Swig for Victory July Meetup

This week Swig for Victory  – moved beyond the boundary of Shoreditch to the leafy(ish) environs of Camden Town. We were invited by the lovely folks at the Spread Eagle for an evening of free drinks, and that was one offer we couldn’t refuse! Our Swig for Victory ladies first visited the Spread Eagle at a ‘meet the distillers’ gin event earlier this year and loved it, so were delighted when they invited us back to the pub at a date of our choice. Their great selection of beers and ciders kept us all happy, and the cosy decor and air conditioning meant we whiled away a happy evening on the hottest day of the year. Thanks again to the Spread Eagle for their hospitality. For info about upcoming Swig for Victory events see our Facebook page.

January Meeting!

Our First Meeting of 2014 is Announced!

Tuesday 28th January 2014,
at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, Pollard Row,
East London yeah! :p

**If you’re interested in memberships please read more below…***

BODY CONFIDENCE WITH ANY BODY AND SHAPE YOUR CULTURE:
It’s that time of year when we’re bombarded with messages telling us to ‘lose weight’, ‘get fit’, ‘feel bad about your body so we can sell you our products’! The cash comes rolling in for the beauty and diet industries while we’re left stuck in the cycle of guilt, shame and body hatred.

This month we’ll be joined by Any-Body who will be telling us how to ditch those diets and get body confident! Any Body is part of the Endangered Bodies Campaign, which is an international initiative started by psychotherapist and author Susie Orbach. Any Body is a group of women and men from psychotherapy, media, fashion, law, art, research and academia. They are committed to encouraging a change in cultural attitudes towards bodies, food and eating so that women and children of the next generation can learn to be happy in and look after their bodies. Any Body challenge the distorted and tyrannical grip that the fashion and diet industry have on the health of our minds as well as our bodies.

http://www.any-body.org/
http://www.endangeredbodies.org/
http://www.shapeyourculture.org.uk/

There will also be the opportunity for members to let us know what the campaign priorities for the Shoreditch Sisters should be for the year. Get thinking about what you’re most passionate about. Would you like us to focus on the No More Page 3 campaign? Rights for refugee women? Visual media and body image?

Non-members: £4 on the door
Members: Free!

***SSWI MEMBERS***
It’s renewal time! Please bring £34.70 cash/cheque to renew your membership for 2014.

***MEMBERSHIP IS OPEN***
If you’re new and want to join the WI you can join at this meeting or our February meeting. Membership is £34.70 for the year, please bring cash or cheque with you to the meeting. Find out more about benefits of being a WI member: http://www.thewi.org.uk/become-a-member/membership-options/become-a-wi-member

 

*New* Girls On Film Club!

Shoreditch Sisters WI and Birds Eye View are excited to present…

Girls On Film Club!

Open to all!
The debut event (and subsequent ones), are being held at the amazing New York apartment style space at The Hoxton Hotel, EC2A.

We are hosting a special screening of Haifaa Al Mansour’s beautiful film in partnership with Birds Eye View Film Festival. Come and join us for an evening of wine, pop-corn and conversation. The screening will be followed by a special discussion with an industry expert.

– Bring your slippers, cushion or cosy blanket, it’s going to be a good un!

Tickets are £10, and you can buy them here on eventbrite:

Any questions, please email Martha at girlsonfilmclub@gmail.com

Wadjda

Wadjda’s parents won’t buy her a bicycle, so she determines to raise the money herself. And with her mother distracted by her husband’s plans for a second wife, she has a chance. The first ever feature from Saudi Arabia, this inspiring and gently subversive film won the Satyajit Ray Foundation Award for 2013.

Dir Haifaa Al Mansour, Saudi Arabia / Germany, 2012, 93 min