IWD Festival Derby 2014 – be part of it!


We’re busy with exciting plans for the annual festival to celebrate International Women’s Day in Derby (all organised by volunteers) and inviting local groups and organisations to get involved. This event helps to raise awareness of gender issues, celebrate role models and inspire volunteering with causes for women and girls. It is a free event but donations are appreciated.

The last event in March 2013 attracted over 650 visitors – girls, women and male supporters too. The next one is on Saturday 8th March 2014, 10am-4pm at the Assembly Rooms, Derby. The theme for 2014 is Generations.

Local groups can get involved in several ways:
1. Organise a group trip to bring people of all ages to benefit from this inspiring event.
2. Book a stall from just £22 to promote what you do, celebrate women & recruit volunteers via this weblink: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/international-womens-day-festival-derby-2014-stallholder-registration-registration-9654417623
3. Give a performance at the festival – anything from cultural arts to a sports skills demo or re-enacting a women’s protest from HERstory!
4. Fundraise for us to help make this festival the best it can be.

Please contact Vanessa on 0791 368 0088 or e-mail iwd@energise.biz for more info. You can also follow our news via social media – http://www.facebook.com/WomensDayDerby & Twitter @WomensDayDerby


Join our committee!


Our team of volunteers meet monthly to plan Derby’s festival to mark International Women’s Day each March. We are looking for a few more people to get involved and help with things like finding groups to perform and women’s campaigns to have stalls at the event, coming to monthly meetings with ideas and/or taking turns to take the minutes and helping out at the festival itself. This is an opportunity to join a friendly group of volunteers to help make a difference by putting on a festival to inspire local girls and women and promote their causes and campaigns. It’s great experience for your development or CV and good fun, too! You don’t need experience just enthusiasm and willingness to give time to a monthly meeting and a few tasks (whatever you can offer) to help out. Please contact our Chair, Vanessa for an informal chat about getting involved – tel. 0791 368 0088 (dial 18001 first for Deaf-friendly Text Relay) or e-mail iwd@energise.biz