WOMB 2 x ASH LAURYN (DETROIT) X WOMEN IN FILM

👉 Friday 6th April 2018

🌈 18:00 - 03:00h

📍 Number 177 Bar, Hoxton, London

FREE Entry! 🎈🎈🎈


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After an amazing success of our Super Launch event, we are back again in April, this time in a new venue, Number 177 Bar & Kitchen in Hoxton (easier to reach, more intimate and LATER LICENSE) WOOP! We also celebrate the venue's 1st Birthday inviting us to get together and enjoy the day alongside their friends & family.

Join us celebrating all things female and giving a voice to those less heard. 💎 OPEN TO ALL 💎

Ash Lauryn (Detroit) Carly Foxx (Love Story Recordings) GCDJ (Girls Can't DJ) Jelly Cleaver - Live Lucid Stannard (Womb 2)

Before music we host our WOMBCAST Q&A where we invite you to hear women at the top of their game speak about their own experiences. Come and meet like minded individuals, broaden your own music business network, transfer valuable knowledge, share experiences and give insight into how ‘behind the scenes’ works. We'd also love to give females and industry starters a chance to find a mentor, access otherwise hard to find information and plenty more.

This time round we will be screening 3 shorts made by women and focusing on Women In Film. _____________________________________________________________________

18:00-20:00h Wombcast Q&A: Talks by women with powerful positions in arts, music, film and business

🔥 WOMEN IN FILM PANEL 🔥 Asmita Shrish - Director (Gyalmu's House) Natalja Safronova - Cinematographer (Blood Type) Noemi Piccorossi - Writer/Director (Haunted - The Nightmare Box) Host: Kara Smith - Writer/Director/Filmmaker

FILMMAKERS :

Asmita Shrish Asmita Shrish is a Nepali filmmaker working in fiction and documentary. Her short documAsmita Her short documentaries “Auntie Ganga” and “Gyalmu’s House” have played in 50 festivals around the world including Human Rights Watch, Kendal and Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She also produced the short documentary Kaloo School (2013) exploring the challenges of education in the mountains of Afghanistan. The film was premiered at IDFA in 2013. She had been supported by BAFTA, Arts Council England and B3 Media to produce further work on the retired Gurkha (Soldiers) community in England. She was one of 8 directing fellows at Asian Film Academy 2014 nurtured by auteur Béla Tarr www.dhaulagirifilms.com

Natalja Safronova Natalja Safronova is a Director of Photography with a keen eye for storytelling and lighting. A recent graduate from NFTS, she has been working on various projects with a special interest for fashion films, music videos and short films. Her clients include Boots, Vice and M&C Saatchi. A lover of all things Far East and a true traveller at heart, when not working, Natalja is either hitchhiking through a desert, camping by a highway in China, or exploring the world with unplanned adventures. www.nsafronova.com

Noemi Picorrossi Noemi is a London based Director and Set & Costume Designer. After various work experience in the art and costume department, she moved into directing, where she strives to bring together the art of Cinema and the art of Theatre, creating her own language to tell stories. The film Haunted-The Nightmare Box, based on Chuck Palahniuk’s novel Haunted, is her first experiment with these techniques and her goal is to refine this language and keep experimenting. She’s now working on her second short, while working on feature films as a set designer and costume assistant, alongside writing a tv series and reading Harry Potter. www.noemipiccorossi.com

HOST :

Kara Smith Kara is a Bermudian/British screenwriter and filmmaker living in London, who graduated from Westminster University’s MA Screenwriting Programme in 2011. Since then her work has garnered several international awards, including a nomination for the International Emmy Peter Ustinov Award. Kara was selected by Xavier Dolan to write and direct a short film for an online campaign, as a winner of the Magnum Vie Magnifique short film competition, in partnership with VICE. In March 2016, Kara’s debut feature documentary, The Berkeley Project, premiered at the Bermuda International Film Festival. Kara is currently a credited writer across six BBC children’s television series including the BAFTA nominated and recent Broadcast Award winning show Apple Tree House. She has also been selected as one of the four writers for the Guiding Lights 8 Mentoring programme receiving mentoring from Peter Straughan.

FILM SYNOPSIS :

Blood Type, Directed by Jeongmin Lee (45mins)

Blood Type is a love story that spans two generations, between a tender encounter during a summer in modern London, and a desperate struggle for survival aboard a ‘death train’ in the Siberian winter of 1937. Haunted - The Nightmare Box, Directed by Noemi Piccorossi (16mins)

Tess Clark lives alone with her teenage daughter Cassandra. One night, while at an Art Gallery, Cassandra looked inside the Nightmare Box. A few days later she disappears to come back after three months, suffering from severe physical and mental trauma. Learning Cassandra was at a writer's retreat and that her wounds were self-inflicted Tess becomes curious about what her daughter experienced. In a theatre like monologue, she's going to tell us what she found out. Gyalmu's House, Directed by Asmita Shrish and Gavin Carver (19mins)

In 2015 an earthquake of terrible power devastated the Langtang Valley in Nepal, taking hundreds of lives from the small community. A year later Nima Gyalmu, a woman of extraordinary strength, dignity and humour rebuilds her house while trying to come to terms with her new world.

With thanks to our dear friend Qila Gill for putting the panel together. ✊ www.instagram.com/ah.moi_ _____________________________________________________________________

20:00 - 03:00h 💟 Musical Line Up 💟

Ash Lauryn DJ and party promoter hailing from Detroit, MI currently based in Atlanta, GA. Ash specializes in underground dance music, and says most of her influence stems from her roots back home in Detroit. As an active member of the dance music community for over a decade, Ash hosts her own event series called ORBIT, and is currently a resident DJ with Atlanta’s Deep South crew. 2017 has seen her turn in show-stopping work for DISCWOMAN, the now infamous “Black Girls Like Techno Too” session for Honey Soundsystem, a guest spot on Josey Rebelle’s taste-making Rinse FM show, and a recent appearance on NTS radio with the Siren collective. In addition to headlining her current popular event series Expressions, she also made her festival debut at AfroPunk Atlanta, playing alongside the likes of Tricky and Willow Smith. A journalism lover since youth, Ash also runs a blog called “Underground and Black”, where she discusses her experiences being a black woman in dance music, while also showcasing other minority artists who are contributing to the scene. The Detroit native is a fresh and energetic voice, a passionate ambassador of one of America’s few homegrown music traditions, and her “Underground and Black” vision is shaping the fabric of contemporary club culture. www.pitchfork.com/thepitch/the-7-best-dj-mixes-of-august-2017

Carly Foxx Originally from Australia, Carly Hordern aka Carly Foxx has been adopted by the UK’s capital since her arrival over a decade ago. Her music career has blossomed also over the last few years with releases on labels like Danse Club, Vitalik, Natura Viva Records and her own Love Story Recordings which she founded in July of 2017. Inspired in her early years by the likes of Metro Area, Tiefschwarz and Tiga before finding a love for US styles of house and Detroit techno, Carly has developed her own melodic, deep sound that is proving a sure hit with dance floors. https://soundcloud.com/carlyfoxx

GCDJ GCDJ (Girls Can’t DJ) are a female duo based in London and Brighton. Their sound can be described as a combination of Kisstory and Soulection, mixing nostalgic bangers with future beats and remixes, adding surprises along the way. They can be heard on Balamii where they hold a monthly show, as well as having residencies at various venues across both cities. Last year saw the girls progress rapidly, performing at festivals like Bestival, Secret Garden Party, and Lovebox, but this year is set to be their best yet, which began with their debut Boiler Room debut in the first week of January. https://soundcloud.com/gcdj

Jelly Cleaver - Live Jelly Cleaver's a genre-fluid artist and activist who mixes up different styles in her eclectic performances. At uni she formed an all-female rock band called 'The Follies', who supported artists like The Hoosiers and The Pigeon Detectives. Last year she released her critically acclaimed debut album, 'Cure for an Existential Crisis', which saw her compared to early Laura Marling. She now plays guitar in an all-female jazz group as part of Tomorrow's Warriors, the same programme which artists like Ezra Collective, Nerija and Nubya Garcia have come through. Known for her spontaneous set lists and political lyrics, you can expect the unexpected. https://open.spotify.com/album/3sypbM0Bjcv0usiUYWCFRm

Lucid Stannard Resident and founder of Lucy’s Disco and female-centric Womb 2, Lucid Stannard has been spreading her wings rapidly throughout London, also reaching as far as Berlin, Croatia and even Uganda. Spotted by London’s party heavy weights Percolate in early 2016, who gave her a slot on their stage at Secret Garden Party festival, she has since played for a number of well known brands and parties. These include Gottwood, Festival Number 6, Futureboogie, Percolate, Love International, Uber, Matches Fashion and Baby G. Playing an array of genres from funk, jazz, disco, house, afrobeat and everything in between, it is no wonder so many people tune in to her radio shows on Balamii and Netil Radio. As Slothboogie said in her guest mix intro “A definite one to keep your eyes and ears open for”. Catch her regularly at Rays Bar, Lou Lous, and a variety of venues around London. https://soundcloud.com/lucidstannard

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With Love, Lucid and Petra _____________________________________________________________________

🌈 Artwork created by Rosie Carmichael - Visual Communication www.rosiecarmichael.com www.instagram.com/rosie_carmichael

Please note: This event is not limited to female, female identifying and non-binary attendees only, everyone is welcome.

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