21 OCT 2017
DEEP TRASH IN THE UNDERWORLD
Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club
Saturday 21 October 2017
20:00-02:00 (last entry midnight)
£6/8 (adv.) – £8/10 (door)“Once upon a time, in the depths of East London, there was a red brick house known as the Workers’ Club…
The story goes that the week before All Hallows’ Day, the building underwent a vicious queer spell.
Horrifying monsters, creatures ascending from the dark and burnt witches were raised from their ashes.
A dead forest started to grow through cracks in the walls, Voodoo rituals, profane ceremonials and wicked sorcery were performed until the sun sent them all back to the underworld.…”Deep Trash is back with a reincarnation of a to-die-for night of live art! Punk witches, cruising and cursing, afro-futurist Voodoo, leaky rituals, feminist sigil magick, queer zombies, camp vampires, anti-capitalist hell-raising, blood-spilling… and many other supernatural experiences!
Dressing up, skin shedding or shape-shifting highly encouraged!
More info at >>>> https://www.cuntemporary.org/deep-trash-in-the-underworld/
5 MAY - 9 MAY 2017
ONCE UPON A TOWN
Negli spazi di Siderurgica Romana forniture di acciaio per l'edilizia, sin dal 1948 luogo depositario delle vicende legate alle trasfomazioni urbane e sociali dell'asse tiburtino; si incontreranno due artisti che con le loro rispettive ricerche si faranno testimoni delle trasformazioni urbane delle loro città di origine. Due polarità opposte dell'Europa: Manchester e Bacau. Un'azione performativa che per tutta la giornata di sabato 5 maggio vedrà coinvolti Adrian Cretu poeta Rumeno e Sophia Gardiner artista visiva inglese. Il progetto è curato da Maria Chiara Calvani che per l'occasione realizzerà un video sulla storia della struttura e del suo rapporto con il contesto urbano dal dopo guerra ad oggi con la partecipazione dei lavoratori.
Durata: ogni 1 h.
Sabato: 10:00-14:00, Sabato: 14:00-20:00
8 MAR - 10 MAR 2017
Exhibition for International Women's Day curated by Sophia Gardiner with Migrants Supporting Migrants featuring artwork created by MSM's students and teachers.
The exhibition will open on Wednesday 8th March at 12pm in Room 22 in the Methodist Central Hall on Oldham Street, Manchester City Centre (M1 1JQ).
Poet and performer Afshan D'souza Lodhi will also be performing at the opening event.
19 MAY -
25 JUN 2016
Curated by Emily Rusby and featuring artists from Manchester and across the UK ‘Factory’ is an exhibition bringing together a range of practices and discourse from the selected artists to explore the theme.
Factory is an exhibition that will bring together the many narratives interwoven within the theme to explore how these narratives play together within the works. Set against the industrial backdrop of Manchester the exhibition will feature artist from across the North East and UK. Each work has been specifically chosen for its particular investigation and portrayal of the theme; from the repetitive nature of factory production to the individualism, politicisation and the realities of what Factories are. The diversity of the work elevates the show from an simple exhibition to a discussion between the works, the audience and the artists about how the themes are represented and discourse they form within each other.
Selected Artists: Romily Alice, Ness Donnelly, Sophia Gardiner, Christine Lawley, Jane Lawson, Rebecca Long , John Lynch, Kati Niemelä, Emily Simpson, Lauren Steeper, Pete Treglown, Maria Walker
PV 19th May
Special Opening Event 2nd June
The exhibition will be open every Saturday 11 – 5 until the 25th June
7-12 MAR 2016
"STOPJECTIFY" - JESS DE WAHLS // GALLERY DIFFERENT, LONDON // EXHIBITION
A group exhibition highlighting the damaging effects of objectification, imagining & creating CHANGE! Curated by Jess de Wahls.
The exhibit takes place from 7th March at Gallery Different in central London (private view is on the 8th March- International Women's Day!)
Visit http://www.bigswingingovaries.com/stopjectify/ for more information!
25 FEB 2016
11AM - 12PM
"INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY ZINE" - MIGRANTS SUPPORTING MIGRANTS & MIGRANT ECHOES // WORKSHOP
Migrant Echoes & Migrants Supporting Migrants will mark International Women's Day on 8th March 2016 with events during the week held in Manchester and Crumpsall.
In preparation for the event, ME and MSM will be bringing women from the organisation and from the wider community together to attend a collaborative workshop to produce creative zines that will be available to purchase at these events.
Anyone who wishes to participate is welcome to attend the workshop which will be held in the Methodist Central Hall every Thursday 11am-12pm in the run up to International Women's Day.
The workshop will be run by Sophia Gardiner, Migrant Echoes' project worker and visual artist.
If you would like more information on the workshops, please contact her at sophie(at)migrantsupport.org.uk
25 JULY 2015
8PM - 9PM
"WE WILL MEET THEM AT THE AIRPORT WITH HAMPERS" - ARTISTS AGAINST AUSTERITY // WORKSHOP
MINERS COMMUNITY ARTS & MUSIC CENTRE
I'll be leading a workshop at the Artists Against Austerity event at the Miner's in Moston.
Participants are invited to create hampers for asylum seekers, refugees and migrants to welcome them into Manchester, in a show of solidarity against the government's institutionalised efforts to make the UK a 'hostile environment' to migrants and refugees.
Please bring anything you think should be included in a nice gift basket to help new arrivals settle in, and as much cellophane/ wrapping paper, ribbon and baskets as you can!
There will also be a workshop from the Baker's Union, and music from Fly Casual, The Second System, Walk Like Fool Does and Some Young Lad.
Entry is £3 on the door.
More information here.
16 JUNE -
21 JUNE 2015
11am - 9pm
DIS/PLACED // EXHIBITION
SHOREDITCH TOWN HALL
380 OLD STREET
A week-long programme of events in response to global demographic shifts and unprecedented levels of human displacement.
Featuring over 40 artists working across visual art, film, photography, Live Art, performance and design, dis/placed considers the experiences of people who are ‘staying temporarily’, sometimes for generations, in stateless limbos, detention centres, refugee camps or urban settlements – living within a country’s borders yet outside its political, legal and civic life.
dis/placed invites audiences to explore the exhibition and participate in a daily programme of learning labs, workshops, performances, interventions and screenings.
Produced by Counterpoints Arts in partnership with Live Art Development Agency
For more information, visit here.
25 JUNE 2015
6pm - 8pm
FEMINISM (n.): PLURAL // EXHIBITION
WOMAN MADE GALLERY,
685 N MILWAUKEE AVENUE,
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60642,
The guiding premise of “Feminism (n.) Plural” is that feminism is not a monolithic movement but instead an ever-evolving concept. There is no capital F “Feminism” acting as the Law to which its subjects must blindly adhere—that, of course, is the very definition of Patriarchy. There are instead plural feminisms through which people of various gender identifications, ages, and cultural and ethnic backgrounds espouse and enact their belief in a just and equal society. The thematic concept behind the exhibition “Feminism (n.) Plural” is intentionally broad, including work in all media whose form and/or content addresses feminism in daring, unexpected, and potentially controversial ways.
More information here...
31 MARCH -
5 APRIL 2015
11am - 7pm
Y NOT? // EXHIBITION
159 BETHNAL GREEN ROAD,
Join Sweet ‘Art in March for their next hotly anticipated show Y Not?, a multi media exhibition in aid of International Women’s Day. Y Not? will explore the theme
of femininity, feminine identity and women’s day with a focus on the female form, gender identity, feminist issues, social and political issues and constructs and personal accounts and perspectives. Works will celebrate, critique, challenge, ridicule and reflect notions of femininity in our society and internationally, created by artists identifying as any gender.
More information here...