|Friday 1st March
|Festival Launch: Where Are We Now?
MWF Ten Years On
Welcome to the launch of our tenth anniversary festival programme, with the opening of an exhibition charting events in the life of MWF that have impacted on women, locally and internationally. Browse through memories
of past speakers, highlights of past exhibitions, books whose authors we have heard and enjoyed…
|“I Was A Stranger And You Welcomed Me”:
Women’s World Day of Prayer Service
Join with people in over 170 countries who are marking this day with a
special service, prepared this year by women of France.
|Learning How To Be Brave:
Polly Morland in Conversation with
In May 1976 Steph Tyler, her husband and two young children were kidnapped by Ethiopian rebels. The family was held near the Sudanese border for eight gruelling months. Later a distinguished conservationist, Steph has
frequently returned to Africa, but she has never formally written or spoken about the kidnap until now.
Today she is joined by writer and documentary-maker Polly Morland, whose forthcoming book is The Society of
Timid Souls, or How To Be Brave (May 2013). And that is what Polly explores with Steph this afternoon
through an untold story of family and war, fear and courage.
|A Fanfare of Strumpets:
Eclectic A Capella
This four-piece group has been captivating
audiences wherever they sing. With roots
in folk and dance, their repertoire ranges
through Swedish love songs, irreverent
20th century numbers, jazz standards,
haunting Bulgarian harmonies, mediæval
songs of chivalry...
They say, “We love the eclectic nature of
the music we work with, because our shows are guaranteed to have
something for everyone”.
We say, “We’ve heard them, they’re fabulous,
come and enjoy!”