International Women’s Day at Waterside

Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor
International Women's Day at Waterside
Image courtesy of Denise Laura Baker.

International Women's Day at Waterside at Waterside, Manchester 1 March — 13 April 2024 Tickets from £0.00 — Book now

For International Women’s Day 2024, Waterside is presenting a vibrant series of events and exhibitions to ignite your inspiration.

The packed line-up includes two photographic exhibitions, an evening of theatre in development, a musical performance showcasing pioneering women, as well as talks and workshops – all led, created or inspired by female and female-identifying artists.

Two striking photography exhibitions – by female artists – head up the International Women’s Day celebrations. Denise Laura Baker’s display Deeds, Not Words documents women in activism through a collection of portraits and Roxana Allison’s Hope. Despair. Miracles. uses portraits, landscapes and the written word to showcase the neighbourhood of Longsight, rich in ethnic diversity, yet long-associated – sometimes unfairly – with its complex social issues. Both exhibitions are free and run until 13 April.

Further ticketed highlights include HerStories (Friday 15 March), an evening of song and storytelling with songwriter and performer Louise Jordan. HerStories will explore some of history’s often-overlooked pioneering women alongside tales from Jordan’s varied life on the road as a solo artist. There’s also a theatre-in-development scratch night (Monday 4 March), hosted by the award-winning comedian and performer Amy Vreeke. Pop along to see some thought-provoking new work from some of the region’s most talented female-identifying theatre-makers.

International Women's Day at Waterside at Waterside, Manchester 1 March — 13 April 2024 Tickets from £0.00 Book now

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