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Thursday 8 March, 10am-10pm

The Riverfront is proud to host International Womens Day 2018
Across the world, women are making positive gains, day by day. There's a strong and growing global movement of advocacy, activism and support, but we can't be complacent. Now, more than ever, there's a strong call-to-action to press forward and progress gender parity. A call to motivate and unite friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive. Collectively, let's all Press for Progress.
 

With an inspirational female focus, we will be offering activities, workshops, demonstrations, performances, discussions and guest speakers, including our Key Note Speech delivered by Natalie Cutler from EntreprenHER Productions. We will also be showing Natalie's award winning documentary film 'Not In Vain' as well as starring in her one woman live show Not Yet Suffragette.  EntreprenHER Productions was created as a platform to tell female focussed stories By Women, For Women, About Women through the mediums of Theatre, TV and Film

Natalie said ahead of the celebrations; "When you run a production company that focusses solely on women's rights and female driven story telling, naturally my favourite day of the year was always going to be International Women's Day . . . its also my busiest! I'm super exited to be spending this year collaborating with The Riverfront on a few of my award winning projects. Its equally special, as my IWD performance of Not Yet Suffragette at The Riverfront will kick off my 2018 tour. So you get to see it first Newport! I'm looking forward to sharing the day with you and to also be bringing Not In Vain back home to Wales as the majority of the Doc was filmed in Cardiff AND BONUS . . . The Riverfront".

 


INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY EVENT TIMETABLE 

 
Time and Location Activity Cost

10.00-15.00

All Areas

Free Festival - Celebrating women and their achievements. Inspirational guest speakers, films, performances, workshops and demonstrations. Free

10.00

Studio Theatre

Film - My Life as a Courgette Free

10.00-15.00 

Platform Area

Flying Start Stay & Play - activities all day for all the family.  Free

10.00-16.00

Top Bar Area

Community Banner - Workshop where you can come and make a mark on our community banner with South East Wales Regional Equality Council (SEWREC).  Free

10.00-15.00 

Gallery

Arts & Education Network - Glass art workshops for all to join in, plus an exhibition of work. Free

10.00, 15.00 & 15.30

Foyer

Hoola! Come and learn to hula hoop, or try out the aerial hoop.  Free

10.00 - 11.15

Dance Studio

FitSteps FAB - Come and watch or join in with our Newport Live FitSteps class with a twist, for a Bhangra-style fun workout! Free

10.00-15.00

Foyer

Pedal Powered Smoothies - Make your own smoothie with our smoothie bike.  Free

10.30

Conference Room

Life Coach Workshop - Join Philomena for helpful tips and advice on changing your thinking and seeing for a better life.  Free

10.30 & 11.00

Main Theatre

#ThisIsMe - a campaign by youth projects Go Girls and The Brothers. Free

10.30, 11.00 & 14.00

Workshop Spaces

Doula - Birth rights for women and the role of a doula. Free

11.30

Foyer

Official Launch - A Performance by Age Alive and Coffee and Laughs Community Choir, Nu Wave Dance, and a welcome speech for our celebration by Councillor Gail Giles. Free

10.30, 11.00 & 14.00*

Basement (*Dance Studio)

Fitness: Pink Belt - Taster session in boxing and exercise for women. Free

12.00 - 13.00

Main Theatre

Keynote: Natalie Cutler - from EntreprenHER Productions, which was created as a platform to tell female-focused stories By Women, For Women, About Women through the mediums of Theatre, TV and Film. Free

13.00 - 14.00

Foyer 

Lunch - Provided by The Alice Foundation and kindly funded by Charter Housing, we'll have a buffet/picnic-style lunch, accompanied by performances by singer-songwriter Selena, and dancer Neha. Free

14.00

Studio Theatre

Singing Workshop - plus performance by Zimbabwean singer Angie Tshiyane. Free

14.00

Conference Room

Life Coach Workshop - Join Philomena for helpful tips and advice on changing your seeing and thinking, for a better life.  Free

14.30 - 15.30 

Main Theatre

Keynote: Introduction by Dame Rosemary Butler DBE. The Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent, Ms Eleri Thomas MBE and Gwent Police Deputy Chief Constable Pam Kelly - will discuss their work as women in today's Police force and answer your questions as part of our question and answer session.

Free

15.30

Studio Theatre

Laughter Yoga - Mental well-being and laughter yoga workshop Free

15.30 

Workshop Spaces

Poetry - a relaxed workshop to listen to, or share, poetry Free

15.30 

Main Theatre

Singing - a Performance and chance to find your voice wth Angie Tshiyane! Free

16.00

Studio Theatre

Presentation - Kath Hopkins from Charter Housing will discuss Adolescent to Parent Domestic Abuse. Free

16.00

Foyer

Aleighcia Scott - vocalist performance. Free

16.00 

Dance Studio

Football Fitness - with SEWREC's BME Sports Officer, Lauren Boyd.   Free

18.30

Foyer

Allegra Choir - Performance. Free

19.30

Studio Theatre

Not Yet Suffragette - One woman show performed by Natalie Cutler. £10, Reductions £8
     
Friday 9 March Activity Cost

17.00-19.00

Studio Theatre 

Panel Discussion - Equality, diversity and women in the creative industries; #metoo #timesup #pressforporgress and more.

Selena in the Chapel: a Soulful Singer/Songwriter from Newport, South Wales. Nominated for 'Best Female Solo Artist' in September 2017 at the 'Newport City Radio Love Live Music Awards', Selena has recently emerged on the South Wales music scene and has been described as: "A Poet with a powerful message and a raw talent for turning the words on the page into well crafted storytelling, which is only heightened by her intricate guitar playing and vocal prowess. Describes herself as A queer female musician who hopes that recent discussions around our society will help pave a path in the music industry that allows every Woman to proudly march to the Beat of their own Drum.

Aleighcia Scott: a Reggae/Soul Singer from Cardiff. Performing since she was 6 years old, she is currently working on projects in London, America and Jamaica. 

Sam Dabb: Promoter and Manager of Independent C.I.C, Le Public Space, and community activist. 

Ceriann Williams: an Emerging Producer with National Theatre Wales, a freelance creative producer and programmer working in South Wales. Ceriann has also worked in music management. 

Free

19.00

Studio Theatre

Not in Vain- Natalie Cutler's documentary film about the UK beauty pageant scene and the dark underside of how beauty is perceived in India.  £2

Follow us on Twitter @RiverfrontArts #IWD18 #PressforProgress

We are busy planning the next event, so if you would like to be involved then please contact Sally-Anne Evans on 01633 656757 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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 Take a look at the event in 2016...