By Roza Andreou and Begum Whitehead
Well Street Market celebrated International Women’s Day with a women’s themed market -most stalls run by women.
The market, on March 3, featured clothing, food stalls, crafts and live music. A large number of local residents attended the event to support the cause.
The initiative was backed by Hackney Council, which is supporting 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage by funding a number of other projects throughout the borough which focus on helping women.
In addition, every stall had purple, white and green rosettes to show support for the suffragettes who wore the same colours in their campaign to get the vote for women.
Minda Burgos-Lukes, of NuDawn and Well Street Traders Alliance, co-ordinated the event. “This month’s market presents a great opportunity to celebrate International Women’s Day and recognise the invaluable contribution women make to business and the community. We want to see the market as a thriving place, where the community as a whole can come together and enjoy themselves.”
Rebecca Lammers, from the Women’s Equality Party, said: “We don’t want to wait another hundred years for equality – that’s why we’re here.”
Find out more about the women featured in the video:
Rebecca Lammers, Women’s Equality Party
Chef Annamarie Jones, local chocolatier
Theresa Brown of Cakes by Theresa