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Festival EventThis event is a part of Radical Book Fair 2023: Revolutionary Feeling series. Click to view more from this festival.

Our Thread of gold: Feminist Performance (and Open Mic)

Featured Speakers

Catherine Joy White, Gemma Cairney, Georgia Bartlett-McNeil and performers tbc

This event is a part of Radical Book Fair 2023: Revolutionary Feeling series. Click to view more from this festival.

Please check ticket info for this event below, incl. information about access.

Writer and film-maker Catherine Joy White and Edinburgh polymath Gemma Cairney - whose book the Immortal Sisterhood comes out next year - are joined by fellow artists for a poweful, joyful excavation of art and creativity!

This is an event exploring legacy, the collective and autonomy. There will be discussion, open mic and craft as we attempt to thread our own networks of gold.

In This Thread of Gold, writer and film-maker Catherine Joy White takes on the legacy of revolutionary women from across time and space, giving a platform to emotional nuance, individual motivation and richness of expression.

White’s gorgeous celebration of resistance and sisterhood and the artists which seeded it, is the inspiration for a night of discussion, performance and artistry.

We'll begin the night with a discussion, followed by readings and performances, a break for air/drinks and then we have time saved for an OPEN MIC, inviting up artists whose work engages with themes of feminism, sisterhood, resistance and resilence!

OPEN MIC: If you would like to perform as part of This Thread of Gold, please note slots are max 5 minutes, please email us (rbf@lighthousebookshop.com) by 4pm on Friday 10th November with your name, topic, possible tech requirements & acceptance of our safe spaces policy. We'll draw up a list of as many artists as possible on the night, which performers can check their names against when arriving at the event.

Our Speakers

Catherine Joy White is an actor, writer and gender expert for the United Nations.

*Please note that masks will be required at this event (as with all Lighthouse events).

*Accessibility: All events will be professionally filmed & livestreamed. The Roxy is wheelchair accessible (including toilets) and we'll have provisions for neurodivergent guests including stims, quiet space and colour-coded lanyards.

*Events are £5 or free -we completely understand paying for one or two events and then getting free spots for others. The Radical Book Fair is entirely bookshop run and ticket sales are vital to keeping the fair sustainable and paying all our speakers so all support is heartily welcome!

*Featured books: The book & ticket option will select the most recently published book at any given event, if you’re not sure which book you want or don’t want that featured book, then buy a £5 voucher ticket that can be used for any of the books below.

Featured Books