OIWF 1997

Main Event:

  • International Women’s Day Fair and Women’s Day Celebrations: a variety of attractive stalls with craft, clothes and information; speaker meetings; workshops; live music and delicious refreshments. Evening programme including dancer Mita Banerjee; new work from Thamesdown Danslab and When I Became an Amazon – a performance of her powerful epic poem by Jenny Lewis

Highlights included:

  • Lipstick and Cleavage: A Woman’s Tool for the 90’s? Panel Discussion
  • Widows by Ariel Dorfman (Oxford Playhouse)
  • Laying It On The Line: Lissomlore Dance Company, an intricate new solo performance by Jacqui Malone and and 10 Minute University, a duet featuring specially commissioned music (Pegasus Theatre)
  • Women’s Performance Weekend (working with leading women performers from Scarlet Theatre)
  • Shocking Pink Spectacular: Exciting free event for girls and young women (14-25 years)
  • Women’s Activity Morning (East Oxford Sports Centre)
  • Dance Showcase at Templars Square (featuring community dance group Stepping Out and Irish dancing)
  • All Together Now: A celebration of women’s writing with popular group Poetic Licence and new voices
  • Mrs Beeton’s History of the World: Oxfordshire Touring Theatre Company
  • Changes in the Divorce Law (led by Oxford solicitor Catherine Eddy)
  • Women Exploring Fertility: one day workshop presented by the artist Emma Dromgoole
  • Printing, Drawing and Printmaking by Ally Stott (Lower Gallery, Museum of Modern art) / Invisible Light: Taxonomies in Photography, Art and Science (Main Galleries, Museum of Modern Art)
  • “Different Cultures, Different Needs”: Black and Asian Mental Health
  • Oxford College of Further Education: One Day Workshops
  • Women’s Ceilidh with “Movable Feet”
  • Women’s walk via Kelmscott Manor, celebrating Jane Morris and other women associated with the Arts and Craft Movement
  • Gala Dinner

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