for all of you who don't already know it, LADYFEST BRISBANE IS HAPPENING AND IT IS FUCKING AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

...everyone should come to at least one thing during this festival - i guarantee it will change your life.

bertha control is ladyfest's new favourite band!

Tonight is Katy Davidson (aka Dear Nora) with ninety-nine, golden circles and an horse at the Troubadour in the valley.

Ladyfest Loves Ladies and Ladies who Love Ladies and Ladyfest!!!!!!!!!!!

can you feel it?

7 days and counting!

The first ever Ladyfest Brisbane begins in 7 days!

Check out our website for all the pretty-looking details of the festival!!

Next Wednesday 7th September will be the first event - LadyTrash film night with Trash Video.
Thursday 8th will be forum- and workshop-ful, plus some great films, including the budapesht lesbian film collective collection!! Bands at the Orient later that evening!
Sunday 11th September will include some reading & writing events - LF bookclub (see website for short story to read!); creative writing workshop; and BEAT POETRY workshop! All at Avid Reader bookstore, west end. Also on Sunday 11th, don't miss the mega women-in-music forum at the Judith Wright centre. These women rock and you will too if you come listen to them talk!!

Other highlights include Dear Nora with Ninety-Nine and others at the Troubadour on Friday night; Scout Niblett, Love of Diagrams, Iron On, The Young Professionals and heaps more at the Rev on Saturday afternoon/night (doors open at 4pm); official after-party at the Depot on Saturday night; ALL AGES SHOW at Visible Ink on Sunday night to wrap things up!

Be sure to check out the Ladyfest Markets in the courtyard at the Rev on Saturday 10th from 10am. There will be stalls selling baked goods, clothing, jewelery and some very hot pornographic decoupage household items for sale!!



Come along to our movie night!

LADYFEST BRISBANE and 4ZZZ present a Ladyfest Brisbane fundraiser movie night!!

Thursday 7 July, 7pm
At the Globe Theatre (old Valley Twin near Brunswick St train station, 220 Brunswick St)
Films: Born in Flames, Daises, the Velvet Vampire

ONLY $5!!! There will be popcorn, cupcakes, brownies, chocolate crackles, ladyfest undies!!

BORN IN FLAMES (USA, dir. Lizzie Borden 1983) I am convinced that if I quit everything and just devoted my life to making sure this film is seen by absolutely everyone, I will have done something truly worthwhile. Set in the future, battling feminist factions (materialists, socialists etc) drive around in milk truck style vans running rebel radio stations and planning various attacks on the system. Featuring actual activists (most notably Florynce Kennedy), this movie is my total punk rock dream come true. It mixes my two favourite things, feminism and the "what if" scenario, to create a blueprint for building coalitions across lines of class, race and sexuality. Kathleen Hanna (Le Tigre, Bikini Kill, Julie Ruin)

DAISIES (Czechoslovakia, dir. Vera Chytilova 1966) Two teenage girls, both named Marie, decide that since the world is spoiled they will be spoiled as well; accordingly they embark on a series of destructive pranks in which they consume and destroy the world about them. This freewheeling, madcap feminist farce was immediately banned by the government.

THE VELVET VAMPIRE (dir. Stephanie Rothman 1971) Sleepy-eyed nice guy Lee Ritter and his vapid, but pretty wife, Susan accept the invitation of mysterious vixen Diane LeFanu to visit her in her secluded desert estate.Tensions arise when the couple, unaware at first that Diane is in reality a centuries-old vampire, realize that they are both objects of the pale temptress' seductions.

Shorts by Maya Deren, 1940s/1950s USA avant-garde film-maker, including MESHES OF THE AFTERNOON, MEDITATION ON VIOLENCE, THE VERY EYE OF THE NIGHT

Ladyfest Loves #1

Last night was our first Ladyfest Brisbane benefit show. Thanks and spanks to Sun Hill and Nicole thibault for so generously donating their wages for the night to Ladyfest. Thanks also to everyone that came! It was lots of fun and we are looking forward to next weekend at 610!

Our website is up and looking beautiful! Thanks Clare! Check it out at


The line-up for the Ladyfest Benefit LADIES-A-GO-GO is updated and confirmed .....

We are really happy to say that the following wonderful ladies will be playing:

Toxic Lipstick + The Fondells + Tequila Mockingbird + Three Dead Boys + Strictly + Penny Lame

JUNE 18th at the new venue, the Globe Theatre (the old Valley cinemas near train station)

All for only $8


Hairy Chests for Ladyfest

The line-up for our boy-band benefit at 610 is confirmed and we are proud to announce ...

Dick Nasty, the Suffer Gents, Night Crash, Ben Thompson and Lawrence English, Happy Christmas and Nick/In Finland

Ladyfest loves you all!!

The show is at 610 Ann Street on June 4th and is $10. There will be badges and Ladyfest info available and possibly even cupcakes.

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Ladyfest Brisbane

Ladyfest Brisbane is running from September 8-11 2005. Ladyfest Brisbane is a non-profit, community based festival that reflects the skills and interests of women. Originally launched in Washington in 2000, Ladyfest was devised as a platform to showcase, encourage and celebrate the talents of women and girls around the world.

Ladyfest Brisbane will feature performances by bands, art and photography, workshops and panel discussions, as well as an art, craft and bake fair.

Come to a Ladyfest fundraising event!

May 25 @ Ric’s LADYFEST LOVES #1 with Nicole Thibault (Minimum Chips), Sun Hill and Muffia DJs
June 4 @ 610 Ann Street HAIRY CHESTS 4 LADYFEST with Suffer Gents, Night Crash, Singers (Ben Thompson/Lawrence English), Happy Christmas and In Finland
June 18 @ The Globe Theatre (cnr Brunswick/Alfred St near train station entrance) LADIES-A-GO-GO with Toxic Lipstick, Tequila Mockingbird, Three Dead Boys, Strictly and Penny Lame
July 15 @ Ric’s LADYFEST LOVES #2 with The Scare and On/Ox
July 21 LADYTRASH film screenings in conjunction with Trash Video, venue and films to be announced

Why Ladyfest?
Although progress has been made towards equality for all genders, women’s art is still not given the respect and audience it deserves. Ladyfest is a chance to provide the same level of peer support and validation that is offered to males in our culture. We recognise the inequalities faced by past, present, and future women and society's continual refusal to acknowledge our accomplishments, abilities, and experiences as valid and vital. We are responding to the continued need to carve independent spaces to show our work on our own terms, outside the confines of normatively-defined and approved self-expression.

Our goals are:

· To inspire ladies of all ages to become active creators of art, not just consumers.
· Equal representation of women and girls in the arts.
· To build a sustained, supportive community for women in Brisbane
· Increased respect and acceptance of female artistic endeavours amongst media, venue bookers, record labels, and other industry gatekeepers.

Can boys come to all of the Ladyfest events?
Boys are welcome to attend almost all of the Ladyfest events. Attendance at some of the forums may be restricted to women only but these will be specified on the program when it is released.

What can I do to help?
At the moment, we're looking for people interested in helping us with fundraising ideas. If you want to play at or put on a fundraising show, let us know:

Eventually, we’ll be looking for volunteers to help us out with everything from putting up posters to taking tickets at the festival. We will soon be calling an open meeting where everyone is invited to come and submit ideas and offer help. Until then, please express your interest to

I’m a boy, can I help too?
Of course! While the primary organisers of Ladyfest Brisbane are women, Ladyfest is a participatory festival and everyone is welcome to attend and volunteer at the festival.

Boys in bands are already organising and playing at fundraising shows, and we’ll soon be calling for volunteers to help us with things leading up to and during the festival.

Everyone is welcome to attend the open meeting mentioned above. Until then, please express your interest to

There are boys in my band, can we still play at Ladyfest?
Yes! However, there must be at least one female in a major role in the band. If you’re still unsure if you qualify, send us an email at or a demo and bio to: PO Box 1469 Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006.

What is meant by “Lady”?
Events listed as “women only” are open to all women, including women who identify as men, and ladies who were born gentlemen. This also applies to performing at Ladyfest.

Transgendered women are welcome to lead workshops, play music and show art.

Who is organising Ladyfest Brisbane?
Ladyfest Brisbane is planned and put together by a group of women from Brisbane who are volunteering their vision, services, time and organisational skills to make the festival a reality.