Friday 6th March 2020

International Women’s Day Banbury

International Women’s Day Banbury is a celebration of the fine ladies of Cherwell. A series of arts, community and business events will be held in March 2020 as part of the global IWD campaign to promote gender equality.


The Mill Arts Centre
Spiceball Park
OX16 5QE

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The IWD 2020 campaign theme is...


Let's create a gender-equal world. We're all responsible for our own thoughts and actions. Challenge stereotypes, broaden perceptions, change situations. An equal world is an enabled world. So let's all be #EachforEqual.

Friday 6th March 2020

We’ve curated a series of arts, community and business events inspired by great women throughout history.

At a glance


Talks & discussions


If you want something done, ask a busy woman to do it. The lives of women today are busier than ever. IWD Banbury presents a series of inspirational talks and insightful discussions around four aspects of being a woman today.


Speed mentoring

Millers Bar

When we hold out our hand to the next generation of women in Banbury, we can change the future of our town. Our speed-mentoring sessions aim to accelerate this change.


Pop-up shops

Long room

Head upstairs for gorgeous gifts and superb services. IWD Banbury and The Mill are proud to host pop-ups from local independent women making and doing amazing things.


Creative crafting & classes

Meeting room 1

Join This Girl Makes to creatively celebrate International Women's Day. Drop by and contribute to our commemorative zine, or build your own toolbox with designer maker, Harriet Poppy Speed.


Workshops exploring the power of words

Meeting room 2

“It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.”― Madeleine Albright.

Our "Frida" space is dedicated to the power of words - written and spoken. Our choice of words can impact our perception of ourselves, and our impact on the world around us.


Relax & restore


A 90-minute contemporary vinyasa morning practice will held in The Mill's studio space. Funds generated from this class will provide a further guided practice in the afternoon for those in the Banbury community that take time for others, but never make time for themselves.


Art exhibition


Through the year The Mill programmes a number of exhibitions, with a particular focus on local artists, and work that links in with our professional programme of live events. During March 2020 you'll be able to take in exhibitions linked to International Women's Day, gender equality and positive progress.

See the full list of events

Fringe events

International Women’s Day isn’t just one event belonging to a single organisation. It is a collective celebration and call to action to end inequality. We’re happy to share the following independently organised events.

If you’d like to add your own IWD event to this list let us know

See all fringe events


International Women's Day Banbury is a not-for-profit project brought to life by Corse Concierge and The Mill Arts Centre.

Both are women-led organisations, active within the Banbury community. Brought together as 2018 recipients of Banbury Women in Business Awards, they began working together in summer 2019 to bring International Women's Day to Banbury in 2020.


International Women's Day Banbury would like to thank the following women and organisations for contributing to our celebrations. Without them, our events would not be possible.

View all IWD Banbury collaborators