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October 2018

BWV Annual General Meeting

10th October @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Station, Silver St, Bristol BS1 2AG
Bristol, BS1 2AG United Kingdom
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Join us to celebrate our successes in 2017/18!  Members will have the opportunity to meet with board members and staff and influence next years programme of work. Performer, writer and researcher Dr Naomi Paxton will give her talk Fight Like A Girl, discussing the fight for women's votes via the unconventional medium of jiu jitsu. There will also be a performance from Women from Artemis Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. We will celebrate Bristol Women’s talents with performances from Jamaican folk band…

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November 2018

Free Game Design Sessions

3rd November @ 1:00 pm - 24th November @ 3:00 pm
ACTA Community Theatre, Gladstone Street, Bedminster
Bristol, BS3 3HA United Kingdom
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A Grrl games workshop poster.

Free Games making workshops for Bristol girls every Saturday this November at ACTA Bedminster.

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Sarah Guppy: The Bridge, The Bed, The Truth

6th November @ 8:30 pm - 8th November @ 9:30 pm
Hen & Chicken, 210 North St BS3 1JF United Kingdom + Google Map

Join Show of Strength Theatre Company as they retell the extraordinary story of Sarah Guppy!

Engineer, inventor, campaigner, designer, reformer, writer, environmentalist and business woman – Sarah Guppy was the first woman to patent a bridge and the first to formally design one. Born in Birmingham in 1770, Sarah Guppy moved to Bristol to marry merchant Samuel Guppy just as the Industrial Revolution revved its engine. A serial inventor, her patents include a breakfast machine and even an exercise bed. Married with 6 children, she married her second husband aged 66 – while he was just 31. She also mentored young IK Brunel with his – winning – entry for that Clifton Bridge Competition.

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Know Your Rights – Maternity Discrimination

17th November @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Brunswick Court, Brunswick Court, Brunswick Square
Bristol, BS2 8PE United Kingdom
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Join us for a morning of tea, coffee, cake and maternity rights training! Bristol Women’s Voice is working in the city to equip women with a basic knowledge of their pregnancy and maternity rights at work. Our short presentation will run through your rights from the beginning of your pregnancy to when you return to work. At this session, women will have the opportunity to share experiences, talk to each other, ask questions and learn about some of the places…

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Candlelit March – Bristol

22nd November @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Next Link, 5 Queens Square
Bristol, BS1 5JQ
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To mark the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women Next Link is inviting people to join its candlelit march to highlight the number of women and children affected by Domestic Abuse and Rape and Sexual Abuse. The march highlights the United Nation’s International Elimination of Violence against Women’s day. The procession will leave Next Link, 5 Queen Square BS1 5JQ at 4.30pm and make its way to College Green, Here, at 5pm, two larger candles will…

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Women and Equality: the next 100 years

22nd November @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
University of Bristol, The Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Women first won the right to vote and stand for election 100 years ago. Although much has been achieved and women's lives have been transformed since history was made in 1918, there's still a long way to go. Baroness Shami Chakrabarti joins an expert panel of activists and historians for a discussion about what women can achieve in the next 100 years. Use interactive smartphone voting to make your voice heard and help shape the debate.

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Talking About Menopause

24th November @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
unitarian chapel, Unitarian Chapel, Brunswick Square
Bristol, BS2 8PE
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Women from all over the city are invited to Bristol Women’s Voice’s Talking About Menopause event. Come and learn about menopause, meet other women experiencing similar things and take part in some fun activities. Our brand new information pack will be available in draft form and attendees will be asked what they would like to see on a new website, Menopause Bristol, which will be launched in March 2019. Attendees will be able to feed back about what they would…

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Women Of Lawrence Hill: The Findings

30th November @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
barton hill settlement, 43 Ducie Rd
Bristol, BS5 0AX
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Bristol Women’s Voice has collected the stories and opinions of 100 women in the Lawrence Hill area, gathering data on what they need to gain fulfilling employment in the new Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone. We are hosting an end of project showcase, showing a film put together by filmmaker Elizabeth Raynor and the full research findings. Speakers Nura Aabe (founder of Autism Independence) and Charlotte Gage (BWV Zero Tolerance) will talk about gender, employment, safety and space. A light lunch…

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December 2018

We Are Warriors

1st December - 16th December
arnolfini Bristol, + Google Map

A REFUSAL TO BE SILENT. FOR ALL THOSE WHO WILL FOLLOW. We Are Warriors is a sound and light installation created by Helen Cole with over 100 women and girls from Bristol. It is the final event in the Bristol Women’s Voice Deeds Not Words programme, which was funded by the Government Equalities Office to commemorate 100 years since the first votes for women in the U.K. In Autumn 2018, 120 women and girls aged 8 to 85 from across Bristol raised…

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Sister Courage: Workshop One

12th December @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
hamilton house BS1 3QY + Google Map

This series of workshops looks at reclaiming control for women in situations where harm may become present. The first workshop starts with Situational Awareness, which trains the observer to explore the environment for points of advantage or threat. This increases confidence in the decision-making process which enables women and girls to set boundaries earlier and therefore limit harassment and abuse to a bare minimum. Find out more here.

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