Events on International Women’s Day in Newcastle


International Women’s Day is an annual celebration of the achievements of women in every way: political, social, economic and cultural achievements. This day is a global event which started in 1911 with the Suffragettes holding the first event. If you want to spend your day celebrating and appreciating your fellow females, here are a few things you can do in Newcastle:

A Panel of Leading Ladies in STEAM.

The Tech for Life team invites you to join them in celebrating the North East’s Leading Ladies in STEAM (STEM + ARTS = STEAM). They will be giving insights into their career journeys, challenges and experiences.

This is an important event as statistically women are underrepresented in core STEM subjects/occupations. Did you know, in 2016 only 25% of those who graduated from a UK University STEM degree were women? And in 2017 only 23% of those working in core STEM occupations were women? This event will be celebrating the achievements of these women as they make progress in the STEM industry. It is open to people of all ages, but if you’re under 16, you’ll need to be accompanied by a parent/guardian. It is a free event - just sign up on the page linked, so they know how many people to expect.

Where: Campus North, 5 Carliol Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6UF

When: Thursday 8 March, 16:00 – 19:00

Press for Progress – COCO.

COCO is holding an event to celebrate the success of women here in the North East and overseas in East Africa while discussing what else needs to be done to achieve gender equality. Inspirational women from across the region and beyond will speak about the importance of continuing to press for gender parity.

COCO is an international children’s charity based in Newcastle upon Tyne. They work to ensure girls are in school and women are empowered with the skills to be able to provide for their families. At this event, there will be an opportunity to listen to relevant speakers and ask them questions, as well as a portion of the night dedicated to meeting new people and networking. Again, this event is free but sign up using the link, so they have accurate numbers!

Where: The Mining Institute, Neville Hall, Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE

When: Thursday 8th March, 17:30 – 20:00.

An Evening with Mama Rhi and her Breast Friends (Cabaret)

This event is an evening of fun performances from Katie Smith (actor and performer), Fanny Bleach, Bonnie and the Bonnettes (theatre company), Kate Monnelly (comedian), and Natasha Brown (spoken-word performer) amongst others.

This will raise funds for Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland to mark their 40th year supporting women and girls in the region.

Tickets are £5 (+86p fee) for Concessions and £8 (+£1.02 fee) for General tickets. Please note this is an 18+ event.

Where: Bridge Hotel, Castle Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1RQ

When: Thursday 8th March, 19:00 – 21:30

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