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New Activities & Events - March - May

March

Exhibition: Stargazing - Women Observe the Universe
Throughout March
Local artist, Jane Roberts, has combined her current interest in astronomical imagery with an invitation to show her work in Women's History Month. She has created a large scale piece re-interpreting scientific photographs of Nebula - the birth place of stars - to celebrate Women Astronomers over last 1500 years.

Julie Begum: Indian Suffragettes
Thursday 7 March, 6:30 - 7:30pm
Although popular Suffragette legend might have you believing only white women were entrenched in the cause for women’s suffrage in Britain, there were a number of Indian suffragettes and suffragists who took part. Most notably, Princess Sophia Duleep Singh, daughter of the last Maharaja of the Sikh Empire and goddaughter of Queen Victoria, helped lead marches and played up her perceived ‘exoticness’ in order to bring much-needed attention to the movement. For this International Women’s day event, we will shed light on some of hercontributions, as well as that of the other wealthy Indian women fighting for suffrage in the 1900s to 1910s.

Have women achieved equality in the workplace?
Thursday 21 March, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Join Angelina Leatherbarrow Idea Store Business Development Manager and Chair of Romford Constituency Labour Party, and Hasina Zaman who became one of the first young women of Bangladeshi heritage to work for Tower Hamlets Council as a youth and community worker, sports leader and later on as a welfare advisor in the early 1980’s. They will be celebrating Women’s achievements, exploring how far gender roles have changed over the last 40 years and the impact the Women’s Lives Matters campaign has had on equality.