Join us for the ultimate feminist Christmas party, with a zine, art and craft fair; interactive workshops; and film screenings throughout the day.
We'll also have a zine library, a panel talk and the most finely tuned holiday playlist! Expect an immersive alternative Christmas environment with traditional influences such as carols, festive foods, stocking embroidery and card making but with more glitter and less awkward relatives. The venue will be decorated inside and out, sprawling out around the docks with artist performances and DIY sculptures.
Check out the full line-up below:
ZINE, ART & CRAFT FAIR
Self-publishers and makers will be taking over the Royal Albert Wharf, selling their wares. Come support your local women & non binary artists. You’ll almost defiantly find the perfect gift for your favourite feminist or the perfect satirical card for your not so favourite relative.
PERFORMANCES, SCREENINGS, GRRRL ZINE LIBARY
Working with the traditional medium of Christmas Carolling, artists Ruth Spencer Jolly and Electra Lynne-Gold reimagine Mrs. Claus, plus we're collaborating with Girls On Film LDN to screen seasonal themed work by contemporary femme film makers. In addition, short films contemplating ideas surrounding home and Christmas from feminist and queer perspectives will be shown throughout the day. If you're an artist and would like to submit your film, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Making a special appearance is the Grrrl Zine library installation, home to over 300 feminist and queer independent publications.
Card Making with Polyester Zine
Bad taste angels of Polyester Zine are making Christmas cards and you’re invited. Bring your frills and bows and make a Christmas card you probably shouldn’t send to your nan.
Draw and collage your own bunting flag from Christmas wrapping, with inspiration from female rappers with artist Lucie Russell. The bunting will be wrapped around the nearby bridge and exhibited for the rest of the day. All ages welcome.
Learn the basics of Screen-Printing and create your own personalised tote bag or A4 prints with Artist Eva Gold.
Artist Gini Dickinson will teach you how to embroider your own Christmas stocking and give you a skill you can develop at home while you settle into your sofa for the holidays.
Free & Materials included.
Zine Making with ROADFEMME
ROADFEMME is a bi-annual intersectional newspaper zine that showcases raw, honest storytelling in a variety of creative methods, catapulting marginalised voices worldwide.
Learn how to make a mini Zine using simple folding techniques, some pagination and lots of collaging and we’ll see you behind a table at the next fair.
Make decorative baubles to give your tree some sass this season, with Artist Bex Pannett.
‘All I want for Christmas is Utopia’
Interested in taking part in Grrl Zine Presents: Feminist Christmas Fair? To apply for a table, submit your proposal here.
The ground floor of R.A.W Labs is fully accessible.
Food stalls with vegan options will be available.