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Girl Rising

United Kingdom > London > Stow Film Lounge, Orford House Social Club, 73 Orford Road, Walthamstow, E17 9QR > 2015-02-26 > 08:30 pm

About The Event

In Walthamstow, East London, Significant Seams, a community hub that brings people together through a range of knitting and sewing programmes, has teamed up with Stow Film Lounge to present a season of films celebrating 'Strong Women'. Launching on 26th February with the screening of Girl Rising, a feature film about the power of education to change a girl's life, the season complements V-Day on 14th February and International Women's Day on 8th March. Girl Rising tells the stories of nine girls from different parts of the world who overcome arranged marriage, poverty, slavery and prejudice to gain an education and rise above their personal circumstances. Nine writers from each country tell the individual stories, with voice performances by A-listers Meryl Streep and Cate Blanchette among others.

About The Organization

Significant Seams

Significant Seams draws on both the scientific and social characteristics of sewing to build community and support the vulnerable and disadvantaged.

Significant Seams fosters support, new perspectives, and practical skills, all which nurture self-confidence and community, through textile crafts and traditions.

We are headquartered in Walthamstow, East London at 131 Wood Street, an inclusive community centre with a showroom for our patchwork and quilting supply shop. All proceeds of our activities subsidise our range of community building and therapeutic programmes and activities.

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