The first of the activities planned for this year’s International Women’s Day celebrations took place this morning in Bradley Stoke and Patchway. At the Jubilee Centre the focus was on Health and Wellbeing with free advice from a variety of organisations including free spinal checks from the Willowbrook Clinic and a free Pilates sessions. The Avon Wildlife Trust were running a craft activity making attractive Bird Feeders from Willow.
In Patchway the Coniston Community Centre ran two films on the large screen, Amelie and Beaches as part of the Patchway Film Festival.
Do look out for a wide range of events being held across Bradley Stoke, Filton and Patchway over the next two weeks, including coffee mornings, poetry readings and workshops on topics ranging from photography and painting to self defence and even a fashion show.
The celebrations will culminate with the Southern Brooks Outstanding Women’s Award presentation to be held at Bradley Stoke Community School on 16th March from 6.30 – 8.00pm. Winners of the three awards will be announced and there will be traditional Indian dance and ballet for entertainment.
Speaking about International Women’s Day, Winsome Barrett-Muir from Southern Brooks Community Partnership said: “We have an eclectic mix of activities happening at various venues. Local people and organisations have been working extremely hard to put this exciting programme together so there should be something for everyone.”
A full list of the events can be viewed on the What’s on section of this website, the Southern Brooks website www.sbcommunitypartnership.org.uk, and from the programmes that are available in the local libraries.