Happy women’s day! Held on March 8 each year, International Women’s Day (IWD) is a day to celebrate the magic of women, to commemorate the countless achievements of women around the world, and gender equality. This year’s ‘Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change’ has many great ways to celebrate; the day holds many talks, debates, events and activities all around the world.
For things to do in London for IWD 2019, check out the following options:
One of the big ones is the ninth anniversary of the WOW Festival at the Southbank Centre, with political activist Angela Davis. You can also join a live conversation with ‘The Shock Doctrine’ author Naomi Klein. This year there are two major ticketed talks centered around the issues and progress of gender equality over two days. Speakers will cover the current and future state of feminism. Big names include Annie Lennox, Australia’s first female PM Julia Gillard, Maisie Williams, Munroe Bergdorf, Lily Allen, Sandi Toksvig and more.
When: Friday, 8th March 2019 – Saturday, 9th March 2019
Where: Belvedere Road, Waterloo, London, SE1 8XX
Next to Kings College London Waterloo campus
*The wonderful and supporter of gender equality Megan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, member of the royal family, will celebrate #IWD19 by participating on a panel hosted by Kings College London.
International Women’s Weekender
Gal-dem magazine celebrates with the International Women’s Weekender – a whole weekend of activities, talk, workshops, drawing sessions and more. Friday 8 sees the opening night with drinks, DJs, and storytelling. Saturday has a morning run and then continues throughout the day with talks of women in sport, literature, and representation of women in the arts hosted by gal-dem editor Micha Frazer-Carroll, featuring Bernadine Evarista, Chelsea Kwakye and Sara Collins.
When: Friday, 8th March 2019, 18:30 –
Monday, 11th March 2019, 18:00
Location: 50m Unit 14-15 Eccleston Yards Belgravia SW1W 9AZ
New Monuments for Women
The Design Museum celebrates with a free discussion about monuments for women and how little there are, the relevance of monuments today and other ways to commemorate inspirational women.
When: 6.30pm-8pm, 8 March 2019.
Where: Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 6AG.
#WomensEd Network Team Event
March 9 sees the #WomensEd Network Team celebrate with London’s inspirational women leaders, where you can be a part of and support ‘the learning and development, of building confidence and making connections’. #BalanceforBetter.
When: Saturday, 9th March 2019, 9.30am - 15.15
Where: Regent High School, Chalton Street, London, NW1 1RX
Ticket prices: £16.58
This March 8th is a special day of celebration and appreciation of women; all achievements of the past, present, and future; the struggles and battle today. London has been a major battle field for the rights, appreciation, progression of gender equality, and it will continue to balance for the better.
For your stay in Kensington over the IWD weekend, for more things to do in London and events to go, we at Presidential Service Apartments can help find you more of what you are looking for and give you directions to get you where you are going.