With 2018 marking 100 years of women's suffrage, a whole host of events have been scheduled across Portsmouth to celebrate International Women's Week from 5-10 March:
Monday 5th March, 7pm
Women’s Gala Dinner at Portsmouth Football Club, Victory Suite. £10 ticket.
Tuesday 6th March, 7:30pm
Portsmouth Film Society (at Eldon Building) presents Letters from Baghdad, which tells the extraordinary and dramatic story of Gertrude Bell, the most powerful woman in the British Empire in her day. She shaped the destiny of Iraq after World War I in ways that still reverberate today. More influential than her friend and colleague Lawrence of Arabia, why has she been written out of the history she helped make? We show this remark to International Women’s Day, supported by University of Portsmouth, Equality & Diversity. 117min | PG | US | 2016
Free screening to public.
Wednesday 7th March, 12pm to 2pm
Event at Friendship House, Elm Grove, with speakers, activities and food celebrating 100 years of women gaining the vote Janet Ayers singing workshops.
Wednesday 7th March, 7pm to 11.30pm
All female gig night. 7 female artistes/bands evening raising funds for Southern Domestic violence services. The Rifle Club, Goldmith Avenue. Tickets £5 online £8 on the door
Tickets on sale at www.book.events/womansweek
Nicole McNally Soloist
Michelle Price Soloist
Hannah Jacobs Soloist
Sunstreets Female fronted band
Portsmouth female choir Cantando FVC Choir
Paige Monroe with session musicians
Thursday 8th March, 11am to 1pm
Women cycling on the seafront near the Coffee Cup. Bring your own bikes and bikes will be provided.
Thursday 8th March, 12.30pm to 2.30pm
International Women’s Day event at Havelock Community Centre (off Albert Rd). Speakers, t-shirt printing and poster making for the march on Saturday by Mandy Webb, food and other activities. Mandy Webb will also be displaying art installations demonstrating women’s hidden history.
Friday 9th March, 6pm to 8pm
“Women and Transport” Speaker Janine Booth Socialist, feminist, poet and RMT union activist. Venue to be arranged.
Friday 9th March, 6pm to 7pm
Deeds not Words, the Story of Women’s Rights, then and Now. A public lecture by Dr HelenPankhurst, international development and women’s rights activist and author who is also the great granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst. Eldon Building, Room 1.11, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, PO1 2DJ http://www.port.ac.uk/events/
Saturday 10th March, 10am to 12pm
For the Love of Portsmouth event St Mary’s Church Fratton. Climb the tower and see the lovely views of Portsmouth.
Saturday 10th March, 1pm to 3pm
100 years of Women’s suffrage March and Rally
Meet at Guildhall Square
Wear purple, green and white. Bring your banners and placards.
Shelagh Simmons WASPI women.
Claire Lambon Chief Executive Officer Southern Domestic Abuse Services.
Hilary Reed A tribute to the life and work of Malala Yousafzai
"What do we want to change in the next 100 years?
This will be a celebration of our suffragette sisters and looking to the future at collective action and campaigns to change things for the better for women."
More information can be found here.