I have a stall at Heroine Fest tomorrow! Come n say hi + pick up a copy of the Chapess. I’ll also have a super limited number of copies of What Kind Of Trouble? The ace poetry anthology put together by Sara Sutterlin earlier this summer.
Just some of the exciting stuff happening tomorrow:
Queen of the Track Zine Making Workshop - 12:30 -2:30pm - The Hub
Join our awesome Zine sisters; Queen of the Track for their Zine-Making workshop! They will be helping you create your own Mini-Zine in our Heroine Hub. Don’t miss it!
Alison Down- Finding Your Voice Poetry Workshop - 1:30-2:30pm - The Hub
Local poet, playwright and all-round awesome lady, Alison Down, will be joining the Heroine Festival for her poetry workshop. Talking about finding your voice and style in your poetry.
Luna Boom Collective - Sewing the cave of Love - 2-4pm - The Hub
Disco Flaps, Cosmic Oyster, Fanjita - the list is endless! Join Luna Boom Collective in The Hubb to stitch your favourite word or phrase used to describe lady-parts onto a flag which will then be raised in positive celebration of the female body. There are too many negative words relating to women’s bodies - it’s time to change that! (Also - make your own vag-badge to take away!)
Sarah Thomasin - Feminist Words - 3-4pm - The Hub
One half of our Sheffield Sisters, Sarah Thomasin, will be holding a spoken word workshop in The Hub. Sarah describes herself as; 'a queer feminist performance poet and sexual health worker, but not usually simultaneously' She’s blooming fantastic, and not to be missed!
Chella Quint - Stains TM Period Positive Workshop - 4-5pm - The Hub
'Screw you, Madison Avenue. I'm taking this one back. I'm wearing my heart on my sleeve and my blood on my pants. I'm gonna reclaim the stain…'
The other half of our Sheffield Sisters, the fabulous Chella Quint will be holding a Period Positive Workshop in the Hub. Not only has Chella had her own TedX Talk, something which automatically makes her a heroine, but is a zine maker, comedienne and workshop coordinator, passionate about mythbusting the ‘shame’ of periods. Check this out!
Tmesis Theatre Presents ‘Heroine Physical Theatre Workshop’
Tmesis Theatre are a renowned physical theatre company who have been touring nationally and internationally for the past ten years, and run Liverpool’s Physical Fest. We are delighted to welcome Tmesis to Heroine Fest with a workshop that will introduce you to movement and physical theatre, using our bodies to express. It will look specifically at creating female archetypes and exploring gender and identity through physicality, improvisation and play.
Lady Parts Drama Drop-In - The Dome - 1-3pm - The Dome
Check out Lady Parts Theatre Company in The Dome, where they will be hosting a drop-in workshop which focuses on gender roles in theatre, and creating roles for women. Lady Parts Theatre is a new writing company based in Liverpool which specialises in creating and promoting strong roles for women. Women have stories as rich and varied as the stories of men, the only difference - they are not being heard. Head over to The Dome to see Lady Parts!
HeartBeat Drumming Workshop - 4-4:30pm - The Dome
HeartBeat focuses on bringing community change through education, accessible music, and helping people internationally. They will be holding a drumming workshop in The Dome at Heroine Fest. Make sure to check them out and make some noise!
News from Nowhere - The Hub
Our one and only feminist bookstore; News from Nowhere will be selling some awesome books in The Hub. Well we couldn’t have a Heroine Festival without inviting these ladies, could we! Make sure you go and say hello to News from Nowhere and see what they have in store!
Merseyside Women’s Movement
The fantastic Merseyside Women’s Movement will be in The Hub. These ladies have been promoting activism in Merseyside since 2007, and Heroine Fest wouldn’t be complete without them. Go and see what they have to offer, from literature to activities, all in The Hub!