international women's day 2011

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Sat 5th March 10.30am – 4pm
International Womens Festival Launch
Coventry Transport Millenium Place Free Event

Sat 5th March 10.30am-4pm
Women’s History Trail
Coventry Transport Millenium Place Free Event

Sat 5th March 2.00 – 4pm
Women of Achievement Awards
Coventry Transport Millenium Place Free Event

Tuesday 8th March 6pm to 10pm
Mad Hatters Tea Party
Enjoy a cup of tea and a cake for £1.99 from Cocco Cafe, plus a donation to Oxfam. Wear a Mad Hat or make one when your there fun for all young or old between 9:30 – 11:30 £1.99 plus donation to Oxfam

Sat 12th March 08:45am to 10am
Benedicts Restaruant, Coventry Cathedral
Guest Speaker – Vicki Sutton – The Time of Your Life, how to start living rather than surviving. For further details contat Sharon.crofts@coventrycathedral.org.uk, or telephone 02476 521227 before the 10th March 2011 £5.50 per person includes continental breakfast

For more information and links go to http://www.coventrywomensfestival.co.uk/event-calendar.htm

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6 March 3pm
Caramel
Special IWD film screening
Tickets from £6.50
Cambridge Arts Picturehouse
38-39 St. Andrews Street

7 March 5.15pm
International Women’s Day (IWD) Lecture
‘Iraqi Women’s Untold Stories: Between Violence and Mobilisation’
With Professor Nadje Al-Ali of SOAS
equality@admin.cam.ac.uk
Emmanuel College
St Andrews Street

8 March 12-2pm
Voices of Women: Past, Present and Future
Celebrating 100 years of women’s achievements with speakers, exhibitions, music and poetry, including Women of Note and Hollie McNish.
equality@admin.cam.ac.uk
Central Library
Grand Arcade

8 March
International Women’s Day Community Celebrations
10.30am-2pm
Workshops, vintage and recycled clothes plus much more.
7.30-9.30pm
Watch Afghan and Iranian dancing and listen to urban poet ‘Realitie’. Taste food from around the world.
Caroline.biggs@cambridge.gov.uk
Ross Street
Community Centre

9 March 6-8pm
The problem is women have families
Presentation by a panel of women talking about their lives as researchers in higher education. Drawing on examples of their own specific research and personal experiences they picture a journey influenced by an array of challenges. Q&A follows.
external-liaison@anglia.ac.uk
Anglia Ruskin University
East Road

10 March 6-8pm
Ignored Alone, Powerful Together: Women’s Clubs in India
This documentary film shows how Auroville Village Action Group empowers rural women to solve problems in their villages. The group has over 2000 members who meet to deal with issues such as abuse, gender and caste discrimination and to learn how to communicate their needs and rights.
A Village Outreach Society film and talk.
Contact:
http://www.avag.zzl.org or
http://www.villageoutreach.co.uk
Anglia Ruskin University
East Road

11 March 6-7.30pm
Rape as a weapon of war
Discussion hosted by Cambridge Rape Crisis.
crccdevofficer@gmail.com
01223 313551
Anglia Ruskin University
East Road

12 March
11am-1pm
FREE Drumming workshop
Booking essential
equality@admin.cam.ac.uk
Graduate Union
17 Mill Lane

2.30-4pm
The Women of the Folk Museum: talk and tour

Book in advance
tamsin@folkmuseum.org.uk
01223 355159
Cambridge Folk Museum
2/3 Castle Street

3-9pm
Festival of documentary films about women, with director Sue Sadbury and Q&A
http://www.womens.cusu.cam.ac.uk
Cripps Court
Magdalene College

7.30pm
The Freudian Slips Stitch Up Cambridge
The Freudian Slips women’s theatre group, stitch together past and present through stories, music and images.
£4 waged, £3 concessions
Advance booking via sueifould@ntlworld.com
Tel: 01223 573614
Parkside School Hall, Cambridge
(not Ross Street Community Centre as previously advertised)

13 March3pm
Made in Dagenham (15)
A special IWD screening of the recently acclaimed film with Q&A
Tickets from £6.50
Cambridge Arts Picturehouse
38-39 St. Andrews Street

15 March 1-2pm
A journey into the world of Greek and Roman women
Tour of the Greek and Roman galleries
ac380@cam.ac.uk
Fitzwilliam Museum
Trumpington Street

16 March 5pm
WISETI Annual Lecture
‘Thinking in Two Languages – My Adventures in Science and Literature’
Sunetra Gupta, Professor of Theoretical Epidemiology at Oxford University and acclaimed novelist presents this year’s Lecture
equality@admin.cam.ac.uk
The Auditorium
Robinson College
Grange Road

17 March 7-9pm
Cambridge Alumni (CARO) and Graduate Union IWD Celebration
Speakers and networking reception
president@gradunion.cam.ac.uk
The Vivien Stewart Room
Murray Edwards College

From 5th – 13th March 2011 Belfast FemFest will be running a festival of events as part of the wider celebrations marking the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day.

We’ll be hosting a range of authors, artists and activists whose work will remind us of the need to keep standing together in solidarity to build a strong, independent feminist movement in the 21st century. There’ll be something to challenge you, something to entertain and something to celebrate. Get involved!

Belfast FemFest is a collaboration by Alliance for Choice, Belfast Feminist Network, Women’s News and Eclektric.

05 March An evening with Catherine Redfern and Ann Rossiter
Where: Crescent Arts Centre
When: 05 March from 19:00 to 22:00

06 March FEMINA: A gender-luscious poetry gathering.
Where: Crescent Arts Centre
When: 06 March from 19:00 to 22:00

10 March ‘Dark Waters’ art exhibition: special FemFest viewing
Where: The Station Gallery
When: 10 March from 18:00 to 19:30

11 March Erotica at the Big House + Eclektric
Where: The Pavillion Bar
When: 11 March from 19:00 to 01:00

13 March My mother, sister, daughter, wife : A pro-voice performance
Where: Cresecent Arts Centre
When: 13 March from 20:00 to 23:00

RSVP for each event via facebook page – see link below

Keep an eye on this page and event listings for further details! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Belfast-FemFest-5th-13th-March-2011/131345433597815?v=app_2344061033

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

Each year around the world, International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on the 8 March.

Many events take place not just on this day but throughout March to celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of women.

The RFL’s North West regional development team is running a number of female based activities throughout the year and will see a jam packed week of female Rugby League specific activity take place from 5 March until 12 March.

Rugby League activity will feature across the North West region featuring contact Rugby League Festivals, Touch Rugby League tasters sessions for teachers, Tag Rugby League try it sessions and one of the biggest school competitions in the UK, the Carnegie Champion Schools competition starting with the regional preliminary stages of this year’s competition.

Dan Parkinson, RFL North West Regional Development officer commented on the big push taking place on female activity.

“Female Rugby League is being delivered all across the North West region. We are trying to grow the amount of female participants that take part in Rugby League through playing, coaching, volunteering and officiating and we are doing this by offering many different variations of the sport. We have contact Rugby League through the Champion Schools competition, community club festivals, Women’s RLC and educational contact series for Further education and higher education students. For participants new to the sport we have Touch and Tag Rugby League being delivered from primary school participants up to secondary school teachers and tutors. We really do feel we have an offer that is inclusive to all!”

North West Female Rugby League Activity

Saturday 5 March
RFL Girls Club Festival – Widnes Moorfield Angels, Halton 10am – 1pm

Monday 7 March
Hulme Grammar Girls Tag sessions – 11am – 3pm

Tuesday 8 March
RFL Girls Champion Schools Preliminary Festival (Y7 & Y9) – Wade Deacon High School, Halton 2pm – 4pm
Hulme Grammar Girls Teacher Tag sessions – 11am – 3pm

Wednesday 9 March
RFL North West Women’s FE/HE contact festival – Widnes Moorfield, 2pm – 4pm
RFL Cumbria Champion Schools Preliminary festival (Y7 & Y9) – St Benedict’s High School 1pm – 3pm
RFL Cumbria Women’s touch rugby league festival – Lakes College 1pm – 3pm

Thursday 10 March
RFL Girls Champion Schools Preliminary Festival (Y8 & Y10) – St Augustine’s High School, St Helens 2pm – 4pm

Friday 11 March
Cumbria Wheelchair taster sessions 10am – 4pm
Preston College touch rugby league taster sessions 10am – 4pm

Sunday 12 March
RFL Girls Club touch rugby league Festival – Oldham St Anne’s ARLFC 10am – 1pm

For more information on any of the competitions or events please contact dan.parkinson@rfl.uk.com

http://www.therfl.co.uk/news/article/21153

International Women’s Day – Race for Rights – 6th March 2011

To mark this year’s International Women’s Day, Paralympian Anne Wafula Strike will compete in the Silverstone Half Marathon to raise funds for, UK based, ADD International’s work with disabled women in Africa.

Anne said: “I know what it’s like to be a disabled woman in Kenya and while I love Africa, the challenges facing disabled women there are huge. They are discriminated against twice, once for being a woman and then again because they are disabled. People need to understand that disabled women have the same rights as other women.”

In poor countries disabled women and girls are among the most neglected people and are largely overlooked by other international charities and the mainstream women’s movement.

The money Anne raises will support organisations such as UNAFEHB who represent disabled women’s associations in Burkina Faso.

On 3 March, to mark International Women’s Day disabled women will march through Ouagadougou to the Ministry for the Promotion of Women. Their aim is to highlight to public and health service providers disabled women’s right to access reproductive health services and to be treated with respect by health personnel.

Please go to http://www.justgiving.com/Anne-Wafula-Strike and show your support by sponsoring Anne.

Anne concluded by saying: “Time is long overdue for the governments of African countries to be a lot more proactive, take action and really begin to tackle the problems faced by disabled people.”

http://www.add.org.uk/newsStory.asp?ID=10121

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


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