An inspiring day of laughter and singing

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    Guest Speaker Magda Boulabiza. Photo: John Power
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    THEATRE Royal hosted over 100 guests to enjoy an inspiring line up of women who “spoke, sang, laughed and cried” and performed on stage to celebrate and mark International Women’s Day recently.

    The occasion was Break the Bias – Waterford’s Third Global Women’s Conference, which was organised by Europe Direct Waterford, Waterford Integration Services and Waterford Libraries and marked a return to live events after two years.

    The very special line-up of speakers and performers included Waterford writer Dalal Sayed, who has written her story ‘Escape from War to Live in Peace’ as a Syrian Refugee who now lives with her family in Cappoquin, Co Waterford.

    Health Advocate and performer Osas Iyamu Usideme spoke and performed a poem, while Director of the Bealtaine Library Choir, Anne Woodworth, also took to the stage and was joined by 10 members of the Bealtaine Library Choir who sang the European Union anthems, ‘Ode to Joy’ and ‘Oh What a Beautiful Morning’.

    Sinead O’Higgins, of Europe Direct Waterford and Waterford Libraries said: “This International Women’s Day we came together for Waterford’s Third Global Women’s Conference.

    “It was our first real-live event in two years and it was a very special morning. We connected, we cried, we laughed, we listened and we were inspired. I would like to extend a huge thank you to all our speakers and performers. We are looking forward to next year already,”

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