CORONATION Street star and Sally Carman will be talking about life on the cobbles when she comes to Winsford this weekend.

The TV actress is one of the keynote speakers at the Women's Day event being hosted by Motherwell at Warrington and Vale Royal College Winsford campus from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, March 7.

International Women’s Day has been celebrated across the world since the early 1900's. Over time, it has evolved and now each year, thousands of events are held throughout the world to recognise the progress that has been made, to inspire women and to celebrate their achievements.

The theme for the 2020 Winsford Women’s day is #BeCreative and the day will focus on the variety of opportunities that are open to women and girls in the Arts and Creative careers.

Sally, who plays recovering drug addict Abi Franklin in the soap, and also appeared in Shameless will be joined by Winsford actress Sophie Osborne at the flagship event.

Kate Blakemore, chief executive officer of Motherwell Cheshire said: “Our aims for this event is not only to inspire women and girls but to empower and encourage them to take care of their mental and physical health by raising awareness of female centred services in their local area.

“We are honoured to be welcoming our keynote speakers Sally Carman and Sophie Osborne to our Winsford Women’s Day.

"Sally, our believe project patron, will be talking about how she got into acting and life on the cobbles at Coronation Street and is even offering a photoshoot after her talk for all those Corrie fans to capture a selfie!

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Winsford born actress Sophie Osborne will be talking about how her own health struggles led her to drama

“Sophie Osborne has had roles in Dalziel & Pascoe, Emmerdale and many theatre productions alongside running her own theatre company. Sophie will be talking about how her own health struggles led her to drama and how much it’s helped her over the years.”

Hannah Caulfield, a watch manager at Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service and TV producer and director Jo Conchie, from Winsford, will also be speaking.

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The event, which is being supported by former Cheshire High Sheriff Alexis Redmond MBE and her husband Phil Redmond CBE, will provide an informative, entertaining, inclusive and relaxing atmosphere where women are celebrated and congratulated for their contribution to their community, their economy and to each other.

It will also give local female led businesses a platform to showcase their products.

Women will be able to relax and unwind in a wellbeing zone with a range of holistic therapies.

Kate added: “It is a great privilege to have Alexis as our Women’s Day patron. Our Women’s Day celebrations are all about celebrating and inspiring local women and girls. Alexis was a natural choice with her background in the television industry, culture and the arts; she firmly believes that events like ours contribute significantly to the health and wellbeing of all those involved.

“The theme #BeCreative stems from the importance of making people feel valued and they don’t feel valued then they are not using their talents and strengths. We want to encourage a happy, productive and innovate community and to do that we need to start igniting their creativity to increase their motivation.

“This is a free to enter event with lots to do and see for all the family."