Female talented saluted

FEMALE talent is to be celebrated for International Women s Week and Women s History Month in Tower Hamlets through writing, comics, artists, actors, journalists and musicians. This year wisewords programme can be enjoyed in eight different East End venu

FEMALE talent is to be celebrated for International Women's Week and Women's History Month in Tower Hamlets through writing, comics, artists, actors, journalists and musicians.

This year wisewords programme can be enjoyed in eight different East End venues.

It includes

An open mic night on March 4 at The Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane from 7.30pm (�3 on door); Amnesty International's free discussion at 7pm the following evening at 17-25 New Inn Yard, Shoreditch, with award-winning foreign correspondents including Marie Colvin and Christine Toomey (Sunday Times), Ramita Navai (C4 Unreported World; Comedy Night on March 6 at The Women's Library, Old Castle Street, from 7.30pm. �10/�8 concs Booking: moreinfo@thewomenslibrary.ac.uk; a book launch featuring Melanie McGrath on March 7 at Eastside Books, 166 Brick Lane; Free

presentation of Arab and Jewish poetry by Exiled Writers Ink on the 12th at Idea Store, 321 Whitechapel Road E1 at 6.30pm.

and a play based on a book 'Sultana's Dream' written by rights campaigner Rokeya Sakhawat Hossein at the Brady Arts Centre, 192-196 Hanbury Street on March 14. It is free.

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Further information on the whole wisewords programme on (020) 7375 0441 email info@alternativearts.co.uk website www.alternativearts.co.uk