Feminist Film of the 1970s and 80s – 26th April, Women’s Theatre in the 1970s and 80s – 27th April

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the start of the Women’s Liberation Movement in the UK

This year Conway Hall celebrates the 50thanniversary of the beginnings of this movement that would radically question and change society, culture, and gender roles.

We will be running a joint benefit there, with Unfinished Histories, on Feminist Film and Feminist Theatre from the 1970s and 1980s.

Feminist Film of the 1970s and 80s
Friday 26th April, 7.30pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL
Tickets £10,£12,£15, available here

This event will include screenings of rare 1970s films including A Woman’s Place, the 1971 film about the first International Women’s Day march and the 1970 Body Politic conference at Ruskin College, documentaries on feminist nursery campaigns, on Women’s Aid and the movement to set up refuges, and on young women’s community groups.

Women’s Theatre in the 1970s and 80s
Saturday 27th April, 7.30pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL
Tickets £10,£12,£15, available here

An illustrated talk with extracts from performances from the period, including Jane Arden’s ground-breaking 1969 Vagina Rex and the Gas Oven, and work by companies like Monstrous Regiment, Spare Tyre and Theatre of Black Women. Followed by:
9.00pm: Siren– a performance by the legendary lesbian feminist band (and former theatre company).

Special offerticket for the whole weekend available for £17,£20,£25, available here

Both events are Benefits to support the work of Unfinished Histories: Recording the History of the Alternative Theatre Movement www.unfinishedhistories.com and The Feminist Library

Feminism in Camden in the 1970s and 1980s
Until the end of April 2019
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL
This year Conway Hall celebrates the 50thanniversary of the beginnings of The Women’s Liberation Movement. The Women’s Liberation Movement (WLM) in Britain began in 1969 with the first consciousness-raising groups, many of them in London.  Women got together to share their experiences of jobs, relationships, their bodies, domestic work, sexuality, education, children, political involvement, and most importantly, began to identify their individual personal experiences as political.
The exhibition runs to the end of April 2019 in the Brockway Room, marking the explosion of activism in the WLM locally through the posters produced for some early feminist marches and campaigns, and for an array of innovative women’s theatre companies.

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