International Women's Day 2010

Women Working for Community Cohesion – Stockport

Posted in 2010 03 08, North West by womeninlondon on 28 February 2010

SI Stockport International Women’s Day Event

Stockport Club in partnership with Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council has obtained funding from the Lottery for a celebration of International Women’s Day on Monday March 8th.

The theme of the day is “Women Working for Community Cohesion” and women from diverse ethnic groups have been invited to an early evening (5-8pm) celebration at Stockport’s Art Gallery.

We are also welcoming visitors from Stockport’s twin towns, Beziers and Heilbronn.

There will be dancing, music, food and speakers.

If you would like to join us please e mail to book.


Women into Enterpries – International Women’s Day Free Event – Bath

Posted in 2010 03 08, South West by womeninlondon on 28 February 2010

The University of Bath is hosting a series of free inspirational and information talks to celebrate International Women’s Day on Monday, 8 March 2010.

All sessions take place on the University of Bath main campus at Claverton Down.

Behind the Boardroom Door – Cathy Hakes
12.15pm to 1pm in Room 8W 2.13

Cathy Hakes at the age of 32 became the Vice Chair of South Yorkshire Sports Board and she is in Bath to share how she motivated herself to apply for the position, what is involved in being a Vice Chair, what is beneficial about the position and her plans for the future. This is a chance to glimpse behind the door to find out what is involved and see if it is something you would like to try either now or in the future. This will be a talk/discussion format with an interactive role play session to stand in the shoes of a board member.

Managing your career after maternity leave – Dana Mellor
1pm to 1.45pm in Room: 8W 2.13 was founded by Dana Mellor to provide specialist support to parents wanting to develop their careers around their family commitments. Dana will be sharing what made the difference in her own journey from professional jockey to business owner; scenarios of how other women have successfully managed their maternity leave and at least one essential tool to boost women’s confidence and motivation during this crucial phase of many women’s working lives.

Entrepreneur with passion, energy and ethics – Louise Ladbrooke
2pm to 3pm in Room: 4E 3.38

Louise Ladbrooke set up, expanded and subsequently sold a chain of nurseries winning lots of national awards along the way. Louise will share with us her motivations for setting up ‘Bees Knees’, what she attributes to the success of the business and the new projects, skills and ideas are motivating her in 2010. Questions and answers will follow with by tea, coffee and buns provided by the University of Bath’s Equality and Diversity Team. Maybe a few cakes too!

Book online at

Division for Lifelong Learning, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath BA2 7AY
Tel: 01225 383422

Voice Collective : Celebration of Female Endeavour – Axis Open Space

Posted in 2010 03 08, 2010 03 09, 2010 03 10, 2010 03 11, 2010 03 12, North West by womeninlondon on 28 February 2010

Monday 8th to Friday 12th March 2010 from 9am-4pm
Axis Open Space


Scheduled to coincide with ‘International Woman’s Day’ on March 8th, co-curators Anita Pullan and Katherine Beckett have been invited to bring together selected artworks by artists whose work highlights women’s struggle for equality around the world and celebrates women’s creative achievements. Voice Collective showcases a range of art disciplines and connects university research and arts community cultures in one exhibition.

International Woman’s Day has been observed around the globe since the early 1900’s, when gender inequality spurred women to campaign for changes such as better voting rights and equal political representation. Each year the day is represented across the world by events, exhibitions, debates and celebrations.


Axis Arts Centre is based on the Crewe campus of MMU Cheshire, which is about 3 miles from Junction 16 of the M6, or 10 minutes walk from Crewe train station. Parking is free from 5pm.

If you wish to visit the Open Space during our opening hours 10-4pm, please call in advance so we can book you a visitor space.

If you have any problems concerning our location, please contact the box office and we will do what we can to help.

You can contact us on the main box office number: 0161 247 5302 or e-mail

Axis Arts Centre
MMU Cheshire, Crewe Green Rd
Crewe, Cheshire

Celebrating International Women’s Day in Haringey

Posted in 2010 03 06, London by womeninlondon on 28 February 2010

Saturday 6 March 2010 sees Haringey’s annual free celebration for International Women’s Day from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm at the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CHENEL), Tottenham High Road, London N15.

The theme for International Women’s Day 2010 is “Laughing about life to help and heal women”.

On offer are stalls and workshops on fashion, carpentry, yoga, salsa, wellbeing and fitness sessions. This year in partnership with Funny Women we will be holding workshops on Stand Up Comedy with the best three women performing at the afternoon ceremony.

The highlight of the day is the presentation of the annual Haringey Unsung Women awards which recognise the achievements of women in the borough and the vital role they play in the community.

The event is organised by Haringey Women’s Forum, Haringey Council, local women’s groups and CHENEL.

For more information call 020 8489 2576.

International Women’s Day 2010: Celebrating Women-Only Peace Camps – Feminist Archive North

Posted in 2010 03 09, Yorkshire & Humberside by womeninlondon on 28 February 2010

This year’s International Women’s Day event will be: Celebrating Women-Only Peace Camps, with guest speaker Helen John.

The evening will also include a screening of Don’t Trust Menwith Balls, an exhibition from the Peace Museum, raffle, and refreshments.

Join us on 9th March, from 5-7pm in the Brotherton Room, Special Collections, Brotherton Library, University of Leeds.


Further information and directions are available here

Multicultural event planned to celebrate International Women’s Day in Carmarthenshire

Posted in 2010 03 08, Wales by womeninlondon on 28 February 2010

Multi cultural dances and Henna painting are amongst the activities planned in Llanelli to celebrate International Women’s Day.

Glanymor and Tyisha Communities First, a Welsh Assembly-funded initiative run locally by Carmarthenshire County Council, has organised a day packed full of free activities at the Morfa Social Club on Monday, March 8, between 10am and 5pm.

As well as international performances from female dance groups representing India, Korea, Africa, the Phillipines and Nepal, there will also be a strong Welsh flavour with local school children demonstrating St David’s Day celebrations.

Glanymor and Tyisha Communities First was successful in securing funding from the Welsh Assembly Government in line with the theme Promoting Women into Public and Political Life.

Speeches will be given by women working in political and public sector fields, and service providers including the Crown Prosecution Service, Police, Fire Brigade, and Women’s Aid will be providing information to attendees.

A free bus service will pick-up from Yr Hafan, Seaside, at 9.40am – stopping at Llys Glanymor, Llys Y Drindod, and Hafan Y Morfa, before arriving at Morfa Social Club at 10am. A return bus will leave the club at 5pm.

Farah Aziz, Communities First development officer, said: “We have planned a full day of events which will give an international flavour, and will provide entertainment for people of all ages. The event is free, and is open to men and women.”

Communities First aims at regenerating deprived communities by improving living conditions and prospects for people.

In Carmarthenshire, the local authority runs four out of the six Communities First organisations, and its teams host many local events and educational activities every year, along with specific regeneration programmes.

Regeneration Executive Board Member Cllr Clive Scourfield said: “The Communities First team performs a vital role in the area and I am delighted that the team is finding new ways of bringing the community together, such as this wonderful multicultural event to celebrate International Women’s Day.”

For more information call Farah Aziz on 01554 777850.

Scottish Women’s Convention International Women’s Day 2010

Posted in 2010 03 06, Scotland by womeninlondon on 28 February 2010

The Scottish Women’s Convention would like to invite you to attend the SWC International Women’s Day event on Saturday 6 March 2010.

They are holding this event in the Scottish Parliament with permission of the Scottish Parliament Corporate Body.

The event will begin around 12.30p.m to allow for registration and lunch.

Delegates will take their seats within the Debating Chamber at 2 p.m. where they will be joined by the event’s speakers.

A small reception will follow in the Garden Lobby of the Scottish Parliament which will offer the opportunity for networking.

Should you wish to attend this free event and know of other women who would be interested then please could you register by either emailing: or contacting the staff on 0141 248 8186.

International Women’s Day Celebrations at YWCA Doncaster Women’s Centre

Posted in 2010 03 08, 2010 03 10, Yorkshire & Humberside by womeninlondon on 28 February 2010

breaking barriers
Monday 8 March, 10.00am to 3.00pm

join us for International Women’s Day
free entry – free lunch

This is your chance to hear the inspirational stories of women who have overcome poverty and discrimination and ask them how they’ve done it

Discover the educational opportunities on offer at Northern College or get help from Success Doncaster to start that business you’ve always dreamed of

Find out about how to get legal advice from Streetlaw Plus Make International Women’s Day the first day of the rest of your life! Join in workshops about self-esteem, healthy relationships and women in science and industry

Discover what life is really like for women in the criminal justice system

Celebrating culture
Wednesday 10 March, 10.00am to 3.00pm

Join women from all over the world to celebrate their achievements with a day of fun, reflection and traditional food

For more information contact YWCA Doncaster Women’s Centre on 01302 309800, call in to 21 Cleveland Street, Doncaster DN1 3EH, or email


International Women’s Day Events – Bradley Stoke

Posted in 2010 03 11, South West by womeninlondon on 28 February 2010

When: Thursday 11th March 2010 – 6.30pm–9.30pm
Where: Bradley Stoke community School, Fiddlers Wood Lane, BS32 9BS

A series of events have been organised for the International Women’s Day celebration in Bradley Stoke. The celebrations will take place at the Bradley Stoke community School on Thursday 11th March 2010.

As last year we’ll be putting on an international fashion show, involving pupils from the community school doing their own ‘catwalk’ as well.

Also, as last year we’ll be running the Outstanding Women’s Awards, which is now in its 2nd year. Once again, there will be some great prizes.

Additionally, we have added the Poetry and Photography competition under the theme ‘a woman you know’. This is open to all residents of South Gloucestershire. See

Both the poetry and photography competition as well as the Outstanding women’s award is to show appreciation and acknowledgement of the role women play in our communities.

For more information contact Southern Brooks Community Partnership SBCP, Bradley Stoke Community School, Fiddlers Wood Lane, Bradley Stoke BS32 9BS
Tel: 01454 868570 or visit us at

You can download the International Women’s Day 2010 Flyer (98KB PDF) from

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International Women’s Day Celebration Enniskillen on 11th March 2010

Posted in 2010 03 11, Ireland Northern by womeninlondon on 28 February 2010

Fermanagh Women’s Network are hosting their annual international women’s day festival.

There will be a celebrity opening the festival and various events taking place throughout the day – arts, crafts, live music, dancing, health workshops, therapy rooms, art displays, community sector information etc.

Admission free and everyone welcome.

If your community group or organisation would like to have a stand at this event, contact Fermanagh Women’s Network on 028 6634 3814 or