Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Dundee Womens' Festival 2014

Dundee Women's Festival starts this Saturday 1st March, running throughout March. Their schedule is full of film, music, drama and history-based activities We're very pleased to be able to say that they've included some talks and events on Mary Lily Walker!

For more on the events, check out their Facebook page

Exhibition: Mary Lily Walker - Forgotten Heroine of Dundee
From Monday 3rd March
Time: During Central Library opening hours
Venue: Central Library, The Wellgate, Dundee DD1 1DB
Cost: FREE
Details: This exhibition provides all sorts of insights into Mary Lily Walker’s life and legacy. It contains a plethora of photographs and documents, all of which help us to make the connection between the Dundee of her day and our own.

Mary Lily Walker and her Sisterhood
Monday 3rd March
Time: 18.30 - 20.30
Venue: Number Ten, 10 Constitution Road, Dundee DD11LL
Cost: FREE
Details: Since the centenary of her death was celebrated in June 2013, residents of Dundee have
become familiar with the life story of Mary Lily Walker, Dundee’s forgotten heroine. What there
hasn’t been time to tell are the stories about the women who loved her, supported her work,
and joined her in her vision. This event will give us a chance to meet some of those women.

The discussion will be led by Suzanne Zeedyk and Pete Kinnear, two of the researchers on
the project. It will include readings from actual correspondence of the time and memories written by the women who missed her presence, long after she was gone.

Mary Lily Walker’s World – from the Top of the Tower Café
Wednesday 12th March
Time: 10.00 - 11.00
Venue: Top of the Tower Café, University of Dundee, Floor 9 Tower Building, Perth Road, Dundee DD1 4HN
Cost: FREE. Book a place via Karen@suzannezeedyk.com or phone 0845 075 3694
Details: For those who are understandably reluctant to brave Dundee streets in March, come and see Mary Lily Walker’s world from above. 

We will meet in the Top of the Tower Café, in the Tower Building of the University of Dundee. Researcher Pete Kinnear will guide you through her world, looking down from the expansive windows of the Cafe. You can even help yourself to a bacon roll and cuppa, in between questions! Event is free but places limited and booking is essential.

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