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07 March 2018

International Women’s Day – Celebrate with events and screenings across the UK

If you aren’t already aware (though we’re sure you are), let us be the first to tell you that tomorrow, Thursday 8th March is International Women’s Day!

There’s so much going on around the UK to celebrate but if you are stuck for ideas, we’ve compiled a comprehensive lists of some the best screenings, events and activities going on this week.


Wednesday 7 March

Women of the World Festival
Panels, comedy, theatre, screenings and more
Southbank Centre / 7th to 11th March every day

Moving the Goalposts
An evening of screenings and discussions on women in football
Rich Mix, 7.30pm

Hidden Figures’ Film Screening with Paul Blomfield MP
University of Sheffield Students’ Union, 6.15pm

Thursday 8 March 

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story + Live Satellite Q&A with Susan Sarandon
At selected cinemas across the UK – see here for the full list (start times vary from 6.15pm to 6.30pm)
WFTV Members are eligible for £5 tickets for this event at Rich Mix, using offer code BOMBSHELL5 when booking .

Howl – International Women’s Day Special
Five fierce female comedians + panel discussion on women in comedy
Tramshed, 8pm

‘Suffragette’ Film Screening
The Customs House, 1.30pm and 6.30pm

International Women’s Day Cabaret with Mama Rhi
Raising funds for Rape Crisis Tyneside & Northumberland
Bridge Hotel, 7pm

Suffragette City
Suffragette walking tours 
London Pavillion / 8th to 11th March every day

Visual & performance art from 20 UK artists 
Ugly Duck / 8th to 11th March every day

Breaking the Silence: Women, Leadership and MeToo
Panel discussion with Catherine Mayer (WEP), Bloomsbury’s Alexandra Pringle, former Labour adviser Ayesha Hazarika & critic Kate Maltby
Camden Centre, 6.30pm

Hip Hop Karaoke – IWD Special
Set free your inner diva for one night only..
Queen of Hoxton, 7pm

Moving Towards Gender Equality
A panel discussion on gender equality, inspired by the teachings of Guru Nanak
RBS Auditorium, 6pm

‘The Rider’ Preview Screening
Drinks, activities & preview of Chloe Zhao’s ‘The Rider’
Genesis Cinema, 9pm

City Women’s Inclusive Network: Free Guided Tour of ‘Votes For Women’
Museum of London, 4.30pm

‘Cameraperson’ Film Screening + Discussion
Filmhouse, 5.55pm

When the Blackbird Sings for International Women’s Day
Listen to tales and poems shared by Scotland’s most creative writers, 6.30pm
Arusha Gallery / Photographic works displayed until 25th March

‘Suffragette’ Film Screening
Proceeds of the screening will be donated to Glasgow Women’s Aid
The Glad Cafe, 7.30pm

In Conversation: Getting Girls into Science
Panel discussion on girls in STEM
Museum of Science & Industry, 6.30pm

‘Suffragette’ Charity Screening
Hosted by The Pankhurst Trust and The Village Screen
The Whitworth Gallery, 6pm

Fifty Years On: Have things got better for women?
Al Garthwaite leads a discussion on the position of women and the future
Headingly Enterprise & Arts Centre, 7.30pm

International Women’s Day: Rollerskate Taster Session
Activ Zone, 8pm

Women in STEM Comedy Night
Hosted by Sian Bevan
Duke’s Corner, 7.30pm


Saturday 10 March

International Women’s Day at Museum of Liverpool
Join the Women’s Institute to celebrate IWD, 1-4pm

Collective Therapy: International Women’s Day
SheAfriq is running sessions on health & wellbeing
New Art Exchange, 1-4pm

Birmingham International Women’s Day Celebration
Panel, Q&A and networking
MAC, 2.30pm

Girls Skate Camp
For beginners, veterans and everything in between
House of Vans, 2-8pm

Women in Focus Festival
Poetry, exhibitions, workshops & creative activities
Poplar Union / 10th and 11th March

Million Women Rise
Annual march to end male violence against women and girls
Starts at Selfridges, Oxford Street, 12 noon