From inspirational talks to live music sessions, here’s a round-up of all the top events taking place to celebrate girl power!
This Friday, March 8, marks International Women’s Day 2019 (IWD19), a day to celebrate and recognise all the incredible women in Birmingham and beyond.
So get involved and help support this year’s theme of #BalanceForBetter, here are five of the best things happening in the city this week!
International Women’s Day at Birmingham Hippodrome | Friday
Birmingham Hippodrome is hosting a fantastic range of performances, exhbitions and talks in celebration of IWD19.
On level 2 and you’ll find Once Upon a Time: Women Who Dared to Dream, a free exhibtion showcasing 30 illustrations from some of Birmingham’s most inspirational women.
There’s also a heritage talk, a market stall featuring work from some of the city’s female designes, and a great range of free and priced performances, including NOVAE Theatre’s ‘It’s Not a Sprint’.
Power | Mama Roux’s, Lower Trinity Street | Friday
Want to dance your way into the weekend? Then why not head down to POWER, and celebrate IWD19 with some of the city’s top female DJ’s and artists.
From 9.30pm, they’ll be bringing you the very best soul, disco, throwback and live music.
While you’re there, don’t forget to pop into Digbeth Dining Club and grab some delicious food from some of the city’s amazing independent street-food vendors.
Women Power Protest | Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery | All Week
If you haven’t had the chance to catch the incredible Women Power Protest exhibition at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, then we highly suggest you head down check it out.
This powerful exhibition, located in the Gas Hall, marks a century since women won the right to vote.
Showcasing works from some truly incredible female artists, it focuses on the bold work of female artists and activists, and is something that truly showcases everything that women have been through to get to where they are today.
Celebrate 30 Great Women of Birmingham | Waterstones | Sunday
If you’re looking for a way to spend your Sunday afternoon, join some of Birmingham’s most fearless females at Waterstone’s Birmingham.
These awe-inspiring women all played an integral part in creating ‘Once Upon a Time in Birmingham: Women Who Dared to Dream’, a book created in partnership with Birmingham City Council that’s filled with 30 women from the city who have the term ‘Girl Boss’ to a whole new level.
Designed to help inspire women of future generations, ‘Once Upon a Time in Birmingham’ is a fantastic introduction to some of the city’s most inspiring women, and this is your chance to meet some of them and hear their stories.
Free Gigs at Symphony Hall | Friday
Symphony Hall is hosting some great events on both Wednesday and Friday to celebrate IWD19.
On Friday, you can enjoy some live jazz music performed by Alicia Gardener-Trejo in the Cafe Bar on Level 3. Alicia will be performing from 5pm, so get your free tickets here to enjoy some great music – with a G&T in-hand, of course, because it’s Friday!
On Wednesday, Natalie Mason and Beth Hopkins will be performing songs and music only by female composers and artists as part of Midweek Explorer. You can find out more about the mid-week event, including how to get tickets, by clicking here.