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Celebrate International Women's Day at The Riverfront!

We are celebrating International Women’s Day at the Riverfront throughout the month of March with some fantastic performances and free taster sessions. Here is what is coming up:

 

Friday 6 March 

1pm & 6.30pm

MUCKERS

Paloma has always mucked about with Pichón. Until one day a blinding white light lands on Paloma, and her days of dressing up and running wild seem to be over... Muckers is a quest for self-acceptance, with original songs and a little bit of Spanish.

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Saturday 7 March 

9am

PARK RUN

Join in the fun for this first female focussed Park run!

10am - 5pm

With an inspirational female focus, we present activities, workshops, demonstrations, performances, discussions and amazing guest speakers.

There will also be free Yoga, Zumba, Core, self-defence, massage, circus skills, dance, film screenings, vocalists, arts activity and much more running throughout the day.

All free and running throughout the day.

10am - 5pm

PRINTMAKING

Join Lucie Sheridan for printworkig and creatre your own poster which you can take home.

10am - 4pm

PLACES, SPACES & TRACES

Make sure you pop into our gallery and see the wonderful artwork of Cas Holmes which is on display.

10am - 4pm

CRECHE

There will be a stay and play area for your little ones on the platform outside the main theatre.

10.20am

OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF IWD

International Women's Day at the Riverfront will be officially launched by Shereen Williams, the Chief Executive Officer of the Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales, and the leader of Newport Council in the Studio Theatre directly before the launch of the WOW Film Festival.

10.30am

WOW FILM FESTIVAL

Join the Women's Film Club at the launch of the WOW Film Festival at Riverfront, for the Welsh premier of Made in Bangladesh (15), directed by Rubaiyat Hossain, to mark International Women's Day 2020. With a free creche and craft activities for children - you can relax and watch a film with your friends!  Food and cake provided as usual after the screening.

Cinema is powerful, women are amazing put them together and wonderful things can happen!

Tickets are free but booking is essential.  For more information please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.wowfilmfestival.com.

Please note that this film is certified for viewers who are 15 years and older.  

11am - 5pm

ARTS & CRAFTS

There will be free arts and crafts activities in the foyer throughout the day led by Naz Syed.

11 - 11.20am

NU WAVE DANCERS

Nu Wave Dance's over 50s group give a performance in the Foyer.

11am - 12pm

YOGA

Come and try Yoga in one of two 30 minute sessions. The first session will be Hatha Yoga for the female body with gentle but empowering poses. The second session will be Yin Yoga - a floor based practice working into deep layers of the body in a slow and focused way.

11am - 12pm

MICROWAVE PANEL DISCUSSION

Cerianne and Nerida, the Producer and Assistant Director for Microwave take part in a panel discussion about women working in the arts and the challenges and successes this bring. 

In the main auditorium.

11am - 1pm

G EXPRESSIONS

Various young women from G Expressions youth arts organisation will perform.

11.30am

A YEAR WITH NEWPORT WOMEN'S AID
Jo Haycock's photographic work focusses on empowerment, through exploring the layers of relationships and connections between people and communities. She spent a year documenting the hope and resilience of some of the women there, who had lived with domestic abuse.

In the Conference Room

12 - 4pm

RHANGOLI

Come along and create some boxes and have a go at embroidery and design. There will also be a rag rug demo.

Outside the gallery space.

12.05 - 12.40pm

WORKERS RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS PANEL DISCUSSION

The panel will comprise of Dr Jean Jenkins from Cardiff University, Dr Justna Muhith from WEN and Ruth Brady from GMB Union. The pannel will be chaired by Shavanah Taj from Wales Trade Union Congress.

In the Studio Theatre.

12.30pm

THE IMPACT OF FEMINISM IN POST WAR NEWPORT
Juls Benson- Reality Theatre
The Voice of ordinary women in post war industrial towns and cities like Newport  is often neglected. It’s the heritage of these women during the 2nd wave of feminism that this project explores.

In the Conference Room.

12.40 - 1pm

AGE ALIVE AND COFFEE AND LAUGHS CHOIR

Age Alive and Coffee and Laughs will perform in the foyer.

1.30 - 2.05pm

HOW TO INCREASE YOUR CYBER SECURITY AND HOW TO SPOT A TELEPHONE SCAM

Join Cyber Crime Support Officer Natalie Evans for a presentation and Q&A session in the Studio Theatre. During her talk, Natalie will raise awareness on how to increase your cyber security and how to avoid becoming a victim of this type of crime.

Twitter: @GPCyberCrime #CyberCSO

In the Conference Room.

1.45 - 2pm

K POP

Members of K POP will give a performance.

2.05 - 2.25pm

ISHINE

Ishine Theatre Group present music and dance.

2.30pm

INTRO TO XI GONG

Come and try Xi Gong movement.

2.30pm

KAMILA JARKZAK
Presents the project she has developed titled Women of Newport. Empowered women, empower women

Women of Newport” is a community based project showcasing, supporting and celebrating wonderful women in our city through the medium of photography. Highlighting their passions, inspiration, commitment and success , it is a community connecting creative minds, artists, writers, musicians, business women, all women.  Kamilla will explain how the project was created, and how it continues to develop.

In the Conference Room.

2.30 - 3.30pm

NEWPORT WRITERS GROUP

Newport Writers are a diverse group of individuals who meet bi-weekly in the upstairs bar of the Riverfront to share writing, ideas and support. All are welcome, whatever your place in the writing journey.

For International Women's Day, 10 of the women from the group will share some of their work with you.

For further information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

In the Studio Theatre.

3 - 3.20pm

RIVERFRONT RAVERS

The Riverfront Ravers will give a dance performance in the foyer.

3.30 - 4pm

SOMANTIC MOVEMENT AND GUIDED VISUALISATION WITH CRYSTALS

An invitation to take some essential ‘time-out’ from the ‘busy-ness’ of daily life to slow down, unwind and focus inwards, using effortless movement and stillness to create space and balance for mind, body and soul. Finishing with a guided visualisation using crystals.

3.30 - 4pm

DRAMA FOR WELL BEING WORKSHOP

6.30pm - 10pm

WHO RULES THE WORLD CABARET

We close the day with an evening of music, poetry, dance and comedy all with a female focus including performances by:

Tori Lyons - Performing some extracts from Microwave
Tori Lyons is a home grown Welsh creative currently collaborating with the BBC to generate original material for their social media platforms. Tori has worked with BAFTA award winning director Kieran Evans, Rhys Ifans, Gareth Bale, starred in a National advertising Campaign for Amazon, and co-starred alongside Craig Roberts for the Q Award winning ‘Best Music Video’ for the Manic Street Preachers

Eadyth - Singing
Armed with a love of electronic, soul and R&B music, Eädyth has spent the last 12 months nestled down in her home studio working tirelessly on developing her production and writing skills thus carving out her own unique, impressive sound. Eädyth introduces us to her powerful, soulful voice and innovative production techniques which beautifully compliment her empowering lyrics.

Aleigchia Scott - Singing
Aleighcia Scott’s voice has the soul of the finest Reggae singers combined with the power of a 50-strong Welsh choir and given that she grew up in Cardiff and yet with family roots from Trelawny, Jamaica this should come as no surprise. It’s a voice that is exciting those in the know on the Reggae scene and Aleighcia has recorded with Julian Marley and more recently been tapped up by both Peckings Records and Rory Stonelove to work on extended length projects to be released in 2018/19 and selected by the BBC to be a Horizons artist for 2018-19.

Joanne Marie - Bellydancing
Joanne teaches two Belly Dance classes a week through Newport Live: Tuesdays at the Riverfront and Thursdays at the Connect Centre, both 7-8pm. For IWD, Joanne has chosen to perform a tribal piece as she is flying off to Poland in the summer for a week full of workshops with Olga Meos, and international specialist in the Tribal Fusion style of belly dance.

Miss Talulah Rouge - Burlesque

 

 Tuesday 17 - Friday 20 March

 

7pm                             

MICROWAVE

Elinor Cook’s (Killing Eve, Series 3) Microwave is a new play which boldly explores the anxiety and awkward hilarity of academic and sexual pressures on teenage women as they try to carve out their own identity. Microwave poses a thought-provoking and compelling exploration of ‘how the other half live’ through the lens of teenage female friendship, whilst opening a wider discussion around how we educate and support teenage women in the 21st century. 

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For groups or individuals who are interested in getting involved, we would love to hear from you. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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