WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH in East London
1-31 March 2019
Contemporary women artists, activists, writers and performers, women’s groups and community organisations present a diverse programme of events and exhibitions in galleries, venues, libraries and institutions across East London.
Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street, E1 6AB Aldgate East tube
www.artsadmin.co.uk 020 7650 2350
ON AKKA’S SHORE
Thursday 7 March 7.30pm FREE
Cinematic performance by Artsadmin Bursary artist Umama Hamido combining film, text, and sound, exploring the chaos of memory in relation to personal and collective history, touching on themes of dislocation and remembrance. Featuring Tareq Al Jazzar with dramaturgy by Graeme Miller and Nikki Tomlinson.
Thursday 14 March 7.30pm £8/£5concs
Through a year of making 365 daily micro-performances Tara Fatehi Irani has disseminated an archive of her family photographs and documents across the continents, in parks, shops, streets, deserts, and forests. This playful live performance is a coming together of the experiences, histories and dances encountered throughout the year.
Thursday 28 March 7.30pm £8/£5concs
Poet Lady Unchained hosts another edition of sell-out event ‘Unchained Nights’ – an artistic platform for artists with lived experience of the criminal justice system. Having served time in prison Lady Unchained wants to challenge the ex-offender label through creativity.
Curzon Bloomsbury, The Brunswick, WC1N 1AW Russell Square tube
www.dochouse.org 033 3321 0104
MAIDEN + Live satellite Q&A
Thursday 7 March 6.15pm
A documentary detailing the inspirational story of Tracy Edwards who became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989.
Nunnery Gallery, 181 Bow Road E3 2SJ Bow Road tube, Bow Church DLR
www.bowarts.org 020 8980 7774
DOREEN FLETCHER : A Retrospective
Until 24 March FREE
Doreen Fletcher’s atmospheric urban landscapes have only recently captured an audience when the discovery of her paintings , made between 1983 & 2004, revealed a distinctive vision of the changing capital. This exhibition brings the majority of her work together under one roof in the home of their making – the East End. Curated by The Gentle Author.
DOROTHY RENDELL : Painter
Thursday 14 March 6pm-9pm £5/£3concs
Join The Gentle Author for an illustrated talk on the work of the little known East End painter Dorothy Rendell who lived in Mile End and taught at the Harry Gosling School for years, yet her evocative paintings of East London were barely known in her lifetime.
DALSTON CLR JAMES LIBRARY
Dalston Square, Dalston Lane E8 3BQ Dalston Junction overground
www.hackney.gov.uk 020 8356 6292
Mon-Fri 9am-8pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 1pm-5pm
WOMEN IN THE 21st CENTURY
1-31 March FREE
All kinds of photographers contributed to this creative collection of images for the Photomonth Photo-Open Exhibition portraying diverse women of today. The exhibition will be screened daily in the Foyer of the Library.
Photographers include ; -Sarah Ainslie, Frederic Aranda, Giulia Baldorilli, Florent Barth, Shahid Bashir, Mhari Bell- Moodie, Heloise Bergman, David Cantor, Nicholas Cobb, Charlotte Colenutt, Rebecca Dann, Matt Dever, Suke driver, Julio Etchart, Gweniver Exton, James Fell, Tom ferrie, Guillaume Flandre, Simon Gill, Billy-Ray Gilliam, Juneko Haga, David Hoffman, Douglas Lander, Tom Law, Anna Lerner, Jenny Matthews, Heather McDonough, Venetia Menzies, Ade Oklarin, Frank orthbantJakub Pasierkiewicz, Ann Petruckevitch, Lais Pontes, Farlon Rahaman,Natalie Robinson, Juan Rodriguez, Jane Ross, amber Shormans, Christian Sinibaldi, Marie Sleigh, Sofia Sopiadou, Ania Stochmal, Christiano Takatsch, Robert Timothy, Dougie Wallace.
2A Bathurst Street W2 2SD Lancaster Gate tube
www.dellasposa.com 020 3286 1017
Tues- Fri 10am-6pm Sat 10am-5pm
THE FUTURE IS FEMALE
19 March-3 May
Artists Alicia Paz, Tahnee Lonsdale, Ethryn Torrell and Gail Olding exhibit paintings, textiles and sculpture with their vision of the future.
EAST END WI
St Margaret’s House, 21 Old Ford Road E2 9PL
‘THE STEPNEY DOORSTEP SOCIETY’
Thursday 21 March 7pm Mems FREE, Non Mems £5
Talk by author Kate Thompson accompanied by some of the women featured in the book which tells the vivid and moving stories of the matriarchs who took over the London Underground, stood up to the Kray Twins and crawled out of bomb sites and who remain the backbone of the East End today.
EAST LONDON OUT PROJECT
Event at Poplar Union, 2 Cotall Street, Poplar E14 6TL Westferry DLR/Mile End tube
www.poplarunion.com 020 3039 3333
MOVEMENT & MINDFULNESS
Saturday 9 March 12noon-1pm FREE
Workshop for LBT women for National LBT Women’s Health Week. Led by Rachel Sparks.
1 Reading Lane E8 1GQ Hackney Central overground
www.hackney.gov.uk 020 8356 2509/2838
Tues, Wed, Fri 9.30am-5.30pm Thurs 9.30am-8pm, Sat 10am-5pm
HACKNEY’S DIVA OF COLOUR celebrates International Women’s Day. Presented by Up Your Street.
Thursday 7 March 11.30am-1pm FREE
Linking to the herstories of BAME women, Hyacinth Myers shares her ways to empower senior women, and Museum staff introduce the current exhibition highlighting women of colour then and now.
ROOTS, RHYTHMS & RECORDS
Until 16 March
From making beats in bedrooms to performing on stage, enjoying sounds and shebeens to looking sharp for the club, this exhibition explores the history and celebrates the legacy of African and Caribbean music in Hackney and beyond. Through objects, images and people’s own words, this exhibition brings together stories of musical innovation, distribution and enjoyment.
HALF MOON THEATRE
43 Whitehorse Road E1 OND Limehouse DLR
www.halfmoon.org.uk 020 7709 8900
Mon-Fri 10am-6pm Sat 10am-4.30pm FREE
Until 18 April
London based female printmakers Tiff Howick and Justine Ellis exhibit a collection of their hand made screen prints. Tiff’s vibrant images of wildlife are influenced by childhood picture books and fashion illustrations, Justine’s prints are inspired by mid-century art, architecture, textiles and ceramics.
35-47 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch E1 6LA Shoreditch High Street overground
www.richmix.org.uk 020 7613 7498
EVERYONE A MAKER
Sunday 3 March 11am FREE
‘In My Name’ Family workshop inviting women of different generations to discuss, make and create through words and images how they describe themselves. With theatre maker Sue Mayo and carnival artist Mia Harris.
Wednesday 20 March 7.30pm FREE
Apples & Snakes invites you to join them for a special edition of Jawdance, London’s biggest Open Mic night, for a stellar women only line-up. Presenting some of the most acclaimed poetry and music feature acts and the renowned Open Mic draw for all women poets, part time poets, partial-to-an-open-mic poets, and even I’ve-written-what-I-think-is-a-poem-but-I-am-not-a-poet poets. Sign up on the night at 7pm to enter your name into the open mic lucky dip draw – 10 slots up for grabs, max 3 mins each.
Monday 25 March 7.30pm doors £20
The poet and educator to watch performing live in East London. Her second book ‘Life of the Party’ will be published later in 2019 but you can preview it tonight at her first ever London headline show. Expect reflections on life, love, and feminine power from this clear-eyed, sharp-tongued, punch-packing performer. You saw it here first !
There are a wide ranging number of important issues confronting women today – so get active and join a campaign or start your own! Here are a few suggestions and organisations that can help:-
Who Needs Feminism www.whoneedsfeminism.com
No More Page 3 www.nomorepage3.org
Daughters of Eve www.dofeve.org
Everyday Sexism www.everydaysexism.com
Lose the Lads Mags www.losetheladsmags.org.uk
Demand the Impossible www.demandimpossible.wordpress.com
Equality Now www.equalitynow.org
End Violence Against Women (EVAW) www.endviolenceagainstwomen.org.uk
Million Women Rise www.millionwomenrise.com
Black Feminists www.blackfeminists.org.uk
Just the Women www.justthewomen.com
The Women’s Room www.thewomensroom.org.uk
Karma Nirvana www.karmanirvana.org.uk
Muslim Women’s Network UK helpline www.mwnhelpline.co.uk
London Feminist Network www.londonfeministnetwork.org.uk
UK Feminista www.ukfeminista.org.uk
The Fawcett Society www.fawcettsociety.org.uk
Women’s Resource Centre www.wrc.org.uk
Equality and Human Rights Commission www.equalityhumanrights.com
Women's Equality Party www.womensequality.org.uk
Pussy Hat Project www.pussyhatproject.com
Women Activists in East London www.bishopsgate.org.uk/library
Women’s Grid www.womensgrid.org.uk
50:50 Parliament www.5050Parliament.co.uk
Church Lane, Leytonstone E11 1HG Leytonstone tube
www.worldbytes.org 020 8985 5435
WOMEN : A SUCCESS STORY
Friday 8 March 7pm £5/£2.50 concs
On International Women’s Day this film produced by WORLDwrite suggests women’s equality today is something to celebrate and that contemporary ‘victim culture’ does women a great disservice. Forged as a timeline, interwoven with archive, 40 women give us a fresh perspective, telling us we have nothing to fear and can do anything. Followed by a Q&A with director Ceri Dingle.
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S WEEK in Tower Hamlets 2019
Women’s groups and community organisations across the Borough will be celebrating with a wide range of events and activities following this year’s theme of ‘GENDER EQUALITY’.
Groups and organisations involved include : Black Women’s Health & Family Support, Shapla &
St Paul’s Schools, One Housing, Bromley by Bow Centre, Mohila Ongon Association, St Hilda’s East Boundary Women’s Project, St Peters Community Wellbeing Projects, Women’s Environmental Network, Limehouse Project, Somali Integration Team, Spitalfields City Farm, Friends of Island History Trust, Udichi Shilpi Gosthi & Bangladesh Mohila Sangsta, Neighbours in Poplar, Account 3, Taal Taranga, Saudha Society & Nari Chetona, Mulberry School.
90 York Way N1 9AG Kings Cross tube
www.kingsplace.co.uk 020 7520 1490
THE BREAKUP MONOLOGUES
Friday 15 March 7.30pm £9.50
A chat show and podcast recording hosted by award-winning comedian, author, and accidental relationship guru Rosie Wilby. She and an all female panel of acclaimed performers and writers including Emily Hill author of ‘Bad Romance’ look back at their best and worst romantic breakup stories and discuss ghosting, divorce parties, open relationships, the history of dating and more.
107 Kingsland High Street E8 2PB Dalston Kingsland overground
www.riocinema.org 020 7241 9410
OF LOVE AND LAW + Q&A
Friday 1 March 6.30pm £9-£12.50
‘Of Love and Law’ follows Fumi and Kazu who are partners in love and Law, they run the first law firm in Japan set up by an openly gay couple. As lawyers driven by their own experience of being outsiders, they attract a range of clients who reveal the hidden diversity of a country that prides itself for collective obedience, politeness, and conformity. Director Hikaru Toda.
WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH is co-ordinated by Alternative Arts and supported by Tower Hamlets Council.
Harris Academy South Norwood, 2 Cumberlow Avenue SE25 6AE Norwood Junction Station
In celebration of Women’s History Month Screen25 is pleased to present a season of films dedicated to sharing stories, voices, struggles and successes of women across the globe.
Wednesday 1 March 7.45pm ON HER SHOULDERS Documentary about the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad. Dir Alexandria Bombach
Wednesday 6 March 7.45pm WARU Groundbreaking drama directed by eight female Maori filmmakers.
Friday 8 March 7.45pm BATCHELOR PARTY : A Spotlight on the Animated World of Joy Batchelor. A special presentation for International Women’s Day with a curated programme of short animations and her feature ‘ANIMAL FARM’ followed by a panel discussion with animators Kim Noce & Lizzie Hobbs and Batchelor’s daughter and director of The Halas & Batchelor Collection.
Saturday 9 March 1pm-4pm FAMILY FILM CLUB with screening of Disney’s MULAN and a shadow puppet workshop.
Friday 22 March 7.45pm THE HATE GIVE Based on the novel by Angie Thomas is a bold take on the growing tensions in the USA. Dir George Tillman Jr.
Friday 29 March 7.45pm WIDOWS An edge of your seat thriller about women taking the lead in a male dominated genre. Dir Steve McQueen.
93-95 Mile End Road E1 4UJ Whitechapel / Stepney Green tube
www.genesiscinema.co.uk 020 7780 2000
OF LOVE & LAW Preview and Q&A
Thursday 28 February 9pm £5.50-£9
Fumi and Kazu who are partners in love and law run the first law firm in Japan set up by an openly gay couple. Driven by their own experience of being outsiders they attract a range of clients who reveal their hidden diversity in a country that prides itself for collective obedience, politeness and conformity. Director Hikaru Toda.
TOWER HAMLETS IDEA STORES and LIBRARIES
www.ideastore.co.uk 020 7364 2649
Presenting a special series of events and exhibition for Women’s History Month
CUBITT TOWN LIBRARY
Strattondale Street E14 3HG Crossharbour DLR 020 7987 3152
THE REMARKABLE LIFE OF NELLIE CRESSALL
Thursday 7 March 10.30am-12noon FREE
The Friends of Island History Trust talk about the struggles and achievements of Nellie Cressall, a prominent member of the Suffragette movement who was imprisoned for her activities in the 1920s.
She spent her last years on the Isle of Dogs, where she has an apartment block named after her.
IDEA STORE BOW
I Gladstone Place, Roman Road, E3 5ES Bow Rd tube/Bow Church DLR 033 3370 4700
Mon-Thurs 9am-9pm, Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm
THE MODERN SUFFRAGETTE
Inspired by the photographs of Suffragettes and photographer Norah Smyth, seven women have produced images on the theme of ‘What would the Suffragettes have photographed today?’ Learning to use analogue cameras and traditional black and white darkroom techniques at Four Corners the group have taken and printed their own photographs for this exhibition.
IDEA STORE CANARY WHARF
1 Churchill Place, E14 5RB Canary Wharf tube/DLR 020 7364 1262
Mon-Thurs 9am-9pm, Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 12pm-6pm
WOMEN IN HISTORY
An exhibition of cartoons by female cartoonists, curated by the Professional Cartoonists Organisation. The work of many of these cartoonists is regularly published in the press, publishing and broadcast media.
IDEA STORE CHRISP STREET
1 Vesey Path, East India Dock Road E14 6BT All Saints DLR 020 7364 1736
Mon-Thurs 9am-9pm, Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun10am-4pm
WOMEN IN THE 21st CENTURY
All kinds of photographers contributed to this collection of images for the Photomonth Photo-Open Exhibition portraying diverse women of today. The exhibition will be screened daily in the Foyer of the Idea Store. Photographers include:- Sarah Ainslie, Frederic Aranda, Giulia Baldorilli, Florent Barth, Shahid Bashir, Mhairi Bell-Moodie, Heloise Bergman, David Cantor, Nicholas Cobb, Charlotte Colenutt, Rebecca Dann,Matt Dever, Suke Driver, Julio Etchart, Gweniver Exton. James Fell, Tom Ferrie, Guillaume Flandre, Simon Gill, Billy-Ray Gilliam, Juneko Haga, david Hoffman, Douglas Lander,
Tom Law, Anna Lerner, Jenny Matthews, Heather McDonough, Venetia Menzies, Ade Okelarin,
Frank Orthbant, Jakub Pasierkiewicz, Ann Petruckevitch, Lais Pontes, Farlon Rahman, Natalie Robinson,
Juan Rodriguez, Jane Ross, Amber Shormans, Christian Sinibaldi, Marie Sleigh, Sofia Sopiadou,
Ania Stochmal, Christiano Takatsch, Robert Timothy, Dougie Wallace.
WOMEN A SUCCESS STORY – A Liberating Tale for a New Generation
Tuesday 19 March 6.30pm FREE
This film, produced by WORLDwrite, suggests women’s equality is something to celebrate and documents the great advances made by women over the past 100 years, confronting myths and prejudices. Forged as a timeline, interwoven with archive, 40 women give us a fresh perspective,
telling us we have nothing to fear and can do anything. Followed by a Q&A with Director Ceri Dingle.
IDEA STORE WATNEY MARKET
260 Commercial Road E1 2FB Shadwell tube/ DLR 020 7364 3804
Mon-Thurs 9am-9pm, Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-5pm
STARGAZING – Women Observe the Universe
1-31 March FREE
Jane Roberts has combined her current interest in astronomical imagery with an invitation to show her work during Women’s History Month. She has created a large scale piece presenting scientific photographs of Nebulae – the birthplace of the stars – to celebrate Women Astronomers over the last 1,500 years.
INDIAN SUFFRAGETTES Talk by Julie Begum
Thursday 7 March 6.30pm-8.30pm FREE
Although popular Suffragette legend might have you believe only white women were entrenched in the cause for women’s suffrage, there were a number of Indian Suffragettes and Suffragists who took part. This talk will shed some light on their contribution fighting for suffrage in the 1900s to 1910s.
HAVE WOMEN ACHIEVED EQUALITY IN THE WORKPLACE?
Thursday 21 March 6.30pm-8pm FREE
Join Angelina Weatherbarrow Business Development Manager and Chair of Romford Constituency Labour Party, and Hasina Zarman who became one of the first young women of Bangladeshi heritage to work for Tower Hamlets Council as a youth and community worker, sports leader and later on a welfare advisor in the early 1980s. They will be celebrating women’s achievements, exploring how far gender roles have changed over the last 40 years and the impact the ‘Women’s Lives Matter’ campaign has had on equality.
IDEA STORE WHITECHAPEL
321 Whitechapel Road E1 1BU Whitechapel tube/overground 020 7364 7492
Mon-Thurs (9am-9pm, Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm
HOLDING THE BABY On the Record
1-31 March FREE
A travelling oral history exhibition and podcast by Rosa Schling, sharing stories of childcare and parenting from London’s East End. Discover tales of love and worry, family support and postnatal depression, working mums and stay-at-home-dads.
WOMEN WRITERS IN HISTORY
Saturday 9 March 2pm-4pm FREE
Workshop with Charlotte Latimer designed to help you learn about women writers in history and think about how their work could inspire your own writing, with the opportunity to create a piece of writing yourself.
FAMISHED : A Musical Poetry Reading by Cherry Smyth
Thursday 21 March 6.30pm FREE
Belfast poet and art critic Cherry Smyth explores the female contribution to surviving the Irish famine in an extract from a long poetic sequence, with accompanying music.
TURN YOUR PAIN INTO POWER
Saturday 23 March 3pm-5pm FREE
Marzana Rahman will share her story about how her determination not to be defined by her abusive past led her on a journey of battling loneliness, learning about self-love, empowerment and advocacy, which gave her the courage to challenge the uptight attitude to divorce and domestic violence in the South Asian community. This talk and workshop will teach you how a positive mind-frame is the first step in achieving anything you want in life.
455 The Highway E1W 3HP Limehouse DLR
PRINT WORKSHOP – Empowering Women
Friday 1 March 6pm-8.30pm FREE
Creative print workshop exploring how women have been portrayed in the past and how female identity can be used as an empowering message. Produce a poster that encourages women to feel empowered. The resulting posters will be displayed at the Idea Store Watney Market. Book via Eventbrite at https://print-workshop.eventbrite.co.uk
WOMEN’S CRAFT DAY – A Full day Workshop
Saturday 9 March 10am-3.30pm FREE
A day filled with crafting encompassing Decoupage, Quilling and Gift Cards. Materials supplied.
All welcome. Book via Eventbrite https://craft-day.eventbrite.co.uk
TOWER HAMLETS LOCAL HISTORY LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES
277 Bancroft Road E1 4DQ Stepney Green tube 020 7364 5978/1290
Mon, Wed, Fri 9am-5pm, Tues 10am-5pm, Sat 9am-5pm (1st & 3rd Sat of the month only)
SARAH CHAPMAN, MATCH GIRL – Story of a Strike Leader
8-29 March First floor landing FREE
Sarah Chapman was a local working class girl from Mile End who was part of the famous Match Girls Strike of 1888. She was among the factory workers who met with the Directors of Bryant & May and courageously argued for better terms and working conditions. Sarah’s legacy continues today, but her role has been largely unnoticed until now. This exhibition illustrates the life of this lesser-known political leader and TUC delegate. Curated by Gaby Morris with support from Sarah Chapman’s descendants Sam Johnson and family.
EXHIBITION LAUNCH Friday 8 March 6pm-7.30pm All Welcome
Join us for this Preview and welcome from Sam Johnson, a poetry reading by Anne Cooper and storytelling by Sinead O’Brien. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you intend to come.
AN EVENING WITH CATE TUITT
Thursday 14 March 6.30pm-7.30pm FREE
Cate Tuitt became the first female black councillor in Tower Hamlets in the 1996. She started out as an activist in the 1980s, campaigning to investigate racial discrimination and deaths in police custody. Cate became interested in the law when she was appointed a trustee at CAPA (Community Action Police Accountability). At 16 she was the youngest member of the board. Join us for what is bound to be a fantastic discussion of reflection and insight. No booking required.
DISCOVERING SARAH CHAPMAN
Thursday 21 March 6.30pm-7.45pm FREE
Sam Johnson, the great-granddaughter of the 1888 Match Girls Strike leader and Ana Robinson, Senior Lecturer at the University of East London will share their journey in discovering the vital but largely unnoticed story of political activist Sarah Chapman.
KATHLEEN WRSAMA – Film Screening.
Thursday 28 March 6pm-7.45pm FREE
A participatory session hosted by Numbi Arts exploring rare film archive and library materials to piece together the incredible story of Kathleen Wrsama who came from Ethiopia via Yorkshire to set up one of the first lodging houses for Somali seamen in the East End and, in the 1950s, helped to establish the Stepney Coloured People’s Association. At 6pm there will be the opportunity to view relevant materials from the collection including the archive of Stepney social activist Edith Ramsay. The documentary screening will begin at 6.30pm followed by a Q&A. No booking required.
Chisenhale Arts Place, 64-84 Chisenhale Road E3 5QZ Bethnal Green or Mile End tube
www.chisenhale.co.uk 020 8981 1916
SALON FOR A SPECULATIVE FUTURE
Sat 16 & Sun 17 March 12noon-6pm FREE
Celebrating Women’s History Month by paying homage to key female figures who have made major contributions to society and culture. The participating artists present extrapolations for a speculative future based on their chosen figures and their ideas. The exhibition will transform the space into a performative, discussive and auto-poetic platform including performances, readings, presentations and a final discussion.
THIS PAPER IS SLIPPING A BIT
Sat 23 & Sun 24 March 2pm-6pm FREE
Artists Sophie Buxton and Fritha Jenkins will be working with archival material from various sources including the writings and texts of the late industrial landscape painter Edna Lumb and science writer Angela Croome. Alongside an exhibition there will be archive material present in the space for the public to handle and explore. The weekend will unfold as a live textural performance allowing for potential alternative narratives to slip, tumble and spill over amongst carbon copies, datings, queer histories, women’s lives, sightings, and citings. All welcome.
BLOW THE FUSE
www.blowthefuse.com 07904 069509
Blow the Fuse celebrates 30 Years with their new season RESISTANCE
CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY with CAROL GRIMES Blues, Roots, Words & Grooves
Friday 8 March 7.45pm Tkts £15 in advance www.wegottickets.com/event/459355
St Mary’s Old Church, Stoke Newington Church Street, N16 9ES Stoke Newington overground
Carol Grimes is a towering presence in the UK music scene; from busking in the streets to touring internationally with contemporary classical group ‘The Shout’ and her two solo rock albums in Memphis, Carol is a truly genre-busting artist. Having turned to jazz and blues, her music embraces drama and love. She is joined by an all star band of Annie Whitehead, Jessica Lauren and Alison Rayner. Plus FREE SPIRIT a new duo featuring two of the UK’s top guitarists Deirdre Cartwright & Kathy Dyson.
DEIRDRE CARTWRIGHT’S PLAY GROUP
Thursday 21 March Doors 8pm First set 8.45pm Tkts £12 in advance www.wegottickets.com/event/459700
Vortex Jazz Club, 11 Gillett Street N16 8JH Dalston Kingsland overground
Deirdre Cartwright’s PLAY group – exciting original contemporary jazz fusion with Deirdre Cartwright/guitar, Louise Elliott/sax & flute, Alison Rayner/double bass
BRENTWOOD ROAD GALLERY
Frances Bardsley Academy for Girls, Brentwood Road, Romford RM1 2RR Romford DLR/overground
www.fbaok.co.uk/brentwood-road-gallery 01708 447368
Open by appointment 9am-3pm weekdays
4 March-5 April
A joint exhibition by female artists including Jacinta Appleby, Jeanette Barnes, Clare Dorber,
Denise Hickey, Fabienne Khial, Billie Lynch, Fungai Marima, Sam Mussenden, Kirsty Packer,
Charlotte Trower, Lisa Walker, Sue Withers.
CROSSRAIL PLACE ROOF GARDEN
Canary Wharf E14 5AB Canary Wharf tube/DLR
TOUGH WOMEN IN SPORT AND ADVENTURE
5 March-5 April Open daily FREE
Nyla Sammons exhibits her photographs of the phenomenal achievements of ‘Tough Women in Sport and Adventure’. Her portraits give us a snapshot of their lives, demonstrating their ambition, achieving the extraordinary, winning medals and breaking world records. Each image captures the stories and skills of these women with the aim of inspiring others.
14 Wharf Road N1 7RW Old Street tube
www.parasol-unit.org 020 7490 7373
Tues-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 12noon-5pm
Until 31 March FREE
Known for her intricate and highly expressive paintings and sculptural installations, Hyon Gyon explores themes of sociocultural identity, grief, anger and sexual politics associated with growing up in a male dominated society in South Korea. Her assemblages are a powerful fusion of vivid colour and emotion. This is her first solo exhibition to be shown in the UK and Europe.
2 Cotall Street, Poplar E14 6TL Westferry DLR / Mile End tube
www.poplarunion.com 020 3039 3333
WOMEN IN FOCUS FESTIVAL
Fri 8, Sat 9, Sun 10 March FREE
Following the theme ‘perception’ and taking place over three days this festival is open to all and provides a space to enjoy top quality cabaret, music, dance, film workshops and talks. This year we present contributions from Magic Me, The East London Out Project, British Bengali women’s group Nari Chetona and the Saudha Society, plus the young creative talents of Spotlight Sounds.
Friday 8 March 7.30pm-10pm Spotlight Presents : A Women’s Perspective.
Saturday 9 March 10am-11.30am Film Screening : ‘BRAVE’ Cert PG Dirs: Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman, Steve Purcell. 2pm-3pm ELOP Movement & Mindfulness Workshop for LBT women with Rachel Sparks.
7.30pm Doors 8pm Show Cabaret on the Canal – Women in Focus Edition.
Sunday 10 March 11am-1pm Sunday Assembly – Women in Focus Edition. 1pm-5pm Magic Me present :
In My Name workshop. 2pm-3pm Capoeira. 4.30pm-8pm Nari Chetona and the Saudha Society present
an evening of colourful dance, captivating music, haunting poetry, with success stories, an intellectual interpretation of feminism, and a documentary by Nilini Amin.
SOROPTOMIST INTERNATIONAL East London
Woodfield Memorial Hall, 209 High Road E18 2PA South Woodford tube
INDIAN SUFFRAGETTES AND THE STRUGGLE FOR VOTES FOR WOMEN IN THE UK
Tuesday 19 March 7.15pm FREE
Talk by Julie Begum, chair of the Swadhinata Trust, about Princess Sophia Duleep, daughter of the Maharaja of the Sikh Empire and goddaughter of Queen Victoria who helped lead marches and played up her perceived ‘exoticness’ in order to bring attention to the Suffrage Movement.
28 Commercial Street E1 6LS Aldgate East tube
www.toynbeehall.org.uk 020 7392 2920
WOMEN OF TOYNBEE HALL
Sunday 17 March 11.30am FREE
Guided Tour by Sinead O’Brien focusing on the history and work of the female residents and staff over the last 100 years and celebrating the co-founder Henrietta Barnett. This immersive experience shines a light on the valuable and often unseen contributions women have made in the fight for social change. With 44% of people in Tower Hamlets still living in poverty, their vital work continues today .
UP YOUR STREET
Events for members. Apply to join ‘Up Your Street’ at email@example.com
UP YOUR STREET TWELVE YEARS YOUNG
Café in the Park, Cann Hall Park E11 3NN
Friday 8 March 11am-1pm
Celebrating International Women’s Day 2019 and 12 years of Seniors meeting up at cultural venues, workshops and all sorts. Organised by Gillian Lawrence, founder of Up Your Street. Elevenses at the counter. Complimentary IWD cloth brooches from Ragworks.
ROYAL TAPESTRIES and OTHERS
Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL South Kensington tube
Thursday 14 March 3pm-5pm £3 donation
Senior and amateur guide Paddy Williams shows Seniors around the tapestries she has researched with reference to their Royal connections.
DOWN THE LANES
215 Dames Road E7 0EA Forest Gate or Wanstead Park overground
Thursday 21 March 4.30pm-6.30pm FREE
Seniors Walk at dusk discovering the history of the roads parallel to Ramsay Road.
77-82 Whitechapel High Street E1 7QX Aldgate East tube
www.whitechapelgallery.org 020 7522 7888
Tues – Sun 11am-6pm Thurs 11am- 9pm
WRITER IN RESIDENCE – Sophia Al-Maria:BCE
Until 28 April Galleries 5&6
Marking the culmination of a year long collaboration as the Whitechapel’s Writer in Residence, this new project from artist, writer and filmmaker Sophia Al-Maria draws on feminism and radical queer politics to consider themes of history and narrative. BCE presents two distinct creation myths side by side – one ancient, one new and it celebrates Al-Maria’s collaboration with artist Victoria Sin who contributes a new creation myth in a specially commissioned film.
SWEET FEAST : Ulla von Brandenburg
Until 31 March Gallery 2
This major new film and sculpture commission takes the previous Whitechapel Gallery exhibition ‘Sweets’ (1973) as its inspiration. Marking Britain’s entry in to the European Common Market it featured confectionary from nine countries of the enlarged EU Community. At the close of the show, children were invited to sample a selection of sweets. In their enthusiasm, they devoured the exhibition.
Von Brandenburg filmed a re-enactment of this unexpected feast with 100 children from a local primary school Arnhem Wharf. The collaboration with the school enabled a timely conversation about our current changing relationship with the European Union.
VESTRY HOUSE MUSEUM
Vestry Road Walthamstow E17 9NH Walthamstow Central tube
www.vestryhousemuseum.org.uk 020 8496 4391
MOTIVE / MOTIF : Artists commemorate the Suffragettes
Until 9 June FREE
In collaboration with the London College of Fashion Vestry House Museum exhibits 20 embroidered handkerchief designs by renowned and emerging artists responding to the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 1918 Representation of the People Act which, for the first time, gave some women the right to vote. These contemporary embroideries will be shown alongside a piece of cloth embroidered in 1912 by 78 Suffragettes who were imprisoned in Holloway Jail. This object has been generously loaned by the Women’s Library @LSE.
WOMEN’S LIBRARY @LSE
Hong Kong Lecture Theatre, Clements House, Aldwych, WC2A 2AE Hoplborn/Temple tube
www.lse.ac.uk/library 020 7107 5472
WOMEN AND THE CITY
Friday 8 March 6.30pm FREE Book via Eventbrite: https://womeninthecitylse.eventbrite.com
On International Women’s Day 2019 LSE Library launches its programme around Women at WORK to commemorate 100 years since the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act which removed the barriers of sex or marriage from official appointments and professional occupations such as the legal profession. Three female leaders in business and finance share their experiences from their varied careers. Pavita Cooper – Director of More Difference, Bronwyn Curtis – a member of the Office for Budget Responsibilty, Elizabeth Stheeman – a member of the Bank of England Financial Policy Committee and LSE Alum. Chaired by Dr Grace Lordan, Associate Professor, Dept of Psychological and Behavioural Science LSE.
Rivington Place, EC2A 3BA Shoreditch High St overground
www.autograph.org.uk 020 7729 9200
Tues, Wed, Fri 11am-6pm Thurs 11am-9pm Sat 12noon-6pm
THE SPACE BETWEEN THINGS : Phoebe Boswell
Until 30 March FREE
Boswell’s multidisciplinary art practice is anchored to a restless state of diasporic consciousness.
She creates layered, deeply immersive installations to centre and amplify histories which – like her own – are often systematically marginalized. In ‘The Space Between’ Boswell reflects on the rupture of her physical, spiritual and emotional health.
Silk Street EC2Y 8DS Barbican or Moorgate tube
www.barbican.org.uk 0845 120 7550
Sat-Wed 11am-8pm Thurs & Fri 11am-9pm
DARIA MARTIN : Tonight the World
Until 7 April in The Curve FREE
London-based artist and filmmaker Daria Martin presents her first solo commission for a major public gallery as part of the Barbican’s 2019 season ‘Life Rewired ‘, which explores what it means to be human when technology is changing everything. Combining film and computer gaming Martin creates an atmospheric environment exploring the vivid memories of her grandmother who fled from the Holocaust.
LOVE and ANARCHY : The Films of Lina Wertmuller
6-31 March in Cinemas 1&2
Celebrating the work of Italian director Lina Wertmuller who made a string of brilliant satires and black comedies in the 1970s and was the first woman to be nominated for an Oscar for Best Director. Despite her early success, her work is almost unknown in the UK, and this is a rare opportunity to see some of her best films on the big screen. This programme marks the start of our ‘Hidden Figures’ series.
URSULA MARTINEZ : A Family Outing – 20 Years On
27-30 March 7.45pm in The Pit
Twenty years after its opening in Edinburgh, Ursula Martinez attempts to recreate the show, without her father and with a mother who struggles to remember her lines.
FILM-WORK AS DREAM-WORK
Thursday 28 March 6.30pm in Cinema 3
Writer and art critic Dr Maria Walsh curates a programme of artists’ films and speaks to filmmaker
Daria Martin, whose installation ‘Tonight the World’ is in the Curve, about translating dreams into film.
230 Bishopsgate EC2M 4QH Liverpool street tube
www.bishopsgate.org.uk 020 7392 9200
ARCHIVES TOUR – Feminism and Women’s History
Thursday 28 March 6.30pm £7/£5concs
Bishopsgate Library holds a variety of collections relating to feminist and women’s history. These include ephemera from protests and campaigns, papers of pioneering individuals, and records of women’s organisations. The extensive archives provide an exciting and comprehensive exploration of activism and radical thinkers.
EAST END PRINTS
234 Brick Lane E2 7EB Shoreditch High Street overground
www.eastendprints.co.uk 020 7241 1118
SHE’S MY TYPE
Thursday 7 March 6pm-9pm FREE
Launch of limited editions prints from designer Basil & Ford and exhibition of feminist and female forward prints of work by artists including Tree Abrahams and Sophie Ward.
V&A MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD
Cambridge Heath Road E2 9PA Bethnal Green tube
www.vam.ac.uk/moc 020 8983 5200
Open daily 10am-5.45pm
LITTLE HAPPENINGS : Dorothy Bohm
Until 5 May FREE
Dorothy Bohm has taken her camera with her throughout her life, over many decades and across most of the globe. This exhibition focuses solely on her photographs of children and the experiences that make up childhood. Dorothy’s work is uniquely placed to explore the universal qualities of childhood because her photographs hold within them many of the qualities and questions that we all experience. As we grow up we seek out friendship and happiness, and sometimes feel sadness and loneliness. Dorothy has managed to capture these moments, these little happenings in so much of her photography – these twenty pictures show us what connects us all through childhood, and how there is more that is similar between us than is different.
DIFFERENT SHADES OF PINK – Spring Concert
Saturday 30 March 3.30pm Adults £15 Children free.
Family Concert of classical and crossover music with Eva Hurt/harmonica & voice, Ana Ivanova/violin, Gemma Katteb/piano, Jurand Jakub Zygadlo/guitar
7 Vyner Street E2 9DG Bethnal Green tube
www.4cose.co.uk 07809 422880
1-31 March Thurs-Sat 10am-6pm FREE
Little ceramic drawings.