International Women's Day 2010

African Initiatives Fundraising Dinner and International Women’s Day Celebration

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

Kathmandu, Nepalese Restaurant, Colston Tower, Colston Street, Bristol, BS1 4XE
Monday 8 March 2010 from 7-11pm

This will be an excellent chance to support African Initiatives and meet other supporters, while eating excellent curry, listening to fantastic music, participating in a raffle and hearing about African Initiatives’ women’s education and empowerment projects in Ghana and Tanzania.

Ticket prices are £25 per person and include: starters, mains and dessert, a glass of wine and excellent entertainment.

All proceeds go to African Initiatives.

Book your place today and invite your friends!

Send Cash or Cheque to African Initiatives, Brunswick Court, Brunswick Square, Bristol, BS2 8PE or give a donation of £25 per person on our website and send a blank email to with your name and ‘Curry’ in the subject line and a space will be reserved for you.


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

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




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

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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Inspirational Women’s Voices – Benefit for Exeter Women’s Aid – 7th March 2010

Posted in 2010 03 07, South West by womeninlondon on 23 February 2010

Inspirational Women’s Voices is a not-for-profit event, programmed as part of Exeter Phoenix’s 2010 International Women’s Day Programme.

Sunday 7th March 2010 at 8pm
Tickets cost £6/£5 on 01392 667 080

Singers Holly Ebony and Ella Turk-Richards will provide the music, while choreographer/performer Gemma Kempthorne and filmmaker Emily Keene present the premiere of Domestic Bliss – an entertaining and original live performance piece about the changing role of ‘woman in the home’.

Liv Torc, one of the country’s most outspoken and consistently hilarious stand-up poets, will take a comical look at the human condition known as ‘being a woman right now, right here’ and Elizabeth Jane Pennington, pictured top, will perform her most recent solo work, Blood Mother, adapted from the writings of the Spanish playwright and poet Federico Garcia Lorca.

International Women’s Day has been observed since the early 1900s – a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world, in which oppression and inequality was spurring women to become more vocal and active in campaigning for change.

Over the past three years, Exeter Phoenix has become an increasingly important representative organisation for the UK in terms of its contribution to International Women’s Day, which takes place annually on March 8.

All artists performing at Inspirational Women’s Voices will do so without a fee and Exeter Phoenix will donate all profits generated from tickets sales to Exeter Women’s Aid.


International Women’s Day 2010: For The Record
Sun 7 Mar, 4pm, £4 (£3)
Voodoo Lounge

A performance by young people inspired by women’s stories discovered at Devon Records Office.

Facilitated by playwright Natalie McGrath, shortlisted for ‘Meyer Whitworth Award 2009’, Royal National Theatre Foundation.

Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy Street, Exeter, Ex4 3ls

Arun International Women’s Day 2010

Posted in 2010 03 06, South West by womeninlondon on 19 February 2010

Saturday 6th March
Tamarisk Centre, Beach Road, Littlehampton, BN17 7HT

There will be dancing, singing, arts and crafts from many nations, games, therapies, workshops, displays, activities for children and delicious food with an international flavour. Entrance is free and open to all women and children (boys up to 12 years). Our special theme this year is FOCUS ON AFRICA – Women’s Direction and Power.

There will be many opportunities to learn about projects and campaigns led by women to improve the lives of their communities in different parts of Africa and to find out what we can do to help.

Some of us are Mothers, all of us are Daughters, together we are Sisters

For updates on what will be happening go to

Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion – International Women’s Day 2010 in Bristol

Posted in 2010 03 06, South West by womeninlondon on 19 February 2010

Women across Bristol are invited to join in on a day of fun, storytelling, and building a better future for all women in Bristol next month.

A free celebration marking International Women’s Day 2010 is being staged in Bristol by Bristol Women’s Forum and Bristol City Council’s Equalities and Community Cohesion Team.

The theme of this year’s event, which has been organised in conjunction with a number of community groups such as Single Parent Action Network; Bangladesh Association Youths Service; Silai for Skills and Bristol Feminist Network, as well as individual women, is ‘Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion’.

Bristol is proud to celebrate this international event as it commemorates a struggle for equality by women textile workers in New York in the 19th Century. It is the story of ordinary women as makers of history.

The Leader of the Council, Councillor Barbara Janke, said: “International Women’s Day is an opportunity to reflect on and celebrate the contribution of women to society from all walks of life and the challenges they have often had to overcome in order to make their voice heard.

“As part of the celebrations we will be working with a number of community groups on the free programme of events which will offer activities to suit a range of tastes.

“And, this year, we will also be staging the 11th ‘Women Who Make a Difference Awards’ to recognise individual contributions and we are looking forward to receiving your nominations.”

“When I was first Leader of the Council in 2003, there was not a single woman on the senior management team. Now there are three and we have had three women leaders since 2002.”

The official date for the celebration is on Monday, March 8, but a full day of events has been organised by the Bristol Women’s Forum and Bristol City Council’s Equalities and Communities Cohesion team at the Council House, College Green on Saturday, March 6 to give more women a chance to attend.

The fun starts at 10am and workshops will be run throughout the day until 4pm. There will be a wide range of activities including playback theatre; storytelling; dance; discussion groups; an exhibition from local Bristol artists; information stalls, or why not just relax over a cuppa with other women from across Bristol? A free drop-in creche is available (NB. this will need to be booked in advance).

If you or your organisation has any ideas or suggestions for the celebration, or would like to book a place for a stall on the day, please do not hesitate to contact the Equalities Team, details of which are at the bottom of the page.

Women Who Make a Difference Awards 2010

The Women Who Make a Difference Awards is held in recognition of the invaluable contributions women are making to improving and sustaining the communities in which they live and work.

If there is a woman in your community (she could be your partner, mother, sister, daughter, friend, neighbour or colleague) who has inspired you or been a role model – who has made a difference in your life – please put her name forward. For more information regarding the nomination criteria please contact Fiona Watson.

For more information please contact: Shagufta Kasour on 0117 922 2358, or Fiona Watson on 0117 922 2329 or 922 22658, at the Equalities and Community Cohesion Team, Room U16, Council House, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TR.

Fax: 0117 922 2392
Textphone: 0117 922 2661