By Vickie Jamieson
An event to celebrate International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month is to be held at Bramley Community Centre on Saturday, 26 March (11am-1.30pm).
The event is being organised by women members of the local Labour Party and the aim is to celebrate women and champion what women do for themselves, each other and their communities in the West Leeds area.
It is a marketplace-style event with stalls featuring organisations, groups and initiatives lead, either wholly or in part, by women, for the benefit (wholly or in part) of women and girls in the local area.
It is free to attend, and will include refreshments, a raffle, book swap, child friendly activities, talks, demonstrations and much more.
Groups who will be attending on the day include:
- Hookers and Clickers: a community of like-minded people who aim to make the world just a little bit better by knitting and crocheting for charities and people in need
- Women Friendly Leeds: a group which works towards making Leeds a city that is better for women
- Bramley Mermaids: a fun, synchronised swimming based water dance classes based at Bramley Baths
- Bosom Buddies: a peer support breastfeeding group.
Local councillors and representatives from community organisations across West Leeds – including parkrun, Leeds Girls Can, Women’s Lives Leeds and many more – will also be present.
The event is open to everyone and aims to help celebrate what women do within the local community, to help women and girls feel empowered and enlighten people about the role women play in our everyday lives.
It will also raise money to support women and girls currently affected by the crisis in Ukraine.