Naomi Wilcox who has recently joined Coventry Women’s Voices is interested in setting up a feminist Culture Club. This would complement the campaigning work of Coventry Women’s Voices and create a space to enjoy cultural activities, discussions share news etc. See below for a message from Naomi. Please forward to anyone you think might be interested.
Coventry Feminist Culture Club (or other suitable name!)
Discussion, books, film, theatre, talks, art, debate, poetry, exhibitions, news review, inspiration.
A group to enjoy feminist cultural activities together as well as promoting meaningful discussion between feminists.
To create friendships, give encouragement and stir to action!
As well as promoting and facilitating visits to relevant cultural events, e.g. a theatre trip, the group could meet on a regular basis (perhaps once a month) to hold discussions on various topics, review books, share news etc.
I’ve created a Facebook group to help organise/advertise events, let people know about other feminist activity they may be interested in and to act as a central forum.(It’s still looking pretty basic at the moment – search Coventry Feminist Culture Club and hit JOIN!). I would also create an email list to let everyone know about events that way (for those who aren’t on FB).
If you are interested in being a part of this group, (to attend as often or as infrequently as you like), please email me or join the Facebook group.
To start as we mean to go on….Firstly,
If anyone is interested in going to see NORA at the Belgrade Theatre on Thursday 16th February at 8pm (with a post show discussion), I’m trying to organise a group to go. There has already been some interest.
See here for more info about the play, it’s based on Ibsen’s play A Dolls House and looks at women’s roles in the home.
It has been difficult to get exact numbers of those interested so what I suggest is if you would like to come along, book yourself a ticket and request it for row D (or if full C) – at the moment both rows are entirely empty.This way we will be sat near to one another. Does this sound like an ok way to do it? (I thought it might be easier at this stage than one person making a bulk booking and others having to owe someone money.) I would suggest that everyone going meets in the bar/cafe before hand from 7pm onwards, so we can meet up, say hi and introduce ourselves. Let me know if you’re interested in coming along!
I’d like to arrange a date for a first informal get together, to find out who’s interested and what people want out of this group.
I thought as well as talking about our thoughts for the group itself, it might be nice to kick off with an open discussion on the topic ‘What does feminism mean to you?’ It would be a nice way to get to know each other a bit.
Before I set a date (sometime late Jan/early Feb?), If you are interested could you let me know if there is a particular weeknight which would be better/worse? And any suggestions for a suitable place to meet (Maybe Browns? Or is that too noisy? I thought also maybe the Townwall Tavern behind the Belgrade, it’s a bit quiter in there)
Get in touch if you’re interested!
Hope to meet some of you soon,