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#15: Is Pop Music the New Feminism?
Tue 5 July 2016, 19:30 – 21:30 BST
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The high profile success of Beyonce’s Lemonade illustrates how completely a new generation of female artists is dominating the pop charts. Since the 2000s, artists like Adele, Taylor Swift and Rihanna have challenged the way women are traditionally regarded in the entertainment industry. And their imagery and public statements have played an important part in the debates thrown up by the new wave of feminism.
But their prominence also raises wider questions about how women are seen today: when is presentation of your sexuality empowering and when is it exploitative? Are stars like Miley Cyrus and Nikki Minaj playing into a culture of pornification or defining their image on their own terms? And when a woman complains about mistreatment and abuse, like Kesha, will she be listened to or dismissed?
Is Pop Music the New Feminism? Join singer-songwriter Roisin Murphy, Radio 1’s Clara Amfo and DJ Lulu LeVay in a debate chaired by writer and broadcaster Miranda Sawyer.
The talk takes place on Tuesday 5th July 2016 in the beautiful chapel at The House of St Barnabas. Doors open at 6:30pm, the event will start at 7:30pm. Guests are invited to stay afterwards at the not-for-profit private members’ club to socialise in the bar and continue the discussion.
This will be the 15th event in the ongoing series, 37 Things You Need To Know About Modern Britain, which is a partnership between BUG and The House of St Barnabas, forged from a mutual desire to affect positive social change by asking provocative, open-ended questions about life as we live it today.
The House of St Barnabas is a charity that helps those affected by homelessness back into lasting employment. Participants are given work placements throughout the club, enabling them to gain valuable work experience and City & Guilds awards in Hospitality and Employability.
Bug is a group of writers and thinkers, who investigate popular culture through writing, talks and reports. www.buglondon.co.uk
Please note that tickets cannot be transferred, exchanged, or refunded once purchased other than if the event is cancelled or if the event is postponed and you are no longer able to attend the event.
The House of St Barnabas' business operating model is a not-for-proﬁt and all surpluses generated by the Charity’s trading enterprise The House of St Barnabas Events Ltd Company No: 06845128 are donated directly to The House of St Barnabas charity reg no 207242. More information about our work can be found www.hosb.org.uk/our-work/.