International Women’s Day in Wakefield

Events across the district marked this year’s International Women’s Day.

Tuesday, 11th March 2014, 1:30 pm
International Women's Day event held inside Wakefield Cathedral. Pictured: Flamenco Diez. w309g410

This year, the annual celebration, to encourage women’s rights, centred on the theme of inspiring change.

Wakefield Cathedral played host to stalls, singing and workshops on Saturday March 8 with the help of Soroptomists Yorkshire.

The day culminated in a show-stopping finale by dance and music group Flamenco Diez.

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International Women's Day event held inside Wakefield Cathedral. Pictured: Flamenco Diez. w309g410

Organiser Ali Bullivent said: “What an amazing and powerful day in our beautiful cathedral, it has been an absolute success.”

And last Friday, a round-table womens-only dinner was held at Iris Restaurant, organised by Gill Laidler and Claire Young.

Speakers on the day included the Hepworth Gallery who spoke about “reclaiming Barbara Hepworth as our own” and the impact she had on Wakefield as a renowned sculptor who was born and brought up here.

For more information on the annual event, go to: www.internationalwomensday.com