Sep 292010

Feminist Soapbox was a successful event packed with workshops, discussion spaces and activity!

Saturday saw feminists come from all over to facilitate workshops, and the turnout was impressive, with an estimated 70 – 100 people in total taking part in workshops.

In the evening we all wound down to some feminist stand up comedy, a polyphonic balkan choir, inspiring live revolutionary italien songs, musical talent from Hungry Bellies, and then danced the rest of the night away with Scragfight.

People brought and shared delicious treats with everybody at the brunch on Sunday and then took part in a relaxed herb study workshop, got creative in the art space, and had fun in singing and comedy workshops. There were also informative discussion spaces exploring poverty, international campaigns, zine herstory, and feminist approaches to body image.

We are now in the process of collecting feedback on the weekend and evaluating and documenting the event…

We need you!

If you came along and took part in the weekend  (in whatever way big or small) then we would really like to hear from you!

What did you like about the event? What was done well?

What wasn’t as good? What should have been done differently?

What workshops did you enjoy most/least?

What would you like to see given more/less of a focus at future events?

This was the first time Ladyfest Edinburgh and the Edinburgh Anarcha-Feminist Kollektive have organised a weekend event like this, and we want to make it better!

Please send us your feedback by filling in the comment form at the bottom of this page.

A note from Ladyfest Edinburgh…

“Thanks to everyone who came along and made Feminist Soapbox happen. creating an inclusive space where people can share ideas and experience is a crucial ingredient in keeping feminisms sustainable. for me this was the most perfect weekend. talking about parenting, gender, art, direct action, learning new skills, listening and laughing, talking to new people, dancing and singing along to great bands(….all without drugs, alcohol, pretence.)”

I took a few photo’s during the weekend, but most of the time I forgot. we would really love to make a zine and have a document of this weekend so if anyone has any photos or feedback then please do get in touch. thanks!

you can email photos to ladyfest at: info[at]

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