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Radical Aunt-TEA Afternoon and Evening

Radical Aunt-TEA Afternoon and Evening

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  • Date 26 Apr 2024
  • Time 3.00pm - 7.00pm
  • Category Social

Intergenerational Awareness Week Event

In celebration of Intergenerational Awareness week, we are running our third *Radical Aunties event themed on intergenerational and intersectional understandings of tea cultures in a three-part event, looking across the gendered, colonial and postcolonial histories of the beverage, coming together across different age groups and cultural backgrounds to perform a communal tea ceremony, and exploring the power of 'spilling tea' in activist gossip networks.

Event schedule

3-4 pm: Critical Tea Drinking 
Josephine Carr from the RHUL Gender Institute will subvert the image of the English Tea Lady.
4.30-5.30 pm: Slow Sips with Earth 
Equating her menopausal symptoms with the climate crisis on the worn-off planet, Youngsook Choi holds the gathering for transformative contamination and interspecies healing. She will instigate collective writing of an antioxidant anti-inflammatory prayer for broken earth in the poetic form of tea-mixing recipes. 
6-7 pm: Spilling Tea!
Scholar-activists Luis Manuel Garcia (Birmingham) and Shzr Ee Tan will spill the tea on tea-spilling, gossip, whisper networks, and similar strategies of collective protection by marginalised people.

Event speakers

Josephine Carr is Assistant Director of the Gender Institute at Royal Holloway, University of London, and an MRes candidate in Politics with a research focus on the governance histories of British Women’s Education.

Youngsook Choi is an artist/researcher with a PhD in human geography. Under the umbrella theme of political spirituality, her performances and multi-faceted installations explore intimate aesthetics of solidarity actions and collective healing.

Luis Manuel Garcia-Mispireta is an Associate Professor in Ethnomusicology and Popular Music Studies at the University of Birmingham (UK). His research focuses on urban electronic dance music scenes, with a particular focus on affect, intimacy, stranger-sociability, embodiment, sexuality, creative industries and musical migration.
Shzr Ee Tan is Vice Dean (EDI) at the School of Performing and Digital Arts at Royal Holloway. An ethnomusicologist, musician and educator, she is committed to decolonial work in sounded practice and the performing arts, with interests in how race discourses intersect problematically with class, gender and recent debates on posthuman digitalities, climate change and multispecies thinking.



Further information

Admission is free, but space is limited - please register with your details in the link at the top of the page

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