Shetland National Council 2019
Join us in Lerwick Town Hall for a fantastic National Council!
A day of brilliant speakers, exciting workshops and our ever popular open mic sessions. More details will be added as soon as they are confirmed.
Sally Huband: Sally is a writer and won a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award for Narrative Non-fiction in 2017 and is working on her first book. Sally is passionate about equality and will be addressing issues around the inclusion of women and girls in Shetland and we may also be able to hear a bit more about her new book.
Helen Erwood: Helen is part of Whistlin' Weemin which is a local community film production company with a strong feminist ethos born out of the Shetland Pensions Justice group. Their first film Foul Play! is showcasing the devastating impact the pension age changes have had on 1950s Women and their families. Helen will be talking about the experience of making the film, how it is has empowered the team and will elaborate on the creative choices made. If we are very lucky we might get some clues on their next project.
What You Need To Know
Who Can Attend?
The meeting is open to all self identified women. You do not need to be a member of Women for Independence to attend. If you need to bring a carer to support you then their ticket is always free. If your carer is a man then he is also welcome. If you care for another adult or children then you are very welcome to bring them along. We do not provide a creche for children so they will need to remain with you during the event.
On arrival, please register. You do not have to physically print off your confirmation as we have a list of those who have booked.
Lunch is not included in your ticket. So it is up to you to bring your own packed lunch/refreshments or to buy something from a local shop. For those unaware of the location, the town hall sits at the top of a hill. The local shops to buy lunch are down at the bottom of a steep hill - about a 5 minute walk away for a fit person. So this means there is a walk up a steep hill on the way back.
Tea and coffee are included in the price of your ticket.
There is disabled access to the town hall. We will add more details as we have them.
There will be people taking photographs/filming on the day. If you do not want to be part of this this that is fine but it is your responsibility to make sure you are not in shot. We always try our best to respect your wishes but we cannot guarantee you will not appear.
Click on the link here for details of travel to Lerwick from other parts of Shetland, Orkney and the mainland of Scotland.
Sometimes other groups have a stall at our events. We ask that stalls are staffed by women but sometimes they send men on the day.
Lerwick, Shetland ZE1 0HB
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