We can’t believe it’s already been nine months since our Chapter II exhibition took place at Islington Arts Factory. Since then we have been busy preparing for the next step of our journey and are delighted to announce that Chapter III of our workshops have begun!
International Women’s Day (IWD) is 8th March! This year’s theme is #BeBoldForChange, calling on both the masses and individuals to help forge a better working world. There are so many reasons why IWD is important, which will differ according to each group or individual, but we’ve picked out just five. We’d also love to hear about what IWD means to you!
Who are we?
At The Crimson Wave we work with charities and vulnerable women to help as many homeless and low income women as possible have a comfortable period.
Through events, articles and campaigns we aim to provide a reliable, freely available form of sanitary wear for women without access to such standard supplies. We do this by putting together our signature #PeriodPacks for distribution via local charities and hubs across Manchester and beyond.
Happy Galentine’s Day!
In the spirit of celebrating love, we thought we would take the opportunity to share five (of many!) women’s organisations that we admire and adore:
[This entry is a guest blog written by Laurane Marchive, co-founder and director of Chivaree Circus]
When you watch a film, read a book, or study literature or theatre, you learn about characters: about their motivations, about their lives, about their world. Sometimes this is the world you also live in, and sometimes it’s a different world. Sometimes these characters are completely alien to you and sometimes they seem so familiar it feels like you could be friends. The stories they tell can feel weird, new and unexpected – yet sometimes they are universal and atemporal.
As the year began to draw to a close, we decided to use the festive season to create an alternative advent calendar – a celebration of women by using December to highlight some just a few of the women we admire and some of the (many!) great things that they have done. Continue reading “#AlternativeAdvent”
19th November marks International Men’s Day. This is to be celebrated not only as it makes those keyboard warriors who whine, ‘but what about men’s day’ every time Women’s Day rolls around look like fools, but also because it has genuine and good motivations and raises important issues.