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History

11/3/96

Women’s Voices: Public Voices run by Engender and WEA

May 96

From this, group invited to initiate a Women’s Forum of WEA Workshops on Committee Skills/Roles and Responsibilities of Office bearers
3 w/s on Confidence Building
1 w/s on Assertiveness

10/5/97

Launch day and AGM
Building up links with other women’s organisations – ENACT, Women’s Equality Unit of CEC, West Lothian Women’s Forum,
ALFIE

31/10/97

Hallowe’en Ceilidh

Nov 97

1 day confidence building with Aromatherapy and Stress Busting

June 98

Newbattle Abbey – w/s re team building, future planning and personal development. Sub groups – Publicity/promotion, finance/fundraising, adult educational guidance

June 98

Visit to Glasgow Forum ‘THENEW’

Sept 98

CEC Environment Festival – crafts w/s and exhibition in Meadows

28/11/98

Christmas gifts w/s with recycled materials, followed by informal event with ALFIE

Nov 98

Visit to WEA Glasgow re Mentoring w/s

6/3/99

Int. Women’s day event - Confidence and Assertiveness thro’ drama and art forms

1999 Proposal for mentoring project

13//3/99

One World Week/ Int Women’s Day event in CEC – Rainbow City. Talk/workshop/stall

March 99

Participated in 2 w/s run by EVOC – Getting your voice heard in the Scottish parliament and Campaigning for policy change; Women in Scotland

22/5/99

2nd AGM and ceilidh in Adult Learners’ week

9&10/99

Consultative forum; MSP Question Time and get Right Intae It (Scottish parliament)

Sept 99

Celebrating Learning Project with THENEW and Roberta Downes

6/10/99

Computer/IT training event re. 1st newsletter and Surf the net

Nov 99

Compiled briefing pack on Parliament to distribute to members – followed by Having Confidence in our parliament (guest speaker Malcolm Chisholm)

27/11/99

Women and Children Xmas Fayre

Nov 99

Newbattle – Study residential re. history, values and work of WEA ‘Passion for Learning and’Where are we now?

28/1/00

ISO alternative

spring 00

Newbattle – Celebrating learning (New women, new world)

spring 00

1st Newsletter and Sitting on Thistles involvement (2 nd Chance to Learn and WEA) Set up under Scottish Parliament Project

4/8/00

Women of the Royal Mile Walk (Tiana compiled booklet later)

march 01

Women’s walking history tour

23/6/01

Active citizenship/Scottish Parliament w/s at Newbattle

Aug 01

Newbattle – Res w/e - Cultivating a Passion for Learning, multicultural events and dev plan for 2002

27/10/01

Edin. One World Festival mural at Rainbow City – ‘Hands’

10/11/01

Popular Education Forum at Newbattle – postponed?

22/11/01

Participated in 16 days Violence against Women campaign

4/12/01

Women’s Equality w/s in City Chambers

Jan 02

Second newsletter

8/2/02

A taste of Africa

7/3/02

Int Women’s Day with ENACT- cultural understanding w/s
The Elsies Hidden Heroines Awards – our mural displayed

16/3/02

Dance your frocks off – ALP women’s gathering
Sitting on Thistles web launch

May 02

Third newsletter

7/5/02

Meeting with Nicaraguan women on study visit re Women’s education

19/6/02

AGM

16-17/11/02

Residential w/e at Newbattle – profiling,publicity and promotion

12/1/03

Work on Forum’s cross stitch sampler for Centenary celebrations

15/1, 29/1 & 12/2/03

W/s with Tim Green re developing our web page

May 03

CEC civic reception for WEA – cross stitch displayed

27/6/03

Multicultural ceilidh

summer 03

Designing and compiling our website

March 04

Int. Women’s Day – playground songs and games. Postponed to March 05

8/6/04

AGM

Nov 04

Taster sessions on Dance, Fair Trade, Photography, Scottish writers, Indian cookery

12/3/05

Playground songs and games w/s

apr/may 05

Computer skills and digital camera w/s

8/6/05

AGM

27/7/05

Water of Leith walk – power point by Tiana

27/8/05

Evaluation and planning day

29/10/05

Water of Leith visitor centre

23/11/05

ALP women’s event

8/5/06

AGM

10/6/06

One Scotland:many cultures – celebration of women’s voices at Tollcross CC

5/8/06

Evaluation and planning day

Jan-May 07

Planning 5 Women and Slavery sessions

2/5/07

Has Slavery ended? Sessions commenced

27/6/07

AGM

Oct 07

Has Slavery ended? 2nd set of Sessions commenced

10/9/08

AGM

9/10/08

Scottish suffragists sessions commenced

27/4/09

Suffragette jewellery course

Summer 09

Costume design and bannermaking for suffagette play and march

10/10/09

re-enactment of 1909 Suffragette March in Edinburgh

26/10/09

AGM

April 2010

Dead Interesting Women! course starts

08/05/10

National Gathering on Women’s Suffrage

07/09/10

AGM

Jan 2011

Stitching Times class starts

Jan 2011

Excuse my Dust class starts

5/3/11

International Women's Day events at Darroch school

20/8/11

AGM and launch of Dead Interesting Women Booklet

Sept 2011

Get Your Boots on Walks

15/10/11

Producing an Edinburgh Women's Trail: Trip to Dundee

20/9/12

AGM and launch of WEA Women's Forum Calendar

6/4/13

Women in Portraiture Study day

27/8/13

AGM

Jan 2014

Launch of Breaking the Mould Project

16/9/14

AGM

1/10/14

Start of Breaking the Mould evening class

March 2015

Start of the BtM publication sessions

16/9/15

AGM and launch of the Breaking the Mould:Edinburgh booklet

1/10/15

Breaking the Mould Parliament event

31/3/16

BtM event in Perth Concert Hall

May/June 2016

BtM2016 (for younger women)

29/8/16

AGM

27/4/17

20th Anniversary Celebration