There is a special event for Pussy Riot in Manchester on Sept 29th and you are all invited…

 Un-Conventional Women: debated and celebrated at Teacup Pussy Riot Benefit

Un-Conventionis planning its next Un-Conventional Women event in response to the recent conviction of the three Pussy Riot members, Maria Alekhina, NadezhdaTolokonnikova and Ekaterina Samucevich. Un-Conventional Women: Pussy Riot will be acontroversial, pink balaclava-wearing benefit, held at the award-winning dining venue, Teacup, in the Northern Quarter of Manchester

On Saturday 29th September, the day of the Labour Women’s Conference, MPs, journalists and musicians will gather to bring awareness to the most current issues arising in feminism around the world today. Three women will read out the three testimonies of the convicted Pussy Riot members, kicking off a debate which explorespolitical protest, feminism in music from Girl Power to Riot Grrl. Confirmed speakers for this debate are Tom Watson MP, author of the recently published ‘Dial M for Murdoch’, Joan Smith, feminist writer and journalist, Chris Bryant MP, Chair of the Russia All-Party Parliamentary Group, plus some very specialmusical guests.

The evening will then take the form of an open-mic night, hosting live music and spoken word performancesfrom musicians and poets with a strong political message.

Doors to Teacup will open at 7pm on Saturday 29th September.

The event will be free to attend for all guests, although voluntary donations will be welcome on the door.

About Pussy Riot:

Pussy Riot is an anonymous Russian feminist performance art group formed in October 2011. Through a series of peaceful performances in highly visible places, the group has given voice to basic rights under threat in Russia today, while expressing the values and principles of gender equality, democracy and freedom of expression contained in the Russian constitution and other international instruments, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the CEDAW Convention.However, now three of these women are facing up to 7 years in prison on charges of “hooliganism” for their 1-minute performance on February 21, 2012 in a priests-only section of Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Savior. The investigator’s report claims the performance was an act of religious hatred. The intention of the performance was to draw attention to the special relationship between President Putin and the leadership of the Russian Orthodox Church.

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