International Women’s Day Celebration

Brighton Dome, Brighton Women’s Centre and Brighton Museum join forces to present our annual celebration of International Women’s Day. With gender equality firmly on the agenda, join us for a marketplace of ideas alongside a specially curated programme of inspiring speakers, activists and innovators, workshops, arts & crafts, causes and campaigns, with fun for all the family. Everyone is welcome – all ages, all communities together.

The programme this year includes:

Empowerment or Oppression: What does the beauty industry do for women?
Sali Hughes (The Guardian, Pretty Iconic) discusses the impact of the changing beauty industry with three inspirational panellists

The Gender Games
Juno Dawson (Margot and Me, This Book Is Gay) tells her story, and that of everyone who is shaped by society’s expectations of gender - and what we can do about it 

I’m Not Rain Man: Women and Autism
What autism really looks like for women

Women In Policing with Sussex Police
This year’s sponsors talk about what it’s like to be a woman on the beat

Empowering Women Entrepreneurs Worldwide
Photo essays from global documentary photographers showing how business skills and microloans can lead to social and economic change in developing countries. With FotoDocument and

Lost Women of Art
Join Rev Susie Courtault as she explores the way in which women are portrayed in art, often through the male gaze, alongside her desire to understand women’s contributions as artists over the years and their apparent absence from the cannon of great artists

SPECTRUM Seminar: Women & the Music Industry
Successful professionals discuss working in the music industry as a woman along with the successes and challenges they face

Walking tour of the Women of Brighton
Explore the important women of Brighton’s history with a walking tour of the Royal Pavilion Estate with tour guide Louise Peskitt

Wonder Women
Meet some incredible women from history, including Brighton suffragette, Minnie Turner and fossil hunter Mary Anning, whilst getting up close and personal with some of Brighton Museum’s Collections

Their Fight, Our Future
A pop up display of newly created outfits featuring important women in history, by students from Northbrook MET

Wear it Out
Discover what the museum is doing to uncover LGBTQ stories. Wear or bring your outfits and share your stories at this look book studio

Nail Transphobia
Charlie Craggs tackles transphobia through nail art, giving people the chance to sit down and have a chat with a trans person and to challenge misconceptions

Workshops include:

  • Coding for Women with Codebar
  • Body Positivity with Free The Nipple
  • Learn To Hand Massage with Jing Massage
  • Sing Your Heart Out with Aneesa Chaudhry
  • Confidence and Creativity with Sarah Taylor

And don’t miss tea sipping and discussions in our Conversation Café, browse the interesting marketplace of stalls, try some delicious food by Real Junk Food Project & much more!

Sat 3 Mar, from 10am