International Woman's Day events around Muswellbrook
Each year around the world, International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8th. Thousands of events occur not just on this day but throughout March to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. Organisations, governments, charities, educational institutions, women's groups, corporations and the media celebrate the day. Many groups around the world choose different themes each year relevant to global and local gender issues.
You are invited to join us for one of our IWD events celebrating women in your area, with talks by Anne Healey at Muswellbrook Library and Scone Library and talks by Deborah Sims and Dr Angela Philp at the Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre.
Date: Friday 8th March 2013
126 Bridge Street Muswellbrook
Time: 9.30am - Tea and Talk with Mrs Ann Healey
11.00am - There will be a screening of "Vietnam Nurses", Ann was one of six army nurses featured in this most fascinating documentary, giving the audience a true insight into the role of the Army nurse during the conflict in Vietnam. (Running time 50 minutes)
RSVP 5th March, 6543-1913
Ann has enjoyed a varied and interesting career in nursing spanning over 40 years working in Intensive Care, Palliative Care and with the late Victor Chang. Ann spent a memorable year from 1969-1970 as an Army Nurse in South Vietnam and will be sharing her many vivid and moving recollections from that time with our IWD audience.
If you miss Ann at Muswellbrook she will also be talking at an afternoon tea at Scone Library.
Venue: Scone Library
130 Liverpool Street, Scone
Time: 2.30pm - Tea and Talk with Ann Healey
3.15pm - Screening of 'Vietnam Nurse'
RSVP: 6th March, 6540-1183
The Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre will be hosting an afternoon tea with guest talks by Dr Angela Philp, Head of Art History and Theory, School of Creative Arts, University of Newcastle, and Strong Women curator Deborah Sims.
Among the topics, Angela and Deb will give us their insights into the history of strong Aboriginal women artists in their communities, and the role of artist's in the struggle for political and social
Date: Friday 8th March 2013
Venue: Regional Arts Centre
Corner Bridge and William Streets Muswellbrook
Time: 1.00pm-2.00pm Deborah Sims
Deborah Sims, Curator of Strong Women, Strong Painting, Strong Culture, will talk on the role of women artists in the context of the Women's Movement.
Time: 2.00pm-3.00pm Dr.Angela Philp
Dr Angela Philp, Head of Art History and Theory, School of Creative Arts, University of Newcastle, will give her insight into the history of strong Aboriginal women artists in their communities, and the role of artist's in the struggle for political and social equality.
RSVP: Call the Arts Centre 6549 3880