Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Vagina Monologues 1999
The first V-Day UK event 'V DAY at the Vic' took place in 1999 at the Old Vic Theatre in London. Featuring actors and singers such as Kate Winslet, Cate Blanchett, Thandie Newton, Meera Syal, Gillian Anderson, Melanie Griffith and Des'ree, it raised over £75,000 for anti-violence women's organisations and placed the campaign on the front page of ten daily newspapers.
There is a huge vagina cake in London at the V-Day party and no one can cut it. Hundreds of sophisticated partygoers eat mauve vagina cake with their hands. The clit is auctioned off and Thandie Newton buys it for £200.