Wonder Women is a project that has been exploring what a women’s space, programme or network might look like for Peterborough.
This exhibition shares some of the beautiful artwork made by participants at the Allma Iqbal Centre, Millfield Community Association and Paston Farm Community Centre. Their views and opinions of what they would like to be able to have access to in the city and the importance of women’s spaces.
Since July 2021 Metal has been working with artist Sa’adiah Khan and women from across Peterborough – hosting creative workshops and conversations. The aim of the workshops have been to support women to overcome the ongoing effects of the covid period, build confidence to go out, meet with others and grow-self-esteem, whilst sharing stories through the act of making. The workshops have been about creating without pressure, having conversations with others, a chance to make new friends, skill share and learn from one another.
The pop-up exhibition is revisiting the Allama Iqbal Centre and Paston Farm Community Centre throughout March and April 2022. There is an opportunity to take part in the exhibition and have your voice heard too, by filling in the postcards created by Sa’adIah and the women and sharing your opinion in response to the questions and prompts provided.
As well as the exhibition Sa’adiah will be hosting a couple extra workshops to launch the exhibition and bring women together to have conversations, see activities below:
- 14th – 25th March: Pop up Exhibition at Allama Iqbal Centre
- 22nd March: Wonder Women Workshop with Sa’adiah Khan (12.30 – 2.30pm), full details and to book click here.
- 28th March– 8th April: Pop up Exhibition at Paston Farm Community Centre
- 29th March: Wonder Women Workshop with Sa’adiah Khan (10.30am – 12.30pm), full details and to book click here.
PCVS’s Wonder Women Project is supported by the Thriving Communities Fund, which aims to improve and increase social prescribing community activities by bringing together place-based partnerships of local voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise projects.