international women's day 2011

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Location Thistle Hotel, Neville Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 5DF
Date: Tuesday 8th March
Time: 5pm-7pm
Venue: Mozart Suite, The Thistle Hotel, Newcastle upon Tyne

If you would like to attend please respond to Charlotte Farrar If you would like copies of the flyers for circulation please let Charlotte know. Please circulate to your contacts.

As the cuts hit, it’s Women who are bearing the load. The Tory-led government spending cuts will hit women the most, especially in the North East and Cumbria, where more women will lose their jobs, women will suffer more from a reduction in services, welfare benefits and tax changes, child poverty will increase.

On International Women’s Day the Northern TUC Women’s Committee are meeting to outline the devastating impact of slashing public spending and to develop the campaign against these cuts.

Travel The hotel is located across the road from Central train station in Newcastle.

Directions to the Thistle Hotel, Newcastle by Road
From the A1, follow signs to the city centre via the Gateshead Bypass and over the Redheugh Bridge. Turn right at the second set of traffic lights, forward at the next set and take the next right just past the Cathedral down Bewick Street (this is for buses and access only). The hotel is on the left. Limited Car Parking is available on site for an additional charge.

Directions to the Thistle Hotel, Newcastle by Rail
The hotel is directly opposite Newcastle Central Station with mainline links to London King’s Cross and Scotland.

Directions to the Thistle Hotel, Newcastle by Air
From Newcastle Airport, you can either take a taxi to the hotel or alternatively, take the underground Metro to Newcastle Central Station located opposite the hotel.

Contact for more information
Charlotte Farrar
0191 2323175


Local comedienne and presenter Sue Sweeney from BBC Radio Newcastle is hosting an an inspirational day organised for Gateshead women.

The event on Tuesday 8 March 2011 will celebrate the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day.

It’s designed for women looking for inspiration on how to run their own business and it will be an action packed, fun day.
* Try the new craze – Swishing, hosted by – bring up to five items of clothing or accessories in good condition to swap and refresh your wardrobe for free.
* Watch a fashion show to see what to wear or what not to wear to interview – how to look good on a budget.
* Hear from ordinary women about how and why they are running their own businesses and to ask them questions about how they got started.
* Get top tips on a good CV to let us help you on the road to work.
* Try Zumba, a new way to get fit, and take part in an easy exercise demonstration
* Get a free health check.

What’s on offer?
* This free event includes a light lunch
* School friendly hours – 10am-3pm (you must be available all day)

If you are looking for help and advice on getting back to work, starting a business, keeping healthy and looking great, this event is just for you.

Places for this event are strictly limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. To avoid disappointment call 0191 477 3747 or email to book your place now.

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

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Assembly Rooms, Fenkle Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE1 5XU
Sunday 6th of March from 1pm to 4pm

For the second year running the Co-operative Membership team has asked Daisy Green Events to collaborate and host their International Women’s Day event in Newcastle and we are thrilled!

The emphasis is very much on celebrating women, fair trade and locally run businesses.

Last year’s event was a roaring success with local businesses selling their wares and a huge clothes swap.

This year, we will have goody bags for everyone, food tasting, raffles, stalls, the clothes swap and we have just confirmed crafting tables dedicated to making fairtrade bunting for the Fairtrade Foundation to help them break the world record for the world’s longest string of bunting!

The co-operative membership’s chosen charity for 2011 is Mencap and all donations raised via the raffles will be donated to them.

Contact: Elizabeth Johnson
Phone: 07960909569


Join and support the Community Foundation’s Women’s Fund to celebrate 100 years of International Women’s Day. Enjoy a wonderful lunch, great conversation and meet some of Newcastle’s finest business women.

The event will feature an inspiring ‘in converation’ with Caroline Theobald,Director of Bridge Club, Helen McArdle, Chairman and Founder of Helen McArdle Care, and Susan Bickerton, Chief Executive Norcare Ltd.

Date: Friday, March 11th, 2011 from 12:00pm-2:30pm
Venue: Hilton Hotel Gateshead, Bottle Bank Gateshead, Newcastle upon Tyne NE8 2AR
Cost: Tickets cost £30 until February 14th, 2011 (early bird). Thereafter they are available at £35 per person.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Contact: Whitney Punchak
Phone: 0191 222 0945

    * Date: Tuesday, 8 March 2011
    * Time: 10:00 am-4.30 pm
    * Venue: Discovery Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne
    * Cost: FREE

    * Organisation: North of England Refugee Service
    * Contact Person: Sara Ganassin, Melisa Maida
    * Website:
    * Email:
    * Telephone: 0191 2457311

The Aspen Culture Project takes great pleasure in inviting you to the Aspen Culture National Conference on 8th of March 2011 for the centenary of International Women’s Day.

The Aspen Culture Project aims at finding creative ways of overcoming inequalities of women to access, engage with and contribute to the local culture, arts and heritage.

This FREE conference is a culmination of 15 months of events, research, group and volunteer work with women from diverse backgrounds. It aims to promote awareness of the advantages that sharing culture can bring and to address cultural inequalities in the North East.

We are proud to have as guests and speakers on the conference day Dr JUNG CHANG, author of the world best seller Wild Swans and SIRKKA-LIISA KONTTINEN author of the photographic book Byker Revisited on Byker Estate in Newcastle.

This conference will benefit organisations and individuals with an interest in migrant and refugee issues with a particular focus on themes of arts and heritage, social cohesion and gender equality.

International Women’s Day Networking Lunch in Aid of the Women’s Fund

Booking for the annual International Women’s Day Networking Lunch at the Hilton Newcastle Gateshead on Friday 11 March has now opened and with a great deal for early bookings!

The lunch, in aid of the Women’s Fund at the Community Foundation, has been a roaring success for the last three years. You are telling us it’s a great opportunity to network and meet with clients. With more and more people attending we fully expect to beat the amount raised for the Women’s Fund last year – an impressive £3,000. To find out more about the Women’s Fund, and how you can help women from all backgrounds achieve their full potential and enjoy active, fulfilled lives click here.

If you would like to book tickets for the International Women’s Day Networking Lunch we are offering an early bird deal with the ticket price at just £30 per head or £300 for a table if you book and pay before 14 February 2011. Ticket prices will then go up to £35 per head or £350 per table.

To buy your tickets and secure the early bird offer email Whitney Puchak.

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