Town centre to come alive with dance for International Women’s Day

Published: 31 May 2018

Slough residents are invited to come along to a free event organised by the Slough Community Safety Partnership on Saturday June 2, in the Town Square to celebrate International Women’s Day.

The event was originally planned for March but had to be postponed because of bad weather.

The community event called ‘Press for Progress’ after the #PressforProgress social media campaign, will celebrate the contribution women make in the town through a series of inspiring music and dance performances.

And, to promote the diverse nature of Slough’s communities there will be performances from a range of groups including dhol drummers, Bollywood dancers, Polish dancers, contemporary dancers, Irish music and belly dancers.

DCI Nikki Pierce from Thames Valley Police, will be giving a speech on the day to raise awareness of International Women’s Day and the #PressforProgess campaign to encourage people, workplaces and whole communities to be gender inclusive.

The schedule for the day is as follows:

13.10 Elite Drummers
13.40 Ronak’s Bollywood Dance
14.10 Creative Academy
14.30 Rachel Benetts school of Bellydance
14.55 Sesha Natiya Nikethan Group
15.25 Munde Punjab De
16.00 Lesna Polana
16.30 The Blarney Pilgrims
17.00 Closing speech and finish

DCI Nikki Pierce, said:” We would love the communities to join us in the town centre this weekend to celebrate International Women’s Day. It is an opportunity to watch and listen to some of Sloughs most talented groups and individuals, whilst campaigning for #PressforProgress.

Cllr Natasa Pantelic, cabinet member for health and social care, said: “This is a fantastic joint event to promote and celebrate International Women’s Day through dance and music performances from some of the town’s most talented groups.

“”I hope that the event will encourage people who are in the town centre over the weekend to stop and listen and perhaps make a stand and sign up to the #PressforProgress campaign to improve gender parity across the world.”