Where can you see a Playboy bunny with a PhD in an intellectual sparring match with a feminist writer? Or a comedy and cabaret ‘Slut Night’ reappropriating the S-word? At The Other Club, that’s where, a two woman riposte to the old boys’ network, and London’s latest pop-up members club.
The Other Club is the work of journalists Katie Glass and Joy Lo Dico, and it’s a female-focused space offering a programme of talks and debates by ‘brilliant, funny women we adore’ as well desk space for hire. You can hear Mary Beard talking about rebellion, Katie Melua and VV Brown on the music industry, and Daily Mail columnist Liz Jones talking about, well, herself, probably.
For a club, the Other aims to be inclusive. It’s only a fiver to join, and men are welcome – but they have to come with a girl friend. This is less about marching down the street with placards, more about marching to the bar for a sauvignon blanc.
‘We haven’t got a manifesto,’ says Glass. ‘We just wanted to have a platform where we show what cool women are doing.’ What’s the one thing she’d say to persuade us to come down? ‘We’ve got a really hot barman!’ You see, feminism can take many forms.
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I've attended the event last Thursday 'Women in business'. It was a relaxed and informative talk over glass of wine. Win Win Win.
A place to be with women and share with women, the raunchiness, the sexiness, the slutiness, the gorgeousness and the freakish and the good fun! join in!
Slut Night was a full, hot house with just as much variety in speakers and performers as women in the room. I have never been to this type of venue before, but after one night I'm sure to drop-in or take in one of their events on a weekly basis. There is a change in the environment when it's dominated by women from all backgrounds and I found it extremely intoxicating to mingle there. Would have given it five stars, but the decor isn't much to look at- although the photography is great. Not that there needs to be anything to side track you with all the delightful people in the room. Finally it's here!