WOMEN Hold up Half the Sky, a community women’s event in Faringdon to celebrate one hundred years of votes for women, will begin with a showing of the film Suffragette.

The Corn Exchange will become a hub of activity on Saturday November 17, with events to appeal to all ages, including speakers aged 18 to over 60, art and singing workshops, displays, history, talks, performances, a wall of honour, resources from the library and online, mini youth forum and lots of cake.

Helen Browning OBE, local arable and livestock farmer, and CEO of the Soil Association will be speaking and signing copies of her recently published book Pig! She will share the platform with women working in a wide variety of fields - charitable, scientific, education, parenting and politics.

This event is a collaboration with Faringdon Library, Faringdon Health Clinic, Faringdon Community College, the Pumphouse Project and other local businesses including Stay Grounded, The Gifted Magpie and The Mustard Seed.

A wide variety of local community groups have contributed ideas and leaves for a Wall of Honour, celebrating the role of women in families, neighbourhoods, nationally and internationally, to be made into a book by a local artist and given to the Faringdon library next year.

The event runs 11am to 5pm and any profits will be donated to the Freedom Kit bags charity.