Veera’s pick: Votes for Women exhibition
2018 is the centenary of the 1918 Representation of the People Act, the law that gave the first women the right to vote in the UK. This event is celebrated in the UK in different ways. Votes for Women exhibition is now presented at the Museum of London. For me the equality has always meant a lot. This is why this is my choice of what to explore in London in June.
Roxy’s choice: TCR Feminist Book Club – I am Malala
“We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.”
A discussion about contemporary feminist literature takes place on the first Friday of every month. July’s club interests me, because I think the month’s book is absolutely amazing, and a clear proof of why feminism is needed.
The club is led by a London collective, which aims to bring academic feminism together with the current emphasis in Women’s rights.
July’s club will discuss Malala Yousafzai’s extraordinary memoir I Am Malala. Her journey took her from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations. She has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and is the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. I Am Malala will make you believe in the power of one person’s voice to inspire change in the world.
Bring your opinions and your wits.
Fri, 6 July 2018, 19:00
19-21 Tottenham Court Road
London, W1T 1BJ
Free with registration. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tcr-feminist-book-club-i-am-malala-tickets-44485604641?aff=es2
Hannele’s pick: These Walls Must Fall – A Celebration of Resistance
As my last but not the least interns choice, I would like to invite you to the celebration of solidarity and hope. As a part of the 20th Refugee Week, several poets, writers and musicians express their resistance towards racial injustice, economical inequality and militarisation. This is done in creative ways, celebrating kindness and humanity. As one of my favourite quotes says: Be the change you want see in the world. See you at the Refugee week 2018!
#TheseWallsMustFall – A Celebration of Resistance
Saturday 23 June at 18:00 – 21:00
Friends House, 173-177 Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ
Tickets: Eventbrite £0 – £5.74,people from migrant and refugee backgrounds FREE
Oula’s pick: Free stand up comedy
After a series of music tips, it’s time to switch it to something else. Comedy is always a good option. On the backstreets of Angel, there’s The Bill Murray, a comedy club and pub presenting some of London’s finest comedians, seven days a week. One of the regulars are Shoot From The Hip, a great improv comedy act. I saw these guys a while ago when they were regulars at another good venue, Top Secret Comedy Club in Covent Garden. It was definitely a great show!
The Bill Murray, 39 Queen’s Head St, London N1 8NQ
Shoot From The Hip: Sunday, 10th June 2018, 20:00 – 21:30 (regular show every Sunday) Free entry
Ilona’s pick: Finnish Midsummer party
As a Finnish person living in London, there are times you might feel a bit homesick. But even if you’re enjoying yourself perfectly, Finnish Midsummer party organized by the Finnish Church is an event worth checking out. This party brings typical Midsummer and the atmosphere of relaxing cabin life to the big city. The smell of birches, amazing BBQ, Finnish drinks and not to forget the most important one: sauna. There will also be live music and this party has free entry! Don’t miss out on this one.
23rd of June 2018 at 5pm
The Finnish Church
33 Albion Street, SE16 7HZ London
23rd of June 2018