An inspiring workshop that took place on March 1, highlighting women's rights and stories from the area.

South Gloucestershire Council (SGC), University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), the Aerospace Bristol museum and Southern Brooks Community Partnership (SBCP) teamed up to host a workshop.

The aim was to engage young people from South Gloucestershire in the history of women’s rights whilst learning about hidden stories.

As part of the workshop the young people in attendance created exhibition pieces that were on display at UWE Bristol’s Exhibition and Conference Centre on International Women’s Day on Friday.

Cllr Erica Williams, Cabinet Member for Housing Delivery and Public Health at South Gloucestershire Council, said: “Our Inspiring Women exhibition has been travelling across venues in South Gloucestershire and has been very well received at every location. It’s important that we share these powerful stories and help to enthuse our inspirational women of tomorrow.

“It was a pleasure to attend the workshop and hear the young people’s personal thoughts and reactions to the history of women’s rights, and to see them create fantastic new exhibition pieces of their own.”

Through this project, with support from local heritage organisations, nominations have been collected for local inspiring women whose stories highlight women’s achievements in South Gloucestershire, including the role women have played in the development of industry and STEM, culture, sport, local politics, public service and social justice.

Some of the nominated women were then featured in our travelling ‘Inspiring Women exhibition’ which aims to inspire women from all walks of life, promoting an understanding of the legacy and value of women’s contribution over the last 100 years and how this has influenced our lives today.

The exhibition will be on display at Staple Hill Library from 12 March