international women's day 2011

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Time 08 March · 19:30 – 21:00
Location Secular Hall, 75 Humberstone Gate (opp Sainsbury’s) Leicester LE1 1WB
Created by: Leicester Worker

* Ann Green – Leicester Pensioners’ Rights Campaign
* Sally Ruane – Co-author, In Place of Cuts
* Becci Heagney – Youth Fight for Jobs
* Iris Lightfoote – The Race Equality Centre

Meeting open to women and men


Majlis – Women Unplugged … showcasing an eclectic mix of women performers from across Birmingham, in celebration of International Women’s Day 8th March 2011.

A unique gathering of women with a shared passion for the arts, poetry, writing & music.

Whether you want to spin us a yarn, spit your bars, hit us with your punch line, wax us lyrical with your prowess, or simply sway us with your sultry sounds…Majlis is the place for you.

Join us for a great night – all women welcome!

Please share and pass on.

Date: Tuesday 8th March 2011
Time: 6pm-6.30pm
Welcome: 6.30pm-7.00pm
Sign up for a 10 minute performance slot (anyone can sign up – you don’t have to be signed up to a record label or need any previous experience of public performance – the emphasis is on sharing and taking part): 7.00pm-8.30pm
The Majlis begins! 8.30pm-9.00pm

Carriages home

Entry: £2 on the door

Venue: Coffee Lounge, 10/11 Navigation Street, City Centre Birmingham, B2 4BS (opposite the Victoria exit from New Street Station/NCP Car Park)
* 20% off all food & drinks for the entire evening

For further information:
Mobile: 07583 870568

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

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
The Email:
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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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We are a group of Women from Arnold in Nottingham who are planning some events to mark the 100 year anniversary of International Women’s Day.

Here’s the list of events we’re planning to celebrate the centenary of International Women’s Day

Thursday 3rd
Talk on Hobbucks Nature Reserve – Josie Blackstock
The Committee Room, Arnold Library 7pm

Saturday 5th
Arnold Front Street 10am-12pm

Sunday 6th
‘Footsteps of Nell Gwynne’- Walk and tree planting
Alexandra Lodge Bestwood Park 10am – 12 pm

Monday 7th
Exhibition of local photographs and stories
The Committee Room, Arnold Library (during opening hours)

Tuesday 8th
Film by Stephen Frears “St Ann’s”
Bonington Theatre 7-9 pm

Thursday 10th
Afternoon Tea – Meet interesting women of Arnold with a tale to tell.
The Committee Room, Arnold Library 2-4pm

Friday 18th
Meet Lillian Greenwood MP
Find how she juggles Parliament and 3 children.
The Committee Room, Arnold Library 7-9pm

Thursday 24th
Talk on Women and children affected by domestic violence and abuse.
Chris Cutland – WAIS Women’s Aid Integrated Services.
The Committee Room, Arnold Library 7-9pm

All events are free of charge.
Entry to the film St Ann’s is by ticket only. Tickets are available from us, for more details please visit the contact page to email

Check back for updates to

Birmingham Million Women Rise – Banner Making Workshop Saturday 12.02.11 11am-2pm
(please RSVP via above facebook link)

Two fantastic women artists, Sue Challis & Shaheen Ahmed, will be leading a banner/placard making workshop on Saturday 12.02.11 at a central location in Birmingham.

What do you need to bring?:

Yourself! Friends! Family! Children! (no pets – sorry)

It’s FREE & FUN!!


Bring along any materials that we can use for the banners/placards:
Paints Brushes Embellishments Thread – any colour! Needles – any variety! Materials/fabrics – various Pictures – various Board/MDF And anything else you would like to use!

Lift by car!:
If you would like to be picked up from a central point in Birmingham please drop Shahida a line and I’ll be happy to oblige.

Food & Drink:
To get your creative juices flowing, food & drink will be available throughout the duration of the afternoon. Please feel bring a bottle (non-alcoholic of course) and nibbles to share.


11th March 2011 from 19:00 – 22:00

Womem’s Networking Hub will be having a bit of a do to raise funds for Oxfam.

Oxfam’s We Can campaign has already had an impact in other South Asian countries, and we know we can do the same in Pakistan.

Studies show that 80% of women in Pakistan are victims of domestic violence and one in every three women are subjected to some form of violence. It is sadly no surprise then that domestic violence is the single biggest cause of de…ath and injury in women worldwide.

Men and women known as changemakers will fight together for a change in the attitudes of local authorities, schools and within families. Helping to promote women’s rights at a local level, girls will learn that they do not need to accept and put up with violence and abuse that has become a part of everyday life for so many women in their society, and boys will learn that women are not second class citizens who can be beaten at will.

By having a bit of a do you will help women to celebrate a life without fear of violence.

Venue TBC

11th March 2011 from 19:00 – 22:00

The art of Swishing involves getting your friends together to swap gorgeous clothes and party at the same time. Every woman must bring at least one good quality, clean item of clothing, or an accessory, that she’d feel proud to hand on.

(Large sacks of designer frocks, saris, shalwar kameez, hijabs, are also gratefully received. And people who bring along anyone else with a bulging …wardrobe.)

“Save money, save the planet, have a party & network: swishing effortlessly touches all of these buttons. Swishing parties are for all those women who want to combine style, environmental protection and frugality.”

Rules of the rail:
1) Everyone must bring at least one item of quality clothing.
2) You will have half an hour to browse before the swish opens.
3) No item may be claimed before the swish opens.
4) As soon as the swish is declared open, everyone may take what they want.
5) Remember no scratching, spitting or fighting.
6) £5 entry on the door

* Venue TBC
* For further details please email!/event.php?eid=189286251098410

31st March 2011 at 7.30pm
The Drum, 144 Potters Lane, Aston, Birmingham B6 4UU

Ticket Price £5 (£3), Buy 9 get 1 FREE

The Drum in Partnership with Beats Limited

An emotion packed evening of dance and song, which embraces the challenges and aspirations women are experiencing as mothers, leaders, sisters and friends. The event marks International Women’s Day (IWD), a global celebration of the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.

“There is no limit to the pain she will endure, when her child offers abuse for love, through sickness and loss and yet there is no limit to the joy she feels when she sees her children healing, when her faith is strong, when she is loved….”

In honour of 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day

Celebrating Women is a ceremony organised by Oxfam to mark the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day. In honour of this day we will be celebrating the achievements of inspiring women from across the Midlands as well as from the poorest countries in the world.

Many women, whether from a rich or poor country, will face challenges throughout their lives. On the 4th March 2010 we will be celebrating the women who have overcome those challenges to achieve great things, for themselves and their communities.

Celebrating Women is a photography exhibition, buffet and an opportunity to hear some of the most inspiring achievements from women in the Midlands and around the world. We hope to invite 100 of the most inspiring women from across the Midlands who have been nominated by the public.

Nominate now

We invite you to nominate someone from the Midlands who has inspired, amazed or motivated you. All nominations must be submitted by the 10th February 2011. Once in, we will choose 100 of the most inspiring women who will be invited to attend Celebrating Women at the Novotel hotel.

This ceremony is a celebration as well as a reminder of all the challenges facing women today and the work that is needed to be done to ensure women around the world reach their potential in the face of those challenges.

To make your nomination simply email the name, story and photo of someone who has inspired you to


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