marikiscrycrycry's FEMMETOPIA! 

>> WE HAVE COME TO BUILD PARADISE IN HELL <<

FEMMETOPIA is a space for radical visions, passionate transgressions and your wildest imagination. It is our space to prove it is possible to do things differently. 

In FEMMETOPIA, nothing is fixed, everything can be transformed, take a risk and stretch the limits of possibility with us… 

THE FUTURE IS FEMME >> 

PATRIARCHY IS FALLING >>

QU33R UTOPIA IS COMING >>

We refuse to settle for what we have been given, we are coming together to imagine and enact new and better pleasures, other ways of being, and ultimately new worlds.

Escape the misogynistic bull of the streets and descend into vFd’s feminist bunker to discover the wonderful world of FEMMETOPIA.

Let marikiscrycrycry take you by the hand and lead you into our space where joy dancing & tears are all allowed. 

>> marikiscrycrycry is the performance project of London-based choreographer and artist Malik Nashad Sharpe (b. 1992, New York). They make emotional choreographies that are less like descriptors of themes and more like worlds in themselves. Their work deals primarily with the social imprints and inflections left on the body, existentialism, the necessity to proliferate pro-Queer and pro-Black aesthetics under neoliberal hegemonies, choreography as an expanded formal proposition, and allostatic load. Originally making work in DIY contexts across New York City (primarily in Brooklyn), their choreography considers aesthetic production and situational politics as radical forms of production. They consider choreography as a tool to suggest ulterior and subversive critiques of an otherwise phobic and unaccommodating world.<<

Joining Malik is the PHENOMENAL LINE UP of: 

>> NOVA SCOTIA the TRUTH <<
(Live performance & DJ set)

NOVA SCOTIA the TRUTH is the blanket term for the musical exploits of Shaheeda Sinckler. Within NOVA SCOTIA the TRUTH exists NOVA, the rapper, DJ SCOTIA, the disc jockey, and NOVA SCOTIA, the producer and performer. NOVA SCOTIA swims in samples as a selector of emotional and audible truth. Upcoming releases include a production EP and a rap mixtape collaborating with singer THETA.

https://soundcloud.com/novascotiathetruth

>> A Boy from Outer Space <<
(DJ set)

COSMIC ORGASMIC RAVE TRANSMISSIONS

https://soundcloud.com/inneru/sadie-haque-aka-a-boy-from-outer-space-inner-u-warm-up-mix

>> Junglehussi<<
(DJ set)

DJ, Photographer, Artist, Schemer ~ A Virgo rising, Moon in Pisces, Cancer ~

https://soundcloud.com/junglehussi/gt-1

>> SEE YOU ON THAT DANCEFLOOR AND LET'S RUB OUR SWEAT TOGETHER!!! <<

Femmetopia is for all femmes, women, transfeminine/transfemme folk, trans* folk, gender fluid folk and gender non conformers, non-binary people, butches and all other queers and their friends. Everyone is welcome but if someone behaves like an d*** they will be immediately ejected. 

From the t-shirt you slept in to a sequinned ball gown- come as you are. Wear as much or as little of whatever makes you feel really really good. 

£5 early bird // £7 advance // £10 OTD

>> FEMMETOPIA will be at VFD every 1st and 3rd Saturday's each month- follow us for more upcoming magic! <<

>> ACCESS INFO! <<

We regretfully apologise that VFD is in a basement venue accessed by a staircase and therefore is not wheelchair accessible. 

The main space is accessed by a single staircase with 12 stairs that has a single bannister along the entire length. There are no steps or stairs once you are in the basement.

There are two toilets in the basement space, each are gender neutral and have no steps to them. 

There is a smoking area downstairs that closes at 11pm, however if you have access needs, please tell staff and you are welcome to use the basement level smoking area throughout the night. 

There are benches along the space if you need to sit down. 

If there is anything we can do to facilitate your visit to vFd then please contact us on info@vfdalston.com and we will do our very best to help in advance and on the night.