The Shape Your Culture project, run by EB London, ran a market stall at the Southbank Centre’s World of Women Festival for International Women’s day. The young women working on this project spent the day informing and inviting festival guests to be part of their creative activism. You can see beautiful images of the interactive installation they created here: http://www.shapeyourculture.org.uk/gallery/
At the same time the SYC team from Basildon toured their ‘Anti-Essexism’ artwork around London, inviting onlookers to question and re-think the Essex-girl stereotype.
For the SYC team the countdown to our big conference showcase in July now truly begins. Here is more info on the projects in progress: http://www.shapeyourculture.org.uk/syc-groups/projects/
The AnyBody UK team ran a workshop at the Southbank Centre’s Women of the World Festival for International Women’s day. The workshop was titled ‘She Said What!? Women’s Bodies Shaped By Words’ and invited participants to discuss and challenge the damaging ways in which we talk about our own and each others’ bodies.
It was attended by around 100 participants, and gave rise to thoughtful moments of contemplation, identified shared moments of struggle, and raised challenges to us all to do things differently. Ideas for change were tweeted live during the event. You can read an account of the workshop here: http://the-flick.com/wordpress/2013/03/the-flick-at-wow-festival-she-said-what-womens-bodies-shaped-by-words/
A book that contains the contributions of 50 amazing women, and describes just 50 out of many more shades of feminism, was launched on March 9th at the Women of the World Festival at London’s Southbank Centre. The book was conceived and edited by Lisa Appignanesi, Susie Orbach and Rachel Holmes, and it was a treat for EB UK to celebrate with them. The launch was filled with vibrant wonderful voices, as many of the contributors read extracts from the book to a buzzing audience.
More information about the book launch: http://wow.southbankcentre.co.uk/events/fifty-shades-of-feminism/