International Women's Day 2010

TUC celebration of International Women’s Day 2010

Posted in 2010 03 08, London by womeninlondon on 19 February 2010

A night of comedy, music, poetry, politics and campaigning

International Women’s Day is held annually on 8 March on which, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women, celebrate achievements and express solidarity with women around the world.

International Women’s Day was borne from the struggles that women fought against oppression and for better working conditions and the right to vote in the early 1900s. Read more here

The TUC celebrates International Women’s Day every year, both at TUC Women’s Conference and at Congress House. This year the TUC are hosting a huge celebration, with a night of comedy, music, poetry, politics, campaigning and a showcase of the TUC international development work that is empowering women to improve their rights in developing countries.

The TUC Deputy General Secretary Frances O’Grady will open the event with author Bonnie Greer and we are also delighted that Maria Eagle MP and international trade unionist speakers are able to address the event. The evening will compered by the brilliantly funny Lorraine Bowen.

The night will feature the soulful vocals of Zena Edwards plus the hip-hop and spoken word duo Poetic Pilgrimage and comedy from Josie Long described by The Guardian as ‘ a figurehead for a new way of doing things in alternative comedy’.

Tickets for the event are on sale now and can be booked as:
* Table of ten with buffet supper – £155.99
* Table of ten without buffet supper – £95.99
* Individual ticket with buffet super – £15.99
* Individual ticket without buffet supper – £9.99

The ticket includes a free wine reception at the start of the evening, as well as coffee and cake at the end. You will also get a £5 discount on the Philosophy Football Women Dissenters range of T-shirts which will be launched on the night.

The event is generously supported by Thompsons solicitors.

To book your tickets for this event and to find out more go to or call 020 8802 3499

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