International Women's Day
Tuesday the 8th March
Sunday 13th March - all day celebrations
On the Sunday, Jakie Kay gave a hugely entertaining and thought provoking talk.
Jakie is a well published author and poet.
Orther events on Sunday included a dance workshop and two films: Made in Dagenham and Women Without Men.
The event was organised by Berwick & District Trades Union Council and was held at The Maltings, theatre and cinema, Berwick upon Tweed.
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Berwick Advertiser Letters Page
This year the centenary of International Women's Day, March 8th, has been celebrated on and around that date. One of the events in Berwick took place on the day itself: two informal lectures in the congenial space of the Maltings Bar.
Linda Bankier (Berwick Archives) told us of two local women who were hanged in Berwick in the eighteenth century - how she had researched the relevant documents and pieced together the histories of these unfortunate ladies. Paula Baxter (Workers' Educational Association) then enlightened us with her own researches on "Finding Women in the Past" in northern England, including women from the Society of Friends in the seventeenth century. Both talks were fascinating. lively and thought-provoking.
I'm sure the other women and men who attended will agree that it was a wonderful event - and a free one, with super home-made nibbles included - and would echo my thanks to the organisers, Berwick Trades Union Council and the Maltings staff.