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Hull Prepares to Celebrate Inspiring Local Women for Hull Women’s Week

Hull Women’s Week will celebrate International Women’s Day and the contribution of women living and working in our local community.

Starting on Monday 8 March, International Women’s Day, female role models including Emma Hardy, Karen Okra, Louise Cheeseman, Dame Diana Johnson and Louise Beech will feature as part of a week-long programme from Hull Libraries.

Councillor Marjorie Brabazon, chair of Hull Culture and Leisure, said: “What better way to celebrate International Women’s Day than to celebrate local women who are leading lights in their fields and fantastic ambassadors for our city and our area.

“This week-long programme from Hull Libraries will invite discussion and conversation with a range of inspirational local women, and I encourage anyone interested to take part.”

Hull Women’s Week 2021 will run from Monday 8 March until Saturday 13 March and will be opened by Lord Mayor Councillor Lyn Petrini.

The programme features interviews with a host of inspiring local women including Hull MPs Emma Hardy and Dame Diana Johnson, community activist Karen Okra, author Louise Beech and managing director at Hull Trains, Louise Cheeseman.

The interviews will be released daily on the Hull Libraries YouTube channel.

There will also be a number of live online events throughout the week.

On International Women’s Day, Monday 8 March, journalist and author Yasmin Alibhai-Brown will discuss her book, Ladies Who Punch: Fifty Trailblazing Women Whose Stories You Should Know with award-winning editor, writer and columnist Eleanor Mills. Tickets, for the free event, can be booked on the Hull Libraries Eventbrite page.

On Tuesday 9 MarchRevolutionary Makers will be hosting a drop-in event where people can knit and join in conversation. Free tickets can be booked on the Hull Libraries Eventbrite page.

Hull Women’s Week: Panel Discussion takes place on Friday 12 March at 6.30pm. Women from across our community will discuss issues around womanhood. Free tickets can be booked on the Hull Libraries Eventbrite page.

At 7pm on Saturday 13 March Hull Women’s Week Celebration will feature feminist comedian Margaret Pinder and singer-songwriter Carrie Martin. Free tickets can be booked on the Hull Libraries Eventbrite page.

Tea Break Talks is a series of short interviews with inspirational Hull women that will also be released on Hull Libraries YouTube channel across the week. The programme includes interviews with women working with refugees, for the emergency services and in sport.

For more information visit the Hull Libraries website.

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