International Women's Day 2010

Wirral International Women’s Day 25th March 2010 from 19.00 to 22.00

Posted in 2010 03 25, North West by womeninlondon on 18 March 2010

Williamson Art Gallery, Slatey Road,, Birkenhead, Wirral

This event celebrating International Women’s Day will examine women in history.

There will be four speakers, (Heather Butler) Lady, Emma Hamilton, (Felicity Davies) Wise Women and the Goddess, (Joanne Dickson) Wirral Suffragettes and Dr. Roopa Adke who will share her experiences of balancing professional and family life, entitled ‘Teeter-totter: work-life balance’.

Refreshments provided. £3.00 entry.

Organised by Joanne Dickson & Heather Butler: Wirral Local History Group

International Women’s Day Celebrations with Train 2000 in Liverpoool

Posted in 2010 03 08, North West by womeninlondon on 5 March 2010

Women’s Breakfast – A celebration for the women who have successfully come through our ‘Women’s Circles’ Programme. The circles aim to give opportunity to women in Liverpool who feel isolated to join together and explore their hopes and aspirations for themselves and their community. This event will be a chance for all our circles to join together and share their experiences. Held on 8th March 2010 10am-12.30pm at Train 2000 office in Liverpool.

International Women’s Day Coffee Morning, Sefton 10am-11.30am – Held in Café D’Art Formby, this informal morning will provide local women to find out about free business support over a morning coffee and cake, Monday 8th March. No need to book. Just drop in!

High Tea at Sea 1.30pm-4pm – This year we are offering a fantastic networking opportunity for Northwest business women. Train 2000 have joined forces with Women in Business, Knowsley Chamber of Commerce and Business Link to present ‘High Tea at Sea’. Held at the Liner Hotel in Liverpool from 1.30pm-4.00pm the afternoon includes:
* Business Opportunities in Europe Workshop
* International Business Woman Jessica Houghton of Expert Language Solutions
* Trade & Networking Opportunities
* Information on Shanghai EXPO 2010
* Afternoon Tea, Free raffle and much more!!!
Places are strictly limited. For more details or to book email or call 0151 236 6601.

Annual lecture ‘Developing Women’s Entrepreneurial Talent’ given by Professor Colette Henry. Being held at NOVAS Contemporary Urban Centre from 3pm-5pm, the afternoon will also include the inaugeration of Councillor Flo Clucas as the First President of WICED (Women’s International Centre of Economic Development). If you are interested in finding out more about this event please contact

Check our website

The Centre for Women’s Enterprise & Employment
Train 2000 Ltd
5th Floor, Wellington Buildings
The Strand, Pier Head
Liverpool, L2 0PP


Posted in 2010 03 06, North West by womeninlondon on 5 March 2010

Saturday 6th March 2010

Toxteth TV on 37-45 Windsor st L8 and will be going out live to website at 7.30pm

Only £5 per ticket incl. drinks and nibbles.

All money raised goes to WHISC on Bold St

Line up includes:
Barbieshop, Jo Bywater, Lonesome Georginas, Hope & Harmony… Choir and the side splittingly hilarious Nurse Karen 101!!

More details via!/profile.php?v=wall&id=517402810

Celebrating Women in Action – 2 events at the Pankhurst Centre

Posted in 2010 03 08, North West by womeninlondon on 5 March 2010

Celebrating Women In Action – Nationally And Internationally
8th March 2010 from 10:30 to 15:30

A day to celebrate women who take an active role in society by profiling them and their work.

With information stalls, a variety of workshops including a women’s parliament, self esteem building and lots more

Followed by:

Celebrating Women In Action – Evening Event
8th March 2010 from 19:00 to 22:30

An evening social event carrying on with the days themes of celebrating women in action. The nights entertainment includes singers, salsa dancing and comedy.

The Pankhurst Centre. 60 – 62 Nelson Street Chorlton on Medlock, Manchester M13 9WP

Telephone 0161 273 5673
Fax 0161 274 4979

The Pankhurst Centre is the former home of Emmeline Pankhurst and birthplace of the women’s political union, today the centre is dedicated to women’s work.

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


A Manchester Celebration of International Women’s Day

Posted in 2010 03 08, North West by womeninlondon on 4 March 2010

On Monday 8th March 2010 at the Monastery, Gorton, Manchester M12 5WF

The Day

The shape of the day is one of innovation, interaction and inspiration. Forget sitting back listening to a string of speakers, this is about getting involved and getting back what you put into the day.

The morning will focus on self development with workshops and an adiitional menu of activities throughout the building. In the afternoon discussion groups will explore how we can benefit others locally, nationally and internationally. The groups will cover topical areas of interest and will be driven by the delegates on the day. There will of course also be plenty of opportunities to network and a charity zone during what promises to be a rewarding and enjoyable day.

Hear what we’ve got to say about the day YouTube Video

To get the best from the day we recommend all partcipants choose one wokshop, one discussion group, one Speakeasy session and try all the activities. Have a great day.

Monday 8 March Running Order*
*subject to alteration

9.00 – 10.00am Registration
10.00 – 11.00am Opening Addresses
11.00 – 12.30pm Workshops & Speakeasy
12.30 – 2.00pm Buffet Lunch & Networking
2.00 – 3.00pm Discussion Groups
3.00 – 4.00pm Networking
4.00 – 5.30pm Group Exercise
5.30 – 5.45pm Closing Address
5.45 – 7.00pm Networking
Other Activities

Included in the day are refreshments, lunch, all workshops, discussion groups and the group exercise.



International Women’s Day Event in Stockport

Posted in 2010 03 08, North West by womeninlondon on 4 March 2010

An exciting event featuring music, song, dance and international cuisine to celebrate International Women’s Day takes place at Stockport Art Gallery on Monday 8th March (5-8pm).

Organised by the Soroptomist International of Stockport, and assisted by Stockport Council, the theme of the innovative evening is community cohesion, with short talks from women from different backgrounds and different countries including Germany, France and Sri Lanka. There will be an opportunity for questions, discussion and networking.

Guests will also have the chance to go to the upstairs gallery houses to view the current exhibition by Alan Lowndes, the renowned Stockport born artist, who is famous for his depiction of Stockport streets, mills, parks and the iconic viaduct.

The Council’s International Liaison Unit worked in partnership with the Soroptomists to submit a successful Lottery bid to fund the free event. Stockport’s twin towns of Béziers and Heilbronn have been invited to make presentations, and they will also visit Hat Works, Staircase House, Stockport Story, and Bramall Hall.

Booking is essential to attend the event.

Please contact Pamela Brown at the Soroptomists on 0161 439 1476 or email

Wirral women invited to celebrate International Women’s Day at Wirral Met

Posted in 2010 03 05, North West by womeninlondon on 4 March 2010

Wirral women are being invited to celebrate International Women’s Day in Birkenhead on Friday 5th March 2010.

Wirral Change is hosting a day of activities at Wirral Met’s Conway Park campus to mark the annual event.

A spokesman said: “International Women’s Day is an occasion marked by women’s groups around the world; it is commemorated at the United Nations and is designated in many countries as a national holiday.

“When women on all continents, often divided by national boundaries and by ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic and political differences, come together to celebrate their day, they can look back to a tradition that represents at least nine decades of struggle for equality, justice, peace and development.”

Activities at Wirral Met will include henna painting, makeovers, music, massage, manicures, belly dancing and hair cuts.

There will also be advice on benefits, employment, housing and training.

International Women’s Day at the college takes place from 10am to 3pm.

Activities are free and all women are welcome to attend.

For more information call Wirral Change on 650 5428.

International Women’s Day celebration to help raise money for Chester Women’s Aid

Posted in 2010 03 06, North West by womeninlondon on 2 March 2010

Recycling and Re-invention will be the theme when Chester stages its own international women’s day celebration

Chester Women’s Aid supporters have arranged an event to mirror International Women’s Day, which will be held in the Community Centre in Westminster Road, Hoole, Chester, on Saturday, March 6, between 11am and 4pm.

Chester MP Christine Russell will open the event which is designed to be a celebration for women and men of all ages, cultures and religions, to enjoy with or without their families.

Sheila Brookes, who chairs Chester Women’s Aid, said: “In other parts of the world International Women’s Day on March 8 is a public holiday and our event is the closest we can get in this country to celebrating all the amazing women who contribute so much to the communities we live in.”

Entrance is free and there will be a wide range of stalls including toys, books, crafts, jewellery, bric-a-brac, raffle, displays and activities as well as opportunities to raise money to support women and children in crisis as a result of domestic violence.

A café and crèche is available with activities for children.

For details contact 01244 345538 or 07870 277 980 or

Coaches to Million Women Rise from various cities and mobility bus for march

Posted in 2010 03 06, Eastern, London, Midlands East, North West, South West, Wales, Yorkshire & Humberside by womeninlondon on 1 March 2010

Million Women Rise takes place in London on Saturday 6th March 2010

Money should not be the reason why a woman cannot get to London for the 6th March.

Please contact us if your area is not listed below.

Disabled Women

Each year MWR has a mobility support van to ensure inclusion of disabled women and women who would have difficulty completing the length of the march. To read about the route, including resting seats and public toilets, click here. If you would like to know more about how MWR can support you to participate in this year’s march, please contact Eleanor – or phone 07737480378.

Coaches and Minibuses

Please let us know if you can help organise a coach or minibus to London from your local area. We can help connect you with women who live nearby and may also be able to help with fundraising.

Coaches and buses are being arranged to come to London in the following places:

Birmingham Shahida 07968 771449
Bradford Jane 07931 934422
Hebden Bridge Emma 07742 350739
Lampeter Wales Bridget 07703 438688
Leeds Anna 07535 656338
Iris 01133 070300
Manchester Louise 07872 015114
Norfolk Yve 07835 608861
Nottingham Rahni 01159 881414
South Wales Tracy 07796 595652
South West Tracy
Todmorden Emma 07742 350739
Barking and Dagenham Margaret 07772 221482