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Essex Women’s History Festival- event steward

In honour of International Women’s Day, we are working with the University of Essex to host this one-day celebration of  Essex women.

This FREE festival will share inspiring stories of local women from the last hundred years and explore this issues that continue to affect us today. It includes talks, craftivism activities, film screenings and displays.

We are looking for 20 people to help us steward the event.

What's involved?

You will be helping people find their way around the event, supporting contributors by helping them to set up and take down stands and will generally help the day run smoothly.

You will also help us to encourage people to take part in evaluation activities such as writing up responses on a graffiti wall, filling out response forms and talking to a film maker. We will also ask you to interview a few people by asking them 3 or 4 key questions during breaks and as they leave.

We will cover any travel expenses and provide lunch, snacks and drinks throughout the day. 

Why get involved?

This will give you a great insight into how these events are organised and evaluated and give you experience in evaluation work.  You will also be supporting us to celebrate the achievements of Essex women.

You will need to be able to get to the event at least an hour before it starts (at 10) for a briefing and to help people as they arrive.

How to get involved?

Step 1: Sign into your account or sign up

Step 2: Accept the challenge

Step 3: One of the festival organisers will be in touch to confirm details of the day with you

Ideal Skills

  • Event Management
  • Event Stewarding

Ideal Interests

  • Event & Project Management
  • Events and Programming

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Event Information

Snapping the Stiletto: Essex Women's History Festival - Saturday 9th March, 2019

This FREE festival will share inspiring stories of local women from the last hundred years and explore this issues that continue to affect us today. It includes talks, craftivism activities, film screenings and displays. The day includes presentations from across historians from across Essex, exploring the lives of suffragettes after winning the vote, pioneers in the workplace and modern campaigner. We will be looking at everyday women, as well as those who became well-known, such as the author Margery Allingham and social activist Mary Whitehouse. There will also be a range of craftivism activities tackling period poverty, body positivity and women’s rights. We will be sharing more detailed information about the programme over the coming weeks, but contributors include: Professor Pamela Cox (University of Essex)) Dr Susan McPherson (University of Essex) Professor Katharine Cockin (University of Essex) Southend Museums Colchester and Ipswich Museums Essex Record Office Stitch and Bitch Colchester The Dangerous Pockets Project Signals Media Arts Centre The Women’s Equality Party The Townswomen’s Guild The Women’s Institute The Girl Guides Although the event is free, places are limit so we do ask that you book in advance PLEASE BE AWARE that the day will be exploring some adult themes and may not be suitable for under 16s.