Archive for June 13th, 2012

June 13th, 2012

Update on Cambridge

We’re sorry to announce that Not Right are no longer able to play at this event! But fear not, fans of angry political feminism – we have an extra-special DOUBLE SET from Lashings to make up for it, with a particularly political twist!

We can also confirm that vegan and gluten-free food will be available from Clancey’s catering service: if you want gluten-free food, or have other dietary requirements you need met, please tell Clancey beforehand to make sure we have enough!

We are very grateful to everyone who has volunteered to assist us on the night: we PROBABLY have enough people, but there is one role that has yet to be assigned, and we’d especially like to know who can do it: a volunteer to supervise the safe/quiet space we will be providing. This role means that you are likely to have restricted view of the stage, and may need to have your attention elsewhere: if multiple people volunteer for this, we can organise shifts to make sure you don’t miss your favourite acts.

Some of the team are still looking for places to stay overnight in Cambridge – if you can help with these, please let us know.

Keeping a record of this sort of event is a very important thing to do: if anyone with a camera would like to film it, again, please get in touch.

Finally, given the size of our volunteer team for this event, we would LOVE if anyone with access to a badge-maker could make us some shiny and official-looking badges to help attendees identify volunteers on the night!

Thank you all  – can’t wait to see you there!

[cross-posted to Facebook]

June 13th, 2012

Moulin Rage III: Sedition on the Seafront – 18th July

A mere month after venturing off to Cambridge, the Cutlery Drawer comes down to the seaside for what we hope will be the first of many Brighton gigs! Reuniting a number of performers from the original Moulin Rage a year on, it’s sure to be a fantastic night – and all proceeds go to Survivor’s Network, the rape and sexual assault support service for Brighton and Hove.

WHEN: 7-11pm, 18th July 2012
TICKETS: £6 (£4 concs/unwaged) – buy here!
VENUE: The Brunswick, 1-3 Holland Road, BN3 1JF
FACEBOOK: click here!

THE ACTS:

The Mechanisms – immortal space-pirates on the run from their mad creator: blending steampunk, dieselpunk, folk, rock, and more than a dash of the theatrical.

Lashings of Ginger Beer Time – radical queer feminist burlesque collective: luxe Victoriana drag, thigh-high fetish boots, Broadway optimism and 21st-century political rage. Song, dance, stand-up, and sketches: titillation for the brain.

CN Lester – soulful and sensual musician: heartbreaking vocals, haunting piano, stripped-down alternative sound.

Sally Outen – hilarious transfeminist stand-up comedian: unpicking gendered expectations with the aid of velociraptors, moles, flies, snails, and cardboard cut-outs!

… and a selection of local poets, to be announced shortly!

ACCESSIBILITY: The Brunswick is wheelchair-accessible. The gig will take place in a room adjoining the main pub, which can be found through a door to the right of the bar area. Our room has its own toilets, which will be gender-liberated for the duration of the event. There is also a wheelchair-accessible toilet in the main pub, to the left of the bar area. We regret that there is no designated quiet space available: however, if someone requires supervised quiet space for access reasons, please contact us beforehand or approach a volunteer on the night and we will do our best to arrange something for you.

THE CAUSE: Survivor’s Network provides support in the Brighton and Hove area for female survivors of sexual abuse (whether recent or childhood), as well as the partners, families, and other supporters of survivors. They welcome trans women and are currently in the process of working out policy on survivors with other trans identities . They are currently seeking more volunteers, particularly those with relevant experience with LGBT issues.