International Women's Day 2010

Nottingham Women’s History Walk

Posted in 2010 03 13, Midlands East by womeninlondon on 11 March 2010

To celebrate International Women’s Day Nottingham Women’s History Group will be running a History walk around Nottingham, highlighting women’s part in our history

Meet at Nottingham Castle Gatehouse on 13th March 2010 at 1 pm for a 2 hour walk around the city.

We want the network to ‘Celebrate, promote and research the contribution of women to Nottingham’s history’. This means we want to:
* Promote the rich sources of women’s history in Nottingham
* Research the lives of women, and encourage others to do so
* Promote interest in the women who have shaped the history of Nottingham
* Ensure that women’s history is visible to the people of Nottingham
* Make the links between women’s history and other ‘invisible’ groups such as BME, LGBT, disabled and other communities

On Saturday, May 8, the group will have a talk from feminist historian Sheila Rowbotham, at 2pm, at the International Community Centre, Nottingham.


Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze in performance – Leicester

Posted in 2010 03 08, Midlands East by womeninlondon on 5 March 2010

8th March 2010 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Come celebrate International Women’s Day in word and song with Leicester based, international artist, Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze.

Hear her read from her brand new collection, ‘Cutting a Lime’.

The evening will be filmed by Bloodaxe and included as an accompanying DVD to the book’s major publication in 2011.

£8 / £5 concessions
The Y Theatre 7 East Street, Leicester LE1 6EY

To book tickets Call +44 (0)116 255 7066

Produced by Lydia Towsey for Writing East Midlands.


Coaches to Million Women Rise from various cities and mobility bus for march

Posted in 2010 03 06, Eastern, London, Midlands East, North West, South West, Wales, Yorkshire & Humberside by womeninlondon on 1 March 2010

Million Women Rise takes place in London on Saturday 6th March 2010

Money should not be the reason why a woman cannot get to London for the 6th March.

Please contact us if your area is not listed below.

Disabled Women

Each year MWR has a mobility support van to ensure inclusion of disabled women and women who would have difficulty completing the length of the march. To read about the route, including resting seats and public toilets, click here. If you would like to know more about how MWR can support you to participate in this year’s march, please contact Eleanor – or phone 07737480378.

Coaches and Minibuses

Please let us know if you can help organise a coach or minibus to London from your local area. We can help connect you with women who live nearby and may also be able to help with fundraising.

Coaches and buses are being arranged to come to London in the following places:

Birmingham Shahida 07968 771449
Bradford Jane 07931 934422
Hebden Bridge Emma 07742 350739
Lampeter Wales Bridget 07703 438688
Leeds Anna 07535 656338
Iris 01133 070300
Manchester Louise 07872 015114
Norfolk Yve 07835 608861
Nottingham Rahni 01159 881414
South Wales Tracy 07796 595652
South West Tracy
Todmorden Emma 07742 350739
Barking and Dagenham Margaret 07772 221482




Coach places are currently available from Birmingham to London for MWR march

Posted in 2010 03 06, London, Midlands East by womeninlondon on 17 February 2010

Coaches will be leaving Priory Queensway (outside Ballantyne Health Club) Birmingham at 8.30am.
(see map link for pick up location in Birmingham)

Coaches will be leaving from Pall Mall London and returning to Birmingham at approximately 9.00pm.

Coach places for unwaged women & their children are FREE, we are requesting a small donation of £5 from all waged women to cover the cost of transport and light refreshments.

If you cannot join us on the day, we are kindly requesting individuals and organisations to sponsor a seat/s, as we are keen to support women in joining us in London and making this the biggest march of women to date!!

For further enquiries or to book a seat please contact Shahida by email or call 07968 771 449.