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GDFC News 27 April

A huge thanks to Emily Cousens for her amazing Monday night lecture on Corona and Capitalism.

If you missed the lecture don’t fear - below is a link to the recording:

Password: P1tchplease!

Emily also wrote an amazing article this week:


We are very excited for Liz Ward’s Spoken Word Workshop this Monday at 8pm.

Liz: “‘so you want to be a poet? Come along to my zoom room and learn about poems that have nothing to do with the gcse anthology! We’ll have a few writing exercises, some top secret fancy poetry techniques, some every day writing tips and even a little performance from yours truly, should my internet allow. No interaction required (unless you really want to!)”.

Upcoming Talks and Classes:

May 4th - Alice May Williams: Bike Mechanics 101

May 11th - Alex Rawn: Cooking Class

May 18th - Coach Josh: Attacking + Defending Seminar

May 25th - Ciara Robinson: A Place We Call Ours? Cities, Space and Community

June 1st - Alex Krook: After A Pandemic: How The Black Death Changed European Society

June 8th - Esther Jones Russell: AccessiBall - Disability Inclusion In A Footballing World

June 15th - Emily Cousens: Quarentine and Queer Theory

June 22nd - Liz Ward + Martha Crawford: What Next: How Do We Bounce Back Better After This Pandemic


Our current creative competition will be for the GDFC magazine cover! Please submit what you would like to see on the cover on the theme of 'GDFC during Quarantine' by 30 April to

Need something else creative to keep you busy. Try colouring in these lovely GDFC pages created by the one and only Lily Grant!


We’re looking for #QuarantineGoals who might be interested in doing an Instagram takeover. Message Jess Keating if you are keen!

Murder On Zidane’s Floor: Queerantine Edition launched last night with a bang! It was an absolute JOY to host almost 60 homes and come together virtually in the name of MOZF. Massive shoutout to DJ Brexit Bardot (Chloe Kraemer) and DJ Matilda Chez (Polly Simpson) for bringing us tunes all night long (including an extra unplanned hour!!), and to Kitchen Twink (Georgia Bruce) for being our stunning MC. Huge thanks as well to the Mod team: Beth Miles, Saba Husain, and Jess Keating.

Thank you also to everyone who donated to NHS Charities Together. If you want to make a last minute donation, you can do so here:

We’ll be back on Saturday 9 May, so whack it in your diaries! We’ll be fundraising for Hospice UK. Stay tuned for the registration and donation details.


Need a football fix? ‘WSL Classics’ are being streamed on the FA Player every Wednesday and Sunday. The FA Player also has a great archive of games, player interviews, and other content to keep you occupied.


Fleur Cousens was featured in Football v Homophobia’s Lesbian Visibility Week series. You can check it out here:


You may have heard that some frontline NHS staff are facing shortages of masks, gowns etc. In the community corner section of the newsletter would it be possible to include a call to encourage companies / orgs / institutions people work for or know of to donate any idle masks, gowns, gloves, eye protection and other personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline NHS workers via Med Supply Drive UK? Website:

Any GDFC members who are frontline staff can also request PPE via this link:

Eleanor Trezise a volunteer with them and they recently hit the milestone of getting 50,000 items of donated PPE to frontline staff so hopefully it’s making some difference.


If you have anything you would like to feature in next week's newsletter, email by 12:00 Sunday.

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