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International Women's Day

We are hosting a day of events to celebrate and mark International Women's Day 2022

Storytelling: International Women's Day

On Tuesday 8 March, we invite you discover the untold stories of women and girls in Lewisham and share yours too. 

Join us in our celebration of inspiring women and girls with poetry, performance, art and music. Take part in a free collage workshop, hear from Lewisham poets and view six new portraits for the first time.

When? 5.30pm–7pm, Tuesday 8 March 2022

Where? London Borough of Culture unit (opposite H&M), Lewisham Shopping Centre

Cost? Free! 

Book tickets.

Lewisham Services for Women and Girls Drop-in hosted by the Mayoresses of Lewisham

For International Women's day, the Mayoresses of Lewisham will be hosting a drop in afternoon spotlighting domestic, health and employment services for women and girls in Lewisham. Join us for an afternoon of conversation with incredible women's organisations operating in Lewisham. We will also be taking donations of unopened personal care products to give to local organisations. Special thanks to our partners who will be joining us on the day: Athena (Lewisham Branch of Refuge), Marsha Phoenix Memorial Trust, WE Women, Beleve, IWKRO, Bank of Things.

When? 1pm–3pm, Saturday 12 March 2022

Where? London Borough of Culture unit (opposite H&M), Lewisham Shopping Centre

Cost? Free! No need to book, just drop in and see us!

SHEroes of Lewisham

SHEroes if a poetry project led by Lewisham poet Laila Sumpton. Through a series of workshops, children at Lewisham Primary Schools and local poets have been invited to learn about inspiring women from Lewisham and create their own poetic responses. The SHEroes portraits, films and poems will be unveiled for the first time at our Storytelling event before touring local Lewisham Libraries.

SHEroes of Lewisham will be on display at:

  • Albany Theatre Saturday 5 March, 1:30pm-2:20pm
  • Lewisham Shopping Centre 8 March-13 March exhibition during opening hours
  • Downham Library 8 March-12 March. Family poetry workshop, Saturday 12 March 11am-1pm
  • Deptford Lounge from 15–19 March. Poetry workshop with Lewisham Multicultural Writers Group, Wednesday 16 March 6pm-7:30pm. Poetry workshop at Deptford Literature Festival Saturday 19 March 10:30am-12pm
  • Crofton Park Community Library from 22-27 March. Family Poetry Workshop, Saturday 26 March 10am-12pm
  • Manor House Library from 29 March–2 April. Family Poetry Workshop, 2pm-3:30pm

Noras of Lewisham

Noras of Lewisham is a participatory public art project that honours women’s contribution to society and challenges stereotypes. Through workshops, an exhibition and interventions in public spaces Noras highlights and celebrates the extraordinary in the ordinary lives of diverse women in Lewisham.
Noras was born as the result of the artistic collaboration between artist Belén L.Yáñez and architect Cristina Villalonga.

Noras of Lewisham will be on display at the Migration Museum from 2 March until 27 March.

You can also take part in a free collage workshop at our Storytelling event on Tuesday 8 March.

She Grrrowls: The Festival

10am–1pm, Saturday 5 March

The Albany, Deptford

A programme of performances, workshops and talks highlighting local artists as part of Lewisham’s International Women’s Day.

Through the theme of ‘joy and healing’, you can expect to take part in relaxing sound baths, energetic dance and performance classes, dynamic writing workshops and discussions, creative visual activities and performances of dance, music and spoken word poetry.

For more information, visit the She Grrowls website.

May We Know Them: A local portrait project celebrating International Women’s Day

#MayWeKnowThem is a project from fabric celebrating International Women's Day by inviting the women of Brockley and surrounding area to create a portrait of a woman who inspires them. Over 30 local women submitted portraits which will be printed as posters and displayed around the neighbourhood in the week leading up to International Women's Day. All posters will be featured together in an exhibition at the Lewisham Art House! Part funded by the London Borough of Culture 2022 Creative Change Fund.

Celebrate International Women's Day with us by joining the #MayWeKnowThem launch event. There will be drinks, creative activities and awesome posters for sale. All profits will be donated to local charities supporting women and creativity.

When? Launch event: Saturday 5 March, 6pm–9pm. If you can't make it to the launch event, drop by the exhibit March 6–3: Tues–Fri 3–6pm, Sat–Sun 12–6pm.

Where? Lewisham Arthouse 140 Lewisham Way, London SE14 6PD

Lewisham Legends: International Women's Day

In celebration of International Women’s Day, we want you to nominate an inspiring Lewisham girl or woman as part of our Lewisham Legends project.

Who has made a difference in your borough? Lewisham is proud to stand up for equality, promoting the values that are important to our community. At the heart of this are people, our Lewisham Legends past and present who have had the courage to shake things up for a positive impact.

We want you to put forward your local legends and trailblazers to be celebrated through new public murals in Spring 2022. These could be anyone from musicians and sporting stars, to Lewisham activists and your local community heroes.

For more information, visit our We Are Lewisham website.