Artistic Director and Playwright, Catrina McHugh MBE, commissioned to write 40 stories to celebrate the 40th birthday of our partner and home, West End Women and Girl’s Centre!

Nominate your hero!

Newcastle’s first and only open access women and girls centre, the West End Women and Girls Centre
(WEWAGC), celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2021. To mark the occasion, the centre is launching
40 Women and Girls – a landmark project featuring stories and photographs of 40 women and girls
who have been instrumental in their communities and the living history of the centre.

40 Women and Girls is supported through Newcastle City Council’s Artists in Residence programme.
Writer Catrina McHugh MBE and photojournalist Phyllis Christopher have been commissioned to
gather stories and portraits, and the project will be launched on International Women’s Day 2021 with
a book, an exhibition and a large-scale projection of the images on the building.

We are looking for women and girls who have made a difference, championed the
centre and become inspirational role-models through our 40 years. We want to light up our building in
2021 for our 40th anniversary with the photographs and stories of 40 women and girls at the heart of
the Girls Club. We are looking for 40 women and girls who have been the heartbeat of our community
from 1981 to 2021. They could be 5 or 95, estate matriarchs or teenage peer educators, Tuesday
clubbers and now nannas. Trustees, staff, volunteers and members, past and present. We need your
help to make it happen by nominating your heroes.” Huffty McHugh, Centre Coordinator

To make a nomination online go to or pick up a
form from the Centre at 173 Elswick Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 6SQ between 9:30-2:30pm Monday
– Friday.

Nominations close on Monday 21 September 2020. To find out more visit westendwomenandgirls.-