Women's History Month in East London

Women's History Month in East London in England on Monday, March 1, 2021
Women's History Month in East London in England on Monday, March 1, 2021
Monday, March 1, 2021 -- Wednesday, March 31, 2021, 1000 - 2200
Women' History Month is particularly poignant this year. As a recent UN report makes clear, women and girls have been disproportionately disadvantaged by the Covid-19 pandemic - exposing structural inequalities across every sphere, from health to the economy, security to social protection. But there are positive elements to every crisis, and the explosion of women's artistic output is one of them. Despite the current uncertainty about venue opening, the response to Alternative Arts annual celebration of women's history, creativity and achievements in East London has been immense. Contemporary women artists, activists, writers and performers, women's groups and community organisations and institutions across East London have come together to present an exceptional programme of exhibitions, activism and events. See the full programme at www.alternativearts.org.uk and be sure to participate this year.

Women in Literature
Highlights of the literary programme include 'New Suns' a feminist literary festival at the Barbican Centre (5-7 March) that explores the legacy of eminent science-fiction writer Octavia Butler. Writers include poet Shamim Azad leading a workshop aimed at producing verse for children challenging gender role stereotypes. The British Bangladeshi Poetry Collective run an online workshop around the 2021 theme for International Women's Day - #ChooseToChallenge.

Women at Work
A special feature on all the women architects and construction workers transforming the Old Royal London Hospital building in Whitechapel into a 21st Century Town Hall for Tower Hamlets Council. https://alternativearts.org.uk/events/international-womens-week

Women's Media History
The London School of Economics' Women's Library is taking part this year with a range of online events that explore feminist media history, such as a look at women in the media today on the centenary of the female produced inter-war magazine 'Time and Tide'. The East End Women's Museum and The Feminist Library are both running extensive programmes online for Women's History Month with talks, walks and exhibitions.

Visual Arts
Exhibition highlights include the fantastic female 'Art Brut' artists on show as part of the Jean Dubuffet exhibition at the Barbican Centre. Canary Wharf are showing sculptures by Helaine Blumenfield. The work of Valerie Charlton, special effects artist, is being shown in an online photobook at St Margaret's House and Nalani Milani's immersive animation chamber can be seen online at the Whitechapel Gallery. Photography is a strong feature with the Women's History Month Photo-Open launching online on 1 March at www.alternativearts.org.uk/events/womenshistorymonthphoto-open . East End photographer Anna Strickland presents 'Heard in London' a Photoshoot for Survivors.

Performing Arts
Winners of the all parliamentary 'Services to Jazz Award 2020', Blow the Fuse present 'On Air' a series of live online concerts to celebrate International Women's Day. Najma Akhtar introduces her latest album 'Five Rivers'. Mimbre, the all-female acrobatics theatre company, presents two performances on Youtube - 'The Sofa Dance' and 'Bump' filmed in lockdown with 30 acrobats. Rosie Wilby performs 'The Breakup Monologues' at Poplar Union and Unfinished Histories have created 'Her Inside: Women in Lockdown' expressing past and current experiences through plays, poetry, essays and short stories.

International Women's Week
Women's groups and community organisations across the East End are putting on special online events to celebrate International Women's Week from 6-12 March. This year the theme is 'WOMEN : Identity, Crisis, Future'.

WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH is co-ordinated by Alternative Arts and supported by Tower Hamlets Council and all the many artists and venues participating.

See the full calendar at www.alternativearts.org.uk

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