Bristol Feminism Past and Present in association with the Festival of Ideas, May 19 2011
This event brought together two feminists who were active in Bristol in the 1970s, Ellen Malos and Dale Wakefield, and contrasted their experience with two contemporary feminists, Jane Mornement and Helen Mott.
Listen to the clips of their speeches and enjoy the photo documentation, courtesy of Ellie Kynaston.
With thanks to Ellie Kynaston for the photos.
Random feminist things to touch and hold
Breathing Fire, who performed on the opening evening
A selection of Breathing Fire's performance fabrics
Imagine a young Ellen Malos wearing this dress as 'Last Year's Miss Australia.' Obviously she wouldn't be hanging from the rafters.
The soundposts! Designed by Sal.
And here's a message from our sponsors...
The Pat VT West poetry evening Wednesday 18 May 2011
Rachel Bentham, Rive Gauche collaborator & Pat's fellow poetry diva
The lovely Gill Hague
The delightful Shirley Brown
And they applauded rapturously because....
Shirley got her wasp costume out!
…well not quite.
But pretty soon activity on this blog will be wrapped up – after the final documents are uploaded.
Its been quite an amazing few weeks.
Many people have come and enjoyed the Sistershow Revisited exhibition and learnt about the early days of the Bristol WLM, but now the archive is tucked away safely in Bristol Special Collections.
Safe until some other people, struck by the need for re-channelling political inspiration, decide they want to dust it off and share it again.
Let’s hope it is not another 40 years….
In the meantime, if you didn’t get a catalogue and you want one, you can buy it here.
Here is a collection of all the press coverage Sistershow Revisited has got in local and international media (so far!)
‘Sister Act’ by Steve Wright in Venue Magazine, May 2011.
Sistershow Revisited by Jane Mornement
‘Satirical, Savvy and Sensational’ by Deborah Withers in the Bristol Evening Post. Read here.
Interview with Bess Korey in Make/Shift magazine Spring/ Summer 2011.
Interview with Lynette Quinlan on BCFM‘s The Hum, 5 May 2011
Interview with ShoutOut Radio on BCFM 28 April 2011
Kes, Bristol’s kindest and most helpful man with a van.
But his strength was nothing compared to this fine specimen.
How many queers does it take to put up a photograph?
Its all about the process
Alison Rook, Ellen Malos and Jill Robin
Zine making for 8 year olds
Houdie and the Sea play the all ages show
The Hysterical Stars!
After surviving the zine making workshop and all-ages gig at the exhibition today, I come home to find this splendid animation made by Kayleigh Gibbons in my inbox.
Check it out!
Untitled from Kayleigh Gibbons on Vimeo.