News and Events


17 January – 7 March 2019
Research and development activity in India towards Expectations

31 January – 3 February 2019
Mathruhumi Festival of Letters MBIFL 2019 
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

11-16 February 2019
British Council Creating Heroines Workshop, Kathmandu, Nepal

Sunday 24 February 2019
Laydeez do comics pop up Bengaluru, India
Details to follow

1 March 2019
Public presentation
Presidency University, Kolkata, India
Details to follow

Sunday 31 March 2019, 11am-7pm
Laydeez Weekend
Freeword Centre, London
A Free public event
Full details to follow

2-3 May 2019
Alternative Comedy Now  
University of Kent
A feminist alternative: Women in comics and women comics
Joint paper with Lynne Parker (Funny Women)

Details to follow

12 June 2019, 5-6pm
“Why comics? why feminism? why laughter?”
presentation at
Mansions of the Future, Lincoln

Details to follow




Saturday 12 January 2019
Funding Your Project Workshop
Laydeez do comics professional development


19-21 December 2018
Graphic Novel Your Life Workshop

Nepal Literature Festival 2018
Hotel Barahi, Lakeside, Pokhara, Nepal

22 December 2018
In Conversation with Kathmandu-based artist/writer Kanchan Burathoki
Nepal Literature Festival 2018
Pokhara, Nepal


Thursday 22 November 2018, 1pm
Chester Literature Festival
Garret Theatre
The Quizzical Glance: Two Centuries of Women Cartoonists in Britain
Dr Simon Grennan and Dr Nicola Streeten.

Wednesday 21 November 2018, 10am-4pm
Public Information Comics Symposium II: Communicating Grief
University of Dundee
Keynote Address: ‘Grief, Creation and Billy, Me & You
Dundee Comics Creative Space, Vision Building, 20 Greenmarket, Dundee, DD1 4QB

Thursday 8 November 2018, 7.30pm
The Wanstead Tap & Newham Bookshop Present
The Inking Woman
An Evening with Nicola Streeten & Cath Tate
Arch 352 Winchelsea Road Forest Gate London E7 0AQ


Thursday 25 October 2018, 7.30-10pm
Laydeez do Comics Evening of Comedy
in association with Funny Women
New Unity Hall, Islington, London
A packed evening of comedy and comics, laughter and joy
With Rosie Jones, Bec Hill and Magical Toaster Pockets
with welcome words from Lynne Parker
founder of Funny Women.

Sunday 14 October 2018, 5-6pm
The Times and Sunday Times
Cheltenham Literature Festival
In conversation with Sarah Laing and Marisa Bate

Saturday 13 October 2018, 12-1pm
Birmingham Literary Festival
IKON Gallery

The Inking Woman, Cath Tate and Nicola Streeten

Friday 12 October 2018, 6pm
Birmingham Literary Festival
IKON Gallery
Workshop: Graphic novels and cartoons with Nicola Streeten and Cath Tate


Wednesday 26 September, 6-8pm
Barking & Dagenham Read Fest
In Conversation with Laydeez Do Comics
Dagenham Library20-21 September 2018
Comics Forum Conference, Leeds
Details to follow


Sunday 12 August 2018, 11:00-12:00
Edinburgh International Book Festival
Garden Theatre, Edinburgh

JULY 2018

Tuesday 31 July 2018, 6.30-8pm
A pop up 5×15 event at The Allbright Club, London
Secret histories of women writers
Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney
Nicola Streeten and Cath Tate
Allbright London
11 Rathbone Place, Fitzrovia, London W1T 1HR

JUNE 2018

Friday 29 June 2018
The Ninth International Graphic Novel and Comics Conference 2018. 27-29 June
Retro! Time, Memory and Nostalgia
BU Executive Business Centre, 89 Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth BH8 8EB

Friday 29 June 9.00–10.30: Session 13

Panel 13a – Trauma And Self
Looking Backward To Move Forward


Friday 22 June 2018
Women Cartoonists and Comic Artists
Nicola Streeten, Cath Tate, editors of The Inking Woman, and artist Kate Charlesworth discuss the history and politics of women’s comics.
British Library, London

Thursday 21 June 2018
The Inking Woman: 250 Years of Women Cartoon and Comic Artists in Britain, with Nicola Streeten and Cath Tate
As part of feminist book fortnight

Five Leaves Bookshop
14a Long Row, Nottingham

Friday 15 June 2018
Nicola Streeten, Cath Tate and artist Rachael Ball in discussion
Greenwich Book Festival

Saturday 2 June 2018

The Inking Women
Nicola Streeten, Cath Tate and artist Henny Beaumont in discussion.

Stoke Newington Literary Festival

APRIL 2018

Sunday 29 April 2018
London Graphic Novel Network CIC presents:

The Inking Woman: In conversation with Nicola Streeten & Cath Tate
Discussing 250 years of Women Cartoon and Comic Artists in Britain
Peckham Pod 2, Peckham Library 122 Peckham Hill St, SE15 5JR

MARCH 2018

Thursday 29 March 2018
Publication of  The Inking Woman: 250 Years of Women Cartoon and Comic Artists in Britain (Myriad Editions) Nicola Streeten and Cath Tate

Author Event with Nicola Streeten and Cath Tate

‘The inking Woman’ is a groundbreaking picture-led celebration of the work of over 100 named British artists, and a few anonymous ones, revealing the wealth of women’s art and insight spanning 200 years. Join Nicola and Cath as they discuss their new book.

Saturday 24 March 2018
The inaugural Laydeez Day Festival, 3.30pm onwards
Free Word Centre, London

Sunday 25 March 2018, 4.45-5.45pm
Nicola Streeten and Kate Charlesworth Aye Con
Aye Write Festival

Friday 9 – Sunday 11 March 2018
British Council Creating Heroines Stall
Women of the World (WOW) Festival Marketplace

Southbank Centre, Royal Festival Hall (RFH), 
British Council Creating Heroines comics-making workshop
Women of the World (WOW) Festival
Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London

Monday 12 March 2018, 8pm
Why aren’t there more women political cartoonists?
Presentation and panel discussion
National Union of Journalists HQ
Headland House, 
Proctor Street, just off Grans Inn Road, London


17 February 2018
So you want to write a graphic novel?
The Girls’ Guide to Graphic Novels Masterclass

British Council Creating Heroines
Women of the World Festival, Kathmandu, Nepal

Friday 10 November, 6-9pm
A Woman’s Place
Rachael House’s Feminist Disco
Guest presentation

Venue: Room 76, Falmer Bar, The University of Sussex, BN1 9RH

Sunday 8 October, 2.30-3.30pm
Cheltenham Literature Festival
A Woman’s Place
In conversation with Hannah Berry and Paula Knight 

Thursday 21 September
Comics Forum Conference: Comics and Space
Keynote Address with Steven Appleby: The Ambiguity of Gendered Space

Saturday 23 September
Thought Bubble – The Leeds Comic Art Festival
So what’s your other job? Myriad cartoonists fill the Thought Bubble
Panel discussion chaired by Corinne Pearlman with Darryl Cunningham, Ottilie Hainsworth, Paula Knight, and Una