International Women’s Day becomes a more prevalent feature in our calendar each year, and rightly so. On the one hand the day – which falls on 8 March – is a celebration of the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women through history. On the other, it’s an opportunity to talk openly about how we might address ever-present gender imbalances in society today, with this year’s theme being #BreakTheBias.
The annual event comes in the form of an array of cultural happenings around the world. Here’s a rundown of the most eye-catching events happening on and around the day in Manchester and the North.
Here are our picks
Diablesse Rum IWD collaboration with Cottonopolis, 16 Newton Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M1 2AE - Visit now
Cottonopolis hosts the Diablesse Rum International Women’s Day 2022 exhibition until March 13. This showcases Manchester’s women in hospitality and is complemented by a cocktail menu designed to highlight the gender pay gap.
Sao Paulo by Caroline Martins at Blossom Street Social, 51 Blossom St, Ancoats, Manchester, M4 6AJ - Visit now
Looking to grab a bite between events? Head to Blossom Street Social, which is currently hosting Sao Paulo by Masterchef star, Caroline Martins. Caroline and her all-female team are serving up the most stunning Brazilian food in the North.