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International Women's Day Speakers

(12 March 2021)

As part of our celebration of International Women's Day, St Aidan's College is delighted to welcome a selection of remarkable women who will be introducing us to their experiences and journeys. We welcome you to join us for our last speaker of the series, community musician and disabilities advocate Sarah Fisher, at 7.30pm on Monday 15 March. Zoom link will be sent out an hour before the event, please register interest using the form here.

Sarah is a professional percussionist and pianist based in Gateshead. As a disabled woman with Cerebral Palsy and a hyperkinetic movement disorder which affects her left side and speech, her journey into the music industry has been anything but easy, yet Sarah is a keen performer and has performed at numerous events and places around the country.

As a Community Musician, she now advocates for the voices of those who are not always able to be heard, and creates opportunities for disadvantaged people to experience music regardless of ability or background. Behind her work is a powerful conviction: everyone is entitled to engage with music and the ability to express themselves in whichever way suits them.

We are delighted to welcome her to give a speech at Aidan’s on as part of our collection of remarkable women, coming to share their experiences with us via Zoom in celebration of International Women’s Day.

Please join us to hear Sarah share her experience of growing up with a disability, the challenges she faced, particularly throughout her education, and how she used these experiences to develop her career today.