The celebrations of International Women’s Day continued as Bradley Stoke Radio presenters, Lucy, Rachael and Liz had a special ‘Ladies Who Lunch’ show Thursday tea time revolving around this momentous celebration of women all over the world. The show warmed up with classic girl-power hits, and Liz told us a bit more International Women’s Day(IWD) in other parts of the world, for example in some countries IWD is a public holiday! And did you know that there is also an International Men’s Day on 19th November?
The aim of this special broadcast was to talk to children about the women they love. To start us off we had local wonder woman Winsome, with her lovely son Jonathon. Jonathon told everyone at home that he had originally wanted to play Taio Cruz as his song request, but had changed his mind to M-people, as it was his mum’s favourite. A dedication from twitter also came in from a husband to his wife and newly born baby, stating they had a new Bradley Stoke Radio fan in their arms!
Winsome then spoke about all the local events that had taken place so far this week in celebration, including a Unity coffee morning, which brought together women from all different cultures and backgrounds to share a coffee and taste food from all over the world. Lucy described Winsome as the “driving force for all events on IWD”, which is definitely true after all the things she had organised not only this year but many previous too, including a fashion show last year.
Our next local superhero was Katherine, who told us about many more events that she herself had attended and loved. For example the photography workshop, that had gone down such a success that a few of the ladies wanted to start a weekly photography group. She also told the audience of the forthcoming Outstanding Woman’s Award ceremony on Friday 16th March, which celebrates the community’s most outstanding women across three categories and, as an added bonus and much to everyone’s delight, will be offering posh canapés!
The show ended on a high with the coming together of the woman present listening, and some singing along, to the classic ‘Venus’ by Bananarama.
Check out the What’s On Calendar for more IWD events running until the Awards Ceremony next Friday 16th.
This report was written by A’level Student and aspirating journalist Susannah Trowbridge – well done Susannah!