Ottey Women Together Present their IWD weekender everyone welcome, come and join us for a weekend of events, talks and workshops to mark International Women's Day

Starts Saturday 12/03/2016 12:00
Ends Sunday 13/03/2016 16:00

All Events are Free UNLESS Otherwise Stated

Saturday March 12th

11am to 3pm: Showcase of women's groups at Otley Courthouse with demonstrations from various sports and music groups.

Talks and Discussions

10.30am to 4pm: 

Closed Doors (Prevention and Recovery Service, Effects of Domestic abuse on children)

Gill Brook: Post- Childbirth Trauma in Ethiopia

Julia Thornely: Nepali Women – a Force for Hope in a Devastated Country


Linda McAvan MEP (European Parliament and the International Development Committee)

Women in Science 2016


Bradford Immigration and Asylum Support and Advice Network seminar

Gill Brook: FGM

Fourth Wave Feminism discussion

Otley Neighbourhood Plan

The Art Room

11am to 1pm in the art room: Children’s art workshop for 6 to 11-year olds. Cost is £3. Booking essential as places are limited. *

The Buttercross Belles will dance in the Courthouse courtyard late morning and early afternoon. Otley Handbell ringers play at 2.45pm; Otley Singers at 3pm.

Artist Jacky Fleming will be promoting her latest book ‘The Trouble with Women’ and poet Lily Pickles will be selling copies of her book called 'And then the Stranger Smiled'.

1.30pm to 4pm: Adult mosaic workshop. Cost £5 plus £5 for materials. Booking essential as places limited. *

The Cafe will be open all day from 10am to 4pm, serving soup and sandwiches, with a selection of drinks, cakes and snacks.

The Evening

7pm to 8.45pm: Otley Courthouse evening variety show. Women musicians, writers, poets and comedians will entertain with a mixed band to finish!

9pm to late: Labour rooms late night line up with music and comedy. Ticket only, £6, available from the Courthouse.

Sunday March 13th

10am to 4pm: Women’s creativity celebration day! Stalls selling all kinds of beautiful things made by women. Plus: Have a clear out and bring your material, buttons, beads, sewing and craft equipment for the rag stall. Also donations of cakes, jams, etc welcome for the baking stall. Sales in aid of charity.

10.30am to 12.30pm creative workshop to create a female-themed installation in the Courthouse cell. Bring along photos, tex'les and your imagination to help decorate!

1.30pm: Talk by Jane Sellars, curator of Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate, on ‘Women artists’ Jane will be selling her latest book ‘A Woman’s Work : Women artists in the Harrogate Fine Art Collection’.

2pm to 4pm at the Labour rooms: Naz Shah MP will talk about her work as a Bradford MP and aboutwomen in politics.

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