Spirit of Womanhood art exhibition

The Women’s Interfaith Network is celebrating its 10th anniversary and International Women’s Day with an art exhibition in the Galleries at the OXO Tower Wharf on 20- 30 March.

The artworks on display have been selected from nearly 1,500 submissions from women across the world, including Tracey Emin.  Curator Rosalind Parker (of the Meridian Institute for Culture and Dialogue & previously involved in 3FF’s Urban Dialogues exhibition) says, “This is a platform for female artists, both established and emerging, to engage in discussion of gender, faith and spirituality.”

Women from communities across London will find this an exciting event.

“My Great Great Grandfather was a slave in the Ottoman Empire.

My Father was a Turkish Cypriot. He was a Muslim who grew up in a Greek village and spoke Turkish with a Greek accent.

My Mother is British. She grew up in London’s East End. She comes from a family of long time Gypsies.

Me – I am an international artist. I exhibit all over the world.

I am very happy to take part in this Exhibition.”

Tracey Emin

winThere’s also a Voices of Womanhood Festival Day (£15 for a day ticket) with an eclectic programme of films, speakers and panels on Sunday 23rd March 11am – 9pm at the Roxy Bar and Screen, 128 Borough High Street, SE1 1LB.

Download the flyer for details and book your place by emailing Marion Waruguru at marion@wominet.org.uk.

Spirit of Womanhood

spirit of womanhood picThe Women’s Interfaith Network has put out a call for entries to their 10th anniversary art exhibition next year.  Spirit of Womanhood will be held at London’s Oxo Tower on 25 – 31 March, to coincide with International Women’s Day 2014 – dates to add to your forward planner.

Entry is open to female artists of any age, culture, belief or non-belief.  Submissions are invited via www.win-exhibition.org.uk by 30 November.  WIN says

“The exhibition will provide a unique platform for female artists from diverse backgrounds to celebrate their creativity and spiritual journeys.”

Pass the flyer on to female artists in your communities – this is bound to be a significant event within the art world and will draw visitors from across London and the UK.

For more information, contact the Curator, Rosalind Parker.

Further statements mourning the death of Drummer Lee Rigby

Leonie Lewis, Co-chair of the Faiths Forum for London and CEO of Jewish Volunteering Network, addressing the meeting on Friday.

Leonie Lewis, Co-chair of Faiths Forum for London and CEO of Jewish Volunteering Network, addressing the meeting on Friday.

The Faiths Forum for London helped organise an event on Friday, drawing together religious leaders, the armed forces and politicians, at which the Deputy Prime Minister spoke.  The two co-chairs of the Forum, Leonie Lewis and Canon Guy Wilkinson CBE, also spoke.

Phil Rosenberg, FFL’s Director, has uploaded a transcript of the speeches onto their website and these may be helpful in local conversations.  They spoke for us all in offering condolences to the family and friends of Drummer Lee Rigby and in condemning his brutal murder.  The speakers were:

  • Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP
  • Sadiq Khan MP
  • Lord Tariq Ahmad
  • Captain Afzal Amin
  • Imam Shams Ad Duha
  • Canon Guy Wilkinson CBE
  • Leonie Lewis

Further statements mourning the death of Drummer Lee Rigby and condemning the attack have been issued by the Mosques and Imams National Advisory Board and the Women’s Interfaith Network.  Others are listed in a previous post.

Visit to the V&A with Barnet Women’s Interfaith Network

An invitation to a local forum’s event which is open to all . .

Barnet Women’s Interfaith Network invites women and men to a special guided tour of the Jameel Gallery on Monday 10th September at the Sackler Centre, Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, SW7 2RL.

WIN’s Jackie Goymour is co-ordinating the tour and she asks that you return the completed form to her along with your contribution of £5.  All the information you need is on the flyer.

Arrive at the V&A at 10.30am for 10.45am as the tour starts at 11am prompt.

The environment – LBFN’s next meeting 31st January 2011

The Women’s Interfaith Network has kindly offered its HQ in Victoria for LBFN’s next meeting on the morning of Monday 31st January – thank you Jackie and all at WIN :)

The theme will be green.  We’ll be hearing about the environmental work across London which local religious people and local authorities are involved in.

Add a comment here or let the Convener know if you’re planning to come along – we need to give a list of names in advance.  We’ll send details to everyone who has registered.