Fes­ti­val to mark In­ter­na­tional Women’s Day

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DUNDEE is to hold an eight­day women’s fes­ti­val to cel­e­brate I nter­na­tional Women’s Day next month.

The fes­ti­val, which has been go­ing in the city for many years and is said to be unique to Scot­land, has ex­panded from a few days to sev­eral weeks in the past decade.

How­ever, this year or­gan­is­ers are stream­lin­ing the ac­tiv­i­ties to take place over eight days, around a theme of her-story and her­itage.

Her-story is his­tory writ­ten from a women’s per­spec­tive, em­pha­sis­ing the role of women.

In­ter­na­tional Women’s Day takes place on March 8 and the idea of the fes­ti­val is to en­cour­age women to try new skills and ex­pand their hori­zons.

While some of the events are for women only, other ones are open to men as well.

The f es­ti­val brochure de­tail­ing the var­i­ous events will be avail­able in li­braries and pub­lic places across Dundee, as well as in cof­fee shops at the venues which are host­ing fes­ti­val events.

The open­ing cel­e­bra­tion is set t o t ake place at Ver­dant Works on Sun­day March 5 be­tween 4pm and 5.30pm.

Sheena Welling­ton will fill the mill with tra­di­tional songs and sto­ries, and Ed­die Small will ed­u­cate the au­di­ence with tales of the women of Dundee.

Af­ter that there will be a packed pro­gramme of events, many of which are free, tak­ing place across the city.

These in­clude talks and tours, work­shops where par­tic­i­pants can learn new skills or kick-start a hobby, plays, film screen­ings and ex­hi­bi­tions.

More in­for­ma­tion is avail­able at dun­dee­wom­ensfes­ti­val2017@word­press.com.

Al­ter­na­tively, visit the Face­book page at face­book.com/dundee wom­ensfes­ti­val.

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