This summer, the Feminist Library will take up residence in contemporary art space, The Showroom, located near Edgware Rd, bringing elements of the Library’s fascinating collection to new audiences and offering a programme of free events.
The Showroom’s gallery space will be transformed into a pop-up Library, featuring materials from the Feminist Library’s collection for visitors to browse, comfy seating, tea-making facilities and kids’ activities. Open to all members of the public the space will offer a place for discussions, creativity and meeting new people.
A variety of different workshops will run, including Women of Westminster, a set of three workshops for those who identify as women living locally to explore their experience in the area and produce a collaborative book. Two creative writing workshops from writer and psychologist Sina Sujatha Schwache will focus on identity and overcoming stereotypes. Artist Liv Wynter will give a workshop for young people, and a discussion on Housing will bring together different campaigners to share ideas and mutual support.
The project will culminate with a community party open to everyone on Saturday 11th August, featuring food created by local women entrepreneurs, as well as presentations of creative work produced during the workshops.
Minna Haukka, the Feminist Library’s current artist in residence will create a new art installation for the space, taking inspiration from the Library.
Also occupying the space will be Expressions, a creative collective exhibition by local young people under 18, who identify as female and as a person of colour.
The Feminist Library on Loan at The Showroom and Expressions are part of Create Church Street, which seeks to engage the local area with the arts. Funded by Westminster City Council.
Full programme of workshop dates will be announced shortly – email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place and with any enquiries.