The History of Leith

September 21, 2009

suffragette Songs, Fri.2nd Oct, 9.45am-12noon,?

Hello

We’ve had part 1 and loved the songs of the Suffragettes.

We’re singing more great songs, on Fri.2nd Oct, 9.45am-12noon. There are still some places available

The Resource Group for Work with Girls & Young Women & the WEA, invite Women to a Workshop to listen to & learn

Songs of the ‘Gude Cause’,
that will be sung in the Edinburgh Procession commemorating the Suffragettes, looking to the future.

When?

1) Friday, 2nd October 2009, 10am-12noon, (arrive 9.30-9.45 to get a cuppa/find the house!)

2) See also evening workshop at end on Thurs 24th Sept, 7-9pm.

Where?

at Link-Up Womens’ support centre, Lochend House,

33-35 Lochend Road South, Edinburgh, EH6 7BK. (more info below)

Who with? Women Only Event for All women

With Jane Lewis + Penny Stone (Protest in Harmony)

+Joan Robertson (Resource Group for Work With Girls/ Young Women)

Cost? -Free, donations welcome.

Booking – Please email to reserve a place using the slip below or just pop along

Why? – We’re hoping any women who are free will pop in to celebrate the contribution women a hundred years ago made to our lives and rights now.

On 9th October 1909 hundreds of suffragettes and suffragists marched along Princes Street to demand the right to vote for women.

They were cheered on by thousands of men, women and children.

Gude Cause is organising a re-enactment of the Edinburgh procession on Saturday, 10th October 2009,

inviting people from all over Scotland to take part in the event which will include singing on the day.

For information on the procession etc. contact Gude Cause, gudecause@peaceandjustice.org.uk or see the website

The radical singing group, Protest in Harmony, has been researching songs of suffrage and writing new lyrics and songs celebrating women’s activism. These 8 songs will be sung by people taking part in the re-enactment of the Procession on 9th October, and those turning out to cheer them on.

We’re also hoping any youth workers who work with young women will learn the songs and pass them on to young women they work with, using the Protest In Harmony website versions of the songs as backup. www.protestinharmony.org.uk

What do I need? Just bring yourself. All women welcome, you don’t have to see yourself as a singer, just come and join in or listen. No one has to sing alone.

If you can, bring your own water bottle to help your voice though water, teas, coffees & biscuits are available.

BOOKING FORM, please email your details to resource group for work with girls & young women

girlsworkresource@googlemail.com

Places are free. As there is limited space, and for refreshments, it helps to have an idea of numbers, but think we won’t need to turn any women away. Just pop along if you get this late. do send us your contact details anyway for future contact.

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Please cut & paste slip to us girlsworkresource@googlemail.com

name………………………………………………………………………………….

organisation, if any………………………………………………………………………

email address …………………………………………………………………..

any needs you would like us to be aware of……………………………………………………………………………………………

Phone no ……………………………………………….(for any last minute call, ie cancellations/ or if there’s a place on the waiting list)

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For Those who are coming along

how do I get there?

Its all at Link Up Womens Support centre, Lochend House, 33 Lochend Rd South, EH6 7BK, near the rd behind Meadowbank, about 10 minutes from the stadium.

Look out for the entrance to the venue, with two stone pillars at the gate (its the old lochend children’s centre,an old

house on the hill sitting in its own grounds surrounded by trees, next to a building site.)

The house is accessible: The venue has access by ramp at the front door, and has an accessible loo. The room is on the ground floor.

Buses http://www.lothianbuses.co.uk/timetables/R49_mon2fri.asp” the 34 from Sighthill – Fountainbridge – Leith Walk – Lochend. This stops nearby.Or, the 19 from Crewe Toll – Charlotte Square – Leith Walk – Lochend. This also stops nearby. get buses which run past Meadowbank – check the Bus Map “http://www.lothianbuses.co.uk/howto/findRoute.asp”.

From 26/44/15 bus get off near carfone warehouse?, go up the hill and turn right, then left at the Marionville roundabout, past a yellow modern building. You can also get the 19 & the 34 buses to the 2nd bus stop behind Meadowbank stadium at the yellow building.

It’s directly on the 49 bus route,(get off on lochend Rd South just at the yellow building, up the hill past Lochend park.

Limited Parking right outside the front door

Affiliations

We hope you’ll thinking about affiliating to the Resource Group for work with girls & Young Women. Its £5individuals/£10 small organisations, or in kind help.

Resource group for work with girls, Portobello Community Centre, 3 Adelphi grove,Portobello, EH15 1AP. www.portobellocc.btik.com/

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EVENING SESSION AT WEA

If you can’t make the mornings, There is also a seperate event, Songs of the Edinburgh Procession with Jane & Penny (Protest in Harmony) on the evening of Thursday 24th Sept, 7-9pm in Riddle’s Court. Lawnmarket, (opposite Lady Stair’s House).which needs to be booked completely seperately. It will start at 7pm and finish by 9pm and we’ll be learning 6-8 songs which the radical singing group Protest in Harmony have been researching and writing for the re-enactment of the Edinburgh Suffragettes Procession on 10th October 2009. As space is limited, if you are able to come to Thursday 24th Sept, 7-9pm,

please email: e.bryan@weascotland.org.uk to book a limited place

or go to Protest In Harmony website for further singing events.

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Supported by WEA, Resource Group for work with Girls & Young Women, PSupported by WEA, Resource Group for work with Girls & Young Women,Protest in Harmony,Link-Up Womens support centre with funding from National Lottery ‘Awards for All’.

BOOKING FORM, please email your details to Joan Robertson, —
Resource Group for Work with Girls and Young Women, girlsworkresource@googlemail.com

c/o Portobello Community Centre, 3 Adelphi grove. EH15 1AP.

This is a part time project, so I will reply to your email as soon as I can.
www.portobellocc.btik.com

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