Hear influential and challenging speakers, take part in mentoring sessions and workshops, and see some of the best female comedians, musicians, performers and writers around.
Past speakers have included Malala Yousafzai, Julie Walters, Shami Chakrabarti, Gordon Brown MP, Salma Hayek, Annie Lennox, Caitlin Moran, Vivienne Westwood, Grayson Perry, Sandi Toksvig, Leymah Gbowee, Patrick Stewart and Christine Lagarde.
Our 2017 programme is now on sale, with information on Day and Weekend Passes as well as one–off events with Sandi Toksvig and Gillian Anderson.
Each year International Women’s Day sees thousands of events – global gatherings, conferences, awards, exhibitions, festivals, fun runs, corporate events, concert performances, speaking events, online digital gatherings and more. Events are held by women’s networks, corporations, charities, educational institutions, government bodies, political parties, the media and further communities.
Free workshop session tomorrow afternoon for International Women’s Day 2017. This is a free event for girls to make their own toolbox and will be an excellent opportunity to learn some basic skills, make new friends, find out what is happening at the Livesey Exchange and go home with your own toolbox!
The session is open from 4pm – 8pm at the Livesey Exchange, Ledbury Estate, Bird in Bush Road SE15 1QP.
From Elephant Amenity Network
Consultation on the Mayor’s Guide for Estate Regeneration is due to close on March 14 and a cross London campaign has begun to defend estates facing regeneration – Demolition Watch ; this is the website .
At the moment there is one major demand being put to the Mayor – that there must be a ballot of estate residents, to approve any regeneration proposals.
A ballot is an elementary protection of estate resident’s interests and the very least that should be required before any regeneration goes ahead. You can help secure estate ballots by doing two things;
1/by signing this petition;
2/by submitting a question to our GLA representative, Florence Eshalomi, to be put to the Mayor at his public question time. There is a model question below and it can be sent to Florence.Eshalomi@london.gov.uk, asking her to submit it for his question time.
There is little doubt that more and more estates are being lined up for regeneration and we must get effective protection of estate residents in place, so please help.
1) Resident Support
The Mayor has said regeneration should “only take place where there is resident support”. Official Guidance on Estate Regeneration (published December 2016) says that, where the proposals include demolition of tenants and leaseholders’ homes, a vote can be ‘appropriate’ to demonstrate the required ‘majority resident support’.
Does the Mayor agree that;
The Southwark Community Engagement team has passed me your contact details as the secretary or chair of one of our local tenant’s and resident’s groups. I hope you don’t mind if I draw your attention to two services that Southwark Libraries currently provides to local residents- namely our Home Library Service, and our library rooms for hire. We think that these services could be of interest to your group members, so if there is any opportunity to display the attached posters that would be much appreciated (I can post out high quality versions of the posters if required, rather than you printing them out).
Rooms for hire:
Do you need to hire a room for a meeting, conference or any other event? Southwark Libraries offer a number of rooms for hire throughout the borough, at the heart of Southwark’s vibrant communities. Whether you want space for 140 people or an interview room for two we have a range of rooms that can help. And with rooms at Camberwell, Canada Water, Dulwich, John Harvard, Peckham and Kingswood libraries we have Southwark covered. Discounted rates are available for charities and community groups.
For a full list of rooms, cost, capacities and facilities please see the room booking web page: http://www.southwark.gov.uk/libraries/hire-a-library-hall-or-room
For enquiries please email: Southwark.email@example.com
Home Library Service:
The Home Library Service has a direct beneficial impact on the wellbeing of the residents that we serve, many of whom are housebound and have little other social contact. The service is free of charge for Southwark residents who are not able to get to their local library. Once a month our staff will deliver library items directly to a resident’s home, or to their sheltered unit or nursing home. This service is ideal for those with disabilities (children and adults), older people and their carers, and people who cannot visit the library due to accident or illness. The home library service offers all types of library materials (books, CDs, DVDs, Blu-Ray, books on cassette and CD) and free reservations on all library stock. More detailed information can be found here: http://www.southwark.gov.uk/libraries/adults/home-library-service
If there is anything you could do to signpost your users to our services, where you feel it could be of benefit to them, this would be greatly appreciated.
Library Contracts and Performance Manager
0207 525 1575 (Tooley Street extension 84066)
07983626176 (also 07751315016)