Sunday, 18 August 2013
Exhibition at the Ace Centre, Nelson, Lancashire - 15th August - 4th September 2013
One of the Inspirational Women is Elizabeth Ann Slater Weaver who is featured on the flyer. She was Grandmother to Kathleen Holyhead who lent me a wonderful notebook full of poems written in Elizabeth Ann's own hand.
Another Inspirational Woman featured in the Exhibition at the Ace Centre is Mary Riter Hamilton, the Canadian artist who travelled to France in early 1919 to paint the Aftermath. Mary lived in a little tin hut among the Chinese workers who were clearing away the mess left when the War ended, spending three years painting what she saw.
Also featured are Edith Cavell, munitions workers. spies, women pilots, nurses and 'VAD's and other Inspirational Women, as well as lots of poets.
Nelson is easily reached by road and parking in Nelson is free but you must have a 'blue badge' which is available free of charge from shops and/or the Reception area at the Ace Centre.
Or you can go by train via Preston, taking the Blackpool South - Colne train. Nelson is the stop after Brierfield and the Ace Centre is a short walk into the centre of Nelson - opposite the Library and Town Hall. And while you are there, don't forget to have a look at the War Memorial outside the Library.
The Ace Centre has a lovely Bistro for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or just a drink or a snack.
The Ace Centre