YIWW20

York International Women’s Week ‘Respect and Recognition’ 7th – 15th March 2020

A group of volunteers has again come together to promote local events to celebrate International Women’s Day, March 8th, through grassroots and other events.  The focus this year is ‘Respect and Recognition’ and events cover local, national and international issues.

All the events are not-for-profit, many are free, and some have a small cost to cover expenses (e.g. for the venue, or workshop materials).

On offer this year are workshops, performances, talks, and films, and we hope you will join us some of the events.

See the Programme link for full details.

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YIWW20 Programme

The programme is now live! Read or download our YIWW20_Programme at a glance or a PDF of full YIWW20 Programme or view details of all of the events below.

This list of Additional Events offers details of activities that arrived after the programme had been put together. We’re including the events here on the understanding that the co-ordinating group have not been able to check whether they meet our eligibility criteria and include the level of detail that would have been required for the brochure itself.
As with all events, in or out of  the official Programme, for more details please contact the event organisers directly.

Early Events

Thursday 27th February

EVENT: Fairtrade Changing Lives: Women in Cocoa Farming

When: 27th February, 18.00-20.00. Doors open 17.30,
Sofa session, storytelling and panel discussion 18.00-19.00,
Questions and social conversation 19.00-20.00.
Where: The Spurriergate Centre, St Michaels Chambers, Spurriergate,
York YO1 9QR – http://www.spurriergate.com
Cost: FREE
Access: Wheelchair access; accessible toilets; no hearing loop
About:  This relaxed sofa session will highlight injustices experienced by women working in the West African cocoa sector and celebrates the women leaders changing that. We will explore how to achieve more opportunities for such women to take leading roles, own land and be recompensed fairly, and hear how the fair trade movement can help fight inequality. Guest speakers include a cocoa producer (subject to visa) courtesy of the Fairtrade Foundation.
Organiser:  York Fair Trade Forum: t: 0791 354 8817 and 01757 617143;
joanna@fairtradeyork.com; http://www.fairtradeyork.com

Tuesday 3rd March

EVENT:  York Spoken Word Poetry & Prose Open Mic

When: 3rd March, 19.00–22.00
Where: Exhibition Pub, Conservatory, 19 Bootham York YO30 7BW
Cost: FREE
Access: Level entry; wheelchair access
About:  York Spoken Word celebrates this year’s theme: Respect and Recognition for Women. Event is free, all ages, newcomers and seasoned pros are welcome. Signup on the night for a 5min slot: you can change your mind when called on or decide, after seeing a few sets, to read after all. Very friendly room. Read your own words or those of a favourite author. Meet in the conservatory. 2020 is our 15th IWW session.
Organiser: York Spoken Word: Rose Drew, t: 07914271871;
http://www.yorkspokenword.org.uk

Wednesday 4th March

EVENT: Creative Resistance

When: 4th March, 18.30–21.30
Where: Friargate Theatre, Lower Friargate, York, YO1 9SL
Cost: FREE
Access: Step free access to ground floor (where the event will take place); hearing loop
About: An evening of music and visual arts exploring what activism means for female human rights defenders working across the globe. Art works and music have been created by visiting human rights defenders at the Centre for Applied Human Rights, together with Newcastle based Afro-Latin percussion & brass duet Ladies of Midnight Blue. There will be an opportunity for Q&A with the activists and artists.
Organiser:  Centre for Applied Human Rights, University of York: Sanna Eriksson
t:  01904 325830; sanna.eriksson@york.ac.uk; http://www.york.ac.uk/cahr

Thursday 5th March

EVENT: Whose Honour?

When: 5th March, 10.00–12.00
Where: Marriott Room, York Explore Library, Library Square,
Museum Street, York, YO1 7DS
Cost: By donation to cover cost of venue,
please book  if possible, http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/whose-honour-tickets-91793766627 or just turn up.
Access: Wheelchair accessible; accessible toilets; hearing loop; limited
free disabled parking on forecourt
About: The concept of honour in relation to a female’s sexuality is an alien concept for many; however, it can become a question of life or death. Even before birth, limitations are imposed on women and girls and which continue throughout their lives, often with terrible consequences for those who dare to challenge unacceptable patriarchal norms and practices. This workshop is open to all, and aims to raise awareness of the specific issues related to honour killings and honour violence. It focuses on who are the owners of “honour” and who are the maintainers. Highly interactive, this workshop will challenge stereotypes, and dispel the myths surrounding this abuse.
Organiser:  Mussurut Zia, Centre for Women’s Studies, University of York,
t: 01904 323671; cws@york.ac.uk,

EVENT: Yorkits Workshop: Making Washable Feminine Hygiene Kits for Girls and Women in Developing Countries

When: 5th March, Choice of 2 sessions:10.00-12.30 or 13.30-16.00
Where: York Minster, Deangate, York YO1 7HH
Cost: £3 payable at the door. Preferably book by 24th Feb.
Registration form here  2020 Minster Yorkits Registration Form (click to download)         or email yorkitsrotaryainsty@gmail.com; or from York Minster, Church House, 10-14 Ogleforth, York YO1 7JN. All ‘profits’ support our work
Access: Wheelchair accessible; accessible toilet; no hearing loop
About: Formerly known as ‘Days for Girls’ and now ‘Yorkits’. Women working together to make washable Feminine Hygiene kits to help women and girls worldwide to have access to health, education and dignity.
Organiser: Yorkits: supported by Rotary York Ainsty: http://www.tinyurl.com/rotaryya. Organiser: Issy Sanderson – yorkitsrotaryainsty@gmail.com

Friday 6th March

EVENT: Kyra Celebrates International Women’s Week

When: 6th March, 10.00–16.00
Where: Kyra Women’s Project, The CMC St Saviourgate, York YO18NQ
Cost: 50p entrance
Access: Wheelchair accessible; accessible toilets; hearing loop available for presentations
About: Join us for Kyra’s International Women’s Day celebration: a day of activities, learning, and support. There will be a marketplace of stalls, inspirational speakers, and creative activities to engage and inspire women of all ages and stages of life. Come by to have some fun, meet new people and learn more about the work Kyra does and the support that is available for women in York and surrounding area.
Organiser: Kyra Women’s Project: t: 01904 632332; contact@kyra.org.uk; http://www.kyra.org.uk; https://www.facebook.com

EVENT: Detention and enforced disappearances in Syria

When: 6th March, 13.00–14.00
Where: Room ARC/014, Alcuin Research Resource Centre                                          University of York, YO10 5DD
Cost: FREE but prior booking required –
http://www.york.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/public-lectures/spring-2020/detention-syria
Access: Step free access; accessible toilets; no hearing loop
About: Since 2011, the Syrian government has used enforced disappearances and torture as part of a systematic attack against the civilian population and the opposition. At least 98,000 persons have been forcibly disappeared since March 2011, according to the latest report by the Syrian Network for Human Rights. As a previous detainee, the speaker Joumana Alshtiwi will discuss prison conditions in Syria, focusing particularly on the situation of women. She will discuss her own experience of 10 months in detention as well as more recent cases, supported by evidence from human rights organisations and individuals working on the ground.
Organiser:  Centre for Applied Human Rights, University of York: t: 01904 325830; CAHR-admin@york.ac.uk; http://www.york.ac.uk/cahr

Throughout March

EVENT: Individual Hour Long Yoga Lesson

When: Throughout March
Where: 24 Grange St York YO10 4BH
Cost: £30 (discounted from £45), profits to IDAS (Independent Domestic Abuse Service) http://www.idas.org.uk
Access: The house is not wheelchair accessible; no hearing loop
About: Want to heal by doing yoga, or learn a home exercise plan? A personal lesson with Anna Semlyen, an experienced yoga teacher can show you which practices suit your needs. Anna is a back care expert (Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs author) and has studied healing, Ayurveda, mental health, and falls prevention.
Organiser:  Anna Semlyen BWY Dip, Yoga in York: t: 07891 989310; http://www.yogainyork.co.uk; anna@yogainyork.co.uk

Core Programme 

Saturday 7th March

 EVENT Women and Fair Trade: Tasting Divine Chocolate

When: 7th March | 10.00–16.00
Where: Fairer World shop, 84 Gillygate, York YO31 7EQ
Cost: FREE
Access: Wheelchair accessible; no public toilet; no hearing loop
About: Tasting Divine chocolate made with cocoa from Kuapa Kokoo farmers’ co-operative in Ghana. Both organisations work to empower women by ensuring women have equal access to training / education, giving them opportunities to speak and act in their communities. Literacy and numeracy programmes are arranged to give women skills and confidence.
Organiser: Fairer World shop, 84 Gillygate, York, YO31 7EQ: t: 01904 655116;
email fairerwrld@aol.com

EVENT Craftivism Across Borders

When: 7th March | 11.00–13.00
Where: The Forum, Constantine College, University of York, YO10 5FQ
Cost: FREE – participants are asked to bring their own yarn & needles
Access: The workshop is reached via one flight of stairs (no lift); no
hearing loop.
About: This activity aims to recognise and respect women living near or in battlefields and refugee camps. All attendees will knit/crochet one or more squares which will be joined together to form the ‘blanket of universal security.’ The finished blanket will be gifted to the Centre for Women Studies as a reminder of our need to take collective action and our continued commitment to global peace. By making a square, you commit to doing your bit to promote equality, justice and respect in this world.
Organiser: Rumana Mehdi: t: 07450 303874; srm561@york.ac.uk;  Centre for Women’s Studies, University of York: t: 01904 323671; cws@york.ac.uk

EVENT Self-Respect and Self-Recognition through Poetry

When: 7th March | 15.00–17.00
Where: York City Centre – venue and registration details to be confirmed on https://tinyurl.com/YIWW20poetry
Cost: FREE, Registration on https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/self-respect-and-self-recognition-through-poetry-tickets-89580221855
Access: To be confirmed, see website above, or email or phone for details.
About: Join us in exploring the power of poetry, in a safe and inclusive environment. Together we will create a dynamic space for self-expression and creativity to seek out our individual voices, engaging with the themes of self-respect and self-recognition. Be ready to be inspired!
Organiser: Abby Cook, ajc@york.ac.uk; Centre for Women’s Studies, University of York, t: 01903 323671; cws@york.ac.uk.

Sunday 8th March

EVENT What is the Divine Feminine & Divine Masculine?

When: 8th March | 10.00–11.00
Where: Wellbeing in York, Raylor Centre, James Street, York YO10 3DW
Cost: £5 per person; any profits to IDAS (Independent
Domestic Abuse Service) http://www.idas.org.uk
Access: Wheelchair access; accessible toilets; no hearing loop
About: What is the Divine Feminine & the Divine Masculine? Why do you need to know what they are? How do we integrate them? Having experienced myself the blending of both and respecting and recognising both qualities within myself, in this talk I want to share this with others. This is an introduction to how we do this and what it means.
Organiser:  Lindsay Banks: t: 07906156568; lindsaybanks111@gmail.com; http://www.lindsaybanks.uk

EVENT Never Be Stuck! A fun drama workshop with Sue

When: 8th March │ 14.00–16.00
Where: SPARK York, 17-21 Piccadilly, York YO1 9PB
Cost: By donation; any profits to Real People Theatre charity
Access: Accessible toilets; outside lift
About: Life is one long improvisation – you never know what is going to happen next, you just have to deal with it. Build confidence and creativity through a fun drama workshop with Sue Lister. Enjoy a safe and supportive atmosphere where there is no right or wrong and all contributions are respected. All welcome from young adults to centenarians! Phone Sue to have a chat.
Organiser:  Real People Theatre: Sue Lister t: 01904 488870; http://www.realpeopletheatre.co.uk. Please let Sue know if you are coming.

EVENT: CINEMARTS CAFÉ presents “MAIDEN” ( 15 )

When: 8th March │doors open 17.00 for drinks & socializing, film 17.45
Where: Bison Coffee Shop, 17 Heslington Road, York YO10 5AR
http://www.bisoncoffee.co.uk
Cost: £6.50 + any booking fee (see http://www.cinemarts.co.uk). Profits to
YIWW 2021
Access: Film will be shown on the first floor but an additional monitor can
be sited on ground floor, which is wheelchair accessible, on request.
Please contact John to discuss your needs.
Note: no on-site accessible toilet or hearing loop.
About: “Maiden” is the inspirational story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24 year old cook on charter boats, became the skipper of the first ever All Female Crew to enter the Whitbread Round World Yacht Race in 1989. An unmissable celebration of women’s achievement against the odds!                                                                                       
Organiser:
John Beecroft, CinemArts Ltd, t:  07913 756230;
Booking : Tickets will be on sale at Bison Coffee Shop from Feb 25th (09.00) 
Alternatively reserve places by email to cinem@live.co.uk
Please state the number of tickets you require if booking by email 

Monday 9th March

EVENT Oriental Dance – Where West Meets East

When: 9th March │19.30–21.30
Where: The Winning Post, 127-129 Bishopthorpe Rd, York YO23 1NZ
– t: 01904 625228
Cost: FREE
Access: Steps into the building; mobile ramp available on request;
accessible toilet; no hearing loop
About: A talk exploring Oriental dance (belly dance) with dancer Jane Wass. The attitude towards women dancing in the UK is different from that in North Africa and Arabic countries where belly dance is seen as haram – forbidden. Our freedom to express ourselves through dance and our bodies is not the same and our right to dance is still not extended to many women. We will try some moves and watch some performances from adult women in Jane’s class.
Organiser: Jane Wass: t: 07950 531917

Tuesday 10th March

EVENT Women, York and the Environment

When: 10th March │ 16.00–17.45
Where: Marriott Room, York Explore Library, Library Sq, Museum St, York, YO1 7DS
Cost: FREE
Access: Wheelchair accessible; accessible toilets, hearing loop, limited
free disabled parking on forecourt
About: Find out more about women who are active in, and campaigning on, environmental issues in the city, past and present. Find out about opportunities to join existing groups and set up new activities. This is mainly an informal event – drop in when you can – but with a talk from 16.30 to 17.00. Information-sharing and networking is encouraged.
Organiser: York Environment Forum: t: Chair 01904 659574; yorkenvironmentforum@gmail.com

EVENT Yoga lessons with Anna Semlyen (repeats on 12th March│10.30)

When: 10th March │17.45-18.45
Where: St Clement’s Church Vestry, off Nunthorpe Rd YO23 1NE
Cost: £5 to newcomers; profits to IDAS (Independent Domestic Abuse Service) http://www.idas.org.uk
Access: Steep incline to entrance; no hearing loop
About: Yoga wellness class on theme of self respect led by Anna Semlyen BWY Dip. Postures, breathing, meditation, relaxation. Equipment provided.
Organiser: Anna Semlyen BWY Dip, Yoga in York: t: 07891 989310; http://www.yogainyork.co.uk; anna@yogainyork.co.uk

EVENT In This Together

When: 10th March │ 19.15-20.30
Where: Fox Room, Quaker Meeting House, Friargate, York YO1 9RL
http://www.yorkquakers.org.uk
Cost: FREE but donations for room hire and any ‘profits’ to Kyra Women’s Project – http://www.kyra.org.uk         Booking in advance much appreciated
Access: Wheelchair accessible; lift; no hearing loop. Quiet venue
About: Yvie Holder invites you to an evening of tales and poems inspired by her own experiences and the lives of others whom she has met along the way. A former schoolteacher, adult education tutor and York-based equality activist, she will reflect on the theme of ‘respect and recognition,’ using living testimony, biography and imagination. Fairtrade tea/coffee available.
Organiser: Yvie Holder: t: 07580 144988; 1diverseworld@gmail.com; Book on https://yvieholderevent.eventbrite.com

EVENT Union Jill present ‘Sisterhood’

When: 10th March │19.30-23.00
Where: The Crescent Community Venue, The Crescent, York YO24
1AW http://www.thecrescentyork.com/  01904 622510
Cost: £8 in advance. £10 door. Profits to IDAS (Independent Domestic Abuse Service) http://www.idas.org.uk
Access: Wheelchair accessible; no hearing loop
About: An evening of songs and stories, feminism and fables from York’s favourite female duo (comedy included) and guests, including stand up poet Kate Fox. Union Jill travel the country with their spellbinding harmonies and well-crafted songs. A rare treat to see them in York.
Organiser: Union Jill: unionjillmusic@gmail.com; http://www.facebook.com/UnionJillpage

Wednesday 11th March

EVENT Hula Hula workshop

When: 11th March │ 9.30-10.45
Where: High Hoops, The Old Church, Main Street, Deighton, York YO19 6HD
Cost: £6.50 Tickets in advance from
https://bookwhen.com/highhoopsyork. Profits to York Breast Friends – http://www.yorkbreastfriends.org
Access: Wheelchair accessible; accessible toilet; no hearing loop
About: Learn on and off body hoop skills which will increase your self confidence whilst having fun and making new friends. You might walk in with little or no self belief and leave feeling you deserve respect and recognition because you have achieved things you didn’t think you could. Please note there is a resident cat who will require cuddles.
Organiser: High Hoops: Jen t:  07754077109, http://www.highhoops.co.uk, https://www.facebook.com/highhoopsyork

EVENT Aerial dance for absolute beginners

When: 11th March │ 11.00-12.15
Where: The Old Church, Main Street, Deighton, York, YO19 6HD
Cost: £10 Tickets in advance from https://bookwhen.com/highhoopsyork                    Profits to York Breast Friends – http://www.yorkbreastfriends.org
Access: Wheelchair accessible; accessible toilet; no hearing loop
About: Whatever your age or fitness level, come and try some tricks and skills on the aerial silks and aerial hoop. Equipment will be set low with huge crash mats underneath, so no need to be worried about heights! Come and amaze yourself with what you can achieve and give your self-confidence a boost.
Organiser: High Hoops: Jen t: 07754077109; http://www.highhoops.co.uk; https://www.facebook.com/highhoopsyork

EVENT Respecting and Recognising Ourselves [women only]

When: 11th March │ 14.00–17.00
Where: Wellbeing In York, Room A2, The Raylor Centre, James Street,
York YO10 3DW
Cost: £30. Email in advance to book a place. Profits to Kyra Women’s Project http://www.kyra.org.uk
Access: Wheelchair accessible; accessible toilet; no hearing loop
About:  A workshop to explore the level of respect and recognition you show yourself, as well as identifying where you have control and influence over how much others respect and recognise you. We will explore how we treat ourselves, what stories we tell ourselves about our worth, get curious about our relationship with self-acknowledgement (and external acknowledgement) and look at what we can do to own our space in the world.
Organiser:  Bryony Rowntree Coaching, t: 07760 464551; coaching@bryonyrowntree.com; http://www.bryonyrowntree.com;
F: Bryony Rowntree Coaching; I: bryonyrowntree; T: @BryonyRowntree;
LinkedIn: Bryony Rowntree

Thursday 12th March

EVENT Yoga lessons with Anna Semlyen (details on 10th March│17.45)

When: 12th March │10.30-11.45
Where: St Clement’s Church Vestry, off Nunthorpe Rd YO23 1NE
Cost: £5 to newcomers; profits to IDAS http://www.idas.org.uk/
Access: Steep incline to entrance; no hearing loop

EVENT Women of Westminster: An Evening with Rachel Reeves MP [women only]

When: 12th March │ 18.00–20.00
Where: Marriott Room, York Explore http://www.exploreyork.org.uk
Cost: FREE – donations welcome for room hire only.
Tickets: https://womeninwestminsterwithrachelreevesmp.eventbrite.co.uk
Access: Wheelchair accessible; accessible toilets; hearing loop;
limited free disabled parking on forecourt
About: Join us for talk and discussion about the history of women in Parliament. Rachel Reeves MP for Leeds West has written two books: ‘Alice in Westminster’ on Alice Bacon, Yorkshire’s first woman MP, and ‘Women of Westminster’ highlighting the century-long struggles and achievements of women MPs. Before entering Parliament Rachel worked as an economist at Bank of England, the British Embassy in Washington, and Halifax Bank of Scotland. This is a non-party political event.
Organiser: York Labour Party: alisonwomensofficer@gmail.com

EVENT Respect & Recognition for Women in Politics [women only]

When: 12th March │ 19.00–21.00
Where: Backhouse Room, Quaker Meeting House, Friargate, York YO1 9RL http://www.yorkquakers.org.uk
Cost: FREE, donations welcome for room hire only
Access: Wheelchair accessible; accessible toilets; no hearing loop
About: A panel of women activists and campaigners, particularly including young women, from across the political spectrum sharing their experiences of being heard and respected, or not! Find what we have in common. No current politicians on the panel but welcome in the audience.
Organiser: June Tranmer, t:  07932 163602; june.tranmer@gmail.com

Friday 13th March

EVENT Women and Fair Trade: Tasting Women Farmers’ Coffee

When: 13th March │ 10.00–16.00
Where: Fairer World fair trade shop, 84 Gillygate, York YO31 7EQ
Cost: FREE
Access: Wheelchair accessible; no public toilet; no hearing loop
About: Taste percolated organic fair trade coffee grown by women farmers’ co-operatives in Nicaragua or Peru. These co-operatives improve the status of all women by showing that women farmers can successfully run a business and market their produce.
Organiser: Fairer World shop, 84 Gillygate, York YO31 7EQ:  t: 01904 655116; fairerwrld@aol.com

EVENT All Change! Open Mic Theatre

When: 13th March │ 19.00–21.00 (repeats 14th March │14.00)
Where: Theatre 1, York St John University, Lord Mayor’s Walk, York YO31 7EX
Cost: £2/by donation to the Real People Theatre charity
Access: Wheelchair access; accessible toilets; no hearing loop
About: Real People Theatre in collaboration with York Spoken Word will host an “open mic” anchored by 3 set pieces on the theme of how climate change is causing us to re-think our attitude to how we live on this planet. Bring your poetry, prose, songs, stories, hopes and fears to share or just come and listen. Plenty of audience discussion ensured. Please register your interest. All welcome.
Organiser: Real People Theatre. Contact Rose Drew, t: 07914271871; yorkspokenword@yahoo.co.uk OR Sue Lister, t: 01904 488870

Saturday 14th March

EVENT Iyengar Yoga for UK Friends of Khwendo Kor

When: 14th March │10.00-11.30
Where: Clements Hall, Nunthorpe Road, York, YO23 1BW, http://www.clementshall.org.uk
Cost: By donation to UK FROK (www.frok.org.uk), supporting educational, economic, health and civil rights and empowerment of women and girls in NW Pakistan
Access: Wheelchair access; accessible toilets; hearing loop
About:  ALL WELCOME: a balanced class suitable for beginners and those with some yoga experience. The Iyengar approach to yoga teaching emphasises correct alignment for health of body, breath and mind. All kit provided.
Organiser: Laura Potts, Yoga for All York: laurapotts@phonecoop.coop

EVENT Wellbeing for All Women? Can we have integrated healthcare that includes complementary therapies?

When: 14th March │ 13.30–15.00
Where: Wellbeing in York, The Raylor Centre, James St, York YO10 3DW http://www.wellbeinginyork.org
Cost: FREE – donations to Wellbeing in York Outreach Services,
taking mini treatments to women unable to access the Centre
Access: Wheelchair accessible; accessible toilet; no hearing loop
About: How can women in complementary therapies gain the recognition they deserve to be able to help care for the health of our citizens? Where is the evidence of respect for the oldest therapies in the world? Looking at examples of where it works and what we can learn.
Organiser: Wellbeing in York: t: 01904 927157; june@wellbeinginyork.org

EVENT Women’s clothes swop: A Frock for FROK

When: 14th March │ 14.00–16.00
Where: Clements Hall, Nunthorpe Rd, York YO23 1BW, http://www.clementshall.org.uk
Cost: £3.00 incl. tea and cake, plus showing a documentary of the work of Khwendo Kor
Access: Wheelchair access; accessible toilets; hearing loop.
Contact us for any other needs.
About:  Bring 3 items or more of good quality clothes (sized if poss), shoes or accessories. Pay £1 for each ‘new’ item you take. Jewelry stall. Raffle. Documentaries about Khwendo Kor’s work giving recognition to women and girls in deeply patriarchal & impoverished NW Pakistan.
Organiser:  UK Friends of Khwendo Kor (FROK): t:  Marilyn /Polly/ Penny 01904 702060/705752/659574; http://www.frok.org.uk

EVENT Women For The Environment

When: 14th March │ 14.00–16.00 Event is weather dependent so check website or with the organiser if in doubt on the day
Where: YUMI Community Garden, Fulford allotments, off Fordlands Rd, York YO10 4NU (signage on the day)
Cost: FREE
Access: The area is flat but can be muddy; portaloo on site.
About: Across York there are fantastic organisations led by women, all working towards a better more inclusive environment. We plant trees, work to reduce food waste and improve the environment around us, as well use gardening to build respect and integration throughout the city. Come along and find out more about projects across York, plant some seeds to take home, try out some different bikes and exchange unwanted books.
Organiser:  Candi Colbourn, York Unifying Multicultural Initiative: t: 07979865279; http://interculturalyork.org/events

EVENT All Change! Open Mic Theatre

When: 14th March │ 14.00–16.00 (see details on 13th March │ 19.00)
Where: Theatre 1, York St John University, Lord Mayor’s Walk, York YO31 7EX
Cost: £2/by donation to the Real People Theatre charity
Access: Wheelchair access; accessible toilets; no hearing loop

Sunday 15th March

EVENT Pregnant Then Screwed Live

When: 15th March │ 9.30–16.30
Where: York Theatre Royal, St Leonard’s Place, York YO1 7HD
Cost: £23 per ticket. Plus 50 free tickets to women who cannot afford to attend. All profits to PTSL support services. Tickets from http://www.pregnantthenscrewedlive.com.
Access: As this event will use the whole theatre, please check here
http://www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk/visiting-us/access/ or phone  01904 623568
About: Pregnant Then Screwed Live is the UK festival of motherhood and work. We bring together the funniest, most inspirational women we can find to help you rebuild your confidence and find work that works for you. Speakers include: Rosie Ramsey, Candice Brathwaite, Emma Conway, Sophie Walker and many more.
Organiser:  Pregnant Then Screwed: hello@pregnantthenscrewed.com;
http://www.pregnantthenscrewed.com; I: @pregnant_then_screwed;                                               T: @pregnantscrewed; FL Maternitydiscrimination

EVENT Menopause Matters [women only]

When: 15th March │ 11.00–13.00
Where: Wellbeing in York, The Raylor Centre, James St, York YO10 3DW
Cost: £5. Tickets in advance from https://wellbeinginyork.org/
Profits to Wellbeing in York Outreach Service which takes mini treatments to women unable to access the centre
Access: Wheelchair accessible; accessible toilet; no hearing loop
About:  Another chance to talk about how menopause matters to you, and hear from some complementary therapists about how they can help. Includes food that can help you balance your hormones.
Organiser: Wellbeing in York, June Tranmer: t: 07932 163602/ 01904 927157; enquiries@wellbeinginyork.org

EVENT Strong Yorkshire Women

When: 15th March │ 13.30-15.30
Where: Marriott Room, York Explore, Library Square, Museum Street, York YO1 7DS
Cost: FREE
Access: Wheelchair accessible; accessible toilets; hearing loop; limited free disabled parking on forecourt
About:  Yorkshire women who lived life to the full, taking risks, standing their ground. Wendy Rayne-Davis discusses York Saint Margaret Clitherow (new bio with trial transcripts). Pauline Kirk discusses the life and work of Rita Jerram. Patricia Riley, children’s rights activist and biographer of Githa Sowerby, talks of her work and that of Leeds suffragist Isabella Ford. Short readings; each book available at cost, just for this event. Refreshments available.
Organiser:  Stairwell Books: t: 07914271871; http://www.stairwellbooks.co.uk

Later Events

Saturday 21st March 

EVENT Awareness Through Movement – a mind-body workshop [women only]

When: 15.00–17.00
Where: York Yoga Studio, 112 Acomb Road, York, YO24 4EY
http://www.yorkyogastudio.co.uk/
Cost: £15. Tickets in advance from https://smoothmoveslab.org/classes-                        Profits to Kyra Women’s Project http://www.kyra.org.uk
Access: 2 small steps into building, level thereafter. Let me know about any movement challenges & I will make sure that the lesson is accessible for all. No hearing loop but happy to wear microphone for portable loop
About:  For women of all ages and abilities. Dive in for 2 hours of easy-going, pleasurable movement. You will:
– reconnect with yourself – mind and body
– relax, feel comfortable in your own skin and calm mental chatter
– tune into your body’s own wisdom (your senses) to let go of tension
and tightness
– move with grace, freedom and pleasure
– practice mindfulness in motion
Maximum 10 people, for individual attention and space to move.
Organiser:  Smooth Moves Lab (Julie Wrigley, teacher of Awareness Through Movement): t:  07817 362281; juliewrigley@outlook.com; http://www.smoothmoveslab.org

Sunday 22nd  March

EVENT York Women’s Conference 2020 [women only]

When: 14.00–17.00
Where: Clements Hall, Nunthorpe Road, York YO23 1BW, http://www.clementshall.org.uk
Cost: FREE (donations towards room hire cost welcome). Tickets:
https://york-womens-conference-2020-tickets.eventbrite.co.uk
Access: Wheelchair access; accessible toilets; hearing loop
About:  Women Power York: Collective Voices & Action for Equality. Women’s voices must be part of all policy and decision making that impacts on women’s lives and futures. Join us to: find out what the York Women’s Forum/York Human Rights City Network’s commissioned survey in 2019 tells us; participate in workshops on priority issues; hear from a panel of local women in politics (from across the political spectrum) with time for your questions afterwards. Should there be a ‘Womanifesto’ for York?
Organiser:  York Women’s Forum: yorkwomensforum@gmail.com

Saturday 28th March

EVENT Femmes Fortissimo

When: 19.30–21.30
Where: The Church of the Holy Redeemer, 108 Boroughbridge Road, York YO26 6AB
Cost: Tickets £10 (£5 under 16).
Tickets in advance from https://femmesfortissimo2020.eventbrite.co.uk
Profits to Kyra Women’s Project http://www.kyra.org.uk and NYMAZ (Youth
Music development charity) http://www.nymaz.org.uk (Some tickets available on the door)
Access: Wheelchair access; accessible toilets; no hearing loop
About:  Femmes Fortissimo all-women brass band returns for the third year running with their concert of entertaining brass music for everyone, featuring artists from Aretha Franklin to the Spice Girls. This concert sees them branching out into big band with a swinging tribute to WW2 band leader and Yorkshire lass Ivy Benson and her all-girl dance band.
Organiser:  Femmes Fortissimo: t: 07910 237983; use form on website to get in touch: https://femmesfortissimo.weebly.com/get-in-touch.html

 

Call for events

York International Women’s Week ‘Respect and Recognition’ 7th – 15th March 2020

CALL FOR EVENTS NOW CLOSED

A group of women has again come together to promote local events to celebrate International Women’s Day, March 8th, through grassroots and other events.  The focus this year will be ‘Respect and Recognition’ and events can have a local, national or international theme.  As usual, we will produce a printed brochure, flyers and a website, and will promote events via social media.

The core focus will be on events during the week 7th – 15th March but we will also consider relevant events either side of those dates, please ask us.

Please keep to the deadlines as we will not be able to take late entries. You are welcome to submit a skeleton outline for your event if that is all you have by the deadline.  You can then add further detail later on the facebook page as well as through your own advertising channels.

It is crucial that you stick to the guidelines for entries – click on the link at the top of the application form itself.

Deadline for submitting entries: end of day SUNDAY 12TH JANUARY 2020

Entries must be through https://forms.gle/FrVP1gTMQ91JrijS9

(cut and paste into your browser if clicking the link fails)

any queries: e: yorkwomensvoices@gmail.com or via Facebook

THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR ENTRY TO THE BROCHURE OR WEBSITE

YIWW 2020 Call for events

 

York International Women’s Week ‘Respect and Recognition’ 7th – 15th March 2020

CALL FOR EVENTS NOW CLOSED

A group of women has again come together to promote local events to celebrate International Women’s Day, March 8th, through grassroots and other events.  The focus this year will be ‘Respect and Recognition’ and events can have a local, national or international theme.  As usual, we will produce a printed brochure, flyers and a website, and will promote events via social media.

The core focus will be on events during the week 7th – 15th March but we will also consider relevant events either side of those dates, please ask us.

Please keep to the deadlines as we will not be able to take late entries. You are welcome to submit a skeleton outline for your event if that is all you have by the deadline.  You can then add further detail later on the facebook page as well as through your own advertising channels.

It is crucial that you stick to the guidelines for entries – click on the link at the top of the application form itself.

Deadline for submitting entries: end of day SUNDAY 12TH JANUARY 2020

Entries must be through https://forms.gle/FrVP1gTMQ91JrijS9

(cut and paste into your browser if clicking the link fails)

any queries: e: yorkwomensvoices@gmail.com or via Facebook

THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR ENTRY TO THE BROCHURE OR WEBSITE