International Women’s Day will be celebrated in Wiveliscombe Community Centre on Sunday with a variety of free taster workshops.
These will include stone carving, street dancing, singing, Indian bread making, reflexology, belly dancing, Pilates, make up, Sushi, radio skills, crafts and a new idea for Wivey –‘bra bunting’.
Organiser Jenny Carey-Wood said: “This Women’s Day is a chance for us to have a fun day, to try out a new activity and meet other women.
“About 20 women have voluntarily given their time and ideas to make this happen after the great day last year which raised over £700 from very generous donations for food and workshops.”
The event is open to women and girls over the age of 12 and will run from 10.30am to 4.30pm.
Women can drop in when it suits them, but booking for workshops is advised through Wiveliscombe House on 01984-624777.
The café area will be open all day providing refreshments, lunches and a wide range of donated cakes.
Curry, drinks and dancing follow the day’s events at 7pm but by ticket entry only, also available from Wivey House or from Fyfes News.
International Women’s Day was set up in 1911 to celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of women.
This event will raise funds through donations for the United Nations Development Fund for Women and for the Women’s Refuge in Taunton.
CHICCHI ART LOUNGE 020 8141 4190
516 Roman Road, Bow E3 5ES
Bow tube www.chicchi.co.uk
Mon-Fri 8am-7pm Sat 8am-6pm FREE
Until 21 March
JANE LACK My World
ELEVEN SPITALFIELDS 020 7247 1816
11 Princelet Street, Spitalfields E1 6QH
Liverpool St tube www.elevenspitalfields.com
Tues-Sun 12noon-6pm FREE
5 – 25 March
CAROL SHARP Paradigm Shifts
This show challenges the widely held assumption that a photograph is a piece of the world, which needs to be identified and interpreted before we know how to react to it. www.carolsharp.co.uk
IMT GALLERY 020 8980 5475
Unit 2/210 Cambridge Heath Road, E2 9NG
Bethnal Green tube
Thurs-Sun 12noon-6pm FREE
Until 4 April
NAOKO TAKAHASHI An Exploration of Perforated Space in Four Segments of Words
A new commission by Japanese performance and installation artist Naoko Takahashi. The exhibition takes the form of a fictional park created in corrugated cardboard, complete with large stylised tree under which visitors hear autobiographical stories of the everyday East End, both heartfelt and uncomfortable, performed by Takahashi.
ARTISTS TALK Sat 6 March, 6pm-9pm FREE
Takahashi in conversation with Kristen Kreider, Harriet Murray & Neil Taylor.
LOBBY 020 7418 5527
One Canada Square, E14 5AB
Canary Wharf tube. http://www.mycanarywharf.com
Mon-Fri 5.30am-midnight, Sat & Sun 7am-11.30pm FREE
Until 19 March
GLENYS BARTON SCULPTURE
Ceramic and bronze sculptures by Glenys Barton feature in the first exhibition of the 2010 ‘Sculpture in the Workplace’ series at One Canada Square. The exhibition focuses on human forms which bear the influence of ancient civilisations.
ARTISTS TALK Tues 2 March 1.15pm FREE
Glenys Barton in conversation with curator Ann Elliott.
PHOTO-SPACE 020 7375 0441
530 Commercial Road E1 0HY
Limehouse DLR. http://www.alternativearts.co.uk
Tues-Sat 11am-6pm FREE
5 – 27 March
LAURA BRAUN, HEATHER McDONOUGH, MELANIE STIDOLPH
The Anachronistic Album curated by Zuzana Flaskova
Three women photographers have invited an emerging curator to respond to their work which jointly represents over 50 years production. The curator’s choices will create imaginary narratives across the artist’s practice, re-evaluating the work and discovering visual connections and disparities.
SHIPTON STREET GALLERY 020 7729 3739
4 Haig House, Shipton Street E2 7RZ
Liverpool St/Old St/Bethnal Green tube http://www.shiptonstreetgallery.co.uk
Sundays 10am-2pm or by appointment FREE
ANTONELLA FABIANI 6×6
2005-2009 Travels: Photography on medium format film (6×6)
THE STUDIO 077435 72100
3 Ravenscroft Street, off Hackney Road E2 7SH
Old Street tube/55,48,26 bus
Fri & Sat 12noon-6pm, Sun 10am-4pm FREE
Artists Heather McDonough, Melanie Stidolph & Laura Braun open up their studio to show work in progress. Reflecting on the process of selection and re-evaluation essential in the development of long and short term projects. www.thestudionotebook.blogspot.com
THE TEASMITH 020 7247 1333
6 Lamb Street, Spitalfields E1 6EA
Liverpool St tube. http://www.teasmith.co.uk
Mon-Sun 11am-6pm FREE
6 March – 4 April
JULIETTE VIVIER Fragments
Influenced by her literature studies and a taste for graphic simplicity, her research leads towards experiment alongside her drawings, trying to reconcile the tension between abstraction and representation. www.juliettevivier.com
TROLLEY GALLERY 020 7729 6591
73a Redchurch Street E2 7DJ
Liverpool St/Old St tube. http://www.trolleybooks.com
Mon-Sat 12noon-6pm FREE
Until 13 March
BOO SAVILLE ‘Totem’
From 17 March
LAURENA TOLEDO ‘The Limit’
WHITECHAPEL GALLERY 020 7522 7888
77-82 Whitechapel High Street E1 7QX
Aldgate East tube. www.whitechapelgallery.org
Tues-Sun 11am-6pm, Thurs to 9pm FREE
Until 14 March
MELANIE MANCHOT: Celebration (Cyprus Street)
Drawing on traditions of group portraiture at public street parties, Melanie Manchot’s new work explores individual and collective identity through photography and film. She worked with residents of Cyprus Street E2 to hold a street party and make a film which is shown alongside a series of photographs and archive footage of street parties.
THE WOMEN’S LIBRARY 020 7320 2222
London Metropolitan University, Old Castle Street E1 7NT
Aldgate East tube http://www.thewomenslibrary.co.uk
Mon-Fri 9.30am-5.30pm, Thurs until 8pm Sat 10am-4pm FREE
Until 17 April
MS UNDERSTOOD Women’s Liberation in 1970s Britain
A major exhibition celebrating the 40th anniversary of the first national Women’s Liberation Conference at Ruskin College Oxford. Ms Understood investigates the prelude, birth, rallies, media, fashion, politics, disagreements and victories of the movement. Explore the social, personal and cultural legacies of one of the most significant social movements of the 20th century.
GUIDED TOUR Thurs 4 & Sat 27 March 12pm (30mins) FREE
Find out more about this exciting period of women’s history.
Until 31 March
STRIKING WOMEN Voices of South Asian workers from Grunwick and Gate Gourmet
In 1976 and 2005 two significant labour disputes involved mainly South Asian women who protested against their sweatshop conditions. This display compares the two strikes and the role the media played, setting them in the context of the history of immigration to the UK.
Wisewords is supported by Tower Hamlets Council and The Women’s Library and all the participating venues.
For any updates or to download a copy of the programme go to http://www.alternativearts.co.uk/events