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Anna Halprin, original score for In the Mountain/On the Mountain, 1981. Courtesy of Anna Halprin Papers, The Elyse Eng Dance Collection, Museum of Performance + Design.

Anna Halprin, original score for In the Mountain/On the Mountain, 1981. Courtesy of Anna Halprin Papers

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Who Would Be Free Themselves Must Strike the Blow

Two-Day Gathering with a Preamble

18 Jan 2019 - 20 Jan 2019

To mark the closing of Still I Rise: Feminisms, Gender, Resistance, join us for a two-day gathering where multiple voices will question the production of feminist discourse, resistance strategies, gender abolition and more. 
Expect workshops, talks, music, performances, food and screenings, exploring social movements, protest, violence, care, the commons, rituals and witchcraft. With contributions from Maria Puig de la Bellacasa, Barby Asante, The World in Which We Occur, Jota Mombaça, Shadow Sistxrs Fight Club and many more!
This gathering is centred around three main ‘circles’ or discussions, keeping the format open and creating an environment of conviviality and sharing. 
Circle 1: Social Movements / Protest / Direct Action
Circle 2: Care / The Commons / Land
Circle 3: Futures of Gender / Transfeminism
A limited amount of travel bursaries are available. Please inquire by emailing Mercè at
Refreshments and childcare will be provided throughout the day. Please email Mercè to let us know if you're bringing your children.
Some workshops have limited capacity. Please, arrive early to Registration to avoid disappointment.
Fri 18 Jan, 6-10pm
Preamble and Live Music
6pm - Registration
7-9pm - Welcome Dinner.
Join us for a delicious dinner to start the weekend with a feminist-inspired two-course vegan and gluten-free meal, devised by Ottar head-chef Becca Dye. If you want to join us for the dinner it's only £15 per person. Booking in advance is necessary as spaces are limited (payment in advance will be necessary). Bookings ended.
9.30-10.30pm - Live music act by Charismatic Megafauna. More>>
Sat 19 Jan, 10.30am-6pm
Gathering Day 1 
10.30am - Registration
11-11.30am - Introduction by Irene Aristizábal (Nottingham Contemporary) and Rosie Cooper (De La Warr Pavilion) co-curators of Still I Rise: Feminisms, Gender, Resistance.
11.30am-1.30pm - Circle 1: Social Movements / Protest / Direct Action
With contributions by Elif Sarican, Övül Durmusoglu, and Becka Hudson. More>>
1.30pm - Lunch Break 
2.30-4.30pm - Circle 2: Care / The Commons / Land
Screening of Fabrizio Terranova's film Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival followed by a talk by Maria Puig de la BellacasaMore>>
2.30pm - Workshop/performative gathering: This Rabbit is Looking Up by Luisa Ungar. More>>
4.30-6pm - Performance: The World in Which We Occur (TWWWO) by Margarida Mendes and Jennifer Teets. More >>
*Due to unforeseen circumstances, Barby Asante's performance Declaration of Independence has been cancelled.
Sun 20 Jan, 10am-2pm
Gathering Day 2
10am - Registration
10.30-11.30am - Consciousness Raising Session with Notts Trans Hub. More>>
11.30am-1.30pm - Circle 3: Futures of Gender / Transfeminism
Contributions by Élisabeth Lebovici, Jota Mombaça, Lito Kattou, and Kay Cameron. More>>
1.30-2.30pm - Workshop: Gay Plants, a how-to-guide: Queer Your Own Nihilism and Compost the Gendered Existent. By Kay Cameron. More>>
2-4pm - Workshop: Apocalypse Survival School by Shadow Sistxrs Fight Club. Specifically catered for Young People between the ages of 15-25 years old. More>>
Booking required
Download the full programme in pdf below or here.