LADYFEST MCR 2016 Full Programme & Ticket Info



From October 7-9, Ladyfest MCR will hold a festival of live music, film, performance, art and ideas across 8 venues in Manchester’s Northern Quarter which aims to promote music and art created by women, to create spaces for discussion of ideas around gender equality, and to provide opportunities for participants to develop skills and knowledge in various areas, technical, practical and political. Many of the events are free and are open to all genders.

Manchester has a proud heritage of being at the forefront of social change as well as of talented women who have heavily influenced the city’s music scene, scientific and technological discoveries, and community movements. Blending some of the city’s most crucial and innovative musical talent with ideas and discussions about the role and capabilities of women in 21stCentury Manchester’s academic, cultural and political life, Ladyfest MCR brings the city a unique festival which combines music, politics, technology, and community.

Friday 7th October
“Clueless” film screening. **SOLD OUT**
7.30pm – 11pm, Three Minute Theatre, Oldham Street
Ladyfest MCR brings you a themed screening of CLUELESS, the 90s classic about female friendship, unapologetic femininity and beind a total Betty.

“Rise in the East” – FREE ENTRY
8pm-1am. Eastern Bloc, Stephenson Square.
In conjunction with the legendary Eastern Bloc Records we bring you an all-female DJ lineup featuring a floorshaking mashup of house, techno, disco and italo tunes. A perfect start to the weekend with plenty of surprises…

Saturday 8th October:
Feminist Community Fair 12-6pm – FREE ENTRY
Central Methodist Buildings, Oldham St
A showcase of Manchester’s most active and passionate community groups, charities and other groups which support and serve women. Chat to workers, learn about their services and find out how to volunteer.

Feminist Workshops – 12-7pm – FREE ENTRY
Central Methodist Buildings, Oldham St
Ladyfest Manchester will host a number of empowering and wide ranging topical debates,discussions and workshops that affect women on a daily basis within their immediate and wider communities. All delivered by expert and knowledgeable self-defining women and non-binary people in their field. Topics include:
Queers against the prison industrial complex
Trans and non-binary experiences as a feminist
Reproductive justice and freedom
Women, race and resistance
Exploring Consent, Social Media and Sexism through Collective Creation
Ending violence to Sex Workers
The Darker side of Pornography

Women in Tech – 12-6pm – FREE ENTRY
Central Methodist Buildings, Oldham St
To raise the visibility of women in technology whilst Manchester shines brightly under the limelight as the European City of Science, LadyfestMCR will present a day celebrating women in technology.
Practical workshops include:
Sound engineering
Film editing
Game Design

Ladyfest MCR Presents: Ladyfest Live 2016
Gullivers and The Castle, from 5pm – Midnight.
£8 Earlybird / £10 standard/on the door
TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW:—Band-All-Dayer/12757171/
The Saturday main event will feature 11 acts over two Northern Quarter venues which will showcase some of 2016’s best female fronted post-punk, indie pop, rock n roll and electronic acts from Manchester and beyond.
Honeychild Coleman AKA Sugarfreebk
Mr Heart
Jesus and his Judgemental Father
Elena Cau
Thee Dagger Debs

Sunday 9th October – Nexus Cafe 7-10.30pm
Suggested donation
A night of creativity through workshops and performances including spoken word/comedy/zines/crafts/art and much more. Check out the event page for more info and updates.

We are almost fully booked for this year but to get involved with Ladyfest MCR next year, volunteer, perform, offer to host a workshop or for anything else, please contact us at

To volunteer at this years LadyfestMCR contact us here:

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