Saturday 8th March is International Women’s Day, and to coincide with Experience Barnsley’s inspirational look at Barnsley’s Women Against Pit Closures exhibition, the museum are holding a day of talks with the theme of women and body image.
Look At Me: Images of Women and the Body, will see the following guest speakers share their thoughts and views:
1pm – Look at me! Images of Women and Ageing in Popular Culture
with Dr Lorna Warren, Lecturer at University of Sheffield.
Check out Dr. Warren’s amazing project, Look At Me online here > representing-ageing.com/
1:30pm – The Beau Monde: Fashionable Dress in 18th Century Europe
with Anne Fay, Head of Education at The Wallace Collection.
You can look at Anne Fay’s work at Wallace Collection here wallacecollection.org/collections/event/5786
2pm – Admen and Eve – The Post-Feminist Icon of Female Power
with Katie Edwards, Lecturer and Author.
Katie also researches gender, sexuality and pop culture and you can follow her on twitter @KatieBEdwards
3pm – Body Image.
with photographer and the blogger behind So Bad Ass, Sam Cleasby.
Sam was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in 2003 and had a Colectomy and Ileostomy in 2013. Her blog is about support, real life stories and information along with fun, laughter, honesty and terrible arse jokes. It is about improving self-esteem and positive body image in everyone, it is about loving your body, celebrating your awesomeness and being proud of who you are. Visit Sam’s blog here sobadass.me
Community Heritage Curator at Barnsley Museums, Jemma Conway says, “Barnsley museums is delighted to welcome such great speakers, all with interesting and varied topics. The day will look at the representation of women in the media, how and why women dressed as they did in the 18th century, representations of ageing and beauty, and a more personal approach to the topic of body image. It’s a great chance to celebrate women and mark international women’s day at the town hall.”
Tickets cost just £2.50 and are available to buy from Experience Barnsley Museum in person or by calling 01226 772500