SuffraJitsu Day

Sunday 26 May

Throughout 2018 clandestine collaborators D.N.W. (Deeds Not Words – artist, filmmaker Di Mainstone and musician Mandy Wigby) celebrated the Vote100 centenary. D.N.W. created a string of guerilla art stunts which they filmed to celebrate some of the extraordinary stories of the Suffragettes through a 21st century lens. Surreal, subversive and playful, their films explore these tales through experimental costume, music and creativity.

This year they have created a new film called SuffraJitsu. Come along to the premiere and see how the Suffragettes fought back using martial arts!

The programme throughout the day includes a launch screening of SuffraJitsu + Q&A, the first 3 D.N.W. films, Girl Gang workshops, martial arts demos and more. On the booking form please tick which bits of the day you’d like to see.

Sunday 26 May
Programme of activities;

4.45pm the first 3 Chapters (short films) by  D.N.W (Deeds Not Words)

5pm SuffraJitsu Launch Screening plus Q&A with D.N.W. (Deeds Not Words)

5.30pm Martial Arts demo

6.10pm re screen of SuffraJitsu

6.15pm Workshops with Girl Gang:

Girl Gang Resistance workshop
Find your voice, build confidence and resilience  with Girl Gang’s bespoke  one hour workshop that combines movement and theatre, exercise, discussion and games.
Girl Gang Fanzine workshop
Create your own Suffrajitsu fanzine using collage and/or illustration and let the world know which tales of wonderful / warrior women inspire you.

(or just hang out and have a drink with new found friends)

7.15pm film screening.

Tickets £5.50 adv. MOTD     

The venue is accessible for wheelchair users (a carer ticket can be provided) do get in touch if you need any assistance or have any questions.

The event is female focused but men are welcome to the screenings, Q&A and fanzine workshop too.

The event will be filmed and photographed. The Resistance workshop won’t be filmed.

SuffraJitsu is currently open to those aged 18+.

This project is supported by the BFI Film Audience Network as part of Changing Times: Women’s Histories. The SuffraJitsu short film is being created as a result of, and seed funded by, the British Council’s FamLab 2018.

Sorry no refunds available.

Artwork by Anja Uhren.

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