10 Events For Every Brighton Girl On International Women's Day

International Women’s Day (8th March) see’s a number of events taking place throughout Brighton in which to celebrate Women’s achievements. The theme of this year’s campaign is  #BalanceForBetter and aims to advocate for a more gender-balanced world.

International Women’s day is a great opportunity to not only celebrate your achievements but also network with females in the local area. We’ve gathered together a list of events taking place in Brighton, covering a whole range of industries with something to cater for everyone, so be sure to check them out …

Friday, 8th of March:

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FemFest - Bands Without Borders

In light of the Brexit deadline fast approaching, Femfest 2019 is set to bring an empowering music celebration led by European female-fronted Indie bands, to raise awareness of Women’s rights, role and representation (especially in the music industry) and call for a fair deal regarding the status of EU citizens settled in the UK post Brexit.

Tickets £5 in advance/ £8 on the door. 5pm-2am. Latest Music Bar.

USSU x Smashed Vinyl Music Night

Sussex University Student Union is Collaborating with Smashed Vinyl to bring a night of mind-blowing all female/female-fronted acts to showcase Brighton’s plethora of female music talent. Cheap drinks, great bands and DJ sets in an all inclusive feminist space.

7-11pm at Room 76

Dead Wax Social International Women’s Day Fundraiser

An evening to rejoice in the success that has been made and the achievements still to come. This night is a chance to sample some incredible local talent as well as phenomenal acts from the young people of Allsorts - the charity which the night supports. With promises of yummy Pizza, there will be a variety of female talent being showcased from poetry, spoken word, singers, musicians to rappers and DJ’s.

Free entry, donations are encouraged. 6pm-3am. Dead Wax Social.

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Ladies Night at The Garden Bar, Hove

For the perfect party night, head to the garden bar for a night of hits, sung by incredible live singer Hannah Renton. Expect the likes of Madonna, Amy Winehouse and Pink. Also on offer, get the night started with 2 for £12 cocktails.

7pm-12am. The Garden Bar, Hove.

SheSays Brighton: Where is She Now?

SheSays is a global organisation that do fantastic work around the world to empower women in digital and creative industries. A massive SheSays evening focused on talks and networking will take place in Brighton for IWD with five fantastic speakers.

Tickets available online. 6pm-8:30pm. Sallis Benney Theatre.

International Women’s Day Business Brunch

The Barclays Eagle Lab, based on London Road, invites you to join for a refreshing business brunch in celebration of International Women’s Day. Brighton Eagles Lab have teamed with The Thrive Effect to create an inspiring morning of simulating talks and networking activities for female founders and women in Business.

Tickets Available on EventBrite. Free. 11am-1pm. Barclay’s Eagle Lab.

1BNT International Women’s Day Takeover

The local Radio Station will be hosting a takeover playing female acts across the day. You can expect everything musically, from Afrotech to RnB, to Indie and Jazz. There will also be guests coming in for interviews and some live music. This year the event aims to raise money for Threshold and The Girls Network. Listeners can donate via the Radio Stations Facebook page.

Check out our article on what to expect from the takeover here.

Tune in on 101.4FM

Saturday, 9th of March:

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Brighton IWD at The Dome

Brighton Dome, Brighton Women’s centre and Brighton Museum join forces to present their annual celebration for IWD. With gender equality firmly on the agenda, join for a marketplace of ideas alongside inspiring speakers and workshops, as well as fun for all the family. Anyone is welcome - all ages, all communities together.

Free tickets available at the Brighton Dome Website. From 10am. Brighton Dome.

BIMM: Women’s Society Showcase

BIMM’s showcase aims to highlight talent within Brighton Music Industry by hosting a night of female artists, female fronted bands and poets. You can expect something for everyone as acts span across a wide range of genres. The night will also be the official launch of the BIMM’s Women’s Society and what better way to kick it off than by celebrating IWD.

Tickets Available Online. 7pm to late. The Walrus.  

Sunday, 10th of March:

IWD Singing Workshops at Latest Music Bar

Performing as a soloist can be a fun, yet daunting privilege. Join Annesa Chaudhry, the Musical Director of the Rainbow Chorus for singing workshops in support of IWD.

Prepaid tickets can be purchased online. £35. The Latest Music Bar.

Written by Emma Sherar