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2016 Events:

January 2016

  • 20 January – The Fawcett Society – Women at the top: time for quotas?

  • A lively debate discussing the role quotas can have in evening the playing field for women at the top – how can we speed up progress?

    Should we be enforcing a 50:50 gender balance with quotas, or is the voluntary approach the only way to achieve lasting culture change?

    Chaired by Darshna Soni, Channel 4 News, with Charlotte Proudman, feminist barrister and fearless campaigner for women’s rights, Heather Jackson, Executive Chair and Founder of An Inspirational Journey, Seema Malhotra, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Anne Francke, CEO of the CMI and Damian Lyons Lowe from Survation, who will also be presenting the fascinating findings from our latest public opinion poll.

    Further speakers to be announced.

    Find the Facebook event page HERE

    Time: 6pm-8pm

    Location: Aldersgate Room, Methodist Central Hall, Westminster, London, SW1H 9NH

    Price: Fawcett Society Members: £7, General Admission: £12. Click HERE to buy tickets.

    Accessibility: Venue appears to have good accessibility. If you require further information, please contact the venue directly HERE.

  • 26 January-20 February – Ensemble and York Theatre Royal presents: The Restoration of Nell Gwynn

  • A fine vignette of Britain, then and now, where the personal is heroically, hilariously political. King Charles II lies ill. Nell, his royal whore, once star of the Restoration stage, rages against the fate that may befall her if Charles dies. Margery, Nell’s maid, is no whore but a survivor whose fate too hangs on the life or death of the Royal patriarch. We see Nell in breeches, a perfect boy. She sings like an angel. Margery dances, emptying chamber pots with priceless asides on sex, love, class and power… Wonderful roles for distinguished actresses Elizabeth Mansfield, Olivier Award nominee, and Angela Curran, star of ITV’s hit comedy series Job Lot. An intriguing reinterpretation of our national treasure Nell Gwyn and a timely celebration of female resilience in a world where women seldom thrive. * There will be a Q&A after the performance on Fri 29 Jan with Beatrix Campbell OBE.

    Time: Tue – Sat Evenings 19.45, Thu & Sat Matinees 15.15 (except Thu 28 Jan)

    Location: Park Theatre, Finsbury Park, Clifton Terrace, London N4 3JP

    Price: £14.50 Previews (26 Jan), £18 Full, £16.50 Concessions. To book tickets, click HERE.

    Accessibility: Park Theatre is fully accessible with a lift serving all floors. The theatre can accommodate wheelchair users in both theatres – Park200 and Park90. Please note that the theatre will be unable to accommodate wheelchair users in the circle level of Park200 due to steep rake of the seating banks – but there will be plenty of space in the stalls. If you are attending in a wheelchair please notify the theatre when booking so that they can ensure you have an excellent position.

    Access Tickets: access bookers and their carers/assistants are entitled to the concession rate for all shows.

  • February is LGBT History Month

    Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans History Month takes place every year in February. It celebrates the lives and achievements of the LGBT community.

    See the LGBT History Month website for more information.

  • Saturday 13 February, East London Strippers Collective: Stripper Wear Fair

    A unique pop-up fashion sale specialising in vintage and artisan striptease, burlesque and performance lingerie and costumes hosted by the East London Strippers Collective. For the ‘Stripper Wear Fair’ there will be a curated group of designers showcasing and selling unique designs as well as performers selling pre-loved outfits which are not usually on sale to the general public and have different features and durability compared to high street lingerie. The East London Strippers Collective are a group of forward-thinking, feminist activists who host events, parties and talks with an aim to lessen stigma, better working conditions and celebrate strip club culture and performance.

    Time: 12 – 5pm

    Location: Red Gallery, 1-3 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3DT

    Price: £5 on the door, £3 if you book in advance. Click HERE to buy tickets.

    Accessibility: No accessibility information provided. Please contact the venue HERE for enquiries.

  • V-Day London, “The Vagina Monologues”, 19th-21st February

    12 fantastic London ladies of all different ages and ethnicities are joining forces as volunteers to be part of an upcoming benefit production of The Vagina Monologues, which is part of 2016 V-Day Campaign (for information on this campaign, click HERE). All proceeds from ticket sales will be going to a small London based charity, nia, whose remit supports V-Day

    The Vagina Monologues is an episodic play written by Eve Ensler. Each monologues deals with an aspect of the feminine experience, touching on matters such as sex, love, rape, menstruation, female genital mutilation, masturbation, birth, orgasm, the various common names for the vagina, or simply as a physical aspect of the body. A recurring theme throughout the piece is the vagina as a tool of female empowerment, and the ultimate embodiment of individuality.

    The Vagina Monologues is the cornerstone of the V-Day movement. Benefit performances of the show like this one take place worldwide each year between February 1 and April 30. All V-Day performances generally benefit rape crisis centers and shelters for women, as well as similar resource centers for women.

    Time: 7.30 pm

    Location: The Proud Archivist – 2-10 Hertford Road London N1 5SH GB

    Price: £12. Click HERE to buy tickets.

    Accessibility: No accessibility information provided. Please contact the venue HERE for enquiries.

  • March 2016

    • 8 March – International Women’s Day

    • International Women’s Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. The day also aims to raise awareness to the fact that progress towards gender parity has actually slowed in many places around the world so urgent concrete action is needed to accelerate gender parity.

      See the IWD website for more information.

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    • 13 October – Ada Lovelace Day

      Ada Lovelace Day is an international day of blogging to celebrate the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths.

      For more information on how to get involved, see the Finding Ada website and Facebook group and Finding Ada on Twitter

    November 2016

    • 20 November – Transgender Day of Remembrance

      The Transgender Day of Remembrance is a day set aside each year to memorialise those who have been killed as a result of transphobia (anti-trans hatred or prejudice).

      See the Transgender Day of Remembrance website for more information.

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