BRAS NOT BOMBS & I’M NOT FROM LONDON presents…

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN”S DAY FESTIVAL!

– SATURDAY 7th MARCH ACROSS NOTTS VENUES!

THE ANGEL – THE LACEHOUSE – MORE TBC!

All money raised goes to Bras Not Bombs Charity, supporting women and girls fleeing war and violence.

The Angel Microbrewery
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★ A VOID
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10.00 pm

“Hailing from both Paris and London, A VOID are responsible for buzz-saw grunge pop that combines bitter grit and a self-effacing lyrical charm which results in some of the best alt. rock that you’re likely to hear. Vocalist Camille Alexander possesses riot grrrl charisma that frankly surpasses any kind of categorisation when taken in tandem with her nakedly personal lyrics, giving their ever-accessible songs a perennially dark heart. Their recently self-released debut album, ‘Awkward and Devastated’, is a vital listen and is available from their website, via Bandcamp, and the usual digital platforms.”

https://thevapourtraillondon.wordpress.com/2019/07/13/no-rest-for-the-wicked/

Highly recommended for fans of Sonic Youth, Reuben, Hole, Deftones, biffy clyro, Babes In Toyland, Nymphs, L7, Rolo Tomassi, Georges Brassens, Le Coutances, etc.

http://www.avoidinyou.com/music/
https://avoidinyou.bandcamp.com/album/awkward-and-devastated
https://open.spotify.com/album/4Ecxd2jnG9r0b6k12Ij0up
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7kjboTO9DA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0mv8T4HBHA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_0z8FkGJSo
https://www.instagram.com/avoidinyou

★ YOU WANT FOX
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9.00 pm

“Bad Girls is one hell of an entrance for Midlands duo You Want Fox. It struts in, all glamorous punk and sleazy garage, instantly leaving handprints on the memory before strutting straight out again. There’s libidinous rhythms, buzz saw riffs that work like lead guitar but make the ribcage throb as only a bass can, and a glossy lipstick sneer of a chorus. Royal Blood have some company, and this time it’s arrived in high heels.”
Steve B, Kerrang Magazine

“I love the contrast between beautiful ethereal voices and that really grungy dirty bass line.The bass line for take me home is stunning.
And then the vocals floating on the top. There’s something unnerving about it. It’s like a siren song, drawing you in…”
Dean Jackson, BBC Introducing

https://www.facebook.com/youwantfox/

https://open.spotify.com/artist/1kXn2Ml2On7N6RgsAx7xct?si=HFSamA1gQpawc89BLJ5ugA

★ BABE PUNCH
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8.00 pm

A young, alternative four piece from Nottingham/Derby. Described as “frenzied pop punk” (Louder Than War), BABE PUNCH shaped their distinctive sound around grunge and punk influences, defined by their individual inspirations.

“A youthful, eccentric, electric and fiery mix of pop punk, grunge and pure fire, welcome to your new favourite band” (Let It Happen).

https://soundcloud.com/babe-punch-1

★ HELEN McCOOKERYBOOK
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7.00 pm

“ Helen McCookerybook’s lyrics, frank and idiosyncratic, find poetry in the everyday- shards of broken glass in the ice cream.” -David Sheppard, Art & Music: the Saatchi Magazine

“… Acoustically led, her songs are of love, politics and quite possibly, the kitchen sink, and her voice is pure as crystal.” -Paul Scott-Bates, Louder Than War Magazine

“’The Sea’ by Helen McCookerybook is gentle but scathing, quiet but raging, fierce but melodic.” -Cazz Blaise

★ MOLLUSCA VITA
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6.00 pm

Mollusca Vita is the illegitimate bin baby of Amy Winehouse and Bill Bailey. A soulful anarchistic warrior clown wielding a guitar named frog, hollering songs about the power and abuse of love, the dystopian elite and smashing the patriarchy. All this with a voice that will slice to the core of your own playful heart like the deliciously deadly Katana sword of Beatrix Kiddo herself.

https://www.facebook.com/molluscavita/

★ AERIS (Witch Of The East) HOULIHAN
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5.00 p.m – solo

Aeris Houlihan’s solo project,​ Witch of the East, was born after Aeris left ​her old band, Chambers​, in late 2018 and decided to write a solo album. This will be a rare acoustic performance from Aeris.

“Aeris Houlihan created the best ear-movie valentine anyone has ever made for you, exploring light, dark, tension and release. That she wrote, played and produced it all proves that time again, the female is always the deadliest of the species.”
Jason Pettigrew – Alternative Press

‘Queen of Insecurity​’ was released to critical acclaim on the 5th July 2019 through ​I’m Not From London Records​.

Download the album here:
https://music.apple.com/gb/album/queen-of-insecurity/1457288082

Buy the CD here:
https://imnotfromlondon.greedbag.com/buy/queen-of-insecurity-1/

https://www.youtube.com/c/witchoftheeast​
https://www.facebook.com/WitchotEast​
https://www.instagram.com/witchoteast​
https://www.witchoftheeast.net

★ VELVET BLUSH
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4.00 pm

Velvet Blush live at The Chameleon to celebrate the release of their new single “Big Dream” out on the 14th of February 2020.

Velvet Blush are a “Grunge Soaked Pop” band from Nottingham. Listen to “Drown” and “Fool”, available on all streaming platforms. For fans of The Breeders, Courtney Barnett and The Big Moon.”

https://open.spotify.com/artist/5R52kbz8laR6l49GNgpFLI?si=SBeTIANoSyuKxlMotUgEUw

Upstairs at The Lacehouse
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★ CHAI 6ix
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★ The GIRL and the STONE
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8.00 pm

Will Jeffery and Kym Bignell are The Girl and the Stone. Both already established artists on the Nottingham Scene they’ve decided to join forces for a new project. Born from afternoon tea sessions and a love for each others vocal styles The Girl and the Stone fast became a creative release for the two dreamers. Will’s “smokey folk” style and Kym’s talent for weaving harmonies work together to create a magical blend.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/thegirlandthestone

★ CHLOE RODGERS
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7.00 pm

Chloe Rodgers soft, mellow style and sweet vocal tone will captivate your ears for the duration of her set.

https://www.facebook.com/chloe.rodgers.music

★ Mae Monypenny
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6.00 pm

Mae Monypenny A.K.A MonypennyMusic is a singer & songwriter based in the East Midlands. With a reputation for spell-binding live performances, mae uses nothing but her voice, a mic and a loop station to build and twist covers of well known songs into captivating new soundscapes that are entirely her own.

She says of her art: “Music to me is my outlet. Without it I wouldn’t be able to express myself. It helps me say things I’d never be able to say if I tried to speak them.”

With her first pieces of original music out now in collaboration with Circle of Light, under the I’m Not From London label and a Best Live Performance Award win from Youth Music in 2019, it won’t be long before the wider world has a chance to fall in love with this uniquely talented young woman, her beguiling music and the incredible voice she commands.

“Amazing, Wow, Blown Away, You’re going to be very rich, you know why? Because you don’t need a band”
– Scorzayzee, Rapper

“The amazing, multi-talented Mae Monypenny”
-Rock City Nottingham

“She’s a Genius”
– Nina Smith, Artist & Producer

“Ethereal pop queen Mae Monypenny beguiles and astounds with her electronic loops and otherworldly range! Mae is destined for the greatness, see her now!”
– Will Robinson, I’m Not From London

“Captivating Electro-Acoustic Artist with Loop Pedals!”
– Acoustickle

https://www.facebook.com/monypennymusic/

★ MARTY
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5.00 pm

Marty is an all female pop / indie band based in Nottingham, dedicated to experimenting with new sound and styles.
After doing solo work the three girls joined together to form the band, bringing their individual musical influences and performance styles to the group. Whilst only being a band for just over a year, the group have managed to put their hard work and dedication into making themselves a strong unit.

https://www.facebook.com/TheBandMarty/

★ KELSEY & THE EMBERS
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4.00 pm

Formed in late 2018, the four piece indie pop/rock band is fronted by former solo artist Kelsey Shaw, who’s compositions have been described as including ‘the beaut Acoustic-Pop touches that Notts has come to love’ – Sam Nahirny, NUSIC. The band has since gone on to play venues such as Rescue Rooms, The Bodega and The Chameleon supporting an array of local Notts musicians. They are currently working on their debut EP, to be released April 2020 after the success of prior singles such as Howlin’ and Healing, reaching over 70K streams on Spotify.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kelseyandtheembers/
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7w6WpsMpplWZq2jJWSRx5n?si=thS93ORFTsCqxvGnA85csQ
Twitter: @Kelsey_Embers
Instagram:@kelseyandtheembers

SECRET CINEMA
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Midday – Films start in the cinema room.

Full list of screening times and Q&A’s TBA

Screenings, book signings and Q&A’s with

Paul Conroy: Photo journalist and author of the Best British Documentary nominee Under The Wire directed by Chris Martin.

On 13 February 2012, war-correspondent Marie Colvin and photographer Paul Conroy entered war-ravaged Syria to cover the plight of civilians trapped in the besieged city of Homs, under attack by the Syrian army. Only one of them returned.

This is their story.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7E-N__rLksY

Sue Clayton Documentary Film maker: Calais Children: A Case To Answer

Calais Children is a film and live campaign by Sue Clayton. It is a compelling 62-minute film following the scandal of what happened to the almost 2000 lone children who were seeking refuge in the Calais Jungle when it burnt to the ground – most of whom had a legal case to be in the UK. Following the destruction of the camp, we are now years later still fighting for these children to have safe passage.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlaWFCFwdx8

Helen McCookerybook: The Stories of the She Punks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OArDrNdW8E

“Featuring members of the Adverts, The Slits, The Au Pairs and Dolly Mixture, this is an important piece of punk her story. A fascinating documentary built on new interviews with the women who played instruments in punk bands in the 1970s. In accounts laced with wit, honesty and insight, pioneering players including Gaye Black, Palmolive, Shanne Bradley, Jane Munro, Hester Smith and Rachel Bor, Ana Da Silva, as well as many others, we hear about acquiring instruments, learning to play, forming bands and getting gigs”
Louder Than War

Stick around after the screening for a Q&A with she punk turned directors Helen Reddington AKA Helen McCookerybook

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Get your £5 tickets now online from Gigantic Tickets here:

https://www.gigantic.com/a-womens-day-fundraiser-for-bras-not-bombs-tickets

Paper ones available soon from The Angel Microbrewery!

All money raised goes to Bras Not Bombs Charity supporting women and girls fleeing war and violence.

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