Jewish Museum - London


You Know I'm No Good: Young Women's Empowerment Festival

Date: Sunday 17 September 2017

Time: 10am-4pm

Price: £15 / £10 for students

Categories: talks amy

Hear from influential speakers and inspirational presenters including Laura Bates (founder of the The Everyday Sexism Project), Radio 1's Gemma Cairney and psychotherapist Susie Orbach in this programme of talks, performances and events. 

  • Listen to live music by young artists from Amy's Yard, the Amy Winehouse Foundation's music programme
  • Discover the world of feminist zines with Ladybeard
  • Panel on Women in the Arts, chaired by Alice Wroe (founder of Herstory)
  • Panel discussion on  Feminism and Faith with Hibo Wardere, a Somalian-born campaigner against female genital mutilation, author and public speaker. This panel is chaired by Julie Siddiqi (co-founder of Nisha Nashim)
  • Go on a curator's tour of the Amy Winehouse exhibition
  • Explore the galleries on a Radical Women themed curator's tour
  • Browse the Women's Marketplace and learn about organisations including Bloody Good Period and Nisa Nashim
  • Plus craft activities, workshops and more.

The festival is inspired by our current exhibition Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait.

Keynote Speakers and Timings: 

Laura Bates, 11am-12pm

Laura is the founder of the Everyday Sexism Project, an ever-increasing collection of over 100,000 testimonies of gender inequality. Laura writes regularly for the Guardian, TIME magazine, Independent, Grazia, Red Magazine and others. Laura will be interviewed by Otegha Uwagba, formerly of Vice, and founder of 'Women Who', a network for creative working women. The initiative’s first project is Little Black Book, an A6-sized publication featuring practical and philosophical advice for its readers.

Gemma Cairney, 12.45-1.45pm

Radio 1's resident agony aunt on The Surgery and author of 'Open: A Toolkit for How Magic and Messed Up Life Can Be'. 'Open' is full of honest advice about the big, bad and beautiful things that growing up is all about: from mental health to families to first love, and everything in between.

Susie Orbach, 2.30-3.30

Psychotherapist, psychoanalyst, writer and social critic, Susie will be exploring body image and eating disorders.

All are welcome.

Tickets £6.50 - £15

Doors: 10am, Cafe open: 10am-4pm

What will my ticket get me?

  LB talk GC talk SO talk Panel discussions  Ladybeard Zine Curator's Tours Craft activities Live music
Full Day (£15/10)
Laura Bates talk only (£8.50/6.50)    
Gemma Cairney talk only (£8.50/6.50)    
Susie Orbach talk only (£8.50/6.50)    


Exhibition Events Programme Sponsored by Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Box Office: 020 7284 7384 /
Age:16+ (under 15s should be accompanied by an adult)

STUDENT FULL DAY - includes all talks and activities - JME 658


ADULT FULL DAY - includes all talks and activities - JME 658


Laura Bates talk only - ADULT - JME 658


Laura Bates talk only - STUDENT - JME 658


Gemma Cairney talk only - ADULT - JME 658


Gemma Cairney talk only - STUDENT - JME 658


Susie Orbach talk only - ADULT - JME 658


Susie Orbach talk only - STUDENT - JME 658