Where did all the black women in history go?

In an interview some years ago, African-American actor Morgan Freeman said that he did not want a Black History Month. Since ‘black history is American history’, he argued, we should stop referring to black people as ‘black people’ and stop calling white people ‘white people’. Let’s call each other by our names. Let’s all just […]

Women at the National Gallery in Spanish

Intro: We run this visit in Spanish for la Asamblea de Mujeres (Spanish Women’s Assembly) in London. Workshop leaders Sara López and María González Where National Gallery When 16 October 2016 Participants 24 Spanish Speakers Description Have you ever wondered why so many of the images of women that we see in museums are nudes? […]

Black HERstory Month 2016

  Intro: Black Herstory Month is an event which aim was to celebrate the Black History Month from a gender perspective. Black women’s stories have too often been erased from history or ignored. Through different art workshops, participants discovered inspiring black women who have contributed positively to British society, but don’t receive the same recognition […]

Women and Ceramics II

Pinching and Myths Spring is here and in busy London we met Saturday morning for the second session of the Women and Ceramics guided visit to the V&A. Hands on the clay, we spent the morning learning how to make a pot from the simple but challenging technique of pinching. Using just a ball of […]

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH events in East London

  1-31 March 2015 www.alternativearts.co.uk   Newsletter 2 – Updates   ART exhibitions, COMMUNITY events, FILM shows, LITERATURE, PERFORMANCES Comedy, Dance, Drama, Music, SOCIAL & SPORTS activities, TOURS, TALKS & DISCUSSIONS, WORKSHOPS & COURSES.   ART exhibitions and events   ARTSADMIN Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street E1 6AB Aldgate East tube www.artsadmin.co.uk 020 7650 2350 […]

Workshop on ‘Deconstructing gender’

Last Wednesday we held our workshop on ‘Deconstructing Gender’. Cristina Cuevas opened the workshop with the question ‘What is gender?’ then we started the debate using two videos as a starting point:      – Break Free: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFjsSSDLl8w      – Like a girl: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjJQBjWYDTs Among the participants were women of different backgrounds and ages, adding to the richness of the workshop. After […]