Be Bold for Change: Creating an Equal Future – International Women’s Day at The Riverfront

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On Wednesday 8 March, 2017 from 10am until 7pm, The Riverfront will be taken over by inspirational guest speakers, films, performances, workshops and demonstrations to celebrate women and their achievements. Most activities are free of charge, and everyone is welcome to attend.


The Women’s Equality network will host a discussion panel consisting of inspirational women in leadership roles, performance artist Liz Clarke will help attendees to discover their Super Hero Alter Ego, and the day will end on a laugh with female comedian Grainne Maguire’s stand up show.


The day opens with a panel discussion on sexual health and well-being, hosted by students from the University of South Wales in partnership with Belgium’s Howeste University, and with panel guests Rachel Williams, Ambassador for Welsh Women’s Aid and Nicole Garner, Editor of the South Wales Argus.


Newport City Council Leader Debbie Wilcox will launch the event and present a performance by the Collective Community Choir. Attendees will be able to hear from a variety of guest speakers, including Martin Dacey, Head of Gwent Education Minority Ethnic Service, Teleri Gray, a Welsh Romani artist, and Mair Rigby, Director of the Welsh Women’s Equality Network.


Free workshops will include taster sessions in Yoga and Pilates, self-defence, singing and DJing, and there will be information stalls from Women’s Aid, Newport Youth Service, Go Girls, SEWREC, Newport Live, Riot City Ravens and many more.


Families and children are also encouraged to attend, with craft workshops, circus skills and Tony the Balloon Man from 4pm – 6pm, all free of charge.


The full timetable of events can be found online at website (

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