Hi there and happy Saturday to you feminist ladies!!
It’s Saturday, it’s July and there’s still time to hotfoot it down to The Showroom Café for our feminist network meeting between 11.00 and 1.00 pm today- here at The Feminist Network we have been finalising a few details- hence the delay in this post, but because we always want to give you the most- check out our upload today of the topic of this meeting which will be based around sexual entertainment venues.
Why not take a friend, make new friends, then enjoy a coffee and cake from The Showroom Café delicious selection, and take in a film afterwards from the tremendous selection on offer!!
Sheffield Feminist Network Women’s Group 13/07/2019
“Sexual Entertainment Venues – the State of the Nation and our Fair City”
Saturday 13th July 2019 11am to 1pm at Showroom Cinema cafe
Following dramatic revelations about alleged breaches of licensing regulations in strip clubs up and down the country, and ongoing investigations, this is your chance to hear what’s behind the headlines and about the activities of various campaign groups. Join us in the Showroom café -if the sun is shining we can reclaim Festival Square!!
Find out about:
· Sheffield City Council’s Sexual Entertainment Venue Policy Consultation process – now deferred due to a formal investigation
· Spearmint Rhino’s License Renewal Hearing in September
· The National Select Committee findings about Survival Sex
This is an informal gathering: there are, however, big questions to consider. How to raise the voices of women desperate not to be working in the sex trade? What does one woman’s personal choice mean for others in a world in which women’s bodies are monetised? How can feminists change the economic circumstances driving entry into sex work? How to mainstream the evidence of harm to all women? Where/ how do we find common ground to resist the sexual exploitation that is the sex trade?
All women welcome. The venue is fully accessible. Coffee/hot drinks and refreshments to purchase from the Showroom bar.
Happy Galentine’s Day ladies!!
Hope you have had a fabulous week so far- with International Women’s day on March 8th- what better way to end your week than by stomping along to a few tunes at the Vida Eva Project Fundraiser on March 1st at Crookes Social Club from 7.30 pm!! Try your hand at a spot of salsa, and shake your thing along with The Free Radicals, and music from The Chevettes!!
Feminist Network Women’s Group meeting
Tuesday 5th February 2019 7.15
Quaker Meeting House, St James’ Street,
yourself a Feminist?
If you answered YES!! Come and share what that means to you.
it all sussed?
If you answered NO!! This is the discussion
of Living Life as a Feminist”
interactive, no issue out of bounds, say it like it is, get out of the house, ask
all the questions about feminism you never dared ask, talk to another confused
*Friendly Evening Gathering*
Meet new members! Help to plan future
activities! Find out about future
feminist activism! Complete our Fun quiz!
welcome. The venue is fully accessible. £2/free (concessions)
Join us for Fire and Roses- a celebration of women through time!!
This Saturday January 26th at 1.15 pm- at The Broomhall Centre- warm up to the sound of poems, songs and stories- a free performance with donations to the centre!!
A rose by any other name!!
Following our Showroom meeting yesterday, where we discussed The Women’s March in March- (the 9th to be precise!!), and plans for inclusion at The Festival of Debate 2019- our spirits were rejuvenated with plans for future meetings and the year ahead!!
If you are out and about in town today-why not have your spirits illuminated by dropping into Waterstones for a talk by the women who campaigned against pit closures in the early 90s’ from 4.30 today!!
You Can’t Kill the Spirit!!
The story of the women against pit closures who set up camp 24/7 for over five months, outside some of the most threatened collieries in January 1993 to stop the further destruction of mining communities. Please come and celebrate the publication of our book and share your stories with us Book launch: Waterstones Book Shop Orchard Square, Sheffield S1 2FB SUNDAY 13 JANUARY, 4.30 pm (Coffee/tea & cake available to buy in the cafe from 4pm) And from 6 pm at the Grapes, 80 Trippet Lane, S14EN
RSVP if poss to
SWAPCPitCamp1993@gmail.com or phone/text 07952 946183
It’s almost time for the weekend and what better way to round up the working and studying week than by joining us for afternoon tea, chat, and maybe a doorstopper slice of cake at our newly advertised meeting place- The Showroom Café!!
We will be planning various events to celebrate International Women’s Day, including a locally based event, and a trip to London for the Million Women Rise March which will be held in March!!!
Our meeting will be held until 4.30, giving ample opportunity to perhaps take in the next cinematic showing of the film Colette afterwards https://www.showroomworkstation.org.uk/colette
See you there!!
Don’t miss out on our future meetings- we return this year with a different format in terms of venues for our monthly meet-ups!!
Take a look at these meetings over the coming months!!
January 12th Saturday 2.30-4.30pm Millenium Gallery café, Sheffield city centre Feminist Chat over Afternoon tea- buy food/drink as you wish
February 5th Tuesday 7.15-9pm Quaker Meeting House, St James’ Street, S1 Speaker TBC
March 5th Tuesday 7.15-9pm TBC Quaker Meeting House, S1 Collaborative event to mark International Women’s Day
April 2nd Tuesday TBC TBC TBC Book Reading (TBC)
Happy 2019 feminist friends!!
May this year- the very last one of the decade bring a culmination to all the feminist activity that we have undertaken over the previous decade both individually and collectively- as we go forth into the new year planning new ventures and adventures!!
Would love to hear more from you about your vision of a feminist future- what could the next decade bring us in terms of change?
The future is ours- where will it lead us?
We decide!! Happy new year!!!
Happy Monday feminist friends!!
Don’t miss your opportunity to catch the amazing cinematic story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg the famous US Supreme Court Judge followed by a panel discussion led by influential women representatives of diverse national and local feminist organisations -see below for further details!!
Gabby Willis – Women’s Rep for Sheffield Hallam Student Union.
Judith Dodds – Sheffield Feminist Network.
Naomi Lumsdaine – Justice for Women.
Catherine Slattery – Women Lawyers Division of The Law Society.#RBG
It’s the most wonderful time of the year- so join the Network for a Xmas get together tomorrow evening at The Showroom Cinema- not too late 6-8 pm!!
Tune up and roll out the baubles and xmas jumpers as we celebrate the centenary of some women getting the vote as well as Yuletide fun!!
Food and drink can be purchased from the bar!!
Cheers to the feminist year!!