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One book closes, another opens… (sorry, couldn’t help it) On Thursday the 19th, you’re cordially invited to Waterstones for the publication of ‘New Influences’, a book charting the second Women of Influence project Female Voices.

The small but beautiful book is produced by Cambridge Art Salon especially to celebrate the project, which has been running city-wide since March 7th. The book features a foreword by Gerri Bird, Mayor of Cambridge, plus interviews with a range of inspirational women in the community – bloggers, artists, poets, engineers and entrepreneurs. Also included are:

  • Photos of art in situ that’s been exhibited or used during the project
  • Portraits by photographer My Linh Le
  • Illustration from Louisa Taylor and award winning illustrator Aurora Cacciapuoti
  • Feminist and inspirational typography from female designers Sensibly Insane and Rebecca Scambler
  • Poetry written by Eva Day Hagger
  • Photography of and quotes from The Women’s Room, an art installation from Sa’adah Khan funded by the Arts Council.

There’s also a rare chance to see feminist nail wraps on show, as featured in Grazia magazine, Radio 4 and Stylist Magazine, featuring inspirational women such as founder of Every Day Sexism Laura Bates, poet Hollie Mcnish and activist Fahama Mohamed. The nail wraps were designed for Women of Influence‘s Female Voices project by live artist Phoebe Davies and the project’s girls group from local charity Romsey Mill.

All in all, sounds like a brilliant publication. What you need to do is get yourself down to Waterstones, Sidney Street, on Thursday the 19th from 6pm. For more information and full list of the project’s contributors, check out the facebook page here.

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