Derby celebrates International Women’s Day 2016


Join us for Derby’s International Women’s Day Festival, Saturday 5th March 2016, 10am-4pm at the Market Place (marquee) & QUAD & Derby Museum, Cathedral Quarter, Derby city centre.

Live entertainment – stereotype-busting on stage, inspiring speakers, over 40 stalls including local women’s groups and charities, campaigns for women and girls worldwide, liberating and confidence-boosting workshops at QUAD, sports, science, arts & crafts, women’s protest songs, wellbeing treatments, fun for all the family – our 2016 theme is ‘We Can Do It!’

IWD 2016 posterBusy Bees Heatherton is kindly offering a free crèche (donations welcome) on the day at Derby Museum, The Strand – Call Kelly at Busy Bees Heatherton on 01332 518888 to book crèche places in advance. The Museum is also offering creative family fun.

FREE entry to the festival – please make a donation if you can – the festival is organised entirely by volunteers in their spare time – by the community for the community.

Watch this space for more details and join us on facebook

and Twitter @WomensDayDerby

Book a stall:

Decorate your festival! Help us make bunting for the big day at a fun family session of printing and painting on 6th February:


Book your stall for Derby’s International Women’s Day Festival 2016


Be part of our uplifting International Women’s Day Festival on Saturday 5th March 2016 in Derby’s Market Place –
Book your stall online now!

* Network with 40+ exhibitors including local charities, businesses, educators, public services, artists, community groups and campaigns for women & girls worldwide.

* Engage with hundreds of festival visitors.

* Reach a diverse multicultural audience.

* Run activities, e.g. taster sessions, consultations, pampering, fundraising, arts & crafts, science or cultural awareness activities.

* Promote your services/projects and raise awareness in a great atmosphere of community spirit.

* Recruit new staff or volunteers.

* Catch the eye of passers-by on a busy Saturday in the city centre.

* Show your support for gender equality and help us inspire the next generation of girls in our city and promote all the great local charities and support available to create a brighter, healthier, safer and fairer future for women and girls.

* Enjoy a day of live entertainment, stereotype-busting sports, multicultural arts, community spirit, great causes and inspiring speakers.

We look forward to celebrating with you!