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40 Women and Girls

To celebrate our 40th anniversary we are launching 40 Women and Girls – a landmark project featuring the stories and photographs of 40 women and girls who have been the heartbeat of our community from 1981-2021. 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. Women & Girls who have made a difference, championed the centre and become inspirational role-models through our 40 years.

The exhibition will launch on Tuesday 8 March, International Women’s Day, as we light up our building with the opening of the exhibition, book launch and a series of large-scale projections onto our building supported by BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art.

Public exhibition dates: 9 – 31 March 2022.
Free entry but donations are welcome
Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm (women only) Saturday-Sunday, 10am-2pm (open to all)

The beautiful 40 Women and Girls book is now available to buy for £25 + £4 postage

40 Women and Girls is supported through Newcastle City Council’s Artists in Residence programme, Hadrian Trust and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art. Writer Catrina McHugh and photojournalist Phyllis Christopher have been commissioned to gather stories and portraits for the exhibition and accompanying book.