A worldwide event that celebrates women’s achievements from the political to the social while calling for gender equality, International Women’s Day is here. This day has been observed since the early 1900s and is now recognised annually on March 8, here at The Know we take a look at events happening across the county, because who run the world? Girls.
Women in History Should Not Be A Mystery
Kent and Sussex Crematorium, 10.30am
Kicking International Women’s Day off with a historical reflection about some of the women who have achieved something extraordinary in their life-time. Tributes which have been decorated by local Girl Guides will also be laid.
TW Women International Women’s Day Walk
The Pantiles bandstand, 3:30pm
Convening at The Pantiles bandstand during the afternoon, TW Women will be marching to the town hall, coming together to celebrate the journey of feminism so far including 100 years of having the vote.
Celebrating #Vote100 with Tunbridge Wells Mayor
Tunbridge Wells Town Hall, 4.45pm, tickets on application
Mark the centenary of women’s right to vote with Tunbridge Wells Mayor Julia Soyke where she will be holding a non-political event on this significant day. The theme this year is celebrating women past and present, while sharing young women’s hopes and aspirations for the future alongside guest speakers including Pickering Cancer Drop-In Centre co-founder Polly Taylor, former soldier and Miss England 2009 Katrina Hodge and many more.
Tickets are being allocated by application to firstname.lastname@example.org and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis
International Women’s Day
Tunbridge Wells Forum, 7.30pm, £6
An evening of entertainment from whole host of local talent including Lily & Jessie and Laura Lamn as well as poetry, an art marketplace and talks from Rosie Mockett, DAVSS and Anne Carwardine. The money raised from the night will go to DAVSS, a West Kent charity that supports women and men experiencing domestic abuse.
International Women’s Day activities
Sevenoaks Bookshop, 4pm, free entry
All are welcome at Sevenoaks bookshop for women’s history related quizzes and drawing from Kate Pankhurst’s Fantastically Great Women series from Coco Chanel to Rosa Parks the book is bursting full of astounding facts and incredible artwork on some of the most brilliant women who helped shape the world we live in.