Events for every Brighton Girl on International Women's Day
International Women's Day on Thursday (8th March) is looking like the best girl power evening Brighton's seen in a long time. There really is something for everyone.
So much so, that a lot of us are finding it really challenging to decide on which event to go to - especially as more events seem to be popping up by the day.
With all this in mind, we thought it would be helpful to share the events that have caught our attention.
Brighton Digital Women: Inclusive International Women's Day Celebration
Platf9rm, 6pm-8pm, Free
This not-for-profit local organisation is throwing a party, sponsored by Platf9rm and Pure 360, for all genders. Expect a 'gender parity' photobooth, free drinks and inspiring company. We love a night with the Brighton Digital Women crew, especially the prosecco fuelled ones.
Revival Collective: Celebrating Women in Conscious Business
St George's Church, 7pm-10pm, £8-£11
Ethical fashion advocates, Revival Collective have collaborated with community craft hub, SEWMANCEhome, to host a night of talks, discussion and networking - with Nina Emett founder of FotoDocument, Jo Godden founder of RubyMoon Gym To Swim and Siobhan Wilson, founder of The FAIR Shop on the panel.
One Girl Band: International Women's Day Expertise
One Girl Band, 6pm-9pm, £25
One Girl Band is Brighton's leading group for female entrepreneurs, with an affordable co-working space, a programme of insightful events and a highly engaged Facebook Group - and International Women's Day marks their first anniversary in the space!
For their event, they're celebrating their one year with pizza and prosecco, as well as listening to speakers like Natasha Bailie, Julia Day, Mary Meadows, Nadia Meli and Donna Hay.
Deadwax Social: International Women's Day Celebration Fundraiser
Deadwax, 6pm-3am, Free
Deadwax are running an event promoting the variety of talent that Brighton has - from poetry, spoken word, singers, musicians, rappers and vinyl only DJ's. Their aim is to raise money for the Brighton charity Allsorts, a youth project that supports and empowers young people under 26 who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or unsure (LGBTU) of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
Glitters, sparkles and rainbows are encouraged.
Willow Tree Promotions: An International Women's Day Special
Rialto Theatre, 7pm, £5 on the door
A celebration of women in creative industries and business with a night of music and an exhibition of works, with half of all door profits being donated to Macmillan Cancer Support.
Headlining the event will be H U S H, with support from Lauren O'Mahony, Evangeline Eastwood Music, Vanessa Forero & The Feather Girls and Dottie Music. Exhibiting work is from Sophie Vaughan, Mellisa Barrett, Books That Matter, Luna Lux Elixirs and Art by Dominique.
And here's something you don't need to leave the house for...
1BTN: International Women's Day Takeover
101.4FM, DAB+, TuneIn App and Online at 1BTN.FM, 9am-Midnight
Brighton & Hove based radio station, 1BTN, will be taking over the station, all day with talented female DJs and presenters, plus very special guests in order to raise funds for the Brighton Women's Centre. The Takeover will start at 9am and continue until midnight, featuring an array of different genres – from Motown, reggae, disco and funk to house, new wave, pop and electronic.
Fancy starting the party early with Brighton Girl?
We're having drinks at the Freemasons on Wednesday (7th March) from 7pm. As always, these drinks are free entry and open to women in Brighton looking to make new friends, as well as finding travel companions, housemates and even new jobs.
Did we miss an event? Share your suggestions for what else we could get up to in the comments!