International Women’s Day will be celebrated in Wiveliscombe Community Centre on Sunday with a variety of free taster workshops.
These will include stone carving, street dancing, singing, Indian bread making, reflexology, belly dancing, Pilates, make up, Sushi, radio skills, crafts and a new idea for Wivey –‘bra bunting’.
Organiser Jenny Carey-Wood said: “This Women’s Day is a chance for us to have a fun day, to try out a new activity and meet other women.
“About 20 women have voluntarily given their time and ideas to make this happen after the great day last year which raised over £700 from very generous donations for food and workshops.”
The event is open to women and girls over the age of 12 and will run from 10.30am to 4.30pm.
Women can drop in when it suits them, but booking for workshops is advised through Wiveliscombe House on 01984-624777.
The café area will be open all day providing refreshments, lunches and a wide range of donated cakes.
Curry, drinks and dancing follow the day’s events at 7pm but by ticket entry only, also available from Wivey House or from Fyfes News.
International Women’s Day was set up in 1911 to celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of women.
This event will raise funds through donations for the United Nations Development Fund for Women and for the Women’s Refuge in Taunton.
11th March 2010 from 9.30 to 13.00
Adur District Council, Civic Centre, Ham Road, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 6PR
This conference is aims to bring together women from all backgrounds in Sussex to discuss & develop ways of working together against violence and abuse.
To network and share best practice.
Organised by BME Community Services: BMECS is a registered charitable company that works to address gaps and needs in services for Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities especially women and children.
Download more details from http://www.bme-cs.org.uk/documents/IWCD.pdf
A one-day event with speakers, stalls & workshops including Free Lunch
8th March 2010 from 10am-4pm
Gants Hill United Reformed Church Hall
39 Woodford Avenue, Gants Hill, Ilford, Essex IG2 6UH
We welcome all women from every age and background – come and have your say !!!!
Please let us know in advance if you would like to have a stall or run a workshop……
For further information please contact 020 8551 8178
Celebrating IWD 2009 in Medway
This year Medway IWD will be supporting the DEC Haiti Earthquake Appeal
The theme for this year’s IWD is “Women and Media” and will take place in the Pilkington building at the Medway University Campus on Saturday 6th March 2010
This is a free event for all women!
12:30pm Doors Open
12:45pm HACO Youth Cultural Group
1.00pm Welcome Catriona Jamieson, Connexions
1.10pm A Woman in Media Sangeeta Bhabra, Presenter, ITV Meridian
1.30pm Tribal Banchees
1.45pm Women & Media – presentation of workshop and subject matter
1.50pm Media Workshop Presentations and discussions looking at the portrayal of women in the media
2.45pm Swarah Arts Dancers
>>>> African Dancing
>>>> Belly Dancing (Charlotte)
>>>> Bollywood Dancing
>>>> Healing and Meditation
>>>> Meditation and healing
>>>> Dance drama for children
4:45pm Mystery Dancers début, prepare to be amazed!!!
Also throughout the afternoon:
Alternative Therapy Sessions – 20 minute sessions from 2pm
(small payment required – please book at front desk)
Activities For Children
* Tombola * WI * MACA and Hair Braiding * Women’s Health * Soroptomists * Hand Massage * Hatti Bags * Henna * Medway Council * Nail Art * Tea/Coffee * University of Greenwich and Mid Kent College * Young Women’s Issues * Oxfam / Fairtrade * Connexions * Healthy living sNatural Cosmetics sCakes and Jams sMASH * Amnesty International *
And in the evening:
International Women’s Day After Party at the Poco Loco!
Be entertained by some of Medway’s finest female musicians!
Poco Loco Spanish Bar & Restaurant, 58 High Street, Chatham, ME4 4DS
* Didi Bergman
* Slap Alice
Plus Art Exhibition by two local female artists
* Andi Bristo
* Chatham Girl aka Zara Carpenter – Literary Award Winner
This is also a free event and a share of the bar takings will be donated to Medway IWD who are supporting the DEC Haiti Earthquake Appeal
Dance, music, art, theatre and magic from fantastic female artists and performers
Friday 5th March 2010 from 20:00 until 01:00
IWD event @ RISC 35-39 London St | Reading | RG1 4PS |
Tickets are now on sale at RISC and details about the line up of our amazing Cabaret of Wonders will be released soon, so watch this space!
International Women’s Day, established in 1918, celebrates the many amazing achievements by women, both past and present.
To join the global celebration for IWD, education charity RISC and creative collective TAG will once again be hosting an extravagant cabaret of wonders, with female artists, musicians, and performers showcasing their talent, entertaining the crowd, and raising the profile of the amazing women of Reading and beyond!
Come and enjoy this exciting event, relax in the audience, absorb the vibrant atmosphere, watch live performance, chat to new people, interact with art and installation, and dance until late to some of the world’s best female electronica.
Tickets are £5, and on sale at RISC’s World Shop and Global Café or on the door.
To see pictures from last year’s sold out event, visit http://www.tagcollective.co.uk
To get involved or for more information email email@example.com
In the meantime, check out the TAG Collective website, for details of other events taking place across Reading.
RISC – is Reading’s Development Education Centre, working with schools and community groups to raise the profile of global issues and promote action for sustainable development, human rights and social justice.
TAG – a collective of artists, musicians and performers striving to develop better platforms for female creativity, raising profiles and cultivating collaborations.
Sunday 7th March 2010 from 11am – 5pm
Sussex Coast College, Station Approach, Hastings
After the success of International Women’s Day celebrations last year, Women’s Voice, as part of the Hastings Intercultural Organisation, are organising another International Women’s Day for 2010. The event this year will be taking place at the new Sussex Coast College site (near Hastings train station)
The day will be a rich mix of women & children performers highlighting the traditional and cultural diversity that exists in Hastings along with informative stalls. The entrance is free to the public and will be widely promoted.
The overarching theme for the day is Opportunities and Achievement.
If you would like to know more about the day in general please contact Shiva Serati on 07972 713399 email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Oxford International Women’s Collective organises an annual festival taking place from February to March celebrating International Women’s Day on 8 March.
The Festival celebrates the creativity of women through theatre, music, talks, exhibitions and workshops, while recognising the struggles for equal rights at work and at home, for trade union recognition, improved working conditions, good childcare facilities and for women’s voices to be heard.
The Festival celebrates Oxford women’s achievements in the arts, sciences, workplace and home. It aims to highlight women’s local, national and international issues and support individual women and organisations who are campaigning for equal rights. The Festival includes women of all races, backgrounds and interest groups. The Festival celebrates the many ways women contribute to Oxford’s social, economic, political and cultural life. This includes their contribution to women’s national and local issues.
Festival 2010 – Grass Roots and Glass Ceilings
- Sunday 28 February Festival Launch ‘Grass Roots and Glass Ceilings’
- Sunday 28 February – Sunday 14 March Grass Roots and Glass Ceilings Art Show
- Sunday 28 February – Saturday 13 March A Celebration of the Female Form: 100 Portraits of Women
- Sunday 28 February Women Anthropologists and the Pitt Rivers Museum
- Monday 1 March Grassroots Feminist Film Night
- Tuesday 2 March Birthrites
- Wednesday 3 March – Saturday 27 March Common Threads: Exhibition of Patchwork Panels
- Wednesday 3 March Oxford Amnesty International Women’s Group: From Grass Roots to Glass Ceilings
- Thursday 4 March Leading the Way from Grass Roots to Glass Ceilings
- Thursday 4 March Foursight Theatre and Talking Birds presents Forever in Your Debt
- Friday 5 March Every Woman Celebration Day
- Saturday 6 March Queer Oxford History Walk
- Saturday 6 March ‘Phenomenal Women’: Spotlight on Women of African Heritage
- Saturday 6 March Ceilidh with the Kismet Ceilidh Band
- Sunday 7 March Dissolving Spiritual Glass Ceilings
- Sunday 7 March Multicultural Textiles: Open Workshop and Exhibition of Work in Progress
- Monday 8 March Aung San Suu Kyi: Breaking the Glass Ceiling in Burma
- Tuesday 9 March Dorothy Hodgkin Memorial Lecture Centenary Celebration
- Tuesday 9 March Let’s Talk about Sex!
- Tuesday 9 March Red Box – Where Women Meet
- Wednesday 10 March Creative Women, Creative Children
- Wednesday 10 March Redbridge Traveller Women’s Group
- Thursday 11 March Angels with Aspirations
- Thurs 11 March Strictly Latin American
- Friday 12 March Women’s Liberation @ 40 – Continuities and Changes
- Friday 12 March Creative Connection Women
- Friday 12 March Women Reaching Women Water Day
- Friday 12 March Reel Women Screening
- Saturday 13 March Women’s Liberation @ 40 – Continuities and Changes
- Saturday 13 March Hey Good Looking?
- Saturday 13 March Breaking Through
- Saturday 13 March Diversity and Rhythm
- Saturday 13 March The Good Grief it’s a Goddess… Banquet and Ball!
- Sunday 14 March ‘A Walk on the Wild Side’ at Wittenham Clumps
For further information about the Oxford International Women’s Festival contact:
Debbie Hollingsworth – Chair
Tel: 07812 350 892
Anne Mobbs – Treasurer/Fundraiser
Tel: 01865 553755
Christine Eady – Secretary/Co-ordinator
Tel: 01865 245793