International Women’s Day specials – 5 online events you don’t want to miss
5 online IWD events you don’t want to miss
By Becky Hardy
Sofar Sounds: International Women’s Day Livestream
Ok, you’re going to have to take our word for this one, because the line up is still yet to be announced. But what we can tell you with much certainty is this: Sofar Sounds never disappoint. Broadcasting live (and free via Facebook) from one of our fave indie venues, Gosforth Civic Theatre, this International Women’s Day special will feature three of the most exciting musicians on the North East circuit right now. Don’t miss it.
United Nations Observance of International Women’s Day 2021
Join key speakers from around the world in the United Nations’ Observance of IWD 2021, where all discussions will celebrate the tremendous efforts by women and girls around the world in shaping a more equal future and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, while also ‘lifting the curtain’ and bringing increased attention to this year’s Generation Equality Forums in Mexico City on 29th–31st March and in Paris in June. Pretty hard-hitting we admit, but important.
BORN LIPPY: International Women’s Day Special
BORN LIPPY was created to join the obvious dots between performance poetry, rap and comedy. Click onto The Globe Newastle’s IWD special livestream tomorrow and find out just how that goes down – and we promise you won’t be disappointed. Among those performing will be award-winning poet Genevieve Carver who, together with her live band, will take you on a musical journey that begins in 1999 and still isn’t over yet – meeting the spirits of Joni Mitchell, Nina Simone and Delia Derbyshire along the way. Belter.
Rebel Women: Female Pirates – Women’s History Month
Celebrate and discover more about the badass women who broke the rules throughout history this month. There are few better places to start than alongside writers, performers and academics brought together by the Royal Museums Greenwich, who have all drawn on their knowledge to explore female piracy. Is there more to the story than swash’n’buckle? Through a series of online talks, they look at trailblazers who forged their own future and followed their desire for freedom in an incredibly male-dominated society. This week, it’s Grace O’Malley’s turn: the 16th-century Mistress of the Western Waves. See you there?
The Vagina Festival
Celebrating vulva diversity, vagina honesty and body empowerment through storytelling, spoken word and visual arts, the first ever Vagina Festival features two of our fave performance poets – Miss Yankey and Hollie McNish – plus a beautiful bunch of open micers and body positive artists showcasing their work, all for an inclusive night of celebrating body honesty and raising money for two amazing charities: The Eve Appeal and MRKH Connect. We’re vvv-excited (and that’s no ovary-reaction).