International Women’s Day 2018: whats events are taking place in Redbridge?

PUBLISHED: 09:00 08 March 2018

International Womens day celebrated at the Punjabi centre in 2016. Photo: Steve Poston

International Womens day celebrated at the Punjabi centre in 2016. Photo: Steve Poston


Today is International Women’s Day (March 8), a day dedicated to celebrating the social, cultural, political and economic achievements of women.

IWD, celebrated since the early 1900’s, is a call to action for gender equality with this years theme titled “#PressforProgress.”

Across the country, and the world over, events are being held to mark the occassion.

The Recorder have listed the events taking place in Redbridge:

Celebrating Women’s Voices: International Women’s Day

Where: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road.

When: Thursday, March 8, 7:30pm-9:30pm.

Musical Performances: Sing 17 Choir, Carole Vincent, Deborah Fink, Ros Kane.

Speakers and Discussion Groups on: Education, NHS, Race, Class & Gender, Housing, Austerity and Women, Violence Against Women and more

Fully Accessible Venue. Refreshments, Bookstall. All ages and genders welcome. Free.

For more information:

Women and Protest exhibition

When: Monday March 5 - Sunday March 11

Where: Fullwell Cross Library.

Exhibition by Eastside Community Heritage recording the stories of women who have been involved in campaigns concerning women’s working rights or who are descendents of the East London Federation of Suffragettes.

Women of Shakespeare - presented by Komola Collective

Where: Redbridge Drama Centre

When: Thursday 8 – Friday 9 March, 8pm.

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Shakespeare’s most iconic women are coming to Redbridge Drama Centre. Join Cleopatra, Katherine, and Lady Macbeth for an exciting journey from Ancient Egypt to Renaissance Italy and Medieval Scotland. Along the way, these dynamic females will make you question what it means to be women in a man’s world. 11+.. £10 / £8.50 / £7.50

Contact: 020 8708 8803

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