We are delighted to be taking over the youth space at Open on Bank Plain in Norwich this year as part of our celebrations of International Day of the Girl 2016! This will be our fourth year and we are really excited to be hosting a series of FREE events for people of all ages and genders.

We’ll be at Open Norwich (on Bank Plain) from 10am-4pm on Saturday the 8th of October with our talking wall (oooh!) and activities for all!

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So, what’s going on?


10am-11am: Zine Making Workshop! In the Library at Open (Bank Plain, Norwich)


We had a blast last year with our zine making workshop and talk with Sophie Elliott and Julia Bear! Lots of you made brilliant zines with exciting and enlightening messages, so we’re doing it again this year with Norwich Zine Library!

Join us at OPENNorwich from 10-11am for gluesticks, glitter and DIY empowerment.

11am-12pm: GirlsRoar! Drama Workshop! In the Dance Studio at Open (Blank Plain, Norwich)


We’ll be getting active with Harry’s Theatre Studio from 11am-12pm! Wear something you’re comfortable in and get read to scream and shout and get moving with some theatre and dance games.

Join us at OPENNorwich from 11-12pm for confidence building stuff in the studio!

12pm-1pm: ART with Katherine Gilmartin! In the Library at Open (Bank Plain, Norwich)


Budding artists! We have a wonderful workshop with local artist Katherine Gilmartin where you can flex your artistic ideas and get tips on how to make the most of the art you see and develop your own exciting creations!

Let the ink fly from 12-1pm this Saturday at OPENNorwich!

1pm-2pm: Make Your Own Phenakistoscope! In the Library at Open (Bank Plain, Norwich)


Our final workshop on Saturday at OPENNorwich will give you the chance to make your very own PHENAKITOSCOPE! Look at one go!

(We’re just going to be looking at these on the internet all day now. Thanks, art, you glorious beast).

Come and make your own swirling, perpetual animation machine from 1-2pm!



“Help galvanise worldwide enthusiasm for goals to better girls’ lives, providing an opportunity for them to show leadership and reach their full potential.”

We are an inclusive group who work with all sections of the community to address and advocate for girls rights locally, nationally and globally. We particularly encourage boys to be part of this conversation because they are crucial in helping to make the world a fairer and safer place for girls.small logo

We can offer a range of workshops and other activities for schools and community groups. If you would like to speak to us about this then please get in touch via the contacts page.

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Our brilliant logo has been designed by local illustrator, Gemma Correll. You can see more of her fantastic work by visiting her website: www.gemmacorrell.com


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  1. To whom it may concern,
    I was wondering if you need any volunteer helpers to help with this event? I am available to help on the Saturday if so?
    Best wishes,

  2. Hi, This is a great idea. I hope the event went well. Are any Soroptimist Clubs involved?
    Soroptimist International (SI) is a worldwide organisation for women who want to make a difference to lives of women and girls locally, nationally and internationally. We have representative status at the UN. Our strap line is Educate, Empower and Enable

    I am a member of SI Harrogate and District. I would be really interested in hearing more about how you set this up as it is something we may be interested in emulating in Harrogate.

    For your information,Yorkshire Soroptimists are currently involved in a ‘Loves me Loves me not’ book mark campaign to encourage girls and young women to think about healthy relationships and avoid domestic abuse. We are working with schools and other agencies and have received external funding to take this initiative forward.

  3. hi there,
    First of all, this is amazing! What a shame I knew nothing about this event until it was too late 😦
    My 10.5 year old daughter has written a review on Facebook about suffragettes and we have been asked to approach you re using it in your online literature. Megan, my daughter, would be very happy to do this. Let me know what we should do. Many thanks for your interest!

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