Dundee Women’s Festival 2016

Dundee Women’s Festival is celebrating it’s 10th year and will run from 1st to 20th March 2016.
On 8th March, International Women’s Day is celebrated all over the world, to recognise women’s rights, their qualities and their achievements.    Twenty seven countries have a public holiday.   Here in Dundee, its even better – there’s a  20-day festival!
In this 10th year of the Dundee Women’s Festival, the theme this year is “Women Making a Difference …” 
You can download the full brochure here.

Dundee Arts Cafe – Mary Slessor: No Ordinary Missionary

From Dundee Women’s Festival :

On Tuesday 3rd March at 6pm – Dundee Arts Cafe at McManus :  Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum –

Mary Slessor was an Aiberdeen quine, who moved to Dundee in the 1850’s when the mills were at their height and worked tirelessly with the Church to improve lives for the working class. She then moved on as a Missionary to ‘The Calabar’ in modern day Nigeria. Here she fought for the lives of children, women, and slaves; for human rights. She was brave and feisty, warm and untiring in her struggle. She also outlived all her family in Dundee despite the risks in the Calabar, also known as “The White Man’s Grave.” In the Calabar she is known still as “The Mother of all Peoples”, yet here her story is relatively unknown, despite featuring on the Clydesdale Bank £5 note!

With biographical story, song and personal insight, Ruth Kirkpatrick weaves the threads of Mary’s remarkable life, into a rich tapestry, to commemorate the centenary of her death.

Born in the North East of Scotland, Ruth Kirkpatrick has performed at Storytelling festivals all over, including India, Singapore, Iceland and Dubai. Her strength is in forming a warm rapport with her audience, respecting the tradition but giving her performance a personal, feisty sparkle

Dundee Women’s Festival 2011

City councillors have been sent details of the planned activities for this year’s Dundee Women’s Festival, taking place between 28th February and 13th March.

There’s a huge range of events, film, drama and workshops and the Festival Programme 2011 is now available from Dundee Voluntary Action at their Number Ten Reception, 10 Constitution Road.

You will soon be able to download it from DVA website and there’s also information on Facebook.