International Women’s Day Festival Derby 2014


Join us for this festival planned by the community for the community to celebrate International Women’s Day. Everyone welcome – all genders, all ages. Let’s celebrate women & girls – past, present and future. And let’s raise awareness of campaigns & causes for women & girls across the world, together. IWD 2014 Programme

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Watch a short film trailer for the event on YouTube:
Join us on facebook and invite all your friends to this uplifting day out:

There is a free crèche at this event with thanks to Busy Bees. To book children into the crèche at this festival please contact Busy Bees in advance if possible:
Tel 01332 518888
Or pop by their stall on the day – subject to availability.


1st March Women’s HERstory Month Derby


Next Saturday 1st March is the start of Women’s HERstory Month and the one-week countdown to Derby’s International Women’s Day (IWD) Festival. Hope you can join us for these events to explore women’s stories and spread the word about our IWD Festival (8th March):

Derby People’s History Group event in association with IWD Festival Derby: Walk to remember Alice Wheeldon.
Join us for a guided tour on Saturday, 1st March at 10.45am

* starting from the War Memorial outside the Guildhall
* to commemorate the life of Alice Wheeldon, the Derby suffragist & anti-war campaigner featured on Paxman’s Britain’s Great War (BBC).
* will include “safe houses” for Conscientious Objectors and lodgings for the infamous MI5 agent, Alex Gordon.
* the walk will end at the former home of Alice Wheeldon, in Pear Tree Road – lifts back to Derby city centre.
* should take about one and a half hours to allow for members of Derby People’s History Group to tell her story.

Alice Wheeldon was accused of plotting to poison the then Prime Minister David Lloyd George. It is believed that Alice and her family were framed by MI5 to raise sympathy for the Government and to act as a deterrent to the increasing numbers of people who were calling for an end to the war. Family members have spent years campaigning to clear her name.

Contact for further information :
Viv Ring of DPHG on 0755 727 1015 or email:

Back in the city centre there is also a Women’s HERstory Month event from 1-3pm from Vox Feminarum, Reel Vision Grassroots Film Festival at Derby Museum & Art Gallery with film screenings on women’s stories and discussions:

Hope to see you there! Spread the word, bring your friends!

Let’s Celebrate! Int’l Women’s Day Festival Derby


Join Derby’s FREE festival to mark International Women’s Day on Saturday 8th March 2014 – come any time from 10am-4pm at the Assembly Rooms – Darwin Suite on the Market Place. Let’s celebrate women of all generations – past, present and future, and raise awareness of ways we can make the lives of women and girls around the world brighter, safer and fairer.

Enjoy inspiring workshops, live entertainment, multicultural arts & crafts, craftivism, science tasters, sports, women’s campaigns & causes, stalls, ‘me time’ in the Red Tent and global foods.

EVERYONE WELCOME – all genders, all ages, in all our diversity, with activities for children and a free crèche.

This event is organised by the community for the community by a non-profit group of volunteers – the event is FREE but we ask you to make a donation if you can. Thank you.

Derby marks Valentine’s V-Day at Speakers’ Corner


Look out for V-Day supporters on 14th February at Speakers’ Corner (waterfall), Market Place, Derby from 12-2pm. Pop by to show support, join in talks, sing-along and lay flowers in memory of lives lost to violence against women & girls:

V-Day is a global movement to end violence against women and girls. V-Day is a catalyst that encourages grassroots events to increase awareness, raise money, and revitalise the spirit of existing anti-violence organisations. V-Day generates broader attention for the fight to stop violence against women and girls, including rape, assault, incest, female genital mutilation (FGM), and sex slavery.

Vox Feminarum is also hosting an evening V-Day event in Derby from 7pm in Normanton: