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International Women’s Day in Brighton

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Whether you want to party, learn, be inspired, or just join in – here’s our guide to getting "right on" with the sistas in Brighton!

Brighton Dome and Brighton Museums
The campaign-affiliated programme takes place at venues within Brighton Dome and Brighton Museums, and it is packed full of events – you’re completely spoilt for choice. Talks include the likes of Caroline Lucas MP, footballers from Lewes FC (the first pro or semi-pro team in the world to equally pay its players) as well as a spectrum of feminists from transgender, Muslim, writing and gardening backgrounds. You can also take part in workshops that tackle topics like period poverty, body positivity and disability, as well as enjoying arts ‘n’ crafts, yoga, singing, and more. Coinciding with Brighton Women’s Centre’s 45th Anniversary, this is one celebration you’d be sorry to miss – so check out the event flyer for full listings.

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Traumfrau International Women’s Day Mixtape, The Spire
Party-makers Traumfrau have teamed up with The Queer Songbook to create a unique celebration of Brighton’s LGBTQ women. Compered by Zoe Lyons (of Mock The Week, Celebrity MasterChef, Room 101 etc. fame) this evening will see six inspirational Brighton women perform their “queerest and dearest” song, live!

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Hijack International Women’s Day, Komedia
Before you ask – no vehicles will be commandeered in the making of this IWD activity, other than perhaps the vehicle of your imagination (see what we did there?)
Children’s festival producers, Hijack, are making a space for families to explore and talk about gender in a creative way. Activites include an interactive story installation, arts ‘n’ crafts, dance and games, and sessions run 10am-12noon or in the afternoon 1-3pm.

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This event is FREE (£1 booking fee) and aimed at children aged 4-11yrs and their families.

SheSays: Where is She Now?, Sallis Benney Theatre
This bonanza of talks and networking is organised by SheSays, who run free mentorship and events for women in creative industries, in the hope of helping more women break glass ceilings and make it to the top. Join them at Brighton University’s Sallis Benney Theatre to hear from the likes of Natalie Kane (Curator of Digital Design at the V&A) and Dr Cara Courage (author and Head of Tate Exchange) amongst others.

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Friday 8 March from 6pm at Sallis Benney Theatre, Brighton BN2 0JY


Queen C*nt, Sacred or Profane?, Marlborough Theatre
You might wanna leave the kids at home for this one – join Queen C*nt for a darkly comic personal perspective that stares down gender-based violence, whilst joyfully reclaiming the ‘feminine’ and unashamedly shedding light on patriarchal systems. With absurd sketches from characters ranging from Virgin Mary, to Theresa May, Burt the drag king, and Frida Kahlo, this is the quest of two comedic female performers to tell it how it’s never been told before!

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