"A tart, fizzy delight" - Buzzfeed
"Quick, clever and delightful, very funny and hugely entertaining." - Toronto Sun
DIRECTED BY WHIT STILLMAN (THE LAST DAYS OF DISCO)
STARRING KATE BECKINSALE, CHLOE SEVIGNY & STEPHEN FRY
HOSTED BY LEENA NORMINGTON
Tickets available on Eventbrite
In the 1790s, the recently widowed and relatively young Lady Susan Vernon seeks a suitably wealthy match for her only daughter, Frederica, and a similarly wealthy husband for herself, in order to renew the state of her fortunes.
Named for another lesser known work of Austen and based on Lady Susan, a playful epistolary novel written circa 1794-95, which focuses on correspondence between Lady Susan (Kate Beckinsale in the film), her best friend Alicia (Chloë Sevigny’s well-married American in London) and the several horrified onlookers who report on the scandalous romantic entanglements. Lady Susan is arguably Austen at her most sharp and witty. The early novel was not published during Austen's lifetime - Austen biographer Claire Tomalin suggests that she chose to shelve it because it was too bold and caustic for her time.
5pm - Doors. Come and browse the Period Positive Pop Up: Love edition. Treat yo'self and your Galentine to an upgrade on your period, nourishment for your body and mind, and get some self-love and self-care inspiration, all while supporting incredible causes. We're always here for a chat too!
7pm - Screening begins!
8.45pm - Raffle!
Afterwards we're going to be Galentines-ing it up on the rainbow-coloured dancefloor, so do stay! If you have any requests for the playlist, make a suggestion below.
The event is fundraising for the Red Box Project in Newham. The Red Box Project provides sanitary products in schools, so that no one has to miss school because of period poverty. Guests are invited to bring donations of sanitary products to swap for entry into our fabulous period-drama-themed raffle. Raffle tickets are £1 or exchanged for sanitary donations in kind, to fill our Red Boxes for local schools in Newham.
Recently the Red Box Project joined the #FreePeriods movement to take legal action against the government to address period poverty in schools. Please click below to find out more!