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Women Reaching Women

Sat 5 Mar 2016 10am - 5pm
The Forum

Everyone is welcome to join in a colourful, motivational day of music, art, costumes, crafts, food and story-telling, connecting the different lives and cultures of women living in Norfolk.   This free, multi-cultural celebration at The Forum, Norwich, is just one of thousands of events taking place around the globe to mark International Women’s Day (IWD) 2016.  

The theme of this year’s Women Reaching Women event in Norwich is Different Lives, Different Stories and men and women of all ages, religions and cultures are welcome to come along.

My Life, My Story

Enjoy free talks, topped and tailed by a showing of Those Dangerous Women, a documentary about the women who tried to stop World War One in 1915. The day's programme of talks is listed below and the venue is The Forum's Auditorium.

10.15 -  Film - Those Dangerous Women

11.15 - Nina Nannar, News Correspondent, ITV News

            Living in the News

12.15 - Ava Rollason, transgender woman

            My Life Changing Journey

13.15 - Corinne Le Quéré, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research

            My Allies for Balancing Life and Work in a Changing Climate

14.15 - Jan McFarlane, Archdeacon of Norwich

             I’m sorry, I Thought You Were a Stripper-Gram 

15.15 - Film - Those dangerous women

Please note - the film and talks are not bookable. Just turn up. But be aware the capacity of our Auditorium is 120 people and we will have to turn people away if the space is full.

International Bazaar

Explore the different cultures that make up Norfolk’s communities by browsing the stalls on the International Bazaar. Genuine gifts and crafts from Africa, India and more.

Different Lives, Different Clothes

Try on clothes from Africa, India and the Middle East. Learn how to wear a hijab and then try it on and take a selfie. And have you ever worn a burkha? Now's your chance.

 Food Stories

Bring your favourite recipes along and hang them on the recipe tree. Chose something that reminds you of childhood, a visit to another country or one of your family's favourites. 

Your Story, My Story

Everyone who comes along to Different Lives, Different Stories can tell their own stories, through talking, writing or drawing in the Your Story, My Story area. It’s your life and your choice.

Health and Wellbeing

Other stories will be told through music, singing, dance, food crafts and quizzes. Find people to talk to in the Wellbeing Café area and even book yourself a free health check or massage.


Join the talented women from Eripingham with Calthorpe WI to help create a huge community 'Women Reaching Women' quilt. Anyone can take part. You don't need any experience. Please do join in.

Play and Laughter Workshop - 3pm

For people living with memory loss and their carers. This workshop uses  games and drama to improve well being and aid relaxation. It's run by the Slow Theatre Company, a not-for-profit organisation. Booking is essential.  Call 07896 179833 or e mail

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Jazz, singing, dancing, face painting, crafts and much more.

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