LaDIYfest is back for its second year, returning to Sheffield for three days of music, talks and workshops. As the name suggests, both issues affecting women issues and DIY culture are high on the agenda, and there will be practical activities and empowering discussions aplenty. Friday night kicks off with journalist Juliet Jacques talking about media representations of trans people at the Harland Cafe, followed by a mix CD swap. Saturday’s workshops at the Quaker Meeting House, run by local groups and visiting speakers, cover issues ranging from class and feminism to street harassment, body image and abortion rights, and there will be chances to get your creative juices flowing with activities such as LGBT creative writing and feminist craftivism. All this takes place alongside stalls and distros, and there also will be a children’s area and vegan refreshments. The festival picks up pace on Saturday evening, with bands and DJs at Penelopes, before winding down for a Sunday chill-out day at the Harland Cafe featuring acoustic music and spoken word, accompanied by a feminist quiz, clothes swap and short film screenings. LadDIYfest is sure to he a fun and thought-provoking weekend, and all funds raised go to local women’s charities Survivors of Depression in Transition (SODIT) and the Young Women’s Housing Project.

Fri 2 – Sun 4 Nov, Sheffield, Various times, venues and prices,

Fri 2 Nov - Sun 4 Nov
Natalie Bradbury
Published on:
Thu 1 Nov 2012