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6 March 3pm
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
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.
Central Library
Grand Arcade

8 March
International Women’s Day Community Celebrations
Workshops, vintage and recycled clothes plus much more.
Watch Afghan and Iranian dancing and listen to urban poet ‘Realitie’. Taste food from around the world.
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.
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: or
Anglia Ruskin University
East Road

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

12 March
FREE Drumming workshop
Booking essential
Graduate Union
17 Mill Lane

The Women of the Folk Museum: talk and tour

Book in advance
01223 355159
Cambridge Folk Museum
2/3 Castle Street

Festival of documentary films about women, with director Sue Sadbury and Q&A
Cripps Court
Magdalene College

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
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
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
The Auditorium
Robinson College
Grange Road

17 March 7-9pm
Cambridge Alumni (CARO) and Graduate Union IWD Celebration
Speakers and networking reception
The Vivien Stewart Room
Murray Edwards College

From 5th – 13th March 2011 Belfast FemFest will be running a festival of events as part of the wider celebrations marking the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day.

We’ll be hosting a range of authors, artists and activists whose work will remind us of the need to keep standing together in solidarity to build a strong, independent feminist movement in the 21st century. There’ll be something to challenge you, something to entertain and something to celebrate. Get involved!

Belfast FemFest is a collaboration by Alliance for Choice, Belfast Feminist Network, Women’s News and Eclektric.

05 March An evening with Catherine Redfern and Ann Rossiter
Where: Crescent Arts Centre
When: 05 March from 19:00 to 22:00

06 March FEMINA: A gender-luscious poetry gathering.
Where: Crescent Arts Centre
When: 06 March from 19:00 to 22:00

10 March ‘Dark Waters’ art exhibition: special FemFest viewing
Where: The Station Gallery
When: 10 March from 18:00 to 19:30

11 March Erotica at the Big House + Eclektric
Where: The Pavillion Bar
When: 11 March from 19:00 to 01:00

13 March My mother, sister, daughter, wife : A pro-voice performance
Where: Cresecent Arts Centre
When: 13 March from 20:00 to 23:00

RSVP for each event via facebook page – see link below

Keep an eye on this page and event listings for further details!

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
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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,
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

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

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

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

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.


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

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

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
Tickets Friday £10 (plus 1 teacher free in 10)
Saturday £12.50, family of 4 £45

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
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,

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! Come along- bring a friend, grandma, auntie, sister, daughter- spare half an hour to make a bag. No charge but donations of fabric welcome!


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


“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
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.
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,

“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

“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

“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

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

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

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

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 ..

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

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

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

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:

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

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

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

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

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

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Imperial War Museum North will be shedding new light on the role played by women at sea during the Second World War as it launches a new film to mark International Women’s Day on Tuesday 8 March.

The film features previously unseen interviews with three Lancashire women who share stories of their experiences as part of the Women’s Royal Naval Service, giving an insight into the unique challenges they faced and the crucial role they played in Britain’s ultimate victory, from adapting to ill-fitting uniforms to interpreting ships’ signals during the Battle of the Atlantic.

The film will be screened on Saturday 12 March as the climax to a weeklong programme of activity and events at the Museum to celebrate International Women’s Day.

It will be screened to coincide with All Aboard: Stories of War at Sea, the Museum’s first ever large-scale exhibition to look at life at sea in wartime, which will run until Monday 25 April.

Other events taking place include performances and tours linked to the stories of women featured in the exhibition and a talk by Dr Jo Stanley, author of ‘Gender and the Sea’, who will be revealing the women’s side of seafaring in the First and Second World Wars on Sunday 13 March.

International Women’s Day was launched to inspire women and to celebrate their achievements. A global web of diverse events taking place connects women from all around the world ranging from political rallies, business conferences, government activities and networking events through to local women’s craft markets, theatric performances, fashion parades and more.

Imperial War Museum North
The Quays
Trafford Wharf Road
Manchester M17 1TZ

To honour 100 years of the global celebration of International Women’s Day South London Women Artists (SLWA) are holding their 5th exhibition at Dulwich Library from Sunday 27 February to Saturday 26 March 2011. This year the theme of the exhibition is Women and Books, drawing on the invaluable contributions that women have made to books and libraries over the years and the inspiration they receive from them.

SLWA has already been associated with books through it’s progamme of talks also held at Dulwich Library. In 2009 Althea Greenan of the Women’s Art Library at Goldsmith’s College explained how the organisation functions as an alternative public space to view and experience women’s art. Rebecca Fortnum, Camberwell College of Art, talked about her interviews with 20 internationally recognized women artists from her book “Contemporary British Women Artists: In their own words”. More recently Dr Lara Perry who is co-editing a book on feminism and art curating presented her research “What place has feminism in contemporary practice?” to the group.

The Women and Books exhibition will look at books written by women, for women, about women or which inspire women and joins International Women’s Day celebrations on 8 March when thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate their achievements. Throughout the month long exhibition a number of local schools will attend SLWA education events organized for them by artist members. There will also be free tours of the exhibition led by a SLWA member and a chance to meet some of the participating artists on Wednesdays 2 and 16 March at 3.30pm.

Over the past two years South London Women Artists have staged numerous shows including a hugely successful exhibition at Bankside Gallery in 2010. Dulwich Library is fast becoming an established venue to view and buy original SLWA artworks and the group is delighted that books will also be the theme of the show. The works will ‘bookend’ the library bookshelves, thus connecting the thoughtful experiences of library browsing and art contemplation.

The exhibition will take place at Dulwich Library from 27 February to 26 March during normal opening hours and entrance is free. There will be a private view on Thursday 3 March from 8 to 10pm.

Dulwich Library, 368 Lordship Lane, SE22 8NB
Open: Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri 9am to 8pm, Tues10am to 8pm, Sat 9am to 5pm, Sun 12pm to 4pm.
Private view Thursday 3 March, 8 to 10pm.

Free exhibition tours Wednesday 2 & 16 March at 3.30pm.

For more information and images contact:
Kim Thornton at
or go to

Take the opportunity to find out more about the positive impact of Fair Trade at Divine’s Fairtrade Farmers’ Tour, 2011

Between the 28th February and 13th March 2011, Fairtrade Fortnight and Divine Chocolate will be touring the UK to promote awareness of fair trade. The annual event gives you the opportunity to hear firsthand about cocoa farmers’ lives and the impact that fair trade has on them.

This year’s tour has a special focus on women to celebrate the International Women’s Day’s centenary. Two of the women from the Ghanaian cocoa co-operative, Kuapa Kokoo, Harriet Boatemaa and Fatima Ali, will be leading the tour and will be explaining just why the roles played by women are so crucial for the cocoa growing process.

The tour will take in Liverpool, Warrington, Bradford, London, Oxford and Cardiff and Harriet and Fatima will be meeting with businesses, shoppers, schools and political representatives to spread the word about the positive impact that Fairtrade has on the cocoa farming community in Ghana.

Cost: Free
Date: Monday 28 February- 13 March 2011

For full details of this event please see

“Breaking the Waves” is a grassroots, non-profit, innovative festival exploring diverse expressions of feminism through a vibrant weekend-long programme of events in Cardiff, including speakers, arts, music, discussions, and loads more!

Organised by Cardiff Feminist Network the festival is being held between 8th-13th March 2011 as part of celebrations for the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day. It will be open to all and will stimulate intergenerational dialogue between all who are, or have been, working towards gender equality.

With an ethos of empowerment, inclusion and innovation, we hope to break down perceived or real generational divides, build supportive networks for future anti-sexist work in Cardiff, and ultimately seek new ways of defining what it means to be a feminist today.

Breaking the Waves Festival Programme 8th -13th March 2011

Tuesday 8th March Life Drawing Workshop
Breaking Waves begins its festival programme on International Women’s Day with an evening of drawing and debate. CFN and Cardiff Life Model Collective invite you to try your hand at drawing the female form and discuss its use in art and media. Through the study of the body we hope to draw attention to the beauty of the female form!
5.30 pm – Cardiff Arts Institute, 29 Park Place.

Wednesday 9thMarch Feminism Oral History Night
Come along to this event to hear feminist histories from Wales! Speakers will be recounting their personal experiences of women’s liberation. Share your own stories in honour of International Women’s Day. Refreshments will be provided and there will be a book swap fundraiser! Places are limited so please register by emailing
Time to be confirmed- The Quaker Meeting House , 43 Charles Street.

Thursday 10th March Introduction to Craftivism
Craft + activism = Craftvisim. Join us for an introduction to craft – activism and gain further understanding of its application to feminist issues! Create and send a hand crafted postcard with your own feminist message or slogan… Make a point with your privates by designing and making a pair of protest pants… Materials supplied, only enthusiasm required!
6pm – Milgis, 213 City Rd.

Friday 11th March “Breaking The Waves” Arts Exhibition : Preview and Social Evening
5pm – Milgi’s , 213 City Rd.
More information coming soon, please watch this space

Saturday 12th March “Breaking The Waves” Feminist Conference
Key speaker Catherine Redfern, co author of “Reclaiming the F Word” and founder of “the ‘F’ Word” website, discusses her current work and the issues affecting feminism today. With guest speakers addressing the issues of refugees and asylum seekers, the conference aims to address the issues affecting women’s lives personally, locally and internationally. Ask questions, meet other feminists as well as other women’s organisations and access a wealth of information on becoming an active feminist in an inspiring Saturday afternoon!
Conference Schedule

    12.30 – 1.00 – Conference opening: access to Women’s Organisations stalls and tea/ coffee / light refreshments
    1.00 – 1.15 – Welcome & Introduction
    1.15 – 2.00 – Main speaker Catherine Redfern followed by Q&A
    2.20 – 3.20 – Workshops:- Objectification; Violence Against Women & Womens Aid; Global Rights of Women
    3.20 – 4.00 – Feedback from Workshops followed by T.break
    4.00 – 4.30 – Experience of Women Refugee/Sanctuary seekers- talk followed by Q&A
    4.40 – 5.00 – Closing Speeches

12:30 – 17:00 – The Gate , 38 Keppoch St

Saturday 12th March Preview : “Make Room” A Showcase of Contemporary Women’s Art
To celebrate the centenary of International Women’s Day, Milkwood Gallery presents a group of contemporary women artists working in a diverse range of media from traditional applied arts to digital, documentary, performance and conceptually led practice. At varying stages in their careers, each artist has been selected primarily for the quality of their work, and although gender is an obvious unifying feature, equally important is the track record they share for making dynamic and thought provoking work.
18:30 – Milkwood Gallery, 41 Locaber Street

Sunday 13th March Sunday Social Milkwood Gallery, 41 Locaber Street
More information coming soon, please watch this space
We need people to get involved, to volunteer and to help us with this event!
For more information or to volunteer email us at: cardifffeminists(AT)yahoo(DOT)co(DOT)uk

Full Programme available to download here

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Tues 8th Mar: Launch Event : International Women’s Day.
Time: 3 pm – 6 pm & 7:15 pm – 9 pm £5.

Mon 28th Feb – Fri 11th Mar: Photography exhibition: Women Workers in the Informal Sector in Gujarat, India.
Time: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm Mon – Fri, free.

Mon 28th Feb: Film: With our Memory on the Future
Time: 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm, donations.

Tues 1st Mar: Healthy Women and Children
Time: 10.00 am – 2.30 pm, free.

Tues 1st Mar: Film: From the Red to the Silver, by Caroline Born
Time: 6 pm – 8 pm, donations.

Tues 1st Mar: Resisting the Impact of Cuts on Women’s Wellbeing: Struggles Past and Present
Time: 6.30 pm – 9.00 pm, free.

Wed 2nd Mar: Human Rights and Maternal Health: Oxford Amnesty International Film Night
Time: 7.30 pm – 10.00 pm, donation £2.50.

Thu 3rd Mar: Wrap Oxford in Fairtrade Bunting
Time: 5.30 pm – 7.30 pm, donations.

Thu 3rd Mar: An Evening about Queer Sex, Love and Relationships
Time: 6.30 pm – 9.00 pm, £15 / £10.

Thu 3rd Mar: Do Women Need Therapy?
Time: Doors open 7 pm, free.

Fri 4th Mar: Dance Away the Winter Blues
Time: 7.00 pm – 11.30pm, £5.

Sat 5th Mar and Sun 6th Mar: Cycle with Confidence
Time: 11.00 am – 12.30 pm, donations.

Sat 5th Mar: Together We Are Strong
Time: 10.00 am – 1.00 pm, £5.

Sat 5th Mar: Wellbeing and Vegetarianism
Time: 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm, free.

Sat 5th Mar: ‘Mothers and Daughters’, ‘Women and Freedom’
Time: 7.00 pm – 10.00 pm, £10 / £6 concessions.

Sat 5th Mar: A Taste of Nicaragua
Time: 7.30 pm till late, £10.00 / £5.00.

Sun 6th Mar: The Misa Campesina
Time: 11:00 am, donations.

Sun 6th Mar: Walk for Tabita
Time: Midday.

Sun 6th Mar: Healing Emotions, Accesing our Inner Wisdom
Time: 2.00 pm – 5.30 pm

Mon 7th Mar – Fri 11th Mar: Sport and Wellbeing Week
Time: Various times. Entrance fee may apply for some events.

Tue 8th Mar – Sun 13th Mar: Another Me: Transformations from Pain to Power Exhibition
Time: 11.00 am – 3.00 pm daily, free.

Tues 8th Mar: Red Box- Where Women Meet
Time: 8.00 pm – 11.00 pm, £5 / £3 concessions.

Weds 9th Mar: A Trilogy for Women
Time: 10.30 am – 2.30 pm
(Yoga 11 – 12 and 1 – 2), free.

Weds 9th Mar: Let’s Celebrate Women and Human Rights!
Time: 12 noon – 9.00 pm, donations.

Wed 9th Mar: Old Remedies of Times Gone By
Time: 1.00 pm – 5.00 pm, free.

Wed 9th Mar: Fun Dance for Kids
Time: 3.30 pm – 4.30 pm, £4.

Wed 9th Mar: Sister Act: Dance for Your Life
Time: 5.00 pm – 6.00 pm, free.

Wed 9th Mar: Good Hair
Time: 6 pm – 9.30 pm, free.

Thu 10th Mar and Fri 11th Mar: Vagina Monologues
Time: Doors open 7.30 pm, £3.

Thu 10th Mar: Healthy Women are Happy Women
Time: 10.00 am – 3.00 pm, free.

Thu 10th Mar: Gender, Health and Wellbeing Across Cultures
Time: 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm, free.

Thu 10th Mar: Dorothy Hodgkin Memorial Lecture: Mathematics in the Service of Crystallography
Time: 5.00 pm start, free.

Thu 10th Mar: Women Reaching Women: Mums Matter
Time: 6.30 pm, £3.50.

Fri 11th Mar: The Broken Home (2) Launch Project
Time: Tea Party 4pm – 6pm Drinks / Performance
6pm – 8pm, free.

Fri 11th Mar: Reel Women
Time: 7 pm – 10 pm, free.

Fri 11th Mar: All Women Can Dance
Time: 8.00 pm – 10.00 pm, £9 / £8 concessions.

Sat 12th Mar: Outdoor Activity Day at the Riverside Centre
Time: 10 am – 2 pm, free.

Sat 12th Mar: Kick it, Move it, Chill it
Time: 10.00 am – 4.00 pm, free.

Sat 12th Mar: Fitness Can Be Fun!
Time: 10.30 am – 12.30 pm, free.

Sat 12th Mar: Herbs for Well-being and Cooking
Time: 11:30 am – 3 pm, free.

Sat 12th Mar: Good Grief! It’s A Goddess! D.I.Y.!
Time: 1.00 pm – 5.00 pm, £20 / £15 conc.

Sat 12th Mar: Strictly Latin-American Salsa Night
Time: 7.30 pm – 11.00 pm, £6.00 / £4.00.

Sun 13th Mar: Good Hair
Time: 10 am – 4 pm, free.

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