2019 Programme

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The programme is now live! You can download a PDF version HERE or our ‘at a glance’ calendar HERE or view details of all of the events below…

Please note that some events are for self-identifying women only and are marked as such below.


EARLIER EVENTS

EVENT

RESILIENCE

WHEN

Friday 1st March  19.30 – 21.30 (repeats on 2nd March)

WHERE

Quad South Hall, York St John University, Lord Mayor’s Walk,  York YO31 7EX

COST

£6 (£5 concessions). Tickets available on the door.

DESCRIPTION

 

Resilience is what we all need in today’s world. Everything is changing so fast and  every day seems crammed with new choices and challenges, crises and opportunities. Yet life goes on. How do we do it? Our show will include stories, poetry, music,        images, interactive scenes and audience discussion. Join in an exploration of resilience on a personal, environmental and global level. As Tigger might say: “How well can we bounce!” All welcome.

ACCESS

Wheelchair accessible, accessible toilets

ORGANISER

Sue Lister – ( 01904 488870   www.realpeopletheatre.co.uk


SATURDAY 2ND MARCH

EVENT

HERSTORY YORK EXHIBITION

WHEN

2nd – 8th March  09.00 – 17.00 – weekdays only

WHERE

Entrance Foyer, City of York Council, West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

COST

FREE

DESCRIPTION

 

HERSTORY.YORK aims to tell the untold (or not sufficiently told) stories of 100 women ‘Change Makers’ active in York between 1918 and 2018 – women who have inspired others, challenged the status quo, and changed society for the better.

ACCESS

Step free access; accessible toilets

ORGANISER

email: herstory.york@gmail.com

 

EVENT

TELLING FEMINIST STORIES: RESEARCH AND ACTIVISM

WHEN

Saturday 2nd March   12.15 – 16.30

WHERE

York Explore, Library Square, Museum Street, York, YO1 7DS

COST

FREE – book via https://telling-feminist-stories-2019.eventbrite.com or tickets on the door depending on availability

DESCRIPTION

 

Welcome to an afternoon of short talks about women’s lives locally and globally, from York’s Centre for Women’s Studies. Hear about Algerian girl YouTubers, Chinese older women street dancing, beauty ideals in Malaysia, Thailand & UK, #MeToo in the US, gender-based violence, masculinities, work issues for Chinese & Nigerian women,  menstruation in Kenya & UK; and end by sharing what feminism means to us all.     Programme available by eventbrite, phone or email.

ACCESS

Step-free access and accessible toilets.  Hearing loop. Limited free disabled parking.

ORGANISER

Jamie Khoo & Ann Kaloski, Centre for Women’s Studies, University of York – email: jpfk500@york.ac.uk;  ( 01904 323671

 

EVENT

WOMEN’S HOMEOPATHIC DROP-IN CLINIC – WOMEN ONLY

WHEN

Saturday 2nd March 14.00 – 15.00

WHERE

The Healing Clinic, 14 Merchants Place, Merchantgate, York YO1 9TU

COST

FREE

DESCRIPTION

 

We will be explaining the new Drop – In being set up for acute ailments for women who could not normally afford to attend the Healing Clinic for treatments. Women’s ailments are often dismissed and belittled when they present them or talk about them. Doctors often have not enough time to listen. Here women will be fully listened to, and helped according to what they are saying – not what an expert has decided is wrong with them. Do come along and ask any questions you may have. 

ACCESS

Wheelchair accessible, accessible toilet, children welcome

ORGANISER

The Healing Clinic – email: enquiries@thehealingclinic.co.uk;  ( 01904 679868

 

EVENT

WOMEN AND CLIMATE CHANGE: EMPOWERING SOLUTIONS WORKSHOP –      WOMEN ONLY

WHEN

Saturday 2nd March 14.00 – 16.00

WHERE

The Healing Clinic, 14 Merchants Place, Merchantgate, York, YO1 9TU

COST

FREE, but donations appreciated for The Healing Clinic’s outreach supporting women refugees. Places limited so please email Klockworks@btinternet.com to confirm      attendance. Entry on the day subject to availability.

DESCRIPTION

 

What are the top solutions to tackling climate change – and why do women play such an important role in them? This workshop takes an overview of how women are     affected by climate change and how female empowerment is central to addressing the biggest challenge facing humanity today. The solutions-focused workshop will be followed by an open discussion and chance to talk informally with other women and climate experts. Workshop leader: Kate Lock.

ACCESS

Wheelchair accessible; accessible toilet. 

ORGANISER

Kate Lock – email: klockworks@btinternet.com (  07792 633984

 

EVENT

RESILIENCE

WHEN

Saturday 2nd March  14.00 – 16.00 (also on 1st March)

WHERE

Quad South Hall, York St John University, Lord Mayor’s Walk, York YO31 7EX

COST

£6 (£5 concessions). Tickets available on the door.

DESCRIPTION

 

Resilience is what we all need in today’s world. Everything is changing so fast and  every day seems crammed with new choices and challenges,  crises and opportunities. Yet life goes on. How do we do it? Our show will include stories, poetry, music,        images, interactive scenes and audience discussion. Join in an exploration of resilience on a personal, environmental and global level. As Tigger might say: “How well can we bounce!” All welcome.

ACCESS

Wheelchair accessible, accessible toilets

ORGANISER

Sue Lister ( 01904 488870   www.realpeopletheatre.co.uk

 

EVENT

SAY OWT WOMEN WRITERS WORKSHOP #1 – WOMEN ONLY

WHEN

Saturday 2nd March  14.00 – 17.00 (also 9th March: women can attend either or both)

WHERE

Miller’s Yard, Gillygate, York, YO31 7EB

COST

FREE

DESCRIPTION

Writing exercises, discussion and sharing in a supportive safe space. Fun and friendly sessions for all levels to guide you through creating and performing your own         performance poetry. Led by experienced workshop facilitator, theatre-maker and multi-slam winning poet Hannah Davies, Associate Artist at Say Owt.

ACCESS

Step-free access

ORGANISER

email: info@sayowt.co.uk; ( 07912 415526

 


SUNDAY 3RD MARCH

EVENT

A GENTLE HUG FOR THE SOUL: WOMEN ONLY WORKSHOP  

WHEN

Sunday 3rd March 10.00 – 12.00

WHERE

The Healing Clinic, 14 Merchants Place, Merchantgate, York, YO1 9TU

COST

£5 – Tickets available in advance via eventbrite – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-gentle-hug-for-the-soul-workshop-tickets-55239126715 or on the door depending on availability. Any profits to IDAS  

DESCRIPTION

 

If you feel as though you need a bit of love, care and time to yourself then this    workshop is for you. Lindsay will teach you several simple and FREE tools to help you look after yourself in this busy world. The workshop will begin with a gentle meditation and end with a gentle meditation. Having gone through a bereavement and a  divorce, Lindsay had to put some of these tools into practice herself and is now    sharing them with others. 

ACCESS

Wheelchair accessible; accessible toilet. 

ORGANISER

Lindsay Coldrick – www.nrghealing.co.uk; email:  nrghealingyork@gmail.com; www.facebook.com/NRGHealing; ( 07906 156568. 

 

EVENT

WHY WE FIGHT THE TERF WAR

WHEN

Sunday 3rd March 15:00- 17.00

WHERE

The Crescent Community Venue, 8 The Crescent, York, YO24 1AW

COST

Free, but please book via www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/why-we-fight-the-terf-war-york-tickets-57325775939 

DESCRIPTION

 

Over the last year or so, we have seen an increase in anti-trans rhetoric in the media and the rise in trans exclusionary TERF groups.

Come to this workshop to learn more about transgender rights, why TERFs are so dangerous, and discuss the ways in which standing up against trans hatred is directly connected to fighting racism, capitalism and the prison system.

We will talk about what we can – and must – do to counter TERF hatred and defend trans rights.. 

ACCESS

There will be NO filming or photography allowed at this workshop.
Please do contact us if you have any concerns about accessibility.

ORGANISER

R K Melly

 

 

 


MONDAY 4TH MARCH

EVENT

WOMEN & FAIR TRADE: TASTING PREMIUM ORGANIC COFFEE

WHEN

Monday 4th March 10.00 – 14.00

WHERE

Fairer World fair trade shop, 84 Gillygate, York, YO31 7EQ

COST

FREE

DESCRIPTION

 

Tasting percolated organic fair trade coffee grown by women farmers in Nicaragua or Peru and supplied through women farmers’ co-operatives. These co-ops improve the status of all women in machismo societies by demonstrating that women farmers can successfully conduct their affairs despite the disadvantages of poor access to           education etc, disadvantages rectified by the activities of the co-operatives          themselves.

ACCESS

Wheelchair accessible; no public toilet.

ORGANISER

Moira Bridge – email: fairerwrld@aol.com; (   01904 655116

 

EVENT

THE ART OF LIVING AND DYING – INFORMATION & TALKS

WHEN

Monday 4th March 10.00 – 19.00

WHERE

Folk Hall, Hawthorn Terrace, New Earswick YO32 4AQ

COST

FREE yet donations welcome in aid of Kyra Women’s Project

DESCRIPTION

 

An inclusive, friendly group of women. Everyone Welcome! Information stand open from 10am to 7pm.  Talks as follows:

10.00: Making Keepsake Art: Sarah from Winifred Taylor

11.15: Soul Midwifery: Sylvia Wagner-Bottomer, Companion to the Dying

12.30: Humanist Ceremonies: Julie Kay, Funerals, Weddings & Namings  

2.00: Ideal Living: Anne Wyn-Jones, Home Organisation & Moving Home

3.15: Last Wishes Funerals: Chris Dudzinksa, Alternative & Independent Funeral       Director

ACCESS

Wheelchair accessible; lift; hearing loop; accessible toilet. Café with vegetarian and gluten-free options.

ORGANISER

Email questions to Julie Kay: julie.kay@humanistceremonies.org.uk Or call Chris Dudzinska ( 01653 627 170 / 07824 639244

 


TUESDAY 5TH MARCH

EVENT

WOMEN & FAIR TRADE: TASTING ESWATINI SPREADS

WHEN

Tuesday 5th March  10.00 – 14.00

WHERE

Fairer World, 84 Gillygate, York, YO31 7EQ

COST

FREE

DESCRIPTION

 

Tasting Eswatini jams, marmalade and chutney made in Eswatini (formerly Swaziland). All these products are made from fruit and vegetables locally grown by members of the Woman Farmer Foundation, an organisation of 2,000 women farmers providing a sustainable livelihood through agriculture for rural women, challenging the situation of women in African societies being generally sidelined in community development and decision making.

ACCESS

Wheelchair accessible; no public toilet

ORGANISER

Moira Bridge – email: fairerwrld@aol.com; (   01904 655116

 

EVENT

“CARRY GREENHAM HOME” – FREE FILM SCREENING

WHEN

Tuesday 5th March  19.00 – 21.30

WHERE

Penn Room, Friargate Quaker Meeting House, Lower Friargate, York, YO1 9RL

COST

FREE, but donations welcome. Tickets available in advance from
yorkshirecnd.org.uk/carrygreenhamhome and on the door subject to availability. 

DESCRIPTION

 

A film screening of “Carry Greenham Home”, with a chance for women who took part in Greenham Common protest camps to share their memories, and for everyone to discuss current campaigns against nuclear weapons. Greenham Common was an    exciting time for women’s protest. The legacy can still be seen today at the protests at nearby Menwith Hill and in the adoption of the UN Global Ban Treaty. This event is a chance to find out all about this and more.

ACCESS

Wheelchair accessible, accessible toilet.

ORGANISER

email: rachel@yorkshirecnd.org.uk; ( 07845 159156

 

EVENT

YORK SPOKEN WORD IWW EDITION

WHEN

Tuesday 5th March  19.00 – 22.00

WHERE

The Exhibition Pub & Hotel, Gillygate, York YO30 7BW

COST

FREE

DESCRIPTION

 

Come let your voice be heard! York Spoken Word Poetry & Prose open mic is FREE and welcomes newcomers and seasoned performers alike. Signup on the night for a 5min slot: you can change your mind when I call your name; or decide after seeing what it’s about to read after all! Read your own words or those of your favourite    author. Our 14th IWW session. All ages join us every month. In the conservatory.

ACCESS

Level entry, wheelchair accessible

ORGANISER

Rose Drew – email: yorkspokenword@yahoo.co.uk; ( 07914 271871

 

EVENT

LOUD AND CLEAR WITH THE BARBERELLAS

WHEN

Tuesday 5 March 20.00 – 21.30

WHERE

South Bank Social Club, Ovington Terrace, York YO23 1DJ

COST

FREE – Donations on the door for Kyra Women’s Project

DESCRIPTION

Join York’s most eclectic female vocal quintet for an informal evening of acappella singing as part of York International Women’s Week 2019. Bringing you songs of women from all around the world in five-part harmony – from folk to barbershop, love songs to protest songs there’s something for everyone.

ACCESS

Unfortunately no details currently available but check with organisers

ORGANISER

The Barberellas – https://thebarberellas.wixsite.com/home; ( 07769665166

 


WEDNESDAY 6TH MARCH

EVENT

WOMEN & FAIR TRADE: TASTING DIVINE CHOCOLATE

WHEN

Wednesday 6th March  10.00 – 14.00

WHERE

Fairer World, 84 Gillygate, York, YO31 7EQ

COST

FREE

DESCRIPTION

 

Empowering women cocoa farmers. Tasting Divine chocolate made with cocoa from Kuapa Kokoo cocoa farmers’ co-operative in Ghana. Both organisations work to     empower women – achieved by ensuring women have equal access to training /     education, giving them unprecedented opportunities to speak about their lives around the world, with literacy and numeracy programmes arranged to give women the skills and confidence to stand up and be heard.

ACCESS

Wheelchair accessible; no public toilet

ORGANISER

Moira Bridge – email: fairerwrld@aol.com; ( 01904 655116

 

EVENT

HOW WOMEN ARE BANNING NUCLEAR WEAPONS

WHEN

Wednesday 6th March 18.00 – 20.00

WHERE

Clementhorpe Room, Priory St Centre, York YO1 6ET

COST

FREE, but donations welcome. Tickets available in advance from
yorkshirecnd.org.uk/womenandtheTPNW and on the door subject to availability. 

DESCRIPTION

 

It is an exciting time, as a UN nuclear weapons global ban treaty is open for              signatures. The treaty, known as the TPNW, outlaws the development, possession or threat to use nuclear weapons. Previously, nuclear weapons were the only weapons of mass destruction without a complete ban, despite their catastrophic humanitarian consequences. Come along to find out about the treaty and women’s role in its      creation, and hear from fantastic speakers.

ACCESS

Wheelchair accessible; accessible toilets; hearing loop

ORGANISER

Email: rachel@yorkshirecnd.org.uk; ( 07845 159156

 


 THURSDAY 7TH MARCH

EVENT
‘DAYS FOR GIRLS YORK’ WORKSHOP – MAKING WASHABLE FEMININE HYGIENE KITS

WHEN

Thursday 7th March – Two sessions to choose from: First session 10.00 – 12.30 or   Second session 13.30 – 16.00

WHERE

York Minster, Deangate, York YO1 7HH

COST

Registration fee £2.00 payable on the day.  Registration forms from www.tinyurl.com/rotaryya  and click on ‘Days for Girls York Minster Workshop 2019’ OR by post from Days for Girls, York Minster, c/o Church House, 10-14 Ogleforth, York, YO1 7JN

DESCRIPTION

 

Women working together to make washable Feminine Hygiene kits to help women and girls worldwide to have access to health, education and   dignity.

EXHIBITION AND INFORMATION ON LOCAL PROJECTS WORKING TO ADDRESS      PERIOD POVERTY IN UK IS ALSO PART OF THE PROGRAMME.

ACCESS

Not suitable for young children. Wheelchair accessible, accessible toilets.

ORGANISER

Issy Sanderson, President Rotary York Ainsty: www.tinyurl.com/rotaryya  OR email: daysforgirls-york.org.uk  

 

EVENT

YORK BIKE BELLES: WALKING BOOK GROUP

WHEN

Thursday 7th March  11.00 – 12.30

WHERE

Meet outside York Explore, Library Square, Museum Street, York, York YO1 7DS

COST

FREE

DESCRIPTION

 

York Bike Belles Walking Book Group meets each month to walk and talk about books on a theme. The theme for March is Hair/Hares. It allows women to come together in a supportive, friendly and fun environment to express their opinions freely in a non judgmental setting. They learn from each other and exchange ideas through their   discussions. We generally conclude with cake!

ACCESS

The walk lasts about 1 hour, with an optional café stop at the end. It is accessible to wheelchair users, accessible toilets available in the library, conversations while     walking on a one to one basis.

ORGANISER

York Bike Belles – email: yorkbikebelles@gmail.com; ( 07581 149056

 

EVENT

CRAFTY WOMEN IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY

WHEN

Thursday 7th March  18.00 – 19.30

WHERE

Mansion House, St Helen’s Square, York, YO1 9QL

COST

£5. Tickets available in advance and on the door subject to availability.

https://mansionhousecraftywomen.eventbrite.com

DESCRIPTION

 

Join us for a drink and evening lecture that will illuminate the world of female   craftsmanship in the 18th Century. Dr Chloe Wigston Smith, University of York, will be discussing Hannah Robertson, an interesting character who claimed to be the          illegitimate granddaughter of Charles II. Robinson made, taught and wrote a book on crafts providing an escape from the strictures placed on Georgian women and offering creative and financial independence.

ACCESS

Wheelchair accessible, accessible toilets

ORGANISER

Sarah White – email: mansionhouse@york.gov.uk; ( 01904 553663

 


FRIDAY 8TH MARCH

EVENT

KYRA: EVERY WOMAN HEARD – WOMEN ONLY

WHEN

Friday 8th March  9.30 – 16.00

WHERE

Central Methodist Church, St Saviourgate, York, YO1 8NQ

COST

Donations requested. Tickets available in advance and on the door subject to availability https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/kyra-womens-project-15291504456

DESCRIPTION

 

There is no such thing as a typical Kyra woman. Kyra’s event, ‘Every Woman Heard’ will give York women a chance to see the best of Kyra Women’s Project. We will give the floor to women from all walks of life; be inspired by their achievements and     celebrate our work with them.  Discover activities, stalls, mini-courses, therapy     tasters, talks, poetry, fabulous food and many ways to get involved and meet others in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

ACCESS

Kyra is in an old building with wheelchair access to only some areas. We welcome you to contact us so we can plan how best to meet your needs.

ORGANISER

Email: contact@kyra.org.uk   ( 01904 632332 

 

EVENT

SPEAKING UP ABOUT MISOGYNY

WHEN

Friday 8th March  13.30 – 15.30

WHERE

Marriott Room, York Explore, Library Square, Museum Street, York, YO1 7DS

COST

FREE but need to book tickets in advance – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/speaking-up-about-misogyny-tickets-54826481482

DESCRIPTION

 

Misogyny has been described as the hatred of, contempt for, or prejudice against women – simply because they are women. It shows itself in behaviours including the belittling of women, sexual objectification, sex discrimination, and violence against women. Hear women speakers from North Yorkshire Police (the second Police Force in the country to recognize misogyny as a hate crime), IDAS, and UNISON (your legal rights) – and join us to discuss the issues we face, and how they could be better       addressed.

ACCESS

Step-free access and accessible toilets.  Hearing loop. Limited free disabled parking.

ORGANISER

Email: womensofficeryork@gmail.com

 

EVENT

VERSE MATTERS OPEN MIC – WOMEN AND NON-BINARY PEOPLE ONLY

WHEN

Friday 8th March  19.30 – 22.30

WHERE

Micklegate Social, 148 Micklegate, York YO1 6JX

COST

FREE

DESCRIPTION

 

Verse Matters is an intersectional feminist arts collective based in Sheffield providing a supportive space for poetry, spoken word, story-telling, music and comedy.  To   celebrate International Women’s Day, Say Owt are bringing Verse Matters to York to host a special open mic for women and non-binary people.

ACCESS

The space is located down a flight of stairs, unfortunately no lift is available.

ORGANISER

Email: info@sayowt.co.uk

 


SATURDAY 9TH MARCH

EVENT
WORKSHOP: MAKING WOMEN’S VOICES HEARD THROUGH THE NEW ‘POWER THREAT MEANING FRAMEWORK’

WHEN

Saturday 9th March  13.00 – 16.30

WHERE

Briar House Community Wellbeing Centre, 14 Merchants Place, Merchantgate, York, YO1 9TU

COST

FREE

DESCRIPTION

 

Women are often silenced and disempowered with many finding it difficult to make their voices heard. To forge a more gender-balanced  society, we would like to invite you to a workshop on empowering women to create their own narratives in order to make their voices and stories heard through the use of the new ‘Power Threat   Meaning Framework’

ACCESS

Ground floor; wheelchair accessible; disabled toilet

ORGANISER

Yor Peer Support Mental Health Group – email: yor.peeryork@gmail.com

 

EVENT

SAY OWT WOMEN WRITERS WORKSHOP #2 – WOMEN ONLY

WHEN

Saturday 9th March  14.00 – 17.00 (also 2nd March: women can attend either or both)

WHERE

Miller’s Yard, Gillygate, York, YO31 7EB.

COST

FREE

DESCRIPTION

 

Another FREE workshop with a new selection of writing exercises.  There will be     discussion & sharing about creating & performing your own performance poetry, open to all, from beginners to veterans.  Led by experienced workshop facilitator, theatre-maker & multi-slam winning poet Hannah Davies, Associate Artist at Say Owt.

ACCESS

Step-free access

ORGANISER

Email: info@sayowt.co.uk; ( 07912 415526

 

EVENT

ON THE FRONT LINE: CREATIVE ACTIVISM

WHEN

Saturday 9th March  14.00 – 16.30

WHERE

The Basement, City Screen Picturehouse, 13-17 Coney St, York YO1 9QL.

COST

FREE

DESCRIPTION

 

An afternoon of music and visual arts exploring creative activism. Art work and music created and performed by visiting human rights defenders at the Centre for Applied Human Rights, University of York, together with Newcastle-based Afro-Latin           percussion and brass duet, Ladies of Midnight Blue. There will be opportunities during the event for Q&A with the activists and artists.

ACCESS

Wheelchair accessible; accessible toilets; www.picturehouses.com/cinema/info/York_Picturehouse#disabled-access

ORGANISER

Email: cahr-admin@york.ac.uk; ( 01904 325830 (9-5, Mon-Fri)

 

EVENT

YORK MENOPAUSE CAFÉ

WHEN

Saturday 9th March  14.30 – 16.00

WHERE

The Centre @ Burnholme, Mossdale Avenue, York YO31 0HA

COST

FREE (voluntary donations towards room hire welcome)

DESCRIPTION

 

Share experiences and questions about the menopause and listen to those of others. Have a cuppa, eat cake, talk menopause. This is not a support group. All welcome: any gender, any age. No need to book, just turn up. Questions? Email yorkmenopausecafe@gmail.com. Menopause Cafes are pop-up events, started in Scotland. Our only agenda is to create conversations about the menopause: no speakers, no promotions. Learn more at www.menopausecafe.net

ACCESS

Wheelchair accessible; accessible toilets; ample free car park

ORGANISER

Email: yorkmenopausecafe@gmail.com

 

EVENT

CELEBRATING WOMEN WRITERS

WHEN

Saturday 9th March  14.30 – 17.00

WHERE

True Story Café, Lord Mayors Walk, York  YO31 7HA

COST

FREE

DESCRIPTION

 

Stairwell Books and Fighting Cock Press have given voice to superb femme writers for 10+ yrs, publishing work not picked up by “big   presses”. In a relaxed afternoon event at vegan café True Story, we celebrate opportunity and empowerment, with authors reading work, signing books, and discussing success in a (still) largely male publishing world. Featuring a wide range: fiction, short stories, academia, poetry, history,   memoirs, children’s literature.

ACCESS

Disabled accessible toilet. Venue has level entry from the rear courtyard.

ORGANISER

Rose Drew and Pauline Kirk – email: rose@stairwellbooks.com; ( 07914 271871

 


SUNDAY 10TH MARCH

EVENT

THE EMBROIDERY OF PALESTINE: A STITCHING WORKSHOP

WHEN

Sunday 10th March  14.15 – 17.15

WHERE

St Olave’s Church Hall , Marygate Lane, York YO30 7DS

COST

FREE. Donations welcome to cover expenses. Booking ahead is strongly advised – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-embroidery-of-palestine-illustrated-talk-and-stitching-workshop-tickets-54825929832

DESCRIPTION

 

Palestinian embroidery, an art form passed down through the generations, connects Palestinians with their heritage. Our event includes an illustrated talk by acclaimed textile artist, Deborah Mullins, an exhibition of Palestinian stitching styles and        embroidered artefacts and an opportunity to join a workshop of some basic stitches and techniques.   Refreshments  available  between the talk and workshop.

ACCESS

The event is suitable for all. Venue has wheelchair access and accessible toilet.

ORGANISER

Monica Wusteman – email: mcwusteman@gmail.com

 


LATER EVENTS

EVENT

‘A FROCK FOR FROK’ – CLOTHES AND ACCESSORIES SWOP

WHEN

Saturday 16th March  14.00 – 16.00

WHERE

Clements Hall, Nunthorpe Rd, York YO23 1BW www.clementshall.org.uk/

COST

£3.00 (includes tea & cake). Tickets available on the door.

DESCRIPTION

 

Bring minimum 3 items of good quality women’s clothes (sized if possible), shoes or                accessories. Pay £1 for each ‘new’ item you take. Jewellery stall; Raffle; Documentaries about the work of Khwendo Kor, a human rights-based organisation in deeply patriarchal NW Pakistan whose core aim is to give all women and girls a voice.

ACCESS

Wheelchair access. Accessible toilets. Hearing loop. Contact us for any other needs.

ORGANISER

UK Friends of Khwendo Kor (FROK) – www.frok.org.uk; ( Marilyn /Polly/ Penny 01904 702060/705752/659574               

 

EVENT

YOGA TO RELAX AND REVITALISE

WHEN

Sunday 17th March  17.00 – 18.15

WHERE

Clements Hall, Nunthorpe Road, York, YO23 1BW

COST

By donation. Please get in touch to book a place. www.yogaforallyork.wordpress.com

DESCRIPTION

 

A session of gentle supportive Iyengar yoga, to relax and revitalise the mind and body. In solidarity with, and to raise funds for, UK Friends of Khwendo Kor (FROK), which helps women live with dignity and self-reliance in northwest Pakistan. Props are   available to help make this yoga accessible to all. All equipment provided. Please wear    comfortable clothes and bare feet.

ACCESS

Wheelchair accessible, accessible toilet, hearing loop. Please contact me with any particular needs or to talk about how the yoga can work for you.

ORGANISER

Laura Potts – email: laurapotts@phonecoop.coop; ( 07962 590472

 

EVENT

THE WOMEN IN THE ROOM’ A TALK BY NAN SLOANE

WHEN

Thursday 21st March  18.00 – 19.30

WHERE

Marriott Room, York Explore, Library Square, Museum Street, York, YO1 7DS

COST

FREE but need to book tickets in advance – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-women-in-the-room-in-conversation-with-nan-sloane-tickets-55032160674

DESCRIPTION

 

Learn about the forgotten story of women in the development of the Labour and trade union movements, the campaign for workers’ rights, and the fight against    poverty.  The great issues that first stirred them – low wages, insecure work, child poverty and gender inequality – remain problems today. Nan Sloane’s book ‘The Women in the Room’ not only shows us how much these women achieved, but      reminds us how much we still have to do.

ACCESS

Step-free access and accessible toilets.  Hearing loop. Limited free disabled parking.

ORGANISER

Email: womensofficeryork@gmail.com

 

EVENT

FEMMES FORTISSIMO!

WHEN

Saturday 13th April  19.30 – 21.30

WHERE

The Church of the Holy Redeemer, 108 Boroughbridge Rd, York YO26 6AB

COST

Tickets £10 (under 16s £5) + booking fee (fee applies to pre-booked tickets only). Tickets available in advance – – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/femmes-fortissimo-brass-concert-tickets-54218637404 and on the door subject to availability. Any profits to Kyra and the Lord Mayor’s Charities 2019

DESCRIPTION

 

With its programme of upbeat contemporary and traditional music suitable for all tastes and ages, Femmes Fortissimo was a hit with audiences in 2018 with its theme of making women’s voices heard through brass. This is the second concert of Femmes Fortissimo, a group of female brass and percussion players of all abilities, ages and              experience that have come together from brass bands and other music groups across Yorkshire for this fabulous concert.

ACCESS

Ground floor venue with low steps at entrance. Ramp provided.  Accessible toilet, a unisex toilet and 2 further toilets

ORGANISER

For general enquiries, please use the contact form on our website: https://femmesfortissimo.weebly.com/get-in-touch.html. Ticketing enquiries to Juliet Powell: juliet@choicetherapyyork.com,   ( 07910 237983


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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