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Women Aloud, Celebrating International Women's Day at King's Lynn



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King's Lynn Town Hall was the scene of Bollywood dancers and a range of stalls this afternoon to commemorate International Women's Day.

Mayor Nick Daubney, who offered the Town Hall free of charge for the event, is pictured next to Kim Bramham, president of Soroptimist International who organised the event (7660402)
Mayor Nick Daubney, who offered the Town Hall free of charge for the event, is pictured next to Kim Bramham, president of Soroptimist International who organised the event (7660402)

The Town Hall was offered out free of charge by borough mayor Nick Daubney to accommodate the Women Aloud festival, hosted by the King's Lynn branch of Soroptimist International.

This is an organisation working to improve the lives of women and girls. The stalls in the Town Hall not only celebrated women, but also provided advice, information and opportunities for females.

A sign welcoming you into the exhibition, created by Soropotimist International in 2018 to commemorate the 100th centenary of the Representation of the People Act 1918
A sign welcoming you into the exhibition, created by Soropotimist International in 2018 to commemorate the 100th centenary of the Representation of the People Act 1918

Mr Daubney opened the festival at 10am with the stalls running until 4pm, including Citizen's Advice, The Purfleet Trust, Pippa's Pantry and Parkrun.

The festival runs until tomorrow (Saturday, March 9) afternoon at 3.30pm.

Kim Bramham, president of Soroptimist International King's Lynn who organised the events, said: "We are in collaboration with women across the world. It's fun to do and is a bit different to what normally happens in King's Lynn.

"It's not just about Bollywood. There's lots of different things going on with organisations here that help women and girls."

Mary Plant of Soroptimist added: "We have a packed programme of events lined up including a performance by Rock Choir and an evening reception with Josephine Reynolds this evening.

"She was the first female firefighter in the UK. So it's nice to get lots of people together to celebrate International Women's Day."

Bollywood dancing to celebrate International Women's Day in King's Lynn Town Hall. Pictured front right is Kim Bramham, president of Soroptimist International who organised the events
Bollywood dancing to celebrate International Women's Day in King's Lynn Town Hall. Pictured front right is Kim Bramham, president of Soroptimist International who organised the events
Pippa's Pantry stall in the King's Lynn Town Hall today. Pictured is Pippa Jones, who baked an array of tasty treats for the stall
Pippa's Pantry stall in the King's Lynn Town Hall today. Pictured is Pippa Jones, who baked an array of tasty treats for the stall
Sarah Juggins, Award-winning author of The History Makers & Under An Orange Sky. Sarah charted the story of the England Women's Hockey World Cup in 2018 and how the women's Great Britain hockey team won the first ever gold for team GB at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio (7660418)
Sarah Juggins, Award-winning author of The History Makers & Under An Orange Sky. Sarah charted the story of the England Women's Hockey World Cup in 2018 and how the women's Great Britain hockey team won the first ever gold for team GB at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio (7660418)
The Purfleet Trust charity, one of many organisations in the Town Hall untill 4pm - providing information and celebrating women! (7660413)
The Purfleet Trust charity, one of many organisations in the Town Hall untill 4pm - providing information and celebrating women! (7660413)
Bollwood dancing in King's Lynn Town Hall today (7658557)
Bollwood dancing in King's Lynn Town Hall today (7658557)
Norfolk Citizens Advice King's Lynn stall. Pictured are Jo Jones, right, and Liz Pye (7658601)
Norfolk Citizens Advice King's Lynn stall. Pictured are Jo Jones, right, and Liz Pye (7658601)
Kenneth Bush Solicitors stall at King's Lynn Town Hall today. Pictured from left to right are Hannah Walker and Sophie Tye
Kenneth Bush Solicitors stall at King's Lynn Town Hall today. Pictured from left to right are Hannah Walker and Sophie Tye
Art work in the Town Hall as part of a School Art competition. The presentation of the prizes for the artwork was done by Mayor Nick Daubney on Saturday as part of the programme of events for the Women Aloud festival (7660453)
Art work in the Town Hall as part of a School Art competition. The presentation of the prizes for the artwork was done by Mayor Nick Daubney on Saturday as part of the programme of events for the Women Aloud festival (7660453)
International Women's Day event at King's Lynn Town Hall (7659116)
International Women's Day event at King's Lynn Town Hall (7659116)

For full details of what's taking place today and tomorrow visit https://sigbi.org/kings-lynn/women-aloud-iwd-2019/.



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