International Women's Day 2010

Wivey celebrates International Women’s Day on 21st March 2010 from 10.30 to 23.00

Posted in 2010 03 21, South East by womeninlondon on 18 March 2010

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.

Sussex International Women’s Day Conference

Posted in 2010 03 11, South East by womeninlondon on 9 March 2010

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.

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What women Want – International Women’s Day event in Ilford

Posted in 2010 03 08, South East by womeninlondon on 5 March 2010

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

Medway International Women’s Day Saturday 6th March 2010 – Women and the Media

Posted in 2010 03 06, South East by womeninlondon on 22 February 2010

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
3.00pm Break
3.30pm Workshops
>>>> African Dancing
>>>> Belly Dancing (Charlotte)
>>>> Bollywood Dancing
>>>> Healing and Meditation
>>>> Juggling
>>>> 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

Stalls (tbc)
* 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

Playing Live
* Didi Bergman
* Slap Alice
* Jamilia

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


International Women’s Day – A Cabaret of Wonders – RISC in Reading

Posted in 2010 03 05, South East by womeninlondon on 20 February 2010

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 |
Entry: £5

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

To get involved or for more information email

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.


Women’s Voice Hastings International Women’s Day – Opportunities and Achievement

Posted in 2010 03 07, South East by womeninlondon on 20 February 2010

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


Oxford International Women’s Festival 2010 – Grass Roots and Glass Ceilings – 28 Feb-14 March

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


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