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Events celebrating International Women's Day 2019

On Friday 8 March, arts and culture organisations across Scotland are celebrating International Women's Day. It's a day to celebrate women's achievement and take action for equality.

Here, we've profiled just five events we're excited for.

To find out more about International Women's Day, visit internationalwomensday.com.

Hidden Rhythms

The Hidden Rhythms project is funded by the Youth Music Initiative and has been supported by Music Broth in Govanhill.

This event, taking place at Glasgow Women's Library, offers a "chance to hear original songs and poetry celebrating love, joy, sadness, hope and everything that comes with life."

The songs and poems have been written "by young women who are often hidden," promising to "give you a glimpse of a world too often overlooked."

Hidden Rhythms: Glasgow Women's Library; Friday 8 March; 6pm.

Trailblazers!

Storyteller Jan Bee Brown will be at the Scottish Storytelling Centre on International Women’s Day, celebrating "the spirit and strength of the many unsung sisters on whose shoulders we stand."

Head along to hear trailblazing tales of "female explorers, high climbers, glasshouse smashers, female footballers, slack-wire dancers and stage strutting quines in a saucy gander through Her-story".

Trailblazers!: Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh; Friday 8 March; 7.30pm.

Dardishi

Dardishi is a community-focused zine and arts Festival that showcases Arab and North African womxn’s* contributions to contemporary art and culture.

The Dardishi Festival will be taking place on International Women’s Day weekend, 8 – 10 March 2019, at the Centre for Contemporary Arts Glasgow.

*Their use of the term womxn includes non-binary and intersex people and trans women.

Dardishi Festival: CCA, Glasgow, Friday 8 - Sunday 10 March, times vary.

Letters to… the Woman in Charge

This project from Stellar Quines "offers writers, old and new, an opportunity to write some words on a theme in whatever way they’d like which we then have acted, filmed and shared."

"It’s both a moment of provocation, an empowering opportunity for the writer that platforms their voice, opinions and gives a woman agency and, of course, a valuable and engaging piece of content. "

Find out more at stellarquines.com/participate/creative-learning/letters-to/.

Twa

Macrobert is showing Twa, by award-winning writer Annie George and visual artist Flore Gardner.

"Contrasting stories are unwound in this powerful production about women who are silenced or censored and who find other means of expression than just the voice to convey their truths."

Twa: Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling, Friday 8 March, 7.30pm.

This article was published on 08 Mar 2019