Feminist Swearing Night

Feminist Swearing Night

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What the #$@&%*! would you like to get off your chest?

Do you ever feel like society isn’t exactly what it should be? Are you tired of certain aspects of it? Do you just feel like cursing and smashing the patriarchy?

This open-mic event offers an opportunity to sound off about patriarchy, politics, inequality and injustice. Participants are free to do this through sharing their personal stories, rhymes, songs, general rants or any other means of expression.

The night is moderated by the founders of the Finnish feminist think-tank Hattu, Rosa Meriläinen, Saara Särmä and Johanna Vehkoo. They are joined by special guests including Anna Savory, Sikisa and Zahra Barri.

Feminist Swearing Nights have been hugely popular in Brussels, Helsinki and Dublin. The concept was originally created by the Finnish Feminist think tank Hattu and is now brought to London in partnership with The Finnish Institute in London and the British Library.

Anna Savory is a writer and comedian based in London. She is a regular on the London storytelling and stand-up circuit and has appeared at The Curious Arts Festival, Camden Fringe and Latitude. Normally on stage she talks about the cursed library of occult books she inherited but tonight would like to share infinitely more terrifying tales of the patriarchy and trying to navigate the London dating scene as a good feminist.

'Brilliantly funny' Josie Long

'As original and bizarre as she is funny, which is to say very' Simon Evans

Sikisa has been making her name on the UK comedy circuit over the last few years with her tales on love and life. The south London born comedian brings an authenticity and realness to her comedy that captivates audiences. In a clear indication of her popularity, the public voted her for the BBC New Comedy Award Finalist 2017, where she was a finalist.

She has filmed for BBC Three, Comedy Central, Radio 1 and has featured in sketches for Comic Relief. Outside of TV and radio she regularly performs and hosts at venues such as Angel Comedy Club, Top Secret Comedy Club and is resident MC at Comedy Virgins at the Cavendish Arms.

Zahra Barri hit the stand up scene in 2011 and has since been a finalist at Bath Comedy Festival Act of The Year Finalist, Funny Woman, and most recently BBC New Comedian of the Year nominee. She draws from her Irish/Egyptian background to find humour in the clashes between the two distinct cultures.

She is a regular on radio, and can be heard on BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 4 and Radio 4 Extra, BBC Asian Network and Talk Radio. Alongside writing and performing comedy she is a blogger, actress, and presenter.



Name: Feminist Swearing Night
Where: Entrance Hall
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546