Top International Women’s Day Events 2023
Top International Women’s Day Events 2023
1 INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY AT OMNIBUS THEATRE – VARIOUS DATES DURING THE MONTH
Pictured top. Celebrate the month of International Women’s Day at Omnibus Theatre. Kicking off the month is the final leg of the SHE tour (7-12 Mar) – an enthralling new play inspired by The Seven Ages of Man speech in Shakespeare’s As You Like It. Then an exciting line-up explores life through the lens of womanhood: rage and vulnerability (Labyrinth, 11 Mar), motherhood (Mary & Her Monster, 12 Mar), the climate crisis (Eco Maniac, 13-15 Mar), finding community (SWIM, 16-18 Mar), obsession and body image (Seen 00:25, 17-19 Mar), culture and myth (Myth Refreshed, 18 Mar), intersectionality (AIYAA, 18-19 Mar & You Are African First Before Anything, 19 Mar) and much more.
2 LUCY FARRELL + HANNAH SCOTT LIVE AT THE SOUND LOUNGE – 10 MARCH
The Sound Lounge are celebrating International Women’s Day with Lucy Farrell – an in-demand folk singer and Hannah Scott, a Sound Lounge favourite and FATEA Magazine’s Female Artist of the Year 2022.
3 WOMEN IN ROCK – THE HARLEQUIN THEATRE & CINEMA, REDHILL, 11 MARCH
The ultimate celebration of the world’s greatest female anthems. Performing to audiences of up to 120,000 and backed by a band of world class musicians, these women are ready to take you on a spectacular journey through five decades of female rock, leaving you cheering for more.
4 MARY CASSATT: PAINTING IN PARIS – SACRED HEART CHURCH HALL, 8 MARCH
Looking at paintings and prints, this lecture examines ways in which Mary Cassatt – a professional woman artist in a male art world and the only American artist to exhibit with the French Impressionists in their independent exhibitions – produced idiosyncratic and significant avant-garde images of 19th century French society.
5 THE AFFORDABLE ART FAIR – BATTERSEA EVOLUTION, 8 – 12 MARCH
Discover the joy of collecting art! Explore thousands of contemporary artworks, priced between £50 and £7,500 – including Emma Gibbon’s popular Popsicles and Joe Curtis’s Stamp paintings and Katherine Huskie’s glass from Esher’s Art Agency.
6 THE BODYGUARD – NEW WIMBLEDON THEATRE, 6 – 11 MARCH
The international, award-winning smash-hit musical The Bodyguard is back! Starring Pussycat Doll, and multi-platinum Grammy nominated Melody Thornton as Rachel Marron and featuring a host of irresistible classics including Queen of the Night, One Moment in Time, Greatest Love Of All, and one of the greatest hits of all time – I Will Always Love You.
7 International Women’s Day – Women in Art Walking Tour, 11 March
During a walking tour of the National Gallery that lasts two and a half hours, you will learn about women who were pioneers in the art world. The tour will also challenge the traditional way that art history has been told, which often focuses on men’s perspectives. Along the way, you will discover the work of artists like Artemisia Gentileschi, a prominent Italian Baroque painter who was influenced by Caravaggio. You will also learn about Rachel Ruysch, whose still life paintings were so valuable that she earned more money than Rembrandt did for his work.
8 International Women’s Day networking breakfast 2023 – The Alexandra, 8 March
Join Time & Leisure to celebrate International Women’s Day and enjoy some great networking with women in business at The Alexandra in the heart of Wimbledon. Our fabulous guest-speaker is Battersea-based writer Isabel Losada, author of The Joyful Environmentalist. Isabel is a highly entertaining speaker, putting the fun into everything we need to know about being green and sustainable.
9 WOW London Festival – Southbank Centre, 10-12 March
WOW London 2023 is inviting people to join them for the world’s biggest and most comprehensive festival celebrating women, girls, and non-binary individuals. It offers an opportunity to be a part of this movement and witness world-class speakers, activists, musicians, and comedians all in one place. For three days, participants will engage in life-changing conversations, enjoy incredible performances, and participate in interactive workshops. Open to everyone.