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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

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Reading will be celebrating women for a whole week from the 7th to the 12th of March. There will be a flurry of activities taking place across Reading to celebrate women from all backgrounds and cultures. Check out our events page for more information on what will be happening around the town!

Reading’s Women’s Week will culminate with a fantastic production of the Vagina Monolgues at Shehnai, London Street, on the 12th of March (book your tickets now).

The show is being created by the community for the community, 90% of all profits will be given in support of the work that Berkshire Women’s Aid carry out, the further 10% will be given to support the V-day charity.

Women’s Week Events

Wonderful Women of Reading – Nominations
click here to find out more or to nominate someone…
1st Jan – 26th Feb
OPEN NOW

Wonderful Women of Reading and Beyond – Exhibition
click here to find out more…
28th Feb – 12th Mar
Central Library Opening Times
Reading Central Library
FREE No ticket needed, just pop along.

Speakers & Sandwiches
click here to find out more…
Thurs 10th Mar at 1pm
Venue TBC
FREE
You do need to book BOOK NOW

‘The Vagina Monologues’
and After Party with all Female DJ line up
click here to find out more and to book tickets…
Sat 12th Mar at 7.30pm
Shehnai, London Street
Tickets £8 each or 10% discount on parties of 10+
BOOK NOW

Wonderful Woman of Reading – Unveiling
Sat 12th Mar at 7.30pm
Shehnai, London Street
Will take place at the Vagina Monolgues performance
BOOK NOW

Up and Coming Female Artists of Reading – Art Exhibition
click here to find out more…
Sat 12th Mar from 4pm onwards
Shehnai, London Street
FREE
No ticket needed, just pop along.

Get Involved

To get involved email zuloo@zuloo.co.uk or call 01189 866 188 to find out more.

We are always looking for more people to get involved! This event is going to be huge any help you can offer even if it is just a couple of hours!

Here are some of the ways you could get involved… See http://www.zuloo.co.uk/w-involved.htm

At19:30 (opens at 19:00) at KOMEDIA

Women Tellers will delight you with tales true and bold, new and old. In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day.

Amanda Evans, both storyteller and narrator, physical theatre and spoken word maker, captures your mind, your spirit and dances with you before you realise your feet have left the floor.

‘If we fail to nourish our souls, they wither, and without soul, life ceases to have meaning. The creative process shrivels in the absence of continual dialogue with the soul. And creativity is what makes life worth living.’ Marion Woodman

‘No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.’ Alice Walker

Ages 12+

Contact arts@amasu.co.uk for more info and workshops http://www.myspace.com/amasuarts

£6.00 – choose tickets via link http://komediabrighton.ticketsolve.com/shows/126512739/events

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


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