On Thursday 8 March 2012, International Women’s Day will be celebrated around the world. Thousands of events will occur not just on this day but throughout the month to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women.
This year’s theme is ‘Connecting girls, inspiring futures’ and we are holding the events below.
5 – 9 March, City Library (free)
Local artist Jayamini De Silva, will be exhibiting her work called ‘Sthree’ which replicates agony and ecstasy in life of women through her Asian style paintings (above).
Writing workshop with Helen Limon
10am – 12noon and 1pm – 4pm, City Library (free)
Local author Helen Limon will be visiting the library as our writer in residence to discuss your creative writing. Helen has a PhD in creative Writing from Newcastle University where she teaches on the undergraduate program. Please bring along an example of prose of no more than 1000 words.
10:30am – 12noon, Fenham Library
Pop along to Fenham Library to enjoy a cup of coffee and a chat.
11:30am – 2:30pm, West End Library
A cake sale has been organised by the Millin Centre who provide advice and encouragement to women who wish to start their own business. Visit the Millin Centre website.
Fenham, Gosforth, Moorside, Fawdon and East End Libraries will also host displays celebrating the acheivements of inspirational women from around the world. Find out more about International Women’s Day.