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International Women’s Day 2020

“An Equal World is and Enabled World”


Event is being held in Horncliffe Village Hall and organised by Berwick and District Trades Union Council

Goto Horncliffe Website to download the programme

(Horncliffe Website link)


Saturday 7th March19.00

Everything is Possible”

A film about the life and work of Sylvia Pankhurst

Refreshments available.


Sunday 8th March

10.00 – Coffee and Registration

10.30 – 11.30 – Joan Ward

“Women in Arab Communities”

Joan’s book “Living with Arabs” was published in 2014. It is an account of 8 years in Jordon, 6 of which were spent living with the poor Bedouin of Petra. Through insightful accounts of day-to-day life, it spreads light on the culture and a woman’s place within it.

11.30 – 11.45 – More Coffee

11.45 – 12.45 – Linda Bankier

“A Portrayal of Women in The Berwick Archives”

Well known Berwick Archivist and historian with a huge wealth of knowledge about our area and it’s past.





13.00 – 14.00 – Buffet Lunch

14.00 – 15.00 – Susan Beevers

“The WASPI Campaign”

Susan studied law at Hull university, she is    a long-time campaigner helping women affected by the rise in the state pension age.

15.00 – 15.30 – More Coffee

15.30 – 16.15 – Penni Blythe

“Emily Inspires”

Inspired by Emily Wilding Davison, suffragettes, suffragists and inspiring women of wit, wisdom and wonder throughout the ages and across the world.

16.15 – 16.30 – Phillipa Clark

“A Statue for Sylvia”

Campaigning for a statue of Sylvia Pankhurst in Clerkenwell Green, London. Site of London’s first May Day March, organized by The Trades Councils.

Also, the site of Chartist Gatherings, rallies, Irish Freedom and The Tolpuddle Martyrs.

16.30 – Discussion and Feedback.


Film by Donation

All day 8th March £10

Evenings music only £5




“International Women’s Day”

The first Women’s Day was held in New York City in 1909 by The American Socialist Party.

The 8th March comes from the holiday kept in Soviet Russia commemorating The Russian Revolution, which began with an uprising of women textile workers in 1917, during World War 1.

International Women’s Day was first established at the 1910 International Socialist Women’ Conference in Copenhagen. German woman’s right activist, Clara Zetkin was the person who tabled the idea.

Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Denmark celebrated the holiday for the first time on 19th March 1911. The Soviet Union was the first country to make the day a public holiday in 1917.

The date of March 8th was adopted internationally in 1921. In 1977, The UN declared; a day for the world to celebrate, recognize and remember the accomplishments women make to society.



Sunday Evening 8pm

Live Music by   JENNI BIDDLE           £5

Aussie Indie Folk with a twist of Blues.

With her 8th album underway, independent musician and multi-instrumentalist, Jenni Biddle fashions and infectious mix of down to earth modern folk for the wandering soul.


If you require accommodation, please phone Mo 01289 38295 / moirakay@googlemail.com

A mini- bus will be provided leaving Berwick upon Tweed at 09.30

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