Celebrate International Women’s Day 2021
It’s only right we celebrate the contribution of women on International Women’s Day and this year is no exception! We have seen the community pull together during the pandemic so we want to use this year to showcase the women of Islington and the inspiring work they have done in the last year.
Check out the programme of events and find out how you can be part of International Women’s Day 2021 and play your role in the movement towards gender equality.
Islington International Women’s Day – Voluntary Sector Voices
On Monday 8 March from 5pm-6.30pm, Islington Council will host an online event to celebrate International Women’s Day. During the event, you will hear from some of the inspirational women working in our voluntary sector about their work, the women they work with and how they have kept motivated during the pandemic. Join us to celebrate, learn and be inspired.
Digital Quilt of Kindness
Islington4women brings women who can make a difference together, to find ways to ensure Islington is the best it can be. To celebrate IWD, they are inviting women who live or work in Islington to join together to create a digital patchwork Quilt of Kindness.
The quilt will be shared on the Islington4women Instagram account on 8 March 2021. Budding artists should submit a square image on the theme of kindness. Squares can be whatever artistic form you prefer, either photography, sewing, embroidery, knitting, painting, drawing, writing, collage etc. Then simply: take a photo of your artwork and send it by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 1 March 2021. Please include your name and address as postcard print of the quilt will be sent to every contributor.
The incomparable Islington Libraries have created a fantastic list of children’s books with empowering female lead characters.
Celebrating Islington’s VAWG Sector
Join Islington Council on Tuesday 9 March 2021 from 12 – 1.30pm to mark #IWD2021 by celebrating the achievements of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) services in Islington. Expect a lively discussion on the history of VAWG support in Islington and how work is conducted, as well as reflecting on the future of the sector including the Domestic Abuse Bill’s implications for victims and survivors. The session will be hosted by Anita Grant, founder of Islington4Women, and welcomes speakers from across the local Islington VAWG sector.
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- Islington Assembly Hall
- Markets in Islington
- Sport for people with a disability
- Canonbury Tower tours
- Wildcats girls’ football
- Islington Walking Tours
- Women’s Institutes in Islington
- Volunteering at Caledonian Park Clock Tower
- Borrow real art for free
- Volunteering in Islington
- The Singing Well Community Choir
- Flag football for girls
- Want to play netball?
- Islington Upperdeckers
- Aikido classes
- Chair Yoga classes
- Volunteer in Compton Terrace Gardens
- London Canal Museum
- Sing a song with Sonic Crew!
- Playground equipment for disabled children
- Islington women’s football
- Get fit and active with Active Spaces
- Get Islington’s culture and community online
- Islington’s Dementia Café
- Online exercise and digital skills classes for older people
- Get composting
- Free digital and computing skills training
- Free, fun family online story and rhyme times
- Rethink Mental Health training
- Free in-person training on basic IT skills
- Interested in cooking, planting, crafts?
- Islington enrichment home learning
- How to draw trees and the stories behind them
- Celebrate International Women’s Day 2021