Hi Finsbury Park,
International Women’s Day was originally called International Working Women’s Day, and is celebrated on 8 March every year. A socialist party in New York City held the earliest celebration in 1909, and it was first declared a national holiday in the Soviet Union in 1917. How it is celebrated in today’s society varies country to country, from acknowledging women’s achievements politically, socially and economically to just generally appreciating what women do for us.
Park Theatre is celebrating with an exhibition by Chris Avis. London based, Avis has spent several years working with women 60+ as being empowered by their age. During 2016, Avis worked with nine sets of mothers and daughters – exploring the relationship between them across generations. The exhibition will include images taken informally on handheld cameras in the homes of the participants, and their responses to four questions selected by Avis. We will also be attending a talk by Didi Hopkins, a senior member of the National Theatre team, titled ‘Empowering Woman on Stage.’
The exhibition will be open to the public from 9 March – 30 April 2017. Entry is free.
Check out our blog post next week to see what we thought of it!