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Talks & Debate

International Women’s Day 2024

Brighton Women's Centre
Sat 9 Mar 2024
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Join Brighton Women's Centre at Brighton Dome for the annual International Women's Day Celebration.

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.

Concert Hall

Sing Your Heart Out

Aneesa Chaudhry leads her hugely popular IWD singing workshop. Self-identifying women only.

1.30–2.30pm

 

Bollywood Dance

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.

3–3.30pm

 

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.

10.30–11.15am

 

A conversation with Lisa Dando

BWC Director, Lisa Dando, discusses the importance of women’s centre.

11.45–12.45pm

 

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.

10.30–11am

 

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.

11.45–12.45pm

 

Founders Room

Sharing Circle

A storytelling circle surrounding people’s lived experiences of identity, intersectionality and feminism.

1.15–2.45pm

 

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.

10.30–11.30am          

 

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.

12–1pm

 

The Girls’ Network

Speed Mentoring

An opportunity for girls (14+) to get some career advice, meet inspiring professional women. Self-identifying women only.

1.30–2.30pm

 

Dressing Sustainably for Success

Join Sophia Lorimer for a lesson on how to wear what you love and dress with confidence.

3–4pm

 

Corn Exchange

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!

10.15–10.45am

 

We Bop Choir

We Bop Choir will perform an uplifting set of a cappella pop and soul covers in glorious 4-part harmony.

11.15 –11.45am

 

Dabke - traditional folk step dance

Traditional Dabke combines circle dance and line dancing and is widely performed at weddings and other joyous occasions.

12.15–12.45pm

 

Lewes Sing Space Musical Theatre Choir 

A group of 30 men and women singing well known empowering songs from musicals.

1.45– 2.45pm

 

AudioActive Live Performance

A showcase of young musicians from AudioActive featuring Lori Asha, Bessy Again, Shifa and Amy Whitehall-Sands.

3.15–4pm

 

Children’s Area

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.

All day

 

Studio Theatre

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.

10.30–12pm

 

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).

12.30–1.15pm

 

Kundalini Yoga

Practice some Kundalini Yoga and Meditation before lying down and resting in the sound waves of the Gong. Bring your own mat. Pre-booked.

2–3.30pm

 

Mezzanine

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!

All day

 

Foyer

Drop-in activities, no booking required.

 

Femigami

Join Femigami for an unforgettable feminist origami making experience.

All day

 

Clay Wild Studio

All day

 

Zena Jewellery Making

10am–12.30pm

 

Plum Blossoms

Chinese art and calligraphy posters.

1–4pm

 

 

Corn Exchange Foyer

Chill Out Zone

A quiet space, away from the hustle and bustle to chill out on comfy bean bags.

All day