12 March 2011

(Due to the high number of events occurring on 12th March,WHM created its own page with a list of Women’s History events).

10am – 7pm: International conference on women’s rights, sharia law and securalism, University of London Union, The Venue, Malet Street, London WC1E. The one day conference to mark International Women’s Day will discuss the adverse impact of religious laws on the status of women. £10/£3.

10am – 5pm: International Women’s Fair, Spitalfields Traders Market, Brushfield Street, London, E1 6AA. Featuring artists, book publishers, craftswomen, designers, women’s groups & organisation. FREE.

11.30 -4.30: Older Feminist Network’s International Women’s Day celebration, Millman Street Community Centre, 50 Millman St, London, WC1. Featuring Joy Howard of Grey Hen Press (poetry, short fiction, autobiography). FREE.

12-4pm: International Women’s Week and Mothering Sunday Mothers’ March: invest in care not killing. Organised by Global Women’s Strike. Meet 12 noon at Trafalgar Square, 2pm Speak Out at Room G2, School of Oriental & African Studies, Thornhaugh St, London, WC1H OXG. FREE.

1pm: IWD event for 13-19 year old women, The Brady Centre, 192-196 Hanbury Street, Tower Hamlets, E1 5HU. Stalls, food, advice and activities for young women, to celebrate IWD. FREE.

1:30-4:30pm: Haringey Women’s Forum IWD event, College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London, Tottenham High Road, N15 4RU. FREE.

1:30pm and 3pm: Celebrating the Centenary of International Women’s Day: a tour of the Women’s Library. The Women’s Library, Old Castle Street, London, E1 7NT. Come and experience the highlights of The Women’s Library collections, including tours of the current Hand Made Tales exhibition and take the opportunity to explore material from the archives. FREE.

North east
1-3pm: Women’s history walk around Nottingham, meet at Nottingham Castle Gatehouse. FREE.

North west
11am-5pm: Radical women of Liverpool: Centenary of IWD celebrations, The Bluecoat, Liverpool. This day explores the contribution of radical women to the development of Liverpool. Looking at campaigning, social reform, music and culture, guest speakers will discuss the impact on the city of women activists past and present, and there will be performances, previously unseen material from the New Museum, films and stalls. FREE.

12:30pm: Centenary march for IWD, Meet at St. Georges Plateau, outside St Georges Hall, on Lime Street, Liverpool opposite Lime Street Station. Join us on the 12th march for a march through Liverpool city centre to celebrate 100 years of international women’s day! FREE.

2-3:30pm: Costume fashion in focus study session, Harris Museum, Preston,  PR1 2PP. Curators from the history and costume collections will putthe fashions of the 1890s to 1920s into focus and allow you to study garments close up. Discover how the ‘New Woman’ dressed and the changing times in which she lived.

South east
12th-13th: Women’s History Month trip to Aldermaston Women’s Peace Camp. To join the group traveling from London to the camp, contact Shannon Harvey. If you’re coming from elsewhere, contact Aldermaston Women’s Peace Camp(aign) through their website to let them know you’re intended to come.

7:30pm: Made in Dagenham screening, The Hope Rooms, North Berwick. £4.