International Women's Day highlights

Verbal Arts Centre marked International Women's Day 2014

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The Verbal Arts Centre celebrated International Women's Day back in March with a unique and beautiful textile exhibition and associated activities. And now you can relive the experience with a wonderful video of the event.

Women 3, a collection of 31 quilts and textiles, was curated by Roberta Bacic and assisted by Breege Doherty, celebrating women from across the world and took place at the centre and at the Tower Museum.

The exhibition was launched on Saturday March 8th and followed by a guided tour.

Knitting sessions and Reading Room sessions took place in the Verbal Arts Centre and throughout the city focusing on themes relating to International Women’s day.

Wool Against Weapons, knitting sessions were also held by Caroline Kuyper, in the Verbal Arts Centre were participants were invited to knit a small square, 15 of which make up a baby blanket, contributing to a seven mile scarf, the purpose of which was to highlight the weapons industry, and the proliferation of nuclear weapons.

At the end of the campaign, Saturday 9th August 2014 to mark Nagasaki Day, the baby blankets that make up the scarf will be donated to refugee camps to be used by displaced mothers from war torn countries.

Have a look at our video of the day's proceedings.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqYlHIv7emc




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