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Girl power: Celebration of inspiring successful women in Redbridge

PUBLISHED: 16:00 04 April 2019

Redbridge Central library hosted its final event for International Women’s History month.  Amrit Kaur, eight with her sash she made. Picture by Ellie Hoskins.

Redbridge Central library hosted its final event for International Women's History month. Amrit Kaur, eight with her sash she made. Picture by Ellie Hoskins.

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To mark the end of Women's History Month a charity held a day of activities followed by an "Inspirational Women Symposium" in Ilford.

Redbridge Central library hosted its final event for International Women’s History month.  Knitting club members. Picture by Ellie Hoskins.Redbridge Central library hosted its final event for International Women’s History month. Knitting club members. Picture by Ellie Hoskins.

Redbridge Equalities and Community Council (RECC) has organised live music, information stalls and an exhibition at Redbridge Central Library, Clements Road, on Saturday, March 30.

Redbridge Central library hosted its final event for International Women’s History month.  Gladys Moise knitting. Picture by Ellie Hoskins.Redbridge Central library hosted its final event for International Women’s History month. Gladys Moise knitting. Picture by Ellie Hoskins.

The activities were then followed by a panel talk and debate with women speakers including Shabnam Chaudhri, a detective superintendent in the Police; Judith Garfield MBE, founder and executive director of Eastside Community Heritage; Jane Ulysses Grell, a poet and storyteller in the African and Caribbean oral tradition; Councillor Linda Huggett, Redbridge Conservative leader; and Nicola Millington, founder and of FP Comms, a global boutique PR agency.

Redbridge Central library hosted its final event for International Women’s History month.  Picture by Ellie Hoskins.Redbridge Central library hosted its final event for International Women’s History month. Picture by Ellie Hoskins.

A RECC spokeswoman said: “The reason for the event was to celebrate successful local women who are inspiring.

Redbridge Central library hosted its final event for International Women’s History month.  Picture by Ellie Hoskins.Redbridge Central library hosted its final event for International Women’s History month. Picture by Ellie Hoskins.

“As a charity, we are also looking to engage with the community and raise awareness about what the RECC is striving for in equality, human rights and getting voices heard.

Redbridge Central library hosted its final event for International Women’s History month.  Picture by Ellie Hoskins.Redbridge Central library hosted its final event for International Women’s History month. Picture by Ellie Hoskins.

“It was a very successful event and a good turn out on a warm, busy Saturday.”

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