Thursday, 8 March is International Women’s Day 2018, a day in which women across the globe and throughout history are commemorated and celebrated for their contributions to society, business, politics and culture. Birmingham has a number of events happening throughout the city in which you can meet and network with inspirational women – here’s where you can find these events.
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, B3 3DH Website: See the Facebook event
BMAG will host two events. The first, 'Celebrate: Community Showcase', will run in the Industrial Gallery from 12pm to 4pm and is an opportunity for guests to explore the work of local charities and organisations who work with and support migrating communities. This includes performances (on the hour) by artists who work with or are refugees. Guests can also take part in creative activities allowing you to share your own story or learn more about migration though art. Bookings are not required, simply drop in.
The second event, ‘Tell Me A Story’ will take place between 6pm and 7pm in the Edwardian Tearooms. This events aims to bring together women of diverse backgrounds in Birmingham to share stories that celebrate them and their journeys. The event will continue with ‘Migration’ theme by hearing from women who have migrated and settled in Birmingham. Pre-booking for this free event is advised and you can register here.
iGlobal Woman Afternoon Tea Highfield Hall, 127-129 Highfield Road, Birmingham, B28 0HS Website: Register here Time: 2pm to 6pm
iGlobal Women is providing local women with an opportunity to network with others at an afternoon tea at Highfield Hall. Tickets are £19.98, which includes the afternoon tea and light entertainment. Tickets are limited, so bookings are essential and can be made online here.
Birmingham City Library Curzon Building, 4 Cardigan Street, Birmngham B4 7BD Website: www.bcu.ac.uk Time: 2pm to 5pm
Birmingham City University is putting on a free series of talks with women from across the legal sector, who will discuss their journey through the industry. The talks will conclude with a Q&A with the panel.
International Women’s Day Open Mic Night at Oikos Café 58 High Street, Erdington, B23 6RS Website: See the Facebook event
The International Women’s Day Open Mic Night is hosted by Oikos Café and the city’s largest independent mental health charity, Birmingham Mind. All are welcome to this free event!
The Birmingham Crochet Club meets fortnightly to learn crochet, meet other Birmingham mums, and have a good chat. Whether you're a complete beginner or a seasoned pro, everyone is welcome to come along!
Little ones and their furry friends are invited for a free picnic party (bring your own snacks or purchase from the Pavilion Tearoom), complete with childrens entertainer, a magician, bouncy castle and face painting.