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Event Date and Time
Fri 08 March
All Day

The Meadowside Leisure Centre



International Women’s Day is a great way of celebrating women of the past, present, and future. It is also used to highlight inequalities women face around the world. East Staffordshire Borough Council Shared Service (Leisure, Culture and Sport) will be celebrating International Women’s Day on Friday 8th March 2013. All participants must be 12 years and over.

There will be a range of activities taking place at various venues throughout the day including:

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Tour of the facilities:        9:30am – 10:00am & 4:00pm – 4:30pm

Cricket Coaching:         4:00pm – 4:45pm, Free

Zumba:            5:00pm – 5:45pm, £1.00 donation

Rounders:            6:00pm – 6:45pm, Free

Brewhouse Arts Centre

A Film Showing:        8:00pm onwards, £3

Councillor Bernard Peters, Deputy Leader for Service Commissioning, said:

“East Staffordshire Borough Council is delighted to be celebrating International Women’s Day. Each year around the world, thousands of events occur to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. We are particularly happy to be supporting Oxfam by donating the total raised from the £1.00 charge for the Zumba class to help to transform the lives of women around the world living in poverty”.

The activities chosen are aimed at encouraging more women and girls to take an interest in sport, leisure and culture. The leisure centre tours will highlight all the facilities on offer and give details of how to join. Cricket is traditionally a male activity but after the recent success of the English ladies cricket team we will be providing cricket coaching. This is to try and encourage more ladies to get involved.  We will also be offering rounders which is a friendly and fun way of getting involved in sport.

The Brewhouse Arts Centre will also be showing a film to celebrate the day.

To see the full International Women’s Day programme please visit www.eaststaffsbc.gov.uk (What’s on section).

For further information contact Patricia Newman, East Staffordshire Borough Council on (01283) 508191 or email patricia.newman@eaststaffsbc.gov.uk

Event Tags: Brewhouse Arts Centre, International Women Day, Meadowside Leisure Centre