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Fore Street for All: Spaces for Women

Thursday 6 April 2023 4.30pm - 11.00pm

Fore Street Library (Living Room Library), 109 - 111 Fore St N18 2XF

202304 spaces for women

Join us at Fore Street Living Room Library to celebrate women in Upper Edmonton and to discuss women's safety in public spaces. The event is open to everyone and we wish to create a safe and constructive space for people to come together and listen to one another.

There will be art, spoken word poetry performances and a workshop, free food, live music, short film screenings, and a panel discussion. See full list of activities and times below.

Artwork by Claudia Clare

There will be a collection of Claudia Clare's ceramics displayed at the library during the event. Claudia has worked full time as an artist-potter since 1988. She is known for making big pots that record women's histories and support campaigns against men's violence towards women and girls, especially in the sex trade.

Artwork by Women from Edmonton

The screen prints will be created by local women from Edmonton as part of the 'Women's Safety in Public' course, facilitated by The Daughter's United and local artist Jenni Allen.

Nigerian Food from Coal City

To celebrate a local female cook and business owner, we will be serving free, delicious Nigerian food from the brilliant Coal City run by the wonderful Anthonia Aghaji.

Spoken Word Poetry Performances, 4.30-6.50pm

There will be spoken word poetry performances and readings celebrating women and exploring the issue of women's safety in public spaces.

Words Meet Art Workshop, 4.30-6.50pm

This fun drop-in workshop is for all ages and will encourage participants to create art/poetry that celebrates women and reflects on the importance of them in our lives.

Panel Discussion, 7.30-9pm

The Daughters United will chair a panel discussion to explore women's safety in public spaces. The panel will include Upper Edmonton Ward Councillor Margaret Greer, Upper Edmonton Police Sergeant Lynsey Murphy, artist Claudia Clare, and Fore Street For All Director and REACT Vice-Chair Cellina Momodu Doswell.

Live Music from Lyric Deep Ltd at the White Horse pub, 9.45-10.30pm

Local female-led band Lyric Deep Ltd will by performing at the White Horse pub. The band merges instruments and poetry to create a real, raw, authentic concept, using the fusion of musical styles and heavy emphasis on lyrical storytelling to craft their unique sound.

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