Top 10: International Women’s Day Events 2017
As always, we’re spoilt for choice in Camden for celebrating International Women’s Day. Here are 10 of our favourite events happening this year.
1. Creativity in the Spotlight for International Women’s Day, 8 March 2017, Arlington House Conference Centre
Women in the arts, media and creative industries is the theme of Camden Council's event to celebrate International Women's Day on 8 March 2017. The Council has partnered with Central Saint Martins college of art and design to offer a free film-making course to women interested in the creative industries. Ten local women aged 19 to 54 are currently producing a short film about barriers to working in this sector. The film, which explores hurdles the women may have encountered in working or trying to work in the arts, media or creative industries, will be shown at the event.
The free event is taking place at Arlington House Conference Centre, 220 Arlington Road NW1 7HE, from 11am to 5pm on Wednesday, 8 March.
You can reserve your place on Eventbrite - places are limited so early booking is recommended. For group bookings, email IWD2017@camden.gov.uk
2. Creation, Community, Commerce: Women of King’s Cross exhibition, 10 February – 19 April 2017
This new exhibition at the Visitor Centre at King's Cross celebrates extraordinary women, past and present, who have shaped both King’s Cross and our wider society. The women profiled hail from different walks of life and work across different disciplines – politics, science, commerce and the arts. The exhibition is free and can be seen at the Visitor Centre, 11 Stable Street, Monday – Friday 10am to 5pm, and Saturday until 4pm.
3. International Women’s Day at Seven Dials, 6-10 March 2017
For the week-long event, Seven Dials have teamed up with international Charity organisation Dress for Success who provide women with the professional tools and confidence to get back into work.
Throughout the week, over 20 stores and restaurants in Seven Dials will be offering an array of offers and in-store activities, plus there will be an exclusive ‘In Conversation With’ event on Wednesday 8 March featuring female founders and associates of brands in the area alongside a curated panel of inspiring guest speakers, which will be announcing over the coming weeks.
4. Queens of Syria Screening and Q&A for International Women’s Day, Bertha DocHouse, Curzon Bloomsbury, 8 March 2017
Queens of Syria tells the story of fifty Syrian refugee women in Jordan, who came together in Autumn 2013 to create and perform their own version of The Trojan Women, the timeless Ancient Greek tragedy about the plight of women in war.
5. ‘Being a Woman Artist’ lecture at the British Museum, Friday 10 March 2017,
This panel discussion explores the ways in which female artists from the late 1960s to the present day have demanded space for the female voice and body, creating new forms and dialogues, and changing the traditional structures of the art world.
6. International Women’s Day at Burgh House, Sunday 12 March, 11am – 1pm
Burgh House celebrates women’s social, economic, cultural and political achievements today and throughout history. This drop-in family activity is suitable for all ages and is free.
7. British Library Panel Discussions for International Women’s Day, 7 – 9 March 2017
Running across three days the British Library presents topical discussions on a series of issues including the history and impact of the feminist imprint, Stories of sexism, sisterhood and struggle and women in business.
8. Curator's Talk: Radical Women, Jewish Museum London, 8 March 2017, 2pm
This International Women's Day learn more about the pioneering women featured in the Radical Women café display with Assistant Curator Miriam Phelan.
From suffragists and trade unionists to artists and a British intelligence agent, discover the stories of these incredible women and all that they achieved.
9. Awesome Archaeologists: Women in Archaeology at the Petrie Museum, 8 March 2017, 6-8pm
Celebrate the trail blazing women of archaeology and join our panel to look at the who's who of women in archaeology both past and present in this stunning museum.
£5, including a glass of wine.
10. International Women’s Day with Jo Shapcott at Keats House, 8 March 2017, 7-8.30pm
Join award winning poet and former poet in residence Jo Shapcott for a celebration of the female voice. Shapcott will be joined by Emily Berry, Sarah Howe and Karen McCarthy Woolf for an evening dedicated to the celebration of women’s poetry, marking International Women’s Day.
11. (because we couldn't choose just 10!) Women's Words Tea Party at Ben Uri Gallery, 8 March, 11am-12.30pm
A tea party with 3 'mature' women from the University of the Third Age (one lady is over 90 years old) who will talk about how they feel society has changed for women in their lifetime to an audience of young people. All 3 come from various places across Europe and will share their stories of migration and the impact this had on who they are. There will be an opportunity for discussion and a Q&A at the end. This is just one of a series of events happening at Ben Uri Gallery for International Women's Day - find out more here.
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