Sheffield singer/ songwriter Charlie Barker is set to play the national policy launch of the Women’s Equality Party in Sheffield on 20th October 2015, at The Workstation on Paternoster Row from 6pm.
Founded by journalists Sandi Toksvig and Catherine Mayer and lead by Sophie Walker, Women’s Equality is a new British political party which is uniting people of all genders, diverse ages, backgrounds, ethnicities, beliefs and experiences in the shared determination to see women enjoy the same rights and opportunities as men so that all can flourish.
The party is launching its national policies on 20th October and in turn all regional branches of the party are joining together in celebration, inviting current members and the public to show their support and discover more about the party.
Charlie Barker is a young, female musician and business owner from Sheffield who has been working in the music industry for 15 years, has been a BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards semi-finalist, appeared on BBC1’s The Next Big Thing and released two albums on independent label, Rootbeat Records.
She is a supporter of gender equality and now a founder member of the Women’s Equality Party.
Charlie will be performing at the event with new material prepared especially for WE, along with speakers from the party and a film showing of the London launch.
Charlie said: “I have always been passionate about politics since before I was old enough to vote. Sadly, I have recently felt very frustrated with Britain’s mainstream political parties.
I made contact with the Women’s Equality Party through Jillian Creasey of the Sheffield Green Party and found myself very excited about their stance on equality within society today.
I became a Founding Member and am very pleased to be supporting them on their historic launch day.
Equality isn’t just a women’s issue. I’m pleased to say that I am supporting a party where both male and female members are welcome, involved and working towards a unified cause.”