A celebration of women from across Wigan Borough will make a triumphant return next month, with a plea for attendees to secure their spot in advance to avoid disappointment.
This much-loved event will shine a spotlight on local funny women, poets, and motivational speakers from across the borough. It promises to be an entertaining and enlightening affair on International Women’s Day, taking place on Friday, March 8.
Alison Mckenzie-Folan, the chief executive of Wigan Council, expressed her excitement, saying: “Wigan Borough is brimming with incredible women, and we can’t wait to bring many of them together to celebrate International Women’s Day. Join us for a free and uplifting evening of festivities and advocacy.
“It is always a fantastic night that showcases the accomplishments of local women, so gather your friends and make sure you don’t miss out!”
The United Nations has chosen #InvestInWomen as the theme for this year’s International Women’s Day.
This year’s lineup includes the talented local poet, Joy France, affectionately known as the borough’s ‘rapping granny’ after a documentary highlighted her transition from special needs teacher to poet and rap-battler.
Also gracing the stage is comedian Clementine Bogg-Hargroves, singer Penelope Carpenter, and a Northern Soul DJ who exclusively spins records by female artists.
The evening will also feature a panel discussion with influential women who are making waves in both the local community and the wider world. Attendees are invited to submit questions.
Alison added: “This year, we have brought together our Women’s Voice network to demonstrate our ongoing commitment to supporting and empowering women throughout the year.
“Gender equality is a matter that requires everyone’s attention, and we are excited to see this group thrive and expand.”
Tickets for the event are free and can be booked online. However, guests are kindly asked to bring a toiletry item, which will be donated to a local charity focused on gender-related issues.
Everyone is welcome to attend the event. Secure your ticket today (external link).