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Events 15 – 21 July


diaryHere are some dates for events for and about women for the week 15 July – 21 July.


July 15 Black Women In The Arts present Bashiyra ‘The Voice’ at The Vortex Jazz Club, 11 Gillett Street, London, N16 8AZ at 8pm

This is part of The Dalston People’s Festival, and Black Women In The Arts (BWA) present Bashiyra ‘The Voice’ with guest support Onita Boone from Germany and introducing Xenia (UK) at a special acoustic pre-album launch: her second album ‘Independent’ and an EP are imminent.

A multi-award winning singer, songwriter, producer and arranger, Bashiyra has shared a stage with the likes of Patti La Belle and Diana Ross, and performed at the opening of the Paralympics.

With an eclectic repertoire spanning reggae, dance, neo-soul, funk and jazz, Bashiyra has an ability to captivate, move and entertain her audiences. Tonight she is joined by Wayne Brown on piano (Ruby Turner/Earth Wind and Fire).

The Dalston People’s Festival, is a week-long programme running from 13-21 July, of political and cultural events organised by community group Hackney Unites.

Proposed events include a ‘Human Library’ where visitors would meet Dalston residents such as artists, asylum seekers, bankers, politicians and students who would talk about their lives.


July 21  Kate Smurthwaite and Jessica Fostekew

at the Round Table pub, St martin’s Lane, off Leicester Square, London, WC2N 4AL at from 7.30pm

Kate Smurthwaite in The News At Kate 2013: My Professional Opinion

Comedian and activist Kate Smurthwaite is often found on TV and radio shows like BBC Breakfast, The Moral Maze and The Big Questions. Her unashamedly high-brow, left-wing, feminist, atheist show asks how and why we form and change our minds. For more info, click here.

Jessica Fostekew in Moving

Jessica’s wonder-filled third show regales us with the glorious realities of moving in with a hoarder and out of a crack den full of nurses with giant dogs like zebras. So don’t worry, it’s not all about transport and crying (it is a bit about crying). She’s been busily in and out of trouble and up and down the world but luckily she stands (almost) still for an hour in this show, just to tell you all the funniest things about moving.

All profits kindly donated to Eaves, a charity working with women who are victims of violence.


One hundred years ago thousands of women walked to London from all across Britain, starting from as far away as Lands End and Newcastle, converging in Hyde Park, London on 26 July 1913.

This year a fabulous woman in Brighton is co-ordinating a route from Brighton to London starting on Sunday 21 July and ending in Hyde Park on the Saturday 27 July.

It will be split into sections so that people can do a whole day walking, or half a day, or just meet us somewhere for lunch.

For more info about Walk for Women, and the other walks being organised throughout the country, click here.

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