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02 March 2017

International Women’s Day – Events and screenings happening across the UK

We don’t have to tell you that Wednesday 8 March is International Women’s Day. But if you’re struggling to decide what to do to mark the occasion, why not pick and choose from some of these screenings and activities taking place all week…

Monday 6 March

1:00pm: Ordinary Women, Extraodinary Achievements (London)

6:15pm: Reporting History: Kate Adie in conversation (BFI, London)

Women’s rights on film at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival (London, until 17 March)

Tuesday 7 March

Women of the World Festival (London, until 12 March)

11:00am: Creating An Equal Future: A Conference for International Women’s Day 2017 (Aberystwyth University)

6:00pm: International Women’s Day Film Screening: Vera Drake – Unite Wales Women’s Committee (Cardiff)

6:30pm: IMDb Hackathon in partnership with F-Rated (BFI Southbank)

Wednesday 8 March

9:00am: Inspiring Journeys – IWD Conference (University of Aberdeen)

9:30am: Unsettling The Myths We Live By: Feminist Perspectives On Human Nature, Culture And Freedom (Durham)

10:00am: International Women’s Day Celebration – Women’s Enterprise Hub (Birmingham)

10:30am: Brilliantly Diverse – International Women’s Day (Manchester)

12:00pm: Women in Music – Musicians’ Union (Glasgow)

2:00pm: Women’s Global Issues Panel Discussion – University of Hertfordshire (Hatfield)

3:00pm: Human Rights and Womanhood: Contemporary Issues facing Women in Northern Ireland (Belfast)

6:00pm: Hub Yellow Wednesdays: F-Rated screening of Girlhood (Birmingham)

6:00pm: The Importance of Women – International Women’s Day Annual Lecture (University of Edinburgh)

6:10pm: Antonia Bird: From Eastenders to Hollywood (Glasgow Film Theatre)

6:15pm: International Women’s Day screening of Belle – Fundraiser for Sheffield RASAS and Ashiana (Sheffield)

6:15pm: International Women’s Day London Premiere: In Between (BFI Southbank)

6:30pm: How Can Periods Save the Planet? – Menstruation & The Environment – Film Screening of Menstrual Man & Panel Discussion (London)

6:30pm: Free screening of Suffragette (Bradford Council)

6:30pm: Queens of Syria + Q&A (Bertha DocHouse, London)

6:30pm: Multi-award winning documentary Cameraperson by Kirsten Johnson (various Picturehouse cinemas across the UK)

7:00pm: Suffragette screening & introduction with the Dundee Women’s Trail (Dundee)

7:30pm: 1000 Londoners’ Century: 10 Women x 10 Decades (Hackney Picturehouse, London)

Thursday 9 March

10:00am: Wonder Women: Changing the Portrayal of Gender on Screen – IPA Festival Of British Advertising (London)

6:00pm: Screening of Queens of Syria –  IOM UK & Migration Collective (London)

Friday 10 March

12:00pm: From Iron Ladies to Nasty Women; Sexism in Politics – A Public Lecture (University of Liverpool)

8:00pm: Muriel’s Wedding – Benefit for Clydebank Women’s Aid and Glasgow Women’s Aid with Southside Film (CCA, Glasgow)

Saturday 11 March

11:00am: Making the Media Work for Women – A Celebration for International Women’s Day (Bristol)

12:30pm: Million Women Rise March (London)

1:30pm: Boomtown Gals Film Screening for International Women’s Day (Oldham Libraries)

A list of more events can be found on the women’s grid website.


If you know of an event which is taking place which we should add to our list – especially anything film related, please tell us and we’ll try to get it added.