This highly anticipated queer punk documentary is in post-production, and we will be showing the work in progress cut which sold out at BFI Flare in March 2016. In Rebel Dykes, a Manchester-based queer film crew are telling stories of a bunch of kick-ass women from London in the post-punk 1980s. Before Riot Grrl Rebel Dykes changed the world!
Screening as part of Wonder Women, Manchester’s annual city-wide festival celebrating feminism.
The film will be followed by a panel discussion with the director and producer and editor as well as Jenna C. Ashton (Digital Women’s Archive North) and Steph Pike, Poet and Activist. Chaired by Anne Louise Kershaw of Instigate Arts. There will also be a showcase of incendiary poetry and performance put together by For Books’ Sake, featuring blisteringly bold and brilliant queer women writers from across the UK.
Expect exciting, powerful spoken word that celebrates sexuality, rebellion and revolution, featuring Majikle, author of Margaret Thatcher Made Me an SM Dyke; internationally renowned poet, playwright and educator Sophia Walker, author of Opposite the Tourbus (Burning Eye Books); and Manchester literary luminary and dark fiction darling Rosie Garland, author of numerous poetry collections and novels The Palace of Curiosities, Vixen and The Night Brother (forthcoming from Borough Press), compered by For Books’ Sake founder Jane Bradley.
The Rebel Dykes showcase has been curated by Instigate Arts instigate arts.org