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About

Wrexham’s International Women’s Day Festival will be hosting talks, presentations, roundtable discussions, and workshops, 8th March 2019. The event is held to increase the visibility of women within the industries of Science, Business, Arts and Music. The festival celebrates the fantastic work that women do in these fields and gives an insight into what they find interesting within their individual work and wider sectors. 

   For women, especially young women, it is important to see themselves reflected within their desired industries, as they will feel there is already space for them and that they will perceive that they will be readily excepted. The presence of women in all sectors works to make job roles less gendered; changing unconscious bias through visibility.
   The event will also create opportunities to connect with like-minded people who are interested in the same subjects and increase discussion surrounding the industries.
   All genders are welcome to attend and be inspired by brilliant speakers and workshop holders unless otherwise specified.
   Wrexham has a fantastic heritage of suffrage, equality and diversity and this event intends to keep that legacy alive and kicking! ​
    The event is also all free. 

 

Speakers/ Workshop Hosts

 
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Dawn Pavey - Projects and Fundraising Coordinator for Techniquest.

Dawn Pavey is hosting two workshops for the event.


Enterprise Hub 10.00 am and 12.00 pm.

10:00 am 

A workshop for families, including early years and home schooled children, looking at how to make science centres appeal equally to girls and boys.


12:00 pm 

A workshop for those interested in discussing how to attract a more diverse audience into science centres.

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Emily Beech - Welsh Translator 

A talk on inspiring and influential Welsh business woman


Enterprise Hub 11.00 am. 

Emily Beech will be giving a talk about inspiring and influential Welsh business woman and inspiring welsh women throughout history. Emily has own Welsh translation company and teaches Welsh lessons for free. She is a recent Welsh and Celtic language graduate from Aberystwyth University. Originally from Wrexham and now back working in a Welsh Primary school.

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Sasha Kenney - Hoola Nation

Why the world needs women entrepreneurs.


Enterprise Hub 1.00 pm. 

Sasha Kenney's presentation will discuss why the world needs female entrepreneurs. 
Sasha Kenney's mission is to make hoola hooping accessible, effective and great fun for adults and children of all levels and abilities.

Her company Hoola Nation are on a mission to spread the joy of hooping to adults and children around the world by providing quality instructor training classes and workshops, as well as retailing high-quality fitness hoops.

Hoola Nation was founded in 2009 by Sasha Kenney, a qualified Fitness and Hooping Instructor, a nutrition coach and a world record holder.

“I have always wanted to keep fit, but couldn’t ever stick to anything because I quickly got bored of exercise routines. I have tried running, going to the gym participating in fitness classes and all sorts – I just couldn’t put up with ‘dull exercises’.

“After my second child I was desperate to tone my flabby tummy and I came across hooping I started hooping for fun at first, but found it so addictive! It was amusing. It felt so good and it was the first kind of exercise that actually produced results. Soon after I found I had invented and learned tricks and games and my new passion had spread to my four year old daughter and her little friends It is because of this , that I decided to establish Hoola Nation – promoting fun fitness for all ages and abilities.

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Sarah Jones - Focus Wales Programme Manger

Chairing the Music Industry Discussion

Bank Street Social 2.15pm

Sarah Jones from Focus Wales will be chairing a round table discussion about being a woman in the music industry. Including advice on how to succeed, change and navigate the industry.

Panellists included, 

Emmi Manteau / Baby Brave 
Carrie Hyndman  / Campfire Social Club and 2nd Floor 

Laura Dickenson / Heal the Last Stand  

Chembo /Singer-Songwriter 

Eluned Ashwood / Sound Engineer 

Isabella Crowther / Singer-songwriter, Producer 


plus more to be announced. 



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Joe Marsh, Creative Director at Tŷ Pawb

“Who is this for and why are we doing it?”


Bank Street Social 3.00 pm 


"Who is this for and why are we doing it? - exploring the responsibility that galleries have to our audiences and the place of emotional labour in arts programme delivery."

Jo Marsh has been Creative Director at Tŷ Pawb for 2 years, prior to this Jo was Learning and Engagement Officer at the gallery, and led on the off-site programme. Jo worked as a freelance artist for several years, previous projects include With Love From The Artist (www.withlovefromtheartist.com) and WanderBox (www.wanderbox.org)

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Iolanda Banu Viegas - North Wales Minority Ethnics Representative

A discussion on diversity and activism.

Bank Street Social 4.00 pm 

Iolanda Banu Viegas is the North Wales Minority Ethnics Representative. 
She will give a short talk on diversity, inclusion and activism. 

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Natasha Borton - Poet / Spoken Word

A presentation on poetry, then there will be performances given by female Voicebox members.

Bank Street Social 5.00 pm 

A bit about Natasha.
The corset wearing, heavy lifting, tea guzzling, high heel stomping lady of letters living at the bottom of the Internet's garden. An eccentric jack of all trades. Writer, reader, musician, lifter of the heavy thing with fingers in every pie.

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Miss Heather Comics - Comics creator, Illustrator, and  Zinster

Zine Making Workshop

Bank Street Social 6.00 pm

Miss Heather will be hosting a zine making workshop in Bank Street. 
Miss Heather (Wilson, if you were wondering) is a north Wales based comics creator, illustrator and zinester. Fuelled by punk rock and science podcasts, Miss Heather’s work is personal, political, and usually in zingy pastels. Heather has been working in the overlap between the arts and education for five years and is currently Ty Pawb’s Volunteer Coordinator.

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Girls Who Make - Makers Meet Up

Meet up for creative women to making their crafts in an all-female environment.

Bank Street Social 7.45 pm 

Girls Who Make is an organization & monthly meet-up of Wrexhams creative women, set up by Maker, Luka Morrell & Illustrator/Print Maker, Rhi Moxon. A casual gathering of creative ladies, to drink coffee, meet people, and make things!

Schedule

10:00 AM: Enterprise Hub 


Techniquest Glyndŵr  / Dawn Pavey - Projects and Fundraising Coordinator


A workshop for families, including early years and home schooled children, looking at how to make science centres appeal equally to girls and boys.


11.00 PM: Enterprise Hub


Emily Beech / A talk on inspiring and influential Welsh businesswoman. 


Emily Beech will be giving a talk about inspiring and influential Welsh business woman and inspiring welsh women throughout history. Emily has own Welsh translation company and teaches Welsh lessons for free. She is a recent Welsh and Celtic language graduate from Aberystwyth University. Originally from Wrexham and now back working in a Welsh Primary school.


12:00 PM: Enterprise Hub 


Techniquest Glyndŵr  / Dawn Pavey - Projects and Fundraising Coordinator


A workshop for those interested in discussing how to attract a more diverse audience into science centres.


1.00 PM: Enterprise Hub 


Sasha Kenney / Hoola Nation -Why the world needs women entrepreneurs. 


Sasha Kenney's presentation will discuss why the world needs female entrepreneurs. 


2.15 PM: Bank Street Social 


Sarah Jones / Focus Wales - Chairing the Music Industry Discussion


Sarah Jones from Focus Wales will be chairing a round table discussion about being a woman in the music industry. Including advice on how to succeed, change and navigate the industry.

Panellists included, 

Emmi Manteau / Baby Brave 
Carrie Hyndman  / Campfire Social Club and 2nd Floor 

Laura Dickenson / Heal the Last Stand  

Chembo /Singer-Songwriter 

Eluned Ashwood / Sound Engineer 

Isabella Crowther / Singer-songwriter, Producer 


plus more to be announced. 



3:00 PM: Bank Street Social 


Joe Marsh / Creative Director at Tŷ Pawb - “Who is this for and why are we doing it?”


"Who is this for and why are we doing it? - exploring the responsibility that galleries have to our audiences and the place of emotional labour in arts programme delivery."

Jo Marsh has been Creative Director at Tŷ Pawb for 2 years, prior to this Jo was Learning and Engagement Officer at the gallery, and led on the off-site programme. Jo worked as a freelance artist for several years, previous projects include With Love From The Artist (www.withlovefromtheartist.com) and WanderBox (www.wanderbox.org)Joe Marsh 



4.00 PM: Bank Street Social 


Iolanda Banu Viegas / North Wales Minority Ethnics Representative


A short talk on diversity, inclusion and activism. 


5.00 PM:  Bank Street Social 


Natasha Borton, Poet - Natasha will give a presentation on poetry, then there will be performances given by female Voicebox members.

Bank Street Social


6.00 PM: Bank Street Social 

Miss Heather Comics / Comics creator, Illustrator and  Zinster / Ty Pawb Volunteer Coordinator 


Miss Heather will be hosting a zine making workshop in Bank Street. 



7. 45 PM: Bank Street Social

Girl's Who Make / Makers Meet Up 


Girls Who Make is an organization & monthly meet-up of Wrexhams creative women, set up by Maker, Luka Morrell & Illustrator/Print Maker, Rhi Moxon. A casual gathering of creative ladies, to drink coffee, meet people, and make things!

 

Venues

The festival is hosted within two different venues. Wrexham Enterprise Hub and Bank Street Social, both situated in the town center. 
Please check venues for each lecture and workshop. 

The Wrexham Enterprise Hub, 
11-13 Rhosddu Rd,

Wrexham

LL11 1AT, UK

and 

Bankstreet Social,
5 Bank Street,
Wrexham,
LL111AH, UK 

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