Join us as we celebrate the launch of our Women's Workspace at Newcastle City Library with a poetic extravaganza!

We'll have poets Lizzie Lovejoy, Kate Fox and Mwelwa Chilekwa taking to the stage to explore themes of womanhood, focusing on the need for safety in public spaces.

This event is produced as part of The Exchange in Newcastle, a group of local women who want to improve the lives of women in the North East and will debut new poetry and art that has been created and commissioned by the group.

Our new Women's Workspace will be an inclusive place for women to study and work at City Library. There'll be a free creche* available for the duration of this event.

Although free, pre-booking for this event is essential. Bookings close at 17:00, Friday 11 August.

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About the artists

Mwelwa Chilekwa

Mwelwa is a Zambian British writer and performer who has made Newcastle her home. Her art touches on themes of cultural differences, political issues, her experience in teaching and her life more broadly.

Lizzie Lovejoy

Lizzie Lovejoy is an award winning illustrator and writer based in the North East of England. Born in the Tees Valley, Lovejoy has dedicated their life to celebrating and exploring the culture and heritage of the local area. With every new project, Lovejoy explores the heart and soul of this region and its communities, hearing, writing and visually interpreting their stories and histories.

Kate Fox

A nationally known poet, writer performer and broadcaster who has entertained & thought provoked audiences for organisations including: Radio 4, 6 Music, Radio 3, Arts Council England, Glastonbury Festival, the Great North Run, B.T, Hull’s City of Culture, National Autistic Society, Scottish Autism, Tour de Yorkshire, University of Kent, University of Leeds, Hay Festival, Leicester Comedy Festival, Ilkley Literature Literature Festival and very many more.

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*if creche space is required, please include number of children and their ages in booking. Creche availability is on a first-come-first served basis. To ensure access for all attendees, please email [email protected] if you book a creche space that is no longer required.

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