Ladies, it is time to celebrate. The 102nd International Women's Day is on the 10th March 2013. The first Women's Day in 1911 was marked by a Suffragette protest when they rallied for the right to vote, hold a place in public office, and receive an education equal to men, and campaigned for an end of discrimination. It is only right that we commemorate these achievements, and there are plenty of events where you can celebrate.
Women's Week 4th-8th March, Stephen Lawrence Centre, 39 Brookmill Rd, SE8 4HU
Each day will cover a different topic: nurturing, learning, creating, reflecting, and celebrating. There will be pampering sessions, financial advice workshops, Zumba & self defence classes, fashion design, and coffee mornings. On the last day there will be an awards ceremony, paying tribute to women in the community.
The Women of The World Festival has a diverse programme of talks, performances, concerts, talks, gigs, debates and free music. There will be a marketplace, exhibitions, workshops, and will be a celebration of emerging female talent across all fields including politics, the arts, economics, fashion, science, health, sport, business and education. See guest stars such as Julie Walters, and the cast from The Archers. You can book tickets to individual events or buy a three-day pass for £30. Visit the Southbank Centre website.
2Inspire are 'Celebrating the Creativity of Women' at this free event, where entrepreneurial business women will be exhibiting their products and services in a bid to inspire creativity. There will be business and lifestyle workshops to guide you professionally and personally, such as a stylist workshop by Stella & Dot, classes in building confidence, and The Science of Being Gorgeous. On the entertainment side, there will be appearances by writers, bloggers, poets, and performers. You can book tickets for free.
For its seventeenth anniversary, ICOMS has a star-studded evening of song, dance, and comedy. The show will have the UK's largest line-up of women paying homage to International Women's Month and Mothers day with guests such as comedian, Felicity Ethnic, R&B artist, Kyra Simone, and poet, Floetic Lara.Tickets are between £12.50-£21.50.