March 8, 2018
An evening of celebration for International Women’s Day.
5.30 – Blooming buds
6.00 – Women of Influence storytelling
6.30 – Dance workshop
7.00 – Women of Influence storytelling
7.30 – Kirsty Taylor
8.30 – Educapes 1 min performance
Women of Influence community storytelling and zine making with Wur Bradford:
come and share stories of the women (local, global, national) who have inspired you and make a zine celebrating them with Wur Bradford artists Jean McEwan and Chemaine Cooke
Spoken word from Kirsty Taylor about suspicious suffragette acts in Bradford – Kirsty is a Bradford born and bred lass, fascinated by people and their stories. Recently selected as a BBC ‘Brand New Voice’, Kirsty uses spoken word to give us an insight into the lives of others through her rhythmical, honest and northern tongue. Kirsty’s performance has been kindly commissioned by Bradford Museums and Galleries for the event tonight.
Bradford Museums and Galleries also invite you to play re-created games inspired by the Suffragette board game Pank-A-Squith and pick up your own copy of The Suffragette Newspaper 2018.
Dance workshop with May McQuade – inspired by the nifty moves of Janelle Monae’s ‘Tightrope’ dance we’ll make a Bradford version. Don’t worry If you’ve never danced before, no pressure, just bring some clothes that you can move in and wear some soft shoes.
Educapes – Add your stories and memories of inspirational women between 1918 – 2018 to our interactive capes. At the end of the evening 100 years will be performed in 100 seconds.
“Bloomin’ Buds Theatre Company runs a weekly drama session at the Rockwell Community Centre every Wednesday evening for children aged 4 – 11. They have collected stories from the women in the local community and will be combining these with their own aspirations to create a short performance. They will also be learning about the suffragettes and performing Sister Suffragette from Mary Poppins.”
Throughout March there will also be an exhibition from Bradford Museums and Galleries Photo Archive featuring incredible Bradford women and men who fought for Women’s rights, have acted radically, reformed education or changed the way women are perceived in society.
Vegan cake and snacks from Sonia Sandhu