International Women’s Day celebrations at our very own Lady Of The North
February 24, 2021
What better place to be the focus of International Women’s Day celebrations than the site of the region’s most iconic woman – The Lady of The North at Northumberlandia!
Northumberland Wildlife Trust and Cramlington Town Council are working together to organise a day of collective celebration involving local community groups and individuals.
The aim of the day, March 8th, is to celebrate women’s achievements and promote their skills and talents while also raising awareness against bias of any form.
The event is still at the planning stage and because of the pandemic regulations this year’s event may well be a virtual offering – but the organisers are embracing the opportunity to make the day a multi-media experience.
So far it is hoped to include a presentation about the work of women in conservation, hearing the young architects involved in the new Welcome Pavilion at Northumberlandia discuss women in the industry who have inspired them, a dance performance incorporating features of famous land sculpture and a series of Northumberlandia inspired artwork.
Claire Darcy from Northumberland Wildlife Trust who operate Northumberlanida said “We are pleased to be working with Cramlington Town Council Community Engagement Team to celebrate International Women’s Day. It seemed only right that the team behind Europe’s biggest female landform should do something to mark this important day.”
“We have talks from wildlife photographers, conservationists, architects and local history experts as well crafting and cooking demonstrations with a whole host of performances in between. You can log onto Northumberlanida’s website when you have time and the videos will be available to watch for the whole month.”
Organisers would like to involve as many people as possible into the celebration. If you would like to contribute in any way please get in touch with Cramlington Town Council’s Community Engagement Manager Maggie Martin (email@example.com)
As Maggie says: “This year’s theme is #ChooseToChallenge. We can all choose to seek out and celebrate women’s achievements too.This the perfect opportunity to celebrate and share some of the incredible things women do and I know we have many inspirational women in our local community – come and join in the fun!”
The celebrations have already received the endorsement of Cramlington Town Mayor Loraine De Simone who said “How appropriate that this year’s theme is #ChooseToChallenge because so many women have faced unimaginable challenges over the past few months as they have coped with repercussions of the pandemic. I think it is only right to acknowledge the challenges women have taken on within their roles at work and in the family. And I know I’m ready for a celebration too – this event will be a positive experience for the women, and men, of Cramlington.”
Pictured: Claire Darcy from Northumberland Wildlife Trust at Northumberlandia.