Tag: International Women’s Day

Late Shift: Drop-in Drawing: He to She @ National Portrait Gallery (NPG) / Thursday and Fridays


Doors: 18:00

@ National Portrait Gallery (NPG), St Martin’s Place, London WC2H 0HE (Meet in Room 22, Floor 1)

Free entry


To celebrate International Womenโ€™s Day and HeForShe Arts Week, join artist Robin-Lee Hall to re-imagine what the Galleryโ€™s Victorian Collection might have looked like if women had been afforded the same opportunities as their male counterparts and their achievements recorded in portraiture.

Consider questions of gender identity and representation in your drawings and set about redressing the balance. At 20.15 you will get the opportunity to put your work out and Robin with conduct a friendly Friday critique.

There is a short introduction at 18.30 but feel free to drop in whenever you like. You can stay for 10 minutes or 2 hours. The class is suitable for everyone from complete beginners to accomplished artists.

All materials are provided, so no need to bring anything with you unless you want to work in your own sketchbook or on an iPad.

Every Friday there is a free drop-in drawing activity happening in the Gallery.

Also happening:

Live Music: Luca Luciano and Jose Henrique de Campos
Room 20, Floor 2
Music for clarinet and guitar by Villa-Lobos, Berio, De Falla and Poulenc

International Women’s Day / London / Monday 7th March 2011


Doors: All-day events

@ All around London




International Women’s Day 2011 marks the 101st edition of such day in world history, and it is being celebrated today and for the rest of this week (Official date 8th March 2011).

Around the world International Women’s Day is a national holiday to pay tribute to the economic, political and social achievements of women past present and future. It is celebrated by giving gifts and flowers to women of all shapes and colours. Although it is a global celebration of women, it is also a day to reflect on women who are still in need of help.

A global network of rich and diverse local activity connects women from all around the world ranging from political rallies, business conferences, government activities and networking events through to local women’s craft markets, theatric performances, fashion parades and more.

For a full overview of International Women’s Day events in London click HERE

Follow IWD on twitter: twitter.com/womensday


Tuesday (8th March) – Women of the World Arts Fair @ Old Spitalfields Market

12pm – 4pm

Enjoy live music and dance performances, whilst getting the latest aspirational fashion must-haves. More info HERE


So make a difference, think globally and act locally. Do your bit to ensure that the future for women is bright, equal, safe and rewarding.


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