Dance if you want to stop violence against women
A GROUP from Bristol are taking part in a mass event on Thursday in support of a global campaign to end violence towards women and children.
The collective was set up by American playwright and feminist Eve Ensler, pictured, who wrote The Vagina Monologues, and urges the women of the world, and the men who love them, to "strike, rise up and dance".
The event, called One Billion Rising, coincides with Valentine's Day and is a call for people to dance in solidarity.
The Bristol group has organised a flashmob that will take place in various locations across Bristol city centre throughout Thursday afternoon.
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The group, who will wear red and black, believes around 300 people will take part in the dance event, that will use zumba choreography.
Members will meet at 12.15pm at St Peter's Church in Castle Park.
A similar event is taking place on the same day at Yate Shopping Centre at 12.30pm.
Workers and families from South Gloucestershire, including Yate Children's Centre, Survive, South Gloucestershire Council staff and the families they all work with, will take part in a flashmob.
The music track they will use is called Break The Chain, and was written especially for the event.
Another event organised by the Bristol group will take place on April 27.
There will be performances and stalls at St Werburgh's Community Centre from 12 noon to 4pm, followed by a fundraising gig at The Attic Bar in Stokes Croft in the evening.
Fromage en Feu are headlining and there will also be local DJs and Bristol Samba band.
All money raised will be donated to Next Link Bristol. More information at www.facebook.com/events/ 503788542965811/?ref=ts&fref=ts.