A collaboration of cutting-edge activist and art queer organization have come together to raise funds for the unique documentary, Rebel Dykes. Groups as diverse and as inspirational as Kuntinuum, Sexual Avengers, East End Strippers Collective, Queer Tours of London, and of course the magnificient Drag Kings, Queens and Inbetweens Festival invite you to a very special event.
Early in the evening, Kuntinuum is running one of their ongoing salon (discussion group) for queer-female and non-binary gendered identified creatives, which Claire Kurylowski curates and organise with collaborators. This one will be titled, “The Blatant Lesbian Image”, and will examine the lack of erotic queer-female, non-binary and lesbian images today compared to the 1980’s and 90s. On the panel will be Siobhan Fahey, producer of Rebel Dykes; Lulu Belleview, editor of Quim and On Our Backs and Producer/Director of Dyke ‘88, a film about lesbian life in San Francisco in the 1980s; Tara Brown, Programmer and Curator at DIY Film Festival and Claire Kurylowski.
Drag Kings, Queens and InBetweens Festival publicly celebrates the rainbow diversity of transfolk , camp men, butch women, hairy bears, femme dykes & muscle marys, bi-queers & St8 mates who love us – all are welcome at our kiki.With special guest cabaret, drag, DJ’s and more they will be Recreating the Drag In Yer (DIY) face rebelliousness and sexually subversive activism that confronted Parliament over Section 28, fought for fair treatment of people with HIV & AIDS and created porn and erotica for women by women as a way of challenging sexism and cis/het feminist denial of lesbian/butch/dyke/queer/
Throughout the evening will be special surprises by East End Stripper Collective, Sexual Avengers and other activist group.
REBEL DYKES is a documentary about a bunch of kick ass post punk dykes in London, UK, 1980s. Before riot grrl, REBEL DYKES changed the world! The evening is the London Launch of the Rebel Dykes crowdfunder, which is running from March 12th to April 10th. All funds (after expenses to performers and payment to venue) will go to help Rebel Dykes finish their film. http://livetree.com/
Sliding scale, pay on the door – £5/7/
DIY Space For London (DSFL) as a venue is a bit off the beaten track, but was chosen as its ethos reflects that of the Queer Activist groups running the night, and Rebel Dykes film. It is a cooperatively-run social centre located in South London, just off Old Kent Road. They run on a members’ club model so that everyone has equal say in how the place is run. The space works to promote the ideas of mutual aid (helping each other) and cooperation (working together). Providing a welcoming space for everyone, including those whose voices and contributions are not always heard or appreciated, is a top priority for them. With the shortage of queer accessible spaces in London today, we have to use new venues, and spread our love around. Access information available here: https://
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DSFL is a member’s club. Open to members and their guests only. Join atdiyspaceforlondon.org
Advance party rendezvous at Retro Bar 4pm http://