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4 March 2011 18.00 to 25 March 2011 21.00
COLLECTIVE ART EXHIBITION FROM WOMEN ARTISTS

* Collective Art Exhibition, covering art in many mediums. Works from Artists, Zoe Murdock, Deepa Mann Kleer, Fiona Goggins, Lisa Malone, Joanna Karolini and more..
* Lawrence Street Workshops 1a Lawrence Street (off University Street), BELFAST, BT7 1LE
Organiser: Lawrence Street Workshops: Lawrence Street Workshops is a collective of artists who work in all mediums. Situated in century old stables the venue has been described as a “Tardus” and “Magical”

7 March 2011 10.00 to 14 March 2011 17.00
RECLAIM THE STREET NAMES

* Changing street names to recognise the contribution women made in creating this fine city. Various locations throughout Belfast.
* Falls Women’s Centre Women’s Information Group Women’s Support Network, WOMEN’STEC, BELFAST, BT15 2GE
Organiser: WOMEN’STEC: In recognition of the contribution that women have made to the creation of this fine city, but have been overlooked in history. Street signs will be on show for the week and then displayed in the women’s centres.

8th March 2011 from 10.30am to12.30pm
CELEBRATORY MARCH

* Celebrating 100 years of working towards equality.
* Don’t spare the bannors/facepaints and bring your drum lets have some fun.
* There are workshops organised to make banners, sash’s, placards etc so if your interested contact Helen Crickard 028 9074 9810
* March from The Art College, 25-51 York St, Belfast to the City Hall
10.30am – March to City Hall – Rally 11.45am
Organiser: International Women’s Day 2011

Check http://www.womenstec.com/index.cfm/area/page/section/2

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Local MP’s, women’s groups and trade unions give their views on the importance of women in each aspect of society.

4 March 2011 from 12.00 to 14.00
University of Wolverhampton, City Campus, Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton University Labour Students: We are a campaigning organisation affiliated to the Labour party and campaign for the values in which Labour stand for; Democracy, equality and social justice

More info at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wolverhampton-University-Labour-Students/181560751858484

Centenary Programme 5th—12th March 2011 http://www.yorkwomen.org.uk

THE SPOKEN WORD: 100 Years of IWD
Venue: Exhibition Hotel conservatory, Bootham
Date: Tuesday 1st March
Time: 7.30 pm Cost: Free
Contact: Rose Drew 01904 733767

Get an early start on International Women’s Week and bring your poems, prose, songs, essays and short-short stories to read out in an open, inviting room. Now in our 6th Year of celebrating YIWW. Level entry, parking available, full service pub.

IBSEN’S GHOSTS 2nd – 12 March
A new version by Amelia Bullmore
Venue: The Studio, York Theatre Royal, St Leonard’s Place
Time: 7.45 pm; 2 pm matinee on Sat 12 Mar
Cost: £12, £7 students & under 25s, £10 concessions
Contact: Box Office 01904 623568; http://www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk

Mrs Alving is preparing for the opening of an orphanage in memory of her late husband. When her son, Osvald, returns to the family home to celebrate the heroic memory of his dead father, she is forced to reveal the ghosts of the past she is desperate to forget. A vibrant new version of Ibsen’s powerful and controversial psychological drama presented by the York Settlement Players.

DANCE MOVEMENT PSYCHOTHERAPY WORKSHOP
Venue: Briar House, Club Chambers, Museum Street, York
Time: 11.30 am – 1 pm
Cost: £15
Contact: Dr Allison Singer 01904 679868

The workshop will look at the relationship between movement and voice, with a focus on the singing voice.

POLITICAL PARTICIPATION
Venue: Room G33, Kings Manor, Exhibition Square
Time: 11 am – 12 noon Cost: Free
Contact: Janet White 01904 433560
A talk and discussion by Professor the Baroness Afshar OBE, AcSS.

Long standing assumptions about equalities in the UK may have lulled women into believing that they are equal participants in political processes. In contrast the century long quest for democracy in Iran has seen women politicians and activists focusing on the Islamic rights of women, and the pursuit of the liberation of women has been in the name of Islam rather than

CREATING CALM AND ENJOYING PEACE
Venue: Clements Hall, Nunthorpe Road, York YO23 1BW
Time: 7–10pm
Cost: £5 (profits donated to IDAS)
Contact: Charlie Mitchell 07870 498886

Explore what helps us to find peace, including gentle stretching to suit all, and a world café to help us to answer questions such as: What does peace mean to me? How can I enjoy a more peaceful life? How can I share peace with women locally, nationally and internationally?

SAME OLD STORY
Venue: Jacob’s Well, Trinity Lane, Micklegate, York
Time: 10 am
Cost: £2.50 optional donation
Contact: F. Mary Callan 01904 653836

New learning from ancient legends. The women of York’s WOMEN & WORDS group bring you fresh insights into well-loved myths, Helen of Troy and her sisters, King David and the women of his court. There may even be time for your own insights.

PILATES WITH LOUISE
Venue: Fulford Social Hall, School Lane, Fulford
Time: 1.45 – 2.45 pm
Cost: Free
Contact: Louise Bowden 01937 831781 or 07773 794301

Pilates is for everyone from 8 to 80 plus, whatever your level of fitness (or lack of it!). Pilates tones and strengthens muscles, increases flexibility and improves posture. It is also excellent if you suffer from back pain. All equipment provided. Just wear comfortable clothing. The class is free but please book in advance.

FIND YOUR POISED BALANCED SELF
Alexander Technique Taster Sessions
Venue: York Clinic for Complementary Medicine, 296 Tadcaster Road, York YO24 1ET
Time: 4–7pm
Cost: £5 for 20 minutes (booking essential)
Contact: Mary Greene 01904 709688

Have an enjoyable one to one taster of this world renowned technique. Find out how your posture can be improved, how joint or muscle pain can be relieved, and how stress can be managed to avoid strain on the nervous system.

AGAINST ALL TRADITION
The Life & Times of Githa Sowerby
Venue: Oxfam Bookshop, High Petergate, York
Time: 6.30 – 8 pm
Cost: £2 donation for wine / juice
Contact: Rose Drew 01904 733767

PowerPoint presentation by Pat Riley, local actor and author, on the life of Githa Sowerby, whose first play defied the odds – and white male theatre critics – by becoming a West End hit in 1912! Pat’s fast-paced book, Looking for Githa, available for purchase. Talk repeated on Friday afternoon.

HELPING YOUR KIDS TO RELAX
Venue: Denham Room, Priory St Centre, 15 Priory Street
Time: 7 – 9 pm
Cost: £5 (profits donated to IDAS)
Contact: Charlie Mitchell 07870 498886

Helping children to relax has so many benefits including improved confidence, self-esteem and concentration. Find out about the Relax Kids techniques created by Marneta Viegas and how you can use them to help your child relax. Great fun and learning for Mums and Dads!

HE HE HeART OF LAUGHTER
Venue: Briar House, Club Chambers, Museum St.
Time: 7.30 – 9 pm
Cost: £10
Contact: Terry Anne Scholes 01904 750880

These workshops are designed to teach the benefits of laughter and how to laugh to gain those benefits. Hypnotherapist Terry Anne delivers another laughter workshop for YIWW. Learn how to belly laugh and live life in the laugh lane. Come for a laugh, you will be glad

BARBARA DICKSON CONCERT
Venue: Grand Opera House, 4 Cumberland St, YO1 9SW
Time: 7.30 pm
Cost: £22.50 – £25
Contact: Box Office 0844 847 2322

Globally known for hits including Another Suitcase and I Knew Him So Well, Olivier Award winning actress/singer, Barbara Dickson, brings her sensational show to York for one night only.

WEIGHT LOSS YOGA IN YORK
Venue: Friends Meeting House, Friargate, York
Time: 8 – 9 pm
Cost: £6 / £5 concession
Contact: Anna Semlyen 01904 654355

Aiming to burn up fat and toxins at the cellular level with a focus around the abdominals. Yoga is well suited to anyone who is heavy as there is no impact on the joints. For beginners & experienced.

HYPNOTHERAPY & STRESS MANAGEMENT
Venue: The Healing Clinic, Club Chambers, Museum St, York
Time: 8 am – 12 noon
Cost: 10% OFF FOR WOMEN WITH YIWW PROGRAMME
Contact: Sarah Beamish 01904 679868

For full details of the help offered and the prices see http://www.thehealingclinic.co.uk/practitioners/SarahBeamish.html

YORK WALKS
Venue: Museum Gardens – main gates
Time: 10.30 am WOMEN IN YORK HISTORY
2 pm LITERARY WOMEN IN YORK
Cost: £5.50 / £5 students, YorkCard, disabled, YHA
Contact: Warwick or Lynn 01904 651130 / 01904 622303

Walks for all highlighting the contribution of women to York’s history.

ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE TASTER SESSIONS
Venue: The Healing Clinic, Club Chambers, Museum Street
Time: 12.30 – 4.30 pm
Cost: £5 for 20 minutes (booking advisable)
Contact: Pam Mason 01904 679868

Find out how your posture can be improved, how joint or muscle pain can be relieved, and how stress can be managed.

PREGNANCY YOGA IN YORK
Venue: Friends Meeting House, Friargate, York
Time: 7 – 8 pm
Cost: £6.50 / £5.50 concession
Contact: Anna Semlyen 01904 654355

Pregnancy Yoga for women 14+ weeks after conception. Stretch, tone, breathe and relax to help you to feel more comfortable and prepare for birth. See www.yogainyork.co.uk

HEALING CLINIC DROP IN SPECIAL OFFERS
offers available to any woman producing the YIWW programme
Venue: Briar House, Club Chambers, Museum Street, York
Time: 12 noon – 5 pm (30 minutes)
Cost: £20 – 2 clients for the price of one; bring a friend!
or £30 – care and attention from 2 therapists!
Contact: Healing Clinic 01904 679868 (no booking required)

Treatments on offer: Acupressure massage; Alexander Technique; Aromatherapy consultation; Back/neck/shoulders massage; Hara Shiatsu; Indian Head massage; Lymphatic facial; Reconnective Healing; Reflexology; Reiki. Your choice! Just drop in.

WOMEN’S SWIMS
Venue: Energise, Cornlands Road, York YO24 3DX
Time: 7 – 8 pm every Tuesday
Cost: Adult YorkCard £3.35, Concession YorkCard £2.20,
Adult £4.20, Concession £2.90.
Contact: Energise 01904 552424

Every Tuesday women can enjoy a quiet swim, and treat themselves to the many other facilities of Energise – a great sports centre for the residents of York and surrounding area.

REAL PEOPLE THEATRE presents ENCOUNTERS
Venue: Theatre Studio 1, York St John University,
Lord Mayors Walk, York
Time: 7.30 pm
Cost: £6 (£5 concessions)
Contact: Sue Lister 01904 488870

A forum theatre production in which you are invited to intervene – to change negative into positive! Women from different countries, backgrounds, experiences will work with you to make a difference in people’s lives. Individual scenes are available for future booking to act as a springboard for discussion for staff training, conferences and workshops. Scenes can be tailor-made to suit your purposes.

NO HANDS® Massage Tasters
Venue: Treatment Rooms, Millers Yard, Gillygate, YO31 7EB
Time: 9 am – 5 pm
Cost: £5 for 20 minutes (booking essential)
Contact: Joanne Bull 07799 145548

Try this clothed massage taster and discover the deep, relaxing, rejuvenating and nourishing benefits for yourself. Joanne is an Advanced NO HANDS® Massage Practitioner trained in the UK by its creator, Gerry Pyves. For more information please visit www.joannebullsimplyholistic.co.uk.

RELAX KIDS
Venue: Art Rm, Clements Hall, Nunthorpe Road, YO23 1BW
Time: 2.30 – 3.30 pm
Cost: £5 (profits donated to IDAS)
Contact: Charlie Mitchell 07870 498886

This is a lovely session for Mums and Dads to enjoy with their children aged 2-5 (smaller siblings welcome too!). A well-known children’s story will help children to learn how to relax, using the Relax Kids techniques created by Marneta Viegas. Great fun and learning for everyone!

REAL PEOPLE THEATRE presents ENCOUNTERS
Venue: Theatre Studio 1, York St John University,
Lord Mayors Walk, York
Time: 7.30 pm
Cost: £6 (£5 concessions)
Contact: Sue Lister 01904 488870

A forum theatre production in which you are invited to intervene – to change negative into positive! Women from different countries, backgrounds, experiences will work with you to make a difference in people’s lives. Individual scenes are available for future booking to act as a springboard for discussion for staff training, conferences and workshops. Scenes can be tailor-made to suit your purposes.

NO HANDS® Massage Tasters
Venue: Treatment Rooms, Millers Yard, Gillygate, YO31 7EB
Time: 9am–5pm
Cost: £5 for 20 minutes (booking essential)
Contact: Joanne Bull 07799 145548

Try this clothed massage taster and discover the deep, relaxing, rejuvenating and nourishing benefits for yourself. Joanne is an

Advanced NO HANDS
Massage Practitioner trained in the UK by its creator, Gerry Pyves. For more information please visit http://www.joannebullsimplyholistic.co.uk.

A WALK IN HAGG WOOD
Venue: Meet at Intake Lane, Dunnington
(next to children’s swings)
Time: 10.30 am
Cost: Free
Contact: Olwyn Fonseca 01904 489623

Choose between a gentle stroll in Hagg Wood or something more energetic. Come so that you can revisit with friends at bluebell time or come to find out more about our thriving conservation / social group. Someone will meet the no. 10 bus which leaves York Station at 9.59 am (stand under clock). All welcome.

BODY LIGHT TASTER SESSIONS
Ease through applying Alexander Technique Principles
Venue: 5 Thorpe Street (off Scarcroft Road), York
Time: 12.30 – 3 pm
Cost: £5 (20 mins each taster)
Contact: Lena Schibel-Mason 01904 651367

Come with any movement or activity you would like to explore to
find more ease and lightness in performing it. Get to know a way
out of habits that restrict us and pull us down.

BRIAR HOUSE CHILDREN’S DROP IN: 2 for 1 Offer
Venue: Briar House, Club Chambers, Museum Street, York
Time: 1 – 5 pm Contact: 01904 679868
Cost: £10 instead of £20 for 30 minute session

Offer available for any children coming for Kinesiology, Acupressure, Herbal products/advice. Still free chats with June or

TEN EASY WAYS FOR WOMEN TO BE MORE HEALTHY
Venue: Clifton Parish Church, Clifton, YO30 6BH
Time: 2 pm Cost: Free
Contact: Angela Shepherd 07885 207212

A talk by York personal wellness coach, Angela Shepherd of Love Living Well, on how women can make simple changes to their eating habits and lifestyle that will make a big difference to their health and how they look and feel. See www.lovelivingwell.co.uk.

BODY LIGHT
Alexander Technique for beginners & experienced students
Venue: Friends Meeting House, Friargate, York
Time: 4 – 5.15 pm or 5.45 – 7 pm
Cost: £7 each
Contact: Lena Schibel-Mason 651367 or Mary Greene 414793

How to access and foster lightness, ease and balance will be the theme of these workshops. Elements of body mapping and explorative games will make us more aware of ourselves and our inbuilt uplifting forces.

WOMEN’S SWIMS
Venue: Yearsley Pool, Haley’s Terrace, Haxby Road, YO31 8SB
Time: 5 – 6 pm every Thursday Cost: From £2.20
Contact: Simon Luck 01904 552431
You only need 30 minutes of moderate exercise a day to boost
your happiness and health. Why not improve your fitness in our
pool? Targeted sessions every Thursday encourage more women
to swim. For more details visit http://www.york.gov.uk/fit.

PILATES WITH LOUISE
Venue: Rufforth Primary School, Wetherby Road
Time: 6.45 – 7.45 pm
Cost: Free
Contact: Louise Bowden 01937 831781 or 07773 794301
Pilates is for everyone from 8 to 80 plus, whatever your level of fitness (or lack of it!). Pilates tones and strengthens muscles, increases flexibility and improves posture. It is also excellent if you suffer from back pain. All equipment provided. Just wear comfortable clothing. The class is free but please book in advance.

LOVE TO LAUGH AT LOVE TO EAT
Venue: Love to Eat, 52-54 Moor Lane, Dringhouses, YO24 2QY
Time: 7 – 8.30 pm
Cost: £15 includes refreshments & take-home toy
Contact: Louise at Love to Eat 01904 778880
or Terry Anne 01904 750880

Terry Anne delivers another popular laughter workshop especially for Love to Eat. If you missed her on BBC Look North and the BBC Big Screens, come along to Love to Eat. Learn the benefits of laughter and learn how to Live Life in the Laugh Lane!

GETTING IT TOGETHER
Collaborating with another writer
Venue: Millers Yard, Gillygate, York YO31 7EB
Time: 7.30 – 9 pm
Cost: £3 / £2 concessions
Contact: Pauline Kirk 01904 706536

Do you have a prose or poetry project you can’t finish? Can’t get started? Got writer’s block? Writing with another woman may help. Join Pauline who is writing crime novels with her daughter, to consider the pleasures and processes of collaboration. No experience necessary – just a desire to write.

FIND YOUR POISED BALANCED SELF
Alexander Technique Taster Sessions
Venue: York Clinic for Complementary Medicine, 296 Tadcaster Road, York YO24 1ET
Time: 11–2pm
Cost: £5 for 20 minutes (booking essential)
Contact: Mary Greene 01904 709688

Have an enjoyable one to one taster of this world renowned technique. Find out how your posture can be improved, how joint or muscle pain can be relieved, and how stress can be managed to avoid strain on the nervous system.

THE TEMPEST from 11 March onwards
Venue: City Screen Picturehouse, Coney Street
Time: TBA See www.picturehouses.co.uk/york
Cost: (depends on the time of day)
Contact: Box Office 0871 902 5726

In Julie Taymor’s version of Shakespeare’s play, the main character is a woman named Prospera, but women practising the magical arts of alchemy ran the risk of being accused of witchcraft. Prospera is usurped by her brother and banished. Her island exile presents a tabula rasa and so the mother figure becomes a father figure to Miranda. This leads to the power struggle between Caliban and Prospera, a struggle less about brawn, but about intellect.

AGAINST ALL TRADITION
The Life & Times of Githa Sowerby
Venue: Millers Yard, Gillygate, York YO31 7EB
Time: 12.30 – 2 pm
Cost: £2 – tea & biscuits included
Contact: Rose Drew 01904 733767

PowerPoint presentation by Pat Riley, local actor and author, on the life of Githa Sowerby, whose first play defied the odds – and white male theatre critics – by becoming a West End hit in 1912! Pat’s fast-paced book, Looking for Githa, available for purchase. Presentation also offered on Monday evening.

HEALING CLINIC DROP IN SPECIAL OFFERS
offers available to any woman producing the YIWW programme
Venue: Briar House, Club Chambers, Museum Street, York
Time: 1 – 4.30 pm (30 minutes)
Cost: £20 – 2 clients for the price of one; bring a friend!
or £30 – care and attention from 2 therapists!
Contact: Healing Clinic 01904 679868 (no booking required)

Treatments on offer: Acupressure massage; Alexander Technique; Aromatherapy consultation; Back/neck/shoulders massage; Hara Shiatsu; Indian Head massage; Lymphatic facial; Reconnective Healing; Reflexology; Reiki. Your choice! Just drop in.

RELAX & UNWIND FOR THE WEEKEND!
Venue: The Loft, Millers Yard, Gillygate, YO31 7EB
Time: 6 – 7.30 pm
Cost: £3 donation to York Independent Domestic Abuse Service
Contact: Joe or Sally 07799 145548 or 07910 705272

Come and enjoy a relaxed informal workshop and discover simple and effective techniques to raise energy, balance stress and improve your well-being. Let Joe (Massage therapy), Sally (Nutritional therapy) and Debbie (Hypnotherapy) ease you into your weekend.

WOMEN’S HAFLA DANCE PARTY
Venue: Priory St Centre, 15 Priory Street, YO1 6ET
Time: 7.30 pm (doors open at 7 pm)
Cost: £8 / £6 concession
Contact: Susan 01904 672168
An evening of performances and tasters in Egyptian,
circle dance and zumba. Authentic music, fun and good company.
A benefit for York Community Circle Dance Association, supporting
circle dance projects in the community. Market of second-hand
dance clothes, jewellery and scarves. Donations welcome. Live
music by Purple Delta. Women only. All women welcome.

EASTER WOMEN
Venue: Trinity Methodist Church
Time: 10 am – 12 noon
Cost: Free admission; refreshments from 50p
Contact: Ed Cooke 08447 043586

A drop-in café event including monologues from some of the female characters in the Bible. Tea, coffee and light refreshments on sale.

DUNNINGTON WI COFFEE MORNING
Venue: Dunnington Reading Room, Church Street,
Dunnington, YO19 5PW
Time: 10 am – 12 noon
Cost: £1 including coffee or tea
Contact: Janice Kay 01904 488357

A coffee morning to promote the Women’s Institute with local and national information about the organisation. Also a cake stall, raffle, display of handicrafts and friendly company!

YORK WALKS
Venue: Museum Gardens – main gates
Time: 10.30 am WOMEN IN YORK HISTORY
2 pm LITERARY WOMEN IN YORK
Cost: £5.50 / £5 students, YorkCard, disabled, YHA
Contact: Warwick or Lynn 01904 651130 / 01904 622303

Walks for all highlighting the contribution of women to York’s history.

SCRAPBOOK JOURNALING
Venue: Briar House, Club Chambers, Museum Street
Time: 1.30 – 3 pm
Cost: £9 including refreshments and materials
Contact: Sharon Emery 07817 408877

“Let your life speak.” (Quaker saying)
Scrapbook Journaling is a creative way to write about all the things which make up your unique life story. At this introductory session you will have the opportunity to start gathering together thoughts, ideas and inspiration – and to plan your own Scrapbook Journal.

DANCE YOUR INNER FIRE
Venue: Heworth Church Hall, Melrosegate,
Time: 1.30 – 5 pm
Cost: £10-£15 (please book in advance)
Contact: Karen Michaelsen 01904 788058
or mail@circledanceinyork.co.uk

An afternoon workshop to explore and express the fire within with Gypsy/Roma circle dances. Enjoy the sensual and expressive dance movements and the meditative and energising moods of the music. You are invited to dress with anything that jingles, jangles or sparkles. This workshop is for women only. All women are welcome.

FILM MATINEE: GAS FOOD LODGING
Venue: Clements Hall, Nunthorpe Road, York YO23 1BW
Time: 2 pm
Cost: £4 (members £3)
Contact: Charmian Walter 01904 412296

In the boring desert of New Mexico, a single mother raises her two teenage daughters, whose deepest desire is to leave the dead calm town. Shade is the type to escape in her extravagant fantasies, while Trudi is so rebellious it could drive her away. Directed by Allison Anders, 1991. All welcome!

THE HEALING CLINIC
Club Chambers, Museum Street, York
10% off private sessions with CATHERINE WALLACE for any woman with the YIWW programme
Treatments on offer:-massage – lymphatic drainage – Indian head massage – Hopi ear candles – reconnective healing – reflexology
Thursday 3rd -Saturday 5th March
Venue: various in York City and University
Contact: Ann Kaloski 01904 433671
Cost: some events free, also 1-day, 3-day, and individual tickets.

An exciting local and global festival and conference which brings together people from many nations to learn from each other, celebrate activist creativity, and advance feminist work. Come along for craft workshops, papers, performances and exhibitions, which explore ways in which art in many forms can open up spaces for thinking and for action, All welcome.

YORK FESTIVAL OF FAIRTRADE – FAIR TRADE MARKET
Friday 11th – Sunday 13th March
Venue: Parliament Street
Time: 10 am -5 pm
Contact: Richard 07923 915724

The climax of the two-week Festival of Fairtrade is again the Fair Trade Market, with street entertainment all day on March 12th, and the launch of Fairtrade Yorkshire. Come and find out about Fairtrade working with women’s co-operatives in the developing world. See www.fairtradeyork.com for the full programme of events.

GUIDED CYCLE RIDE – CYCLE CHIC™ SUNDAY
20 March 2011
Venue: Meet at University of York Sports Centre, Heslington,
York YO10 5DD
Time: 11 am (30-45 mins cycling time)
Cost: Free
Contact: Loretta Spyers-Ashby 01904 553440

Riding to the cycle Hub Station, visit Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair at the Hospitium in the Museum Gardens. Refreshments will be available and admission to the fair is free for Cycle Chic™ participants. See www.cyclingcityyork.org.uk for more information. You can choose when you’d like to return home. This ride is suitable for women of all levels of cycling ability. All you need is a roadworthy bike, a pump, lock, suitable clothing and a drink.

York International Women’s Week Events 2011
Saturday 4th March – Saturday 12th March

Download the Programme for York International Women’s Week 2011 from http://www.yorkwomen.org.uk/IWWprogramme2011.pdf

Or check http://www.yorkwomen.org.uk/yiww11.html for updates

House of Lords on Thursday 3 March, including a debate on the global and domestic challenges for women in the centenary year of International Women’s Day

Will be broadcast by the BBC on Friday 4th at 06:00 on BBC Parliament

See http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00z8jmj

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

To mark the centenary of International Women’s Day (Tuesday March 8) two events have been arranged by the Domestic Abuse Network in Darlington.

On Friday March 4, the Open Clasp Theatre Group will perform Blue Giro at Bondgate Methodist Church – a play looking at sexual violence. .

The second event is the Annual International Women’s Dinner to be held at Bannatyne Hotel on Wednesday 9 March. Tickets cost £12.95.

Tickets for both events can be bought by calling Helen Cowan on (01325) 346253 or helen.cowan@darlington.gov.uk

check for updates http://www.darlington.gov.uk/Generic/News/International+Womens+Day.htm


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