Newry Museum events for International Women’s Day

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Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
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International Women’s Day is held annually on 8th March to celebrate women’s achievements throughout history and across nations. To link in with this Newry and Mourne Museum, ,based at Bagenal’s Castle, Newry is holding two events. On Friday 6th March (10am – 4pm) there will be a mini-conference and period fashion show. In the morning various speakers will explore aspects of the role of Irish women in the First World War and the impact the war had on the lives of children. Topics to be covered include women and nationalism, women and unionism, women and the Easter Rising, women and suffrage, women as nurses, and women on the home front. In the afternoon, the period fashion show will give a glimpse into how women’s fashion changed from the late nineteenth century through to the aftermath of the First World War. Then on Sunday 8th March (2pm – 4pm) there will be a screening of a black and white film (PG) from 1939. The film will tell the story of Nurse Edith Cavell, who was executed for helping refugees and Prisoners of War escape from German-occupied Belgium during the First World War. The film screening will be preceded by a talk given by the Museum’s First World War Project Officer, who will recount how Newry lady, Ada Bodart, assisted Cavell and almost suffered the same fate. Both events are FREE of charge and refreshments will be provided. They are open to men and women. As numbers are limited, and also for catering purposes, places must be pre-booked. For further information or to reserve a place please telephone 028 3031 3173 / 3182 or email
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