IT'S HER BIRTHDAY
2011 marked 100 years of International Women’s Day and so to celebrate A Moment's Peace presented a relaxed and informal evening of performances. The evening’s sharings explored the stories of women, with a particular focus on the way in which the links between personal narratives and wider political themes impact women, both historically and in contemporary society.
As well as a performance from our very own Women’s Creative Company there were 12 short performances performed by mixture of professional and community artists and groups. There was theatre, dance, music, poetry and film. And of course there was cake!
Ultimately this birthday event was an opportunity for women and men from across the city to come and share some time together engaging in and celebrating arts with women at the centre.
It’s Her Birthday was funded by the Women’s Fund for Scotland
All box office proceeds were donated to:
“I thought it was an amazing evening and I definitely would like to be part of the platform again. It brought community and professionals together and it felt like the appropriate environment for an emerging artist like me to be exploring an idea. The atmosphere was supportive and the audience was not your usual arty people."
As part of It’s Her Birthday we worked with the public to create a wall of women: 100 pictures/photographs/images of women to mark 100 years of International Women’s Day.
The faces we saw in this exhibition were those of women who we, you, society felt deserved to be celebrated, who we found inspiring and who rarely get the recognition they deserve.
The images represented the vital role that women have played throughout history and across the world and highlighted that still, at the beginning of the twenty-first century, so many women still face intolerable injustices simply because they are women.