International Women’s Day Celebration in Preston

Posted on - 7th March, 2014 - 10:31am | Author - | Posted in - Preston City Centre, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston



Preston Mayor Councillor Vernoica Afrin opens the International Women’s Day exhibition in Preston today.

Held over two days (7th and 8th March) the exhibition at the Harris will see a series of events celebrating the annual women’s day with special ‘Then, Now and Beyond’ themed displays and activities. The Community Gateway Association will also run events at local community centres in Preston.

International Women’s Day highlights women’s political and scoail rights and raises awarenss of the value of women’s work.

Did you know that International Women’s Day is a public holiday in Azerbaijan, Armenia, Moldova, Belarus and Kazakhatan!

The Mayor will cut the ribbon at 3pm (7th March) in the Discover Preston Gallery in the Harris Museum. Valerie Wise, Chief Executive of Preston Domestic Violence Services will give a speech. The Preston Domestic Violence Service is celebrating their 20th Anniversary this year.

11-11.30am and 1.30-2pm
Discover Preston gallery, 1st floor

Meet two of our Women of Substance, Edith Rigby and Patti Mayor, to learn about their lives in Preston. Characters created in collaboration with Wooden Spoons Theatre Company.

Tours of the Ceramic and Glass gallery:
11.30am-12pm Hannah Barlow – The First Lady of Doulton
2-2.30pm Two Leaves and a Bud – The Tea Pickers’ Story
Ceramics and Glass gallery, 1st floor

Enjoy a guided tour of the Ceramics and Glass gallery and find out about female influences on the ceramics industry of Great Britain.

Domestic Abuse: Then, Now and Future
Discovery Room, Discover Preston gallery, 1st floor

Join Valerie Wise, the Chief Executive of Preston Domestic Violence Services, who will discuss the history of domestic abuse, what the situation is now and how things could be changed for the future.

I’m a Scientist, Talk to me!
Start your search in the Discover Preston gallery, 1st floor

Search out and meet female scientists from the University of Central Lancashire and find out more about the fascinating work that they do. Hopefully, you’ll be inspired to be a future scientist too!

12-1pm and 2.30-3.30pm
Postcard Making Workshop
Ceramics and Glass gallery, 1st floor

Our new ‘Spotlight On…’ case created with Preston Women’s Network contains cards and postcards. Create your own postcard to send a message about International Women’s Day.

The Women of Discover Preston Tour
Discover Preston gallery, 1st floor

Join Curator of History, Emma Heslewood, on a tour of the Discover Preston to find out about Preston women of the past and their influence on our city.

Family History Session: The Wonderful Women in My Family
Community History Library, 1st floor. Book your place at the museum shop
Begin your search into your family tree with a brief introduction into the Harris Library’s family history resources, including access to websites, and learn about the women of your past!

‘The Girl Effect’ Presentation and Discussion
Discovery Room, Discover Preston gallery, 1st floor

‘The Girl Effect’ is a movement which works to highlight the unique potential of adolescent girls to end poverty for themselves and the world. Join us to watch the film and discuss how we can improve girls’ lives in the future.

Free event

Harris Museum & Art Gallery
Market Square

Event contact telephone: 01772 905414

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