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International Women's Day Derby Festival

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Derby Arboretum (Arboretum Park)

Rose Hill Street

Derby

DE23 8FR

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Join our FREE feel-good community celebrations for International Women's Day!

Derby has a HERstory of marking this annual day going back over 100 years to the Suffragettes in our city; join us in 2019 as we keep this tradition alive with lots of uplifting multicultural performances, inspiring workshops, activity stations, stalls, arts & crafts, sports, food vans and family fun.

Explore the Human Library, join a dance-along with Steps for the future disability-positive dance group, try some Bhangra moves with Shakti Academy, enjoy the Rebel Women's Choir sing-along, check out the women's and girls' sports demos including football and kickboxing, make an Empowerment Doll, meet women who are engineers, firefighters, activists and entrepreneurs, be inspired by speakers like journalist Frances Ryan and connect with crafts and causes in your local community.

Everyone, all genders, all ages and communities welcome to join together in our big inclusive marquee on the Derby Arboretum Park with lots to explore. Inspiring workshops will also take place at the Heart of the Park community room next to the cafe.

  • BSL Interpreters provided with thanks to Derby City Council

  • There will be a free creche run by Orchard Day Nursery (subject to availability)

  • Trans and NB inclusive event and disability positive with good access features including accessible toilets, BSL Interpreters and ramp access to the stage

  • free street parking and bus routes close by

After this daytime celebration we hope you will join us for a women's rights march into town and an after party for the evening.

This event is organised entirely by volunteers on the IWD Derby Committee, with thanks for support to Rosa UK Woman To Woman Fund, Big Lottery, Foundation Derbyshire - Fern Fund, Derby City Council support, and all our partners and volunteers.

You do not need to have/show a ticket for this event, you can simply come along; donations are much appreciated to help us keep making this event happen for the community.

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Derby Arboretum (Arboretum Park)

Rose Hill Street

Derby

DE23 8FR

United Kingdom

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