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Lilly Burton presents: All Aboard! Abortion Rights Fundraiser

abortion rights UK, Lilly Burton, Fundraiser, Poplar Union, East London, Tower Hamlets, women's rights, charity event
abortion rights UK, Lilly Burton, Fundraiser, Poplar Union, East London, Tower Hamlets, women's rights, charity event

Come and join Abortion Rights UK and performance artist, Lilly Burton, as we host a launch party and fundraising bonanza for All Aboard! Abortion Rights.

What to expect

Lilly Burton is hosting a fundraiser off the back of her smash show ‘All Aboard! At the Termination Station. The night features a fabulous line up of acts:

Sadie Sinner
(Performer powerhouse and Creator of CocoabutterClub)

Charlie Dinkin
(Comedian and writer for BBC studios and the news quiz with Nish Kumar)

Sian Clarke
(Patriarchy smashing performer with the hit show The Sian Clark experience)

Sikisa ‘Twix’ Bostwick-Barnes
(Funny Women 2016 (Semi-Finalist) and BBC New Comedian competition 2017)

Davinia Hamilton & Marta Vella
(What life is like for women living under the abortion ban in Malta)

Charlie George
(LGBTQ New Comedian of the Year 2019 & Pride’s Got Talent finalist 2018)

As well as great acts, we have a Tanquary cocktail station in collaboration with Hawksmoor Cocktail bar lined up and amazing auction prizes from our generous supporters Guilty Feminist, Deborah Francis-White, Shami Chakrabarti, Sarah Maple and Hawksmoor restaurant. Plus much much more!

What you launching then?

We’re raising funds for a bloomin’ good cause! The night will launch a new collaborative workshop project which tackles abortion stigma aimed at young adults.

Young people face unique barriers when seeking accurate information about abortion, and in accessing abortion services, we’re creating a space in which we can exchange and be entertained, and formulate ideas for change, in a world where too often people make our bodies their business.

About Abortion Rights UK

Abortion Rights UK is the only national UK pro-choice campaign. They were formed in 2003 by a merger of the National Abortion Campaign (NAC) and the Abortion Law Reform Association (ALRA) – the two groups primarily involved in securing legalised abortion in the 1967 Abortion Act. So Abortion Rights has been at the forefront of driving through abortion reform and they’re still at it today!

They campaign to defend and extend the right to free, safe, legal and accessible abortion. They challenge the status quo and address the stigma surrounding abortion head on! Part and parcel of this is raising awareness and lobbying for the rights of women. At the heart of their campaigns is defending and extending the reproductive rights of all women in all different communities; they have defended the disabled community, women of colour, the migrant community and those from the LGBT community.

About Lilly Burton

Lilly is a 26-year-old performer and writer based in London, taking her slingshot at no-go social constructs with a mash-up of autobiographical storytelling, comedy, and original song writing; plus she likes to throw in some dance moves too! Lilly graduated from East 15 Acting and Contemporary Theatre in 2016. After this she became a member of the acclaimed Soho Theatre Young Company, going on to work & assist: most notably renowned performance artist Bryony Kimmings, on the R&D of “I’m a Phoenix Bitch” at Battersea Art Centre.

Most recently she opened for The Hiccup Projects show “Lovely Girls” at The Old Market Theatre, Brighton. All Aboard At Termination Station, Lilly’s debut show, then toured with an Award winning run at the Brighton Fringe, followed by a sold out show at Camden Peoples Theatre Feminist Festival Calm Down Dear, performing at the Rose Theatre, Kingston as part of her award with The International Youth Arts Festival and finally followed this up with a sell-out run at The Clapham Fringe Festival.

Lilly’s show continues to grow and develop with the support from leading abortion rights campaigning charities and will appear at the Abortion Rights Abortion Cabaret at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club on November 6.

Reviews

Lilly Burton’s All Aboard At Termination Station is the funniest show we’ve ever seen about abortion. Lilly’s extraordinary energy and glorious comic timing hold her in perfect stead as she articulates the arguments for access and challenges stigma through a frank account of her own abortion experiences”- Bechdale Theatre

All Aboard! At Termination Station is Fearlessly funny and painfully poignant, Lilly Burton’s observation, writing and performance is just what the doctor ordered at such a dangerous moment for women’s rights.” – Shami Chakrabarti (yeah that’s right…the most dangerous women in Britain is into it!)

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abortion rights UK, Lilly Burton, Fundraiser, Poplar Union, East London, Tower Hamlets, women's rights, charity event

Sat 22 February 7pm-10pm

£9 / £7 conc. / £10 OTD (Proceeds going to All Aboard! Abortion Rights UK)
Age range: 16+

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