International Women’s Day 2019 – What’s Going On In Manchester?

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As one of the largest industrial cities in the UK and a world leader in gender equality, Manchester is the perfect place to celebrate International Women’s Day. If you’re visiting our fantastic city during this International Women’s Day we’d like to tell you about a few of our favourite events and how you can get involved:


Walk For Women

2nd March

The main celebration of International Women’s Day hosted by the city itself, the Walk For Women will see hundreds of people, march together from the Central Library to Castlefield Bowl, campaigning for gender parity. There will be some live entertainment outside of the Town Hall before the walk and, once the march has finished, there will be music, dancing and poetry dedicated to International Women’s Day held at Castlefield Bowl.


The Formidable Women of Manchester

8th March (17:30)

The Formidable Women of Manchester is a walking tour tracing the surprising history of women in the North and their accomplishments. The tour is held several times a year for various events but International Women’s Day is one of the busiest. Expect to learn about Elizabeth Gaskell, a renowned writer from the 18th Century, Kathleen Ollerenshaw, who despite being deaf became Lord Mayor of the city, and many more. The event does require pre-booking so be sure to visit the official website and sign up for the tour.


This Woman’s Work

8th March (19:30 – 21:30)

Celebrating the work of famous female composer Clara Schuman, This Woman’s Work is a lecture and performance hosted by Stroller Hall.  The event is led by the all-female Albany Piano Trio who will be supported by the young singers of RNCM performing a some of Schumann’s most celebrated vocal works. The celebration will end with a brand-new composition for the Albany Piano Trio exploring grief, beauty, acceptance and transformation. Visit the official website to learn more and book your tickets.



2nd March

An exhibition by Manchester-based female artist, Josephe Cocles at the prestigious Chuck Gallery, Legacy examines how each of us goes about leaving an imprint upon the world through artistic representations and symbolism. Legacy is sure to be a thought-provoking exhibition and it’s opening on March 2nd for International Women’s Day with a series of lectures and discussions about both the exhibition and women in art.


We hope all our guests enjoy the International Women’s Day celebrations at Manchester Airport and if you want to learn more about the event you can check out our articles about what’s happening at Manchester Airport for International Women’s Day, Clinique iD and even the history of International Woman’s Day.

On behalf of Manchester Airport, we’d like to wish you a wonderful International Women’s Day.