Festival Schedule

Tickets for the Weekend Conference are available here.

Tickets for the Saturday Night Party are available here.

Tickets for the Film Screening are available here.

If you would like tickets for the Sex Workers Only Day on May 17th please email us at conference@swarmcollective.org.


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. Hosted by Blair Buchanan (Decrim-Now), with Chiara Capraro (Amnesty International), Kirstie Douse (Release), Emily Kenway.

11.30-11.45: REST BREAK

11.45-13.15: PANEL SESSION A

A1: What could a radical transfeminist activism look like? Hosted by Dr Chryssy Hunter, with Morgan M. Page, Dr Chamindra Weerawardhana, Dr Mijke van der Drift.

A2: Cops don’t keep us safe: when survival is made criminal. Hosted by Aviah Sarah Day, with English Collective of Prostitutes, SOAS Detainee Support, Empty Cages, London Campaign Against Police and State Violence.

A3: Sex work and migration in Europe. Hosted by ICRSE with Hydra (Germany), SWARM, STRASS (France), English Collective of Prostitutes, Leila Zadeh.

13.15-14.15: LUNCH

14.15-15.30: PANEL SESSION B

B1: The impact of austerity. Hosted by SWARM, with Kimberly McIntosh, English Collective of Prostitutes, Women of Colour in the Global Women’s Strike, Vickie Cooper.

B2: Sex work research. Hosted by Lilith, with Dr. Raven Bowen, Carolyn Henham, English Collective of Prostitutes, Dr. Nick Mai.

B3: Sex workers of colour: Sex worker roundtable.

15.30-15.45: REST BREAK

15.45-17.15: PANEL SESSION C

C1: Strength, resilience and healthcare. Hosted by Micha Frazer-Carroll, with Action for Trans Health, Bakita Kasadha, SWARM, Pippa Grenfell (LSHTM).

C2: Examining anti-trafficking measures: academic perspectives. Hosted by SWARM, with Dr. Mirna Guha, Dr. Samuel Okyere, Dr. Ella Cockbain, Marjan Wijers.

C3: Radical histories: exploring the archives. Hosted by Kate Lister (Whores of Yore) with Jay Bernard, Natasha Mumbi Nkonde, Morgan M. Page, Itziar Bilbao Urrutia .

17.15-18.00: CONNECTING & SHARING RESOURCES

An opportunity for attendees 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.

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PARTY @ DALSTON SET 7PM - LATE

Performances

CHIYO

GEORGIE BEE

JOANA NASTARI

SHAKONA FIRE

TEQUILA ROSE and SASHA DIAMOND

DJ sets

FANNIE FIERCE

RESIS'DANCE

Host

THAT RAY

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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. Hosted by Bridget Minamore with Objects of Desire, Decolonise Fest, Otter Lieffe.

D2: Working frontline with sex workers. Hosted by SWARM with Charlotte Cooper, Gemma Scire (CEO, Basis Yorkshire) and Victoria (sex worker activist and outreach worker).

D3: The future of work. Hosted by Katie Cruz with Selma James, Layla-Roxanne Hill, Will Stronge (Autonomy), SWARM.

12.00-12.15: REST BREAK

12.15-13.30: PANEL SESSION E

E1: Sex workers on the Nordic Model. Hosted by ICRSE with STRASS (France), fuckförbundet (Sweden), SWAI (Ireland), PION (Norway).

E2: How do disability and sex work interact in the UK today? Sex worker roundtable.

E3: Aesthetics vs ethics: Expanding definitions of ‘feminist porn’. Hosted by Juno Mac with Rooster Ray, Misha Mayfair, Lina Bembe, Estella Bathory.

13.30-14.30: LUNCH

14.30-16.00: PANEL SESSION F

F1: Technology, surveillance and the state: how we resist. Hosted by Helen Hester with Gracie Mae Bradley, Misha Mayfair, Camille Melissa, Juno Mac, Amina du Jean.

F2: (Resisting) systemic violence. Hosted by Dr Mijke Drift with Molly Smith (Revolting Prostitutes), Leah Cowan, Sisters Uncut, Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan.

F3: Collective organising and sex worker unions. Hosted by Women’s Strike with Shiri Shalmay (UVW), Hydra (Germany), STRASS (France), fuckförbundet (Sweden).

16.15-18.00: CLOSING PANEL

Imagining feminist futures. Hosted by Juno Mac, with Lola Olufemi, Dr Chryssy Hunter, Aviah Sarah Day, Dr Chamindra Weerawardhana, Jade Bentil.

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FILM SCREENING @ London Action Resource Centre (LARC) 7PM-10PM

HOSTED BY LARC FILM CLUB X SWARM

Showing Wild Side (2004): “A trans woman and sex worker in Paris returns to the countryside to take care of her sick mother.” 

The LARC Film Club is an alcohol-free, smoke-free event. 

Vegan snacks and refreshments available. 

Free entry, donations to LARC welcome.

Film Screening Tickets


FESTIVAL INFORMATION

Tickets for the Weekend Conference are available here.

Tickets for the Saturday Night Party are available here.

Tickets for the Film Screening are available here.

More information on venues and accessibility is available here, email us if you have any questions or specific needs. Please make sure to take the time to read our safer spaces policy for the festival.

If you have any other questions please feel free to email us at conference@swarmcollective.org.

All donations to SWARM support sex worker rights organising and help us to make this festival possible. Keep up to date on conference news by following us on twitter @SexWorkHive or clicking attending on the facebook event.