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Celebrate International Women’s Day: Raunch culture, old school sexism, Tory assault—why we won’t ‘calm down dear’! – SWP meetings, various cities and towns ~ 7th and 8th March 2012

Area Title/Speaker Date Time Venue
Bradford   7 March 6pm Equity Centre, 1 Longlands St, BD1 2TP
St Albans   7 March 7.30pm Upstairs, Trinity Church Hall, 1 Beaconsfield Rd, AL1 3RD
Leicester   7 March 7.30pm Leicester Adult Education College, 2 Wellington St, LE1 6HL
Edinburgh With Esme Choonara 7 March 7.30pm Friends Meeting House, Victoria Terrace, EH1 2JL
Dundee   7 March 7.30pm Dundee Voluntary Action, 10 Constitution Rd, DD1 1LL
Wolverhampton   7 March 7.30pm City Bar, King St, WV1 1ST
Cardiff   7 March 7.30pm Cathays Community Centre, Cathays Terrace, CF24 4HX
Aberdeen   8 March 6pm Seminar Room, Belmont Cinema, 49 Belmont St, AB10 1JS
London With Judith Orr and others 8 March 7.00pm The Venue, University of London Union, Malet St, WC1E 7HY
Plymouth   8 March 7.00pm Room 210, Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University, Drake Circus, PL4 8AA
Glasgow With Esme Choonara 8 March 7.00pm Centre for Contemporary Arts , 350 Sauchiehall St, G2 3JD
Stoke-on-Trent   8 March 7.15pm Room S010, Mellor Building, Staffordshire University, College Rd, ST4 2DE
Barnsley   8 March 7.30pm YMCA, 1 Blucher St, S70 1AP
Southampton   8 March 7.30pm The Lounge, 31 Bedford Place, SO15 2DG
Portsmouth   8 March 7.30pm Southsea Community Centre, St Paul’s Square, PO5 4EE
Sheffield   8 March 7.30pm SADACCA, 48 Wicker, S3 8JB
Brighton   8 March 7.30pm Phoenix community Centre, 2 Phoenix Place, BN2 9ND
Oxford   8 March 7.30pm Oxford Town Hall, Saint Aldate’s, OX1 1BX
Bristol   8 March 7.30pm Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, BS1 3QY
Cambridge   8 March 7.30pm Friends Meeting House, 12 Jesus Lane, CB5 8BA
Swansea   8 March 7.30pm Brynmill Community Centre, St Albans Rd, SA2 0BP
Manchester With Judith Orr 14 March 7.00pm Lecture Theatre E419, John Dalton Building, MMU, Oxford Rd, M15 6BH

Please contact the SWP national office on or 020 7819 1170 if you want to contact SWP members in your local area.



7 March 2012 at 5:07 pm

Women In Music And Digital Culture International Women’s Day Event – Leeds ~ 8th March 2012

This event is designed to celebrate and empower women in digital culture and technology, through workshops, equipment demonstrations and a panel conference.

Throughout the afternoon there will be a range of taster workshops and the chance to try out equipment.

Free workshops in:
* DJing,
* Sound Engineering,
* Becoming a Band: An Introduction to Instruments,
* Equipment and Recording,
* DIY demo recordings,
* Making a track through Looping.

Thursday 8th March 2012
* Reception: 3:00
* Workshops & Equipment demonstration 3:30 – 5:30
* Networking 5:30 – 6:00
* Panel of speakers 6:00 – 7:00

This event is FREE, however due to our capacity please book a place either by email on or call Immi on 07825998484.

Address: High Court, The Calls, Leeds, LS2 7ST

7 March 2012 at 4:10 pm

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

Download programme in pdf format from

6 March 2012 at 1:07 pm

Women of Palestine: A celebration for International Women’s Day 2012 – various cities ~ 5, 7, 8, 10 March 2012

Join us in a series of meetings with Palestinian women speakers from Gaza, the West Bank, Lebanon and Nazareth to hear about their place in social, cultural and political life and learn about the role of women in the struggle for justice for Palestinians.

Organised by Palestine Support groups from Bradford, Halifax, Huddersfield, Manchester, Rochdale and York.

Monday March 5th: HUDDERSFIELD 7.00pm. (Contact 01484 450945)
Public meeting and discussion HWG/03, The Harold Wilson Building, University of Huddersfield, HD1 3DH

Wednesday March 7th: SHEFFIELD 6.00pm (Contact 07946 557740)
Women only event: food, social and singing followed by talk at St Matthew’s Rooms, Carver Street, Sheffield S1 2FE

Thursday March 8th: BRADFORD 6.00 pm (Contact 07920 729734) and ROCHDALE 7.00pm (Contact 07985 624968)
Public meetings: University of Bradford, Richmond Road, BD7 1DP and, Crescent Radio, Devon Street Rochdale.

Saturday March 10th: MANCHESTER 1.00pm and 7.00 pm (Contact 01706 648104)
Women only afternoon workshops with Palestinian speakers and guest Reem Kelani (Free entry)

Open evening social event, celebratory meal and singing by Body of Sound. £10 and £5 concessions. (Pay on door.) Both events at the Saffron Restaurant, 107 Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester M8 8PY

More info:


5 March 2012 at 7:06 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

A housing advice service based in Keighley plans to hold an event to mark the 2012 International Women’s Day ~ 6th March 2012

Keyhouse will stage the event at Central Hall, in Alice Street, from 11am to 3pm on March 6.

The organisers say they are particularly keen to get younger women involved, which will match this year’s official International Women’s Day theme ‘Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures’.

They say the session, to be attended by Bradford Lord Mayor Councillor Naveeda Ikram, will give women a chance to meet and find out what services are available for them in the district to help them access healthcare, training and education opportunities and housing.

Anyone else who feels they can contribute to the women-only event is asked to get in touch with Keyhouse on 01535 680677.

24 February 2012 at 4:00 pm

Do you want to book a place on a coach from Leeds to MWR in London on 3rd March 2012?

I am provisionally laying on a coach from Leeds (to be confirmed this Thursday 23rd) to this year’s Million Women Rise Rally in London on March 3rd this year.

If anyone is interested in attending and would like to book a seat please get in touch by emailing

The cost of a coach space is £15/waged and £3/unwaged….

21 February 2012 at 1:27 pm

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