International Women’s Day 2012 Events in York ~ 4th and 8th March 2012

2 March 2012 at 10:52 am

We’re holding three events to celebrate International Women’s Day. Two will be on the day itself, Thursday 8 March, and one will be on the previous Sunday.

Make Do & Mend
Sunday 4 March, 1.30pm – 2.30pm at Explore York

An event in recognition of the ingenuity and inventiveness of women through the ages. This lecture by Meridith Townsend starts right back in the Georgian Period and concentrates on how women altered, borrowed and adapted their clothes to keep up with the latest fashions. It goes on to concentrate on the War Years of the 1940s using anecdotes from women, who came up with the most ingenious ways to keep their families clothed and to continue to celebrate events, such as weddings, in style.

Tickets for ‘Make Do & Mend’ are priced at £4 and are available from

Loose Women
Thursday 8 March,12.30pm – 2pm at Explore York

Join some of York’s top women from across the city as they discuss current events in a free question and answer session.

The panel will comprise:
* Kersten England, Chief Executive of City of York Council
* For the past 21 years Kirsten has worked in the public sector, predominantly local government.
* Fiona Williams, Head of Libraries and Heritage
* Fiona is the strategic lead for libraries and heritage across the City of York.
* Sonja Crisp, Councillor
* Sonja has served as Labour Councillor for Holgate Ward since 2007.
* Julie Gunnell, Councillor
* Since 2007 Julie has been Labour Councillor for Mickelgate Ward.
* Janet Barnes, Chief Executive of York Museums Trust
* Janet is a director of the independent charity that manages museums and galleries across York.

For free tickets, or for more information, contact Explore York on or 01904 552828.

Partners In Crime
Thursday 8 March, 7pm – 8.30pm at Dringhouses Library

An evening with mother and daughter crime novelists Pauline Kirk and Jo Summers, who write as PJ Quinn.

Pauline and Jo will read from ‘Foul Play’ and forthcoming novel ‘Poison Pen’, and give tips on getting published. There will be a question and answer session at the end.

To book your free place contact Dringhouses Library on tel. (01904) 552674 or email



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