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Kare Centre plays host to Women's Day exhibition

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Isobel O' Duffy and Jane Clarke

Isobel O' Duffy and Jane Clarke

Isobel O' Duffy and Jane Clarke

The Kare Centre in Baltinglass celebrated International Women's Day by hosting an exhibition for women by women titled 'Able Bodies'.

The free event featured a night of poetry reading and a celebration of women's achievements. The exhibition was jointly organised by County Wicklow Partnership, Poetry Ireland and Kare.

Free African food was also provided on the night.

Distinguished poets Jane Clarke and Catherine Anne Cullen carried out readings of some of their highly regarded works. There were also further readings from up-and-coming poets Marion O'Toole of Carnew and Catherine Van Dijk, Geraldine Freer, Sasha Van Dijk and Alisha Freer, all of whom live in Rathdrum.

Installations included 'My Feminism' by Carnew Women's Group and 'Eco Feminism' by The Vault Arklow Youth Group.

Entertainment was provided in the form of 'Wildcat Girls Eclectic Song and Dance' from Hillview Centre, Wicklow, led by Megan O'Brien, and 'African Voices', which was presented by women who are in direct provision.

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