International Women’s Day Music Events

Today, 8 March, is International Women’s Day – a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women, and a call to action to improve gender equality around the world.

There are plenty of female-led music activities coming up this week that everyone will enjoy- and not just women! Check out some of the local opportunities below, and be sure to share your experiences with us online. You can post on our Facebook or tweet to @NewhamMusic, using the hashtags #IWDMusic and #IWDNewham.

8 March – 8Eyez Female Takeover – RichMix
A showcase of women in the arts industry sharing their knowledge and talents in order to inspire females to strive and build on their dreams. Find out more here.

9 March – Bodacious – Stratford Circus
A night of live music, spoken work and inspiring performances that promote equality.  Find out more here.

10 March – Scarlet Shambles: It Used to be Me – Stratford Circus
Scarlet’s moving tales and beautiful, earthy songs reveal the sometimes-fleeting connections between people that can make a mark on our lives forever. Find out more here.

11 March – #PledgeforParity – Stratford Circus
A panel discussion and networking event with representatives from female-led creative and entrepreneurial companies which aims to connect, celebrate and inform women and construct a shared sisterhood mentality. Find out more here.

Daily until 12 March – WOW: Women of the World Festival – Southbank Centre
Hear influential and challenging speakers, take part in mentoring sessions and workshops, and see some of the best female comedians, musicians, performers and writers around at this week-long festival. Find out more here.

Jack Petchey FoundationNational Foundation For Youth MusicArts Council England

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