International Women’s Day 2010 – ‘Women Building Bridges’ – The Women’s Centre Derry
Women Building Bridges – is an International Women’s Day 2010 Art Exhibition and Programme opening in The Women’s Centre on Monday 8th March.
International Women’s Day 2010 is being marked by an Art Exhibition and Workshop Programme ‘Women Building Bridges’ which – celebrates and promotes community bridge building, challenges stereotypes and prejudices and demonstrates a willing to engage with ‘difference’ and diversity, from the perspectives of women across the city (and beyond).
The programme is itself a communicative platform from which social, economic and political realities may be explored. The theme ‘Women Building Bridges’ was chosen in response to the building of a new footbridge (Peace Bridge) which will connect the West and East Banks of the city. The Exhibition showcases various creative art pieces by individuals, artists, and groups of women from the Derry City Council area and beyond.
Mon 8th March The Women’s Centre 3:00pm
Guest Speakers including: Ms Aideen McGinley OBE, Chief Executive of Ilex. The Women’s Centre. T: 028 7126 7672
Mon 8th March Eden Place Arts 7:30pm
Contact: Judi Logue. T:028 7126 9418
Mon 8th March The Nerve Centre 7pm
Screening of ‘Trade’
‘TRADE is a thrilling story of courage and a devastating expose of one of the world’s most heinous crimes’. Screening to coincide with the workshop ‘Women and the Sex Industry’.
Mon 8th March Sandino’s 8pm to late
Femme Fatale Open Mic Nite with Tina McLaughlin.
Showcasing Derry and Donegal’s Finest Female Singers and Performers. £2 entrance on door. Door charge donated to F oyle Women’s Aid. Contact: Tina McLaughlin. M: 07966691699
Tues 9th March The Women’s Centre 10.30am – 12pm
Below the Radar: Discussion Forum
A workshop exploring the invisibility issues of Young Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Women in relation to Service Provision.
Facilitated by Duane McArdle. Contact: Paddy McNicholl (IPOD Young Women’s Project). T: 028 7126 7672
Tues 9th March Waterside Women’s Centre 11am – 2pm
Fusion of Culture
International Food Cuisine. Waterside Women’s Centre. Booking only. T: 028 7134 1579
Tues 9th March Verbal Arts Centre 12.30pm
Contact: Claire McDermott T: 028 7126 6946
Log on to http://www.verbal.fm and click on listen to hear radio packages about some of this year’s events.
Tues 9th March Verbal Arts Centre 1.30pm
Verbal Arts Centre, Eden Place, Women’s Centre and Tower Museum.
Wed 10th March The Junction 10am – 12pm
Women and the Sex Industry: Discussion Forum
A workshop opportunity to focus in on a critical local and global social injustice issue. Facilitated by Children in Crossfire/IPOD group. Contact: Caroline Murphy. T: 028 7126 9898
Wed 10th March Tower Museum 12.30pm
Derry City Council Heritage and Museum Exhibition Launch
Contact: Margaret Edwards/Bernadette Walsh. T:02871 372411
Wed 10th March VOID 2pm – 3.30pm
Exhibiting Women’s and Community Art: Discussion Forum
Women artists, community artists, Women’s and Community Art Groups are invited to explore influences within work, issues around exhibiting work in public, the inter-connections between individual art pieces and collective art, and the profile of Women’s Art in public space. Contact: Ruth Moore or VOID T: 0287126 7672 or 028 7130 8080
Thurs 11th March VOID 7pm
‘28 Days – Women’s reflections in time and space’.
On February 1st 2010, a group of women artists and writers visited the space of the former barracks at Ebrington. The exhibition will show the individual artistic responses they developed over the ensuing 28 days.
Contact: Clionagh Boyle or Maoliosa Boyle. Void Gallery. T:028 7130 8080
Fri 12th March Wateside Theatre 11.30am
Community Bridge Building: Discussion Forum
Within the context of ‘regeneration’ and the building of the new ‘Peace Bridge’ linking East and West banks of the city, the questions are posed: Is physical regeneration and re imaging the easy part? How can space be utilized to support human interaction and/or sustainable relationships? What kind of platform should ‘community bridge building’ have in the city?
Contact: Ruth Moore. The Women’s Centre. T: 028 7126 7672
Fri 12th March The Guildhall 1.30pm – 2.30pm
Maiden’s Tour the City: A Herstory of the Walled City (1hr)
Tour Guide: Anne Crilly, (Filmmaker and UU Lecturer) 15 places. Contact: Ruth Moore. The Women’s Centre.
T: 028 7126 7672
Sat 13th March The Guildhall 1 – 2pm
A Herstory of the Walled City (1hr)
Tour Guide: Anne Crilly, (Filmmaker and UU Lecturer) 15 places. Contact: Ruth Moore. The Women’s Centre
T: 028 7126 7672
Sat 13th March Central Library 2pm
Come and join in with other women in building bridges out of human sculpture throughout the city!
Contact: Caroline Murphy. T: 07541908118
Tues 16th March (Foyle Street ) 11.30am -1.30pm
(Tower Museum, Women’s Centre, Eden Place and Verbal Arts Centre).
An illustrated version of the programme can be downloaded from http://www.thewomenscentre.co.uk/WOMEN%20BUILDING_BRIDGES_PROGRAMME_FLYER.pdf
This year’s programme has grown out of a history of International Women’s Day celebrations in the city, the annual Exhibition Event of Eden Place, and is influenced by the multiple venue and Coalition approach which emerged as part of the 2008 Art of Survival and 2009 Women’s Real Lives, curated by Roberta Bacic. The momentum and energy for the 2010 programme is the result of coalition working of a number of individuals and organisations, which have come together to organise the activities for Women Building Bridges 2010. These include: Eden Place Arts Centre, The Women’s Centre (Derry), Waterside Women’s Centre, Derry City Council Heritage and Museums Services, Children In Crossfire, Verbal Arts Centre, VOID and Freelance Coordinator Ruth Moore.This project is funded by Derry City Council Community Relations Programme.
Programme Coordinator – Ruth Moore
T: 028 71267672
Eden Place Arts Coordinator – Judi Logue
Address: Eden Place Arts Centre, Pilot’s Row Community Centre, Rossville Street, Derry. BT48 6LP
Derry City Council Museum Rep Bernadette Walsh
T: 028 71377331