Five Feminist Events To Celebrate International Women’s Day With In London

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International Women’s Day is an annual event on the 8th of March celebrating the achievements of women globally and continuing the call for equality. However you decide to get involved, this year the city is packed full of spectacular rallies, talks and performances celebrating women’s work, stories and history. #EachForEqual!

Music
The Royal College of Music London is holding an entire day of IWD celebrations, with talks, performances and workshops celebrating female musicians of all stripes. Enjoy an afternoon concert featuring music by female composers who studied at the RCM, or get networking with a discussion with some of the UK’s most influential female arts professionals.
 
Art
The Lee Alexander McQueen Foundation are hosting a panel talk on brutality and the female flesh in Haggerston. Charlotte Jansen will chair the discussion with artists Shannon Bono, Camilla Hanney and Paloma Tendero, looking at how the female figure has been and is framed in art. It's not likely to be light, so to help deal, grab a free Bloody Mary before the panel starts.
 
Festivals
The Women of the World festival, in its 10th year at Southbank Centre, is a staple of International Women’s Day in the city. The blistering three day event packed full of panels, performances and gigs is always a kaleidoscopic offering and this year's lineup doesn’t disappoint. Topics for talks and discussions include international activism, the effect of racism, confidence, love and motherhood - the list is endless. Alongside the talks there are plays, choirs and poetry readings all celebrating and encouraging female voices. The festival sets out to find solutions to the challenges women face today and map out what the future looks like for women and girls in London and across the world.

March4Women
Care International are inviting everyone to join them in Trafalgar Square for the March4Women on Sunday 8 March. Promising to be the ‘biggest, noisiest and most celebratory’ #March4Women yet, join hands in London’s Capital to stand up for equal rights. The march will be followed by a rally in the square with live music, poetry and speeches.

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