Good News - the Library is on its way to a new home – but not for a while!
We are very pleased to announce that we have reached an agreement with Southwark Council to let us stay in our current home until we move into new premises. Our plan is to move into a space at OKRS
(Old Kent Road Studios), a new venue on the Ledbury Estate, SE15, which is transforming 60 vacant garages into spaces for workshops, studios, a café, and many learning and cultural activities. We hope our space will be ready for us to move into by next Spring, but of course there is a lot of work (and fundraising!) to be done in the meantime, so we’ll keep you posted.
Massive thanks to everyone who has supported us so far, signed our petition, donated and volunteered, it has made an enormous difference. We look forward to your continuing support for the next exciting phase of our journey.
Support our move - Become a Friend
Although we have found a new home our fight is far from over, as we will still need to fundraise to afford the higher rental costs at OKRS, to make our units ready, and provide new shelving and other equipment. If you love the Feminist Library and would like to see us continue for another 40 years, please consider becoming a Friend. From as little as £3 a month (or the equivalent each year), you can help preserve Feminist Herstory and our priceless collection of books, periodicals and archives. Please sign up here today: http://feministlibrary.co.uk/support/friends-scheme/
Like to know more? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday 20th October, Thursday 27th October, Thursday 3rd November and Thursday 10th November, 7 to 8:30pm at the Feminist Library
After the power and transformations shared at Kat Hymas’s feminist Affective Yoga and meditation workshops, and the moving and inspiring feedback from them, there have been requests for more classes. So...
Kat will be running a 4 week course exploring the relationship between feminist feelings or emotions and yoga (physical postures, breathing and meditation) with a focus on healing! When we get involved in feminism we often experience emotions, such as pain, anger, hope and wonder. We hold these emotions in our physical and emotional bodies. Embodied feelings show us why transformations are so difficult, but also how they are possible.
During this course we will explore the emotions we embody as a result of our feminism(s), releasing the pain and anger to approach change from a place of peace and love, and build on and strengthen the hope and wonder we have in ourselves to continue to fight for change in our societies.
Each week will take a different but connected theme. Open to all levels - you don't need to have prior yoga experience. For more information and to book your place: Email email@example.com
or Facebook @affectiveyoga
The cost of the course (all 4 classes) is based on a sliding scale (£40 unemployed/£50 part-time employed/£60 employed) and will donate to the 'Save the Feminist Library’ campaign.
Feminist Library at the Anarchist Bookfair
Saturday 29th October, 10:00am - 7:00pm
Park View School, West Green Road, London, N15 3QR
Come and visit the Feminist Library at the Anarchist Bookfair where will be running a stall. Browse our unique collection of feminist books, literature and zines, stock up on a Feminist Library tote bag or two, and find out what we are up to and how you can get involved. http://www.anarchistbookfair.org.uk/
Challenging Inequality: A Workshop for Women Historians in UK Universities
Friday October 14th, 9.30am - 6.00pm. St Hilda's College, Oxford
The publication in 2015 of the Royal Historical Society’s report on Gender Equality and Historians in UK Higher Education highlighted a number of concerns about the persistence of barriers to gender equality in British universities. Professors Senia Paseta and Selina Todd, co-Directors of Women in the Humanities, invite women historians currently employed in British universities to a one day workshop on Challenging Inequity in our Discipline.
× Prof Mary Vincent (Sheffield) and Prof Nicola Miller (UCL), authors of the RHS Gender Report
× Trudy Coe, Head of the Equality and Diversity Unit, and Prof Jane Humphries (Oxford)
× Prof Jo Fox (Durham) and Prof Lynn Abrams (Glasgow)
The workshop will be organised around a series of panels so that all participants will be able to share their own experiences and ideas. Tea, coffee and lunch will be provided, but we will ask for a £10 voluntary contribution on the day. Information link Registration is essential.
Guerrilla Girls: Is it even Worse in Europe?
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High St, E1 7QX
1st October 2016 – 5th March 2017
The Guerrilla Girls
’ new exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery revisits their 1986 poster stating ‘It’s Even Worse in Europe’. It explores diversity in European art organisations, presenting responses to questionnaires sent to 383 directors about their exhibitions programme and collections. Deploying their strategic combination of humour, information, bold graphics and subversive use of public space, their latest campaign includes a banner installed on the front of the Gallery and a display of posters and new research. http://www.whitechapelgallery.org/exhibitions/guerrilla-girls/
For Books Sake - That's What She Said: Halloween Spoken Word Spooktacular
Wednesday 26th October, 7:00pm – 10:00pm
London: The Book Club, 100-106 Leonard Street, EC2A 4RH.
Manchester: Polari @ Via, 30 Canal Street, Manchester, M1 3EZ.
Join For Books Sake in either London or Manchester (maybe not at the same time – that would be a bit too spooky!)) on 26th October for their Spooktacular ‘That's What She Said’ nights. Fancy taking a turn at the mic yourself? Email for more info firstname.lastname@example.org
FLA - Feminist and Women's Libraries and Archives Network meeting
Saturday 19th November, Feminist Library
An opportunity for women’s repositories and their users to discuss issues of common concern. This meeting will include a discussion of copyright issues. Come and visit the Library from noon and bring your lunch. The formal meeting will start at 1:30pm.
Please contact email@example.com
for further details.