Venue: 24 Kitchen Street
Times: 18:00 - 22:00
International Womens Day
Friday 8 March 2019
6-10pm Music, Food and Things to Do (Free Entry)
10pm-4am After Party with Manara, Giovanna, Tiz (From £5)
24 Kitchen Street, Liverpool
Raising funds for Refugee Women Connect
Supported by 24 Kitchen Street and Culture Liverpool
6-10pm Stall Holders / Contributors:
Hyper Hyper Photography in collaboration with SisBis has created a zine looking thoughtfully at the relationships built between women; discussing the value and nuances of such relationships alongside the detrimental effects of them, so as not to decide upon a binary of what is a good relationship and what is bad, but to look at our relationships at a personal and individual level to reflect what the shared experience on a larger scale is. This is the first in a series of zines and submissions for later issues are welcome continually.
Plant Swap Liverpool aims to unite and support the growing houseplant hoarding community by creating meet-up events allowing people to bring along their pre-loved plants and cuttings to share and swap them with others. They aim to create a friendly environment for people to share their interest and meet those similar in a time when people are increasingly choosing to bring green life into their homes. At our events, they love to support local female artists and craftswomen by creating a free space for stallholders to sell their handmade goods. At the event they’ll be holding a mini Plant Swap station and space to talk about and share plant care tips for new plant parents as well as chatting about what it’s like to set up community events.
A nod of appreciations to the labor of love women bring to a kitchen, which often goes unrecognized in the culinary world. Alice Lilley will be servicing up some delicious home cooking, inspired by mothers. Expect some tasty GF and vegan cakes, as well as hot savory food.
The Period Project (Merseyside) formerly known as The Homeless Period Liverpool will be creating some menstruation inspired art, to reclaim the language that has been used surrounding menstruation and the feelings it has caused us. They will also be collecting menstrual products to be made up into our care packs they distribute throughout Merseyside so donations are welcome.
Exhibitchin’ will be holding a pop-up crafty workshop: CRAFT + ACTIVISM = where craft and activism meet to reclaim domestic art and create lovely things. They will be providing craft materials in the style of the decorations you may usually see at their events. The workshop is FREE but we will have a bucket accepting donations RASA Merseyside from participants.
Rebecca Eddington welcomes you to bring along your unwanted clothes, swap them and make a donation to Refugee Women Connect. It’s a more ethical and sustainable way of updating your wardrobe and not supporting the fast fashion supply chains where so many women are trapped in oppressive working conditions.
Kat Wright invites you to take part in her banner making workshop.
Refugee Women Connect Choir will be giving a showing of some of the songs they have been learning recently.
After Party DJs
Famed for her blends and live desi edits, Manara started DJing 10 years ago because her University radio station wouldn’t give her a show. She has since played all over Europe and America and is affiliated with two labels – Fade To Mind and Night Slugs.
Having learned English from scousers and dancing from ‘Paris is Burning’, Giovanna serves up high tempo Brazilian, cosmic disco, house and highlife to rooms of Liverpool’s shameless and fierce dancers on the regular. Her NTS residency features catchy vocal hooks and anything that has big driving percussion sections.
Nina is one third of Liverpool collective, Humble Abode. Based in Liverpool, they’re focused on creating a safe and inclusive clubbing environment while bringing you the best talent the scene has to offer.
Tiz is the Tate Liverpool resident DJ/playlist curator in exhibition spaces.
She is part of the Anti Social Jazz Club collective and has played before Gilles Peterson, Alexander Nut, Makaya McCraven (live) and at On The Corner Festival, Liverpool. Tiz has done a few guest mixes for us (SisBis) on Melodic Distraction.
Refugee Women Connect
Refugee Women Connect exists because women asylum seekers and refugees face inequality and are denied social justice. Refugee and asylum-seeking women can be vulnerable and isolated, not knowing what their rights are or how to exercise those rights.
Refugee women have to overcome many barriers to accessing services and support and even when asylum seeking women have been able to get support they face being moved on at short notice to another area where they have no support networks. The women engage with us at an important turning point in their lives where they have left an abusive or conflict situation and are trying to deal with the huge change to their lives that this brings about at the same time they are trying to navigate the complex asylum process.
SisBis is a collective that puts on parties that aim to be inclusive and full to the brim with good vibes and good music. Lisa, Giovanna and Eliza make each event an opportunity to host an artist that inspires them. Guests have included Nabihah Iqbal, Donna Leake, Mim Suleiman, Mr Bongo and resident Giovanna. They pull a friendly crowd who are not scared to go wild on the dance floor. All profits of their parties go to Refugee Women Connect.
The event is supported by Culture Liverpool and 24 Kitchen Street.