Last month in London: raging feminist hardcore, molotov cocktails, screen printing all nighters, IWD house show & zine and leaving my beloved castle.

catherinemaddenpoetry:

Thanks for the nice words Ren.
Keep on having fun in Hamburg! <3

Originally posted on Ren Aldridge:

I’ve just moved to Hamburg to take up an Artists Residency at HFBK through the Art School Alliance. I’m so excited by the amount of space I have here! Really inspired. Before I dive in here I want to catch up with this blog as I’ve found the process of writing it so far really helpful for sorting my head out and being able to articulate the mush in my brain.

The main event for me in the past month was finally releasing the Petrol Girls EP digitally on bandcamp and as pre-order 7″ vinyl. We’re so proud of it. Jack did a fantastic job recording us – it sounds really professional despite everything (SEE WHAT I DID THERE?!) being recorded in Astbury Castle – drums in the kitchen and everything else in the bedrooms. Its available online now but the hilarious EP trailer that Liepa made is still well…

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The Feminist Summer Library Fête

Something really exciting is happening!

From Saturday 25th-  Sunday 26th August there’s going to be fundraising events for The Feminist Library which if you don’t know is an amazing archive collection of literature from the Women’s Liberation Movement.  The Library is run entirely run by volunteers and is in serious need of more funding to save it from closure.

The weekend will start off with Girls Get Busy Zine Fest at The Shacklewell Arms (Shacklewell Lane, London E8 2EB)

On the Sunday there will be a fête at the library itself (5 Westminster Bridge Rd, SE1 7XW, Near Elephant and Castle and Waterloo)  and I will be doing a poetry reading with Rachael Allen:( http://selectedpoems.wordpress.com/2011/09/18/selected-poet-4-rachael-allen-new-work/ http://clinicpresents.com/) which I’m really excited about. We’re also going to do a poetry workshop together which should be interesting.

Other events on Sunday are as follows:

* Booksale
* Agit Prop
* Food and cake stalls
* Tea, coffee and bar

* Kids’ Space with Activities and face-painting

* Film Screenings:
5pm – Persepolis
9pm – Women Without Men

Girls Get Busy Zine

More events and activities TBC

For a more succinct description of the event have a look at the Facebook Page .