An all-day free and inclusive event celebrating women’s achievements with inspiring speakers, activists and innovators, workshops, art, crafts, campaigns, and fun for all the family.
Everyone is welcome.
Our IWD event is a safe and inclusive space, open to all in the local community. We welcome everyone who would like to join with us in celebration of International Women’s Day.
To attend talks and workshops please sign up with a BWC volunteer outside the room where the workshop or talk will take place. Workshops are on a pay as you feel basis – suggested donation £5 towards our work supporting vulnerable women.
Sing Your Heart Out
Aneesa Chaudhry leads her hugely popular IWD singing workshop. Self-identifying women only.
Enjoy the joy and skill of Bollywood dancing. Four dance routines performed to different types of modern Bollywood music by the Hangleton and Knoll Multi Cultural Women’s Group. Self-identifying women only.
Founders Room East
Empower Yourself Through the Menopause
An informative that aims to empower women who are, or suspect they may be, experiencing peri or menopause symptoms.
A conversation with Lisa Dando
BWC Director, Lisa Dando, discusses the importance of women’s centre.
Founders Room West
My Universal Credit campaign
Maggie Gordon-Walker talks about her ongoing Parliament petition and Universal Credit campaign. Affected mothers will share their stories too.
Female leadership and curating kind workplaces: the future of work
Meral Alizada will discuss female power and potential in curating the future of workplaces that are led by a philosophy of kindness, empathy and positive management.
A storytelling circle surrounding people’s lived experiences of identity, intersectionality and feminism.
Mezzanine (Door 4)
Prioritising Your Mental Wellbeing
Brenda Pollack talks about why good mental health is important and what steps you can take to help yourself and others.
Taking a Stand: Reading & Delivering Feminist Poetry
Tips on how to speak publicly in an expressive way from award-winning poet and performer Tessa Foley.
The Girls’ Network
An opportunity for girls (14+) to get some career advice, meet inspiring professional women. Self-identifying women only.
Dressing Sustainably for Success
Join Sophia Lorimer for a lesson on how to wear what you love and dress with confidence.
Start the day in a positive way with Soulshine Dance!
Through inspirational music, movement and meditation/mindfulness connect to the feel good energies within your body, mind, heart and soul and share them with others!
We Bop Choir
We Bop Choir will perform an uplifting set of a cappella pop and soul covers in glorious 4-part harmony.
Dabke - traditional folk step dance
Traditional Dabke combines circle dance and line dancing and is widely performed at weddings and other joyous occasions.
Lewes Sing Space Musical Theatre Choir
A group of 30 men and women singing well known empowering songs from musicals.
AudioActive Live Performance
A showcase of young musicians from AudioActive featuring Lori Asha, Bessy Again, Shifa and Amy Whitehall-Sands.
ToyBox Early Years is back at IWD with their area for children and their carers to enjoy together. Activities for all ages ranging from 0–12yrs will be taking place throughout the day.
AudioActive Music Making Taster Session
Workshop facilitators from AudioActive’s singing/well-being project ‘Vocalise’ and the female led music technology project ‘Equaliser’ will present a taster session in music making for young people.
The Bone Woman/La Loba – Soul Circus
Gather round, join the circle to share the ancient story of The Bone Woman, sometimes known as La Loba (wolf woman).
Practice some Kundalini Yoga and Meditation before lying down and resting in the sound waves of the Gong. Bring your own mat. Pre-booked.
Cultural Sharing Area
This is a space where women (and their children) can come together to share and show our cultures and connections around the world. Come and enjoy a chat whilst channelling your creative energy!
Drop-in activities, no booking required.
Join Femigami for an unforgettable feminist origami making experience.
Clay Wild Studio
Zena Jewellery Making
Chinese art and calligraphy posters.
Corn Exchange Foyer
Chill Out Zone
A quiet space, away from the hustle and bustle to chill out on comfy bean bags.