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Bristol celebrates International Women’s Day
Bristol has a fantastic range of events planned during March to celebrate International Women's Day on Friday, March 8 including a women’s comedy night, feminist quiz, live music, film screenings and a drama workshop.
Opportunities to take part in sporting activities include a cycle ride, the popular ‘Wonderful Women’ guided tour at Arnos Vale Cemetery and an Active Women’s Day at St Paul’s Academy where women will have the opportunity to try out taster sessions in different sports including football, boxing, netball and dance.
Those who prefer thought-provoking discussion and debate also have plenty to choose from. UWE has a great line up of interesting talks on women’s issues, whilst Bristol Central Library plays host to an evening with Jamaican poet Jean Binta Breeze.
The two-day Bristol Women’s Literature Festival at the Watershed will bring together the UK's best women writers to celebrate the creativity and diversity of women writers, counter the male dominance of literature festival line-ups and promote women’s writing.
The international theme continues with ‘Women, Honey and Chocolate’ at M Shed where women’s development worker Agueda Ordenna from Nicaragua will talk about her work as part of a Fairtrade honey collective. Women from all backgrounds and cultures are invited to the ‘WOW! - Women of the World’ celebration at Malcolm X to celebrate women’s achievements through workshops, talks, stalls and entertainment.
Find out more about what's happing this International Women's Day in Bristol at the Bristol Women's Voice website.
Two conferences will also take place as part of the events to mark International Women's Day. ‘Women’s poverty: turning things around' will welcome national speakers to Bristol to examine to highlight the reality of women’s poverty and work towards finding positive solutions to turn things around. African Initiatives’ third annual Women’s Rights Conference, Women’s Rights, Women Wronged, will be held on Saturday, March 9. Speakers will include Kerry McCarthy MP, who will lead a workshop on lobbying your MP and Rebecca Seidu from the Community Self Reliance Centre in Ghana. Both conferences are free to attend.
International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. It has been observed since the early 1900s, celebrating and empowering women the world over.
Published on: Mon, 25/02/2013