Talks, demonstrations and performances to celebrate being a girl will be enjoyed by hundreds of women this weekend.

International Day of the Girl will be marked at Bucks New University on October 13 with an array of events between 10.30am and 3.30pm.

The event, hosted by Wycombe’s African and Caribbean community, will feature stalls and speeches centred around happiness, self-care, forging a career you enjoy, health and wellbeing.

There will also be performances from local singers and a spoken word artist, a raffle, yoga, a choir workshop, food and a head-wrap demonstration.

The International Day of the Girl is a day of observance declared by The United Nations Women’s Organisation to support more opportunities for young girls and increase awareness of gender inequality.

The event will be sponsored by Thames Valley Police, Wycombe Museum, Wycombe Youth Action, Dosti and Bucks County Council.