International Women’s Day in Manchester and the North

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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 #InspireInclusion.

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.

Our top picks

GRUB Manchester

GRUB Manchester, 50 Red Bank, Cheetham Hill, Manchester, M4 4HF - Visit now

On 7 March, Grub’s hosting a special International Women’s Day Quiz. Not only will you be showcasing your knowledge, but you’ll also be supporting a fantastic cause! Every Month Manchester, a dedicated period poverty charity, is running this event to raise funds and awareness. Part of Lass Fest, a week of events taking place at three venues: Grub, Fairfield Social Club and Cultplex.

Wives and Daughters season at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House online

Wives and Daughters - Events Season at Elizabeth Gaskell's House, online, Until 30 November 2024, from £5.00 - Book now

Each year, the team at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House on Manchester’s Plymouth Grove picks one of the famous 19th-century author’s texts to take – in modern parlance – a deep dive into: in 2024, it’s the turn of Wives and Daughters.

Elizabeth Gaskell's House