International Women's Day 2019
International Women's Day takes place on 8 March each year and celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. The theme for International Women's Day 2019 is #BalanceforBetter. From grassroots activism to worldwide action, we are entering an exciting period of history where the world expects balance. We notice its absence and celebrate its presence

It's a great opportunity to celebrate women's accomplishments in the Borough of Camden and encourage gender equality.

Scroll down to get information on events and more this month that Celebrate women.
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Woman SRSLY: Takeover - Wildlife In Strange Waters
For one night only female performance art collective Woman SRSLY takeover The Place to present a programme of unique and challenging performance by socialised female and female identified artists. 

This carefully selected evening of interdisciplinary work - spanning film, live art, dance, theatre, cabaret, music and all-round femme power - creates a platform for female artists to share their ideas and experiences. Click here to find out more.
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Top 5 PLaces to read: Woolf
As a member of the famous Bloomsbury group, Virginia Woolf was continually inspired by the city life flowing around her. Although she had been born in Kensington, her adult life was closely connected to the borough of Camden. Get transported back to the times of Woolf, with our favourite Places to Read Woolf.
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Camden Close - Up: Kat Pearson
This month we interviewed Kat Pearson, one of the most genuine and powerful Blues voices in London today. She hales from a family steeped in the tradition of Gospel hymns and Blues folklore. Currently working on a solo album which will be released Summer 2019, Kat Pearson delivers the traditional side of the Blues seen and sung from a female perspective. Click here to read our Close Up with Kat.
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The Gendered Brain: The Neuroscience that Shatters the Myth of the Female Brain
Taking us back through centuries of sexism in science, The Gendered Brain shows how we arrived at the idea of an inferior, female brain and how cutting-edge breakthroughs in neuroscience can liberate us from this outdated understanding of what our brains can do. Gina Rippon shows us the reality behind much of the data that is used to justify the gender gap, and explains how major breakthroughs in neuroscience will help us dispel these stereotypes and ‘neurotrash’. Click here to find out more about the event.
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Throwback: Act of Memory for IWD 2017
In 2017, for International Women's Day, Love Camden went out and approached women in Camden to participate in 'Acts of Memory', a participatory performance project originally created by artist the late Monica Ross in which participants recite the Declaration of Human Rights from memory.
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Vera at Camden People's Theatre
Astrophysicist Vera Rubin is now widely credited for the controversial discovery of dark matter, but it took decades before her work was recognised by other scientists. Her male superiors ignored, disbelieved, and later tried to steal credit for her work, and when she was offered a job at Palomar Observatory in 1965 her colleagues initially refused her entry to the building because she was a woman.
Vera is an urgent and innovative show that uses a story about a pioneering astrophysicist to ask why women’s testimonies aren’t valued as much as men’s. Conflict, humour and science show that what we believe depends on the power of who is telling the story.