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York International Women's Week


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PDF of 2008 programme available here

We have lift-off for the 2008 IWW in York - all welcome! In early March you can celebrate this international festival by dancing with Karen (hafla) or Jane (salsa), singing with Maggi, listening and talking to Haleh (People's Peer) or Francine (Assistant Editor of the Press), walking with Lynn, swimming with Sophie, discussing with Ellen and laughing with Terry Anne.

You can handroll a felt sleeveless top or waistcoat, discover colour moods, and explore creative writing around motherhood at the Steiner School, relax with yoga at the Bootham School, and write a short story for podcast/web at Future Prospects. Is this the time for you to volunteer with the CVS and make a difference? Do you want to support the Festival of Fair Trade? Global Church is holding a women's conference at Askham Bryan. There's a women-only dance at Guppy's. The choice is yours.

You can "Say Yes" with Cecilia, build your confidence with Sharon, and indulge in a healing treatment with Sarah at the Healing Clinic. Remember Rose's open mic for your poetry.

The York Theatre Royal and the Grand Opera House are participating with £ off tickets for women on special performances for OUR HOUSE and SOUTH PACIFIC, and City Screen is showing ATONEMENT as part of the women's festival.

Finally, don't miss the Real People Theatre's COMBUSTION! or an evening of music, songs and poetry at the Black Swan.

PDF of 2008 programme available here


Centre for Women's Studies Open Day 3rd March.

Find out how to study for a Postgraduate Diploma, MA, MPhil or PhD in Women's Studies at the oldest women's studies centre in the Country, right on your doorstep. Full and part time degrees available.

Visit our website:
or contact us to arrange a tour of the Centre:
E: Harriet Badger on
T: 01904 433671

Entrance Requirements: Normally a 2:1 or equivalent. Professional and voluntary expertise can be taken into account. We welcome informal enquiries.

Fragments of Disclosure: images of hijra persons
A talk by artist Grazyna Cydzik

Grazyna Cydzik will discuss the photographic images she took of the hijra community in their offices of the Dai Welfare Society, Mumbai. The images have twofold interest; hijra communities are an area of research within anthropology and gender, queer and sexuality studies and the images throw up questions around representation and also the 'reading' of a portrait image.

DATE & TIME: Wednesday 5th March, 1.30.

PLACE: Univeristy of York, Grimston HOuse V/X/330
V/X/330 is on the 3rd floor of Grimston House, just by the well-signposted University Information Centre and Market Place. Take No 4 Bus to 'Library Stop' on University Road, and follow the signposts, or contact us if you would like further information, or to be met beforehand.

E: Harriet Badger on
T: 01904 433671/4


Write your self!
Discover the real you with this special creative writing workshop
A workshop led by Sophie Nicholls

Are you tired of being the person you think that you should or ought to be, rather than the person you really feel that you could be deep down inside?
This fun one-day experiential workshop will introduce you to powerful creative writing and journaling techniques

DATE & PLACE : Sunday 9 March

COST: £35

Only 12 places, so book now.

T: Sophie on 0781 260 6350

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