Photograph by Brian Whitehead
Members and staff alike were in a spin to find their head office in Margate had been transformed into a woollen wonderland on Thursday 8th March. Our Women’s Group carried out the ‘yarn bomb’ by decorating the building with colourful wool creations to raise awareness of International Women’s Day.
The Women’s Group, Creative Adults Project and kind members of the public have been meeting secretly to knit and crochet squares, bunting and make pom-poms.
Following the yarn bomb on Wednesday afternoon, the group hosted a celebratory tea at our head office. Later in the afternoon they attended POW!’s opening night at Turner Contemporary. Members Christina Savva and Paul Wood joined the Festival Choir and performed during the event. International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
POW! Thanet is an annual festival of arts and culture, which celebrates and explores issues around feminism, women and girls. It coincides with International Women’s Day on 8th March with the goal of encouraging community involvement in local arts and cultural activities, and profiling the work of local female artists.
Members of the Women’s Group meet monthly to share common issues. If you have a learning difficulty and would like to join they would love to welcome you. Just call Suzanne Derham for details of the next meeting on 0845-004-1876.