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Lewes Soroptimists publicised their activities by serving light refreshments at the Lewes Water Fair in the Linklater Pavilion, on 7th March . Focused on flooding, flood resilience, water quality and water usage this event brought together numerous organisations working within the Ouse & Adur Catchment focused on the water environment.
Later in the day two members, along with Regional Councillor Hilary Rowberry from SI East Grinstead, attended an International Day at the Pestalozzi Village.
The highlight of the day was International dancing, food tasting, hand painting and a very moving poem by Dawa Zangmo from Bhutan about the status of women in her country and how she wanted to fight to improve it.
The handpainting by Prabha Upreti from Nepal is one design for
Joy and Happiness and a mandala representation of the Universe. These designs are signs of celebration for women's day.
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SI Lewes & District marked International Women’s Day in 2013 with two events. On Saturday 9th March we assembled from 9 am until 11 am with banners and posters on Cliffe Bridge in Lewes. In the afternoon we joined with East Grinstead Soroptimists, students and visitors at an International Day held at the Pestalozzi International Village in Sedlescombe to celebrate Peace and highlight abuse of women.

  • Anja, Janet from East Grinstead and Patricia

  • On Cliffe Bridge

  • Engaging with the public on Cliffe Bridge

  • Vera, Anja and Nicole

  • Nicole, Anja, Lara and Ann

  • Joining hands for Peace at Pestalozzi

  • The Ring of Peace at Pestalozzi

  • The Ring of Peace at Pestalozzi

  • Lara and Ann at Pestalozzi

  • Open forum with students at Pestalozzi

  • Nepalese Dance at Pestalozzi

  • A marriage play from Zimbabwe

  • A song of freedom for Tibet

  • Audience during performance

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On Saturday 10th March 2012 members of SI East Grinstead and the new Lewes Club marked International Women’s Day by SUPPORTING PEACE ACROSS THE WORLD. They assembled at the famous Pooh Sticks Bridge and travelled to the Cliffe Bridge in Lewes with a rest at Trading Boundaries on the way. On both Bridges they were able to engage with passing members of the public and publicise Soroptimism.