International Women's Day in Newcastle - The Women's 100

Photographs showing some previous events from International Women's Day

A century of women’s activism and voice in Newcastle

Programme 2018

The Women's 100 logo2018 celebrates the centenary of The Representation of the People Act which began the process of women’s suffrage and we are marking the occasion with a month of activities (6 February 2018 to 8 March 2018) which celebrate women’s political voice and activism, honour women who are making a difference in the city and connect with the theme of International Women’s Day 2018, #PressForProgress.

There will be further activities happening throughout the year organised by both the Women’s 100 Group and a range of partner organisations who are supporting and/or sponsoring activities.

Programme of events

Activity or event Date Time Venue
Women, Politics and Voice in Newcastle: Photography exhibition 5-9 February All day The Long Gallery, Hatton Gallery
Women in Waterstone’s and Blackwell’s Window – display of books by/ about women and politics 5-9 February All day Waterstone’s and Blackwell’s bookshops
Story Box – come and tell your story about a woman you know who has used her voice to campaign for change in her community or the city 6 February 10am-4pm Grainger Market
Votes for Women display 6 February to 31 March During normal opening hours City Library, Level 6
Fenwick’s Campaigning Tea Party drink tea, eat scones and hear from local women who are making a difference in Newcastle and elsewhere 8 February 3-5pm Fenwick’s Tivoli café
Women’s 100 Choir: walking pop-up choir 6 February 12.30-1pm Starts at Grey’s Monument, then walks down Northumberland Street to Central Station
Flashmob – Women singing and wearing suffragette sashes. 10 February 10am-12noon Grainger Market
Young person’s interactive workshop on the history of women’s suffrage (includes placard making) 14 February 2-3.30pm City Library
Season of screenings – hosted by Tyneside Cinema 16 Feb to 8 March Ticketed events – check Facebook page for details Tyneside Cinema
From Suffragettes and Beyond - Discover the History of Women and the Vote 20 February 5-6.30pm City Library, Bewick Hall. To book a place visit Phone 01912774100
Local people for local politics: women councillors talk about their work and encourage more women to get involved 21 February 6-8pm Blackwell’s café
‘Your Story, Our History: Empowering Women – Discover the UK Parliament’ 21 February 2.30-4pm City Campus West, Northumbria University
‘Suffragettes and Beyond: Discover the History of Women and the Vote’ 28 Feb 5-6.30pm City Campus West, Northumbria University
Your Story Our History– Discover the UK Parliament 1 March 12.30-2pm City Library, Bewick Hall. To book a place visit
“An Inquiry into the Battle of Newcastle 1909” – performance at the Guildhall including a tour 4 March 1.30-3.30pm The Guildhall. To book a place visit
Screening of Made in Dagenham 6 March 6-9pm Council Chamber
Knicker Revolution: Pop Up Creative Art event 8 March 1-2pm Grey’s Monument
‘This Girl Can’ Newcastle 5k walk/run/cycle 8 March 5.30pm-8pm Exhibition Park (Wylam Brewery meet up)
‘Yes We Can’ - Older Women Active Age – Engaging short film about older women and active life 8 March 3pm
Exhibition Park (Wylam Brewery), Bewick Hall, City Library
Women of the North East: screening of locally made short films made by and about girls and women in the North East, curated by the Young Women’s Film Academy 10 March 2-5pm The Good Space, Commercial Union House, Pilgrim Street

For more information and further details of all these events, please go to our Facebook page (

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