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Review – Summer Fayre 2017

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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Review – 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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Review – ‘56 Artillery Lane’ a Raven Row Exhibition

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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Review – Visit to the Lesbian Herstory Archive

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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Review – SYRUP Issue #1

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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Review – Crafternoon

Last month Maria and I held a Crafternoon in the Feminist Library periodicals room. This was the first time we had set up and ran our own event at the library so we were both excited and nervous. Having both

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Review – Feminist Library at Uniqlo Tate Lates

We had a blast at our pop-up at February’s Uniqlo Tate Lates, which celebrated women in art! There were fourteen thousand visitors, and many took part in Feminist Library events. We had zine making with Rachael House and our photo

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Review – Feminist Library at the Women’s March

The Feminist Library was very pleased to carry its banner among the thousands of people on the London Women’s March on 21st January. As the most visible manifestation for some time highlighting women’s struggles, it was very encouraging, but of

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