Monday, 24 October 2011

MollyQueen @ LadyFest - Saturday 19th November

Saturday 19th November 11am onwards! (Craft fair finishes at 5)
Ladyfest is a community-based, not-for-profit global music and arts festival for female artists that features bands, musical groups, performance artists, authors, spoken word and visual artists, films, lectures, art exhibitions and workshops; it is organized by volunteers.

The festival will be taking place on November 19th 2011 starting with a craft fair and poetry in the daytime and going on through to the evening with live music, dj’s, art, performance and more, across 6 stages in 5 venues. A fabulous showcase of female comedians, singer/songwriters, DJs, musicians, crafters, makers, artists, photographers, poets and dancers.

The LadyFest venues this year are; The Maze, The Loft, Fade, The Lincolnshire Poacher and the Golden Fleece, all on Mansfield Road in Nottingham. Over the day, we will be showcasing some of the best female talent in music, literature, performing art and comedy, along with workshops, exhibitions and a craft fair, run by Mollyqueen, at The Loft.

The festival is run by volunteers, with all proceeds going to our two chosen charities, The Nottingham Women’s Centre and Family First Nottingham. (scroll down for links)

Heres a bit of info about the daytime proceedings:

***You wont need a ticket for the daytime events but all donations to our selected charities will be much appreciated***

Mollyqueen will be presenting a selection of craft stalls at The Loft, including work by Glamorous Glass, Gifts by Genie, Mwanabibi Sikomo, Lucy Kilbane, Claudia Schaaf, Adeline Jones and more. There will also be an Art exhibition and workshop with Chrissy Sabberton and a photography exhibition from Emma Neale at Miss Rain Photography. The Loft will be open from 11am through until the evening when it will become another music stage.

In the Lincolnshire Poacher (upstairs) there’ll be Literature and Poetry readings from some fabulously talented poets:

Nicola Monaghan
Rebecca S Buck
Sandy Hopton
Nicki Hastie
Pippa Hennessey
Victoria Oldham
Melanie Legge

Here’s a bit of info about the evening’s proceedings

***You WILL need tickets to access the venues in the evening. Click the link at the end of the post for more info.***

The acoustic venue is Fade, the hard to find cafe. Confirmed so far, artists include Meri Everitt, Delicata and Grace and the Magic Roots.

The Maze and The Loft will be our main band venues (after the craft fair finishes!) Acts include; Hooker, Obsessive Compulsive, Plague of Ares, Pussycat and the Dirty Johnsons, The Smears, Greta and the Guignolets, Kerosene Queen and Healthy Junkies.

The Lincolnshire Poacher will be this year’s comedy venue (upstairs) with comedy from Hectic Egg and more!

The Maze has kindly provided us with the use of the upstairs room so that the wonderful ‘Pleased To Tease You’ and ‘Dante’s Daughters’ can wow you with their dance.

The Golden Fleece will be home to our fantastic DJ’s, DJ Solstice, Stiff Kittens, DJ Elmo and Blonde Pony.

All of these venues are located within a few hundred-metre stretch of Mansfield road as it winds its way down into Nottingham City Centre. With so much to see and do, it’s well worth buying a ticket and helping both of these fantastic charities to continue with the amazing work they do.

Lets not forget that we are also celebrating the talents of so many women who make, sing, create, help, write, dance and lots more, as well as just generally being amazing.

There’s still time to be involved! If you’ve any ideas email us at or find ‘LadyFest 2011’ on Facebook. Bring on the redefinition of feminism!

Here’s the link for tickets…. Go on…. You know you want to…

P.S. a few men can come too… I suppose…


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