Brighton International Women's Day Celebration 2023



Special Prize Giveaway

How did we do? We really hope that everyone who visited Brighton Dome and Brighton Museum for our IWD Celebrations had a great day. Whether you took part in one of the craft sessions, sang, danced or attended a talk... Continue Reading →

Panel Discussion: The Gendered Cost of Living in the UK

The cost-of-living crisis has resulted in increasing harm for protected characteristic groups across the UK, particularly women. Women still face a prevalent income gap, are expected to bear the majority of domestic and caring responsibilities and are at greater risk... Continue Reading →

Filmmaking as a Disabled Filmmaker in an Ableist World. Q&A with Ella Bee Glendining

Brighton-based Writer/Director Ella Glendining will show a series of clips from her recent feature documentary ‘Is There Anybody Out There?’ and hold a Q&A on her experience of making the film and of being a disabled filmmaker. ‘Is There Anybody... Continue Reading →


Drawversity is a life model class that focuses on introducing more people in the BPOC community to the world of life modelling. The class is structured to tutor the model so you – as the artist – can get an... Continue Reading →

Femigami Feminist Origami

Join Femigami for an unforgettable feminist origami making experience at International Women's Day! Learn to make feminist icons, vulvas, penises and affirmation hearts alongside some other unconventional paper creations. Femigami is about having fun, shaking stigma and relaxing with a... Continue Reading →

Cultural Sharing Area

This is a space where different women (and their children) can come together to share and show our cultures and connections around the world - our many differences and our many shared experiences. It will also be a place where... Continue Reading →

Sing Your Heart Out

Choirs' Queen Aneesa Chaudhry is back with her Sing Your Heart Out Workshop at this year’s International Women's Day event. Aneesa always brings vibrant, welcoming energy to our space and we love how she brings out the best in everyone. A professional... Continue Reading →

The Women’s Movement Through The Prism of War in Ukraine

Vita Kostuchenko presents a monologue about her personal experiences as a Ukrainian refugee and the women's movement in a historical context through the prism of war in Ukraine. Where: Mezzanine (Door 4) When: 2:45pm - 3:45pm Entry: Suggested donation £5... Continue Reading →

SHIFT – a creative conversation

Artists Sarah Cole and Annis Joslin have been working with a group of women from BWC over the past six months on a weekly art project at Phoenix Arts Space. The artists (funded by Arts Council England) set up the... Continue Reading →

Sew Fabulous

Drop in at the Sew Fabulous table and sew yourself a brooch, stitch a statement. Using 90% repurposed fabrics, it’s a sustainable and environmentally conscious activity for everyone – whether you are experienced or new to sewing. Where: Foyer When:... Continue Reading →

Eva Quantica VR

Maf’j Alvarez imagines entering a surrealist painting in her virtual reality experience Eva Quantica, a dreamlike bubble of lockdown Brighton as an open world to explore the various simultaneous dancing versions of Eve. Hands for hills, a cupcake pavilion, platforms,... Continue Reading →

The Feminist Bookshop

The pop-up Feminist Bookshop is back to celebrate IWD with us! The Feminist Bookshop is a radical independent bookshop and plant-based coffee shop based in central Brighton. The shop opened in November 2019 following a successful crowdfunding campaign. They stock... Continue Reading →

Republic of Music

We will be selling the compilation Music Against Misogyny CD & Vinyl LP released for International Women’s Day 2023. This charity compilation features artists such as Brix Smith, Panic Shack, Los Bitchos, Peaness, Dream Wife, Nuha Ruby Ra, Lande Hekt,... Continue Reading →

Phases of You

Come and learn about the four distinct phases of the menstrual cycle and the moon* through the archetypal characterisations of Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn. Explore your own experience of your menstrual cycle, or the moon’s cycle, via visualisations, vocalisations,... Continue Reading →

Charleston Workshop

Join us as we celebrate the Charleston for being the first dance women could do solo! Charleston is a dance which celebrates women’s athleticism not their curves. In this taster workshop we will soon have you dancing the basic Charleston... Continue Reading →

Performance Pazazz – From Stage Fright to Presentation Confidence

Whether you perform on stage or present online, stage fright affects even the most seasoned performers. When the spotlight is on you, insecurities can rise to the surface - potentially preventing you from showcasing your gifts. Professional jazz musician, María... Continue Reading →

Phonics with Robot Reg Preschool

Fun, active and educational classes designed to support your child's development, particularly speech and language skills and early literacy. We sing, we dance and we play together in a fast paced and low-pressure class. Practise listening skills at the Ready,... Continue Reading →

Phonics with Robot Reg Minis

Fun, active and educational classes designed to support your child's development, particularly speech and language skills and early literacy. We sing, we dance and we play together in a fast paced and low-pressure class. Practise listening skills at the Ready,... Continue Reading →

Navigating Sexual Spaces as a Young Woman

Unzipped Theatre are leading a reflective and participatory workshop that looks at societal perceptions and messaging around sex, sex education, and asks how we best support today’s young people to make informed choices and have confidence to prioritise themselves and... Continue Reading →

The Importance of Health in Domestic Violence and Abuse Issues

A discussion surrounding different types of domestic abuse, how domestic violence is connected to health, the healthcare sector’s strategy around domestic violence and ways in which issues in this area can be addressed. Where: Museum Lab When: 1:00pm - 1:30pm Entry: Suggested... Continue Reading →

Who Walks This Path

An interactive story with audience participation and improvisation based around our "Who Walks This Path" song and story about loss and community, our human need for connection and the pain and humour of the journey. We tell the story accompanied... Continue Reading →

What is Sex? An Intergenerational Conversation on Female Pleasure, Sex and Intimacy

Nikki, The Sex Ed Club’s lead facilitator will provide a punchy exploration of how sex is framed for women in our modern society. The conversation will explore how sex, pleasure and intimacy are woven together and how society and institutions... Continue Reading →

Why Do We Need To Talk About Menstrual Health?

Chi Eziefula is a medical doctor who combines hands-on clinical care with academic research in global health. She talks about gender inequity when it comes to medicine and health, and describes her work on menstrual health, bringing together a cross-cultural,... Continue Reading →

Yoga: Invoking your Inner Goddess

In this 45 minute Vinyasa Flow Yoga workshop I introduce the goddess Kali who represents transformation, power and fierceness! Kali is the essence of freedom and she is the force within that transforms fear to set you free. This will... Continue Reading →

ToyBox Children’s Activities

ToyBox Early Years is back at IWD with their outstanding children's area for children and their carers to enjoy together. Activities for all ages ranging from 0 - 12 years will be taking place throughout the day. There will be... Continue Reading →

Brighton Dome Heritage Team

Find out about Brighton Dome's connection with the women's suffrage movement and make your own IWD mini suffrage style banner. Where: Foyer When: 10:00am – 4:00pm Entry: Suggested donation £5 Your donation will help us help more vulnerable women across... Continue Reading →

The Network of International Women

This year we will be displaying our Illuminate Tapestry at the Dome. Read some of the women's stories behind the remarkable sewing. Come and also find out about our other activities, and meet some of our members! Also find out... Continue Reading →

Bollywood Dance Performance

Enjoy the joy and skill of Bollywood dancing. Four dance routines performed to different types of modern Bollywood music by the Hangleton and Knoll Multi Cultural Women's Group. Where: Concert Hall When: 2:45pm - 3:05pm Entry: Suggested donation £5 Your donation will... Continue Reading →

Belszki’s Comedy Writing Workshop

Escape - create - laugh! An introduction to comedy writing for the beginner. Learn how to write short-form material, ideal for those working towards their first five minutes of a stand-up set. Experience the pleasure and enjoyment of being fully... Continue Reading →

Miss Represented x Inkibit

Almost Home Miss Represented teams up with creative collective Inkibit to bring you Almost Home. An immersive VR experience from a female perspective, encountering echoes of everyday life and reflections on safety, home and what happens when the lights go... Continue Reading →

Another Way Women’s Foundation

Another Way Women’s Foundation (AWWF) is an independent, volunteer-led, grant-making charity dedicated to enabling a brighter and fairer future for women and girls through financial support, education, empowerment and advancement. By funding impactful projects and services, we aim to accelerate... Continue Reading →

Brighton and Hove Women’s History Group

As BHWHG we will be there to raise awareness of the contribution women have made to our city over the centuries. We will encourage visitors to follow or join our group and we will also listen to their stories about... Continue Reading →

The Girls’ Network

We will be sharing about what The Girls’ Network do to inspire and empower teenage girls from the least advantaged communities both locally and across the country. We will be providing information about the opportunity to volunteer with us as... Continue Reading →

Survivors’ Network

Information stall about Survivors’ Network, the local Rape Crisis Centre – leaflets, self help guides, grounding advice. We will also have some craft supplies for people to write messages of support to survivors. Where: West Corridor When: 10:00am – 4:00pm... Continue Reading →

Amnesty International Brighton & Hove

Leaflets about Amnesty International; petitions to be signed for specific Amnesty sponsored people. Information about how to join the Brighton & Hove group and calendar of events. Where: West Corridor Where: West Corridor When: 10:00am – 4:00pm Entry: Suggested donation... Continue Reading →

Hangleton and Knoll Multi-Cultural Women’s Group

Our group organises health and well-being activities for women in our community. These activities include monthly coffee mornings, weekly yoga and Bollywood exercises classes and subsidised swims. We will set up a display board, hand out information leaflets, talk through... Continue Reading →

Albion in the Community

We want everyone is Sussex to be able to live a healthy life. Our aim is to encourage our community to live a healthy life, be more active and follow a healthier diet. Our information stand will inform of girls... Continue Reading →

IWD Marketplace at Unitarian Church Hall

This year International Women’s Day is also being celebrated at the Unitarian Church in New Road, BN1 1UF 10:00am – 4:00pm (5 minutes from Brighton Dome) Organisations taking part are NETWORK OF INTERNATIONAL WOMEN WOMEN'S INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE FOR PEACE AND... Continue Reading →

IWD Celebration Raffle

Take part in our spectacular IWD Celebration raffle. Tickets cost just £1 each and you could win one of these prizes all kindly donated by local businesses.   Co-op - Fair Trade Hamper Happy Maki - Meal for One Voucher... Continue Reading →

With Thanks to our Sponsors

A huge thank you to our sponsors Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, Capita and Buff Motion. It would not be possible to stage this event for the community without their generous support. For the #InternationalWomensDay Celebration to be a fully... Continue Reading →

Sign Up For Workshops and Talks

We have an amazing line up of workshops and talks for you at Brighton IWD 2023. Spaces are limited and are expected to be in great demand. You can register with a BWC volunteer outside the room where the workshop... Continue Reading →


All event spaces in Brighton Dome and Brighton & Hove Museums are wheelchair accessible. The Mezzanine Square is accessible via a guided route so please contact a member of staff if you would like to attend a workshop in this... Continue Reading →

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