1oth March 2012 – 2013
Exhibtion: From 10th March 2012 -2013 CHARLOTTE, THE FORGOTTEN PRINCESS
Venue: Royal Pavilion, Brighton
More info: 0300 029 0900 www.brighton-hove-rpml.org.uk
Event: BRECON WOMEN’S FESTIVAL 2012
About: Brecon Women’s Festival celebrates the achievements of women in Brecon with a series of talks, music, performance and exhibitions
Venue: Various venues in the lovely Georgian town of Brecon, situated in the Brecon Beacons National Park, Brecon, LD3
Organisation: Brecon Women’s Festival: We are a group of enthusiastic women dedicated to developing Brecon Women’s Festival
Friday 2nd March
Event: WOMEN’S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
Time: 14.00 – 15.30
About: Joint services all round the world to offer prayer specifically for women. This year it is written by the women of Malaysia.
Venue: Churches all around the world – it will be advertised locally, every town
More info: http://www.wwdp-natcomm.org/
Saturday 3rd March
Event: CELEBRATING YOUR HERITAGE
Time: 10.00 – 13.00
About: We will celebrate the legacy of our ancestors and consider what we will pass on to future generations
Venue: King Edwards School, Rosehill Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, B20 2BH
Organisation: Kingsway Project: A local voluntary organisation supporting women
More info: http://kingswayproject.2day.ws/
Exhibition: HYSTERICAL WOMEN AND GRAPHIC GrrrLZz (3rd – 17th March)
About: The commix and graphic novels scene was traditionally dominated by men, but women began seriously challenging this in the 1970s and we are now seeing more and more women authors. This collection and exhibition includes a diverse range of fascinating, challenging and very funny graphic novels and commix from the 1970s to the present day.
Venue: Upper foyer, Central Library, The Wellgate, Dundee
More info: http://womenslibrary.org.uk/event/hysterical-women-and-graphic-grrriz-exhibition-in-dundee/2012-03-03/
Tuesday 6th March
Event: GIRLS WITH GUITARS
About: An evening of acoustic music featuring the talents of female singer songwriters from Bath Spa University’s Commercial Music and MA songwriting courses. Presented in a Nashville style writers’ night round, the evening will showcase original songs and classic covers from a diverse range of performers.
Venue: Bath Spa University, Bath
Thursday 8th March
Event: MONSTROUS REGIMENT OF WOMEN
Time: 10.00 – 15.00
About: Exploring women’s history in the home of the Ladies of Llangollen with women’s history writer Clare Wall and interpreter and musician Ruth Moore Williams
Venue: Plas Newydd, Llangollen, Llangollen, LL20 8AW
Organisation: Denbighshire Heritage Service: Denbighshire Heritage Service own four sites including Ruthin Gaol and Plas Newydd, once home to the Ladies of Llangollen
More info: http://www.denbighshire.gov.uk/
Event: ANNUAL IWD LECTURE WITH MARIELLA FROSTRUP
Time: 17.45 to 18.45
About: Mariella Frostrup, journalist and campaigner for women’s rights and gender equality, talks about her role as a trustee for the GREAT Initiative charity.
Venue: University of Cambridge, Downing College, Howard Theatre, Cambridge
More info: http://annualiwdecture2012.eventbrite.co.uk/
Event: CONNECTING WOMEN INSPIRING FUTURES
Thursday 8th March 2012, 5 – 7.30pm
Rights and Humanity invites you to our exciting event ‘Connecting Women: Inspiring Futures’, in celebration of International Women’s Day 2012.
In collaboration with The University of Liverpool Oxfam Society.
‘Connecting Women: Inspiring Futures’ promises to be an informative and inspiring event; bringing together individuals and organisations from across the Merseyside region and beyond to focus on the importance of women’s empowerment. The programme will provide an excellent platform for women and men to network with representatives from a whole host of organisations that are strengthening the position of women both locally and globally.
Event: INAUGURAL LECTURE – WHEN THE PAST IS PRESENT: THE CASUALTY, THE BODY AND POLITICS
Time: 18.00 to 19.30
About: Professor Marie Breen-Smyth’s inaugural lecture at the University of Surrey. In recognition of International Women’s Day, the lecture will focus specifically on gendered effects.
Venue: Lecture Theatre L, University of Surrey, Guildford, gu2 7xh
Event: WOMEN LIGHTING THE WORLD – MERSEYSIDE CELEBRATES WOMEN
Time: 18.30 – 21.30
About: Women Lighting the World – Merseyside Celebrates Women is a celebration of local women in honour of International Womens’ Day. An evening of: sharing, inspiring, empowering, connecting and nurturing. GUEST LIST ONLY Please RSVP to Deborah 07878774535 firstname.lastname@example.org
Venue: Pier Head, Liverpool, L3 1NW
Organisation: Gather the Women and The Fawcett Society
Event: CELEBRATION OF WOMEN
Time: 10.00 – 16.00
About: Showcase of inspirational women in our history. Demonstration and tasting of international traditional dishes prepared by our students. Construction demonstrations and talks to celebrate the launch of our BH Maintenance social enterprise. (Blackburne House Group provide education and training opportunities of every type to women who want to get back into education and employment or to further their career).
Venue: Blackburne House Blackburne Place Entrance off Falkner Street, Liverpool, L8 7PE
More info: http://www.blackburnehouse.co.uk/
Event: ’SHE SETTLES IN THE SHIELDS’ BOOK LAUNCH
Time: 12.30 – 15.00
About: She Settles in the Shields’ tells the story of women who travelled to Pollokshields from all over the world, in search of a new life. Told in their words, the women reveal their experiences of life in their traditional homelands, together with their reasons for leaving, their arrival, first impressions of Scotland and Pollokshields.
Venue: Glasgow Women’s Library, 15 Berkeley Street, Glasgow, G3 7BW
More info: http://womenslibrary.org.uk/event/she-settles-book-launch/
Event: INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
About: This year EOW aims to hold an entertaining and multicultural IWD event to raise an awareness of women’s past and on-going efforts in a tough world. The event will provide a platform for young girls and women alike to reflect on global and local gender issues. Stimulating talks from people in the public eye, with photographic display, poetry and art showcasing ‘Women and their Worlds’. EOW will be granting awards – to acknowledge women who have made an impact in our communities.
Venue: Peter Williams Lecture Theatre (Fielding Johnson South Wing) and Percy Gee (Students’ Union). University of Leicester, University Road, LE1 7RH., Leicester, LE1 7RH
Organisation: Eva Organisation for Women: Eva Organization for Women (EOW) is a non-profit organization based in United Kingdom. EOW is driven to empower, encourage, motivate and support women and young girls from all walks of life to have a positive impact on the world in which they live.
Event: 101 YEARS CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
Time: 18.30 – 20.00
About: Dr Kristin Aune, University of Derby (co-author of Reclaiming the F Word: The New Feminist Movement) discusses the resurgence of feminism in the UK over the last decade. Come join us in a discussion about Feminism and Female Activism in the UK. Refreshments will be served.
Venue: Derby Women’s Centre, 4 Leopold Street, Derby DE1 2HE
Saturday 10th March
Event: IWD DERBY 2012
Time: 10.00 – 16.00
About: A FREE annual event for girls, women and male supporters. Inspiring workshops on careers & business, stalls & showcase of creative talent & role models.
Venue: Assembly Rooms, Market Place, Derby. City centre venue with pay & display parking, disabled access & family-friendly, Derby, DE1 3AH
More info: http://womensdayderby.wordpress.com/
Event: Celebrating Women ‘On the Shoulders of Giants’
Time: 20.00 – late
About: “We Could All Be Giants.” Live music, poetry and performance
Venue: Quad Café Bar, Market Square, Derby.
Event: CELEBRATION OF INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY – FREE TALKS
Time: 14.00 – 16.00
About: Nicola Wilson from Reading University will speak about working-class author Ethel Carnie Holdsworth. Our other speaker will be Karen Bosson from the Communication Workers’ Union.
Venue: Working Class Movement Library 51 Crescent, Salford, M5 4WX
Event: NO GOING BACK! WHAT NEXT FOR WOMEN TODAY?
Time: 10.00 to 14.30
About: Talks, debates, exhibitions, stalls, drumming and singing workshops. A collaborative event between University of Cambridge, Anglia Ruskin University and women’s groups.
Venue: Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge, CB1 1PT
More info: http://www.anglia.ac.uk/ruskin/en/home/community_engagement.html
Event: MAPPING MONUMENTS TO WOMEN LAUNCH
About: Glasgow Women’s Library wants women across Scotland to go out and find the monuments, landmarks, street names and buildings that mark the lives and achievements of women (whether famous, humble or notorious) who have helped to shape Scotland. GWL staff, volunteers and some of our Women Make History detectives will be on hand and online to help groups locate memorials, with documentation and inputting into the website.
Venue: Scotland wide
More info: http://womenslibrary.org.uk/event/mapping-monuments-launch/
Thursday 16th March
Event: SCREENING SYLVIA PANKHURST: EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE : Q&A by the Documentary Maker, Ceri Dingle, WORLDWrite, UK
Time: 18.30 – 20.30
About: Vox Feminarum in association with WORLDwrite invites you to a screening of the documentary film on suffragette and revolutionary Sylvia Pankhurst, Sylvia Pankhurst: Everything is Possible. The film will be introduced by Ceri Dingle, Co-Director of WORLDwrite (the organisation who made the film). The screening will also be followed by a Q&A about the film and other WORLDwrite projects. Copies of the film will also be available to buy at a reduced rate.
Venue: The Box, The Quad, Market Square, Derby
Thursday 22nd March
Event: TWENTY YEARS OF CHANGING MINDS
About: Glasgow Women’s library has commissioned twenty of Scotland’s foremost women printmakers, artists and twenty writers to make new work inspired by their unique collections.
Venue: GWL, 15 Berkeley Street, Glasgow, G3 7BW
More info: http://womenslibrary.org.uk/event/twenty-years-event-march-12/
Event: ANNUAL WISETI LECTURE: FINDING THE RIGHT BALANCE
Time: 17.00 – 18.00
About: Professor Carol Robinson FRS, Royal Society Research Professor at the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory,University of Oxford, gives the annual lecture on women in science.
Venue: University of Cambridge, Robinson College, Grange Road, Auditorium, Cambridge
More info: http://annualwisetilecture2012.eventbrite.co.uk/
Wednesdaty 28th March
Event: LECTURE HIDDEN DEPTHS WOMEN OF THE RNLI
Venue: National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Falmouth
More info: 01326 313388 www.nmmc.co.uk
1st – 31st March
Event: CARE INTERNATIONAL’S ‘WALK IN HER SHOES’
About: Challenging women in the UK to pick any week in March and walk 10, 000 steps every day. That’s approximately five miles each day in solidarity with women who have to walk long distances every day just to survive. It’s a great way to get fit and to support CARE’s work to make life better for women and girls.
More info: To sign up and get everything you need, including a pedometer to track your steps go to http://www.careinternational.org.uk/walkinhershoes/