Global women’s forum comes to Garter Lane


WATERTFORD’S Garter Lane Arts Centre is to host a global women’s conference.  It will take placed from 9am to 4pm on March 10 to coincide with International Women’s Day events.

Speakers will include Lelini Veerassamy, CEO of the International Organisation for Migration, Osas Usideme of the Intercultural Health Hub, Obianuju Eckedoze, Chair of the Waterford Migrant Forum and Dr Uzoma Elizabeth Emenike, the Nigerian Ambassador.
Metropolitan mayor, Cllr Breda Brennan, will open the conference.

The event will feature mini cultural moments, including storytelling by Carine Mambou; Rangoli, a south Indian art form, in which patterns are created for luck, health and happiness and the Red Sand Project, participatory community art to highlight victims of human trafficking.

Tickets are free but booking is essential via eventbrite – search for ‘Global Women’s Conference’ or contact Central Library on 0761 10 2975 for more information.

A show to mark International Women’s Day will be performed at the Brewery Lane Theatre, Carrick-on-Suir, on Saturday, March 7.

Celebrating women across the arts, ‘Through Her Eyes’ is directed by Breege Phelan and features a collective of creative women from Carrick-on-Suir, the Suir Valley region and beyond.

Tickets are on sale in the Tudor Artisan Hub. Phone to book a ticket at 051 640921.


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