Month: March 2014

Only one day left! :(

So we’re all super confused ’bout the time change, but we’ve got extra workshops squeezed in for today,

The discussion about being a parent and a mother just got extended to 2 hours so you can still make it if you put yr shoes on RIGHT NOW! 🙂

We’ve got an extra workshop on music theory, kicking off at 2.15, then a talk on what it means to be asexual at 3.30, and they’re both in the bluues room.
Then at 5.45 in the wizard room we’re havin a discussion on manipulation in our community.

Aside from that it’s exactly the same 🙂 check the schedule here

Then looking forward to seeing you all tonight for the cabaret the draggy way!



Lady&Trans*fest starts today!

Get yr asses down for a night of rowdy punk at sweeneys starting at 8, then tomorrow youve got a little lie in till workshops start at 12!

Tomorrow we’re gonna have a bunch of great stalls, workshops (check the new schedule!) and then in the evening spoken word an theatre at the Outhouse.. ❤

Then to round it all off Sunday we’ve got more workshops, some awesome documentaries, and then Cabaret, the draggy way, get yr moustaches out & don’t forget yr glitter.

& we just uploaded our safer spaces info, check it here

big love xxxxx



Press Release


Lady and Trans* Fest Dublin March 2014

This coming Friday March 28th, Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th, a badass queer/feminist D.I.Y. festival Lady and Trans*fest will roll into Dublin like a giant glitterball to smash patriarchy in the face!

Lady and Trans*Fest exists to promote womyn and trans* people within music, art and activism. The festival aims to create a safer space for queers and rebels, and encourage female and trans* voices to be heard. This means that all performing acts will have a majority or consist entirely of wimmin & trans* folk.

This festival has a history internationally and within Ireland as a positive movement and creative form of empowerment. All genders are welcome!

This is a FREE festival, and fundraisers have been organised for the past few months to make this happen. All you have to do is show up and enjoy!

SO, what’s on?



Friday PUNK in Sweeney’s, 32 Dame St

Lady and Trans* Fest Punk Gig Event page


Saturday THEATRE & SPOKEN WORD at Outhouse, 105 Capel St

Lady and Trans* Fest Theatre and Spoken Word


Sunday CABERET The Draggy Way in Seomra Spraoi, 10 Belvedere Court (behind Mountjoy Sq North)

Lady and Trans* Fest Cabaret



Workshops, Skillshares, Discussions, Stalls and Art Exhibitions Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th

in Seomra Spraoi, Dublin’s autonomous social centre:

Workshops, skillshares and discussions including everything from self defence, Learning about the asterix in Trans*, D.I.Y. sex toys, Tattooing, to Women in the punk scene, D.I.Y. cosmetics, Consent + many more!

Stalls from Girls*Rock Band,RAG – Revolutionary Anarcha Feminist Group, Transgender Equality Network Ireland, Abortion Rights Campaign, Mugro Pelut Distro (Hairy Nipple Distro), Solidarity Books – Cork

Exhibitions from            

Seeing Red ProjectPhotography Exhibition on menstrual art

Siobhan Fitzsimons Photography exhibition on body hair

-Grainne O’Carroll Art Installation on conventional beauty standards

-Dylan Hennessey Presentation of clips from his upcoming film about the trans* community and health care


Check out the full festival schedule online at

Contact us at

Check us out on facebook at Lady and Trans* Fest Dublin

The organisers would like to thank Seomra Spraoi, The Outhouse, Pantibar, all of the brilliant bands, skillsharers, volunteers and everyone involved for their support.

Smash Patriarchy!

Thursday film fix!



so we’ll be havin our last thursday night film screenin at seomra spraoi (10 belvedere court dublin) THIS thursday, and we’ve had to move around the scheduling but we’re super excited to tell you that we’re gonna be presenting the followin films…

Call me Kuchu

In Uganda, a new bill threatens to make homosexuality punishable by death. David Kato – Uganda’s first openly gay man – and his fellow activists work against the clock to defeat the legislation while combating vicious persecution in their daily lives. But no one, not even the filmmakers, is prepared for the brutal murder that shakes the movement to its core and sends shock waves around the world.







The Punk Singer

A film about Kathleen Hanna. Offers a never never-before-seen view into the life of the Bikini Kill frontwoman, feminist, and riot grrrl icon.



Volunteer yr face off

Hey lovelies

This saturday, march 15th, we’re having a meeting to talk specifically with folk who wanna volunteer for the weekend of Lady&trans* fest in some way. (28th-30th March)
At 3pm at Seomra spraoi – dublin’s autonomous social centre, at 10 belvedere ct. in dublin 1 – we’ll give you an update on what we’ve been working on, and we’ll figure out how you all can help out! This might be signing up for a shift of childcare, or kitchen, or welcome desk, or set up/take down/clean up! yeahhh! so much fun!!!!
and, it’s really important for us to have this meeting so we can do our best to ensure that the festival is a safer space for everyone who comes, and that we’re prepared for all the brilliant madness that’s creeping up on us!
It would be great, too, if everyone could bring some food, so we can all meet and eat and chat at the same time 🙂

Also, if you are really unable to make this meeting, you can still volunteer! send us an email back letting us know what you would like to help with and we’ll figure it out.

Thanks to all of you who are making this possible – we really appreciate the help!


Thursday film screening

Hey lovelies,

It’s March! Which means it’s less than a month ’till lady&trans*fest,
we’re still doing out bimonthly queer&feminist film screenings, but we’ve had to do a little rejiggling,

we’re really sad to say that we’re not going to be able to screen Pink Sari’s in the end. So! we’re gonna be playing “Leila Khalid: HIjacker” alongside the short film “Un Jour” this Thursday at Seomra Spraoi.

here’s the original poster for ya with the information

cya there!!xx

Cinema flyer side 1

Bingo fundraiser picatures.

Sorry they took so long, but here’s yr bingo snaps! We had such a sweet night, big thanks to the beautiful Mcs and PantiBar for lettin us have it for free and all the ridiculous prizes people donated! We made over 200euros for lady&trans*fest meaning that it’s gonna be all the more easier to put on a free festival for you!

We had a wicked time makin’ cupcakes for it too,  hope you enjoyed eatin ridiculous quantities of em..

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