Women Hold Up Half the Sky Exhibition and Event Programme
9 June 2018, 11am – 6pm
Around the park, plus Coffee Cranks Cooperative Café, Alexandra Park M16 8PJ
On June 9th, 2018, to celebrate the close of Ekua Bayunu’s 8-week AIR project, “Women Hold up Half the Sky”, you are invited to participate in a day of events presenting and reflecting on the work. The celebration will host happenings all around the park, culminating in a closing party at the Pavilion café.
The 8-week project incorporates elements of sculpture and film, and will include the participation of a diverse range of members of the local community. The celebration will host happenings all around the park, culminating in a closing party at the Pavilion café.
Bayunu’s work will expand beyond local concerns to build on the themes of global women’s leadership and consider culture, the arts and creativity as tools for active citizenship of central significance.
The events for the day are as follows:
· An exhibition, including films of the project’s development, at Chorlton Lodge: 11-3pm
· An outdoor sculpture trail, which will take place across the park: 1-6pm
· Art Workshop in the community room at the Depot: 12-2pm
· Exhibition and Closing Party at the Pavilion: 2-6pm
The project draws from a central theme of the Pankhurst in the Park project, the legacy of the suffrage movement and the special significance of Alexandra Park in this history. 2018 marks the centenary of the right of women (over 30) to vote. Not only this, but iconic Suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst lived just on the borders of the park.
See more here https://www.alexandra-arts.org.uk/