March 8th, 2018 is the last International Women’s Day before the referendum to Repeal the Eighth Amendment. Join the Cork Coalition to Repeal the Eighth Amendment at lunchtime on Thursday outside the City Library on Grand Parade for a march and rally in support of Repeal. 12:30-2pm.
2. Toast womankind with Girlcrew
Girlcrew have a stellar line up of talented women ready to take the stage on International Women’s Day. Folk blues and soul singer Sara Ryan, Cork’s own Sarah-Beth, Clonakilty-bred singer songwriter Mide Houlihan and DJ Kelly Doherty will all perform at Cyprus Avenue, kicking off at 9pm with all proceeds going to the Sexual Violence Centre Cork. Tickets €8 here.
3. Get inked for the cause
Washington Street tattoo studio Electric Soul is holding a Flash Tattoo Sale, with a choice of pre-drawn, feminist-inspired designs to choose from. All funds raised will go towards the upcoming referendum campaign to repeal the 8th Amendment. Walk-ins only.
4. Spend the weekend
International Women’s Day has turned into a weekender at The Roundy. From March 8th-11th upstairs in Castle Street’s multidiscplinary arts space, you can catch live performances from Lowlek, Malone, Dowry and all-female improvised group HEX. Expect the Come Out and Play Cabaret curated by writer/poet Tina Pisco as well as DJs, spoken word, poetry, a daytime craft market and a few surprises.
All proceeds go to the Rape Crisis Centre.
5. Get dancey at Edison
Heading out with your gal pals? Underground Ovation presents International Women’s Day at the Edison on Washington Street – an all-female line-up will be playing a mixture of House and Techno from 8pm.
6. Visit Nano Nagle Place for free
On International Women’s Day the women of Cork can visit the inspiring heritage experience at Nano Nagle Place fee of charge. There’ll be a short talk on Nano Nagle and the Presentation Sisters at 1:10pm and the Heritage Experience is open from 11am to -1pm and 2.30pm-4.30pm on Thursday, March 8th.