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Feminist Film of 1970s & 1980s

26th April 2019 · 7:30pm - 11:30pm

In person | Virtual event

 Feminist Film of 1970s & 1980s


Two events celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the start of the Women’s Liberation Movement in the UK

Feminist Film of 1970s & 1980s – 26 April at 19:30

Women’s Theatre in the 1970s & 1980s – 27 April at 19:30


Ticket for one event only: £10/12/15

Special offer – a limited number of tickets will be available for entry to both events, at the reduced price of £17, £20, £25.


The Women’s Liberation Movement (WLM) in Britain began in 1969 with the first consciousness-raising groups, many of them in London. Women got together to share their experiences of jobs, relationships, their bodies, domestic work, sexuality, education, children, political involvement, and most importantly, began to identify their individual personal experiences as political.

This year Conway Hall celebrates the 50th anniversary of the beginnings of this movement that would radically question and change society, culture, and gender roles.

Friday 26th April 7.30pm: Feminist Film of the 1970s and 80s
Tickets £10/12/15 (or tickets for the two days are £17/20/25)

Includes screenings of rare 1970s films including A Woman’s Place, the 1971 film about the first International Women’s Day march and the 1970 Body Politic conference at Ruskin College, documentaries on feminist nursery campaigns, on Women’s Aid and the movement to set up refuges, and on young women’s community groups.

Saturday 27th April 7.30pm: Women’s Theatre in the 1970s and 80s
Tickets £10/12/15 (or tickets for the two days are £17/20/25)

An illustrated talk with extracts from performances from the period, including Jane Arden’s ground-breaking 1969 Vagina Rex and the Gas Oven, and work by companies like Monstrous Regiment, Spare Tyre and Theatre of Black Women that radically changed how women’s experience was expressed on stage, found new audiences, new vocabularies, new subject matter.
Followed by:
9.00pm: Siren- a performance by the legendary lesbian feminist band (and former theatre company)

Both events are Benefits to support the work of Unfinished Histories: Recording the History of the Alternative Theatre Movement
and The Feminist Library

Exhibition – The exhibition Feminism in Camden in the 1970s and 1980s runs to the end of April 2019 in the Brockway Room, marking the explosion of activism in the WLM locally through the posters produced for some early feminist marches and campaigns, and for an array of innovative women’s theatre companies.

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