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The Jewish Chronicle - - LIFE -

WITH In­ter­na­tional Women’s Day on March 8, at­trac­tions around the coun­try are cel­e­brat­ing girl power this month, from po­lit­i­cal ac­tivists to cul­tural stars and in­spi­ra­tional women from his­tory.

The Mu­seum of Liver­pool is hold­ing a se­ries of free events from March 4-11, in­clud­ing Women at Sea on pi­o­neer­ing fe­male sailors, plus talks from the women be­hind on­line mag­a­zine Gal-Dem on cham­pi­oning the writ­ing of women of colour as well as cre­ative work­shops. www. liv­er­pool­mu­se­ums.org.uk

Or fol­low in the foot­steps of Kath­leen Brown, a New­cas­tle suf­fragette, with a free city walk ex­plor­ing her life. The tour on March 8 looks at the places where she demon­strated and was im­pris­oned, as well as the suf­fragette move­ment in New­cas­tle, be­fore a Blue Plaque is un­veiled in her honour. www. new­castle­gateshead.com

And in Manch­ester, Won­der Women is part of the count­down to next year’s 100th an­niver­sary of women first win­ning the right to vote, with ex­hi­bi­tions, events and tours across the city un­til March 12. Led by the Peo­ple’s His­tory Mu­seum and Cre­ative Tourist, the string of events in­cludes a free guided tour of the mu­seum on March 8, look­ing at how so­cial jus­tice cam­paign­ers Es­ther Roper and Eva Gore-Booth worked to bring about equal rights for work­ing class women. www.Phm.org.uk www.juras­sick­ing­dom.uk

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