Festival Schedule

 

Tickets for the conference weekend are available here. Tickets for other events will be available soon.

THURSDAY 16TH OF MAY

SEX WORKER ART SHOW @ VENUE TO BE ANNOUNCED

FRIDAY 17TH OF MAY

SEX WORKERS ONLY DAY - DISCUSSION, WORKSHOPS, SOCIAL

You must be a sex worker in order to attend this day - contact conference@swarmcollective.org for more info.

SATURDAY 18TH OF MAY

PUBLIC CONFERENCE DAY ONE @ BRADY ARTS & COMMUNITY CENTRE 10am-6pm

10am - 11.30am: OPENING PANEL - A decriminalised future

11.30-11.45: REST BREAK

11.45-13.15: PANEL SESSION A

A1: What could a radical transfeminist activism look like?

A2: Cops don’t keep us safe: when survival is made criminal

A3: Sex work and migration in Europe

13.15-14.15: LUNCH

14.15-15.30: PANEL SESSION B

B1: Economic justice under austerity

B2: Sex work research

B3: Sex workers of colour

15.30-15.45: REST BREAK

15.45-17.15: PANEL SESSION C

C1: Strength, resilience and healthcare

C2: Examining anti-trafficking measures

C3: Radical histories: exploring the archives

17.15-18.00: CONNECTING & SHARING RESOURCES

An opportunity for people at the conference to connect and talk more informally at the end of the day about their projects and research, and to follow up on topics raised throughout the day. Those attending the conference are invited to bring any resources they’d like to make available - for example zines, pamphlets, posters or other publications. Information and resources on the movement to decriminalise sex work will be available.

PARTY @ DALSTON SET 7PM - LATE

SUNDAY 19TH OF MAY

PUBLIC CONFERENCE DAY TWO @ BRADY ARTS & COMMUNITY CENTRE 10.30am-6pm

10.30-12.0: PANEL SESSION D

D1: Artists talk bodies, visibility and violence

D2: Working frontline with sex workers

D3: The future of work

12.00-12.15: REST BREAK

12.15-13.30: PANEL SESSION E

E1: Sex workers on the Nordic Model

E2: How do disability and sex work interact in the UK today?

E3: Aesthetics vs ethics: Expanding definitions of ‘feminist porn’

13.30-14.30: LUNCH

14.30-16.00: PANEL SESSION F

F1: Technology, surveillance and the state: how we resist

F2: (Resisting) systemic violence

F3: Collective organising and sex worker unions

15.15-18.00: CLOSING PANEL - Imagining feminist futures

FILM SCREENING @ LARC 7PM-10PM

Tickets for the festival are available here.

Please take the time to read our safer spaces policy for the festival.

Information on venues and accessibility is available here.

If you would like to donate to SWARM in order to help make this festival and sex worker rights organising possible you can do that here!