Between the Waves: Feminist Library at Tate Exchange – Saturday 29th, Sunday 30th June

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Feminist Library at Tate Exchange

Saturday 29th June 12-6pm, Sunday 30th June 12-5pm
5th floor-Blavatnik Building, Tate Exchange, Tate Modern,
Bankside, London SE1 9TG

Explore migration, home and protest with the Feminist Library

The Feminist Library returns to Tate Exchange with a two-day programme paying homage to Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp. We will be creatively exploring ideas of home, migration and the connections between movements, past and present.

Our curational team have created a makeshift ‘campsite’ space inspired by Greenham. Join us to take part in workshops and discussions, drink tea, read books and zines and see material from Greenham from our archive. The weekend gives a chance to remember and learn about the movements of the past, and to look forward, as we prepare to move.

A programme of workshops and events throughout the weekend will include reading groups in English and Spanish, drumming, Feminist Library Design team, reading space and drop-in making activities for all ages.

In the Southwark Room, we will be showing the 1983 documentary ‘Carry Greenham Home’ on loop throughout the weekend, plus films about the Feminist Library past and present and memories of Greenham.

On Saturday visit the unique Mobile Feminist Library van outside Tate Modern’s South entrance all day.

Saturday Programme:

  • 12-3.30pm: SHELF Collective workshop
    Join the SHELF collective in making a large banner in honour of the Greenham Peace Camp.
  • 12pm-5pm: Reimagining a feminist symbol. With Graphic Designer Anna Lincoln
    What would the feminist symbol of the future look like? Is the one we use today representative of your feminism? How would you like to see this altered and updated?
  • 4.15pm-5.30pm: Drumming workshop

Sunday Programme:

  • 12pm-3.30pm: SHELF Collective workshop
    Join the SHELF collective in making a large banner in honour of the Greenham Peace Camp.
  • 12pm-1pm: Feminist Library Running Club
    Join our running club for a short chat and a jog on the Southbank. For any ability, but with a real focus on beginners, those who maybe don’t feel confident about exercising. We enjoy running as part of feminist body positivity and confidence!
  • 1pm-4pm Looming workshop:
    Learn weaving, a skill practised by Greenham women to decorate and appropriate the steel fences and gates at the camp, as well as to make and repair clothing and blankets throughout the occupation.
  • 1pm-2pm: Book Clubs:
    Club de Lectura en Español/Spanish Book Club
    Los temas de la migración, la frontera, el borde, la diáspora y el desplazamiento son esenciales para muchos grupos y para el encuentro de migrantes allí en los cruces de caminos. Al debate le seguirá una actividad donde delinearemos el mapa de la diaspora. No hace falta traer ningún material. Todxs estáis bienvenid@s.
  • HerStories Book Club
    Following our first discussion of Andrea Levy’s Small Island earlier this month, HerStories will be revisiting the text to further explore the themes of migration and belonging, and whether ‘home’ is the place we come from or where we’re going.
  • 2pm-4pm: Mapping activity with Bookclubs
  • 2pm-3pm Presentation on the design for the new Feminist Library by Lucy Sanderson.
  • 3.30pm-4.15pm: ‘Campfire chat’ about Greenham Common
    Everyone is welcome for an informal chat about Greenham, and reflections on current movements. If you were at Greenham or are just interested come and share your thoughts.
  • 4.15pm-5pm: Drumming workshop

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