On 18th June 2013 ELF hosted a Heartbreak Launderette panel discussion at Shoreditch House. The event featured in-depth contributions from leading journalists and academics, including:
Sonya Barber from Time Out chaired the panel, followed by an audience Q&A. Moloch Industrial, a digital production group that examines performance and identity across social media platforms, also offered a response to ELF’s Heartbreak Launderette campaign.
A summary of the event can be found here: https://storify.com/ImAliceD/elf-talks-heartbreak-launderette
Slut Night is a cabaret-style conversation about what it means to be a “slut”. Topics and debate will span celebrity sluts, man-sluts, the reappropriation of the word “slut”, #sluts, slut-shaming, slutty role models and, obviously, sex.
Curated by slut-expert Amelia Abraham, the evening will open with a stand-up comedienne Sara Pascoe’s take on the “slut” theme, before a series of anecdotal talks from noted writers and journalists including Emily Dubberley, Sophie Heawood, Nell Frizzell, Sophie Wilkinson, Hayley Campbell and Vagenda founders Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett and Holly Baxter.
Slut Night will then culminate in a special live performance by live artist Bryony Kimmings taken from her acclaimed show “Sex Idiot”, followed by drinks at the bar.
Sophie Wilkinson, Sophie Heawood, Jamie Klingler
Nell Frizzell, Hayley Campbell, Bryony Kimmings
Introducing: MOKO - interview for CLASH mag
“Thank fuck for church” laughs Moko, in a South London pub and a South London accent. It was in church choir at the age of five that she began to learn “the science behind the song”, appropriating the structure and phraseology of hymns and gospel when she began writing at just ten.
It was also around this time that her Ghanaian mum used to play Aretha Franklin and Candi Staten in their house in New Cross. These women’s riffs, power and emotional expression were not something that inspired Moko, they were something that, vocally, she could do.