Saturday 12 March 2011
at The New Art Gallery Walsall
International Women’s Day was first declared in 1910 with the first IWD event held in 1911. 2011 sees 100 years of International Women’s Day having been celebrated around the world. Widespread increased activity is anticipated globally honouring 100 years of International Women’s Day to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women and Walsall could not be the exception!
The New Art Gallery Walsall will once again be hosting a free for all, special event that will include stalls and performers celebrating the International Women’s Day Centenary as part of the We are Walsall programme of events that help people understand each other better.
Performers will include local women from different nationalities, two choirs, singers, dancers, and the event will also feature a visiting women’s co-operative from Kabul who will be selling arts and crafts.
Other stalls will include health checks, mendhi henna hand patterns, African arts, Asian sewing and much more. There will also be a poetry workshop and a pampering room hosted by From Outside to Involvement, a local project working with migrants.
Holding the event together with her warmth and humour will be Mrs Barbara Nice, the region’s most famous comedienne, with her hilarious, no-nonsense brand of comedy.
Come down to the gallery for a fun time celebrating how women from all over the world are part of Walsall, and join us at 2pm in holding hands in solidarity with women who are standing up for their rights all over the world.
The event has been organised by the Creative Development Team and supported by The New Art Gallery Walsall.
Free, everyone welcome!
We are Walsall: events and activities that bring people together and help different people in Walsall understand each other better.