Over 110 women across faiths and cultures attended Women loving Luton, organised by Ghar Se Ghar women.
The opening address was given by ‘Love Luton’, now in its 4th year supported by 20 businesses. The closing address, by Deputy Police & Crime Commissioner Cllr. Tafheen Sharif, spoke about the importance of women in society, women inspiring change and the recent introduction of Clare’s Law.
The evening was full of interest and laughter with presentations on a range of subjects: a fashion & design collection; books about Luton by a local author; fundraising to save a 143 year old church organ; and businesses related to health and dance. Other women spoke about their experiences of life in Luton.
Students from Luton Adult Learning brought along ‘cultural boxes’, a diverse collection from across the world. The Zimbabwean Ladies Fellowship, the Sai Singers and a local poet performed and entertained. A fashion parade demonstrated the cultural mix of women in attendance, providing an array of colour.
Fairtrade refreshments in the cafeteria gave the opportunity for everyone to socialise and enjoy food together.