Friday 14 October
Bonnie and Clyde - On the Malecon
Born in Bradford, Bonnie and Clyde developed a passion for urban
and seascape environments at an early age. An avid photographer,
she shoots with a Leica and uses
her photographs as the starting point for many of her collages and
prints (shown, right). The exhibition On the Malecón was
inspired by a recent trip to Havana. The work highlights the
contradictions and complexities of Cuba's capital from its
beautiful architecture, colourful characters and vintage cars to
its poverty, secret police and black market. The title is a
reference to the astounding boardwalk that both surrounds and
contains the people of Havana.
14 October - 11 November 2011
here for info
Saturday 15 October
Stav B's Liquor Bar: East London Fawcett Society
With live performance and great company, food and drinks from the
likes of CRISTINE LEONE'S KITCHEN, ROSES FOR ASHLEY playing
scratchy blue with pony licks, MC THIRSTY KIRSTY busting some
rhymes, PUSSIE GOLLIGHTLY and FOX on the decks, SEASON BUTLER and
SHARON HUSBANDS gracing the stage as well as JOHANNA LINSLEY AND
SOPHIE ROBINSON with their prose this is an event not to be
The East London Fawcett Group ['ELF'] is the East London branch of
the Fawcett Society, the UK's leading campaign for equality between
men and women. ELF aims to make East London a gender equal
community, capitalising on the skills, knowledge and momentum for
change among women and men in the area. The group is open to all
and membership is free.
The money raised will be used to support campaigns that address
gender inequality in East London. For example, we wish to raise
awareness of the impact that the Olympics will have on women in
East London and publicise the rise in prostitution and human
trafficking since the games were announced.
10% of the proceeds raised by the group will be donated to support
our sisters overseas. 10% of money from this event will be given to
Safe World for Women, which works to abolish human trafficking
and slavery, domestic violence, poverty, war crimes, unjust
detention and all forms of abuse of women and children.
Suggested donation from £3
Arch 272. Geffrye Street. London E2 8HZ
London, United Kingdom
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Erotic Art @ Sh!
As part of their celebration of female sexuality, Sh! are proud to
present the new exhibition from American artist Jackie Adshead.
Featuring pieces such as Fantasy Fannies, this exhibition
celebrates the female form in all of its erotic glory. Running
until the end of the month, for more information click here.
This weekend, Scotland's annual queer festival Glasgay! kicks off
a month long celebration of dance, theatre, comedy and clubbing.
Launching with Death Disco, a trashy DJ set of electro-house by
gender bending queer pin-up Peaches, Fuck The Pain Away all weekend
long at The Arches with Glasgow's hottest young gay things.
More info at www.deathdisco.info
Sunday 16 October
Life Above All (12A) Film Screening and Q&A with Allan
Canadian writer Allan Stratton's novel Life, Above All (Chanda's
Secrets) is a tense and moving story of one girl's struggle to
rescue the people she loves from the tragedy of AIDS. It has been
published to critical acclaim in over thirty territories around the
world. The film adaptation of the novel won the Prix François
Chalais at the Cannes Film Festival, was shortlisted for an Oscar
nomination in 2011 (Foreign Language Film), won six South African
Film & Television Awards (SAFTAS) and the Special Jury Prize at
the Dubai International Film Festival. It was described as a "grave
and quietly moving" by the New York Times and "overwhelming,
cathartic and unforgettable" by the New Internationalist.
Allan comes to the UK and to the Birmingham Book Festival to
introduce a screening of Life Above All, and answer your questions
about the people he met in sub Sahara while working on the novel
and film. He will also be introducing Borderline, the story of
Sami, a Muslim-American teen determined to save his father, his
family and his life when they become the centre of an international
Venue: 2pm, MAC, Cannon Hill Park, 2 Russell Road, Birmingham,
Price: £6/ £4
BOX OFFICE: www.birminghambookfestival.org
0121 446 3232 (via The MAC)