Social Action Lightning Talks – Women Making a Difference and Urbanistas united!

Urbanistas Cardiff and Women Making a Difference have teamed up to bring you a Christmas treat on Tuesday 8 December!


Join them for a series of ‘lightning talks’ – 20 images for 400 seconds – that focus on projects run by women making their community and world a better place.

Lightning Talks, The Old Library – Tuesday 8 December 2015: 17.30 –  19.30

Lightning Talks – Tickets via Eventbrite

What is a ‘lightning talk’? It’s a short, sharp and exciting way to tell a visual story. We’ve all sat through presentations that drone on and on – this keeps speakers on their toes and grabs your attention. These talks will focus on people taking action to make society a better place.

Do you have a ‘lightning talk’ in you? We bet you do. If you’ve been working on a project of campaign that’s working to make Wales a better place, get 20 images together and tell us your story.  Get in touch with or to pitch your talk for the night. Don’t be shy! The deadline for pitches is 24 Nov.

Why should you come? They are a friendly bunch. And they aren’t all women! Anyone is welcome. In fact, they will be hosting six visitors from around the world who are spending a few days in Cardiff as part of British Council’s Active Citizens programme run by Women Making a Difference.

And you want another reason? A glass of wine on arrival! At this special Christmas treat, we’ll be offering a tipple to quench your thirst and raise the holiday spirit a notch. For those who prefer something non alcoholic, we’ll have some delicious orange juice and water.

What happens after 19.30? In Urbanistas Cardiff style, they’ll make their way to a local bar to continue with the good cheer and celebrate the holidays.

Can’t make it, but want to keep in touch?

Urbanistas Cardiff meet monthly. Find out when the next Urbanistas event will be held by signing up to the mailing list.

Urbanistas Cardiff is a network of women who are passionate about growing women’s leadership and capacity to start their own projects and ideas, which help make everyday life in cities better for everyone. Their  motto is “start by starting” and is about empowering people to not wait for permission to have a good idea or motivation for doing something positive – sometimes you just need to say your idea out loud in a room full of enthusiastic and collaborative people. Urbanistas gives their members that space.

Women Making a Difference organise training courses and a mentoring programme to empower women to take on roles in public life. Find out when the next training course or opportunity is by signing up to the mailing list.

Women Making a Difference is registered charity that works to bring equality to public life by empowering more women to take on decision-making roles. They work with women from all walks of life, predominantly through training and mentoring. Think we should try something new? Fill out our survey and tell us what you want.

Spaces are limited. If you book a place and cannot attend, please cancel your order.

Please pass this event on to any other contacts in your network who you think this would appeal to.


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