IWD 2018

IWD 2018 events calendar

A calendar of events happening in Nottingham around International Women’s Day 2018.

To add to this calendar, please email IWD@nottinghamwomenscentre.com.
Download and print the calendar in leaflet format here.

Tuesday 6 March

International Women’s Day celebration

  • What? Guest speakers (Dame Asha Khemka DBE DL, Mayor Cllr Halimah Khaled MBE, Barrister Usha Sood), stalls, lunch, discussion
  • Where? Vine Community Centre
  • When? 09.30-15.00
  • How much? Free
  • Women-only


FGM Systematic Review Project: National Stakeholder Engagement

Women Hold Up Half the Sky: A Celebration of Resistance

  • What? Presentations, film clips, and discussion on resistance to oppression, women and the housing crisis, and women and socialism
  • Where? YMCA International Community Centre
  • When? 18.30-21.00
  • How much? Free
  • More info? https://www.facebook.com/events/345622649287001/

NTU Feminism Society International Women’s Day pub quiz

  • What? Pub quiz with prizes
  • Where? The Orange Tree
  • When? 19.00
  • How much? £1.00 per person (money to go to POW)

International Women's Day pub quiz poster

Wednesday 7 March

Your Voice, Your Choice: POhWER taster session

  • What? Self-advocacy course
  • Where? Nottingham Women’s Centre, Room 1
  • When? 13.00-16.00
  • How much? Free (booking required)
  • Tickets? Details on poster
  • Women-only

Nottingham Trent University: Kat Banyard seminar

  • What? Seminar with guest speaker Kat Banyard, Director of UK Feminista
  • Where? Newton Lecture Theatre 5, NTU City Campus
  • When? 14.00-15.00
  • How much? Free

Centenary Cities: 100 Years On… The Long Road to Gender Equality

Communities Inc and Nottingham Contemporary: Queen of Katwe

  • What? Screening of the film Queen of Katwe, which follows a 10-year-old girl from Uganda in her journey to become an international chess champion
  • Where? Nottingham Contemporary
  • When? 18.00-20.30
  • How much? Free
  • More info? https://www.facebook.com/events/344646922686419

Women in Music

  • What? Keynote interview, panels and discussion on the gender imbalance in the music industry
  • Where? Rescue Rooms
  • When? 18.00-22.00
  • How much? £5.00/£3.00 concessions (proceeds to Equation)
  • More info/tickets? https://www.facebook.com/events/2061413907470994/

Thursday 8 March – International Women’s Day

Shoosmiths International Women’s Day celebration

  • What? Coffee and breakfast event
  • Where? Shoosmiths Nottingham office
  • When? 07.45-10.00
  • How much? Free (donations to Nottingham Women’s Centre)

Global Sistaz United March

  • What? March to International Women’s Day event in Hyson Green (see below)
  • Where? Nottingham Council House to Hyson Green Community Centre
  • When? 08.30
  • How much? Free

Fempowerment International Women’s Day celebration

  • What? Stalls, workshops, inspirational speeches, intercultural fashion show
  • Where? Hyson Green Community Centre
  • When? 09.30-15.00
  • How much? Free
  • Women-only

Nottingham Women’s Centre: International Women’s Day 2018

  • What? Register to vote, badge making, archery, drumming, meditation, poetry, ‘winning brains’ and boxing workshops, prize draw, stalls, hot food and refreshments
  • Where? Nottingham Women’s Centre
  • When? 11.00-15.00
  • How much? Free
  • Women-only

Struggle for Suffrage: Workhouse Women and the Vote exhibition

  • What? Opening for Struggle for Suffrage exhibition
  • Where? The Workhouse, Southwell
  • When? 12.00-17.00
  • How much? £10.05 adult/£5.01 child
  • More info/tickets? https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/the-workhouse-southwell/features/struggle-for-suffrage-workhouse-women-and-the-vote

Bulwell International Women’s Day celebration

  • What? Bulwell Academy students speaking about what International Women’s Day means to them, information, children’s activities, refreshments
  • Where? Bulwell Market
  • When? 12.30-14.30
  • How much? Free

Nottingham Writers’ Studio: Women of Tomorrow

  • What? Writing workshop, live poetry, spoken word, music, and dance performances, stalls
  • Where? Nottingham Writers’ Studio
  • When? Workshop 15.00-18.00; performances 19.00-23.00
  • How much? Free
  • More info? https://www.facebook.com/events/1593026107471591/

WAIS and Equation: High Tea and Fizz

Women of Nottingham exhibition

  • What? Exhibition of ‘Women of Nottingham’ photography project featuring images of 100 Nottingham women taken by Nottingham College students, bar and DJ
  • Where? THiNK
  • When? 17.00-late
  • How much? £2.00 suggested donation to women’s charities
  • More info? https://www.facebook.com/events/340341856467230/

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story screening and Q&A

Notts Women Runners International Women’s Day Run

Cultural Vibrations celebrates International Women’s Day 2018

Rough Trade International Women’s Day 2018

  • What? Live music, DJ sets and performance (Rattle, Sisters of Sound Collective)
  • Where? Rough Trade Nottingham
  • When? 19.00-00.00
  • How much? Free (£3.00 suggested donation for Notts SVS Services)
  • More info/tickets? https://www.facebook.com/events/180859399343881/

The Prospect Players: The Vagina Monologues

Friday 9 March

DIY Poets: Women Say Stuff 3

  • What? Live poetry performance (Georgina Wilding, Amie Cherry and Just Jude, Alice Short, Salani Mutseyani), open mic
  • Where? Sobar
  • When? 18.00-21.30
  • How much? £3.00 suggested donation for Notts SVS Services and POW
  • More info/tickets? https://www.facebook.com/events/899693813531239/


Saturday 10 March

Nottingham coach to Million Women Rise

  • What? Coach from Nottingham London for Million Women Rise march against violence against women and children
  • Where? Nottingham Women’s Centre/Central London
  • When? Coach at 08.15, march at 12.00, return at 20.00
  • How much? £15.00/£10.00 concession
  • More info/tickets? https://www.facebook.com/events/188636398398471/
  • Women-only

SheAfriq Collective Therapy

Nottinghamshire Labour Women: Sisterhood and Solidarity 2018

  • What? Guest speakers and discussion, creative activism, live spoken word and music, stalls, food and drink
  • Where? Queens Walk Community Centre
  • When? 13.30-21.30
  • How much? £10.00/£4.00 concession full day; £4.00/£2.00 part day (or pay what you can)
  • More info/tickets? https://www.facebook.com/events/1980101482004821/
  • Evening women-only

Poster for Sisterhood & Solidarity event

Global Sistaz United Celebrates International Women’s Day 2018

  • What? Intercultural fashion show, live music, poetry, and dance performance, art and craft display, stalls, international food
  • Where? Nottingham Contemporary
  • When? 12.00-16.00
  • How much? Free (£2.00 suggested donation)

The ICCA: Absolutely Fabulous

  • What? Charity event with fashion show, inspirational speaker, raffle, food, stalls
  • Where? The Atrium
  • When? 18.00
  • How much? £10.00 (includes light Indian meal)
  • More info? https://www.facebook.com/events/535825223451133/
  • Tickets? Available from the ICCA or organisers (contact details on poster)

Tuesday 13th March

Chayah Project: International Women’s Season

  • What? Discussion space to talk about issues affecting women
  • Where? Acna Centre
  • When? 10.00-14.00
  • How much? Free (booking required)
  • Tickets? Contact details on poster
  • Women-only

Wednesday 14 March

Hallam Internet: Female Founder Meet-Up

Thursday 15 March

Communities Inc: Walk the Talk

  • What? Walk and discussion about how women can tackle hate crime
  • Where? Meet at Clifton South tram stop, walk around Holme Pit and Clifton Woods
  • When? 12.00-14.00
  • How much? Free (including reduced-price tram tickets to event)
  • More info/tickets? https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/41041831222

Friday 16 March

Notts NEU Women’s Network: International Women’s Day

  • What? Guest speakers (Melissa Mujkanovic, Amra Mujkanovic, Kelly Da Saliva, Joanne Ratcliffe, Caroline Kerr, Leanne Mohamed), food and drink
  • Where? Mogal Azam Restaurant
  • When? 18.00
  • How much? Free

Notts NEU Women's Network

Tuesday 20-Saturday 24 March

The Party Somewhere Else Festival

  • What? Week-long festival of performances, workshops and theatre organised by a Nottingham-based collective of maverick creatives who happen to be women
  • Where? Nottingham Playhouse
  • When? Various – check website for details
  • How much? Ranges from free to £10 per event
  • More info/tickets? https://www.thepartysomewhereelse.co.uk/

Saturday 24 March

Zumbathon for Nottingham Central Women’s Aid

  • What? Sponsored dance party with instructors from Zumba with Charm to raise money for Nottingham Central Women’s Aid
  • Where? Federation Club
  • When? 10.30-12.30
  • How much? £6.00 adults/£4.00 children
  • More info/tickets? https://www.facebook.com/events/197991927449599/
  • Women-only


International Women’s Day 2018

Check back soon to see our calendar of the range of events and activities on offer in Nottingham this year.

Nottingham has an exciting range of events and activities planned for International Women’s Day 2018. These events are taking place on the day itself (Thursday 8 March) and also in the days and weeks around it.

Check back soon to see our calendar of the range of events and activities on offer this year. You can also like our Facebook page to see what’s going on each day here.

If you are planning an event and would like to be included in the calendar, please send us an email at IWD@nottinghamwomenscentre.com.