International Women’s Day 2018

This year we mark International Women’s Day by Premiering our new musical comedy Bingo! at Assembly Hall in Edinburgh.

Co-produced with Grid Iron, an award winning theatre company run by two amazing women, we bring an amazing ensemble to the stage featuring some of the most talented women in Scottish theatre.

Our creative team and crew feature female powerhouses in Scottish theatre (including our very own Jemima Levick Directing) in design, production and technical theatre, and we have supported young women on placements in Directing and Choreography.


We’d love for you to mark International Women’s Day by joining us for an unforgettable night at the Bingo! We’ve also pulled a list together of some of the amazing events that are taking place across the UK to mark this global day of celebration:

  • Penguin’s London Pop up store will only sell books written by female writers – celebrating the power of those who’ve fought for change #LikeAWomen. Readers will be able to attend events and buy books that will be donated to Solace Women’s Aid.
  • Wowen of the World Festival There’s so much happening at the Southbank’s annual festival it’s hard to summarise here. If you can’t make it to London they host an amazing series of podcasts that can be accessed from the website.
  • Stylist launch first book Life Lessons from Remarkable Women.
  • Gerda Stevenson launches Quines: Poems in Tribute to Women of Scotland. The poetry collection charts the part played by some remarkable women of Scotland in our nation’s history and culture.
  • Everything you need to know about International Women’s Day and the associated global events is on the IWD site.
  • International Women’s Day Edinburgh University Annual Lectures.
  • Scottish PEN Resistance an all day symposium hosted by Scottish PEN Women Writer’s Committee and Institute for the Advanced Studies in Humanities (IASH)
    Featuring – Jackie Kay, Sim Bajwa, Caroline Bowditch, Afshan D’souza-Lodhi, Beth Banjeree-Richards and Alice Tarbuck.
  • From Glasgow Women’s Library new products exclusive to the Glasgow Women’s Library shop inspired by the history of the organisation, its library, archive and museum collection and made locally and ethically through cultural production. Accompanied by a series of Meet your Maker events.
  • Scottish Women’s Convention over the past 10 years, women from throughout Scotland have met in the Scottish Parliament in a celebratory event organised by the SWC.
  • Support IWD Press for Progress campaign.
  • Who is your ‘shero’? an evening celebrating great heroines at the Scottish Storytelling Centre.

Are we missing something? Tweet us @Stellarquines #IWD2018 with other events or celebrations.

International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

International Women’s Day (IWD) has occurred for well over a century, with the first​ ​March 8​ ​IWD gathering supported by over a million people in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. Prior to this the​ Socialist Party of America, United Kingdom’s Suffragists and Suffragettes, and further groups campaigned for women equality. Today, IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. IWD is not country, group or organisation specific.​ Make IWD your day! – everyday!

#IWD2018 #PressforProgress