Create Your Future launches on International Womens Day 2017

The Collage Arts team launch Create Your Future, new 3-year project for ethnic minority women from Haringey and Enfield who are out of work and looking to develop the next step.  The project aims to help women build better opportunities and progress to brighter futures and is a partnership with Community Links, funded by the Big Lottery Fund and European Social Fund.

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To mark the occasion, we have collaborated with 3 local community and arts providers to support International Womens Day (IWD) celebrations in the borough, recognising the support and achievement of women from wide-ranging communities, ages and backgrounds from Haringey and beyond.

Sunday 5th March – Fearless Females Festival at Everyone’s Climbing Tree, 141 Station Road, London N22 7ST, 2pm-8pm. A Feel Good Sunday with yoga, meditation, cake, dance, chilled vibes with DJ Psibindi. Celebrating IWD and raising money for refugees in North London. In association with Arts collectives: Fearless Females, PsySisters.


Wednesday 8th March – Female-fronted line-up of bands at Collage Nights at Karamel, Chocolate Factory 2, 4 Coburg Road, London N22 6UJ, 7pm ‘til late, supported by PRS Foundation. Music, visuals and movement with Autorotation – electro-acoustic pop band, Penniless Cove – pop folk with hint of jazz and musical theatre, PerKelt – medieval celtic speed folk, and DJ Lupe – Balkan ska, electro-cumbita. In association with music non-profit organisation: Jatanil Banerjee Music.

Saturday 11th March – International Womens Day at the Community Hub , 8 Caxton Road, London N22 6TB, 12noon-4pm, supported by Haringey Council. Hidden Achievers Awards, short film, folk dances, information stalls, spoken word, dance and food, with special guest speaker Catherine West MP. In association with: The Community Hub and Council of Asian People.


Preeti Dasgupta, Deputy Director, Collage Arts says: “It’s fantastic to lead this project for women of all ages from Black, Asian, Ethnic Minority and Refugee communities. Create Your Future will offer non-formal and safe spaces where women can share experiences, develop know-how, build networks and fulfil their potential using community engagement, arts & creative industries as tools for change.  Launching the project on International Womens Day in Wood Green’s cultural quarter and community hubs promotes a message of inclusivity and gender equality, raises awareness about the role of women and communities in building brighter futures for themselves and recognises the contribution of women to the arts, community and wider world of volunteering and work.”

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