When we started thinking about our summer meeting this year, there were two ingredients that we knew would make the perfect Swallowtail social recipe – delicious food and inspiring women. That’s why we decided to treat our members to a double whammy of catered food by M&S and a screening of the incredible NASA story, Hidden Figures.
There are so many talented, interesting women in our mix, so the conversation flowed as we enjoyed sumptuous sandwiches, savoury bites and too many sweet things to mention. Add popcorn and fizzy drinks to the mix, and we were ready to settle down for the evening’s entertainment.
Hidden Figures is the true story of NASA women Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe).
These three pioneering women overcame racism and prejudice to excel in their work at the International Space Station. Gifted with incredible talents in maths, engineering and science, this trio of friends helped America to keep up with Russia in the space race and became famous for their game-changing work. It was wonderful to enjoy this inspirational and hugely-entertaining film together, and there were plenty of our members brought to tears by the moving story.
After an emotional and fun-filled evening, there was a parting gift for our members as they got to take some of the buffet home to enjoy too. Great food, amazing company and inspiring cinema, that’s winning combination in our book!
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