IWD Event Details


IWD 2020: Our volunteers are busy raising funds and planning an inspiring day and fringe programme – more details coming soon – pencil in 7th-8th March 2020 in your diary!

IWD 2019: Derby volunteers have been working hard all year on preparations for the uplifting annual IWD Festival for all the community to enjoy. Come along to Derby Arboretum 12pm-4pm Saturday 9th March 2019 to join the celebrations in our big marquee! FREE entry with performances, stalls, sports, crafts, Human Library, inspiring talks & workshops, food vans, family fun + free creche.

Afterwards at 4pm follow the Estrandosas drummers from the stage to gather and join us on a IWD Derby 2019 March route chants and songs into town and then onwards to the after-party from 5pm at Derby West Indian Community Association, Trinity Street, with food stalls, entertainment and ‘night market’ then from 6.30pm She Speaks UK hosting a female-led performance night with powerful spoken word, open mic and a ‘reclaim the dancefloor’ disco with female DJ Catie Maxx to end the night, closing at 11pm.

IWD Derby is a non-profit group organised by volunteers, with thanks for support from Rosa UK, Big Lottery, Derby City Council, Foundation Derbyshire – Fern Fund and all our partners, performers and stallholders

Download our poster to share & display here

IWD Derby 2019 POSTER A3

IWD 2019 programme image

Why not take the bus? how to get to derby arboretum by bus


Saturday 10th March 2018: 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.

IWD 2018 poster pic

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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