The 8th March is International Women’s Day, and we want to highlight the brilliant talents and abundant creativity of women through an eclectic series of events and activities that you can experience in London during this buzzing month.
Four exceptional women who have contributed in their own way to develop their respective fields and leave an ever-lasting imprint among their peers and beyond are:
Let’s start with Beatrix Potter who was an English writer, illustrator, natural scientist, conservationist and also one of the best loved children’s authors of the 20th century featuring animals, such as The Tale of Peter Rabbit.
Discover her life and works in an immersive exhibition at the V&A Museum that explores her enthusiastic love of nature.
BEATRIX POTTER: DRAWN TO NATURE
V&A Museum, Cromwell Road,
South Kensington ,
Image credit: Beatrix Potter: Drawn to nature
Head down to the Hayward Gallery, and discover the first major retrospective of the legendary artist Louise Bourgeois. Bourgeois was a French American artist best known for her large-scale sculpture and monumental installation art, figurative sculptures and abstract collages. This incredible exhibition focuses exclusively on her work using fabrics and textiles.
Louise Bourgeois: The Woven Child
Wed – Sat from 11am, Sundays from 10am
Image credit: Louise Bourgeois: The Woven Child
Yayoi Kusama is a 92 year old Japanese contemporary artist from Tokyo. She works primarily in sculpture and installation, but is also active in painting, performance, video art, fashion, poetry, fiction, and other arts. Don’t miss this rare chance to experience two of Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Rooms at the Tate Museum, immersive installations that will give you a privileged insight into Kusama’s unique vision of endless reflections.
YAYOI KUSAMA: INFINITY MIRROR ROOMS
London SE1 9TG
Image credit: the times.co.uk
Despite all her excesses and tumultuous life, Amy Winehouse remains an iconic figure and a Darling in the heart of many British people and internationally.
This moving exhibition showcases original iconic outfits, handwritten lyrics, and never-before-exhibited personal items including her blue Daphne Fender Stratocaster guitar. For any Amy’s fan it may be one of the most intimate portraits of this genius but gone-too-soon artist.
Amy: Beyond the Stage
The Design Museum
224 – 238 Kensington High Street, London W8 6AG
Image credit: designmuseum.org
WOW (Women of the World) is the world’s biggest, most comprehensive festival celebrating the vast variety of influential women, girls and non-binary people. This is must event for everyone celebrating IWD this year!
During this 3-day event (11-13 March), expect world-class speakers, activists, performers musicians and comedians come together to entertain, discover, and discuss about hot topics.
WOW – Women of the World
11 – 13 March 2022
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, SE1 8XX
Image credit: Woman of the world
Talk about an entertaining evening, this new West-End musical sensation perfectly fits with our IWD’s theme. Six The Musical, which started as an Edinburgh Fringe show, is now becoming an international phenomenon. It portrays, in a form of a punk girl-band, the story of Henry VIII’s six wives. Divorced, beheaded, live, Six The Musical is probably one of the most uplifting pieces of new British musical theatre out there at the moment.
Six The Musical
404 Strand, London, WC2R 0NH
Image credit: Six the Musical
After all these fantastic, energising, informative exhibitions and events magnifying women’s extraordinary contribution to the art and cultural sphere; it’s certainly time to indulge yourself in some exquisite food and drink thanks to the artistry of two talented women, taking their respective craft to another level.
It’s right to put the spotlight on Clare Smyth who was the Chef Patron at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay and became the first female British chef to hold and retain three Michelin stars at her restaurant Core By Clare located in the swanky Notting Hill. Pricey? Sure, however it will be a culinary experience of a lifetime!
Core by Clare Smyth
92 Kensington Park Road
London W11 2PN
Image Credit: Laurie Fletcher
The second woman we are putting under the spotlight is Naples-born mixologist Giulia Cuccurullo. She has become the first female to take the role of head bartender at Artesian, the prestigious London Bar voted (numerous time) No.1 in The World’s 50 Best Bars located at The Langham Hotel. With an illustrious history of award winning male mixologists, it took a very skilled and creative person to fill this pivotal position in such an iconic bar.
Expect nothing but perfectly curated cocktails in a glamourous environment to help you end this amazing month of March celebrating the vision, talent, skill, and mastery of women around the world who have. or are still contributing to make this world a better, more creative, and enjoyable place to live together…
1C Portland Place
London, W1B 1JA
Image credit: luxuriousmagazine.com