A series of events going on all over East London
Women’s History Month in East London is a free flowing event, celebrating women artists, activists, performers, writers, arts, media and community organisations with a remarkably diverse range of mostly FREE events to enjoy from exhibitions and performances to talks and discussions. The events are going on all over East London from 1-31 March 2016 to mark Women’s History Month.
There’s ‘Bra Talk’ by Rosalie Schweiker at Toynbee Studios, the 16 original photomontages of Syrcas by the late Maud Sulter at Autograph ABP, the launch of the Arab Women Artists Now (AWAN) Festival at Rich Mix, a discussion on ‘What is Feminism?’ at the Idea Store Chrisp Street and a Women’s Employment and Enterprise Day at the Idea Store Whitechapel. ‘The Matchwomens Strike 1888’ is a major show at Tower Hamlets History Library. Artists films by Rachel Maclean and Ruhini Devasher are being regularly screened at the Whitechapel Gallery and at the National Maritime Museum there’s a free 2 day event ‘Women Making Waves’ exploring women’s maritime history.
International Women’s Day
International Women’s Day (8th of March) is being celebrated by many women’s groups with events including ‘Lunchtime Lectures in the Yurt’ on Spitalfields City Farm, a programme of short films, talks and presentations about the history of ‘Migrant Women in London’ at Praxis Projects, ‘Landscapes of Girlhood’, a screening of short films celebrating the diverse and unconventional voices of young women at Deptford Cinema, and free afternoon tea at The Travelling Through Culture Club to view Renee Rilexie’s ‘Room of a Thousand Butterflies’.You can find the complete programme with all essential details at alternativearts.co.uk.
What: Women’s History Month in East London
Where: in various places in East London
When: 1-31 March 2016
Cost: Mostly Free