Events listings related to artists featured in the archive, or drawing on the work of the archive.
Fundraiser for the Feminist Library
TERRYAZOOME World /Greek /Jazz Band LAUNCH OF DEBUT ALBUM ‘XANA’ Saturday 13 October 7-11pm
WOMA (World of Music & Arts Assists), established in 2005, is a charitable trust made up of a small team experienced in working in Africa, helping women who have been widowed, or disadvantaged through war, famine or Aids, by giving small educational grants to help women gain skills that will help them support themselves and their children. www.womatrust.org For more information: email@example.com Terry (Teresa) Hunt 07725-044884 www.TERRYAZOOME.com
Recommended NEW double CD from the Anti-Capitalist Roadshow: ‘Celebrating Subversion.’ Features many of the women artists who are in the archive such as Frankie Armstrong, Sandra Kerr, Peggy Seeger and Janet Russell plus other musicians including Grace Petrie, Palestinian Reem Kelani, Roy Bailey, Robb Johnson, Leon Rosselson, Jim Woodland and Ian Saville. Available from Fuse Records on http://www.redmagic.co.uk/anticap/index.htm ”The Anti-Capitalist Roadshow is a collective of singers and songwriters, plus one magician, opposed to the ideologically-driven austerity programme imposed by this millionaire government on all but the elite, and in particular on the poor, the vulnerable and the disabled. In response, we have brought our songs and magic to enthusiastic audiences across the UK with the humble aim of raising spirits and giving hope and heart and a smile or two to those angry at this injustice. We are part of the resistance to a capitalism that functions only on behalf of the wealthy, that aims to shrink the public sphere and privatise public services, including the NHS, and that is destructive to the planet. We are part of another way of looking at the world.”
Josefina Cupido gigs http://www.elephant3.co.uk/gigs.html
Elephant Trio at Karamel Doors open 7pm first set 8pm price: £8 / £7 (concessions) Josefina Cupido (vocals & percussion); Paul Nieman (trombone, bass trumpet) ; Steve Lodder (keyboards) The food is glorious. The music will be stimulating. The atmosphere will be electric. The evening will be worth it Download a flyer now!
Thursday 31st May Karamel, 4 Coburg Road Wood Green London N22 6U 0208 829 8989 Elephant Trio + One Woman One Drum + Wild Card (Duo with Alison Rayner – Bass)
Thursday 21st June Karamel, 4 Coburg Road Wood Green London N22 6U 0208 829 8989 Elephant Trio + One Woman One Drum + Wild Card (Duo with Alison Rayner – Bass)
Thursday 12th July Karamel 4 Coburg Road Wood Green London N22 6U 0208 829 8989 Elephant Trio + Josefina Cupido (One Woman One Drum) + Inner Space: Loz Speyer, trumpet / flugelhorn; Chris Biscoe, alto sax / alto clarinet ; Rachel Musson, tenor / soprano sax; Olie Brice, double bass; Paul Clarvis – drums
30th April: Josefina Cupido live in performance at the Karamel Club in ‘Start the Week’ – three musical acts: Wild Card Duo, One Woman One Drum and Elephant Unplugged
Electric Landladies Unplugged Saturday March 24th.The Horsebridge, Whitstable, Kent. Tickets from box office 281174Laka D…vocals,piano Sarah P…vocals,perc Deirdre Cartwright…guitars Ann Day…cajon,drums Diane McLoughlin…accordion,sax Alison Rayner…double bass,ukelele
TERRYAZOOME Tuesday 27th March 2012 8:00pm until 11:00pm £5
Servant Jazz Quarters (http://www.servantjazzquarters.com)10a Bradbury Street, London N16 8JN Phone 0207 6848 411 (This is the street parallel and ‘behind’ the Vortex in Gillett Square, which has some car parking) Buses: From Liverpool Station 149 (N149) Other routes 67, 243 (N243), 30, 76, 38 (N38), 56, 277
TERRYAZOOME (Terry-a-zoom-ay)- http://www.terryazoome.com - is the anglicised version of a Greek word that means ‘we click/are well matched’. TZ is not a jazz, Greek, African or Latin band though it contains elements of all these musical forms. This soon becomes obvious via the eclectic compositions of the band’s leader, Terry Hunt (guitar, bouzouki) and the virtuosity of jazz players Diane McLoughlin (saxophones), Alison Rayner (bass) and Greek lead bouzouki player Angelos Georgakis. Add to this mix, Winston Clifford one of the finest and most sought after drummers on the U.K. jazz scene and you have a band whose music is as eminently enjoyable as it is unclassifiable. Not having a lead singer, TZ is lucky enough to call on friends to guest with the band. Lorraine Jordan provides her wonderful and warm voice and Irish Bouzouki to perform some of her own material and the song she covered on TZ debut CD XANA (which means ‘once more/again’) due to be launched this spring. Website http://www.lorrainejordan.net
The Vortex Jazz Club
11 Gillett Street
Bookings 020 7254 4097
Doors 8pm First Set 8.45pm
£10 Concessions available
ARQ Bassist and composer Alison Rayner steps to the fore with a new jazz, latin and funk-inspired quintet. More usually seen driving the rhythm sections of Deirdre Cartwright Group, the Vortex Foundation Big Band and Blow the Fuse club nights, her compositions are influenced by artists as diverse as Charlie Haden, Jaco Pastorius, Bill Evans, Pat Metheny, Afro Cuban dance music and European folk…
Diane McLoughlin saxophone Deirdre Cartwright guitar
Steve Lodder piano Winston Clifford drums Alison Rayner double/electric bass
“Big warm acoustic sound, faultless time, tuning and taste and creative solo ability – Alison clearly belongs in the front rank of contemporary bassists” Digby Fairweather
Metamorphic are a contemporarysong-based jazz/folk sextet led by pianist Laura Cole. Their debut album, ‘The Rock Between’, was released to critical acclaim on the
F-ire label in April2011.
Their music has been called ‘refreshingly feminine’ (Jazzwise), ‘brave, honest yet beguiling’ (Jazz UK), and as having ‘rare strength and beauty’ (All About Jazz).
Chris Williams, alto sax (Led Bib), John Martin, tenor/soprano sax (The John Martin Quartet), Kerry Andrew, vocals/loops (Juice Vocal Trio), Tom Greenhalgh, drums (World Sanguine Report), Paul Sandy, double bass (The Dead Victorians) and Laura Cole, piano/rhodes/composer/arranger (Juxtavoices)
Greek Cypriot Women’s Organisation with Budd Music present
W.O.W!!! WOMEN OF WORDS!!!
10th November 2011- 7.30pm
A Celebration of
…WOMEN’S WORDS in POETRY and SONG… * FREE *
Hosted by Eve Polycarpou, Leukaemia society patron and award winning performer recording artiste
WITH SPECIAL GUEST PERFORMANCE POETS & SINGERS INCLUDING Julie McNamara – Performance poet and winner of 2010 South Bank Show award … Lorraine Jordan – Singer-songwriter over 4 album recording artiste … The poetry of Panayioda Zeniou - Published poet of 4 books … Chora Voices – New singing group, led by Eve Polycarpou
PLUS MANY MORE TALENTED WOMEN WITH THE W.O.W FACTOR!!!
Michaelitsa Taliathorou, Marina Skayia, Claire Oberman, Anna Savva, Francesca Rogerson, Polly Cox, Tina Georgiou, Carmen Harris, Jo Ross
Greek Cypriot Women’s Centre Denmark Road Haringey N8 ODZ * FREE charity event with donation buckets * fully wheelchair accessible
Sunday, November 20th 7:00pm – 11:00pm
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Road London N1 9JB
The very first CLIT ROCK: an event to raise awareness and funds for Daughters of Eve a non profit organisation that works to protect girls and young women who are at risk from female genital mutilation (FGM). Daughters of Eve seeks a world where girls are safe and free from all forms of gender-based violence, and where FGM is eradicated within our generation. Join us in hopeful celebration!
Live Acts: We Rock Like Girls Don’t; She Makes War; Dana Jade; Dark Moon; Thrush Metal Gaggle Art & DJS; Music Is My Boyfriend DJs Spoken Word artists Colleen Allen & Fran Lock Daughters Of Eve http://www.dofeve.org/
Tickets: £12 (£8 concessions) For more details or to reserve: 020 7381 0441 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Female composers have fought for years against the perception that writing music is a man’s game.
This misperception will be challenged at a concert on 4 November 2011, St James Piccadilly, London, to celebrate 100 years since the formation of the Society of Women Musicians (SWM).
The concert will include pieces written by women in the early and mid twentieth century against a background of suffrage, feminist campaigning and social change. These will be juxtaposed with specially commissioned responses from three contemporary composers Amy Cunningham, Lynne Plowman and Rhian Samuel.
On Standby - Amy Cunningham: Suite for Two Violins - Ruth Gipps; Fall of the Leaf -Imogen Holst; Four Aspects - Daphne Oram; Siren Song - Lynne Plowman; Moon and Birds - Rhian Samuel; Songs for Chamber Ensemble - Ethel Smyth. Performed by Adam Green, Diana Moore and the Centenary Ensemble, Conducted by Andrew Morley. Featuring singers from Brighton University.
The concert celebrates the 60 year history of the SWM and its members’ significant contribution to the development of British music – a contribution which until recently has been overlooked.
Before the First World War, Frances Hefford Cocking, an excited young woman composer, traveled from Huddersfield to London to present her works to the SWM. She wrote to her mother “after I had left the piano and gone back to my place they clapped until I bowed once more”.
The 21st century commissions for the project will respond in a variety of creative ways, reflecting the diverse creative practices of the composers. For example Plowman is rearranging her work Siren Song (2007) for Ethel Smyth’s ensemble of wind and vocal, whilst Cunningham’s On Standby for voice and video is part of a series of works investigating the role of women in the assimilation of pioneering technology into culture is a response to Oram’s legacy and Samuel’s Moon and Birds is a new song cycle which illustrates her long-standing collaboration with poet Anne Stevenson as well as setting poems by Emily Dickinson.
Sing for Joy is a community choir for people with Parkinsons Disease and similar conditions, their friends and carers. We are all sorts of ages, types and genders; all that we have in common is that we have an illness, or care for someone with an illness, and that singing with others makes us feel better. Singing is the Perfect Tonic http://www.carolgrimes.com/pages/workshops/sing_for_joy_info.php
The Knitting Circle
Written by Julie McNamara
The end of an era. Cochrane Theatre is closing. Their parting shot will be the premiere of Vital Xposure’s ‘The Knitting Circle’, exposing the stories of Britain’s madhouses.
Wed 21 & Thurs 22 September 2011 at 8pm
Cochrane Theatre, Southampton Row, London WC1B 4AP
‘Person Fit to be Removed’ This is a chilling glimpse into the secret world of the asylums closed in the ‘80s. Written from authentic survivor testimony, this production is a celebration of the irrepressible human spirit.
|All performances are BSL-interpreted
Audio-described on Thurs 22nd
Rachael House’s Feminist Disco events. Each day during her Fine Art MA show, Feminist Disco, Rachael House will be DJing with singles played on dansette record players.
As part of Feminist Disco Rachael has invited guests to perform, DJ and speak, putting the ‘disco’ into ‘discourse’.
All events are free and take place in Rachael’s exhibition space in Camberwell Art College, 45-65 Peckham Road, London, SE5 8UF. All welcome. Regrettably Camberwell art school has no disabled access.
For more information please contact email@example.com
Friday 2nd September at 4.30pm- Deborah Withers
Deborah Withers will present material from the Women’s Liberation Music Archive and will instigate a discussion based around questions of process. This presentation will offer opportunities to listen to the music and collectively reflect on what it means to consider acts of cultural production – and the wider trajectories of cultural memory – as grounded in processes, actions and events. How does it transform our relationship to history and can it?
Saturday 3rd September 3.00pm- Lucy Whitman
This discussion with writer Lucy Whitman will touch on the politics of feminism, punk and the anti racist movements of the 1970s and early 1980s and their continued relevance today.
As Lucy Toothpaste, Lucy Whitman created the feminist and anti-fascist fanzine JOLT in 1977, and wrote for Temporary Hoarding (Rock Against Racism) and Drastic Measures (Rock Against Sexism) in the late 70s and early 80s. She wrote about women and popular music for Spare Rib regularly from 1978 – 1982. She was in two women-only bands: The Neons (1976) and Sole Sister (1981 – 82). Check out a recent interview with her, about women and punk by Cazz Blase which appears on feminist blog the f word.
Monday 5th September 5.00pm- Anne Robinson
Anne Robinson performance- Protest Your Love
A manually selected live jukebox featuring feminist favourites with an element of chance…
Anne Robinson is an artist working with painting, film & songs and is a senior lecturer in film at London Met University.
Wednesday 7th September 5.00pm- The Hissterics fanzine launch party
Fanzine launch for legendary 70s women’s band The Hissterics, featuring very special guest DJs. Refreshments available.
Thursday 8th September 7.00pm- Hackney Secular Singers
Hackney Secular Singers are the best punk choir in the world.
The Hackney Secular Singers (aka the Punk Choir) have been meeting every Monday for three years of co-operative musical bliss, devising alternative arrangements for new wave classics like ‘Psycho Killer’ and ‘Germ Free Adolescents’. Previous gigs range from Hackney Wicked Festival through the School of Life to the Dublin Castle with some flash mob singing in between… and they welcome new members!
Saturday 21 August 2011
The York Street Band reform to play the York Latin Street Festival!
Saturday 20 August York Street Band warm up gig!
Recommended: Triptych: the Music of Eliane Radigue. A retrospective of the work of the pioneering electronic music composer which includes her collaborations with other musicians such as Kaffe Matthews, creator of the Sonic Bed and former Fabulous Dirt Sister (see the Fabulous Dirt Sisters). Read an interesting interview with Eliane in The Guardian.