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The Feminist Library story – preserving herstories, by any means necessary

The Feminist Library story – preserving herstories, by any means necessary By Magda Oldziejewska It feels like the right time to reflect on the Feminist Library struggle to stay alive. The story is not just about a campaign to keep

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Summer Fayre 2017 Review

Summer Fayre 2017 Our Summer Fayre took place on Saturday 12th August, with much activity from top to bottom of the building. Stall holders packed into the meeting room, selling beautiful handmade wares, zines, children’s books, and so on, while

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Sara Pascoe’s Edinburgh Preview Show

Sara Pascoe’s Edinburgh Preview Show Review by Maya Rose Maya took part in our Friends Scheme prize draw and won a pair of tickets to see Sara Pascoe, who has been kindly supporting the Feminist Library. Here is Maya’s review

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The Power by Naomi Alderman

‘The Power’ by Naomi Alderman, Viking, 2016 Winner of the 2017 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction Review by Sarah O’Mahoney What would happen if women suddenly possessed a fierce new power? ”She throws her head back and pushes her chest forward

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Am I Normal Yet? by Holly Bourne

‘Am I Normal Yet?’ by Holly Bourne, Usborne Publishing, 2015 Review by Lorna Harrington Primarily aimed at teenagers, this book covers all the usual topics we would associate with a young adult novel: alcohol, sex and relationships, to name but

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Encountering the Feminist Library

Encountering the Feminist Library. One Latin American’s Chronicle By Jael da la Luz Being a migrant woman in a country where you lack friends or family networks, and you have to “start your life from scratch” is not easy. This

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Latinx Activity Programme at the Library

Latinx Activity Programme at the Library We are delighted to announce that we will be running a series of activities with the local Latin American community over the next several months. Thanks to funding by Oscar Murillo we will be

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‘56 Artillery Lane’ a Raven Row Exhibition – Review by Anna Pigott

A cluster of rooms in a 18th Century Huguenot weaver’s house in Aldgate has recently been sent back in time to the spring of 1974, as ‘56 Artillery Lane’, a group exhibition at Raven Row which takes inspiration from the

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Visit to the Lesbian Herstory Archive by Eva Megias

At the beginning of May I visited New York for the first time. I wanted to walk around Manhattan and get a sense of the city. I enjoyed overhearing people’s conversations on park benches, many of them in Spanish, and

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SYRUP Issue #1: A review by Lizzie Blair

SYRUP Issue #1: A review The first edition of SYRUP zine boasts an eclectic compilation of art and literature exploring the themes of sweetness, liquidity and viscosity in a slick, professional publication. Founded by Emily Briselden Waters and Grace Crannis from

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