Projects & Facts


All our projects are developed by listening and talking with our members and asking women what they would like to do or need.


All our work is reliant on volunteers and financial support from grants and fund raising.


If you can help and would like to get involved or if you have 'A Bright Idea' please get in touch and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




Pop up museum Project


This is an exciting new project involving Women's Voice partnering with Hastings Museum that includes a visit to the Museum, followed by a series of creative workshops through which women can tell their stories through words, photographs, pictures, ceramics and textiles. The aim is to create a Pop-Up Museum which will be displayed at the Museum and locally elsewhere. The project is open to all women and children welcome.



Date & Time



Pop Up Introduction

Tuesday April 29th 2014


10.00 – 12.00

Hastings Museum
Johns Place, Bohemia Road, TN34 1ET. 

Taster Session & Launch.
Come along and find our more. 

We will be using your objects as inspiration to make tiles from white clay.  Bring along objects you want to work with, textured things are especially good), any drawings, or photographs, as we will be using transfers and glazing tiles.

Using Textiles

Tuesdays May 6th & May 13th 2014


NB on the 13th, it will be 9.45-11.45


66 London Rd, Hastings, St. Leonards-on-Sea, TN37 6AS


Creative Story Telling

Wednesdays May 7th & May 14th 2014



White Rock Theatre
Upstairs Bar Area
White Rock, Hastings, East Sussex TN34 1JX

Friendly, informal opportunity to  learn different ways to tell stories using objects, games, photos, memoirs, tweets, blogs, 1 minutes scripts, interviews. The aim is to experiment and have fun.

Working with Tiles

Thursdays May 8th & May 15th 2014



Claremont Studios
48 Kings Road, St Leonards on Sea, TN37 6DY.

This workshop uses cloth, paper, photos and `bits`;- sewn, glued and arranged to make images that combine personal
pictures,memories,mementos and ideas, with those of the past from Hastings museum,-and, to have fun.

Pop Up Planning

Weds  21st 2014




Hastings Museum
Johns Place, Bohemia Road, TN34 1ET. 

Session on setting up Pop-Up museum, exploring how objects are curated and displayed.


If you would like an IT session to find out how to use Word to write up your stories, to email, tweet or blog them. We are running  an IT workshop at Chapel Park Community Centre. If you are interested please let Gill know.

Pop Up Museum

Saturday May  24th 2014




White Rock Hotel

Women's Pop-Up Museum Displays, Stories and Refreshments


All activities are FREE. Help with childcare and transport available. If you would like more information on the venue or getting there, or to book or more information call Gill Knight on 07854 486794 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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Conversation, Cinema and Cooking Project


The project aims to build relationship between disadvantaged and socially isolated women by providing 3 different types of activities during spring 2014.


CONVERSATION: We will be holding a debate/discussion day which will be held in conjunction with the University of Brighton, at the Hastings Campus. This discussion will be around the issues surrounding the sexualisation of young women including Media representation and over exposure to sexual imagery. This discussion will include two speakers Betiel Beraki (Object) and Sarah Owen whom are female community leaders and academic experts in gender and equality issues. Women from the local community will be invited to join in the discussion and have their voices heard. The event will held 3 workshops (30 min each) about how the media, society and peer pressure sexualise women:

  • Media and imagery
  • Media and language
  • Media and portrayal of women from different cultures


CINEMA: The aim is to celebrate “Women Go Global” and highlight women's global issues by showing movies from regions where women's rights are impaired by political or traditional establishments. It's a 4 week cinema festival using women film makers with panel discussion afterwards led by a woman from that culture. 

12th June – Afghanistan – film maker Janey Moffat
19th June - I am a Slave - film maker Gabriel Range
26th June - Extraordinary Times – film maker Su Warren
30th June – WADJDA – film maker Haifaa al-Mansour

These events are free with light refreshments
All welcome! (Chilren will need to be age appropriate, childcare may be reimbursed)


COOKING: The aim is to have a journey around the World by exploring and tasting dishes from different countries though cooking demonstrations. It will be held in The Stade - Hastings Old Town from 12 - 2. The demonstrations will held in small informal groups (maximum 5 participants for each dish):


Week One - 06/05/14: African and Caribbean cuisines (East Africa - Uganda - Jamaica - Uzbekistan)

Week Two - 13/05/14: Middle Eastern cuisines (Morocco - Egypt - Iran - Yemen)

Week Three - 20/05/14: Central Asian cuisines (Bangladesh - India - Hungary - Kurdistan - Afghanistan)

Week Four - 27/05/14: European cuisines (Ireland - Turkey - Poland - Italy)

Week Five - 03/06/14: Far Asian cuisines (China - Thailand - Malaysia - Caribbean)

Week Six - 5/07/14: Family fun day (11:00am - 2:00pm) - You are invited to celebrate the success of our Global Kitchen project with Women's Voice. It's going to be FUN

Week seven - 7/7/14: food hygiene training, how to run a food stall, how to register a home kitchen (9:30am 4:30pm)


Global Kitchen Recipes Cards


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In Hastings:


    • Over the last 10 years there have been rapid change in population in Hastings and St Leonards, this contributed to establishing wide range of new cultural programmes bringing people together from different backgrounds: For example, the International Food Festival, the Eat Global, which was launched in March 2012, celebration of the Chinese New Year, International Mother Tongue Language Day, International Women’s Day, Festival of Cultures and Faiths, Eat Global festival, Garden Full of Delights, Universal Children’s Day, HIO Football Tournament, Refugee Week, Black History Month, St Leonards Festival, and Hastings Got Culture.


    • 5 Mother Tongue schools have been established since last 5 years:
      • Arabic
      • Polish
      • Russian Rainbow
      • Bangladeshi
      • Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese)


    • Hastings has become one of most diverse towns in the South East Coast with 56 different languages spoken in Hastings and St Leonards, a wide range of vibrant voluntary community groups from BME backgrounds.


    • There been some change in religious diversity too:
      • 2001- Christian 57K; Buddhist 274; Hindu 226; Muslim 635; No Religion 18K
      • 2012 -Christian 46K; Buddhist 475; Hindu 423; Muslim 1159; No Religion 33K



In the UK:


  • Approximately 100,000 women are raped each year, and just 6% of reported rapes end in a conviction.


  • Men outnumber women in parliament 4 to 1, and just 4 of the 23 cabinet members are women.


  • Women working full-time earn 16% less than men, and two-thirds of low paid workers are women.









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