SheFest 2020: Five events to get you started with this year’s lineup
Championing women’s rights and gender equality since its inaugural event in 2015, SheFest makes a return to Sheffield with a whole host of inclusive events, activities, workshops, film screenings and much, much more. There’s plenty on offer during the 10-day celebration this year, with a jam-packed programme available to peruse at shefest.org.uk.
Here a few suggestions to get you started with in the the meantime…
Saturday 7th March // £6 // DINA
The Period Party, taking place on Saturday 7th March, is set to be a fun-packed night of games, cake, singing and dancing. But it’s not just an opportunity for partying; the event takes place in collaboration with Dig Deep, a Kenya-based charity for women attempting to put an end to period poverty and shame with the help of the Period Party, as well as the charity Campaign Against Period Poverty, which is local to Sheffield. The event will also be collecting menstrual products in support of these charities.
In Conversation with Munroe Bergdorf
Sunday 8th March // From £12 // Sheffield Student’s Union
Taking the prime spot of International Women’s Day, model and activist Munroe Bergdorf will be discussing feminism, diversity and transgender inclusion at the Sheffield Students’ Union. The event is hosted by Sile Sibanda from BBC Radio Sheffield and is running in partnership with DIVA Magazine and SAYiT. Race, gender and LGBTQ+ topics will be honestly discussed, followed by an audience Q&A session which will be open to the floor.
Mary Queen of Scots: A Walking History
Tuesday 10th March // £5 // Manor Lodge
Co-hosted by Her on a Hill, this event is a must for history enthusiasts. The event takes a look at Mary Queen of Scots’ fourteen years held as a prisoner in Sheffield over the course of a three mile walk that visits aspects of her visit to the city, including Sheffield Manor Lodge and the cathedral-stained window in which Mary is depicted.
TTC x Peachy x SheFest
Tuesday 10th March // From £6 // Foundry
The Tuesday Club and Peachy are collaborating once again to produce the SheFest Official After Party. Hosted by the Foundry, the event features a lineup of the musical mastery of Anz., Jossy Mitsu, Tino, DJ JESS and Gracie T.
A Beautiful Way to be Crazy
Friday 13th March // From £5 // Kommune
Retelling the stories of women in the music industry, Genevieve Carver, Lucy Huzzard, Kira Craig and The Unsung work together the mediums of storytelling, music and poetry performance, A Beautiful Way to be Crazy promises to be one of the festival’s major highlights.
For the full schedule and information on tickets, head over to shefest.org.uk/shefest-2020