Celebrate International Women’s Day 2021 at home


We are proud to partner again with Brighton Women’s Centre to recognise and celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day with a series of free, online events on Saturday 6 March.

A staple of the Brighton Dome calendar, the all-day programme offers the opportunity to join panel discussions, take a restorative yoga class, listen to a one-woman telephone play and take part in a creative writing workshop, all from the comfort of home.

Set a positive tone for the day with yoga teacher Amanda Evans, who will lead a class focused on mindfulness and breathing suitable for all abilities. Participants will be encouraged to work within their mind and body’s limitations and to meet physical challenge with curiosity and interest.

Brighton Women’s Centre Director, Lisa Dando will chair a discussion with four inspiring female leaders about the impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on women in Brighton & Hove to share their experiences, ideas and solutions. Vincent Dance Theatre will look at how female artists have been particularly affected, with a discussion based around this year’s theme #ChooseToChallenge. Asking what solutions will be needed to create opportunities for the next generation of women artists, online attendees can join in with their own questions and suggestions.

Brighton-based author Anna Jefferson will read an extract from her new book, Winging It, a ‘hilarious and relatable story of early motherhood’, followed by a Q&A. She’ll also host an online creative writing workshop aimed at the mothers of young children. The session is 30 minutes, allowing for a quick injection of creativity outside family life.

In an intimate, one-woman audio play performed live over the telephone, listeners will meet Vick: care giver, mother, partner and daughter. Experience a day in her life and hear her thoughts and feelings as a busy day at work slowly uncovers a deeply buried memory of care. This is a unique and moving theatre experience at home, at a time when face-to-face theatre performance is not possible.

Mid Life: The Skin We’re In, a short film from Diverse City, will be available to watch all day on Brighton Dome’s YouTube channel. Vital and uplifting, it takes a poetic look at how to celebrate, survive and thrive in your own skin and explores the expectations we place on women’s bodies, and how we can rise through them to a deeper appreciation of ourselves.

For full details of the programme and to book your place at the events, please visit our event page.