Libraries across Medway are holding family-friendly arts activities, and a special guest talk, to celebrate International Women’s Day on Wednesday, 8 March.
On Saturday, 4 March artist Christopher Sacre will be holding drop-in family art sessions at Chatham Community Hub where residents can create colourful min-campaign banners inspired by the Suffragettes of Medway. The two sessions will take place between 10am and 11.30am and between 1pm and 2.30pm.
On International Women’s Day (Wednesday, 8 March), residents are invited to come to a free talk at Gillingham Library from 7.30pm, about Suffragist and peace campaigner Kathleen Courtney. Kathleen, who was born in Gillingham, was chair of the British section of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WIL) and in 1928 became a member of the Executive Committee of the British League of Nations Union and in 1939 was elected Vice-Chairman. Join St Martin’s School of Art graduate Shahina Jaffer and discover more about Kathleen. Booking essential - call 01634 337799 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children and young people are invited to make their own feminist collages at Gillingham Library on Saturday, 11 March. Using pictures, newspapers, pens and paint children can create a mixed media artwork to take home. These bookable sessions, suitable for children aged four and above, will take place between 10am and 11.30 and between 1pm and 2.30pm. All children must be accompanied by an adult. To book, call 01634 337799 or email email@example.com.
Create your own suffragette placard in this fun family craft workshop with artist Wolf Howard, at Rochester library on Saturday, 25 March. These bookable sessions, suitable for children aged four and above, will take place between 10.30am and 12 noon and between 1pm and 2.30pm. All children must be accompanied by an adult. All materials provided. To book, call 01634 337799 or email firstname.lastname@example.org