An evening of films, discussion, music, spoken word and food
Sunday 18th November 2018 From 5pm to 11pm Magic Rock Tap, Huddersfield HD1 5EB
Were you born a rebel? If so, you’re in good company.
Cinema For All presents an evening of female-led cabaret, celebrating the centenary of women’s suffrage.
Enjoy fantastic shorts from female filmmakers, talks from fascinating speakers, and spoken word from Khadijah Ibrahiim. Plus music from Vanessa Jamie, The Seamonsters and post-punk party people Crumbs!
We’ll also treat you to a wonderful new short film made up of material from the Yorkshire, North West and North East Film Archives charting the story of women in British public life over the last 100 years.
All accompanied by free tasty food from Yakumama!
We will end the evening in the trustworthy hands of Girl Gang as they treat us to one of their famous DJ sets.
The event is free, but ticketed. Book your tickets at:
Saturday 8th September 2018 from 11am to 1pm
open in the Local Studies Library from 8th September
Huddersfield Local Studies Library have created a new display featuring influential women in the history of Huddersfield, with talks from local experts on the opening day. As we celebrate 150 years of Huddersfield Borough we’re highlighting influential women from the fields of sport, the arts, politics, culture, science and philanthropy.
Come along on the opening day to listen to interesting local historians, or visit the display during library opening hours. Part of our celebration of Vote 100 and Heritage Open Days in Kirklees. Free, but booking is required for the talks.
To book please call: 01484 223200 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To celebrate Vote 100, we’re sharing 100 little ways that citizens in Kirklees are doing something to strengthen our local democracy. If you’ve been inspired by Grainne’s talk, why not do something to find out more about what young women in Kirklees think about politics? We’d love to hear how you get on: Share your little deeds for local democracy
Mehrissa Sufi, who is one of our fantastic Kirklees Youth Councillors, took time out from revising for her GCSEs to share her thoughts about women in politics – a subject that really matters to her – with participants at a busy annual event in Huddersfield.
Mehrissa says that being a youth councillor has really opened her eyes to the world of politics and how people can directly influence what happens in their communities and beyond. She also talks about her amazing male friends in the audience and says we need to “find a way to empower young women without disempowering young men”.
To celebrate Vote 100, we’re sharing 100 little ways that citizens in Kirklees are doing something to strengthen our local democracy. If you’ve been inspired by Mehrissa’s talk, why not do something to help young people have voice and learn about local democracy? We’d love to hear how you get on: Share your little deeds for local democracy
At the Notwestminster 2018 PechaKucha Night, performance poet Rose Condo gave an inspiring talk about understanding her place in the world and how we all benefit from the presence of women.
A PechaKucha is a fast-paced event full of exciting speakers and topics. Each speaker talks for 6 minutes 40 seconds on a theme of their choosing, following a “20 slides for 20 seconds” format. In this special democracy-themed PechaKucha hosted by The Media Centre in Huddersfield, Rose showed just how much insight and experience you can pack into those few minutes.
Rose talked about how we need to pay attention to where women are absent, and what all people might miss by not seeing how women look at the world. She talked about what we all gain when women engage in communities, and how we can be inspired by our rich history of democratic engagement.
Rose wanted to acknowledge that she has the right to be present, to be engaged, to be here, because of the work of so many women before her.
Our thanks to Rose, and to Brent Woods at The Media Centre who recorded Rose’s ‘Democracy of Presence’ talk so that you can listen in full:
To celebrate Vote 100, we’re sharing 100 little ways that citizens in Kirklees are doing something to strengthen our local democracy. If you’ve been inspired by Rose’s talk, have a think about whether you could share your own experiences at a local community event or meeting. We’d love to hear how you get on: Share your little deeds for local democracy