IWD Event Details


Derby celebrates! International Women’s Day Festival returns on Saturday 10th March 2018, 10am-4pm – Derby Market Place Marquee, followed by a Suffragette Memorial March. Pop the date in your diary and watch this space for more info & posters coming soon!


Saturday 11th March 2017: 

International Women’s Day Festival  – Saturday iwd-2017-poster-image11th March 2017, 10am-4pm at the Market Place Marquee, Derby. Our 2017 theme is – ‘Celebrate our HERstory – women making waves’.

Enjoy our HERstory exhibition, Yogabeats Yurt, great music and live performances all day, arts & crafts stalls, sports, charity showcase, inspiring hourly workshops at QUAD, children’s Scallywags Playbus, free Busy Bees crèche, magic table, family fun, streetfood vans, and lots more. Download poster here

Plan your visit, download the programme here


Saturday 5th March 2016:

IWD 2016 posterLive 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, women’s and girls’ sports, science, arts & crafts, drumming, singing, wellbeing treatments, Mothers’ Day gifts and fun for all the family – our 2016 theme is ‘We Can Do It!’

Download the poster: IWD 2016 official Poster A4

Workshop timetable: IWD 2016 workshops.doc

Download programme (stage & workshops): programme

Everyone welcome – all genders, all ages, all communities together. Busy Bees Heatherton is kindly providing a free crèche (donations welcome) hosted at Derby Museum, The Strand on the day. Call Kelly on 01332 518888 to book crèche places in advance. The Museum is also offering creative family fun on the day.

Saturday 7th March 2015:

Poster IWD Derby 2015














Saturday 8th March 2014:

IWD poster

IWD poster















Saturday 9th March 2013:

The 2013 theme is Create & Innovate! Hosted by Derby City Council at The Council House, Corporation Street, Derby.

Download the 2013 Flyer: IWD 2013 A5 Flyer

Download the 2013 Timetable : IWD 2013 Timetable

Highlights include The Red Tent, inspiring speakers on feminism, women in male-dominated careers, women making a difference in the third sector, science busking, arts & crafts, workshops, stalls, performances and healthchecks. Fun for all the family.

Saturday 10th March 2012: at the Assembly Rooms, Market Place, Derby, DE1 3AH.

Come along for this FREE EVENT inspired by the Olympics.

Download the event flyer: International Womens Day Derby 10 03 2012

Download the programme with timings & details for the free workshops: International Women’s Day Programme 2012

Highlights include –

  • Inspiring Olympic medallist Fiona May will share her story
  • Talks from award-wining entrepreneurs Katrina Atherton of A-star Media & Sharon Roberts of Vision
  • Free workshops to boost your wellbeing & your career!
  • Dale Diva – showchoir winners of Channel 5’s Don’t Stop Believing

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