International Women’s Day in Manchester and the North

Johnny James, Managing Editor

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

  • 1. Cottonopolis

    Ian Jones

    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.

  • 2. Blossom Street Social

    Blossom Street Social
    Ian Jones

    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.