THAT TIME OF THE MONTH
That Time of The Month Presents: A Period Drama Film Screening at The Book Club
Period poverty is a problem in the UK and That Time of The Month is a new event series at The Book Club location in Shoreditch, London which will be screening period drama films to fundraise for a period poverty initiative The Red Box Project.
The Red Box Project is a community-led initiative to combat period poverty in schools. It was set up in March 2017 by three friends who wanted to give young women access to sanitary products. They place constantly stocked red boxes of sanitary wear in schools aiming to reach those who may not be able to afford these vital items.
Although many of us will be having irregular periods if in peri-menopause or non at all if we are in the menopause, here at Feeling Flush we still want to help those that do.
Emma Kosmin was one of the friends who came up with the idea of the red boxes and the film screenings. She says: "My friends and I love to watch period dramas together while on our periods. It’s permission for having a little time out from life during what can sometimes be a rough time of the month. Now we'd like to invite you to join us too."
There will be a screening of Persuasion on Sunday 11th November, and a Pride & Prejudice Pyjama Party marathon (pyjamas optional) on Sunday 9th December. Both at The Book Club.
The Red Box Project requests that people donate sanitary products at the screenings and they will have the opportunity to learn how to set up Red Box donation points.
Tickets start at £3 on Eventbrite, which includes popcorn. The Book Club will also offer bargain Bloody Marys and brunch, as well as create a custom cocktail reflecting each film.