CALM DOWN, DEAR: A Festival of Feminsim
A three week festival of theatre and performance, cabaret, comedy, short films and lively discussion about feminism: what it meant then, what it means now, and why it’s resurgent.
There’ll be brand new shows, special commissions, input frm leading feminist thinkers and provocateurs, and a critical eye turned on gender inequality, the sexualisation of society, everyday sexism, and much more.
The last thing it’ll make you do, dears, is calm down.
Beta Public curated by Tom Martin & Pat Ashe
Fri 8th November | 7pm | Book tickets
London’s only night of videogames and performance returns, in a special edition exploring feminism and gaming.
Pretty Ugly by Louise Orwin
Sat 9th November | 7.30pm | Book tickets
This show is about you rating me based solely on my looks… It’s also about a recent world wide trend of teenage girls posting videos on YouTube asking viewers to rate their looks.
Weird Sisters by Chris Goode
Sat 9th November | 9pm | Book tickets
From Gertrude Stein to Hannah Silva via Edith Sitwell, Nancy Cunard and Yoko Ono, Weird SIsters is a cross between a collage, a playlist and a ritual of thanks – a personal selection of extraordinary works by pioneering women across the territories of poetry and performance art.
Everyday Sexism commission
Sun 10th November | 7.30pm | Book tickets
In autumn 2013, CPT issued an open call for submissions to present new works-in-progress on the theme of “everyday sexism”. Tonight, we present three short commissioned pieces responding to that theme.