Brighton Women’s Centre has put together a jam packed programme of events for this year’s International Women’s Day Celebration, taking place at Brighton Dome and Brighton Museum & Art Gallery on Sat 7 March.
With gender equality firmly on the agenda, this free and inclusive event celebrates women’s achievements, while raising vital funds for BWC.
This year’s theme is Women and the Climate Emergency where Green MP Caroline Lucas will be joined by a panel of experts and activists to discuss how women can lead the way to tackle the crisis. The all-day event will offer a specially curated programme of inspiring speakers, activists and innovators, pay-as-you-feel workshops, arts and crafts, causes and campaigns and fun for all the family.
There will be talks on sustainable fashion and eco-anxiety, fun climate-themed experiments and games with Extinction Rebellion scientists, a Green Magic Show to save the planet with Megan Swann and a crafts area using reclaimed materials.
There will be pay-as-you-feel workshops throughout the day where attendees can:
- Sing their hearts out with Aneesa
- Dance the Charleston with Brighton Lindyhoppers
- Have a go at a stage fighting workshop with Alison de Burgh
- Try their hand at comedy writing
- Discover the Power of Trees
- Folk-dance with Morris women
- Relax with yoga
- Learn about Brighton’s hidden suffragette.
Around Brighton Dome attendees can book a seated Shiatsu, browse the marketplace of stalls, take a women’s history tour and visit the pop-up Brighton Feminist Bookshop, supported by Myriad Editions. Plus, there will be a pay-as-you-feel buffet from The Real Junk Food Project and the Network of International Women.
Brighton Museum & Art Gallery will be celebrating 100 pioneering women of the 21st century in a major exhibition 100 First Women Portraits by acclaimed photographer Anita Corbin. These iconic portraits include seventies rocker Suzi Quatro, Olympian Boxer Nicola Adams OBE, Lady Brenda Hale of the Supreme Court and football manager Hope Powell. Anita will host a free gallery talk at 1pm in Brighton Museum & Art Gallery to tell the stories behind meeting these inspirational ‘Firsts’.
The event will close on Sunday evening with a spoken word showcase Trope celebrating International Women’s Day with an all-female line up of poets and musicians, hosted by Brighton’s Rosy Carrick. A partnership between Brighton Dome and Apples and Snakes, the event will feature some of the UK’s top artists, such as the award-winning poet Joelle Taylor, alongside local talent Phonetic.
For more information visit www.brightoninternationalwomensday.org