Frequently asked Questions

What is the purpose of the conference?

Feminism in London is more than just a conference -- FiLiA received charitable status in 2015, and run events throughout the year and a variety of actions.  We want to unite, to inform, and to inspire those who attend. We are not just a talking shop; we will be drafting documents and formulating strategy, while networking opportunities allow feminists from around the globe to share ideas and to build upon one another's work. 

What is the pricing structure?

Children of 12 and under are free of charge. Young people 12 – 18, full time students, over 65s and those on benefits are entitled to a concession ticket (we may check proof of entitlement on the door). 

Why do you ask for proof of entitlement to concessions?  Isn't that a bit rude?

Yes, it is, and saying we may check ID is a compromise we sadly had to make.  We aren't asking for ID from everybody but if we don't check anybody at all then we find lots of people claiming to be concessions who aren't – leaving our volunteer organisers personally liable for costs.  If you are concerned about this (eg you don't have proof of being unwaged) then just email us and we will do our best to help.

I want to bring my children, are they welcome?

Yes.  There are workshops for 7-12 year olds (boys and girls) and a creche.  

What about teenagers?

Teenagers are VERY welcome to attend! We've found that most teenagers who attended did not want to be funnelled into their own sessions and preferred to attend the main ones. 

Are the age limits for the children's workshops set in stone?

No.  These are recommended ages - so if your 5 year old would like to join in with the 6-12s, or your 13 year old would rather do the 6-12s than the main sessions, that's fine.  You know your child best.

Are the workshops all open to everyone?

This is at the discretion of the session organiser.  We have had women only sessions, BME women only sessions, and men only sessions. Some will also be restricted by number. Any restricted sessions will be clearly marked as such.

Will there be disabled access?

Please see the accessibility page.

Can men come to Feminism in London?

Yes. All are welcome.

I am trans* / genderqueer / do not identify with a gender. Can I come?

Yes.  All are welcome.  

I am neurodivergent / have sensory needs and I'm not sure I can cope with the noise.

We will have quiet space set apart for those who need some time out, in the “Green Rooms” area.

I have experienced trauma and I am worried I will be triggered by the content of the workshops.

We have quiet rooms set aside and listeners in the “Green Rooms” area.

You don't have the workshop / speaker I wanted.  Why not?

We were amazed by the response we got to our call for workshops.  We have designed the programme based on the feedback from previous years and what attendees said they wanted.  If you want something in particular for next year then why not come along and give us feedback for next year – or even apply to join the committee! 

I disagree with one of your speakers.

Feel free not to attend that session. We have others!  We realise that not every feminist will agree with every speaker, but we believe that there really is something for everyone available at FIL, and if one workshop doesn't appeal then another will.

Will there be food available at the venue?

There has been in previous years. This will be confirmed nearer the time.

I have another query that isn't on this list.

Please use the 'contact us' button at the bottom of the page.