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International Women’s Day events

28th Feb 2019

On Friday 8 March International Women’s Day celebrates women’s social, economic, cultural & political achievements and a call for gender parity. Here is how a few of our network members are marking the event:

At De La Warr Pavilion join historian and author Ann Kramer, and DLWP’s Head of Learning & Participation Ashley McCormick for ‘Turbulent Spinsters & Badass Sisters‘. Discover inspiring stories about local women’s fight for the vote and celebrate the power of sisterhood, as Ann and Ashley take you on an exhibition walkthrough and discussion around suffrage, resistance strategies, feminist discourse and social justice. Emulating the Still I Rise exhibition curators use of mind maps to trace networks of practices and principles, such as self-organisation, collaboration and process, participants will create mind maps, visuals and writing celebrating the significant women in their lives.

At The Lightbox in Woking, there is ‘In Conversation: On the Royal Road with Jayne Fincher‘. Photographer Jayne Fincher discusses her career as a pioneering female photographer in the male-dominated world of Fleet Street photojournalism, and as author of several books, including the bestselling ‘Diana, Portrait of a Princess’. This event is in conjunction with the exhibition Women in Photography: A History of British Trailblazers (on till 2 June) and the associated display Director’s Cut: On the Royal Road with Jayne Fincher.

Turner Contemporary hosts a variety of talks, workshops and performance events as part of POW! Thanet, from the opening ceremony on 8 March, where artist Jessica Voorsanger and her posse of protesters will lead the procession ‘Still We Rise’, through to ‘The Fashion Chronicles’ talk on 17 March.

On Saturday 9 March John Hansard Gallery presents a programme of performances and work showcasing local women artists, in partnership with Art Asia. The day will include a performance by dancer and artist Vidya Thirunarayan and Pooja Angra, as well as Art Asia Bollywood dance and singing group, conversations led by Dr Nazneen Ahmed, and a lantern making workshop in our Active Space.

At Towner Art Gallery, on 9 March they are presenting films Together by Lorenza Mazzetti and 9 to 5 starring screen icons Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton. You can also enjoy their female-centered projects in the gallery including Carey Young’s video installation Palais de Justice, The Weather Garden, a group exhibition curated by artist Anne Hardy, and Vincent Dance Theatre’s Virgin Territory installation exploring the impact of our hyper-sexualised digital culture on girls and young women.

Image: Processions, 2018. Courtesy: Lucy + Jorge Orta, commissioned by Historic England. Photo: Lance Tabraham.

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