Upcoming Events


Our #HERstory project continues uncovering the history of International Women’s Day on Saturday 17th September 2016 at Derby City Council House. Join us to add your ideas, help research, browse Council archives and add your memories to our exhibition.

Take some ‘me time’ at our fundraising women’s Pampering Day on Saturday 24th September, 11am-3pm at the MultiFaith Centre, University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby – children welcome – activities include facepainting & crafts #SelfCare #SelfLove

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Open IWD Planning Meeting, 7pm Tuesday 4th October 2016 at Children First, 13 Leopold Street, Derby – new supporters welcome – come along to add your ideas to our plans for International Women’s Day Festival 2017!

Our HERstory workshop – 10.30am-3pm Saturday 26th November 2016 at Vox Feminarum, Mandela Community Centre, Peartree Road, Derby – women and children join us to add photos, memories and research to our timeline & exhibition. Use a H2 Zoom to record interviews and soundbites and make something creative for the exhibition. #HERstory #OralHistories

More HERstory workshops coming soon – follow our project webpage for details

International Women’s Day Festival 2017 – date for your diary: Saturday 11th March 2017 at the Market Place, Derby. The theme will be ‘Celebrate our HERstory – women making waves’.


Become a HERstory Detective


Join in our HERstory project uncovering 100 years of International Women’s Day in Derby.

We are visiting the Local Studies Library and partner organisations that have planned and celebrated International Women’s Day events in the city over the years to research the archives and record memories to create an exhibition.

Volunteer at our community workshops and gain experience in interviewing, recording oral histories, research, heritage and exhibition skills, plus free lunch and expenses provided.

Visit the project webpage to get involved, see the dates of all upcoming workshops and add to our collection: https://derbyherstory.wordpress.com

IWD HLF workshop Aug 16