Monday, 2 April 2012

Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who came to LadyfestEASTLondon! We were totally overwhelmed by how many people came and we've made loads of cash for our chosen charity.

And a BIG THANKS to our wonderful bands, to the gals who held workshops, to those who ran stalls, and to our lovely volunteers who made everything go with a swing.

Watch this space for more female-friendly events and fun times...

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Full programme revealed...

Less than two weeks to go guys and gals, and our final programme is revealed!

Don't forget we're at  Hoxton Bar and Kitchen, Hoxton Square, London.

April 1st 2012: Doors open 2pm.

Buy your tickets here! £5 in advance or £6 on the door- this includes entry ALL DAY. We're raising money for local charity NIA.

2.45-3.45pm- Days for Girls WORKSHOP

What if not having tampons or pads kept you isolated during menstruation?

• No study for days.
• No income for days.
• No access to hygiene ... for days.

It happens every day worldwide to women in impoverished communities.
Join Days for Girls at LadyfestEASTLondon in making washable menstruation kits to be distributed across the globe.

No need to book: Just turn up!

4.00- 5.00pm- Alpha Betty collage WORKSHOP

Share the Ladyfest message with the streets! Join Alpha Betty in creating a collaged paper protest pennant to add to the LadyfestEASTLondon bunting.
Come and cut, paste, draw, scribble, letraset and stencil to add to a collaborative string of artwork that we'll hang around Hoxton Square!

No need to book: Just turn up!

5.15-6.15pm- Urban Gardening WORKSHOP

Author Helen Babbs, author of My Garden, the City and Me: Rooftop Adventures in the Wilds of London reads from her book,
and gives you tips and inspiration for creating your own garden, however little space you have. PLUS- We will supply pots, seeds and compost
so you can start your own little piece of urban paradise!

No need to book: Just turn up!

Live Entertainment

6.45- 7.20pm

Poetry and comedy from:

Rachael Allen

Emily Hasler

Viv Groskop

Live music

7.30-7.50pm- Minnie Birch

8- 8.30pm- Pettybone

8.45-9.15pm- Thought Forms

9.30-10pm- Lilies on Mars

PLUS- Dancing til late!

Get your dancing shoes on….

LadyfestEASTLondon DJs spin classic tracks from girl groups to riot grrrl to the best of the new female music scene!

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Venue change!

We're excited to reveal that due to unprecedented demand we're moving LadyfestEastLDN to HOXTON SQUARE BAR AND KITCHEN.

Same time, same awesome stuff, and if you've bought your tickets already they'll be valid.

Buy your tickets here! £5 in advance or £6 on the door- this includes entry ALL DAY. We're raising money for local charity NIA.

Friday, 9 March 2012

Line-up revealed!

We are SO excited to reveal the line-up for LadyfestEASTLondon - hitting the Electricity Showrooms in Hoxton 1st April 2pm-1am.

Live music from:


Lilies on Mars "weave dreamy guitar and synth lines, hypnotic vocals and psychedelic sounds". Their site is here.


Epic trio from the south-west - their music is described by Drowned in Sound as "Crushingly heavy, shifting from an opening exploratory drone to towering riffage". Their site is here.


These guys describe themselves as the "voice of the voiceless". They also ROCK. Here's their site.

There's also poetry from EMILY HASLER and RACHAEL ALLEN.

And comedy from the Guardian's VIV GROSKOP!







Urban Gardening


DJs and dancing


Much, much more to come...

Buy your tickets here! £5 in advance or £6 on the door- this includes entry ALL DAY. We're raising money for local charity NIA.

Friday, 24 February 2012

Exciting plans...

So, check out our new logo!

This makes it all official and stuff!

We've been squirrelling away behind the scenes, and will soon be able to make an announcement about all the good stuff we've got planned - including BANDS, COMEDY, WORKSHOPS, ZINES, CAKES, MERCH and much much more!

We're still looking for hands-on types who might like to give a workshop. Ace at fixing bike punctures? Know how to do a 1940s hairstyle in a five minutes flat? Drop us a line at, we'd love to hear from you.

Also: ZINES! If you make a zine, we'd love to sell it for you on our stall. All we'd ask for is a wee contribution to our chosen women's charity. Again, drop us an email.

Hope to hear from you soon… and don't forget we're on Facebook and Twitter: @LadyfestEastLDN.

Love, LadyfestEAST xx

Monday, 30 January 2012

Welcome to LadyfestEASTLondon

Yes Ladyfest is BACK and we want YOU!

Ladyfest East London will be a volunteer-run event on 1st April 2012 in Hoxton Square, London featuring music, zines, workshops and a whole plethora of other positive stuff!

This will be a great chance to meet like-minded people, promote female artists, raise money for charity and have a great time!

To be a part of it, please email by the 11th Feb! We can't wait to hear from you xx