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  • 17 September 2009

Michelle Tea

The feminist festival returns to the capital

After the success of last year’s month-long lady-focused extravaganza, Edinburgh’s own feminist festival has gone for a more boutique look this year in the lead up to the Gude Cause event (look out for our feature next issue).

Still, they’re packing a whole lot of power into a weekend: a comedy night with the very ladylike Sian Bevan on Thursday, workshops and a gig featuring some splendid and exciting local female artists on Saturday, a secret and reputedly awesome movie night at Brass Monkey on Sunday, and, most excitingly, a very rare chance to catch the brilliant San Franciscan performance art and poetry collective Sister Spit, headed up by Michelle Tea, on Friday night.

Check out for full listings info. Various venues, Edinburgh, Thu 24–Sun 27 Sep


We know that women are great, but it's nice to have a festival to celebrate their achievements in and contribution to arts, culture and society. This year coincides with International Women's Day which is lovely. As well as workshops and discussions, Friday sees performances from Lucy Duncombe, Liene Rozite and Julia…

Ladyfest at the Bowery

Workshops in punk knitting, theatre combat, herbal creams and more, all in celebration of the XX chromosome. 'Part of Ladyfest'.

Ladyfest Gallery Walk

Walk and talk about women in art. 'Part of Ladyfest'.

LadyFest Comedy Night

A celebration of all things funny and female, with laughs aplenty coming from Kim MacAskill, Jay Lafferty, Liz Ely, Sian Bevan and Susan Morrison. French fancies, doilies and bad taste raffle tie the night together. Part of Ladyfest

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