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York International Women’s Week ~ until 10th March 2012

Events planned include:

    * The Spoken Word Open Mic 101 Years Of IWD
    * “Tilling” 6 –10 March At St Nicholas Fields
    * No Hands®Massage Taster
    * Literary Women In York With Yorkwalk
    * Eft – Magic At Your Fingertips
    * Cookery Demonstraton – Meringues
    * “Miss Yesterday” 7 – 17 March
    * “Paper Bag People”
    * Facial Rejuvenation Massage Taster
    * Carers Art & Craft
    * Tea Party Fundraiser For Oxfam
    * Getting Back Into Gardening
    * ‘Loose Women’ Panel
    * Women’s Swims
    * He He Heart Of Laughter
    * Partners In Crime
    * York Festival Of Fairtrade – Fair Trade Market
    * Feel Easy And Light When You Move
    * Ekta Parishad (Film)
    * Relax & Unwind For The Weekend!
    * Women’s Hafla Dance Party
    * Weight Loss That Really Works
    * Songs From The Sisterhood
    * Find Your Voice With Red Box Impact!
    * Gardening Delight – Alexander Technique For Gardeners
    * Rag Rugging With Ebor Ruggers
    * Sport, Gender And Media Conference
    * Carers Information & Fund Raising
    * Dance Your Inner Fire With Gypsy/Roma Dances
    * York’s Alternative History: Telling Feminist Tales
    * Agnes Of God By John Pielmeier

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6 March 2012 at 1:07 pm

Un-Conventional Women – demystifying the music industry – Manchester ~ 4th March 2012

The Great Hall, Town Hall, Manchester
Sunday 4th March, 2012, 11am – 6pm

Un-Conventional Women is launched at The Great Hall on Sunday 4th March with a day where an album will be recorded produced and released with an entirely female crew. The album sleeve will be designed, posters screen printed and websites created. The idea is to demystify the recording process.

Un-Conventional Women aims to inspire and support a new generation of women in music and the media: to celebrate the achievements and contribution women make, and address openly the inequalities they must overcome in doing so. Un-Conventional Women will challenge the difficulties faced by each new generation of musicians, broadcasters and creators, and have the conversations that are so often left unspoken. Yet Un-Conventional Women will be a positive experience: a mixture of panels, workshops, exhibitions, mentoring schemes and performances all curated by a majority female advisory Steering Group.

Panels will include:
‘The Equality and Diversity Charter’, ‘Women in Music and Media’, ‘Record Labels in the Digital Age’, ‘How to put on a Great Festival’ (curated by the Association of Independent Festivals), ‘The Aesthetics of Music’ and ‘Punk, Politicisation and the DIY Ethic.’

Our all female panellist line-up includes:

Vick Bain (Chief Operating Officer of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers & Authors: BASCA), Remi Harris (UK Music), Liz Pugh (Walk the Plank), Becki Stephens(Singer with The Projectionists, ex-Pipettes), Kerry Harvey-Piper (Owner of Red Grape Records & Management), Julie Weir (Visible Noise/Wiseblood Management), Jayne Compton (Switchflicker Record Label and Club Brenda), Hannah Overton (XL Recordings), Tash Willcocks (Graphic Designer and Lecturer),Louise Gardener and Angela Louise Gardner (Design by Day), Gee Vaucher (artist), Tracey Moberley (author and interdisciplinary artist) and many more!

We will also be recording an album in a day during the event with recordings from Steph Grant and Kirsty Almeida, Jesca Hoop, Viv Albertine (The Slits) and The Projectionists and an evening performance from 22-piece female choir, Gaggle and Jesca Hoop.

There will also be additional activities such as a Screen Printing Workshop, Album Sleeve Making Workshop and Graphic Design Sessions and a Digital Area by Soundcloud.


    The Equality and Diversity Charter 11:30 – 12:00
    Panel: Women in Music and Media 13:00 – 13:45
    Record labels in the digital age 13:45 – 14:30
    ‘How to put on a great festival’ curated by the Association of Independent Festivals 15:00 – 15:45
    The aesthetics of music 16:15 – 17:00
    Punk, politicisation and the DIY ethic 17:00 – 17:45

More details at

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2 March 2012 at 6:20 pm

Special ‘International Women’s Day’ Walk: Feminism, Fame & Infamy: From Mary Wollstonecraft To Occupy – How Hackney Women Have Shaped Our World ~ 4th March 2012

Sun 4th March, 2pm Stoke Newington Rail Stn N16
2hrs; ends near Dalston
£9 (£7 concs). Please book if you can!

Special version ending with a short tour of Mary Wollstonecraft’s church at Newington Green. Half proceeds will go to fundraising campaign for a statue of Wollstonecraft (see Mary on the Green here

Hear how Hackney has been home to rebels, radicals and revolutionaries for hundreds of years. From alternative universities and guerilla groups, the Salvation Army to Baader-Meinhof, see where Hackney women fought for everything from sexual equality and religious tolerance to music hall working conditions – and against everything from slavery to war.

Feel inspired as we follow in the footsteps of women who made history and changed the world. The tour includes lots of general history and covers some notable male figures but the focus is firmly on females. But the empowering message transcends gender (see pic below) and everybody’s welcome!

“I can see how the issues and history all ties together now – it’s like joining the dots.”

More details at

2 March 2012 at 6:15 pm

Imperial War Museum North celebrates International Women’s Day ~ 3rd -25th March 2012

Imperial War Museum North are holding a series of events to celebrate International Women’s Day in March this year, full details are listed below.

A Closer Look: International Women’s Day (Ideal for ages 14+)*

Sunday 4th (film screening only) and 11th plus Monday 5th, Tuesday 6th, Wednesday 7th, Thursday 8th and Friday 9th March, 2.15pm.
Meet at the Tour Point in the foyer.

As part of our programme of events marking International Women’s Day 2012, join us for a 20 minute walk and talk around the Main Exhibition Space to find out more about some of the personal stories in our collections. These tours will focusing on the roles of women in wartime, including First World War nurses Mairi Chisholm and Elsie Knocker.

*Session on 11th March will also include the chance to see recorded interviews with local Second World War Women’s Royal Naval Service members.
*Session on 4th March will be an additional film screening in place of the tour due to the BBC Philharmonic event.

What A Performance: International Women’s Day* (Ideal for all ages)
Saturday 3rd and 10th March,
11.15pm, 12.15pm, 1.15pm, 2.15pm
Main Exhibition Space
See one of our special, family friendly performances dramatising stories of wartime adventure including the story of a daring female spy serving with the Special Operations Executive during the Second World War.

*The session on 3rd March is also part of Manchester Histories Festival (24th February – 4th March)

What Nancy Did Next (Ideal for all ages)
Saturday 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th March, 1-4pm
Learning Studio

Marking the month of International Women’s Day, meet our fictional character Nancy and hear her tales of life in the Land Army in the Second World War. Learn about her wartime experiences away from home and making new friends … especially with a quiet and timid horse called Rufus. Enjoy the story then make your own unique souvenir to take home and keep.

What Nancy Did Next (Ideal for all ages)
Saturday 31st and Sundays 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th March, 11.30am
Meet underneath the Harrier Jump Jet

Meet Nancy and hear her tales of life in the Land Army in the Second World War. Learn about her wartime experiences away from home and making new friends … especially with a quiet and timid horse called Rufus. In this interactive Family Friendly session, visitors can choose what happens and so each story-telling session will be different. The session uses puppets and multi-sensory resources including sounds and smells.

IWM North

Open daily from 10am – 5pm with free admission at The Quays, Trafford Wharf Road, Manchester, M17 1TZ (close to MediaCityUK Metrolink and Junction 9 of the M60) T: 0161 836 4000

Extract from a longer report at

2 March 2012 at 6:10 pm

WISEWORDS – Alternative Arts – 1st to 31st March 2012

Details of this event are listed on Women in London as Aternative Arts is one of the groups that is part of the Women in London directory –

Details of the event are at

2 March 2012 at 4:57 pm

IWD Events at Queen’s University Belfast ~4th to 10th March 2012

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2012

International Women’s Day on 8 March is a global day celebrating the struggles and achievements of women from all over the world. It grew from two sources – the struggle of working class women to form trade unions and the fight for women’s right to vote. The theme for 2012 – “CONNECTING GIRLS, INSPIRING FUTURES” – recognises that if every International Women’s Day event held in 2012 includes girls in some way, then thousands of minds will be inspired globally.

Film Screening of ‘Budrus’ (PG)
An award-winning feature documentary about a Palestinian community organiser, Ayed Morrar, and his daughter Iltezam, who unite local Fatah and Hamas members, along with Israeli supporters, to save their village.
Sunday 4 March 3.15pm
Pay in person on the day (£6.20/5/4); or book online at:

Student Union Event ‘Breaking the Glass Ceiling’
An Employability and Networking Conference, followed by refreshments.
Monday 5 March 2012 6 – 8pm
Riddel Hall
Speakers: Inez McCormack (Equality Activist)
Judith Gillespie (Deputy Chief Constable, PSNI)
Rita Lowe (Partner, CMS Cameron McKenna LLP)
Caroline McLaughlin, (VP for Private Wealth Management, Morgan Stanley)
Contact: Teresa Harkin

School of Nursing and Midwifery Seminar: ‘ Transition in Nursing and Midwifery Education and Research: Successful Leadership Techniques’
Tuesday 6 March 4pm
Lecture Theatre 1, Medical Biology Centre
Speaker: Professor Cecily M Begley, Chair of Nursing and Midwifery, TCD
Contact: Dr Valerie Holmes

Queen’s Women Graduates Spring Meeting
Tuesday 6 March 2012
Canada Room
Speaker: Dr Stanley Hawkins
Contact Carolyn Forster e-mail
Tel: 028 9079 1649 Mob: 07801240850

School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Gender Equality Centre

Coffee morning
8 March 2012
MBC ,School Gender Equality Office
A fundraising event in aid of the Partners in Health (PIH) charity raising awareness of women’s health issues in Lesotho
Prof Barbara McDermott

Queen’s Gender Initiative
Women in Leadership Lunch

8 March, 12 – 2pm
Riddel Hall
QGI Office. By invitation only

First Mondays Research Forum at Queen’s Annual two-day conference:
Women and Media:
Representations Past and Present

9 and 10 March
Great Hall
Institute of Irish Studies
First Mondays Research Forum at Queen’s:
Victoria Brownlee; Leanne Calvert
Catherine McGurren; Rionnagh Sheridan

Centre for Advancement of Women in Politics (CAWP) and Women’s Resource and Development Agency (WRDA) Conference ‘How to elect more women in Northern Ireland’
9 March 9am – 2pm
Canada Room/Council Chamber (including lunch)
contact Victoria Montgomery,

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2 March 2012 at 12:30 pm

International Women’s Day 2012 Events in York ~ 4th and 8th March 2012

We’re holding three events to celebrate International Women’s Day. Two will be on the day itself, Thursday 8 March, and one will be on the previous Sunday.

Make Do & Mend
Sunday 4 March, 1.30pm – 2.30pm at Explore York

An event in recognition of the ingenuity and inventiveness of women through the ages. This lecture by Meridith Townsend starts right back in the Georgian Period and concentrates on how women altered, borrowed and adapted their clothes to keep up with the latest fashions. It goes on to concentrate on the War Years of the 1940s using anecdotes from women, who came up with the most ingenious ways to keep their families clothed and to continue to celebrate events, such as weddings, in style.

Tickets for ‘Make Do & Mend’ are priced at £4 and are available from

Loose Women
Thursday 8 March,12.30pm – 2pm at Explore York

Join some of York’s top women from across the city as they discuss current events in a free question and answer session.

The panel will comprise:
* Kersten England, Chief Executive of City of York Council
* For the past 21 years Kirsten has worked in the public sector, predominantly local government.
* Fiona Williams, Head of Libraries and Heritage
* Fiona is the strategic lead for libraries and heritage across the City of York.
* Sonja Crisp, Councillor
* Sonja has served as Labour Councillor for Holgate Ward since 2007.
* Julie Gunnell, Councillor
* Since 2007 Julie has been Labour Councillor for Mickelgate Ward.
* Janet Barnes, Chief Executive of York Museums Trust
* Janet is a director of the independent charity that manages museums and galleries across York.

For free tickets, or for more information, contact Explore York on or 01904 552828.

Partners In Crime
Thursday 8 March, 7pm – 8.30pm at Dringhouses Library

An evening with mother and daughter crime novelists Pauline Kirk and Jo Summers, who write as PJ Quinn.

Pauline and Jo will read from ‘Foul Play’ and forthcoming novel ‘Poison Pen’, and give tips on getting published. There will be a question and answer session at the end.

To book your free place contact Dringhouses Library on tel. (01904) 552674 or email


2 March 2012 at 10:52 am

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