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Here's what's happening for International Women's Day in the UK's major cities

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As we're sure you're aware, today is International Women's Day. Universities across the country are hosting special events, talks and celebrations, but if you want to burst that student bubble, here are ways five cities are marking the occasion and celebrating female power. 

Hull 

March 10-12 

In case you missed it, Hull is currently celebrating the fac that it's the UK's City of Culture, 2017. As part of the initiative, Women of the World (WOW) HULL are taking part in the first round of events known as Made in Hull. This weekend the group are hosting a range of talks, debates, and cultural events including theatre, music and film, and will also host a special concert honouring Hull-born pianist Ethel Leginska. This year she'll be recognised in the newest edition of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Not bad for a town once known for its city's fish trail. 

A day pass to a WOW event is £5-£10

Liverpool

March 4-11 

Decided to head to the land of the Scouse for your degree? Use the opportunity to attend the Museum of Liverpool's free talks this week. They're discussing a series of pretty interesting and unusual topics, including a talk by author Jo Stanley in which she's planning on chatting about pioneering female sailors. Other events on include a sewing class in which you can sew a portrait of an inspirational woman and hear from the creatives behind Gal Dem and learn about the writing of women of colour. 

Nottingham

8 March

Hoping to celebrate the rising women of Notts are Cultural Vibrations. The free 'Phenomenal Women' event is a one off for the day itself, and promises an evening full of comedy, music and special speakers. We're not too sure who they are - you better go along to find out. 

Newcastle

8 March

This one's a lot more interactive than the others. Take part in a free walking tour of the Toon as you explore the life of Kathleen Brown, arguably the most famous Geordie suffragette. Stroll along the streets she once walked as you see where she lived and enjoyed herself, as well as where she protested and was imprisoned. It's a piece of the city's history that doesn't get enough attention, and the Blue Plaque that will be unveiled this week will memorialise Brown. 

Manchester

2-12 March

Manchester is hosting a mini festival this week, celebrating International Women's Day at the People's History Museum. Inspired by the feminist history of the city, head along to the choice of events to learn more about the ways in which boundaries are being pushed by Manchurians, and use some diverse and experimental methods of performance, film, debate and workshop to celebrate both the activists of the past and present. 

Some events are free, but tickets can be a max of £15. 




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