Brighton & Hove Celebrates 105th International Women’s Day

Brighton Women’s Centre and Brighton Dome will be celebrating the 105th International Women’s Day with an action-packed day of entertainment, films, workshops, exhibitions, discussion, history tours, children’s activities and more.

The celebrations will take place throughout Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton on Saturday 5 March from 10am to 4pm.

The host for the day, UK Slam! Champion Rachel Nwokorowill introduce an impressive line up on the main stage where Brighton’s all women a capella choir We Bop, much loved local female ukulele band Qukulele and Beatbox Champion Bellatrix will be belting out foot stomping tunes alongside other dance, music and poetry performances.  

MP Caroline Lucas, FGM campaigner Nimco Ali and community organiser Emily Wright will be joining a panel discussion to explore some of the key issues affecting women today and how we can work across divisions to achieve progress.  

There will also be a women’s history walk around the Pavilion Estate, the stamping ground of headstrong princesses, era defining queens, writers, artists and businesswomen.  

In the exhibition area, Brighton Dome’s flagship outreach project Miss Represented will have jewelry making and collage workshops alongside their retrospective work. In Dead Reckoning, artist Bern O’Donoghue presents 3,771 miniature boats, each one bearing witness to the death in 2015 of a migrant or refugee who attempted to cross the Mediterranean in their efforts to reach Europe.

Women’s Self Defence, Beatboxing with UK champion Bellatrix, Sing Your Heart Out, Creative Writing and Women’s History are some of the free workshops that can be booked on the day and there will also be a room showing all-day films.

Alongside all the entertainment there will be information stalls, low cost holistic therapies, a café bar and The Early Childhood Project will be on hand for 0-12 year olds with their all-day children’s activities. 

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