Thank you & Feedback Survey


Thank you to everyone who celebrated International Women’s Day with us last Saturday. Please send us your feedback and ideas to help us secure funding and plan an even better one next year! Our online Feedback Survey is open until 26th March 2016.

Our Market Place Marquee was buzzing with colourful stalls, vital charities and campaigns, live music, arts & crafts, wonderful dancing and drumming. The crowds enjoyed inspiring workshops at QUAD and great food from Veggie’s Catering Campaign and Nannie P’s Caribbean Catering Van. And Woodlands Girls’ Football Club, Melbourne Minxes Rugby Club, Long Eaton Girls’ Rugby and Derbyshire Football Association showcased women’s and girls’ sports #ThisGirlCan

We thank all our volunteers, partners, funders, local businesses who gave gift in kind support or donated raffle prizes, stallholders, workshop leaders and the fantastic performers who created a great atmosphere all day in our marquee from Desi Tent Hire. With special thanks to Foundation Derbyshire and Normanton Neighbourhood Board for support to help make it possible alongside all our fundraising work by volunteers throughout the year. We hope you enjoy the festival photos on our facebook page at :

Our AGM will be advertised soon – hope to see you there!


Happy International Women’s Day! #IWD2016


IWD 2016 memeWe wish the world a very happy International Women’s Day 2016!

Join our FREE community celebration from 10am-4pm in Derby Market Place with live performances, drumming, dance-alongs, open mic, sports and over 40 stalls, activities, good causes and family fun under a big marquee.

Our inspiring IWD 2016 workshops.doc take place at QUAD and our free crèche kindly provided by Busy Bees Heatherton is hosted by Derby Museum, The Strand.

We are pleased to launch a community-made magazine for the festival which features local HERoes who defy stereotypes including women and girls into science, coding, drumming, fork lift truck driving, football, rugby, running a business, inspiring activism and more – buy a copy for a £1 donation at the festival while stocks last or – Download IWD 2016 Magazine: IWD 2016 mag web

Thank you to all our supporters, volunteers, stallholders, performers and visitors for being a part of our special annual festival!