Events, workshops and meetings are taking place all over the city as part of International Women’s Day 2017. Highlights include The Chanteuse at Matt & Freds, a female music showcase at the Whiskey Jar, tours of Manchester highlighting key women in history, a ladies bike ride with free coffee, queer film screenings and a food party in Levenshulme. For more taking place as part of the Wonder Women Festival including a day of workshops by and for women in music at Islington Mill this weekend, read our guide.

Free gig: Lucy Hope ‘the Chanteuse’ at Matt & Phreds
This talented singer brings songs from her new album to Matt and Phreds. Expect a mix of French classics and newer material.
Wed 8 Mar, 64 Tib Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 1LW. Tel: 0161 831 7002, 8pm, free,

Gig: Mica Millar, Mali Hayes Campbell, Family Ranks and Layfullstop at Whiskey Jar
Reform Radio female live music showcase at The Whiskey Jar
Wed 8 Mar, Whiskey Jar, 14 Tariff Street, Manchester M1 2FF. Tel: 0161 237 5686, 7.30pm, from £7.70,

Herstory Walks starting at All Saints Park (MMU)
Find out about the history of Manchester through it’s strong women including scientists, writers, artists and suffragettes.
Tue 14 Mar & Fri 17 Mar, All Saints Park, Oxford Road, Tue noon-1.30pm & Fri noon-1.30pm.

Bike ride with free coffee and pastries at the Whitworth
Meet up at St Werbergh’s Road Metrolink and enjoy a leisurely cycle to the Whitworth Art Gallery for free coffee and pastries with other biking women at 8.45am. Sounds good to us.
Wed 8 Mar, Chorlton 8am – Whitworth Gallery 8.45am, FREE,

Free: Food tasting at Levenshulme Inspire
Try foods from around the world with women from all walks of life and all corners of the globe.
Wed 8 Mar, Levenshulme Inspire, 747 Stockport Road, Levenshulme, M19 3AR, 10am – noon, FREE,

Film: Queer Story Showcase at People’s History Museum (pictured)
Tuck into eight LGBT+ short films with leading female characters as well as a screening of documentary Out Run.
Thu 9 Mar, People’s History Museum, Left Bank, Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3ER. Tel: 0161 838 9190, 6pm, from £7.

Check out Manchester City Council’s round up for more ideas and ways to get involved:

Wed 8 Mar - Fri 17 Mar
Ruth Allan
Published on:
Tue 7 Mar 2017