Check out all the brilliant events happening across Suffolk to celebrate International Women’s Day 2019

Wednesday 6th March

Free event for women only hosted by Suffolk Refugee Support’s International Women’s Group

Int'l Women's Group 06-03-19

International Women’s Day Sociable Lunch

Date: 8 March 2019
Time: 12-2pm
Venue: St Michael’s Community Centre, Upper Orwell St
Come and have soup, tea, coffee and cakes with other local women. Donations welcome.
  • See our Women’s Voices, Women’s Votes Timeline.
  • Leaflets and posters of women’s organisations and issues on display
  • Donate sanitary products and toiletries for homeless and vulnerable women
  • Hear some short talks and join in discussions
  • Promote your local business and make new contacts and friends!

iwd sociable lunch FB post


International Women’s Day 2019

Friday 8th March
John Peel Centre for Creative Arts,  Church Walk, Stowmarket, IP14 1ET

John Peel Centre is proud to present International Women’s Day 2019. A huge festival flavoured event that features an all-star female cast of local musicians, poets, storytellers, and artists.

All ages (and genders!) welcome (under 16 yr olds will need to be accompanied by an adult).

Tickets are £8 in advance (*£5 for under 18s and NUS – valid ID required on the door), available from the Box Office on 01449 774678 (10am-2pm weekdays) or online through our ticket partner, WeGotTickets (10% booking fee applies). Please note that advance sales will end at 4.30pm on the day.
£10 on the door (no concessions).

Licensed bar.

More information on Facebook.

Int'l Women's Day John Peel centre

Remarkable Women of Ipswich

2pm Friday 8th March
Ipswich Tourist Information Centre, St Stephen’s Church, St Stephen’s Lane, Ipswich, IP1 1 DP

Wrap up warm and enjoy a themed guided walk around Ipswich followed with refreshments and a relaxed chat with your guide in one of Ipswich’s fantastic local cafes.

On this occasion, celebrate International Women’s Day and join us to hear about the upbeat stories of Ipswich Suffragettes, war workers , famous writers and Tudor traders and their exceptional achievements often gained against great odds.

Tickets: £9 (includes refreshments)

Start: 2.00pm

Duration: 90 minutes (plus refreshments)

More information on the Tourist Office website


International women’s Day 2019 Celebration

Friday 8th March, 7pm, Novotel, Ipswich


Collection of sanitary items and toiletries. Period Dignity Petition

Saturday 9th March 11am – 1pm

Unite Community will be outside 4 local Co-op stores in Ipswich requesting donations of sanitary items and toiletries for girls and women in hardship in Ipswich.
Rosehill Co-op, Hines Road
Ravenswood Co-op, Greenways Neighbourhood Centre
Henley Rise, Fircroft Road
Broke Hall, Penshurst Road
Please come along and say hello, make a donation and sign our Period Dignity petition.



Million Women Rise 2019 – Coach from Ipswich to London

Saturday 9th March

Suffolk Rape Crisis are arranging a coach to take 50 women to London on Saturday 9th March to join the Million Women Rise March. An annual, women only, event in London which brings women together in outrage at the continued daily, hourly, and minute-by-minute individual and institutionalized violence against women perpetrated by Men across the world. More on the movement can be found here

Tickets cost £10.00 each

The Coach will be picking up from Crown Street Layby in Ipswich at 9.30am on Saturday 9th March 2019 and will be returning from London around 6pm (Estimated return to Crown Street Layby 8:30pm)

Find more information and register here