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8 March – International Women's Day @ Leigh Community Centre

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A thought-provoking and inspiring evening at Cafe Valise (Leigh Community Centre) for International Women’s Day/Oxfam.

There is a great line-up of female speakers who’ll be sharing their stories about being a woman in 2013.

Come to an inspiring, uplifting and lively evening of local female speakers sharing their interesting stories. We will be connecting the dots in between, and hosting a discussion where everyone is able to join in (if they want to!). Elisa Adams of Jam Jar Jazz will be providing some beautiful sounds in between.

There will be no slide-shows or formal presentations, just an evening to spark a stimulating conversation.

Speakers include:

Sarah Barlow – Sarah co-owns and runs coffee shop Barlow & Fields. She completed a law degree, works for a charity and also designs and makes leather bags. She is expecting her first child in a few months’

Kelly Brennan – Kelly started out as a model at 17. She then went into acting which she now juggles with being a mother.

Sorch Daly - Oral historian who has completed a project on the wives of local fishermen, some of which you’ll be able to hear on the night.

Jane Dolby – Founder of the Fishwives Choir and mother of 4 will share her experiences of setting up the choir and lobbying to change the law.

Zoë Howe – Local music writer who co-authored Wilko Johnson’s autobiography and is currently writing the Jesus and Mary Chain biography. She has also been known to play the drums.

Sarah Parmenter - User Interface Designer who started her business when she was 19 and has been working for herself for 10 years. She speaks at tech conferences around the world.

Audrey Snee – Publisher, author and journalist who founded Estuary Publishing in 2011 to tap into the hidden talent of the Thames Estuary. Her children’s historical adventure, Festival of the Gargoyles, has just been published.

The £8 cover price includes a glass of house wine. Tickets are also available at Cafe Valise for purchase in advance.
It is a not-for-profit night and any monies raised will be going to Oxfam.

Contact Zoë Sanders for more information on 07815 068 524 / zoë.sanders AT hotmail.co.uk

Doors at 7pm.

Tickets £8 include a glass of wine – available from Cafe Valise or book in advance via Eventbrite.