Posted on March 06 2019
As a female-focused activewear brand, we’re proud to honour International Women’s Day this Friday. For those of you who might not be aware, International Women’s Day on 8th March is dedicated to celebrating the social, cultural, economic and political achievements of women everywhere, with this year’s theme being #BalanceforBetter.
Here at Tikiboo, we reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities. All of you in our community are fabulous superstars, and we think that deserves to be recognised!
There are various events occurring around the country to celebrate International Women’s Day, so we’ve listed some of the top events which you can attend.
Why not go along in your Tikiboo attire to your nearest event and join in the celebratory fun!
What: This Girl Can Walk/Jog/Cycle 2019
When: 7th March
Where: Exhibition Park -Wylam Brewery, Claremont Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4PZ
In celebration of IWD, Active Newcastle aims to empower women and girls to feel like they can with its annual This Girl Can 5k run. Grab the brightest Tikiboo gear in your wardrobe, add some glowsticks and light up Newcastle together with over 2500 fellow runners, walkers and cyclers. If you don’t fancy taking part, go along to cheer and soak up the atmosphere. More information here.
What: International Women's Day Yoga by The Four Elements
When: 12th March
Where: Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, London, N1 6NU
Say 'Namaste' with a yoga class led by four female teachers coming together to explore the International Women's Day #BalanceforBetter theme. All proceeds will be donated to Ourmala: Healing Yoga for Refugees, Asylum-seekers and Displaced People, based in East London. Entries are £15, and you can sign up here.
What: Soroptimist Event Opportunities for Women and Girls
When: 17th March
Where: Desborough Suite, Maidenhead Town Hall, St Ives Road, Maidenhead, SL6 1RF
A presentation showcasing an array of keynote women speakers, including Gerry Lejeune OBE, CEO at Berkshire Community Foundation, Hannah Little, Fundraising Officer at Womankind Worldwide, Christina Berenger, Detective Chief Inspector at Thames Valley Police on crime issues affecting women in the Thames Valley. You can discover more details here.
What: Parade Gardens Picnic
When: 8th March
Where: Grand Parade, BA2 4DF
A special social event where everyone is welcome. Take a picnic, a blanket and meet other likeminded individuals as you exchange ideas and sandwiches. Join in the fun through this link.
What: International Women's Day at Hope Street Xchange
When: 8th March
Where: 1-3, Hind St, Sunderland, SR1 3QD
There's a packed schedule at the Hope Street Xchange, with talks from inspiring speakers, networking and a charity drive in collaboration with Smart Works. Donate your unwanted workwear, and it will be given to women from disadvantaged backgrounds to wear to job interviews. Book your place now!
When: 7th March
Where: Oporto, 31 - 33 Call Lane, LS1 7BT
In celebration of IWD, legendary music venue Oporto in Leeds will be handing the mic to an eclectic mix of the city’s talented women who deserve to be heard. Listen to the tunes of Frank, Sunflower Thieves and Tamzene, while feasting on vegan junk food served by Knaves Kitchen. More information and tickets here.