International Women's Day 2010

She Sings Songs – Battersea on 10th March

Posted in 2010 03 10, London by womeninlondon on 9 March 2010

10th March 2010 from 19.30 to 21.00
The Battersea Barge 9 Elms Lane, London, SW8 5BP
(020 7498 0004)
P Bee Productions: Talent fuelled through generosity

Help us celebrate International Women’s Day with a night of theatre showcasing up and coming female stars of the London theatre scene.

It will be a night comedy, drama and all round entertainment as well as raising funds for well deserving charities making a difference in the lives of women both here in London and around the world.

A21 stands for abolishing injustice in the 21st Century. Trafficking in women is the second largest global organized crime today, generating approximately US$12 billion a year. There 1.39 million victims of commercial sexual servitude worldwide. Over 25% of these victims are trafficked from Southern and Eastern Europe. Scholars have labelled this the “fourth wave in Human Trafficking” and the forefront of today’s global trafficking efforts.120,000 women and children are trafficked each year into EU member states, and 90 percent end up in the sex industry.

There is an estimated 20,000 women and girls trafficked into the Greek sex industry, Greece has been labelled, “the centre of trafficking in Europe.” In the coming year A21 look forward to opening a restoration home in Bulgaria which will provide support for women to re-enter society as well as a Crisis centre in the Ukraine. (For more information see

Refuge are committed to helping abused women across London. Every woman and child experiencing domestic violence has different needs – there is no single package of services to meet those needs, no ‘one size fits all’. Instead Refuge offers a range of services which increases women’s choices and gives them access to professional support whatever their situation. Refuge provide a 24hr National Domestic Violence Helpline, refuges and safe houses, outreach services as well as culturally specific services that meet the needs of women from all backgrounds experiencing abuse.(For more information see

Celebrating Women, International Women’s Day Event – South Lanarckshire

Posted in 2010 03 10, Scotland by womeninlondon on 9 March 2010

It’s back and it’s bigger and better than before!

Hamilton Park Race Course, Hamilton, ML3 0DW
10th March 2010 from 10.30 to 14.30 – FREE!

The day boasts a host of activities that are focused on women’s health, hobbies, fitness and most important of all … fun.

Organised by Home School Partnership whose role is to engage and support mums, dads and other carers in their own and their children’s learning.

Make Overs and Fashion featuring real men and women (and two Glasgow Warrior Rugby Players!) Come see some of our mums get a make over courtesy of local businesses – with hair and make up from Rita Rusk International (Bothwell Road) and clothes from Bairds of Hamilton; Marks and Spencer; Next; and Sainsburys the ladies will be looking stunning. Not to be out done our gents will be kitted out by the Hamilton Kilt Centre.

There will be a vast range of tasters and freebies including a pamper zone (with osteopaths; massage; nailzone) Arts and Crafts (scrapbooking, quilting, sewing) Active Zone (Salsa; fitness checks; health advice) Cake Decorating; Cooking Demo’s (and tasters!!!) John Lewis are showing casing some Nursery equipment; Fashion zone with make overs and advice… and much much more!

Unfortunately we do not have a creche available however you are more than welcome to bring tots along.

Entrance and Activities are all free (however get along early as some activities will have to be booked on the day on a first come first served basis) – The only cost should be for any catering you wish to purchase from the Racecourse cafe – please note that this can be expensive.

For more programme details and other information go to

Poetry Evening with Sheree Mack and other local poets in Newcastle

Posted in 2010 03 10, North East by womeninlondon on 9 March 2010

10th March 2010 from 6.30 to 7.45

Local women poets will perform their poetry in the Bewick Hall as part of the events surrounding International Women’s Day.

This event will feature popular poet Sheree Mack.

Suitable for ages ranges 16 years and over.

No tickets needed, just turn up.

Bewick Hall, City Library 33 Newbridge Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8AX

Organised by Newcastle City Libraries.

International Women’s Day Events at Liverpool Museums until 13th March 2010

Posted in 2010 03 08, 2010 03 09, 2010 03 10, 2010 03 11, 2010 03 12, 2010 03 13, North West by womeninlondon on 5 March 2010

Join us at the Walker Art Gallery, World Museum, International Slavery Museum and Merseyside Maritime Museum, to celebrate International Women’s Day. We have a week-long programme of free events, focussing on the main day, Monday 8 March 2010.

From poetry to decorative arts, the events explore the important contribution that women have made to our culture. A highlight will be the unveiling of three new plaques on the Black Achiever’s Wall in the International Slavery Museum.

You can also drop into our fantastic exhibition, ‘The Rise of Women Artists’, that features paintings, textiles, sculptures and much more.

All events and exhibitions are free.

Time Event Venue Suitable
Sunday 7 March

Health and well-being day

World Museum Liverpool adults
3pm The good, the bad and the beautiful? World Museum Liverpool all visitors
Monday 8 March
10am -1pm
International Women’s Day: Women Artists – A Poet’s View Walker Art Gallery adults
11am Women artists: Paintings, prints and drawings Walker Art Gallery adults
1pm, 2pm and 3pm Forgotten heroines of the Civil Rights Movement International Slavery Museum all visitors
1.30-4pm Under the spotlight Walker Art Gallery adults
2pm-2.30pm Women artists: Decorative art and prejudice Walker Art Gallery adults
2pm Deeds not words Merseyside Maritime Museum all visitors
Wednesday 10 March

Celebrating women

International Slavery Museum all visitors
Saturday 13 March

The heroine’s story

Merseyside Maritime Museum all visitors


The Rise of Women Artists Walker Art Gallery


International Women’s Day 2010 – ‘Women Building Bridges’ – The Women’s Centre Derry

Posted in 2010 03 08, 2010 03 09, 2010 03 10, 2010 03 11, 2010 03 12, 2010 03 13, 2010 03 16, Ireland Northern by womeninlondon on 4 March 2010

Women Building Bridges – is an International Women’s Day 2010 Art Exhibition and Programme opening in The Women’s Centre on Monday 8th March.

International Women’s Day 2010 is being marked by an Art Exhibition and Workshop Programme ‘Women Building Bridges’ which – celebrates and promotes community bridge building, challenges stereotypes and prejudices and demonstrates a willing to engage with ‘difference’ and diversity, from the perspectives of women across the city (and beyond).

The programme is itself a communicative platform from which social, economic and political realities may be explored. The theme ‘Women Building Bridges’ was chosen in response to the building of a new footbridge (Peace Bridge) which will connect the West and East Banks of the city. The Exhibition showcases various creative art pieces by individuals, artists, and groups of women from the Derry City Council area and beyond.

Mon 8th March The Women’s Centre 3:00pm
Exhibition Launch

Guest Speakers including: Ms Aideen McGinley OBE, Chief Executive of Ilex. The Women’s Centre. T: 028 7126 7672

Mon 8th March Eden Place Arts 7:30pm
Exhibition Launch

Contact: Judi Logue. T:028 7126 9418

Mon 8th March The Nerve Centre 7pm
Screening of ‘Trade’

‘TRADE is a thrilling story of courage and a devastating expose of one of the world’s most heinous crimes’. Screening to coincide with the workshop ‘Women and the Sex Industry’.

Mon 8th March Sandino’s 8pm to late
Femme Fatale Open Mic Nite with Tina McLaughlin.

Showcasing Derry and Donegal’s Finest Female Singers and Performers. £2 entrance on door. Door charge donated to F oyle Women’s Aid. Contact: Tina McLaughlin. M: 07966691699

Tues 9th March The Women’s Centre 10.30am – 12pm
Below the Radar: Discussion Forum

A workshop exploring the invisibility issues of Young Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Women in relation to Service Provision.
Facilitated by Duane McArdle. Contact: Paddy McNicholl (IPOD Young Women’s Project). T: 028 7126 7672

Tues 9th March Waterside Women’s Centre 11am – 2pm
Fusion of Culture

International Food Cuisine. Waterside Women’s Centre. Booking only. T: 028 7134 1579

Tues 9th March Verbal Arts Centre 12.30pm
Exhibition Launch

Contact: Claire McDermott T: 028 7126 6946
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Tues 9th March Verbal Arts Centre 1.30pm
Exhibition Tour

Verbal Arts Centre, Eden Place, Women’s Centre and Tower Museum.

Wed 10th March The Junction 10am – 12pm
Women and the Sex Industry: Discussion Forum

A workshop opportunity to focus in on a critical local and global social injustice issue. Facilitated by Children in Crossfire/IPOD group. Contact: Caroline Murphy. T: 028 7126 9898

Wed 10th March Tower Museum 12.30pm
Derry City Council Heritage and Museum Exhibition Launch

Contact: Margaret Edwards/Bernadette Walsh. T:02871 372411

Wed 10th March VOID 2pm – 3.30pm
Exhibiting Women’s and Community Art: Discussion Forum

Women artists, community artists, Women’s and Community Art Groups are invited to explore influences within work, issues around exhibiting work in public, the inter-connections between individual art pieces and collective art, and the profile of Women’s Art in public space. Contact: Ruth Moore or VOID T: 0287126 7672 or 028 7130 8080

Thurs 11th March VOID 7pm
‘28 Days – Women’s reflections in time and space’
On February 1st 2010, a group of women artists and writers visited the space of the former barracks at Ebrington. The exhibition will show the individual artistic responses they developed over the ensuing 28 days.
Contact: Clionagh Boyle or Maoliosa Boyle. Void Gallery. T:028 7130 8080

Fri 12th March Wateside Theatre 11.30am
Community Bridge Building: Discussion Forum

Within the context of ‘regeneration’ and the building of the new ‘Peace Bridge’ linking East and West banks of the city, the questions are posed: Is physical regeneration and re imaging the easy part? How can space be utilized to support human interaction and/or sustainable relationships? What kind of platform should ‘community bridge building’ have in the city?
Contact: Ruth Moore. The Women’s Centre. T: 028 7126 7672

Fri 12th March The Guildhall 1.30pm – 2.30pm
Maiden’s Tour the City: A Herstory of the Walled City (1hr)

Tour Guide: Anne Crilly, (Filmmaker and UU Lecturer) 15 places. Contact: Ruth Moore. The Women’s Centre.
T: 028 7126 7672

Sat 13th March The Guildhall 1 – 2pm
A Herstory of the Walled City (1hr
Tour Guide: Anne Crilly, (Filmmaker and UU Lecturer) 15 places. Contact: Ruth Moore. The Women’s Centre
T: 028 7126 7672

Sat 13th March Central Library 2pm
Female Form

Come and join in with other women in building bridges out of human sculpture throughout the city!
Contact: Caroline Murphy. T: 07541908118

Tues 16th March (Foyle Street ) 11.30am -1.30pm
Exhibition Tour

(Tower Museum, Women’s Centre, Eden Place and Verbal Arts Centre).

An illustrated version of the programme can be downloaded from

The Coalition

This year’s programme has grown out of a history of International Women’s Day celebrations in the city, the annual Exhibition Event of Eden Place, and is influenced by the multiple venue and Coalition approach which emerged as part of the 2008 Art of Survival and 2009 Women’s Real Lives, curated by Roberta Bacic. The momentum and energy for the 2010 programme is the result of coalition working of a number of individuals and organisations, which have come together to organise the activities for Women Building Bridges 2010. These include: Eden Place Arts Centre, The Women’s Centre (Derry), Waterside Women’s Centre, Derry City Council Heritage and Museums Services, Children In Crossfire, Verbal Arts Centre, VOID and Freelance Coordinator Ruth Moore.This project is funded by Derry City Council Community Relations Programme.


Programme Coordinator – Ruth Moore
T: 028 71267672

Eden Place Arts Coordinator – Judi Logue
T: 02871269418
Address: Eden Place Arts Centre, Pilot’s Row Community Centre, Rossville Street, Derry. BT48 6LP

Derry City Council Museum Rep Bernadette Walsh
T: 028 71377331


International Women’s Day 2010 University of Cambridge

The Faculty of Arts, Law and Social Sciences will be taking part in a week-long series of events organised by the University of Cambridge to celebrate International Women’s Day 2010 on 8 March.

The history of International Women’s Day began in 1911, a year after Clara Zetkin (Leader of the ‘Women’s Office’ for the Social Democratic Party in Germany) tabled the idea to a conference of over 100 women from 17 countries, representing organisations such as unions, socialist parties and working women’s clubs.

ALSS contributions this year will include a 6-hour performance of Mapping Maternity, co-devised and performed by Drama and Performing Arts lecturer Kerstin Bueschges with Jan Farrer and Sandra Flores, and ‘For a Few Moments Every Day’, a one day workshop about the every day, explored through storytelling and pictures, with Illustrator and ALSS lecturer Pam Smy.

For more information on the various activities for International Women’s Day, please visit the University of Cambridge HR events page:

or see the pdf poster International Women’s Day 2010 poster (550 Kb)

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Speak Out – Erris Local Area Network – 10th March 2010

Posted in 2010 03 10, Ireland Republic by womeninlondon on 2 March 2010

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Erris Local Area Network opposing violence against women is holding an event titled Speak Out on Wednesday March 10 at 1pm in the arts centre.

Women are invited to speak for one minute about themselves or an issue that matters to them.

Each woman’s piece will begin with “I am a woman/girl/female…” after that it is up to you what you wish to say.

A practice session will be arranged a week before the event. Women who would like to speak should contact Rose or Leanne on 097 20828 or drop into Iorras Le Chéile, Main Street, Belmullet, Co Mayo

International Women’s Day Events Southampton Civic Centre

1st-12th March Foyer Exhibition FREE
International Women’s Day
* Come and learn more about International Women’s Day and see a photo exhibition of Southampton women
* Civic Centre Foyer

8th March Visit to Mayor’s Parlour, Civic Centre FREE
2pm Tour lead by a Town Sergeant.
* The Right Worshipful the Mayor of Southampton Councillor Elizabeth Mizon, will be at the event.
* To book one of the limited spaces, please contact Lepsa 023 8083 2865

30th March Women’s Dialogue Event FREE
from 12noon – 4pm
* Workshops on Domestic Violence and Forced Marriages and talks by Roxanna Whittaker (Forced Marriage Unit, Home Office), and Melani Morgan – Police
* To book a place please contact Lepša: 023 8083 2865
* Conference Rooms 3 & 4, Civic Centre

Women In Jazz Week 8th -13th March 2010

Posted in 2010 03 08, 2010 03 09, 2010 03 10, 2010 03 11, 2010 03 12, 2010 03 13, London by womeninlondon on 1 March 2010

This year Ronnie Scott’s will be recognising International Women’s Day with a special week of shows featuring some of the finest female band leaders from around the world.  Artists lined up to perform include Norma Winstone, Nikki Iles and Annie Whitehead from the UK, Rachel Z and Bobbi Humphrey from the US, Emilia Martensson from Sweden and Norway’s Frøy Aagre.

International Women’s Day is held annually on March 8th to commemorate and celebrate women’s achievements throughout history.  Events are held around the world focusing on themes such as innovation, the portrayal of women in the media, and the importance of education and career opportunities.  As part of this global event, Ronnie Scott’s Club is delighted to present a selection of some of the best female jazz talent from around the world with a week of dedicated programming.


Printmakers feat. Norma Winstone & Nikki Iles , Froy Aagre Quartet (8th), Janette Mason Trio (9th) Find out more

Trio of Oz with Rachel Z & Omar Hakim , Deidre Cartwright’s Picnic (10th), Emilia Martensson Sextet (11th) Find out more

Bobbi Humphrey Quartet, The Deep MO (12th), Michele Drees Band (13th) Find out more


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