LIFE DRAWING with EAST LONDON STRIPPERS COLLECTIVE

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  • Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club

Description

  • Something A Little Different, Classes and Activity
  • Tickets from £15.00 - £17.50
  • Jazz, Commercial/Pop and Background Music
  • Over 18
  • Monday 17th October 2022 and 4 other Mondays
  • 19:00 - 21:30

Henri de Toulouse Lautrec was famously known for his life-long love affair with the denizens of the Moulin Rouge. It seems only right to marry the two worlds of Kennington's Toulouse Lautrec and Life Drawing with East London Strippers Collective. ELSC are a collective of strippers working to smash stigma, fight for better working conditions and repackaging our erotic labour to provide meaningful employment to our community. ELSC presents Life Drawing references the rich history of artists musing upon their nude models: dancers, strip-tease artists, lovers and sex-workers to create works of art. Expect high octane pole tricks, sultry striptease, floor-work, freestyle and some surprise audience participation to enrich your life drawing experience. All levels of experience are welcome.

EAST LONDON STRIPPERS COLLECTIVE is a network of feisty, feminist and fiercely independent women, who also happen to be strippers. ELSC are committed to supporting and promoting self-organisation among strippers, challenging stigma around sex work, standing up to exploitation and fighting for improved safety and harm-reduction in the wider sex industry.


  In 2013 they began taking matters into their own hands, and started the world's first life drawing classes the The White Horse, Hackney's first strip club to open it's doors to artists, illustrators, painters, sketchers, doodlers, and anyone interested in drawing from life... in a unique setting! The members of the collective are among some of the best striptease performers in London, and decided to offer a rare and uncommon glimpse into their world. Their life drawing classes have become their flagship event, breaking through stereotypes and bringing the age-honoured relationship between art and sex work bang-up-to-date...!

ELSC are dedicated to building worker led strategies, creating opportunities and growth for performers outside of the exploitative business model of a regular strip club. Since 2014, ELSC have grown a viable and sustainable business that is run entirely by dancers/ex-dancers themselves. From pop-up strip club parties, to public talks, art exhibitions and life drawing classes, ELSC remain an autonomous organisation in charge of creating their own working conditions and supporting members of their community.

 ELSC have worked in partnership with multiple organisations, institutions and individuals, including United Voices of The World, X-Talk, English Collective of Prostitutes, SWARM, Royal Academy of Arts,  Bishopsgate Institute, the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) Café Des Arts (University of Durham), Sexpression (Edinburgh University), Sexual Freedom Awards, Strangelove Festival (Antwerp), Leftfield Tent (Glastonbury Festival), Channel Four Shorts, The Common House, Peggy Golec, Kovács László, and Julie Cook Photography.

ELSC have also collaborated with a number of local venues in East London, including Red Gallery, Queen of Hoxton, Doomed Gallery, Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, Club Aquarium, The Crown and Shuttle, The White Horse, and 23 Paul St.

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Tickets/Times

Ticket Event time Cost
Standard Admission

Excludes Paper & Material. 

Bar Food & Drinks available for purchase during class.  

Doors open ONE hour before the event.

19:00 - 21:30 £15.00
Admission + Unlimited Material

Includes Unlimited Paper and Materials.

Bar Food & Drinks available for purchase during class.  

Doors open ONE hour before the event.

19:00 - 21:30 £17.50

Location

Address

Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club, 140 Newington Butts, SE11 4RN

Organiser

ELSC Productions CIC
EAST LONDON STRIPPERS COLLECTIVE is a network of feisty, feminist and fiercely independent women, who also happen to be strippers. Founded in 2014, the ELSC are committed to supporting and promoting self-organisation among strippers and lapdancers, challenging stigma around sex work, standing up to exploitation and fighting for improved safety and harm-reduction in the wider sex industry. ELSC has grown up out of a grassroots collaboration of striptease performers working together in East London SEVs (Sexual Entertainment Venues). The founding members of the collective were all united around a shared set of workplace grievances, and a mutual desire to see their safety, dignity and employment rights acknowledged within their industry. Changes in licensing law and economic trends have lead to deterioration in working conditions in SEVs, leading to greater levels of workplace abuses and business malpractice. The business model of SEVs relies on the misclassification of workers, and their subsequent lack of access to employment rights. ELSC are dedicated to building worker led strategies, creating opportunities and growth for performers outside of the exploitative business model of a regular strip club. Since 2014, ELSC have grown a viable and sustainable business that is run entirely by dancers/ex-dancers themselves. From pop-up strip club parties, to public talks, art exhibitions and life drawing classes, ELSC remain an autonomous organisation in charge of creating their own working conditions and supporting members of their community.

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1) Admission tickets are non-refundable within 72 Hours of the event as standard.
2) Live Stream tickets are not eligible for refunds. Your live stream can be viewed at a later time if you are unable to watch it live.
3) If you are unable to attend you are welcome to transfer them to a friend in your name.
4) Please check your tickets are correct for the event you are attending as changes cannot be made
5) On busy nights small groups of 1-2 people may be required to share your table with one other small group.
6) Seating is unreserved and on a 1st come, 1st served basis; please arrive early if you have a preference.
7) Once the performance has begun, we reserve the right to fill any empty seats with people who are on our waiting list or at the door. Late arrivals will still be permitted however you may be asked to stand at the back until seating can be provided at such time.
8) Certain events require a non-talking or quiet audience. You may be asked to leave or move to the outdoor terrace should you wish to talk to avoid disrupting the experience of our other attendees.
9) No food or drinks outside of the venue may be consumed within the venue.
10) Attendees under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult unless the event is strictly for over 18.
11) We operate a Check-21. If you are lucky enough to appear younger than 21 you may be asked for photographic ID.
12) Occasionally, events are cancelled or postponed by the performer or promoter for a variety of reasons. If the event is cancelled you will be emailed to provide you the option to attend a rescheduled date or request a full refund.
13) Tickets are sold subject to the promoter's or performer's right to alter or vary the programme due to the events or circumstances beyond their control without being obliged to refund monies or exchange tickets.
14) The venue reserves the right to refuse admission and may on occasion have to conduct security searches to ensure the safety of patrons.
15) The promoter & venue management accepts no responsibility for any personal property.

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