Nice to see your name in the paper – this was the article in the Burton Mail last week:
BURTON Library is to celebrate 100 years of International Womenâ€™s Day with songs, drama, craft and speeches.
Centred on the theme â€˜Women in the Artsâ€™, the events will be held at the centre on Tuesday, March 8.
Nottingham singer and actress Mellonie Page will start the celebrations by running a singing and drama workshop from 9am until noon.
Burton author and illustrator Kate Slater will then hold a similar event focussed on paper crafts and collage from 1pm to 3pm.
Tickets for the workshops are Â£3 each and advanced booking is advised as places are limited.
Mariama Tushermiriiwe, a Derby-based designer who trained at the London College of Fashion and Central Saint Martins College, will be among the guest speakers during the evening.
She creates hand-crafted items from reused, recycled fabrics and fibres and her work is available to buy online and countrywide.
Another performer will be Jackie Adshead, an artist who works with acrylics, oils and watercolours.
She has been acclaimed for her work as an erotic artist and is a member of the Guild of Erotic Artists.
Her work has been exhibited at the library as a solo artist and sold worldwide.
Ms Adshead, who lives near Ashby, said: â€œIâ€™m very proud to be asked to take part because itâ€™s International Womenâ€™s Day.
â€œItâ€™s a wonderful opportunity for me as a woman artist to talk to other people there, male or female.
â€œIf I can inspire anybody with the way I do my art, that would be great. Itâ€™s going to be an interesting evening.â€ Author Janet Bennett will discuss her three books on Burtonâ€™s Caribbean community as well as a recent exhibition with photographer Martin Naidu called â€˜Community Clicksâ€™, due to be published this year in book form.
She jokingly describes herself as â€˜a writer who tolerates photographersâ€™.
Burton singer Hayley Di Rito, a former Mail employee, will end the evening by talking about her life as a film make-up artist â€” she worked on â€˜Robin Hoodâ€™, starring Russell Crowe â€” and singer.
Miss Di Rito, who has performed throughout the Midlands and is a regular feature at The Dial in Station Street, Burton, will also perform a selection of her favourite songs with Blue Yates on acoustic guitar.
Tickets for the evening event, which will run from 7pm to 9.30pm, are Â£3.50 each, or Â£2.50 for those entitled to concessions.
Advanced booking is advised.
Bookings for all of the events can be made by telephoning 01283 239556.