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1-31 March 2017


Women’s groups, artists, activists, performers, writers, arts, media and community organisations are celebrating WOMENS HISTORY MONTH in East London, and International Women’s Week in Tower Hamlets, with a remarkably diverse range of events and exhibitions.




Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street E1 6AB  Aldgate East tube

www.artsadmin.co.uk 020 7247 5102

Sonia Gomez: Ballerina

Thursday 16 March 7.30pm £12/£10 concs

During the severe recession in Catalunya, Barcelona-based artist Sonia Ganez asked herself how to go about making a dance for today. In a personal and straightforward manner, the resulting work BALLERINA explores how to create a show for a solo performer, with an audience of 50, in your bedroom.

Steakhouse Live: Tenderloin#8

Wednesday 22 March 7.30pm £8/£6 concs

Steakhouse Live is a DIY platform for radical performance practices. It’s rough. It’s raw. Unpredictability is embraced. Work presented cuts across performance art, theatre, visual art, cabaret, sculpture, dance, drag and participatory performance.




Rivington Place, EC2A 3BA Shoreditch High St Overground/Liverpool St tube

www.autograph-abp.co.uk 020 7729 9200

Making Jamaica: Photography from the 1890s

24 February – 11 April Tues, Wed & Fri 11am-6pm, Thurs 1pm-9pm Sat 12noon – 6pm FREE

Ingrid Pollard has been commissioned to create 5 new works inspired by the Making Jamaica exhibition, using her signature hand-tinting in response to the archive exhibition from 1890s Jamaica.






230 Bishopsgate EC2M 4QH  Liverpool St tube

www.bishopsgate.org.uk 020 7392 9200

From Suffragettes to Feminists

Saturday 18 March 11am-4pm £37/£27 concs

Join Michelle Johansen for a whistle stop tour of the changing lives of women in the 20th century, from the battle for equal voting rights to the women’s liberation movement. The subject is examined through a wide range of library and archive sources, such as press cuttings on fashion & beauty from the 1930s to feminist emphera from the 1980s. Course suitable for all. No prior knowledge of the subject is required.




192-196 Hanbury Street E1 5HU Whitechapel tube

www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/arts 020 7364 7908

A Team Arts workshop for Mothers & Daughters & Female Friends

Saturday 11 March 12noon-4pm FREE

A great opportunity to learn about the beautiful technique of batik painting on silk. The workshop will encourage sharing stories and practical activities and each woman will have the chance to create their own batik sample.

Dress for the Occasion

3-31 March Mon-Fri 9am-7pm FREE

Liz Bestic and Rosemarie Sprute present work which revolves around the theme of appearance and cultural dress codes.




Central House, 59-63 Whitechapel High Street E1 7PF  Aldgate East tube

www.londonmet.ac.uk/facilities/the-cass 020 7320 1984

Nostalgia is not Enough

8-31 March Mon-Fri 10am-8pm Sat 12noon-5pm

The Brady Boys club was the first Jewish boys club in Great Britain. Founded in 1896 it originally provided underprivileged boys from the East End with recreational and educational opportunities. The Girls Club was founded in 1921 by Miriam Moses and is the focus for the exhibition which represents a selection of images from a recently recovered collection from the Brady Centre, now deposited in the East End Archive at The Cass.



64-84 Chisenhale Road E3 5QZ  Bethnal Green/Bow tube

www.chisenhale.co.uk 020 8981 1916

Alina Kisina: Photographing children – A woman’s gaze

Saturday 4 March 12noon-1pm FREE

Photographer Alina Kisina will talk about the female gaze in relation to photographing children. She will show the latest work from her project ‘Children of Vision’ and give an introduction to some of her favourite women photographers working today.



The Hospital Club, 24 Endell Street WC2H 9HQ  Covent Garden tube

www.creatingmeaning.club  07847 421438

The Feminine Principle & ‘Herstory’

Sunday 12 March 2pm-5pm £10

Jessica Ball and Danielle Allen invite you to join this workshop exploring the Feminine Principle and the innate feminine and masculine energies that exist within all if us regardless of gender. We will explore emotions meaningfully and consider how these influence thinking and behaviour in our lives and society. Using a variety of poetry and creative writing techniques, the theme of ‘Herstory’, a celebration of our personal stories, will be examined on both a personal and group level. No previous experience of writing poetry is necessary. Tickets via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-feminine-principle-womens-history-month=tickets-31126692776



Gallery Road, SE21 7AD  Brixton tube

www.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk 020 8693 5254

Vanessa Bell (1879-1961)

8 February – 4 June Tues-Sun 10am-5pm £14/£7 concs

Vanessa Bell’s reputation as an artist has long been overshadowed by her life as a member of the Bloomsbury group, her romantic entanglements and relationship with her sister Virgina Wolf. A radical innovator in the use of abstraction, colour and form, Bell will be presented for fresh consideration in this, the first major exhibition of her work. Approximately 100 paintings, ceramics, fabrics and photographs will reveal her pioneering work in the genres of portraiture, still life and landscape and explore her fluid movement between the fine and applied arts.






East End Women’s Institute welcomes all women to share, learn and enjoy good company. We normally meet on the third Tuesday of the month at 7pm for 7.30pm at St Margaret’s House, 21 Old Ford Road, E2 9PL. In March we shall be meeting on the 21st to celebrate Women’s History Month. You can find out more about what we are up to on our blog and contact us at eastendwi@hotmail.co.uk




Did you know that in 1921 the British Football Association ruled that Football was unfit for women to play? This ban lasted until the 1970s. Women’s football has been relegated to the sidelines of the history of football and to redress this Eastside Community Heritage is currently raising funds for an exhibition & workshops to tour during Women’s History Month.

Women’s Football: The East London Story

The exhibition will celebrate the lives and stories of the pioneering women of East London that have made football Britain’s favourite game. Women’s football has had a long and controversial history. The first public game in London was played in Crouch End in 1895 and attracted an audience of over 10,000. Throughout the First World War the women’s game became so popular that it began to overtake the men’s and soon after it was banned. The 50 year FA ban pushed back the development of the women’s game, and it is a legacy we see today. Women continue to face discrimination in football and the exhibition will address this head on. We want to empower young girls to explore their own heritage and take ownership of playing football. If you would like to support this project please go to http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/women-s-football-the-east-end-story-sport#/ Contact Eastside Community Heritage at office@ech.org.uk  020 8553 3116  www.hidden-histories.org.uk





159 Bethnal Green Road E2 7DG  Bethnal Green tube

www.espaciogallery.com  www.theartistspool.co.uk  07947 628694


1-12 March FREE

Over 50 artists from varied creative practices, backgrounds, cultures and countries are coming together for this expressive exhibition. Exploring the threads that connect us through experience, humanity, gender, friendship and relationships, reaching across the divide between countries, culture, language and religion, sharing a rich tapestry woven from the myriad experiences of individual lives.

Special Event International Women’s Day 8 March 2-7pm


7 Vyner Street E2 9DG  Bethnal Green tube

www.4cose.com 07809 422880


3-31 March Thurs-Sat 10am-6pm FREE

Sue Glasgow, Charlie Betts, Lucy Lauener, Erika Winstone.

A collaborative group of four artists working in multi-media installations. www.brackets.name




1 Reading Lane, E8 1GQ  Hackney Central Overground

www.hackney.gov.uk / www.upyourstreet.wordpress.com  07762178941


1-31 March Mon-Thurs 9am-8pm Fri 9am-6pm Sat 9am-5pm

Artist Gillian Lawrence celebrates mainly local women who share their skills to fight for others.





1 Gladstone Place, Roman Road, E3 5ES Bethnal Green tube

www.ideastore.co.uk  020 7364 4332

Mon-Thurs 9am-9pm Fri 9am-6pm Sat 9am-5pm Sun 10am-4pm

Women Writers

An exhibition of inspirational female authors and their views on gender, feminism and equality.




1 Vesey Path, East India Dock Road, E14 6BT  All Saints DLR

www.ideastore.co.uk  020 7364 1505/6

Women’s History for Children

Boy’s Book Club Mondays 6, 13 & 20 March 4pm-5pm

Girl’s Book Club Tuesdays 7 & 14 March 4pm-5pm

Celebrate women’s contribution to society in the past and today

Tuesday 28 March. Let’s read The Fox and the Crocodile – a folk story from Bangladesh.

Book Group

Monday 13 March 7pm-8.30pm

Our monthly book group is an enjoyable shared experience open to all. To mark Women’s History Month we shall be discussing Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown about issues facing women in our society. You can borrow the book from the Idea Store to read before you come along.

Suffragette (dir Sarah Gavron 2015) Film screening for ages 12+

Tuesday 28 March 2pm-3.30pm FREE

This film documents the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement and the women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal state. A brilliant way to raise awareness during Women’s History Month.

The Clay Bird (Matir Moina) Film screening (PG rating)

Thursday 30 March 4pm-5.30pm FREE

Spend quality time with your family by enjoying this film. Learn about the history of Bangladesh Independence, its culture, faith and the brutal political changes entering a small-town world.






4-11 March

Women’s groups across the borough will be celebrating with a wide range of events and activities following this years theme Women in Public life. Organisations involved include: Muslim Women’s Collective, Account 3, Nari Diganta, East India Over 50s Consortium/Poplar HARCA, Boundary Women’s Project/St Hilda’s East, St Peters Community Wellbeing Projects, Hind Grove Creativity Group/SPLASH Arts, Poetry in Wood, Mohila Ongon Association, East London Chinese Community Centre, Spitalfields City Farm, Women’s Environmental Network, Limehouse Project, Neighbours in Poplar, Somali Integration Team, Tower Hamlets Sports Development. To find out more contact info@alternativearts.co.uk




www.lon-art.org  07446 612107

Women at the National Gallery

Sunday 12 March 12.30-2.30pm

An introductory and interactive visit looking at gender and women’s roles in the history of art. Have you ever wondered why so many of the images of women that we see in museums are nudes? Or why there are so few women artists? All these questions and more will be discussed during a visit concentrating on gender, art and social matters. Come & help re-think art history from the perspectives of contemporary women. £10 donation. Booking www.lon-art/events For concessions email info@lon-art.org

Meet at Sainsbury Wing entrance, the National Gallery, Trafalgar Square WC2N 5DN. Leicester Sq tube

Women and Ceramics at the Victoria & Albert Museum

Saturday 18 March 12noon – 2pm

A wonderful, inspiring session in the ceramic rooms at the Victoria and Albert Museum. During the visit we will learn about the unique relationship between women and clay throughout history. We will discover the rarely-discussed, yet fundamental role of ceramics in British Society and in our own lives. £10 donation. Booking www.lon-art/events For concessions email info@lon-art.org

Meet in the Ceramics Rooms, Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road SW7 2RL  South Kensington tube



277 Bancroft Road E1 4DQ  Stepney Green tube

www.ideastore.co.uk/local-history 020 7364 1290

The First Woman Mayor of Bethnal Green

Saturday 18 March 2.30-3.45pm FREE no booking required

Delve into the archives at this fascinating talk about the life and career of L. Dorothy Benoly, the first woman Mayor of Bethnal Green, who served from 1933-1934. The Library holds personal diaries of her time in office, as well as her scrapbook of photos, invitations and newspaper clippings, which you will have a chance to browse first hand.

Women in East End Yiddish Theatre

Thursday 23 March 6.30-7.30pm FREE no booking required

Join BBC journalist David Mazower for his talk exploring the role immigrant women played in the development of Yiddish theatre in the East End. Women were a key part of the Yiddish theatre’s appeal, whether as chorus girls, music hall singers, dramatic actresses, or running their own theatre companies. Talented, independent and unconventional, their personal lives and relationships were followed as closely as their stage careers.



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:-


End Female Genital Mutilation  www.endfgm.eu  www.theguardian.com/end-fgm

Who Needs Feminism www.whoneedsfeminism.com 

No More Page 3 www.nomorepage3.org 

Daughters of Eve www.dofeve.org  

Everyday Sexism www.everydaysexism.com 

Loose the Lads Mags www.losetheladsmags.org.uk

Demand the Impossible www.demandimpossible.wordpress.com

Counterfire www.counterfire.org

Object www.object.org.uk

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

Occupy www.occupylondon.org.uk

Muslim Women’s Network UK helpline www.mwnhelpline.co.uk

Change www.change.org

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


35-47 Bethnal Green Road E1 6LA  Shoreditch High St Overground/Liverpool St tube

www.richmix.org.uk 020 7613 7498

Arab Women Artists Now (AWAN) Festival

1-21 March

AWAN Festival Launch

Wednesday 1 March 7.30pm FREE

AWAN Exhibition

1-18 March Mezzanine Gallery, 1 March – 1 April Lower Café Gallery FREE

AWAN Festival

10, 11, 12 March 11am-5pm £5 10 & 11 March 8pm £12 advance, £15 door

Presented by Arts Canteen the AWAN Festival aims to showcase the range of work created by talented Arab women artists in the UK. In 2017 AWAN will also bring new and emerging female artists from across the Middle East and North Africa to perform alongside established artists. The programme will feature theatre, visual arts, music, film and discussions. These artists struggle to get their work acknowledged at a time when the Arab world is viewed primarily as a war zone. This is an opportunity for them to share their work with new audiences and grow their professional networks.

8Eyez - #Female Takeover

Wednesday 8 March 5pm-11pm £5 advance / £10 door

Hosted by Flower Child, with Shauna Shadae, Ka’ Reema, Sharna Cane and more. Produced by Julia Samboma. 8Eyez is a Platform for Emerging Talent celebrating International Women’s Day with a panel of women in the industry, telling us their stories and sharing their knowledge to build the confidence of up-coming performers and encourage their dreams.

Foreign Body

Sunday 19 March 7.30pm £10/£8 concs

Written and Performed by Imogen Butler-Cole Foreign Body is presented by thewhatworks. A beautifully crafted solo show about hope, healing and forgiveness after sexual assault. A brave, liberating and life-affirming story with a stunning original soundtrack and a charged combination of verbatim and physical theatre.

Woman and Revolution in the Black Arts Movement – SAWCC 

Friday 24 March 7pm FREE

South Asian Women’s Creative Collective (SAWCC) London mark the revolution of women’s rights with dialogue focusing on diaspora and where we are at with the Black Arts Feminist Movement.




Salway Road E15 1BX  Stratford tube

https://www.picturehouses.com/cinema/Stratford_London  08719025740

Headscarves 1950s

1-31 March Open during cinema opening times FREE

Gillian Lawrence researched and interviewed British women who are now over 70 about their headscarf wearing in the 1950s and has made a series of paintings as homage to this generation of women. www.upyourstreet.wordpress.com



Supported by Tower Hamlets Council, Alternative Arts and all the participating venues, projects,

artists and performers.


5 Westminster Bridge Road SE1 7XW  Lambeth North tube



Saturday 25 March 2pm £5 Booking email@feministlibrary.co.uk

Audio walk written and led by Feminist Library Writer in Residence Caroline Smith. The walk, lasting between 90-120 minutes explores fiction writing, the Library’s own unique herstory and overlooked and famous London women’s landmarks. With an original soundtrack by Stuart Bowditch and vocals by Maggie Nicols and Sarah O’Mahoney.

Writing Workshop

Tuesday 28 March 7-9pm £5 Booking admin@feministlibrary.co.uk

A writing workshop exploring all aspects of writing and using your voice inspired by the library’s collection.


MIMBRE Women’s Circus

During Women’s History Month MIMBRE will be posting articles in celebration of women and women’s history on their website/blog http://mimbre.co.uk/blog/  


PARASOL UNIT Foundation for Contemporary Art

14 Wharf Road N1 7RW  Old St tube

www.parasol-unit.org 020 7490 7373

Tschabalala Self

17 January – 12 March Tues-Sat 1am-6pm Sun 12-5pm FREE

Explore the vibrant and dynamic works in Tschabalala Self’s first UK solo exhibition at Parasol Unit. Concerned with the concept of the Black female body within contemporary culture, self examines the confluence of race, gender and sexuality through a variety of forms and initiatives.


WOMEN’S LIBRARY at the LSE Library

London School of Economics 10 Portugal Street WC2A 2HD  Covent Garden tube

www.lse.ac.uk/events  020 7852 3537

Women in Religion

Wednesday 1 March 6.30pm FREE

LSE Public Lecture exploring and celebrating the journey to women’s ordination and examining the wider implications for women’s current and future roles within the Anglican church and beyond.

Ruth Hunt, Chief Executive of Stonewall

Tuesday 14 March 6.30pm FREE

LSE Public Lecture reflecting on Stonewall’s history, the progress made and the work still to be done regarding equality for LGBT people with an emphasis on women.

Glad to be Gay: The Struggle for Legal Equality

9 Jan – 7 April Mon-Fri 9am-7pm Sat & Sun 11am-6pm FREE

Exhibition marking the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act when homosexuality in private was decriminalised. Using unique material from the Hall-Carpenter Archives and The Women’s Library collection, this exhibition considers the difficult legal struggle faced by gay people to achieve equality over the last half century, from the passing of the Sexual Offences Act on 1967 to the legal recognition of trans people and civil partnerships in 2004. Women have been involved in all aspects of this struggle.


Women’s History Month in East London is co-ordinated by Alternative Arts www.alternativearts.co.uk info@alternativearts.co.uk










On the First Thursday of every month, over 150 galleries in east London come together and run free events, exhibitions, talks, workshops, and private views during a special late opening. Explore galleries, artist run spaces and studios in east London using our online map to guide you. Be inspired by our latest Top 5 selected galleries and exhibitions, buy a ticket for the Art Bus Tour or follow one of our recommended Walking Tours to make the most out of your First Thursday.




62-64 Gower Street WC1E 6ED Goodge Street tube

www.rada.ac.uk Box office 020 7908 4800

‘I told my Mum I was going on a R.E. trip’

Monday 6 March 7pm + post show discussion

With 1 in 3 women in the UK having an abortion this show explores what seems to be one of society’s last taboos. A multi-talented young female ensemble use verbatim voices, live music, beats and rhyme to portray the stories of real women who’ve experienced pregnancy and abortion. This funny, frank and moving new play is about as far from worthy sexual health lecture as is imaginable.

The show is written and directed by Julia Samuels drawing on over 50 interviews with young women, boyfriends, parents, doctors and campaigners.



REEL REBELS RADIO IWD Evening 8 March 2017

7A Bouverie Mews N16 0AE Stoke Newington Station

www.reelrebelsradio.com 020 8800 0881 / 07962 583749

Not all women have a clitoris but for those of us that do it might be shocking to find out that our organ of sexual pleasure was only discovered, in its entirety, as late as 2009 by French doctors trying to provide reconstructive surgery for female victims and survivors of genital mutilation. Thanks to their research, French schools now use a £D model of the clitoris to help teach children from primary school upwards an up-to-date version of female anatomy.


However, here in the UK the clitoris remains hidden from view and many women still do not know that it has the same amount of erectile tissue as a penis. In an age when the commercialisation of sex makes for a growing industry, how come we still don’t know our own bodies? And if we need to learn more about ourselves, why has funding for sexual health been cut?


So we cordially invite you along to our International Women’s Day evening on Wednesday 8 March 2017 to celebrate women around the world and discuss the forthcoming ClitArt exhibition with ‘Love Sex: Hate Sexism’ that will be taking place 23-25 June 2017 with workshops and discussions on sexual health. So bring along your ideas and proposals, get on the decks and participate in our live broadcast and play tracks by your favourite female artists, eat, drink, dance & be merry!


RSVP: hq@reelrebelsradio.com



Ritzy Picture House, Brixton Oval, Cold harbour Lane, SW2 1JG  Brixton tube

www.picturehouses.com/cinema/info/ritzy 020 8881 0660

Queen Nanny: Legendary Maroon Chieftain

Sunday 5 March: 12.30pm £8

Presented by Black History Studies Ltd this documentary film, conceived by Roy Anderson and Harcourt Fuller, unearths and examines the mysterious Nanny of the Maroons, Jamaica’s sole female National Hero and one of the most celebrated, but least recognised heroines in the resistance history of the New World. Screening followed by Q&A.



121 Roman Road E2 0QN Bethnal Green Road

http://www.fourcornersfilm.co.uk/woman-photography-in-the-70s-and-80s 020 8981 6111

Women’s Photography in the 70s and 80s

Tuesday 28 March 6.45pm-9pm FREE

Join us for a talk and presentation by photographers Maggie Murray (member of the Hackney Flashers collective and co-founder of women’s photography agency Format), Gina Glover (photographer and founder of Photofusion), and others to discuss the work and experience of women photographers in the 1970s and 80s.  This event is part of Four Corners Archive project, and will include discussion on the importance of the Camerawork magazine during this era.  To be chaired by Helen Trompeteler, writer and curator of photography.

RSVP essential http://bit.ly/2lZRFND



The Hub Building – Area D5, Grove Road E3 Cambridge Heath Stn

www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/arts 020 3364 7900

DIY Mother’s Day Cards Workshop

Saturday 25 March 12noon-3pm FREE

Opportunity for young people to join the Community Park Rangers and make special cards for their mums.



Curzon Bloomsbury, The Brunswick WC1N 1AW

Russell Square tube


Queens of Syria + Q&A

Wednesday 8 March

In a camp in Jordan, an all-female cast of Syrian refugees prepare to stage Euripides’ The Trojan Women. The story uniquely mimics the lives of its actors, whose recent experience of war and bitter exile leads to an extraordinary, emotionally-charged interpretation of the play.

We’ll be joined for a Q&A by the film’s producer Georgie Paget and special guests.


The Resistance Saga + Q&A

Sunday 12 March

For the first time ever, the three extraordinary films in Pamela Yates' epic saga covering 35 years of Mayan resistance in Guatemala will be shown together.

The day will culminate in the UK Premiere of the third film, 500 Years, followed by a Q&A with director Pamela Yates and producer Paco de Onis as well as special guest, Andrea Ixchíu an indigenous leader, human rights activist and Guatemalan writer.




Railway Arch 359, Westgate Street E8 3RN  London Fields Overground

www.eastendprints.co.uk 07985 440385

1-31 March Tues-Fri 10am-6pm Sat & Sun 10am-5pm FREE

East End Prints celebrates creative women artists and makers with the works of Jane Smith, Bianca Green, Tracie Andrews, Lucky Budgie, Summer du Plessis, Native State, Seventy Tree, Cat Coquillette, Becky Baur and more.



Frances Bardsley Academy, Brentwood Road, Romford RM1 2RR

www.fbarts.co.uk 01708 447368X238


27 March – 4 May Open by appointment Mon-Fri 9am-3pm

Celebrating the achievement of Women Through History with Suffragette photographs from the Museum of London Archive, Collage as a Feminist Strategy by Alice Wroe and an exhibition from the Queen’s Theatre ‘Women Stories of Ford Dagenham’.






























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The 2017 Women’s Voices Now Online Film Festival

8 March – 5 April http://womensvoicesnow.org 

A celebration of films about women’s social, economic and political issues. Watch films on women’s rights and vote for your favourite. WVN promotes and amplifies the free expression of the worldwide struggle for women’s rights and the collective effort to improve status of women on a global scale.


77-82 Whitechapel High Street E1 7QX  Aldgate East tube

www.whitechapelgallery.org  020 7522 7888

Tues-Sun 11am-6pm, Thurs until 9pm

Guerilla Girls: Is it even worse in Europe?

Until 5 March FREE

The Guerilla Girls are an anonymous feminist activist group from the USA devoted to fighting sexism & racism within the art world. They revisit their 1986 poster stating ‘It’s Even Worse in Europe’. Characteristically deploying their strategic combination of humour, information, bold graphics and a subversive use of public space, their latest campaign includes a banner installed on the front of the Gallery and a display of posters and new research.

Terrains of the Body: Photography from the National Museum of Women in the Arts (Washington USA)

18 January – 16 April FREE

This collection showcases photography and video work by seventeen contemporary artists from around the world. By turning their camera to women, including themselves, these artists embrace the female body as a vital medium for storytelling, expressing identity and reflecting individual and collective experiences. Artists include: Marina Abramovic, Nan Goldin, Justine Kurland, Hellen van Meene and Shirin Neshat.

Alicia Kwade: Medium Median

Until 25 June FREE

This installation explores our relationship to space and time. A 21st century mobile, featuring twenty four electronic star charts, revolves at the centre of the installation. Slowly orbiting each other in a three-dimensional composition, the devices evoke kinetic sculpture and occasionally align in the formation of the installation Casspiopeia.

Artists’ Film International: Ane Hjort Gulti, Mary Reid Kelley with Patrick Kelley

28 March – 28 May FREE

In ‘How to Become a Non-Artist’ Ane Hjort  Gulti looks at small arrangements of everyday objects by her four year old son and offers an in-depth commentary about these inadvertent works of art. Mary Reid Kelley collaborates with her partner Patrick Kelley in the stylised black and white video ‘This is Offal’, an absurdist take on TV medical dramas in which the organs of a young woman argue about the cause of her death.

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260 Commercial Road E1 2FB Stepney Green tube/Shadwell DLR/Overground

www.ideastore.co.uk  020 7364 3804

Four women who were at the battle of cable street (4 Oct 1936)

Sally Flood . Millie Finger . Beattie Orwell . Marie Joseph

Wednesday 8 March 6.30pm – 8pm Thursday 9 March 10am-12noon

This amazing film was made during the recent exhibition at the Idea Store by the Cable Street Group. It is an ‘in conversation’ piece with the four women, and chair Vince Quinilivan, and not only goes into the details of that tremendous battle but also the lives of the four young women and what work, politics, love and day to day family life were like during those times.

Women's Institute


6-11 March Sport4Women

www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/sports 020 7364 2433 / 07956 456743

In celebration of women/girls we present a special series of sports/leisure activities across Tower Hamlets. You can book in advance or just turn up and register.

Monday 6 March 5.30pm-9pm Entry £3.60 16 years +

Whitechapel Leisure Centre, 55 Durward Street E1 5BA


Badminton, Rebound, Basketball, Circuits, Smoothie Bike

Tuesday 7 March FREE EVENTS

9am-12noon Tiller Leisure Centre, Tiller Road, E14 8PX


Gym session, Pilates, and more

6pm-7pm John Orwell Sports Centre, Trench Street E1W 2QD


Back to Netball

Wednesday 8 March FREE EVENTS

11.30am-3pm St Paul’s Way Community Centre, 83 St Paul’s Way E3 4AJ joanne.rowlands@poplarharca.co.uk

Nutritional and Healthy Eating workshops, Fitness and Self Defence sessions, Menopause workshop, Massage Therapy.

1.30-2.30pm Tiller Leisure Centre, Tiller Road E14 8PX


Women only swim. Free taster swimming lessons.

3.30-6.30pm Haileybury Youth Centre, Ben Johnson Road E1 3NN


Activities for girls 13-19 years. Racket Sports, Smash up Badminton, Volleyball, Football, Fitness and Fun.

5.30-9pm Poplar Baths, East India Dock Road, E14 0ED


Netball, Badminton, Short Tennis, Football, Dance Aerobics, Women Only Swimming Programme: 5.30pm Adults and infants from 3 months old. 6pm Adult & toddler swim. 7pm Free lesson for women beginners. 7.45pm free lesson for women improvers.

Thursday 9 March

12noon-1pm St Peter’s Community Centre, 1 Marian Place E2 9AX


Over 50s BME £2.50 Pilates and Yoga

6.30-8pm FREE Osmani Sports Hall, 58 Underwood Road E1 5AW


Girls Basketball Session delivered by qualified level 2 coach.

Saturday 11 March

10am-2pm Mile End Park Leisure Centre, 190 Burdett Road E3 4HL


Women and Girls Basketball Tournament (14 years +) £10 per team entry.

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