international women's day 2011

Renowned artist helps Yorkshire celebrate International Women’s Day centenary

Posted on: 27 January 2011

Acclaimed portrait artist Tess Barnes is set to help women across Yorkshire celebrate the centenary of International Women’s Day at a conference in central Leeds.

Organised by InterCulture UK’s Connecting Enterprising Women project, the event takes place at Club LS1, on Tuesday 8 March and aims to help empower, inspire and channel female equality.

2011 sees 100 years of International Women’s Day which celebrates the economic, political and social achievements of women.

Tess Barnes, who is artist-in-residence at the Royal Institution, in London, will be presenting some of her portraits from her acclaimed Women of Substance exhibition, which features 50 paintings of high-profile females of our times.

The event has attracted a host of high-profile speakers including Professor Susan Daniels of the School of Performance and Cultural Industries at the University of Leeds, and Sally Anne-Greenfield, chief executive of Leeds Community Foundation.

They will be joined by Pamela Healy OBE, chief executive of Yorkshire’s Breast Cancer Care charity the Haven, and its founder Sara Davenport; plus Angelena Fixter, group chief executive of the Avalon Group, in Harrogate.

Angela Everson, the joint chief executive of Halifax’s WomenCentre, will also be there along with Yvette Vaughan Jones, CEO of Visiting Arts, London.

The event has chosen to support the Haven by hosting a special International Women’s Day dinner that will take place on the evening of the conference at the Marriot Hotel, off Boar Lane, Leeds.

The IWD Conference at 3 Albion Place, Leeds costs £22, to including refreshments and lunch.

IWD Charity Dinner at the Marriott is £35 including drinks, a three-course meal and entertainment.

For tickets for either event please contact Ruth Dass on 0113 388 2820 /

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