Past Event

International Women’s Day Brighton and Hove

Mon 2 Mar 2015

Brighton Women’s Centre invites you to celebrate International Women’s Day on Saturday 7 March. Join us for a day of free entertainment, workshops, stalls and more at the Brighton Dome Café Bar from 11am to 5pm. 

This year our theme is ‘Make It Happen’ to encourage effective action for advancing and recognising women around the world. Following the success of last year’s lively panel discussion, inspiring activists including Gemma Aitchison of the Yes Matters and #Enough campaigns and blogger and feminist campaigner June Eric-Odorie will discuss some of the key issues facing women today. Chaired by Brighton Women’s Centre Patron Baroness Joyce Gould, the focus of the discussion will be women’s vote and political engagement in the run up to the General Election. Through our interactive map of the world and culture-sharing zone, we invite you to explore and celebrate the lives, stories and journeys of the City’s women and girls.

Laughter yoga, self defence and speaking with impact are some of the free workshops women can book on the day for a quick boost of confidence, energy and fun! Meet 39 incredible women at a ‘dinner party’ inspired by Judy Chicago’s iconic artwork, consider the feminist credentials of BBC1’s “Call The Midwife”, or simply be entertained by artist Jodie Violet’s unique sound performance featuring sewing machines! Browse the information stalls, enjoy some music, dance and spoken word or try your hand at some arts and crafts. If you have little ones, The Early Childhood Project will run all-day children’s activities for 0-12 year olds.

If all that activity exhausts you, you can retreat to our chill out zone, sample some relaxing complementary therapies or simply hang out with friends over tea and cake in the café bar. All the activities are in accessible spaces and there will be sign language interpreters.

Prepare to be entertained, inspired and empowered!