5 picks for Brighton International Women's Day 2017

International Women's Day and the week leading up to it is a time to celebrate women, their lives, achievements, bodies and just about everything else. It is also a time to think and reflect on where we are as a collective, being mindful of issues that may not be a part of our lived experience and learning so that we may take responsibility for our actions where necessary.

Brighton Women's Centre has curated a jam-packed day of women-led activities, speakers, artists and workshops on Saturday 4th March at the Brighton Dome and Museum, all for free. From 10am onward, you can find a variety of inspiring, nourishing and motivating spaces for participation, listening and learning.

We've picked five activities that should not be missed - something very hard to do considering that there are twenty eight in total!


Sing Your Heart Out

When? 10.30am – 11.15am,

Where? The Old Courtroom

With Aneesa Chaudhry. No judgement, even from yourself. Just a chance to get together with women from all around and to use that voice of yours to sing, have fun and make some new friends. (Women only.)

A Beginner’s Guide to Intersectionality

When? 11.45 – 12.15pm

Where? Brighton Museum Education Pavilion

Arianne Shavisi will introduce the idea of intersectionality, which simply means that feminists should consider the many different, interlinked ways in which people are affected by the way our society operates.

In Conversation: Women and Photography

When? 12pm – 1.45pm

Where? Brighton Museum Old Courtroom

Join renowned photographers Marilyn Stafford and Nina Emett as they present a selection of photographs from their work based on the theme of women, hosted by Miniclick facilitator Jim Stephenson.


Zine Making Workshop

When? 1pm – 2pm

Where? Brighton Museum Lab

Anyone can make a zine. You don’t need a computer, fancy programming, or super cool contacts. You just need something to say, and some materials with which to express that!

Workshop: Blog to Express, not to Impress

When? 2.45pm – 3.45pm

Where? Brighton Museum Education Pavilion

Join Brighton Girl editors Pippa and Sofaya for a workshop encouraging you to break all of the rules you’ve heard about blogging and do it your own way.

Whatever you decide to go to, this is a day not to be missed. Find the full programme of activities by visiting the Brighton International Women's Day 2017 website brightoninternationalwomensday.org.

Written by Sofaya.

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