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EventInternational Women’s Day

12 March 2017, 11am-3pm
Cost Free
Suitability All

Celebrate International Women's Day with us with a feast of live music, spoken word, workshops, exhibitions, interviews and performance at the National Waterfront Museum.

Full programme


9am – 11am - Taster Nordic Walking Session. (Outside the National Waterfront Museum)

Meeting point National Waterfront Museum entrance (dockside) 
40 minute walk around the South Dock.
Suitable for all.

This is an ideal introduction to Nordic Walking, where they use specially designed Nordic poles to assist in walking and it lessens any stress on joints for those who have musculoskeletal problems or mobility problems. It's great exercise for rehabilitation and can be enjoyed by every family member regardless of age. It's safe and enjoyable.

Usual sessions are held weekly at the Botanical Gardens, Singletons Park outside 360 Café, Swansea Bay. Further information about Nordic Walking sessions can be found at www.baynordicwalking.co.uk


Inside National Waterfront Museum, Swansea

11am- 3pm

Main Entrance
11am – 3pm - Ruler-skirt installation

An exhibition by Emma Renolds with ex-students of Pen Y Dre High School, Merthyr Tydfil and productivemargins.co.uk.


11am – 3pm - Life Support Art Installation

A visual art exhibition by Forsythia Youth and productivemargins.co.uk

11am – 3pm – Golf Workshop, Golf Development Wales

12pm-12.30pm – Live Music with Della Lupa

1pm-1.30pm – Live Music with Sanctuary of Song

In front of the Museum

12.30pm-1pm - Taranau Taiko Drummers

Ocean Room - Talks

11am -11.15am – Dr Alys Einion, Associate Professor of Midwifery &  Co-Chair, LGBT+ Staff Network
Presenting feminism as a topic to women: Writing a Woman's Life - How your Story Matters

11.20am-11.35am – Sarah McCreadie
Spoken Word: "Girls are Gods"

11.40am-11.50am - Christine Hall, Girls Friendly Society 

12pm – 12.15pm - Humie Webbe, Equality & Diversity Champion, National Training Federation Wales.

Celebrating Success and Equality! - A timeline of work based learning achievement

12.20pm-12.35pm – Aisha Monic Namurach
Body Positivist (Body Positivity Activist) Aisha will be speaking about her experiences as a Finalist for Miss Voluptuous 2017, Miss Plus Size UK 2016 and Miss Cardiff Curve 2015 and how we can inspire each other.

12.40pm-12.55pm – Talk with Horizon Films, Hannah Grace, Violet Skies & Danielle Lewis

1pm – 1.15pm - Humie Webbe, Equality & Diversity Champion, National Training Federation Wales.

Celebrating Success and Equality! - A timeline of work based learning achievement

1.20pm-1.35pm - Vanessa Kisuule – Spoken Word Performance

1.40pm – 1.55pm  - Rosa Robinson, Director, Work With Meaning

Versions of ourselves: Creativity and social change

Our lives contain unchangeable facts. How we interpret and articulate our experiences can diminish us or set us free. 

A talk about creativity, personal resilience, and social change.

2pm-2.30pm – Panel Discussion ‘Creating An Equal Future for women and girls in Wales.’

Chaired by Shehla Kahn, Ethnic Youth Support Team, Swansea (EYST)

With Dr Alys Einion/Rosa Robinson/ Andrea Williams

2.40pm-14.55pm – Sophie Mckeand Young Person’s Laurate (Wales)

Downstairs Workshops

11am – 3pm WHAT JAR’S YOU? Workshop

With Emma Renold

Fill and decorate jars with messages for change on how society is unfair or unequal when it comes to sex, gender and sexuality. Take a picture and share your views on @agenda.wales facebook page. 

(Cardiff University, led by Gender and Sexualities Research Group)

11am – 3pm Smashing Sexism Workshop

With Emma Renold

Join Plasmawr students to make a machine out of lego blocks and characters that combats how gender stereotypes stop you doing stuff.

11am – 3pm – Robot Workshop
With Humie Webbe, Equality & Diversity Champion, National Training Federation Wales.

Dockside Room
11am – 12pm – short films

Run Wales
Ovarian Cancer
South Wales Fire and Rescue Service
MWNUK Muslim Women's Network
Women Connect First
Plan International UK
Life for African Mothers

1pm- 1.45pm & 2pm-2.45pm – Comedy       

With Edinburgh Fringe Festival Stand Ups Amy Howerska and Jenny Collier

Cityside Room

11am-12.30pm – Herstory Workshop

Alice Wroe is bringing Herstory to Wales for the first time! In each workshop, participants are invited to take their seats at Herstory’s recreation of Judy Chicago’s canonical feminist artwork ‘The Dinner Party’. With a particular focus on Welsh women’s history, each guest is given all they need to become one of the ‘Herstory Sheros’ whether you are Augusta Hall, Gwen John or Amy Dillwyn, you will be in good company as the session will be spent journeying through herstory, celebrating women and achievements that have been systemically left out of history. Find out more @herstory_uk.

Advance booking is essential. Tickets through www.wenwales.co.uk

1.15pm – 2pm – Empowering young women from African Diaspora living in UK and Africa Workshop

With Rahma Abdilahi, Sub-Saharan Advisory Panel. The Tuwezeshe project that aims to empower young women from the African diaspora in Wales and in Africa.

Warehouse Gallery

11am-3pm The Healing Network Workshop


Bethan Elfyn’s Pocket Guide to Music, Radio and Blogging

Hear from journalists and producers from BBC 6Music, Amazing Radio, BBC Introducing, and record labels and music blog. Armed with their favourite records, we’ll hear about their work and their musical inspirations.

Contributors include:

Jayne Rowlands BBC Wales / Horizons

Julie Weir Music For Nations/ Sony Records

Anastasia Connor, Song By Toad, Edinburgh Label and Music Blog
Live Music from Adwaith

Stand Information

Action for Children, Abertawe Nordic, Cardiff University, Chwarae Teg, Disability Wales, Golf Development Wales, National Training Federation Wales, Women’s Equality Network,

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