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Letters specifically on women’s human rights cases will be the focus of the letter-writing evening at the Dogstar pub in Brixton.

Everyone is welcome.

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To honour 100 years of the global celebration of International Women’s Day South London Women Artists (SLWA) are holding their 5th exhibition at Dulwich Library from Sunday 27 February to Saturday 26 March 2011. This year the theme of the exhibition is Women and Books, drawing on the invaluable contributions that women have made to books and libraries over the years and the inspiration they receive from them.

SLWA has already been associated with books through it’s progamme of talks also held at Dulwich Library. In 2009 Althea Greenan of the Women’s Art Library at Goldsmith’s College explained how the organisation functions as an alternative public space to view and experience women’s art. Rebecca Fortnum, Camberwell College of Art, talked about her interviews with 20 internationally recognized women artists from her book “Contemporary British Women Artists: In their own words”. More recently Dr Lara Perry who is co-editing a book on feminism and art curating presented her research “What place has feminism in contemporary practice?” to the group.

The Women and Books exhibition will look at books written by women, for women, about women or which inspire women and joins International Women’s Day celebrations on 8 March when thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate their achievements. Throughout the month long exhibition a number of local schools will attend SLWA education events organized for them by artist members. There will also be free tours of the exhibition led by a SLWA member and a chance to meet some of the participating artists on Wednesdays 2 and 16 March at 3.30pm.

Over the past two years South London Women Artists have staged numerous shows including a hugely successful exhibition at Bankside Gallery in 2010. Dulwich Library is fast becoming an established venue to view and buy original SLWA artworks and the group is delighted that books will also be the theme of the show. The works will ‘bookend’ the library bookshelves, thus connecting the thoughtful experiences of library browsing and art contemplation.

The exhibition will take place at Dulwich Library from 27 February to 26 March during normal opening hours and entrance is free. There will be a private view on Thursday 3 March from 8 to 10pm.

Dulwich Library, 368 Lordship Lane, SE22 8NB
Open: Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri 9am to 8pm, Tues10am to 8pm, Sat 9am to 5pm, Sun 12pm to 4pm.
Private view Thursday 3 March, 8 to 10pm.

Free exhibition tours Wednesday 2 & 16 March at 3.30pm.

For more information and images contact:
Kim Thornton at slwapress@googlemail.com
or go to http://www.southlondonwomenartists.co.uk

Take the opportunity to find out more about the positive impact of Fair Trade at Divine’s Fairtrade Farmers’ Tour, 2011

Between the 28th February and 13th March 2011, Fairtrade Fortnight and Divine Chocolate will be touring the UK to promote awareness of fair trade. The annual event gives you the opportunity to hear firsthand about cocoa farmers’ lives and the impact that fair trade has on them.

This year’s tour has a special focus on women to celebrate the International Women’s Day’s centenary. Two of the women from the Ghanaian cocoa co-operative, Kuapa Kokoo, Harriet Boatemaa and Fatima Ali, will be leading the tour and will be explaining just why the roles played by women are so crucial for the cocoa growing process.

The tour will take in Liverpool, Warrington, Bradford, London, Oxford and Cardiff and Harriet and Fatima will be meeting with businesses, shoppers, schools and political representatives to spread the word about the positive impact that Fairtrade has on the cocoa farming community in Ghana.

Cost: Free
Date: Monday 28 February- 13 March 2011

For full details of this event please see http://www.divinechocolate.com

Tues 8th Mar: Launch Event : International Women’s Day.
Time: 3 pm – 6 pm & 7:15 pm – 9 pm £5.

Mon 28th Feb – Fri 11th Mar: Photography exhibition: Women Workers in the Informal Sector in Gujarat, India.
Time: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm Mon – Fri, free.

Mon 28th Feb: Film: With our Memory on the Future
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Time: 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm, donations.

Tues 1st Mar: Healthy Women and Children
Time: 10.00 am – 2.30 pm, free.

Tues 1st Mar: Film: From the Red to the Silver, by Caroline Born
Time: 6 pm – 8 pm, donations.

Tues 1st Mar: Resisting the Impact of Cuts on Women’s Wellbeing: Struggles Past and Present
Time: 6.30 pm – 9.00 pm, free.

Wed 2nd Mar: Human Rights and Maternal Health: Oxford Amnesty International Film Night
Time: 7.30 pm – 10.00 pm, donation £2.50.

Thu 3rd Mar: Wrap Oxford in Fairtrade Bunting
Time: 5.30 pm – 7.30 pm, donations.

Thu 3rd Mar: An Evening about Queer Sex, Love and Relationships
Time: 6.30 pm – 9.00 pm, £15 / £10.

Thu 3rd Mar: Do Women Need Therapy?
Time: Doors open 7 pm, free.

Fri 4th Mar: Dance Away the Winter Blues
Time: 7.00 pm – 11.30pm, £5.

Sat 5th Mar and Sun 6th Mar: Cycle with Confidence
Time: 11.00 am – 12.30 pm, donations.

Sat 5th Mar: Together We Are Strong
Time: 10.00 am – 1.00 pm, £5.

Sat 5th Mar: Wellbeing and Vegetarianism
Time: 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm, free.

Sat 5th Mar: ‘Mothers and Daughters’, ‘Women and Freedom’
Time: 7.00 pm – 10.00 pm, £10 / £6 concessions.

Sat 5th Mar: A Taste of Nicaragua
Time: 7.30 pm till late, £10.00 / £5.00.

Sun 6th Mar: The Misa Campesina
Time: 11:00 am, donations.

Sun 6th Mar: Walk for Tabita
Time: Midday.

Sun 6th Mar: Healing Emotions, Accesing our Inner Wisdom
Time: 2.00 pm – 5.30 pm

Mon 7th Mar – Fri 11th Mar: Sport and Wellbeing Week
Time: Various times. Entrance fee may apply for some events.

Tue 8th Mar – Sun 13th Mar: Another Me: Transformations from Pain to Power Exhibition
Time: 11.00 am – 3.00 pm daily, free.

Tues 8th Mar: Red Box- Where Women Meet
Time: 8.00 pm – 11.00 pm, £5 / £3 concessions.

Weds 9th Mar: A Trilogy for Women
Time: 10.30 am – 2.30 pm
(Yoga 11 – 12 and 1 – 2), free.

Weds 9th Mar: Let’s Celebrate Women and Human Rights!
Time: 12 noon – 9.00 pm, donations.

Wed 9th Mar: Old Remedies of Times Gone By
Time: 1.00 pm – 5.00 pm, free.

Wed 9th Mar: Fun Dance for Kids
Time: 3.30 pm – 4.30 pm, £4.

Wed 9th Mar: Sister Act: Dance for Your Life
Time: 5.00 pm – 6.00 pm, free.

Wed 9th Mar: Good Hair
Time: 6 pm – 9.30 pm, free.

Thu 10th Mar and Fri 11th Mar: Vagina Monologues
Time: Doors open 7.30 pm, £3.

Thu 10th Mar: Healthy Women are Happy Women
Time: 10.00 am – 3.00 pm, free.

Thu 10th Mar: Gender, Health and Wellbeing Across Cultures
Time: 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm, free.

Thu 10th Mar: Dorothy Hodgkin Memorial Lecture: Mathematics in the Service of Crystallography
Time: 5.00 pm start, free.

Thu 10th Mar: Women Reaching Women: Mums Matter
Time: 6.30 pm, £3.50.

Fri 11th Mar: The Broken Home (2) Launch Project
Time: Tea Party 4pm – 6pm Drinks / Performance
6pm – 8pm, free.

Fri 11th Mar: Reel Women
Time: 7 pm – 10 pm, free.

Fri 11th Mar: All Women Can Dance
Time: 8.00 pm – 10.00 pm, £9 / £8 concessions.

Sat 12th Mar: Outdoor Activity Day at the Riverside Centre
Time: 10 am – 2 pm, free.

Sat 12th Mar: Kick it, Move it, Chill it
Time: 10.00 am – 4.00 pm, free.

Sat 12th Mar: Fitness Can Be Fun!
Time: 10.30 am – 12.30 pm, free.

Sat 12th Mar: Herbs for Well-being and Cooking
Time: 11:30 am – 3 pm, free.

Sat 12th Mar: Good Grief! It’s A Goddess! D.I.Y.!
Time: 1.00 pm – 5.00 pm, £20 / £15 conc.

Sat 12th Mar: Strictly Latin-American Salsa Night
Time: 7.30 pm – 11.00 pm, £6.00 / £4.00.

Sun 13th Mar: Good Hair
Time: 10 am – 4 pm, free.

To contact via email oxfordwomen@gmail.com
Check for programme updates at http://www.oxfordwomen.co.uk

Find us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Oxford-International-Womens-Festival/338928442652?v=wall

Theme – International Women’s Day Lunch – Setting meaningful and stretching goals which deliver for you – making lasting resolutions!
Date: Tuesday 1st March, 12.30 to 2pm
Venue: The Hub at Blackburne House
Cost: £18.00 – this includes a delicious meal and a glass of wine

Plus find out more about an exciting organisation that is alleviating poverty for young women world-wide- find out how you can be part of the Girl Effect!

Hosted by Sasha Deepwell, Director SD Partnerships and Jo McGrath, Enterprise Director Blackburne House

Numbers are limited so please register a place as soon as possible.

We’ll take payment on the day but please let us know of you have any special dietary requirements when you confirm your booking.

To book email NataliiaKhudenko@blackburnehouse.co.uk

http://www.blackburnehouse.co.uk/latest_news/events.asp


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