• Fri
    20
    Jan
    2017
    Sun
    19
    Feb
    2017
    Firstsite, Colchester

    Oh-America_1990 Oh America

    #Inspiring #Essexgirl Gee Vaucher, born in Dagenham in 1945 and now based in Epping Forest, is an internationally renowned political artist and is currently exhibiting her work at Colchester's Firstsite gallery until February 19, 2017.

  • Sat
    21
    Jan
    2017
    12.00-15.30Grosvenor Square

    On January 21 2017, the first day of Donald Trump’s Presidency, women-led marches will take place across the world.  Everyone is invited to march together "for the dignity and equality of all peoples, for the safety and health of our planet and for the strength of our vibrant and diverse communities

  • Tue
    21
    Feb
    2017
    10:30 amEssex Record Office, Wharf Road, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 6YT

    The Essex Record Office’s Neighbourhood Cinema has a genuine Hollywood classic for its February film -'All About Eve'. Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s wonderfully literate 1950 drama of theatrical life features Bette Davis in perhaps her greatest performance and one of Marilyn Monroe’s earliest film roles.

    T

  • Sat
    04
    Mar
    2017
    Sun
    05
    Mar
    2017
    First Site, Colchester

    A rare opportunity to hear three very different award-winning writers explain why ‘Place’ matters in their work.

    Essex-based Polish poet Wioletta Greg talks her about her wonderful memoir Swallowing Mercury, our writer-in-residence Sarah Perry discusses The Essex Serpent, and poet Philip Terry share

  • Sat
    04
    Mar
    2017
    13.00-15.30Browns Covent Garden, London

    Come celebrate International Women's Day with us! The Phenomenal Woman Tea Party was a hit last year- we are back with a bigger and better event! This is about women celebrating each other and celebrating ourselves. Alongside the yummy sandwiches and cakes, we will hear from women who have built the

  • Sun
    05
    Mar
    2017
    12.30-13.45Colchester Castle

    Syd Moore’s new series of novels explore witches, Essex Girls and magic. The first, Strange Magic, reveals the story of Essex woman, Ursula Kemp, accused of being a witch and imprisoned in Colchester castle.
    http://essexbookfestival.org.uk/event/essex-girls-witches-strange-magic/

  • Tue
    07
    Mar
    2017
    7:00 pmCanvey Library, 2 High Street Canvey Island, SS8 7RB

    Derek Adams, Rosie Sandler and Adrian Green, each closely involved with the Essex Poetry Festival, will be reading and discussing their poetry.
    http://essexbookfestival.org.uk/event/three-essex-poets/

  • Wed
    08
    Mar
    2017
    Various timesVarious locations - see details below.

    Hiking the Essex Way for Essex Women

    #Inspiring #EssexGirl Juliet Townsend begins her 4 day Hike along the Essex Way starting on International Women's Day on 8th March and is inviting you to join her for all or any of it. The more the merrier! https://anessexgirlwalks.wordpress.com/2017/02/23/hiking

  • Fri
    10
    Mar
    2017
    Sun
    12
    Mar
    2017
    Southbank Centre London

    WOW - Women of the World festival at Southbank Centre champions gender equality, celebrating the achievements of women and girls everywhere and examining the obstacles that keep them from fulfilling their potential.

    Hear influential and challenging speakers, take part in mentoring sessions and works

  • Sat
    11
    Mar
    2017
    Sun
    12
    Mar
    2017
    Hull - UK City of Culture 2017

    A weekend of talks, music, debate, comedy and performance, celebrating International Women’s Day and asking why true gender equality is taking so long to achieve and what we need to do to bring about real and lasting change.

  • Sun
    12
    Mar
    2017
    15.00-16.30Park Inn Palace Hotel Church Road Southend-on-Sea, SS1 2AL

    Tuck into a delicious Sunday Afternoon Tea overlooking the World’s longest pleasure pier, as Essex-based Helen Barrell, writer of historical true crime, shares the stories of three Essex women caught up in the Poison Panic, the notorious arsenic poisoning scandal that took the county by storm in the

  • Sat
    18
    Mar
    2017
    Colchester

    This event is being supported by EWAG.

    Prepare for a fun day of activities and demonstrations including robotics, 3D printing, a practical forensic science lab, a bike-powered smoothie bar, and liquid nitrogen experiments. www.britishscienceweek.org/even…/colchester-science-festival

  • Mon
    27
    Mar
    2017
    7:30 pmCivic Theatre, Chelmsford.

    An eclectic mix of dance performance from young people and adult community groups performed at the Civic Theatre in Chelmsford. The programme will include the County Youth Dance Companies and REgeneration programme.

    Whatever your interest in dance, this is a fantastic opportunity to see different st

  • Sat
    01
    Apr
    2017
    Sun
    02
    Apr
    2017
    Tourist attractions throughout Essex

    Register on the website and bid for free tickets.

    https://www.essexbigweekend.co.uk

  • Sat
    01
    Apr
    2017
    9.00-16.00Mumford Theatre, Anglia Ruskin Cambridge Campus

    The overall theme for the event is ‘Creative Minds’, a broad theme encompassing topics ranging from psychology and creativity to innovation and enterprise. This event is open to ARU students, alumni and staff as well as members of the community and tickets will be available online.

    To find out more

  • Tue
    25
    Apr
    2017
    2-5pm & 6-9pm Abbeyfields, Cunningham House, Pike Way, North Weald Bassett, Epping, Essex CM16 6BL

    Are you a family carer or supporting someone living with dementia? Do you want to know more? This free event is designed for family carers, informal carers or others supporting people living with dementia.

    For more information on what the sessions will cover go to:

    http://www.healthwatchessex.org.uk

  • Fri
    16
    Jun
    2017
    All dayPark Inn Radisson, Southend-on-Sea

    The only Essex event especially designed for women at all stages of business:

    • 70 Stands of Essex, woman led businesses
    • A Start Up Zone with everything you need to birth YOUR business
    • 15 Free Workshops with Expert Speakers
    • Networking Events from 8am until 6.30pm.
    • Great food and a fabulous location a
  • Fri
    07
    Jul
    2017
    7:30 pmSt Michael and All Angels Church, Galleywood, Chelmsford

    This concert will be part of the Galleywood Festival -further details can be found on the Festival website www.galleywood.org

  • Sat
    15
    Jul
    2017
    Sun
    16
    Jul
    2017
    Cressing Temple Barns, Braintree CM77 8PD

    James Martin is back for a third consecutive year on Sat 15 July, with Nadiya Hussain and Gizzi Erskine on Sun 16 July.

    The Festival brings together producers and exhibitors from across the East Anglian region in an explosion of cooking, eating, drinking and enjoying. An action-packed line includes

  • Thu
    21
    Sep
    2017
    Thu
    19
    Oct
    2017
    Various timesVarious Essex libraries

    Do you enjoy listening to poetry? Drop in to one of the many Essex Poetry Festival events happening in Essex Libraries this autumn. They're a great opportunity to meet Essex poets including Adrian Green, Rosie Sandler, Derek Adams and Maggie Freeman. You’ll experience live poetry readings and get a

  • Sat
    23
    Sep
    2017
    Sun
    24
    Sep
    2017
    Various timesCressing Temple Barns CM77 8PD

    Showcasing and selling the very best in fine art, photography, jewellery, ceramics, textiles and many other contemporary crafts.

    http://www.essexcraftanddesignshow.com/cressing-temple-barns

  • Sat
    14
    Oct
    2017
    Tue
    31
    Oct
    2017
    Various timesVarious locations - see details below.

    Coming soon to a town near you – a pop up theatre, a multi-faith gathering and a living library are among more than 150 events and activities lined up to take place across the county this October for the Art of the Possible Festival. Showcasing the people, passion and places that make up Essex, the 

  • Wed
    22
    Nov
    2017
    6-9pmChelmsford Racecourse
  • Sun
    21
    Jan
    2018
    11.00-13.00Richmond Terrace, opposite Downing Street, London

  • Sat
    03
    Feb
    2018
    Sun
    04
    Feb
    2018
    Various: Chelmsford, Southend, Colchester, Harlow.

    https://www.facebook.com/pg/ThisGirlCanEssex/events

    The This Girl Can Essex Festival 2018 is being held over weekend of 3rd/ 4th February at 4 venues across Essex and is aimed at encouraging ladies of all abilities to come celebrate women being active!

    All events are FREE to attend.

    Activities at Ha

  • Sat
    03
    Feb
    2018
    Sun
    04
    Feb
    2018
    Museum of London, 150 London Wall

    February 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act 1918, which gave some women over the age of 30 the right to vote for the first time, with December marking 100 years since the first general election in which women voted in the UK.

    Join Digital Drama and create banner

  • Tue
    06
    Feb
    2018
  • Thu
    08
    Feb
    2018
    18.00-19.30Hackney Museum 1 Reading Lane, E8 1GQ London

    East End Women's Museum and Hackney Museum invite you the launch of our new exhibition 'Making Her Mark: 100 Years of Women's Activism in Hackney'.

    In 1918 most women over 30 gained the right to vote in parliamentary elections. But the story of women’s activism in Hackney doesn’t begin or end with t

  • Wed
    21
    Feb
    2018
    1-3pmCharter Hall, Leisure World, Colchester.

    All skills, levels & abilities welcome... & just £2.50 per ticket!
    To purchase tickets call - 01206 282000

  • Wed
    28
    Feb
    2018
    Sat
    31
    Mar
    2018
    Various locations throughout Essex

    There are over 60 events in over 30 venues across the County, including theatres, libraries, schools, universities, through to cafes and art galleries.

    The Festival was established by Essex County Council in 1999 to celebrate the book in all its forms with the widest possible audience in Essex. Sin

  • Wed
    07
    Mar
    2018
    Sun
    11
    Mar
    2018
    Southbank Centre, London

    WOW – Women of the World festival celebrates women and girls, and looks at the obstacles that stop them from achieving their potential.

    Around the world, individuals and communities are insisting on the simple proposition that women and girls must have equal rights and asking the question: why is ge

  • Thu
    08
    Mar
    2018
  • Thu
    08
    Mar
    2018
    12-2pmThe Mistley Thorn, Mistley CO11 1HE

    Handbuilt Hub networking group is a friendly, collaborative and supportive group of women who either run their own business or intend to start out on their own at some point.

    This month our meeting falls on International Women's Day and we'll be celebrating sisterhood in style!

    Ticket price of £17.5

  • Sat
    17
    Mar
    2018
    10-4pmColchester Royal Grammar School, 6 Lexden Rd, Colchester CO3 3ND
  • Tue
    27
    Mar
    2018
    09.15-17.00Essex Business School, (Room EBS.2.1) Wivenhoe Park

    Anglia Ruskin University, Essex Business School and Essex County Councilare holding an open discussion reflecting on what it means to 'be' Essex. The day will focus on various aspects of Essex Girl / Boy stereotype, considering experiences and implications of the taints of place, gender and class.

    H

  • Sun
    10
    Jun
    2018
    London

    Processions is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take part in a mass participation artwork to celebrate one hundred years of votes for women.

    In 1918, the Representation of the People Act gave the first British women the right to vote and stand for public office. One hundred years on, we are invit

  • Mon
    18
    Jun
    2018
    Mon
    02
    Jul
    2018
    UK wide

    EqualiTeas is your opportunity to share, debate and celebrate our right to vote, over a cup of tea and slice of cake! It’s a UK-wide celebration of our democratic equality, with tea parties taking place all over the country between 18 June and 2 July 2018. EqualiTeas will mark the anniversary of the

  • Sat
    13
    Oct
    2018
    Sun
    14
    Oct
    2018
    TBALondon - Dates to be confirmed

    FiLiA is women-run and women-led, volunteer organisation. At the centre of their work is an annual conference showcasing and disseminating the work of researchers, NGOs, campaigners, artists and individuals who focus on improving the world for women and girls.

    The conference is open to everyone to a