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International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future

In 1910, addressing a conference of Working Women, Clara Zetkin, a German politician, suggested the institution of an International Women’s Day – an opportunity for women to campaign against gender inequality. The first International Women’s Day was celebrated a year later, in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland.

Diane Abbott, MP for Hackney North & Stoke Newington, said, “International Women’s Day gives us the ideal opportunity to stand up and celebrate the achievements of all women throughout history. Hackney itself has a proud tradition of iconic female figures, ranging from renowned feminist Mary Wollstonecraft to international superstar Leona Lewis. This is also the only London borough with two female MPs and a female London Assembly Member. Hackney is all about celebrating equality and diversity and that is precisely what this day is for.

Her Parliamentary colleague Meg Hiller, MP for Hackney South and Shoreditch, said, “It is important on International Women’s Day that we remember the challenges women face around the world, particularly with education and child birth. There are still many inequalities abroad and in Hackney that need to be addressed.

There are many opportunities for Hackney residents to get involved in the festivities.

The Exiled Writers Ink is hosting a poem and dinner event for hungry bodies and thirsty minds on Thursday 24th. Three exiled women authors Rahila Khalwa, Nigar Hasan-Zadeh and Mehrangiz Rassapar, will be reciting their poetry. The Railroad Café is in charge of food. If you fancy, bring poetry of your own for the open mic interludes.

Culture Kitchen: women, equality and the environment takes place on the 8th with food-based beauty and health tips.

As you know, local Women Institutes are enjoying a renaissance. The last couple of years in Hackney, several WIs have sprung up. Far from the original aim of the WI – promoting and educating women on food production during the First World War – the Dalston Darlings, Shoreditch Sisters and other new born WIs, are a new kind of social place for women to meet, share skills and have fun.

Models sized 8 to 16 and aged 18 to 65 participated in Caryn Fanlin and Debra Bourne’s film celebrating body differences in the fashion industry. All Walks Beyond the Catwalk is showing at the closing party of the W Project, an exhibition and series of events honouring the work of talented creative women, from the 8th to the 11th.

Film heads will be interested in a discussion why there are so few female directors on Thursday the 10th.

A hundred years ago, women were campaigning for the right to vote and to be elected, for greater female participation in labour and for a spark of equality.

In the context of Women’s History Month, Hackney Museum is organising a tribute walk to the women who have played a major role in Hackney, from the early feminists to Hackney’s two female MPs.

The W Project
Exhibition 9 — 11 March 2011, 10.00 am – 6pm
The Russian Club Gallery
London E8 4DA

Exiled writers – Food for the Body and Mind
Railroad Café – Restaurant, 120 Morning Lane, E9 6LH
Thursday 24 March 7.30pm £4 entrance plus cost of food
Booking necessary.
jennifer@exiledwriters.fsnet.co.uk

Hackney Heroines History Walk
with the Hackney Museum
Meet outside Hackney Central Overground.
Saturday 12 March 2.30pm-4.30pm
Booking essential: email: linda.sydow@hackney.gov.uk

Culture Kitchen: Women, Equality and the Environment
Tuesday 8 March 10am-3pm
Free entry and lunch
St.Hilda’s East Community Centre
18 Club Row
London E2 7EY
Booking and information: spiceitup@wen.org.uk

http://www.hackneycitizen.co.uk/2011/03/05/hackney-to-celebrate-international-womens-day-centenary/

International Women’s Day on 8 March, is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.

All Week Display commemorating IWW during March 2011
Where: Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery
Contact: Jo Clarke by email at Jo.Clarke@plymouth.gov.uk

8th March

2 – 5pm International Women’s Day Civic Ceremony Launch (by invitation only)
The Lord Mayor, Councillor Mary Aspinall will be hosting the launch event for the Plymouth city’s celebrations of International Women’s Day 2011. The event will feature speeches from highly accomplished and distinguished women from in and around city and officially mark the opening of events planned.
Where: City Centre
Contact: Tendai Grace Ndongwe by email at grace.ndongwe@plymouth.gov.uk
or call 01752 304302

Times tbc Widening Participation
Workshops, writing CVs, interviews and carers advice, a robitics demo, Immersive Theatre Demo and Saftey on the
Web. Sucessful women will speak about their experiences, their work and acheivements.
Where: Roland Levinsky Building, Univeristy of Plymouth

Times tbc Women’s Enterprise Event
University of Plymouth in association with the Institute of Directors.
The University of Plymouth in partnership with The Plymouth Ghana Link has made arrangements for a visit from the Erica Kyere, Communications Director of Kuapa Kokoo. Kuapa Kokoo has 45,000 farmer members and many of them produce cocoa for Fair Trade companies including Divine Chocolate, The Co-operative Society and The Body Shop.
Where: tbc
Contact: Elaine Budd by email at elaine.budd@plymouth.ac.uk or call 01752 587960

Times tbc Girl Geek Dinner
An event to allow girl geeks of all ages and disciplines to meet, network, talk and have a fantastic night out.
Where: Jury’s Inn
Contact: Carolyn Deeming by email at scitechschools@plymouth.ac.uk or call 01752 584584 to book your place

2 – 2.30pm Hartley House Dance Club
Free Taster sessions to learn how to Cha- Cha (no partner required)!
Where: Hartley House Dance Club 17 Hasting Street, Plymouth PL1 5BW
Contact: Linda Hess by email at linda.hess@btinternet.com
Ladies will need to book, phone 01752 252127or 07763494417 to book a space

Times tbc Beginners Running Session
PCC Sports Development Unit in partnership with Stepping Stones to Nature.
Where: Green Ark Children’s Centre, Devonport
Contact: Nyrene Dudley, PCC Sports Development Unit 01752 307028 www.plymouth.gov.uk/sport

10 – 5pm Relate
Free half an hour sessions specifically aimed at women. These could be ‘taster’ sessions for counselling
Where: Relate, 3 Blenheim Rd, Plymouth PL4 8LJ
Contact: Sue Hirons by email at relateplymouth@googlemail.com. For further details and book a place please contact the central office on 01752 213131

6pm Boot Camp Circuit Session
Where: Mayflower Leisure Centre
Contact: Nyrene Dudley, PCC Sports Development Unit 01752 307028 www.plymouth.gov.uk/sport

Time tbc “BEATEN!”
An emotive and powerful play written and performed by Survivors Of Domestic Abuse.Refreshments available.
Where: Plymouth Guildhall
Contact: Kerry Whincup by email at kerry.whincup@sky.com

9 March

10-30 – 2.30pm Are you a Women Entrepreneur?
Do you see yourself in business providing a first or second income? Come along with your idea and we will help you develop it.
Where: Astor Hotel
Contact: Brigette Rice by email at bridgette.rice@outsetplymouth.co.uk for further details and to book a place. www.outsetplymouth.co.uk

2 – 2.30pm Hartley House Dance Club
Free Taster hula hooping exercise class great for toning tums and arms and is lots of fun.
Where: Hartley House Dance Club 17 Hasting Street, Plymouth PL1 5BW
Contact: Linda Hess by email at linda.hess@btinternet.com
Ladies will need to book, phone 01752 252127or 07763494417 to book a space

Times tbc Beginners Running Session
PCC Sports Development Unit in partnership with Stepping Stones to Nature.
Where: Dell Children’s Centre, Efford
Contact: Nyrene Dudley, PCC Sports Development Unit 01752 307028 www.plymouth.gov.uk/sport

10am – 3pm Women’s Day Training at CAB
Find out more about what the CAB do and how we do it. Find out about volunteering in the bureau – what advisers do, what assessors do, what training is involved. How you could get involved. Lunch provided
Where: Plymouth Citizens’ Advice Bureau
Contact: James Blackmore. For further details and to book your place on this course, please visit www.plymouthcab.org.uk

10 March

Take a Stand!
Everyone is invited to raise awareness and action about issues effecting women internationally.
Where: Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth

These Boots Were Made For Walking: Gertrude Benham 1867-1938
Enjoy a special presentation about an inspirational woman whose achievements should have made her famous. During her lifetime, Gertrude Benham travelled around the world at least seven times and journeyed across Africa four times. She climbed more than 300 mountains and was the first woman to ascend Mount Kilimanjaro.
Where: Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery
Admission to this talk is free but tickets must be reserved by calling 01752 304774 or popping in to the Museum between 10am and 4pm Tuesday to Saturday

Times tbc Fun Day
Come along to our fun open day and get involved in our FREE workshops on metalwork and making and decorating cakes. Refreshments will be provided. Girls and women of all ages welcome!
Where: Platform 51, Alfred Street, The Hoe, Plymouth
Contact: Sarah McElhinney. For further information or to book a space please call: 01752 671080 or plymouth@platform51.org

3 – 4pm Hannah Silva
Public launch of Hannah Silva’s Writer In Residency with the Arts Unit
Where: Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery

11 March

8.30am Boot Camp Circuit Session
Where: Mayflower Leisure Centre
Contact: Nyrene Dudley, PCC Sports Development Unit 01752 307028 www.plymouth.gov.uk/sport

11 – 3.30pm International Women’s Weave
Try your hand at a variety of fun activities including a giant weaving installation, pom pom making, crochet, knitting, patch work and more in this special International Women’s Week event. A variety of hot and cold drinks will be available. A range of sandwiches and cakes will also be on sale in the café. Admission is free and there is no need to book. Come along for as little or as long as you like. No previous experience necessary
Where: Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery
Contact: Jo Clarke by email at Jo.Clarke@plymouth.gov.uk

11 – 3.30pm Intergenerational Celebration
Event with choir, fashion show and celebration of 100 Women, one from each year 1911 to 2011. Photo opportunity and afternoon tea will also be served for all those attending and taking part
Where: The Plymouth Guildhall Contact: Penny Newman

Times tbc Beginners Running Session
PCC Sports Development Unit in partnership with Stepping Stones to Nature.
Where: Wood View Learning Campus
Contact: Nyrene Dudley, PCC Sports Development Unit 01752 307028 www.plymouth.gov.uk/sport

11 and 12 March
Celebration!

Raise awareness of IWD and have party to celebrate Women’s Achievements over 100 years.
Where: University of Plymouth Student’s Union

12 March
11 – 3pm Family Fun!

An event full of fun, health and wellbeing. Have a go at singing, Zumba, belly-dancing and a whole lot more. Find out who else in the city can help your family become more healthy, active and involved
Where: The Piazza, Armada Way, City Centre

Celebrating 100 Years of Plymouth Women

For further details about each event go to www.plymouth.gov.uk/whatson

IWD vigil against violence against women – WILPF, WiB, LFN and others – 9th March 2011

See original posting on Women in London for details http://www.womeninlondon.org.uk/2011/02/event-wilpf-wib-lfn/

wisewords – alternative arts – until 30th march 2011

See original posting on Women in London http://www.womeninlondon.org.uk/2011/02/event-alternative-arts-4/

Birds Eye View Film Festival March 8 -17 2011

See original post on Women in London at http://www.womeninlondon.org.uk/2011/02/event-bev-6/

Sat 5th March 10.30am – 4pm
International Womens Festival Launch
Coventry Transport Millenium Place Free Event

Sat 5th March 10.30am-4pm
Women’s History Trail
Coventry Transport Millenium Place Free Event

Sat 5th March 2.00 – 4pm
Women of Achievement Awards
Coventry Transport Millenium Place Free Event

Tuesday 8th March 6pm to 10pm
Mad Hatters Tea Party
Enjoy a cup of tea and a cake for £1.99 from Cocco Cafe, plus a donation to Oxfam. Wear a Mad Hat or make one when your there fun for all young or old between 9:30 – 11:30 £1.99 plus donation to Oxfam

Sat 12th March 08:45am to 10am
Benedicts Restaruant, Coventry Cathedral
Guest Speaker – Vicki Sutton – The Time of Your Life, how to start living rather than surviving. For further details contat Sharon.crofts@coventrycathedral.org.uk, or telephone 02476 521227 before the 10th March 2011 £5.50 per person includes continental breakfast

For more information and links go to http://www.coventrywomensfestival.co.uk/event-calendar.htm

6 March 3pm
Caramel
Special IWD film screening
Tickets from £6.50
Cambridge Arts Picturehouse
38-39 St. Andrews Street

7 March 5.15pm
International Women’s Day (IWD) Lecture
‘Iraqi Women’s Untold Stories: Between Violence and Mobilisation’
With Professor Nadje Al-Ali of SOAS
equality@admin.cam.ac.uk
Emmanuel College
St Andrews Street

8 March 12-2pm
Voices of Women: Past, Present and Future
Celebrating 100 years of women’s achievements with speakers, exhibitions, music and poetry, including Women of Note and Hollie McNish.
equality@admin.cam.ac.uk
Central Library
Grand Arcade

8 March
International Women’s Day Community Celebrations
10.30am-2pm
Workshops, vintage and recycled clothes plus much more.
7.30-9.30pm
Watch Afghan and Iranian dancing and listen to urban poet ‘Realitie’. Taste food from around the world.
Caroline.biggs@cambridge.gov.uk
Ross Street
Community Centre

9 March 6-8pm
The problem is women have families
Presentation by a panel of women talking about their lives as researchers in higher education. Drawing on examples of their own specific research and personal experiences they picture a journey influenced by an array of challenges. Q&A follows.
external-liaison@anglia.ac.uk
Anglia Ruskin University
East Road

10 March 6-8pm
Ignored Alone, Powerful Together: Women’s Clubs in India
This documentary film shows how Auroville Village Action Group empowers rural women to solve problems in their villages. The group has over 2000 members who meet to deal with issues such as abuse, gender and caste discrimination and to learn how to communicate their needs and rights.
A Village Outreach Society film and talk.
Contact:
http://www.avag.zzl.org or
http://www.villageoutreach.co.uk
Anglia Ruskin University
East Road

11 March 6-7.30pm
Rape as a weapon of war
Discussion hosted by Cambridge Rape Crisis.
crccdevofficer@gmail.com
01223 313551
Anglia Ruskin University
East Road

12 March
11am-1pm
FREE Drumming workshop
Booking essential
equality@admin.cam.ac.uk
Graduate Union
17 Mill Lane

2.30-4pm
The Women of the Folk Museum: talk and tour

Book in advance
tamsin@folkmuseum.org.uk
01223 355159
Cambridge Folk Museum
2/3 Castle Street

3-9pm
Festival of documentary films about women, with director Sue Sadbury and Q&A
http://www.womens.cusu.cam.ac.uk
Cripps Court
Magdalene College

7.30pm
The Freudian Slips Stitch Up Cambridge
The Freudian Slips women’s theatre group, stitch together past and present through stories, music and images.
£4 waged, £3 concessions
Advance booking via sueifould@ntlworld.com
Tel: 01223 573614
Parkside School Hall, Cambridge
(not Ross Street Community Centre as previously advertised)

13 March3pm
Made in Dagenham (15)
A special IWD screening of the recently acclaimed film with Q&A
Tickets from £6.50
Cambridge Arts Picturehouse
38-39 St. Andrews Street

15 March 1-2pm
A journey into the world of Greek and Roman women
Tour of the Greek and Roman galleries
ac380@cam.ac.uk
Fitzwilliam Museum
Trumpington Street

16 March 5pm
WISETI Annual Lecture
‘Thinking in Two Languages – My Adventures in Science and Literature’
Sunetra Gupta, Professor of Theoretical Epidemiology at Oxford University and acclaimed novelist presents this year’s Lecture
equality@admin.cam.ac.uk
The Auditorium
Robinson College
Grange Road

17 March 7-9pm
Cambridge Alumni (CARO) and Graduate Union IWD Celebration
Speakers and networking reception
president@gradunion.cam.ac.uk
The Vivien Stewart Room
Murray Edwards College

The Suffragettes’ Tree: Centennial Events In Celebration Of International Women’s Day

Between 1909 and 1912, over sixty suffragettes who were recovering from the harsh treatment they had received while imprisoned for their political activism came to stay with the Blathwayt family at Eagle House in Batheaston, Somerset. As committed supporters of the women’s movement, the Blathwayts wanted not only to help the women recover physically, but also to record, in the very landscape, the cause for which they struggled. As such, they created a very special garden in the grounds of their villa, encouraging the suffragettes who stayed with them to plant trees and bushes commemorating their efforts and their hopes for the future of women’s political equality.

Photographs of this beautiful field of trees, or ‘Annie’s Arboretum’ as it was also called, after the suffragette Annie Kenney, can be viewed online via Bath in Time (www.bathintime.co.uk — see ‘Social History’).

This unique work of feminist landscape history survived until the late 1960s, when it was destroyed to make way for a housing estate. At present, only one of the original trees remains from the original arboretum: a large Austrian Pine planted by the suffragette Rose Lamartine Yates (1875–1954) on 30th October, 1909.

While historians, such as Dr Cynthia Hammond (Montreal) and Prof. June Hannam (UWE), have done much to recover the history of the suffragettes’ trees in Bath, this unique piece of women’s history remains largely unknown to the general public, and uncommemorated.

On International Women’s Day, 8th March, 2011, The Centre for History & Culture at Bath Spa University, in conjunction with Bath & Northeast Somerset Council, will celebrate the centenary of this unique piece of suffrage history in Bath, with the symbolic planting of commemorative suffragettes’ trees in Royal Victoria Park, Alice Park, and Bath Spa University. These plantings, which we hope will attract widespread media attention and involve leading female politicians and public figures, as well as the general public, will serve as a living testimony to all those — suffragettes and suffragists — who contended to win votes for women and secure women’s rights as full citizens.

They will also serve as the focal point for a week of public events planned to celebrate yet another centenary, that of International Women’s Day itself. These will include an exhibition of art, a concert of music, a creative writing event, a panel discussion and lectures featuring leading academics and public figures.

Programme of events for International Women’s Day http://www.bathspa.ac.uk/schools/humanities-and-cultural-industries/research/history-and-culture/final-programme-for-iww.pdf

To celebrate International Women’s Day the Jigsaw Project and Woodview Community Centre are holding a No Fear, More Confidence Workshop on Wednesday 9th March 2011, 10.00am – 12.00 noon.

The workshop will be an opportunity for women to learn more about the barriers to success and issues they face around fear.

Creche places are available, but must be booked in advance.

To book a place or for more information on this FREE workshop please contact the Woodview Community Centre on 0121 440 2607 .

Woodview Community Centre, Woodview Drive, Edgbaston , Birmingham B15 2HU

http://www.giselastuartmp.co.uk/no-fear-more-confidence-workshop/

International Women’s Day is a celebration of women’s achievements all over the world. The event takes place every year and will be celebrated this year on Tuesday 8th March 2011. This year will be the milestone of 100 years for this celebration and the year Nottingham will make it’s mark and proudly celebrate the women in our city.

Throughout March, Nottingham will be hosting an International Women’s Day Festival consisting of a whole variety of events for all ages, all over the city to inspire and celebrate women in Nottingham.

Here in Nottingham we have so much to be proud of and hope you will join us in celebrating and inspiring the women in our city this March.

Find us on Facebook just search Nottingham International Women’s Day
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/IWDNottingham
The Email: IWDNottingham@gmail.com
Website: http://www.iwdnottingham.wordpress.com and http://www.seismik.co.uk

Events list

100 Women of Substance
Tuesday 8th March
Council House

Recognising 100 women in Nottingham who have been an inspiration to others in the city e.g. they have overcome professional or personal barriers; fought for the rights of others; worked selflessly to improve the lives of others, or made a lasting impact on Nottingham. Women’s stories will feature in the Post and their photos will be made into a commemorative poster by Platform 51. The 100 women will receive certificates at an event at the Council House on Tuesday 8th March and be invited to a celebration at Nottingham Castle on Friday 11th March.

Human Library
Tuesday 8th March, 11.am-2.30pm
Nottingham Contemporary

Borrow a person instead of a book. This all female library will have living books available for loan to the public. Drop in, flick through the Human Library Catalogue and choose the story you’d most like to hear.

Tel: Jonathan Wright, 0115 993 4525
Website: http://www.nottinghamcontemporary.org

Raising Awareness of Domestic Violence
Nottingham Domestic Violence Forum
Monday 28th February – Sunday 13th March

Several pharmacies in Nottingham will use pharmacy bags printed with information about domestic violence and gender equality.

Tel: Damian Carnell 0115 962 3237

Celebrating Women
Tuesday 8th March
Nottingham Women’s Centre

Timeline display picturing women in history. Guest speakers: Samantha Morton: BAFTA Award Winner and Chris Cutland: Executive Director Women’s Aid Integrated Services. Performance by Nottingham University Operatic Choir and workshops; pamper sessions; women’s issues information and lunch.

Tel: Anette Taylor, 0115 941 1475
Website: http://www.nottinghamwomenscentre.com

Hidden Herstories
Thursday 10th March, 6 – 8pm
Nottingham Castle, NG1 6EL

This film reveals how the achievements of Claudia Jones, Amy Ashwood Garvey Jayaben Desai and Octavia Hill had significant international impact on the issues of race relations and social poverty. While their names are known to few, their legacies are anything but unsung.

Free event, no booking required.

Tel: 0115 915 3700
Website: http://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Nottingham Women’s History Walk
Saturday 12th March, 1-3pm Nottingham Castle Gatehouse (meeting point), , NG1 6EL

History walk around Nottingham to celebrate International Women’s Day.

Free event, no booking required.
Tel: Maureen Cooper 07950 472 022
Website: http://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Nottingham Women’s History Talk
Thursday 17th March, 10am
Sherwood Library, NG5 4AB

Discussion on women’s history in Nottingham and the work of the history group.

Free event, no booking required.
Tel: Maureen Cooper 07950 472 022

Feminism and Teaching Symposium
Friday 8th and Saturday 9th April
University of Nottingham

A two day interdisciplinary event for feminist activists, artists teachers and academics to discuss the relationships between feminism and teaching.

Website: http://www.feminismandteaching.org/

Join me on the bridge
Tuesday 8th March, 2.30pm-4pm
Trent Bridge

Members of Soroptimist Midland East Region will support the Women for Women organisation in a united stand for peace. It is hoped that women from Nottingham and across the Region will act in solidarity with thousands of other women around the world. Under a banner of Stronger Women Build Bridges of Peace, we’ll be calling for women to have security, economic opportunity and an equal voice at the decision-making table.

Contact: Barbara McDonald bmcdonald351@btinternet.com

Blue Mountain Women’s Group Events
Tuesday 8th March, 4-8pm
Hyson Green Youth Club, NG7 6ER.

Various activities including: food stall from local continental food stores, craft stall from local craft women, discussions around women’s health, local artists, entertainment, background music from Africa and the Caribbean, poems from local women, African female dancers and female drummers.

Tel: Veronica Barnes, 07531 070 853

Nina Power at Nottingham Contemporary
Wednesday 9th March, 7-9pm
The Space, Nottingham Contemporary

Nina Power comes to talk during the exhibition of the work of Anne Collier. Anne Collier’s artistic practice often cites images and objects from popular culture that objectify women. Nina Power will be discussing issues of contemporary feminism.

Tel: 0115 948 9750
Website: http://www.nottinghamcontemporary.org

Science Museum – Live On Tour!
Nottingham Playhouse
Friday 11th – Saturday 12th March, Friday 1.30pm, Saturday 11.30am & 4pm

Experience spectacular science, dangerous demonstrations and extraordinary experiments as London’s world-famous Science Museum takes to the stage for the first time with a spectacular live show to blow your mind and challenge your brain. Fast, furious and frenetically fun, Science Museum Live on Tour will propel you on an exploratory theatrical adventure into the wonderful world of science. Get set for a breathtaking ride that will entertain, inform and inspire! Brought to the stage by the producers of Brainiac and Dr. Bunhead.

Box Office: 0115 941 9419
Website: http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk
Tickets Friday £10 (plus 1 teacher free in 10)
Saturday £12.50, family of 4 £45

Flawless
Monday 7th & Tuesday 8th March, 7.30pm
Nottingham Playhouse

The stars of Britain’s Got Talent and Streetdance 3D present their first solo show. This inspirational dance act has become an international phenomenon with stunning street dance and jaw dropping moves. They’ve worked with some of the biggest names in music including Madonna, Beyonce, Leona Lewis and Jamelia and won countless awards including World Dance Champions and Best Street Dance Act. You’ve seen them on television, now it’s time to see them live in this breathtaking, dizzying debut show from one of the UK’s hottest dance acts.

Box Office: 0115 941 9419
Website: http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk
Tickets £20

Schools’ Art Trail
Tuesday 8th- Friday 11th March, 9.30am-2.30pm
City Centre

Art trail for secondary schools, investigating and responding to visual art work in the city created by women artists across both the 20 and 21st Century. Facilitated by Nettie Scriven, schools will visit both the Castle Museum and Nottingham Contemporary, and will be involved in practical as well as discursive activities. They will have the opportunity within the day to meet and work with The Young Curators at the Castle Museum who have been involved in the Visual Dialogues project and also to work with theatre design students from Nottingham Trent University.

Email: Nettie Scriven, rumscriv@ntlworld.com

Women’s Sewing event – Morsbag Day
Saturday 12th March, 10.00am – 2.00pm
Husqvarna Studio, NG1 1EH

Make your own cotton morsbag and distribute each one has the potential to eliminate 100’s of plastic bags over its lifetime! http://www.morsbags.com. Come along- bring a friend, grandma, auntie, sister, daughter- spare half an hour to make a bag. No charge but donations of fabric welcome!

Website: http://www.husqvarnastudio.co.uk

Arnold Women
W/C 7th March for 4 weeks
Various Locations

Exhibition in Arnold Library of women working in Arnold through 100 years, Stephen Frears film about St Anns at Bonington Theatre and Arnold Women Talks weekly through March about Women in Arnold through the years

Website: http://www.iwdarnold.blogspot.com

“Walking Home” Film
Available From March

Platform 51 and Initi8 volunteers from Nottingham Trent University have created a new film dramatizing women’s experience of street harassment. Featuring the voices and experiences of women.

Tel: Gill Court, 07500 553 800

Suffragettes on Trial
Saturday 12th –Sunday 13th March
Galleries of Justice Museum NG1 1HN

Offer to visitors and groups to partake in ‘Suffragettes on trial’ as part of the Crime & Punishment tour.

Tel: 0115 952 0555

Enterprising Women Anniversary Luncheon
Thursday 10th March, 12.00noon – 2.00pm
Adams Restaurant, New College Nottingham

We will be joined by a guest speaker who will inspire us with her story in business. This event is a great opportunity to extend delegates existing network of contacts and share advice and experiences with fellow women in business. We will address common issues that businesses in general face on a daily basis but from a women’s perspective, giving the opportunity to see how delegates can improve and challenge their business and their self.

Price: £25.00 + VAT for members and £45+VAT for non-members. This will include a two course luncheon and welcome drink.
Tel: Jade Whitemore, 01332 851 280

“Women Potters” Display
Tuesday 1st March- Sunday 8th May
Nottingham Castle, , NG1 6EL

A small display celebrating the work of women potters from the Ballantyne Collection of 20th Century British studio ceramics. Includes pieces by Katherine Pleydell-Bouverie, Janet Leach, Lucie Rie, Denise Wren, Joanna Constantinidis, Elizabeth Fritsch, Mary Rogers and Jane Hamlyn.

Normal Castle Admission prices apply.
Tel: 0115 915 3700

Gina Yashere
Wednesday 9th March, 8pm
Nottingham Playhouse

Listed as one of the Observer’s Top 10 Best Female Comedians miss at your peril this chance to see award-winning Gina Yashere in Nottingham for uncompromising hilarity from one of the country’s most recognisable stars.

Box Office: 0115 941 9419
Website: http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk
Tickets £15 (£12.50)

“Three Stones in the City of Ladies” Exhibition
Saturday 22nd January – Sunday 27th March
10am-3.30pm, Nottingham Castle, NG1 6EL

Three Stones (1968) is a surrealist landscape by Marion Adnams (1899-1995), who was born and lived most of her life in Derby. Although she achieved some success, mainly during the 1940s, her work is not widely known and so this exhibition, which will include additional work by Adnams from other local collections, will begin to build up a history of her work. Three Stones has inspired the exhibition’s secondary theme of repetition in representations by women artists: replicating or doubling, mirroring and masking. Works by artists such as Annette Kelm and Lucy Skaer sit at a point where the repetition of an image takes a turn towards abstraction or pattern-making.

Normal Castle Admission prices apply.
Website: http://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk
Tel: 0115 915 3700

“Three Stones in the City of Ladies” Exhibition Tour
Wednesday 9th March, 2.00 -3.00pm
Nottingham Castle, NG1 6EL

Elisa Kay, curator of Three Stones in the City of Ladies and Contemporary Art Society Centenary Fellow at Nottingham Castle will give visitors a tour of the exhibition, the artists and ideas behind the unusual exhibition title. Places are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Normal Castle Admission prices apply.
Tel: 0115 915 3700
Website: http://www.nottingha,city.gov.uk

“Stripped”- Young Curators Present a Show about Love an Exhibition
Saturday 22nd January- Sunday 27th March
Nottingham Castle, NG1 6EL

A group of young people from Nottingham bring a whole new perspective to Marcus Stone’s painting In Love (1888) – one of the most popular works in the collection of Nottingham City Museums and Galleries. Introducing contemporary art by Phil Collins, Rebecca Horn, Sarah Jones and Gary Webb (on loan from Tate and the Arts Council Collection), as well as jewellery and love tokens from the collection, the group invites visitors to explore ideas about love and intimacy, shining fresh light on to an old favourite.

Normal Castle Admission prices apply.
Tel: 0115 915 3700
Website: nottinghamcity.gov.uk

“Women Potters” Ceramics Study Day
Saturday 5th March, 11am- 4.30pm
Studio 2, Nottingham Castle, NG1 6EL

A study day to celebrate the work of women studio potters, beginning with a talk by Moira Vincentelli, Professor in Art History and Curator of Ceramics, Aberystwth University and author of Women and Ceramics: Gendered Vessels (MUP, 2000) and Women Potters: Transforming Traditions (A&C Back, 2003). Moira is a leading figure in contemporary studies in ceramics and has curated several national touring exhibitions of ceramics. In the afternoon, Micki Schloessingk will be giving a demonstration and talking about her work. Micki is an internationally acclaimed potter and one of the few in the UK making wood-fired salt-glaze pots. There will also be the opportunity to view the Ballantyne Collection of studio ceramics during the day.

£20 per person or £26.50pp (includes lunch in the Castle Café comprising sandwiches, drinks and a cake platter). Both prices include tea and coffee, and admission to the Castle for the day from 10.00am-4.00pm.
Tel. 0115 9153700
Website: http://.nottinghamcity.gov.uk

“A Paintbrush of One’s Own” Gallery Tour
Wednesday 9th March, 12.30-1.15pm
Nottingham Castle, NG1 6EL

Sarah Skinner, Keeper of Fine Art, will take visitors on a tour of the Fine Art Collection in the Long Gallery focussing on paintings by women artists in the collection, including work by Artemesia Gentilleschi, Laura Knight, Evelyn Gibbs and Winifred Nicholson. Limited places available, open to the public. Places are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Normal Castle Admission prices apply.
Tel. 0115 9153700
Website: http://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Debbie Bryan Heritage at Nottingham Castle
Friday 4th – Monday 14th March
Nottingham Castle, NG1 6EL

Enjoy this exquisite showcase of contemporary craft and design inspired by Nottingham lace and local heritage. Selected designers are ceramics by Katie Almond, accessories by Debbie Bryan & textiles heritage by J.C Middlebrook.

Normal Castle Admission prices apply.
Tel: 0115 915 3700

Name the Ladies Competition
Tuesday 1st march – Thursday 31st March
Debbie Bryan Studio and Shop, Lace Market, NG1 1PF

A fundraiser for Midlands Women’s Aid. If you have admired Charlotte Thomson’s illustrations on the walls of Debbie Bryan’s shop, then simply purchase a £1 competition card for a chance to win your own signed reproduction art print of Charlotte’s hand drawn ladies.

Price: £1
Tel: 0115 950 7776
Website: http://.debbiebryan.co.uk

Lorna Syson Paper Light Making Workshop
Saturday 5th March, 11am – 5pm
Debbie Bryan Studio and Shop, Lace Market, NG1 1PF

Includes all materials, tea, light lunch and homemade cake.

Price: £42
Tel: 0115 950 7776
Website: http://.debbiebryan.co.uk

Sunday Tea Party with Nottingham Lace & Joy Buttress
Sunday 6th March, 2pm
Debbie Bryan Studio and Shop, Lace Market, NG1 1PF

Tel: 0115 950 7776
Website: http://.debbiebryan.co.uk

Afternoon Tea Party
Tuesday 8th March, 12-3pm
Debbie Bryan Studio and Shop, Lace Market, NG1 1PF

Come along and celebrate Shove Tuesday and 100 years of International Women’s Day with Tea and Pancakes, our party is a fundraiser for Nottingham Breast Cancer Support Group.

Tel: 0115 950 7776 ..
Website: http://.debbiebryan.co.uk

Katie Almond Porcelain Brooch Making Workshop
Saturday 12th March, 11am -1pm
Debbie Bryan Studio and Shop, Lace Market, NG1 1PF

Includes all materials, tea and homemade cake.

Price: £20
Tel: 0115 950 7776
Website: http://.debbiebryan.co.uk

Katie Almond Stoneware Tile Making Workshop
Debbie Bryan Studio and Shop, Lace Market, NG1 1PF
Saturday 12th March, 2-5pm

Includes all materials, tea and homemade cake.

Price: £25
Tel: 0115 950 7776
Website: http://.debbiebryan.co.uk

Sunday Tea Party with 100 years of Fashion & Emma Ojapah
Debbie Bryan Studio and Shop, Lace Market, NG1 1PF
Sunday 13th March, 2pm

Come along and share your own 100 years of fashion stories, memories, drawings, fabrics and fashion.

Tel: 0115 950 7776
Website: http://.debbiebryan.co.uk

Hannah Lobley 3D Paper Mosaic Frame Making Workshop
Debbie Bryan Studio and Shop, Lace Market, NG1 1PF

Saturday 19th March, 11am – 5pm Includes all materials, tea and light lunch and homemade cake.

Price: £42
Tel: 0115 950 7776 Website: http://.debbiebryan.co.uk

Sunday Tea Party with…Creatively Confident & Sarah McNicol
Debbie Bryan Studio and Shop, Lace Market, NG1 1PF
Sunday 20th March, 1-3pm

Starting & running a creative business is a challenging thing to do.This workshop is open to anyone involved with creative business; please contact Debbie Bryan Studio & Shop to reserve your place.

Tel: 0115 950 7776
Website: http://.debbiebryan.co.uk

Charlotte Thomson Femme Fatale Life Drawing Party
Debbie Bryan Studio and Shop, Lace Market, NG1 1PF
Thursday 24th March, 6 – 9pm

Includes all materials, tea and homemade cake.

Price: £25
Tel: 0115 950 7776
Website: http://.debbiebryan.co.uk

Jayne Childs Textile Frame Making Workshop
Debbie Bryan Studio and Shop, Lace Market, NG1 1PF
Saturday 26th March, 10am – 1pm

Includes all materials, tea and homemade cake.

Price: £25
Tel: 0115 950 7776
Website: http://.debbiebryan.co.uk

Sunday Tea Party with…The WI
Debbie Bryan Studio and Shop, Lace Market, NG1 1PF
Sunday 27th March, 1-4pm

Learn traditional craft skills from the talented WI ladies, the party is a fundraiser for The Nottingham Breast Cancer Support Group. Tea and Cake table and Prize Draw.

Tel: 0115 950 7776
Website: http://.debbiebryan.co.uk

Name the Ladies Evening
Debbie Bryan Studio and Shop, Lace Market, NG1 1PF
Thursday 31th March, 6-8pm

The evening is a fundraiser for Midlands Women’s Aid. Competition cards are available from Debbie Bryan Studio and Shop.

Tel: 0115 950 7776
Website: http://.debbiebryan.co.uk

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