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Mar 06, 2018

Royal Albert Hall Elgar Room 7:30 PM

Kate Simko & The London Electronic Orchestra plus guests

Royal Albert Hall Presents  Kate Simko & London Electronic Orchestra with special guests:

Katy B

Francesca Lombardo

Holly Walker (of Maribou State)

Art by Lauren Baker

Visual by L'Aubaine

Film by Alicia MacDonald

Mar 07, 2018

Vault Festival 7:25 PM

Boots: Wednesday Night Showing

Boots is a new play exploring infertility and sexual abuse trauma by Jessica Butcher and Sacha Volt.

Mar 08, 2018

Duchess Theatre 7:30 PM

The Play That Goes Wrong: Thursday Night Showing

The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are putting on a 1920's murder mystery but as the title suggests, everything can go wrong ... and does! The accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences! Audience donations from each performance during the week will be donated to UN Women NC UK.

Mar 08, 2018

Canary Wharf, Reuters Plaza, E14 5EH (opposite the tube station). The artist will be there between 12-3pm to do tarot readings. Open 12:00-7:00 PM Daily

Playing Cards with my Grandmother (Thursday)

British artist Alice Instone has created an uplifting and intriguing new project called Playing Cards with my Grandmother to celebrate HeForShe London Arts Week. 
 

Alice is inviting passers by and visitors into her magical Art Caravan at prestigious and prominent London locations, from Tate Modern Bankside to Canary Wharf. Visitors will be welcomed into a jewel-like enchanted world to participate in a game of cards, as a way of bringing together strangers: men, women, young, old and of all backgrounds - and reminding ourselves that what we share is more powerful than what divides us. The caravan offers an intimate and enticing space that should tempt in people who might not go to galleries. They can escape the fray of their busy day for a few minutes and record their Grandmothers’ names in The Grandmothers Book if they wish.

Mar 08, 2018

Criterion Theatre 7:30 PM

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery

Summer 1958. Minneapolis City Bank has been entrusted with a priceless diamond. An escaped convict is dead set on pocketing the gem with the help of his screwball sidekick, trickster girlfriend… and the maintenance man. With mistaken identities, love triangles and hidden agendas, even the most reputable can’t be trusted. In a town where everyone’s a crook, who will end up bagging the jewel?

Mar 08, 2018

BFI 6:30 PM

Signature Event: Preview Screening of Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story + Live panel

Preview screening of Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story Exclusive panel with Executive Producer Susan Sarandon, Director Alexandra Dean.

Mar 08, 2018

Twin display with Tate Britain 7:00 PM-11:00 PM

Tate Modern and Britain to illumiate in support of HeForShe London Arts Week

The Tate Modern will be illuminated in bright magenta to mark International Women's Day for the first time. The two iconic London landmarks will light up in support of HeForShe Arts Week – the global festival for gender equality.

From the galleries' riverside locations in Blackfriars and Pimlico, the light displays will be visible across large areas of both the North and South Bank of the Thames from dusk until late into the night. The lighting of Tate Modern is facilitated by West One UK Ltd supported by SLX.

The illuminations form part of a season of celebrations across Tate's galleries marking Women's History Month and the centenary of the Representation of the People Act which gave some women in Britain the right to vote.

Mar 08, 2018

Vault Festival 7:25 PM

Boots: Thursday Night Showing

Boots is a new play exploring infertility and sexual abuse trauma by Jessica Butcher and Sacha Volt.

Mar 09, 2018

8:00 AM - 7:00 PM, London Business School

Women In Business Conference - Working Together: From Awareness to Results

This year’s theme, Working Together: From Awareness to Results, will explore concrete, practical solutions that men and women can undertake together to realise the changes so clearly needed in our workplaces and beyond. On the day, you will have the chance to hear from some of today’s most inspiring male and female business leaders, learn tangible skills and techniques through skills-based workshops, and connect with other professionals during dedicated networking sessions.

24-hour marathon live radio broadcast by FUBAR Radio

Sports Journalist and FUBAR Radio presenter, Rachael Downie, will host the 24-hour live radio show, starting at 5pm on Friday 9th March.  This will be a fundraising event with all the proceeds going to the UN WOMEN NC UK to change the reality for women and girls globally.

Starting at 5:00pm on Friday the 9th March and continuing until 5:00 on Saturday the 10th March. 

 

Tune in at fubarradio.com, or download the app on iPhone and android

Mar 09, 2018

Lecture Theatre,the Wallace Collection 6:30 PM

Queens of the Conquest, talk from author Alison Weir

Alison Weir will give a talk on her most recent book ‘Queens of Conquest’ at the Wallace Collection, the talk will be followed by a drinks reception and book signing.

Mar 09, 2018

Canary Wharf, Reuters Plaza, E14 5EH (opposite the tube station). Open 12:00-7:00 PM Daily

Playing Cards with my Grandmother (Friday)

British artist Alice Instone has created an uplifting and intriguing new project called Playing Cards with my Grandmother to celebrate HeForShe London Arts Week. 
 

Alice is inviting passers by and visitors into her magical Art Caravan at prestigious and prominent London locations, from Tate Modern Bankside to Canary Wharf. Visitors will be welcomed into a jewel-like enchanted world to participate in a game of cards, as a way of bringing together strangers: men, women, young, old and of all backgrounds - and reminding ourselves that what we share is more powerful than what divides us. The caravan offers an intimate and enticing space that should tempt in people who might not go to galleries. They can escape the fray of their busy day for a few minutes and record their Grandmothers’ names in The Grandmothers Book if they wish.

Mar 09, 2018

The Strand Palace Hotel 7:00 PM

99 Club Comedy Night

Comedy Night hosted by 99 Club at the Strand Palace Hotel
 

At the 99 Club we are proud partners of HeForShe, the UNWomen’s solidarity movement for gender equality. We are taking part in HeForShe Arts Week London, in support of the advancement of gender equality through the power of the arts by hosting a fantastic comedy show on March 9th featuring Jen Brister, Darren Harriott & Jo Caulfield. £1 from each ticket sale will be donated to HeForShe in support of the HeForShe global initiative. Join us for an evening of top-class comedy, to show how art has the power to change the world!

Mar 09, 2018

Duchess Theatre 7:30 PM

The Play That Goes Wrong: Friday Night Showing

The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are putting on a 1920's murder mystery but as the title suggests, everything can go wrong ... and does! The accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences! Audience donations from each performance during the week will be donated to UN Women NC UK.

Mar 09, 2018

Vaults Festival 7:25 PM

Boots: Friday Night Showing

Boots is a new play exploring infertility and sexual abuse trauma by Jessica Butcher and Sacha Volt.

Mar 09, 2018

Criterion Theatre 7:30 PM

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery

Summer 1958. Minneapolis City Bank has been entrusted with a priceless diamond. An escaped convict is dead set on pocketing the gem with the help of his screwball sidekick, trickster girlfriend… and the maintenance man. With mistaken identities, love triangles and hidden agendas, even the most reputable can’t be trusted. In a town where everyone’s a crook, who will end up bagging the jewel?

Mar 09, 2018

`The Vault Festival, 6:10pm - 8:10pm, £15

"What Actually Helps?" Panel Discussion and Afterparty

'What Actually Helps’ - a discussion on gender equality

How can we inspire a change of culture that can help bring attitudes towards women and gender equality into the 21st century? Join us as we discuss how men, women, businesses, organisations and those who find themselves in positions of power can help enable change by highlighting how we break damaging behavioural habits and take steps to alter negative attitudes towards women.

 

Chaired by Laura Haynes, Chair of UN Women NC UK, panelists include:

Robert Webb,  Comedian, Actor and Writer
Chi Onwurah Labour MP for Newcastle Central

David Brockway from The Great Men Initiative

Sophie Walker - Leader of The Women’s Equality Party

Hollaback!

More to be confirmed

Mar 09, 2018

Vault Festival 11.30pm - 03.00am

Signature Event: HeForShe and ThisIsWIRED Presents...

Nadia Rose headlines a legendary night of live music, DJs and dancing in aid of UN Women's HeForShe campaign, with Jamz Supernova, Etta Bond, Emmavie and more. Expect a wild night full of love, laughter and seriously good music. Plus talks, open mic spoken word and poetry from the members of the online #BOSSY community.

Mar 09, 2018

6:00 PM Vault Festival

Foreign Body; A play for the #METOO Movement

Foreign Body is the beautifully crafted debut solo show by Imogen Butler-Cole about hope, healing and forgiveness after sexual assault. Uniquely told from the perspective of the survivor and perpetrator of the same assault and including the testimonies of 8 other survivors, Foreign Body is a brave, liberating and life-affirming story. It uses a charged combination of verbatim, physical theatre and a stunning original soundtrack.

 

The play aims to de-stigmatise dialogue around sexual violence and offers opportunities for audience members to explore the play’s themes through post-show panel discussions alongside sector specialists.

 

Foreign Body premiered at Southbank Centre WOW Festival in March 2017 and then toured the UK and to Dhaka, Bangladesh. The show had a sell-out run at Soho Theatre in August 2017.

 

 **** The Stage

 ****1/2 Breaking the Fourth Wall

“a surprisingly uplifting and courageous piece of theatre” Reviews Hub

The panel will discuss The Global Impact of the #MeToo Movement chaired by Imogen Butler-Cole, with Laura Haynes, Chair of UN Women NC UK and  Rachael Krishna of BuzzFeed. 

Mar 10, 2018

Bankside, River Walkway, SE1 9TG (outside Tate Modern). Open 12:00-7:00 PM Daily

Playing Cards with my Grandmother (Saturday)

British artist Alice Instone has created an uplifting and intriguing new project called Playing Cards with my Grandmother to celebrate HeForShe London Arts Week. 
 

Alice is inviting passers by and visitors into her magical Art Caravan at prestigious and prominent London locations, from Tate Modern Bankside to Canary Wharf. Visitors will be welcomed into a jewel-like enchanted world to participate in a game of cards, as a way of bringing together strangers: men, women, young, old and of all backgrounds - and reminding ourselves that what we share is more powerful than what divides us. The caravan offers an intimate and enticing space that should tempt in people who might not go to galleries. They can escape the fray of their busy day for a few minutes and record their Grandmothers’ names in The Grandmothers Book if they wish.

Mar 10, 2018

3:00 PM Vault Festival

Foreign Body Matinee; A play for the #METOO Movement

Foreign Body is the beautifully crafted debut solo show by Imogen Butler-Cole about hope, healing and forgiveness after sexual assault. Uniquely told from the perspective of the survivor and perpetrator of the same assault and including the testimonies of 8 other survivors, Foreign Body is a brave, liberating and life-affirming story. It uses a charged combination of verbatim, physical theatre and a stunning original soundtrack.

 

The play aims to de-stigmatise dialogue around sexual violence and offers opportunities for audience members to explore the play’s themes through post show panel discussions alongside sector specialists.

 

Foreign Body premiered at Southbank Centre WOW Festival in March 2017 and then toured the UK and to Dhaka, Bangladesh. The show had a sell-out run at Soho Theatre in August 2017.

 

 **** The Stage

 ****1/2 Breaking the Fourth Wall

“a surprisingly uplifting and courageous piece of theatre” Reviews Hub

 

Mar 10, 2018

Mixed Arts, Vault Festival, 1:40 PM – 3:40 PM. Tickets £16.50

Signature Event: A Night Of Small Things

Small Things Theatre presents a very special Night Of Small Things in aid of UN Women’s HeForShe campaign. Full of fun, frivolity and fearless talent, showcasing some of the best poets, playwrights, performers, musicians and comedians, A Night Of Small Things is London’s finest variety night. And this time it’s using the arts to put a spotlight on gender equality and female empowerment. Come join us for a series of stand-ups, intimate musical sets, pint-sized sections of poetry and short gems of theatrical brilliance all providing their unique insight into how we shift culture, raise awareness and create real change for girls and women all over the world. Proceeds from the night will go to UN Women’s countless projects worldwide.

 

Mar 10, 2018

The Yard, 89.5 Worship Street, EC2A 2BF, 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

The Wonder Of Wellness with Happy & Wild

Guided meditation, empowering workshops using Emotional Freedom Technique, yoga, panel talks, a gong bath & much more…

Mar 10, 2018

British Museum 1:15 PM

Gallery Talk From Queen to Commoner: Women in Ancient Egypt

Independent speaker Carol Andrews.

Mar 10, 2018

Vault Festival 7:25 PM

Boots: Saturday Night Showing

Boots is a new play exploring infertility and sexual abuse trauma by Jessica Butcher and Sacha Volt.

Mar 10, 2018

Duchess Theatre Matinee 2:30 PM and Evening Performance at 7:30 PM

The Play That Goes Wrong: Saturday Night Showing

The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are putting on a 1920's murder mystery but as the title suggests, everything can go wrong ... and does! The accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences! Audience donations from each performance during the week will be donated to UN Women NC UK.

Mar 10, 2018

Criterion Theatre Matinee 2:30 PM and Evening Performance at 7:30 PM

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery

Summer 1958. Minneapolis City Bank has been entrusted with a priceless diamond. An escaped convict is dead set on pocketing the gem with the help of his screwball sidekick, trickster girlfriend… and the maintenance man. With mistaken identities, love triangles and hidden agendas, even the most reputable can’t be trusted. In a town where everyone’s a crook, who will end up bagging the jewel?

Mar 11, 2018

12:00 PM – 00:00 AM

Needs x HeForShe

An all day event addressing gender equality within the music industry featuring engaging panel discussions from the likes of model & activist Munroe Bergdorf, BBC Radio 1 presenter B Traits, artists Fay Milton of Savages and BRITs Critics Choice nominee Chloe Howl.

As well as networking drinks and an evening musical showcase with Peggy Gou, Jackmaster and more performing. Needs x HeForShe will feature influential and innovative men and women from across the music world with the hope of creating real change for both genders across the industry. 

Mar 11, 2018

Brittish Museum BP Lecture Theatre 14:30-17:00 PM

Myths retold The Crick Crack Club presents 1001 Nights

A captivating one-woman show by performance storyteller Chirine El Ansari. Enter a flickering cave of wonder for a wild exploration of epic and myth. A king betrayed by his wife, decides to wreak his revenge on womankind by bedding, then slaughtering, one virgin every night... but then he meets Sheharazade. Sheharazade, the storyteller who saved her own life together with the lives of her children by telling stories for a thousand and one nights, is one of the great cultural creations of the Arab world. Stories nestle within stories, with demons, errant spouses, thieves, fools and comedians all jostling for attention.

Mar 11, 2018

Bankside, River Walkway, SE1 9TG (outside Tate Modern). Open 12:00-7:00 PM Daily. The artist will be there between 12-3pm to do tarot readings

Playing Cards with my Grandmother Sunday)

British artist Alice Instone has created an uplifting and intriguing new project called Playing Cards with my Grandmother to celebrate HeForShe London Arts Week. 
 

Alice is inviting passers by and visitors into her magical Art Caravan at prestigious and prominent London locations, from Tate Modern Bankside to Canary Wharf. Visitors will be welcomed into a jewel-like enchanted world to participate in a game of cards, as a way of bringing together strangers: men, women, young, old and of all backgrounds - and reminding ourselves that what we share is more powerful than what divides us. The caravan offers an intimate and enticing space that should tempt in people who might not go to galleries. They can escape the fray of their busy day for a few minutes and record their Grandmothers’ names in The Grandmothers Book if they wish.

Mar 11, 2018

Vault Festival 7:25 PM

Boots: Sunday Night Showing

Boots is a new play exploring infertility and sexual abuse trauma by Jessica Butcher and Sacha Volt.

Mar 11, 2018

Duchess Theatre Matinee 3:00 PM and Evening Performance at 7:00 PM

The Play That Goes Wrong: Sunday Night Showing

The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are putting on a 1920's murder mystery but as the title suggests, everything can go wrong ... and does! The accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences! Audience donations from each performance during the week will be donated to UN Women NC UK.

Mar 11, 2018

Criterion Theatre Matinee 3:00 PM and Evening Performance at 7:00 PM

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery

Summer 1958. Minneapolis City Bank has been entrusted with a priceless diamond. An escaped convict is dead set on pocketing the gem with the help of his screwball sidekick, trickster girlfriend… and the maintenance man. With mistaken identities, love triangles and hidden agendas, even the most reputable can’t be trusted. In a town where everyone’s a crook, who will end up bagging the jewel?

Mar 12, 2018

Bankside, River Walkway, SE1 9TG (outside Tate Modern). Open 12:00-7:00 PM Daily

Playing Cards with my Grandmother (Monday)

British artist Alice Instone has created an uplifting and intriguing new project called Playing Cards with my Grandmother to celebrate HeForShe London Arts Week. 
 

Alice is inviting passers by and visitors into her magical Art Caravan at prestigious and prominent London locations, from Tate Modern Bankside to Canary Wharf. Visitors will be welcomed into a jewel-like enchanted world to participate in a game of cards, as a way of bringing together strangers: men, women, young, old and of all backgrounds - and reminding ourselves that what we share is more powerful than what divides us. The caravan offers an intimate and enticing space that should tempt in people who might not go to galleries. They can escape the fray of their busy day for a few minutes and record their Grandmothers’ names in The Grandmothers Book if they wish.

Mar 12, 2018

The Duchess Theatre 7:30 PM

Signature Event: Funny Women Awards Final

Hosted by Jan Ravens and in their 15th year, the Funny Women Awards, in search for the next female comedy icon have reached a record number of applicants. Previous winners and finalists have included Katherine Ryan, Zoe Lyons, Jayde Adams, Desiree Burch, Harriet Braine, Sara Pascoe, Sarah Millican and Susan Calman.

Mar 12, 2018

Criterion Theatre 8:00 PM

Mischief Movie Night

Mischief Theatre, the award-winning company behind The Play That Goes Wrong return to their comedy roots with Mischief Movie Night, the improvised movie live on stage! You suggest a genre, location and title and Mischief Theatre’s improvisers bring the show to life, complete with rewinds, fast forwards, directors cuts and a thrilling live score.

Mar 13, 2018

British Museum 1:15 PM

Images of Intercession: The Virgin and Child

Lloyd de Beer at the  British Museum.

Mar 13, 2018

Duke of York's Theatre 4:30 PM

In conversation with the cast of Mary Stuart - Juliet Stevenson and Lia Williams

Join actresses Juliet Stevenson and Lia Williams for a live, up-close and personal Q&A session Chaired by Laura Haynes, Chair of UN Women NC UK in advance of the performance of Mary Stuart.
 
The discussion will focus on Juliet and Lia’s experience and thoughts around changing the narrative for gender equality, with a focus on Mary Stuart and the characters within, as well as in their own lives.

Mary Stuart is a political tragedy that takes us behind the scenes of some of British history’s most crucial days. Playing both Elizabeth I and Mary Stuart, Juliet Stevenson (Hamlet) and Lia Williams (Oresteia, Kiri) trade the play’s central roles, decided at each performance by the toss of a coin.

Mar 13, 2018

Shakespeare's Globe 5:30 PM

Much Ado About Nothing Performance and Panel Discussion

In support of the Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank education initiative, Shakespeare’s Globe and Deutsche Bank are proud to be hosting a panel discussion as part of HeForShe Arts Week London. The panel session will focus on how art can help evolve behaviours, norms and perceptions that shape our cultural view of gender and the issues facing society today.

Mar 13, 2018

Soho, Carnaby Street, W1F 7HY (near junction of Great Marlborough Street). Open 12:00-7:00 PM Daily

Playing Cards with my Grandmother (Tuesday)

British artist Alice Instone has created an uplifting and intriguing new project called Playing Cards with my Grandmother to celebrate HeForShe London Arts Week. 
 

Alice is inviting passers by and visitors into her magical Art Caravan at prestigious and prominent London locations, from Tate Modern Bankside to Canary Wharf. Visitors will be welcomed into a jewel-like enchanted world to participate in a game of cards, as a way of bringing together strangers: men, women, young, old and of all backgrounds - and reminding ourselves that what we share is more powerful than what divides us. The caravan offers an intimate and enticing space that should tempt in people who might not go to galleries. They can escape the fray of their busy day for a few minutes and record their Grandmothers’ names in The Grandmothers Book if they wish.