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Upcoming event & call for film submissions

LOCAL/GLOBAL COMMUNITIES OF CARE: Films, Words, and Conversations

Stroud Film Festival, The Goods Shed SVA, Stroud, Thursday 9 March 2023, 7-9pm

Local/Global Communities of Care is an evening of short films by women and gender variant filmmakers, both local and global, which explore anti-capitalist practices of care, repair, and solidarity across human and other-than-human worlds. Reflecting on the connections formed in making across spaces, disciplines, and communities, the event will also feature live readings and conversations with writers and filmmakers. 

We invite submissions for short films (20-minutes max.) and live readings (10-minutes max.) that reflect on relations and environments of care, repair, and solidarity from a variety of different perspectives. We are interested in care in relation to: the clinical; the environmental; the socio-political; the personal; the interpersonal; the material; the historical; the affective; the temporal; the fictional. 

In this way, we are particularly interested in hearing from filmmakers, artists, and writers whose work explores themes of care in relation to gender, sexuality, race, class, dis/ability, sociality, community, ecology, sustainability, empathy, embodiment, and slowness. 

Curated by a filmmaker and a writer, this evening of screenings, live readings, and conversations will bring together creative practitioners working across disciplines in the effort to build community and ideas exchange, across images and words. 

To submit, please email with a private link to view the film, short description and bio by Tuesday 31 January. 


Past events as part of a Fellowship at The Courtauld’s Centre for American Art on correspondence and letter writing in feminist art, art writing, and art history:

Thursday 12 May 2022, 5-6:30pm BST, in person: LECTURE: Decals of Love, or, The One True Imposter, a Lyric Lecture With/Through Some Queer Love Poems by Sophie Seita, artist, writer and educator

Tuesday 10 May 2022, 5-6:30pm BST, in person: LECTURE: Like the Sea: Dancing with Mary Glass — a very visual lecture with images and film clips by Carol Mavor, Writer and Professor Emeritus

Thursday 2 December 2021, 10am-1pm, online: WORKSHOP: “How close can I get to someone? Will we become each other?”: Epistolary Subjects, Objects and Methods in Feminist Art, Art Writing, and Art History”

Thursday 2 December 2021, 5-6:30pm, online: LECTURE: Around Valentine’s Day, 1980: Kathy Acker and Cookie Mueller’s Love-sick Pieces


Past events organised at the Freud Museum as part of a residency on kleptomania and feminist art:

Friday 31 May 2019, 7-8.30pm: with Sharon Kivland at the Freud Museum.

Wednesday 17 July 2019: writing workshop at the Freud Museum on kleptomaniac feminism, art and writing.

Tuesday 30 July 2019, 7-8.30pm: with Carol Mavor at the Freud Museum.

Saturday 3 August 2019, 2-4pm: a performance reading on kleptomania at the Freud Museum.