LIBERTAS! REMEMBERING YORK’S LESBIAN ARTS FESTIVAL
ORGANISER: Jane Traies
Facebook: Jane Traies
When: Thursday 9th March | 16:30-18:00
Where: Zoom Online Event.
Cost: Free. Book in advance at: https://bit.ly/Eventbrite-libertas
Access: Zoom automated captions.
DESCRIPTION: Come along and hear about an event that shaped lesbian culture for a decade. From its beginnings at St John’s College in 2000, to its glory days at York Racecourse, the York Lesbian Arts Festival (YLAF) was far more than just a literary festival. It remains an icon of lesbian history. And if you remember YLAF, please come and share your own memories.
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USING WRITING TO PROMOTE SELF-CARE AND SELF EMPOWERMENT: INSIGHTS FROM A LOCAL PROJECT
ORGANISER: Dr Melanie Forster
Tel: 01904 323190
When: Thursday 9th March | 11:00-12:00
Where: Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building, University of York YO10 5DD. https://bit.ly/UoYdirections
Cost: Free. No booking necessary, just turn up.
Access: Wheelchair accessible, accessible toilets, hearing loop.
DESCRIPTION: Learn about a group writing project and try the techniques for yourself! Dr Melanie Forster will report on her collaboration with Kyra, a local charity who support women to make personal positive changes. Members complete a six-session therapeutic group experience using expressive writing to strengthen resilience and support emotional wellbeing. Melanie will review the content and its impact upon members, and lead participants in an optional writing exercise. All welcome.
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POSTPONED – POSTPONED – POSTPONED
DUE TO BAD WEATHER. WE PLAN TO REORGANISE FOR SUMMER 2023
EL TENDEDERO -THE CLOTHESLINE PROJECT
ORGANISER: Natasha Lovel
When: Thursday 9th March | 11:00-16:00
Where: Kings Manor, Exhibition Square, York, YO1 7EP.
Cost: Free. No requirement to book, anybody can show up on the day with their contributions, or materials for making messages will be supplied on the spot.
Access: Wheelchair accessible. Volunteers on site to help participants write about their experiences, if they wish. Information about the event, and submission form for those not able to attend but wishing to take part, available beforehand on Facebook page or by emailing Natasha, and here.
DESCRIPTION: Monica Mayer’s ‘El Tendedero/The Clothesline Project’ (1978), asked people in Mexico City to discuss their experiences of sexual harassment and pegged their words or images on a clothesline, to elevate people’s voices. This gained global resurgence, being used as a public visual intervention to forge communities and raise awareness of the impact of sexual harassment in schools, hospitals, universities and churches, from Germany to Japan – and now York. A recording of Monica Mayer discussing her work will also be available.
ONLINE DISCUSSION WITH MONICA MAYER, 6th MARCH 6pm
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CANCELLED – CANCELED – CANCELLED
THE DANCEFLOOR PROJECT (For women and non-binary people only, aged 18-25)
ORGANISER: Pilot Theatre in association with York Explore present THE DANCEFLOOR PROJECT created by Bolshee Projects CIC & York St John University Institute of Social Justice
Pilot Theatre: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01904 635755 Web: www.pilot-theatre.com
Facebook: pilottheatre. Twitter: @pilot_theatre. Instagram: pilot_theatre
Bolshee Projects CIC Web: www.bolshee.com Facebook: Bolshee Instagram: @bolsheecreativeprojects
When: Thursday 9th March | 17:00-18:30
Where: York Explore, Library Square, Museum Street, York, YO1 7DS. https://exploreyork.org.uk/york-explore
Cost: Free. Pre-booking is required via Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/dancefloor-tix. Booking from Thursday 9th February 2023; if you need help with booking, phone 01904 635755
Access: Ramped/sloped access; accessible toilet; changing place; limited disabled parking; wheelchair accessible. Full details at: https://bit.ly/Explore-access If you have access requirements in order to take part, such as BSL interpretation, please contact email@example.com or phone 01904 635755.
DESCRIPTION: The Dancefloor Project brings people together to explore ways we can make everyone feel safe and reduce sexual harm in public spaces. Join us on our interactive pop-up dancefloor where you make the rules. Take up some space, soak up the vibes, bust a move, pick up a pen and tell us your demands.
What would make you feel safer on the dancefloor?