This International Women's Day, Leake
Street Arches will be celebrating the ongoing breakdown of gender stereotypes by encouraging more women to try out graffiti (an art form that is still male-dominated).
SoFLY (a female artist who regularly works on Leake Street) and team of female graffiti artists will be running several activities to encourage more women to get into graffiti whilst celebrating how far women have come in breaking down previous gender stereotypes.
Activities will include the opportunity for the public to contribute to a large scale mural. This piece will centre around the message that 'Girls Canů' (a play on graffiti cans). Members of the public will be invited to engage with the mural by adding symbols or words that represent skills and talents stereotypically considered male.
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