International Women’s Day

IssueFebruary 2015 - March 2015
Feature by PN

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Saturday 28 February

‘Women & Domesticity – What’s your perspective?’ An exhibition of dusters exploring the relationship between women and domesticity, hand-embroidered by women from all walks of life. 2pm–5pm. Studio 11, The Old Printworks, 20 Wharf Rd. More info:

ImageLONDON WC1E 6BT, CONFERENCE. ‘All the Rage’. Socialist feminist conference hosted by women in Workers’ Liberty. ‘Women Workers’ Fightback’; ‘Women Against Fundamentalisms’; ‘Feminism and Queer Politics in India’; and other workshops. Free crèche and accommodation (get in touch to book). ‘We welcome people of all genders and none to join us for discussion and debate.’ £10/£6/£4. 11am–5.30pm. Cruciform Building, University College London, Gower St. More info and bookings: 07883 520 852;

Wednesday 4 March

ImageLIVERPOOL L16 9JA, CONFERENCE. ‘Women in Peace and Conflict’. Interdisciplinary academic conference. 9am–5.30pm. Archbishop Desmond Tutu Centre for War and Peace Studies, Liverpool Hope University. More info: 0151 291 3941;

Friday 6 March

LONDON, OCCUPATION. ‘Reclaim International Women’s Day! Join our occupation of a secret London location on 6 March!’ Women-and-non-binary people-only direct action organised by National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts Women. (Planning meeting in London on 8 February.) For more info on plan and location, and what you can do, contact NCAFC women via: 07891 714 146; 07749 263 622; and Facebook event:

Saturday 7 March

ImageBARNSLEY S70, MEETING. ‘If we live in a world of equality, why are women still holding the baby?’ Rebecca Asher, author of Shattered: Modern Motherhood and the Illusion of Equality joins women involved in the miners’ strike to find out if women’s lives really have changed over the last 30 years. 11am–12.30pm. The Town Hall, Lancaster Gate. More info: 01226 772 500;

ImageBRISTOL BS1 3HY, CONFERENCE. ‘The Future Women Want: Charting the Course Forward for Women’s Rights and Gender Equality’. With leading figures on the development of women’s rights in the UK, Africa and Asia. Organised by African Initiatives. £15.50/£12.50. 9.30am–4.15pm. Broadmead Baptist Church & Conference Centre, 1 Whippington Court. More info: 2015-2/

ImageBRISTOL BS1 4RN, CONFERENCE. Participatory creative workshops, stalls, music and art. Last year, we had around 1,000 women attend from across the city. We provide transport and a free crèche to support women from diverse backgrounds in the city. 11am–5.30pm. M Shed, Princes Wharf. More info: Bristol Women’s Voice,

BRISTOL BS2 8SF, BENEFIT. ‘Grapplethon 2015’. 24-hour women’s wrestling benefit for Equality Now. Organised by Artemis (Bristol Brazilian Jiu Jitsu). Starts 2pm; lasts until 2pm Sunday. Bristol Sports Centre/MyGym, Unit B Dean Street, Bristol, BS2 8SF. More info:

LONDON, DEMONSTRATION. ‘Million Women Rise’. ‘Join us for the biggest women’s march in Europe against male violence in all its forms.’ Please wear red. 12noon central London, marching to Trafalgar Square. More info:

Sunday 8 March

ImageCAMBRIDGE CB1 7GX, CONFERENCE. ‘WOW – Women of the World – Cambridge.’ A day of talks, performances, debates, workshops, marketplace, speed mentoring, free crèche and very special guests. A festival organised by Southbank Centre, London, and University of Cambridge. £6/£4. 10am–10pm. Cambridge Junction, Clifton Way. More info:

ImageLONDON W1J 0BD, CONFERENCE. ‘International Womens Day’ at the Royal Academy. In 2011–12, over 60% of arts and design students in the UK were female but in that same year just 31% of London galleries presented work by women. RA events include a free drop-in workshop, led by RA Schools graduate Becky Jelly and students from the RA’s A-level mentoring scheme ‘attRAct’, a special screening of feature documentary Mirrors to Windows: The Artist as Woman, and a panel discussion including Royal Academicians’ Cathie Pilkington and Eileen Cooper who will be contemplating their own experiences of forging a career as a female artist in the 21st century. Royal Academy of the Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly. More info:

ST ALBANS AL3 4HE, DEMONSTRATION. Join ‘Women on the Bridge’. With Penny Williams JP, deputy lieutenant of Hertfordshire. 2pm. Verulamium Park, Bridge over the boating lake. Followed at 2.30pm by tea, cake, speeches and networking at the Inn on the Park Café. More info: Soroptimist International St Albans & District,

Wednesday 11 March

ABERDEEN AB15 4YL, MEETING. ‘Breaking Through: Women Development Conference’. With lord provost George Adam; Anne Begg MP; and others. Organised by the Nigerian Women Association Aberdeen. Childcare available (limited spaces, pre-booking mandatory). £10, buffet inclusive. 10.30am–4.30pm. The Sportsman’s Club, 11 Queen’s Rd. For childcare, please email your child’s name, age and any allergies, a confirmation email will be sent once your spaces are booked:

ImageNORWICH NR2 1TF, MEETING. ‘Women reaching women’. The Forum, Millennium Plain.

Friday 13 March

ImageLIVERPOOL L3 5RD, BENEFIT. ‘Stand Up For Sistahood’. 300+ life-size portaits of women and girls, as well as songs, stories and much juiciness. Supporting vulnerable women and girls from communities in Merseyside taking part in Big Love Sista projects. £10/£5. Doors open 5.30pm. 6–8pm. Liverpool School Of Art & Design, Liverpool JMU, 2 Duckinfield St. More info:

Topics: Feminism