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Women and Politics Event
Fri 24 March 2017, 10:00 – 14:00 GMT
Would you like to understand more about politics and how to make your opinions known?
There’s no reason to feel that you can’t influence what happens in your local area or further afield.
Burton-on-Trent’s WiRE (Women in Rural Enterprise) networking group is delighted to bring you a Friday morning event at the town’s Brewhouse Arts Centre where you can find out more about the national and local political scene.
If you know NOTHING about politics, or if you have some experience, this event is for you.
Calling All Women! Get Heard in the UK Parliament
How do you get an issue onto the UK Parliament’s agenda? How can you turn your ideas into legislation? What does it take to influence government policy? Find out with this practical session packed with real-world tips and advice on campaigning, specially tailored to women and women’s groups.
We’re delighted to welcome Clare Mullin, who leads the Women in Parliament programme for the Houses of Parliament, She will run an inspiring, interactive session focusing on empowering and equipping women to engage with the work of the UK Parliament and get their voices heard.
Our second speaker of the morning will be WiRE member Helen Hall who has recently been selected to stand for the local council and will be sharing her story about why she wanted to speak up, speak out and make a difference.
The event starts at 10am with tea and coffee on arrival and includes a buffet lunch served between 1-2pm. The price will be just £7 (plus the Eventbrite fee) and we’d encourage ANY women to come along: full-time mums, working women, self-employed and part-time workers and those who have retired. Women from WiRE will be there and you are assured a warm and friendly welcome as we learn more together.
The Sainsbury’s pay and display car park outside the Brewhouse only allows parking for a maximum of two hours during the day time, so we recommend that you park in one of the town’s other car parks. The closest is the Cooper’s Square car park directly across the road from Sainsbury’s. Burton’s railway station is a ten minute walk from the Brewhouse and local buses stop outside Sainsbury’s. Train enquiries, 08457 484950 or visit www.rail.co.uk. Bus route and timetable information is available from the Regional Travel Line on 0870 6082608.
WiRE is a national, not-for-profit organisation where women in business share expertise and knowledge, build new skills, help boost confidence and support each other to build better businesses. Its national website is at www.wireuk.org. The Burton network is run by volunteer leader Alison Bradley, Lorraine Holden and Elaine Pritchard. Read more about its other forthcoming meetings at www.wireuk.org/networks/burton-on-trent-wire-network