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International Womens Day 2021

Here's how Bradford will be marking International Women's Day 2021.  

The official date is Monday, March 8, but a whole programme of events is planned in the days around the official date of the global celebration of women's achievements.

 

A Message from the Lord Mayor of Bradford, Councillor Doreen Lee.
Supporting International Women's Day 8th March 2021.

Get involved with International Women's Day 2021 to support the #ChooseToChallenge campaign theme to help forge women's equality. #IWD2021.

Keep checking this page for updates on events in Bradford & district.

 

Being Inbetween by Carolyn Mendelsohn

Being Inbetween is a series of powerful photographic portraits of girls aged between ten and twelve, exploring the complex transition between childhood and young adulthood. Driven by personal experience, award-winning photographer Carolyn Mendelsohn has worked collaboratively with 90 girls allowing each individual an opportunity to reclaim their identity, encouraging a dialogue on their ambitions and aspirations, hopes and fears.

Explore the exhibition from your sofa and visit the gallery virtually with our easy to navigate interactive experience.

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Join the Impressions Gallery (Thursday 11 March, 12.30-1.30pm) for a special International Women’s Day edition of Feed Your Mind, a regular series of lunchtime talks. - Booking Essential.
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Girl Power by New Focus, Impressions Gallery’s young people’s collective. Meet three of the girls who had their portraits taken by Carolyn Mendelsohn and hear their powerful personal stories. >> Watch online
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Artist Carolyn Mendelsohn discusses her work and the exhibition Being Inbetween in this short film by New Focus, Impressions’ young people’s collective. >> Watch Online.

In Plain Sight: A Story of Gwen Lally

“You are a pageant in yourself”. George Bernard Shaw thought he knew Gwen Lally, queer theatre director of the 1920s and 1930s, but did he really? Did anybody really know Gwen? Was she hiding in plain sight?

Join Heifer Productions and Different Theatre in a new short film as we delve into Gwen’s world - exploring her relationships, struggles, and meeting some of the people she might have turned to for advice in her journey to becoming one of the UK’s most prolific pageant masters. Gwen worked across the UK, but started her career assisting the Women’s Institute in West Yorkshire in their drama productions, and was also an adjudicator for the Yorkshire Women's Institute Drama Competitions in 1927.

This short film will be delivered via Bradford Fringe social media channels, Saturday 13 March, 7:30pm.  This activity can be viewed via Pay As You Feel tickets. It celebrates drag culture.

By Heifer Productions & Different Theatre

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IWD falls within British Science Week, and the National Science and Media Museum and the STEM Ambassador Hub are highlighting the work of women in STEM.

Women Who Rock

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Create a piece of artwork or write a poem about a woman that is special to you. Send them to Bloomin’ Buds Theatre Company to showcase on social media. 

Sisterhood

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Sisterhood a celebration of sisterhood and part a show of individuality on display on billboards around Tong Street, Manchester Road, Wakefield Road and in Lister Park.
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If you’re thinking about getting on your bike for the first time (or after a bit of a break). Cycling offers a whole host of benefits – from physical, mental and social perks.
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Be inspired to start your career journey in STEM (Science, technology, engineering and maths) as you find out about the exciting jobs that are available.
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A series of talks on BCB Radio with Members of the Black Health Forum and guests. Throughout March on BCB106.6fm and www.bcbradio.co.uk Radio Venus 8am- Midnight 8th March. 

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Celebrating women's achievements - via Zoom (Wednesday 10 March 2021).  With inspirational speakers and activities.  To book your place, please register
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Making an Icon out of a Woman you Admire - All stroke survivors and supporters welcome to join the private Facebook session with Musarat Raza, register - Mon March 8th at 11am.
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A special livestreamed recording of the smash-hit podcast The Guilty Feminist discussing women in medicine and healthcare. >> Thursday 4 March 2021.  Book Tickets.
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Aiming to get the over 55s moving and grooving through dance. Join 'Dance On' to celebrate IWD with FREE Zoom dance masterclasses.  Info: JessRooney@yorkshiredance.com

She Speaks

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Sunday 7 March 7pm - On Zoom! An evening of poetry & spoken word with an incredible Guest speaker and open mic.  - Email to join sharenaleesatti@gmail.com
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Need help with your career? Meet and network with others via FREE online networking and training sessions from the Inspirational Women Foundation CIC.

Useful Resources

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International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Purple, green and white are the colors of International Women's Day. Purple signifies justice and dignity.
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Supporting more women and girls into cycling clubs - This club toolkit has been developed with input from clubs, coaches, riders and experts in behavioural traits within women’s cycling.
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The Peace Museum will use its unique collection of objects to create 50 Women of Peace activity boxes that will be distributed to schools, organisations and families within the Bradford district to inspire.
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Inspiration, courage, solidarity - these are the women of Fair Trade! Celebrate the #WomenOfFairTrade in your enterprise and community who #ChooseToChallenge inequality.

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