40 Women and Girls

Nominations have now closed for our 40 Women and Girls project. We are gathering the stories and photographs over the next few months and the project will be launched on International Women’s Day, Monday 8th March 2021 with a book, an exhibition and a large-scale projection of the images on the building.

For our 40th anniversary, we are going to light up our building in 2021 with the photographs and stories of 40 women and girls who have been the heartbeat of our community from 1981 to 2021. They could be 5 or 95, estate matriarchs or teenage peer educators, Tuesday clubbers and now nannas. Trustees, staff, volunteers and members, past and present. Living or past over. We are looking for Women & Girls who have made a difference, championed the centre and become inspirational role-models through our 40 years.

40 Women and Girls is supported through Newcastle City Council’s Artists in Residence programme. Writer Catrina McHugh MBE and photojournalist Phyllis Christopher have been commissioned to gather the stories and portraits.