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On Telling Stories about Sleater-Kinney & riot grrrl

January 26, 2015


I sometimes get asked to do interviews about riot grrrl by journalists. This generally happens when there is a desire to understand the spectacle of contemporary feminist activism (e.g. Pussy Riot, Slut Walk), when one of the originators has a new project (e.g. Julie Ruin, The Punk Singer) or there is a ‘new’ visibility of DIY feminist […]

even clean hands cause damage #10 Saturday 9 November @ Summerhill Bowling Club: All-dayer with Shopping, Halo Halo, ILL, Beauty Pageant, Expensive, No Ditching, Kinky, Elopes, Council Tax Band, Rexine & Witch Hands

October 6, 2013


even clean hands cause damage #10 all-dayer with Shopping, Halo Halo, ILL, Beauty Pageant, Expensive, No Ditching, Kinky, Elopes, Council Tax Band, Rexine & Witch Hands Saturday 9 November 2013 Doors at 3pm (first band at 3:30pm) Summerhill Bowling Club (Winchester Terrace, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE4 6EH) Advance tickets £6 from WeGotTickets or £8 on […]

Troublemakers: Queer//Feminist Academic-Activists in Cultural Theory & Activism

March 23, 2013


Okay so I have been doing, writing, thinking and teaching all things DIY culture for a while now.  I started out doing research on UK riot grrrl in 2005. At that time riot grrrl was still a pretty bad word and the oral histories I did were sometimes the first time they had talked about […]

october events… feminist films return, deric, record launch parties, merby derby, tusk, feminist-fest-athon, rad halloween partying

September 30, 2012


soz. things got a bit hectic in september. lots of rad stuff happening in the city this month. time to layer up, get spooky and warm up yr cider. here’s my picks. THURSDAY 4 Louder Now: Feminism on Film Season returns with “Blind Spot” @ The Star & Shadow Cinema (free or £1 with membership) […]

Girl Gang Film Season @ Star & Shadow Cinema 2 – 13 September 2012

July 5, 2012


Ha! I wrote a press release for the GIRL GANG FILM SEASON I’m programming at the star & shadow that will conincide with loads of rad stuff happening in newcastle during September. no really. s’gonna be too rad. here it is: Look out as radical gangs of girls congregate on the streets of Newcastle-upon-Tyne this […]

Riot Grrrl and Other Ecstatic Imperatives talk by Sara Marcus & ECHCD #2 – 13 March @ Northumbria University // The Central

February 21, 2012


Love it when a plan comes together… Sara Marcus Public Seminar Facebook Event Page To help raise money for Sara’s travel expenses we will be having an after-party from 8.30pm at The Central (Gateshead) music by No Fit State, The Ladies of Midnight Blue, Martha and Gem Andrews; books and zines by The Canny Little […]

Ahoy, a Feminist Reading Group (Gendered Subjects) in Newcastle!

January 10, 2012


I have been hunting for a feminist reading group for a while, was even thinking of setting one up so I could chat to others about awesome books like Monique Wittig’s Les Guérillères, Nina Power’s One Dimensional Women, Valerie Solanas SCUM Manifesto and Joyce Carol Oates Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl Gang and others. I […]