Celebrate. Commemorate. Connect

Friday 8 & Saturday 9 March


Celebrate International Women's Day at The Riverfront!

IWD 13IWD 18IWD 72

 

With an inspirational female focus, we will be offering activities, workshops, demonstrations, performances, discussions and guest speakers.

Yoga, Zumba Core, self-defence, massage, circus skills, dance, film screening, vocalists, arts activity and much more running throughout the day.

Unless specified, our events are free and you can just turn up on the day!

 

Friday 8 March 

All day

Workshops

Out of the Box’ Workshop

Stepping out of our box in life doesn’t always involve something dramatic, like changing careers, moving to a new place, starting a business, or travelling to the other side of the world.

Join a local artist who has done exactly that and celebrate the benefits of stepping outside of your comfort zone. 

Decorate a box and fill it with positivity and inspiration to take home; maybe you will be inspired to try something new too?

10am – 2pm

Health & Fitness Consultations 


Meet the team from Newport Live for a blood pressure check and general fitness consultation. Find out more about Newport Live including classes, gym, swim, personal support and more. 

10am – 3pm

Workshops

Circus Skills

Come and try our circus skills activities based on the theme of this years event- Balance for Better- hoola-hoops, and tight roping walking, provided by Inside Out Cymru.

10am – 3pm

Workshops

Arts & Crafts

Come and get creative with our free arts activities including pop up portraits and print making.

10.30am 
Performance

Launch of the event with performance by Community Choirs Age Alive and Coffee and Laughs.

11am 
Performance

NON 
A short performance by Tracy Evans weaving poetry, movement and image to remember the life of St Non. Supported by Arts Council Wales.

11am

Fitness Taster

Zumba

Fun and easy workout with musical rhythms and tantalizing moves, that you can impress your friends with on the dance floor.

11.30am

Fitness Taster

Fit Steps

Fit Steps is the hot new dance fitness craze inspired by Strictly Come Dancing! Dance the Cha Cha, Rumba, Salsa, Jive, QuickStep, Waltz, Paso Doble, Samba and Tango while getting fit and having fun!

12pm 
Discussion

Careers and Pioneers!

Deputy Chief Constable Pam Kelly, PCC Commissioner Eleri Thomas MBE and Vernesta Cyril OBE. A chance to ask questions and share stories.

12:50 am 
Performance

Performance by the Nu Wave dancers.

1pm 

Film

Women in Wales: Voice

A powerful new documentary film from Winding Snake Productions.

An all-female team investigate the modern women's movement in Wales, to find out just how far the battle for equality has come.

1.30pm

Fitness Taster

Yoga Core 

Promotes the strength and core conditioning of pilates with the flexibility and relaxation of yoga.

2pm

Performance

Forum theatre performance by Go Girls. Charter Housing with support from Gwent Missing Children project, bring you an award-winning production which looks at the dangers of being groomed.

2.30pm

Fitness Taster

Relaxation

Relaxation techniques to improve energy and concentration.

2.30pm

Twilight Yoga

Combining classic yoga postures and relaxation techniques to help you prepare for sleep.

3pm 
Discussion

Whose Birthright Is It Anyway?

To reproduce or not to reproduce, that is the question. 

Join Taking Flight Theatre in an open panel  discussion about how and why decisions about becoming a parent are formed. What are contributing factors of whether people choose to reproduce or not and how these factors, whether they be society or medical, influence D/deaf and disabled people in their decisions.

Chair: Dr Tamse Preece 
Panel: Rosaleen Moriarty Simmonds OBE, Bethan Morgan, Dr Tracy Evans and Samatha “Doula” Gadsen

4pm

Film

Women in Wales: Voice

A powerful new documentary film from Winding Snake Productions.

An all-female team investigate the modern women's movement in Wales, to find out just how far the battle for equality has come.

4pm - 6pm

Pop Up Activities 

Taking Flight Theatre Company will be running a whole host of  pop up activities and prefromances including:

- Poetry prefromance from Alice Denny 

 - Comedy prefromance by Tafsila Khan a emerging Cardiff based comedian

- Brooch making 

7.45pm 
Performance

Taking Flight presents peeling by Kaite O’Reilly

A play exploring the relationship between women, their bodies and children against a backdrop of man-made conflict.

With interwoven BSL, live audio description and English captions. There will be a question and answer session after the show.

Age 14+. Tickets £13.25, Concessions £11.25

Tickets here: newportlive.co.uk/riverfront 

Saturday 9 March 

9am

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

10am to 3pm

Music & Workshops

Arts and crafts, music, and workshops.

Pop along and create your own Frida Kahlo and listen to some amazing female vocalists. Featuring Selena In the Chapel, and Aleighcia Scott (BBC Horizon Launchpad artist of 2018)

All free and running throughout the day.

10am – 2pm

Health & Fitness Consultations 
Meet the team from Newport Live for a blood pressure check and general fitness consultation. Find out more about Newport Live including classes, gym, swim, personal support and more. 

12.30pm

Legs, Bums and Tums 

As the name suggestions, this session features a number of exercises  that  target the lower body, tummy and booty . It’s a great option for those who want to tone up and get fit.

1.30pm

Boxercise

A high intensity non contact boxing class utilising kick shields, focus mitts and various punching techniques that builds power and stamina.

7.45pm 
Performance

Taking Flight presents peeling by Kaite O’Reilly

A play exploring the relationship between women, their bodies and children against a backdrop of man- made conflict.

With interwoven BSL, live audio description and English captions. There will be a question and answer session after the show.

Age 14+. Tickets £13.25, Concessions £11.25

Tickets here: newportlive.co.uk/riverfront