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York International Women's Week


For a fuller description of the events check out the programme at https://yorkinternationalwomensweek.files.wordpress.com/2019/01/2019-yiww-programme-for-distribution.pdf

EVENT RESILIENCE WHEN Friday 1st March 19.30 - 21.30 (repeats on 2nd March)

WHERE Quad South Hall, York St John University, Lord Mayor's Walk, York YO31 7EX

COST £6 (£5 concessions). Tickets available on the door.

SATURDAY 2ND MARCH

EVENT HERSTORY YORK EXHIBITION

WHEN 2nd – 8th March 09.00 – 17.00 – weekdays only

WHERE Entrance Foyer, City of York Council, West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

COST FREE

"When you've worked hard, and done well, and walked through that doorway of opportunity, you do not slam it shut behind you. You reach back and you give other folks the same chances that helped you succeed" Michelle Obama

EVENT TELLING FEMINIST STORIES: RESEARCH AND ACTIVISM

WHEN Saturday 2nd March 12.15 – 16.30

WHERE York Explore, Library Square, Museum Street, York, YO1 7DS COST FREE - book via https://telling-feminist-stories-2019.eventbrite.com or tickets on the door depending on availability

ORGANISER Jamie Khoo & Ann Kaloski, Centre for Women's Studies, University of York - email: jpfk500@york.ac.uk;  01904 323671

"By voice, I don’t mean only literal voice – the sound produced by the vocal chords in the ears of others – but the ability to speak up, to participate, to experience oneself and be experienced as a free person with rights. This includes the right not to speak, whether it’s the right against being tortured to confess, as political prisoners are, or not to be expected to service strangers who approach you, as some men do to young women, demanding attention and flattery and punishing their absence." Mary Beard

EVENT WOMEN'S HOMEOPATHIC DROP-IN CLINIC - WOMEN ONLY

WHEN Saturday 2nd March 14.00 – 15.00

WHERE The Healing Clinic, 14 Merchants Place, Merchantgate, York YO1 9TU

COST FREE

ACCESS Wheelchair accessible, accessible toilet, children welcome ORGANISER The Healing Clinic – email: enquiries@thehealingclinic.co.uk; 01904 679868

EVENT WOMEN AND CLIMATE CHANGE: EMPOWERING SOLUTIONS WORKSHOP - WOMEN ONLY

WHEN Saturday 2nd March 14.00 – 16.00

WHERE The Healing Clinic, 14 Merchants Place, Merchantgate, York, YO1 9TU

COST FREE, but donations appreciated for The Healing Clinic’s outreach supporting women refugees. Places limited so please email Klockworks@btinternet.com to confirm attendance. Entry on the day subject to availability.

EVENT RESILIENCE

WHEN Saturday 2nd March 14.00 – 16.00 (also on 1st March)

WHERE Quad South Hall, York St John University, Lord Mayor's Walk, York YO31 7EX

COST £6 (£5 concessions). Tickets available on the door.

ACCESS Wheelchair accessible, accessible toilets ORGANISER Sue Lister  01904 488870 www.realpeopletheatre.co.uk

“I’d tell her to speak up, tell her to shout out, Talk a bit louder, be a bit prouder, Tell her she’s beautiful, wonderful, Everything she doesn’t see” Little Mix

EVENT SAY OWT WOMEN WRITERS WORKSHOP #1 - WOMEN ONLY

WHEN Saturday 2nd March 14.00 – 17.00 (also 9th March: women can attend either or both)

WHERE Miller’s Yard, Gillygate, York, YO31 7EB

COST FREE

ACCESS Step-free access ORGANISER email: info@sayowt.co.uk;  07912 415526

“I can’t keep quiet, oh/ A one woman riot” MILCK

SUNDAY 3RD MARCH

EVENT A GENTLE HUG FOR THE SOUL: WOMEN ONLY WORKSHOP

WHEN Sunday 3rd March 10.00 - 12.00

WHERE The Healing Clinic, 14 Merchants Place, Merchantgate, York, YO1 9TU

COST £5 – Tickets available in advance via eventbrite - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/agentle-hug-for-the-soul-workshop-tickets-55239126715 or on the door depending on availability. Any profits to IDAS

ORGANISER Lindsay Coldrick - www.nrghealing.co.uk; email: nrghealingyork@gmail.com; www.facebook.com/NRGHealing;  07906 156568.

EVENT WOMEN & FAIR TRADE: TASTING PREMIUM ORGANIC COFFEE

WHEN Monday 4th March 10.00 – 14.00

WHERE Fairer World fair trade shop, 84 Gillygate, York, YO31 7EQ

COST FREE

ACCESS Wheelchair accessible; no public toilet. ORGANISER Moira Bridge - email: fairerwrld@aol.com; 01904 655116

“Step out of the history that is holding you back. Step into the new story you are willing to create” Oprah Winfrey

EVENT THE ART OF LIVING AND DYING - INFORMATION & TALKS

WHEN Monday 4th March 10.00 – 19.00

WHERE Folk Hall, Hawthorn Terrace, New Earswick YO32 4AQ

COST FREE yet donations welcome in aid of Kyra Women's Project

ACCESS Wheelchair accessible; lift; hearing loop; accessible toilet. Café with vegetarian and gluten-free options.

ORGANISER Email questions to Julie Kay: julie.kay@humanistceremonies.org.uk Or call Chris Dudzinska  01653 627 170 / 07824 639244

EVENT WOMEN & FAIR TRADE: TASTING ESWATINI SPREADS

WHEN Tuesday 5th March 10.00 – 14.00

WHERE Fairer World, 84 Gillygate, York, YO31 7EQ

COST FREE

ACCESS Wheelchair accessible; no public toilet ORGANISER Moira Bridge - email: fairerwrld@aol.com; 01904 655116

I’m here [at the women’s march] because my religion motivates me to fight for equality, for justice and for peace. I’m here to help build on the legacy of the suffragettes, to build a movement that is inclusive of black feminists, of working-class feminists and of faith-inspired feminists. I’m simply saying either we fight for all, or we all fall” Faeeza Vaid

EVENT "CARRY GREENHAM HOME" - FREE FILM SCREENING

WHEN Tuesday 5th March 19.00 – 21.30

WHERE Penn Room, Friargate Quaker Meeting House, Lower Friargate, York, YO1 9RL

COST FREE, but donations welcome. Tickets available in advance from yorkshirecnd.org.uk/carrygreenhamhome and on the door subject to availability.

ACCESS Wheelchair accessible, accessible toilet. ORGANISER email: rachel@yorkshirecnd.org.uk;  07845 159156

EVENT YORK SPOKEN WORD IWW EDITION

WHEN Tuesday 5th March 19.00 – 22.00

WHERE The Exhibition Pub & Hotel, Gillygate, York YO30 7BW

COST FREE

yorkspokenword@yahoo.co.uk; 07914 271871

“I know I’m stronger in the songs than I really am. Sometimes I need to hear it myself. We all need to hear those empowering songs to remind us” Beyoncé

EVENT LOUD AND CLEAR WITH THE BARBERELLAS

WHEN Tuesday 5 March 20.00 – 21.30

WHERE South Bank Social Club, Ovington Terrace, York YO23 1DJ

COST FREE - Donations on the door for Kyra Women’s Project

ACCESS Unfortunately no details currently available but check with organisers ORGANISER The Barberellas - https://thebarberellas.wixsite.com/home;  07769665166

EVENT WOMEN & FAIR TRADE: TASTING DIVINE CHOCOLATE

WHEN Wednesday 6th March 10.00 – 14.00

WHERE Fairer World, 84 Gillygate, York, YO31 7EQ

COST FREE

ACCESS Wheelchair accessible; no public toilet ORGANISER Moira Bridge - email: fairerwrld@aol.com; 01904 655116

EVENT HOW WOMEN ARE BANNING NUCLEAR WEAPONS

WHEN Wednesday 6th March 18.00 – 20.00

WHERE Clementhorpe Room, Priory St Centre, York YO1 6ET

COST FREE, but donations welcome. Tickets available in advance from yorkshirecnd.org.uk/womenandtheTPNW and on the door subject to availability.

ACCESS Wheelchair accessible; accessible toilets; hearing loop

ORGANISER Email: rachel@yorkshirecnd.org.uk;  07845 159156

EVENT ‘DAYS FOR GIRLS YORK’ WORKSHOP – MAKING WASHABLE FEMININE HYGIENE KITS

WHEN Thursday 7th March – Two sessions to choose from: First session 10.00 - 12.30 or Second session 13.30 – 16.00

WHERE York Minster, Deangate, York YO1 7HH

COST Registration fee £2.00 payable on the day. Registration forms from www.tinyurl.com/rotaryya and click on ‘Days for Girls York Minster Workshop 2019’ OR by post from Days for Girls, York Minster, c/o Church House, 10-14 Ogleforth, York, YO1 7JN

ACCESS Not suitable for young children. Wheelchair accessible, accessible toilets.

ORGANISER Issy Sanderson, President Rotary York Ainsty: www.tinyurl.com/rotaryya OR email: daysforgirls-york.org.uk

“Great conversations always spark in a genuine interest to recognize and know the other person's story and, therefore, recognizing and understanding and celebrating their humanity” Janet Mock

EVENT YORK BIKE BELLES: WALKING BOOK GROUP

WHEN Thursday 7th March 11.00 – 12.30

WHERE Meet outside York Explore, Library Square, Museum Street, York, York YO1 7DS

COST FREE

ACCESS The walk lasts about 1 hour, with an optional café stop at the end. It is accessible to wheelchair users, accessible toilets available in the library, conversations while walking on a one to one basis. ORGANISER York Bike Belles – email: yorkbikebelles@gmail.com;  07581 149056

EVENT CRAFTY WOMEN IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY

WHEN Thursday 7th March 18.00 - 19.30

WHERE Mansion House, St Helen's Square, York, YO1 9QL

COST £5. Tickets available in advance and on the door subject to availability. https://mansionhousecraftywomen.eventbrite.com

ACCESS Wheelchair accessible, accessible toilets ORGANISER Sarah White - email: mansionhouse@york.gov.uk; 01904 553663

EVENT KYRA: EVERY WOMAN HEARD – WOMEN ONLY

WHEN Friday 8th March 9.30 – 16.00

WHERE Central Methodist Church, St Saviourgate, York, YO1 8NQ

COST Donations requested. Tickets available in advance and on the door subject to availability https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/kyra-womens-project-15291504456

ACCESS Kyra is in an old building with wheelchair access to only some areas. We welcome you to contact us so we can plan how best to meet your needs. ORGANISER Email: contact@kyra.org.uk  01904 632332

EVENT SPEAKING UP ABOUT MISOGYNY

WHEN Friday 8th March 13.30 - 15.30

WHERE Marriott Room, York Explore, Library Square, Museum Street, York, YO1 7DS

COST FREE but need to book tickets in advance - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/speakingup-about-misogyny-tickets-54826481482

ACCESS Step-free access and accessible toilets. Hearing loop. Limited free disabled parking. ORGANISER Email: womensofficeryork@gmail.com

“To say nothing is saying something. You must denounce things you are against or one might believe that you support things you really do not” Germany Kent

EVENT VERSE MATTERS OPEN MIC – WOMEN AND NON-BINARY PEOPLE ONLY

WHEN Friday 8th March 19.30 - 22.30

WHERE Micklegate Social, 148 Micklegate, York YO1 6JX

COST FREE

ACCESS The space is located down a flight of stairs, unfortunately no lift is available.

ORGANISER Email: info@sayowt.co.uk

EVENT WORKSHOP: MAKING WOMEN’S VOICES HEARD THROUGH THE NEW ‘POWER THREAT MEANING FRAMEWORK’

WHEN Saturday 9th March 13.00 - 16.30

WHERE Briar House Community Wellbeing Centre, 14 Merchants Place, Merchantgate, York, YO1 9TU

COST FREE

ACCESS Ground floor; wheelchair accessible; disabled toilet

ORGANISER Yor Peer Support Mental Health Group - email: yor.peeryork@gmail.com

“Censor the body and you censor breath and speech at the same time. Write yourself. Your body must be heard” Hélène Cixous

EVENT SAY OWT WOMEN WRITERS WORKSHOP #2 – WOMEN ONLY WHEN Saturday 9th March 14.00 – 17.00 (also 2nd March: women can attend either or both)

WHERE Miller’s Yard, Gillygate, York, YO31 7EB.

COST FREE

ACCESS Step-free access ORGANISER Email: info@sayowt.co.uk;  07912 415526

EVENT ON THE FRONT LINE: CREATIVE ACTIVISM

WHEN Saturday 9th March 14.00 - 16.30 WHERE The Basement, City Screen Picturehouse, 13-17 Coney St, York YO1 9QL.

COST FREE

ACCESS Wheelchair accessible; accessible toilets; www.picturehouses.com/cinema/info/York_Picturehouse#disabled-access ORGANISER Email: cahr-admin@york.ac.uk; 01904 325830 (9-5, Mon-Fri)

“Women are still treated as secondary issues. It is still far too easy and accepted for leaders to ignore uncomfortable truths… Women, we know, are the first to be affected by war, and the last to be taken into account when it ends” Angelina Jolie

EVENT YORK MENOPAUSE CAFÉ

WHEN Saturday 9th March 14.30 – 16.00

WHERE The Centre @ Burnholme, Mossdale Avenue, York YO31 0HA

COST FREE (voluntary donations towards room hire welcome)

ACCESS Wheelchair accessible; accessible toilets; ample free car park ORGANISER Email: yorkmenopausecafe@gmail.com

EVENT CELEBRATING WOMEN WRITERS

WHEN Saturday 9th March 14.30 – 17.00

WHERE True Story Café, Lord Mayors Walk, York YO31 7HA

COST FREE

ACCESS Disabled accessible toilet. Venue has level entry from the rear courtyard.

ORGANISER Rose Drew and Pauline Kirk – email: rose@stairwellbooks.com;  07914 271871

EVENT THE EMBROIDERY OF PALESTINE: A STITCHING WORKSHOP

WHEN Sunday 10th March 14.15 - 17.15

WHERE St Olave's Church Hall , Marygate Lane, York YO30 7DS

COST FREE. Donations welcome to cover expenses. Booking ahead is strongly advised - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-embroidery-of-palestine-illustrated-talk-andstitching-workshop-tickets-54825929832

ACCESS The event is suitable for all. Venue has wheelchair access and accessible toilet.

ORGANISER Monica Wusteman - email: mcwusteman@gmail.com

“If you’re one of those people who has that little voice in the back of her mind saying, ‘Maybe I could do [fill in the blank],’ don’t tell it to be quiet. Give it a little room to grow, and try to find an environment it can grow in” Reese Witherspoon

LATER EVENTS

EVENT ‘A FROCK FOR FROK' - CLOTHES AND ACCESSORIES SWOP

WHEN Saturday 16th March 14.00 – 16.00

WHERE Clements Hall, Nunthorpe Rd, York YO23 1BW www.clementshall.org.uk/

COST £3.00 (includes tea & cake). Tickets available on the door.

ACCESS Wheelchair access. Accessible toilets. Hearing loop. Contact us for any other needs. ORGANISER UK Friends of Khwendo Kor (FROK) - www.frok.org.uk;  Marilyn /Polly/ Penny 01904 702060/705752/659574

“When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful” Malala Yousafzai

EVENT YOGA TO RELAX AND REVITALISE

WHEN Sunday 17th March 17.00 – 18.15

WHERE Clements Hall, Nunthorpe Road, York, YO23 1BW

COST By donation. Please get in touch to book a place. www.yogaforallyork.wordpress.com

ACCESS Wheelchair accessible, accessible toilet, hearing loop. Please contact me with any particular needs or to talk about how the yoga can work for you. ORGANISER Laura Potts - email: laurapotts@phonecoop.coop;  07962 590472

EVENT THE WOMEN IN THE ROOM' A TALK BY NAN SLOANE

WHEN Thursday 21st March 18.00 – 19.30

WHERE Marriott Room, York Explore, Library Square, Museum Street, York, YO1 7DS

COST FREE but need to book tickets in advance - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/thewomen-in-the-room-in-conversation-with-nan-sloane-tickets-55032160674

ACCESS Step-free access and accessible toilets. Hearing loop. Limited free disabled parking.

ORGANISER Email: womensofficeryork@gmail.com

EVENT FEMMES FORTISSIMO!

WHEN Saturday 13th April 19.30 – 21.30

WHERE The Church of the Holy Redeemer, 108 Boroughbridge Rd, York YO26 6AB

COST Tickets £10 (under 16s £5) + booking fee (fee applies to pre-booked tickets only). Tickets available in advance - - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/femmes-fortissimobrass-concert-tickets-54218637404 and on the door subject to availability. Any profits to Kyra and the Lord Mayor’s Charities 2019

ACCESS Ground floor venue with low steps at entrance. Ramp provided. Accessible toilet, a unisex toilet and 2 further toilets

ORGANISER For general enquiries, please use the contact form on our website: https://femmesfortissimo.weebly.com/get-in-touch.html. Ticketing enquiries to Juliet Powell: juliet@choicetherapyyork.com, 07910 237983

All event details correct at time of going to press, including disabled access. For up-to-date programme, see yorkwomen.org.uk. Events described as ‘women-only’ are for those who self identify as women. All feedback welcome.

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