or find us on facebook.