HARD-HITTING DOCUMENTARY ‘HE NAMED ME MALALA’ IS A HIGHLIGHT OF PERTH WOMEN’S FESTIVAL 2017

Culture Perth & Kinross (CPK) venues are supporting the third Perth Women’s Festival by hosting a number of high profile film, arts and book events.

One of the highlights is acclaimed documentary film maker Davis Guggenheim’s intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Laureate Malala Yousafzai.

‘My Name is Malala’, which will be screened at Perth Museum & Art Gallery on March 7, gives audiences a glimpse into this extraordinary girl’s life – from her close relationship with her father who inspired her love for education, to her impassioned speeches at the UN, to her everyday life with her parents and brothers.

The screening, which will be introduced by Perthshire Advertiser reporter Melanie Bonn, is a collaboration between Culture Perth & Kinross, and Perth Film Society.

Organised by the Be Yourself group to tie in with International Women’s Day (March 8), the 2017 Perth Women’s Festival will be launched at a special event at the AK Bell Library Theatre on Friday, March 3, between 6.30-8pm.

Rhona Crofts, from the Be Yourself Group, will make the introduction, followed by a guest speaker. There will also be light refreshments, plus entertainment courtesy of Horsecross and stalls by participating organisations.

  • As part of Perth Women’s Festival Film Night, Culture Perth & Kinross, and Perth Film Society present ‘He Named Me Malala’ at Perth Museum and Art Gallery on Tuesday, March 7. Introduced by Perthshire Advertiser reporter Melanie Bonn, Dave Guggenheim’s film is an intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Laureate Malala Yousafzai who was targeted by the Taliban, and severely wounded by a gunshot on her school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. This film is rated PG. Tickets cost £4 and include tea and coffee before the film screening. Doors open at 7.15pm, film starts 7.45pm and ends 9.15pm. More information online at culturepk.org.uk
  • Book lovers can enjoy ‘An Evening with Sara Sheriden’ at Strathearn Community Library on Tuesday, March 7. Award-winning Scottish writer Sara Sheridan’s books are predominantly historical fiction, and most recently feature the wonderful Mirabelle Bevan mysteries (a series of 1950s cosy crime noir novels). This adults only event runs from 7.30-9pm. It’s free but booking is essential. Tel. 01764 657705 or email strathearnlibrary@culturepk.org.uk
  • Check out the free Tidal Rhythms Exhibition by Frances Law which runs until Sunday, April 2 at Perth Museum and Art Gallery. Frances is fascinated by the processes of archaeology and sees her shell paintings “as searching, unearthing my own archaeology, always looking for the light and looking at the ordinary, making it extraordinary”. More information online at culturepk.org.uk

For more information about Perth Women’s Festival events at www.perthiwf.co.uk

For further media information contact Alison Lowson on 01738 700142, 0758 409 3354 or a.lowson@volpa.co.uk