Award winning comedian, journalist and actress Samantha Baines will be coming to do her latest stand up show about amazing women who have been ignored by the history books. Please join us for a few laughs on 1st June.
After meeting our Chair at the Party in the Park 2015, MP for Hackney South & Shoreditch Meg Hillier came to talk at one of our meetings about what its like to be an MP and a woman in parliament. More recently a few of us met her again on a tour of the Houses of Parliament. It was such a privilege to meet her there one evening and see what goes on behind the scenes in the beautiful Palace of Westminster.
To say thank you we took some of our Made in De Beauvoir goodies to Meg’s surgery for her to share with her staff:
It started on Valentines day when De Beauvoir woke up to find the cycle path outside St. Peters had been yarnbombed. The bollards had a knitted cover and the newly planted trees either side where decorated with knitting and hearts. Anyone who saw it felt very loved.
Next up was International Women’s Day when the other end of Northchurch Road, on the junction of Southgate, was decorated with tiny pink pussy hats and the slogan of this year’s theme: ‘Be bold 4 Change’. No-one has yet owned up to being the mysterious knitter (or more likely knitters) and the secret is causing a stir. Local press coverage rang up our WI looking to solve the mystery of the Banksy style yarnbombers. Whoever they are – they can certainly knit! #debeauvoirk2p2