International Women’s Day 2017

march 8th

In Nottingham we proudly honour our great women and their achievements throughout history. Here’s a list of our top events taking place in Nottingham that were created to celebrate women on their special day.

International Women’s Day at the Galleries of Justice Museum

Join a fun, free and interactive workshop that will explore the theme of women, the law and democracy. Learn more about Elizabeth Fry and the prison system, explore interesting museum objects relating to women and the law, and discuss and debate contemporary inequality issues. Please email the museum to confirm your attendance.

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International Women’s Day at SoBar

Drop by Sobar this Wednesday from 6pm and join the Women’s Day : Women Say Stuff 2 – an event presented by DIY Poets.

The event is a celebration of the female voice. It will be filled to the brim with talented performers, with featured sets from three top spoken word artists from across the UK and around the world: Sparklechops, Mina Minnai and Clare Stewart.

There will also be an open mic, with three-minute slots available for everyone who identifies as a female. The event is on pay-what-you-can basis and all the profits will go to local charities Nottingham Rape Crisis Centre and POW Nottingham. Find out more.

CapturePhenomenal women at New Art Exchange
Image credit: Paul Boast Photography

Join an evening of comedy, special guests and live music as New Art Exchange celebrates International Women’s Day 2017. Featuring Christine Belle from Kemet FM, Coleen Francis from Freedom Arts, Shylaah  from UJahm, singer songwriter and author Yelitza, and more. The events starts at 6pm is free so just turn up.


The School of Education presents International Women’s Day 

Celebrate women’s work in the University of Nottingham, and discuss gender inequalities at the ‘free lunch’ event in the Atrium of the Dearing Building on Jubilee Campus on March 8th between 1pm-2pm. Speakers include Pat Thomson – Professor of Education, Stacy Johnson, Lecturer – Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, Sarah Gosling – Chief Executive of the University of Nottingham Students’ Union, and more. The event is free, all you have to do it register online.


Skating at National Ice Centre

If you’d rather spend International Women’s Day actively, grab a friend and head to the National Ice Centre. Skating on 8th March will be just £2.50 for girls and ladies of all ages. Public skating sessions will take place between 1:15-2:45pm and 7:30-9:30pm. Find out more.


Harriet Harman will be at the at Nottingham Playhouse later this month, on 23rd March, to discuss her memoir A Woman’s Work. This political autobiography is about her last 30 years in British politics, and her efforts to bring women’s issues to the heart of the Labour Party and of a life dedicated to fighting for equality and respect for women, in the home, workplace and in society. Find out more.

Posted on 06 March 2017
Featured author: Kinga

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