Women’s History Month gets underway in Haringey
Haringey is marking Women’s History Month with a wide range of exciting and inclusive events and activities throughout the month of March to celebrate the contribution that women and girls past and present have made to our communities.
Residents are invited to take part in walks, talks, exhibitions, craft, performances and activity days - all celebrating a whole host of women who have made their mark on the borough and beyond. Our comprehensive programme of events includes the opportunity to:
- Take a walk around Tottenham with tour guide Avril Nanton, as she looks at the history of some of the women of Haringey
- Get creative at a messy craft morning at Wood Green Library and make a paper rocket to celebrate Mary Jackson, the first Black female engineer to work at NASA
- Watch a pre-recorded discussion as local young people talk about the state of the contemporary stage with an all-female panel of pioneering contemporary theatre makers
- Take part in an Activity Day at Broadwater Farm Community Centre where you can try out taster sports, wellbeing and craft sessions delivered by women in Haringey
- Join a talk by Dr Jan Marsh about local artist Marie Spartali Stillman at Bruce Castle Museum
There is more information to explore about women's history in Haringey by looking around our Women's History Month webpages. From the archives of Bruce Castle Museum, three beautifully illustrated maps bring together the stories and lives of around 250 women who lived or worked in Haringey. The maps can be enjoyed either from home or whilst out on a walk. Whatever way, you can download a map and its corresponding legend and be inspired by our Haringey Women's History.
Cllr Peray Ahmet, Leader of Haringey Council, said:
Women’s History Month is a vital opportunity to remember and recognise the women who have done so much to shape our borough and the wider world.
From parachutist Dolly Shepherd and the first motorbike trials by women at Alexandra Palace to the courage and strength shown by Adelaide Tambo in the late 20th century and the Spong sisters as suffragettes in the early 1900s, every corner of our borough has incredible and all-too-often-overlooked stories to tell.
We have an exciting, diverse and inclusive programme of events and activities for all ages taking place across the borough throughout the month of March. I look forward to joining with residents to remember the inspirational women who made our borough the place it is today.
Find information, activities and events at www.haringey.gov.uk/whm
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