Exhibxtchin’ returns for its second year
UoL feminist society’s charity club night returns for a night of unapologetic female power
On 5th December, Exhibxtchin, the UoL Feminist Society's charity club night returns for its second year. The event, which piloted in 2017, has the vision of creating a feminist clubbing culture in Liverpool. Co-founders Lucy Pilling and Alice Churm, speaking for most girls in Liverpool, decided they were tired of experiencing sexual harassment on a night out. They took this issue to the feminist society and sought to overcome it through a charity club night which would raise money for Liverpool's Rape and Sexual Assault Crisis (RASA) and would involve an all-female line up.
We asked co-founder Lucy what she hopes people can take from the event, "We would like people to benefit from the night through creating a safer place for women to have fun and dance with their friends, hopefully safer from harassment, and with the knowledge that we don't tolerate sexual violence of any kind. We also want to showcase the talent of women DJs, who aren't as often showcased or even respected in the arts and music world".
The events have raised close to £3000 for the charity to date, with the hope that this year's fundraiser can continue to support this important cause. Hannah, a second year history student at UoL told us, "I don't know a person who hasn't experience some kind of sexual encounter where they were uncomfortable, so this event can only be a positive thing".
Exhibxtchin' promises to be a night of unapologetic female power, with an all-woman line up that covers R&B, Indie, Motown, disco and Hip-Hop. The DJ line up at 24 Kitchen Street this year features Cat Millar, Nina Franklin of Melodic Distraction and Abbie Morris of Humble Abode. Una, also a second year history student told us, "this event sounds amazing, a really good cause and more necessary than ever!"