International Women's Day 2020

Women make Camden the special place it is. Check out events and activities going on throughout the borough to mark International Women’s Day on and around 8 March 2020.

For more info on what’s happening in Camden, check out #WomenMakeCamden

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Camden’s women – Camden Tour Guides walks
Camden Tour Guides Association is hosting a series of walks to celebrate Camden’s women and their stories, including:


Sunday 8 March, 2 to 4pm
A Walk for International Women’s Day – in aid of Solace Women’s Aid

Learn the stories of fallen women, women of scandal, educated women, women of courage, and more. The walk from Russell Square to Bedford Square will visit many of the places associated with the pioneering women who lived and worked in this area. The Mayor of Camden, Councillor Maryam Eslamdoust, will join the walk, which is in aid of her chosen charity Solace Women’s Aid.
Suggested minimum donation for walk £10 for waged people. Booking essential:
Meet at Russell Square Station, Bernard Street, WC1N 1LJ


Other walks – booking, costs and further information on Camden Guides website:

  • Garretts of Gower Street (Wednesday 4 March, 11am):
  • Dorothy L Sayers’ Bloomsbury (Sunday 8 March, 3pm)
  • Life and Times of Jane Austen’s Emma (Thursday 12 March, Thursday 2 April and Thursday 21 May, 1pm)
  • Women and World War 1 (Sunday 14 March, 11am)
  • Discovering the Backlots and Herstories of King’s Cross (Sunday 15 March, 2.30pm; Saturday 9 May, 11am; Sunday 21 June, 2.30pm)
  • Women in the Blitz: Bloomsbury Second World War Novels (Wednesday 18 March, 2pm)
  • Women and Medicine in Fitzrovia (Friday 20 March, 1pm)
  • Pioneers, Poets and Pacifists (Sunday 21 March, 2pm)
  • Radical Women of the West End (Saturday 28 March, 2pm)  
  • Suffragette City (Wednesday 15 April, 2pm)

Wednesday 4 March, 1 to 4pm
Celebrating Amy: Music Walk of Fame Fundraiser for the Amy Winehouse Foundation

amy winehouse

The Music Walk of Fame (MWOF) will honour the phenomenal musical legacy of Amy Winehouse by laying a stone in her honour in the place she loved best, Camden Town. After the unveiling ceremony, MWOF invite you to join us for an informal mingle with food and music, to celebrate this special occasion.
£10 – profits go to the Amy Winehouse Foundation for their work supporting young people to reach their full potential. Booking essential:
Gabeto, The Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, NW1 8AH


Friday 6 March, 11.30am to 4pm
Calthorpe Community Garden

11.30am to 1.30pm: Workshops including growing herbs from cuttings, badge making and swing dance taster.
1 to 2pm: Lunch
2 to 4pm: Entertainment including sketch comedy act and world music with Paxy Coca
With stalls from CAFDA, Coop and Calthorpe Community Garden


Friday 6 March, 7 to 9pm
You Burn Me at Freud Museum London

You Burn Me

Join members and friends of the Subjectivity and Feminisms Research Group at Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London for an evening of immersive performance and film exploring the timely issue of burnout.
£15/£12 concessions. Booking essential:
Freud Museum London, 20 Maresfield Gardens, NW3 5SX

Sunday 8 March, 11.30am to 2.30pm
Creative Women’s Showcase


Showcasing local creative women and exhibiting their talent with a wide range of female creatives including painters, photographers, graphic designers, jewellery makers, bakers and more. A free community-led event in partnership with Fitzrovia Centre and All Souls Primary School.  
Riding House Hall, Riding House Street, W1W 7EY

Sunday 8 March, 7 to 10pm
Women of Wit

Women of Wit

London Irish Centre presents Women of Wit – a Dublin-based ensemble presenting a unique cabaret-style evening with an exciting mix of spoken word, comedy, activism and music.
£15 – booking essential:
London Irish Centre, 50-52 Camden Square, NW1 9XB

Monday 9 March, 4 to 6pm 
Camden Giving Craftivism
Camden Giving is inviting local community groups that support women in Camden to spend time with volunteers from local businesses. They invite people to share stories and help create a range of banners, flyers, social media and promotional material. This is a celebration of the day itself and of the brilliant groups in Camden supporting women in our community every single day.
Free – booking essential:
Triton Café, 17-19 Triton Street, Regent’s Place, NW1 3BF

Sunday 8 March, 6pm 
CADFA International Women’s Day at Café Palestina
6pm: Food
7.30pm: Women speakers, film and song

Entry by donation. £5 CADFA for members and £10 non-members.
Café Palestina, 53 Fortess Road, NW5 1AD

Monday 9 March, 6.45 to 9.45pm
Together we are powerful – Solace Women’s Aid

Join Solace Women’s Aid at the Curzon Bloomsbury to stand up against abuse and violence and hear the inspiring stories of women who have come together and used their voices to change the conversation.

Tickets £5 – booking essential:
Curzon Bloomsbury, The Brunswick Centre, WC1N 1AW

Wednesday 11 March, 1 to 4pm (Annual General Meeting 3.30 to 4pm)
International Women’s Day at West Hampstead Women’s Centre
Food, raffle, music and dancing. Bring some food to share.
£2 for members and £10 for non-members.
West Hampstead Women’s Centre, 26-30 Cotleigh Road, NW6 2NP