Fancy learning a new skill, making your voice heard in the gender equality debate, or teaming up with other women to support each other? Well, you can. There’ll be performances, discussion events, screenings, workshops and creative markets on and around March 8 – all showcasing the talents and views of women.
Here’s 9 ways you can get involved.
Liverpool-born singer songwriter and performance artist Nicola Hardman is the creative driving force behind the We Want Women project, getting women’s voices heard in the performance arts. To celebrate IWD, she is collaborating with Blackburne House to present a showcase of women in music, acting, comedy, poetry and dance from 7pm-11pm.
From 3pm-5pm, Out The Attic Productions will be celebrating IWD and their first birthday by hosting their first market promoting work made by local womxn artists and independent businesses. They’ll also be running a Female Creatives Coffee Morning at Liverpool Arts Bar from 11am-1pm. Grab a cuppa, make friends and swap business cards.
Future Boss Club, which was set up to empower and inspire Liverpool women aged 18-35, presents the Quiz of the Decade, celebrating 10 years of feminist moments, icons and achievements. It’s open to everyone, at Tusk next to Baltic Market from 6pm. Organisers recommend a maximum team size of 6, and if you don’t have one when you book they’ll find you one on the night.
For IWD, Fact is showing an exclusive preview of Radioactive, a biopic of the extraordinary pioneering scientist Marie Curie, who became the first woman to receive the Nobel Prize. The screening, at 1.45pm prompt, will be followed by a live satellite Q&A with the star of the film Rosamund Pike (who plays Marie Curie) and director Marjane Satrapi, broadcast from the Curzon Mayfair.
International Women’s day (IWD) started out with a strike and on March 8 women across the world will strike again against unfair conditions. Join in the strike and a march, from 12.30pm, protesting the climate crisis and its affects on women, violence against women, cuts to women’s services and the threat to reproductive rights. Culminating in a celebration at Blackburne House.
Wicked Women is a day (12pm-5pm) of female-focused conversation and performance from Tmesis Theatre, celebrating International Women’s Day 2020 and extraordinary women from history who have changed the world. Expect a moving and uplifting physical performance exploring the lives of known and unknown heroines from Elizabeth I to Malala Yousafzai.
The Women’s Organisation and Northern Power Women come together for a free event discussing issues including IWD PR stunts, and what needs to be happening in boardrooms, politics and at home to make real change happen. After a panel discussion, there’ll be a chance to network with other local women in business and chat to the Women’s Org team. 9.30am-12pm.
Based on the real life of American writer Cheryl Strayed and starring Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern who were both nominated for Oscars, this is the powerful story of a woman who in her 20s, after the sudden death of her mother, sets off in too-small boots to hike 1,100 miles along the Pacific Coast Trail. Tickets are free, but everyone is asked to make a donation and buy a drink.
To celebrate International Women’s Day, Halcyon is hosting Coding & Art sessions at the Apple store in Liverpool ONE. They’re free to attend, running from 12.30pm-3pm, where Apple will teach everyone the basics of coding and they’ll take part in an interactive AR art experience created by interactive media artist Sarah Rothberg.
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