Art and Activism


On Thursday I’ll be going to the Leeds LadyFest Art and Activism fundraiser at LS6 Cafe on Hyde Park corner.

Featuring the work of local artists your can buy, the night will include three inspiring speakers talking about their work in West Yorkshire that aims to support and liberate women. The speakers include the amazing Hollaback! West Yorkshire, which promotes speaking out about street harassment, Object Leeds, that have a long history of campaigning against patriarchal sexualisation of society, including ‘lads’s mags’ and sex encounter venues, and Al Garthwaite from Feminst Archive North-which as a librarian I am extremely excited about.

The evening starts at 7.30, with speakers from 8, is donation on the door entry and should be a nice angry way of starting your Bank Holiday, if anyone else fancies it.

Leeds LadyFest will be on the 19 October and all proceeds at the end will go to Support After Rape and Sexual Violence Leeds (SARSVL) and Women’s Aid.


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