Lady & Trans* Fest Dublin 2015 – Cancelled.

Hi all,
We regret to say that Lady & Trans* Fest Dublin 2015 is cancelled. We would like to thank everyone who has supported us so far, either by promoting/”liking” the fest, or attending our fundraisers. We would also like to apologise to anyone who has arranged their schedules so as to attend the fest.
We will be releasing a statement shortly with more information, and will make public where funds raised for the festival are going as soon as it is decided.

Thank you for your patience.
The Lady & Trans* Fest Organising Team.


The “Get Lucky ” Art Show is coming to Dublin!!

The exhibition was originally shown in London as a part of a Valentine’s Weekend put on by The Love Sex, Hate Sexism Collective in collaboration with Reel Rebels Radio.
The Love Sex Hate Sexism Collective is a small group dedicated to raising awareness of sexism and sexual assaults within punk and alternative communities, while also promoting healthy sexual attitudes. They work to fight prejudice, abuse and discrimination in any form to build a united and safer community.

We are super stoked to announce it will now be held in conjunction with Lady&trans Fest Dublin this year and will be on display for the weekend of the festival (May 8-10)

We are looking for artists working in any media to submit work with both the Love Sex, Hate Sexism ethos and Lady&Trams*fest ethos. This can be work that celebrates positive sexual attitudes and awareness, or work that challenges sexism. We’d love to see submissions from within punk and/or alternative communities, with a feminist/queer/trans* perspective

Positive sexual health is quite a broad spectrum which can include (but not exclusive too) issue of consent, gender equality, LGBTQ* equality, female empowerment, sexual choices- from abstinence to fetish and anything in between. It’s about informed / enjoyable decision making.

Work that challenges sexism can encompass even more topics.
It can challenge gender roles; men, women and non-binary folk all suffer from sexist stereotyping.
It can represent the underrepresented in a more positive and inclusive light.
Challenging sexism can look at understanding privilege; what that actually means and its effects.

*If you would like to submit work, or get some more information, please send an email to
detailing your name, website or links to your work and what you’d like to submit (medium and size).

**The deadline for expressing interest in displaying work is Monday 4th of May.

***All pieces must be physically submitted by Wednesday 6th of May.

Getcha teams together..

We’re quizzing in 2 days!that guy
This’ll be our last fundraiser before the big fest in May.

so we thought we’d let you in on some of the prizes..
They’ll be

–5 cans of spray paint
–A voucher for Snakebite studios (get yrself a piercing or tattoo!)
–2 Theatre tickets for a show of yr choice at The New Theatre
–A hamper of homemade jams and mustards and yummies
–A sex toy donated by Secret Paradise
–A music lesson for drums or banjo
–The book Slammerkin by Emma Donoghue
–A hamper full of handmade soaps and creams.
–Ice cream! From Murphys ice cream shop

and more! 🙂

And remember, it’s a *suggested donation* of 3 euros unwaged, 5 euros waged on the door. No one’s gonna be turned away for lack of funds.

Our rounds have been put together and we have some excellent MCs gonna be presenting..
They range from religion (it’s good friday eh) to pop culture, and a drawing round.
The quiz is queer and feminist themed but if you haven’t read/understood Judith Butler, don’t worry! and it’s definitely friendly for straight allies aswell.
5 to a team, come with one sorted or find friends on the night
We’re starting at 7.30,
At the lovely Jaja studios, 1b Cowper Street, Stoneybatter

Cya Friday!


Call-Out For Performances / Workshops at Lady & Trans* Fest Dublin 2015!

Do you have a workshop/performance you would like to share at Lady & Trans* Fest Dublin 2015? We are looking for all kinds of workshops – trans* rights, zine-making, consent, arts, drama, music, you name it! Currently confirmed workshops include Clowning, D.I.Y Sex Toys, Foraging, and Mindfulness. Email us to propose a workshop! We are also looking for all kinds of performance – music, theatre, dance, spoken word, circus, etc – drop us an email and let us know what you’d like to do! So go on – we’d love to hear from you! Send us an email at ladyfestdublin@riseup.net

(Also be aware that we’re looking for acts with a majority of the people involved being women and/or trans* people. Same goes for workshop givers, etc!)

Aww yeah we’re doing a queer table quiz!

pubquiz-2How queer can we make good Friday in preparation for lady & trans* fest?

To accomplish this mission, we suggest the following:

1. Teams of max. 5 people.
2. Suggested Donation of 5 Euros per person
3. A tipple of your choice, that you may bring yourself.

Giggles will be induced by the great comedian Niamh at half time.

Fantastic prizes for exceptional contenders. (Yes, prizes will be given for creativity, style and probably glitter).

Please rock up promptly at 7.30pm to Jaja Studios, which is at 1b Cowper Street in Stoneybatter.

ALSO FEATURING Face2Face with Marriage Equality who will be taking pictures of folks who want to have their picture taken, who identify on the LGBTQ+ spectrum or as a straight ally and are over 18. These two wonderful people are running a photography project to ‘give a face to the marriage equality referendum and show the faces this will affect’. Check out & like their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/face2faceIRL

Get ready, get excited.

♥ ♥ ♥

Fundraiser this Friday! Punk gig!

11008504_10153658531538626_6242229938255519738_nWe’re excited to bring yous another Friday 13th fundraiser!
This Friday the 13th March 8pm, at Tenterhooks gig space..

Burnchurch – D.I.Y Punx featuring ex members of Easpa Measa, Divisions Ruin etc.
Alien She – Raw, noizey, raging three piece based in Dublin. Garage/post-punk with a dark, extra-terrestrial edge.

Suggested donation 5euros.

TenterHooks Gigspace is to be found at Newmarket, D8 (Beside Dublin food co op) March 13th, 8pm


Calling all Lady and Trans* Actors!

Open auditions will be held on Friday the 6th of March in the Fringe Lab, Temple Bar, for anyone interested in performing at Lady and Trans* Fest Dublin 2015.
This is a not-for-profit festival and as such there is no payment involved.

We will be putting on two short plays:

– A 20-30 minute piece about consent and rape culture, using an ensemble of about 5-7 actors. This will be devised by the ensemble.

– A  10-15 minute piece entitled “Una Buena Vista”. This piece is already scripted (but open to change during rehearsals!) and is a comedy. There are three characters.

The audition is in the form of a workshop which will run from 4-6pm on Friday 6th March, Fringe Lab.  There is no need to prepare anything, just come ready to play!

Rehearsals (for both) will be on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays in April (with some flexibility) and both pieces will be performed on the 9th of May.

If you are interested in taking part in the workshop send an email with a little bit about yourself and why you want to get involved to hunttheharetheatre@gmail.com

– See more at: http://www.theatreforum.ie/jobs-board/view/jobs/jobaction/show/job/calling-all-lady-and-trans-actors/#sthash.z1oztCGw.dpuf


Next meetin..

Hey folkses, so we’re having our third meeting next Sunday (the 1st March), and you are most welcome to come! We need folks with drawing skills, or people with friends in smart places (workshop givers)/ friends who’re in bands. but rly we need folks who’re just excited to be involved. no previous knowledge required 🙂
All women & trans* folk are welcome to come help organise.
It’s gonna be in Tenterhooks, (this nice DIY gig space), which is in Newmarket next to the Food Co op in Dublin 8.
Startin at 6pm
Let us know if you’ve any questions/need help with directions
cya thur!

~the lady&trans* fest organising crew

Lady and Trans* Fest 2015

Funderbirds are go!

Lady and Trans* Fest 2015 is happening, lovely people! If you want to get involved contact us via ladyfestdublin@riseup.net

We are currently at the planning stage and are getting some fundraisers organised 🙂 We’ll need performers, artists, workshop-givers, and all kinds of behind the scenes help so if you’re interested, let us know!

This coming May on Friday 8th, Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th, 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!

Keep an eye out here and on our facebook for updates!