Leeds today: awards, Brazilians, Morrisons and WOMEN!

Hello everyone and happy International Women’s Day! Hope you’re having a fantastic day and celebrating all the women in your life (and just generally celebrating, because anything’s an excuse, right?) It’s Elly here with your news round up today.

Morrisons, whose first store opened in Bradford in 1961, is reporting an increase of around 8% on their profits during 2011, thanks to what they call ‘professional shoppers’. Read more over on the BBC website.

Also on the BBC, the Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield has been awarded two Civic Trust prizes for its innovative and iconic architecture.

Dock Street Market hold a Brazilian music and cultural evening on the 4th Friday of every month – check out the details over on Culture Vultures.

Best headline award goes to the YEP, with:

I threw Queen’s tea away

Which is a story on David Blunkett’s many social faux pas when hanging out with Liz. Brilliant.

And here’s a selection of International Women’s Day things to inspire and inform you!

The Feminist Archive North is celebrating the day with a display of materials on women’s political activism at the Brotherton Library – more info on Facebook.

The fabulous Wombeatz, who aim to promote women in music technology, are holding a range of free workshops in music tech today at the High Court, the Calls. Go along to learn about sound engineering, DIY music tech and much more!

Leeds Daily Photo has a cool picture of the International Women’s Day display in Yeadon Library: fun game – name all the ladies on that board and you will win a prize (when I say prize, I mean just the honour of knowing all their names.)

To join in with International Women’s Day on Twitter, use the hashtag #IWD! Don’t forget to send us your news and views via the interweb or you know, in real life. And have a great day!

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