“An Evening Celebrating Women in Action”, a dynamic cultural event which aims to celebrate and promote women’s activism, work, and contribution to the arts, is set to take place in the Crane Bar on Friday, November 26, from 6pm to 9pm.
The event is part of the “Women in Action – Active Genders” postgraduate feminist and gender studies conference taking place in NUI Galway on Saturday November 27.
The cultural evening will showcase over 15 different acts performed by established and up and coming women artists. Performances include music and song (Irish trad, classical, bluegrass, folk ), dance (south Indian classical ), comedy, art film, photography, poetry readings, and storytelling.
This event links into a wider series of activities organised by the NUIG Global Women’s Studies Programme. Importantly it contributes to the well established global campaign 16 Days of Activism against Violence against Women, which begins on November 25 and runs until December 10 when local groups and NGOs, students, activists, and media all over the world call attention to the issue of violence against women. All monies raised by this event will therefore go to the Galway Rape Crisis Centre and all of the artists, many of whom are NUIG students, are performing most generously on their own time, without charging a fee. Local businesses have also kindly donated a wonderful selection of raffle prizes.
Tickets for “An Evening Celebrating Women in Action” are €10 and light refreshments will be provided on the night. For more information about the line-up and ticket sales please go to http://celebratingwomeninaction.wordpress.com