International Women’s Day 2017
In 1908 in a time of great unrest and critical debate, 15,000 women marched through New York City demanding shorter hours, better pay and voting rights. Marches continued and in 1914 the first International Women’s march took place.
To celebrate and promote International Women’s Day 109 years on, and to give thanks to those who have lead the way, we have hand-picked four events in and around London that have got us excited…
Dance Like I’ve Got Diamonds Presents: International Women’s Day
George Tavern, Shadwell, Wednesday 8th March
Dance Like I’ve Got Diamonds are happy to announce their next event: A celebration of women in music, to be held on International Women’s Day! Feminist indie punk trio The Tuts will be headlining the night, with support from grunge-punk noise duo Dolls and activist riot grrrl band Peach Club.
The Sorority House: The Big Conversation
Boxpark, Shoreditch, Wednesday 8th March
The #PledgeForParity Big Conversation is a two-part event series in celebration of International Women’s Day 2017 which aims to discuss and debate equality within the creative industries amongst a panel of female industry experts, as well as open up conversation about taboo subjects which rarely are discussed on mainstream platforms.
WOW: Women of the World Festival
Southbank Centre, Southbank
Tuesday 7th – Sunday 11th March
Tickets – £Varied
WOW – Women of the World festival at Southbank Centre champions gender equality, celebrating the achievements of women and girls everywhere and examining the obstacles that keep them from fulfilling their potential. Hear influential and challenging speakers, take part in mentoring sessions and workshops, and see some of the best female comedians, musicians, performers and writers around.
Typical Girls at The Four Quarters
The Four Quarters, Peckham, Saturday 11th March
Tickets – £3
TYPICAL GIRLS is a day and night of entertainment and music by women and non-binary artists for International Women’s Day, to raise money and awareness for Women and Girls Network. Bands include Teenage Caveman, Witching Wavs and more.