Here are 10 ways to celebrate International Women's Day in Leeds

There are many events happening this week in the city to celebrate International Women's Day.

Friday, 8th March 2019, 6:38 am
Updated Friday, 8th March 2019, 6:43 am
International Women's Day is being celebrated through many different events throughout the city.

From films and tech workshops to theatre and free yoga, these are ten ways to celebrate International Women's Day in Leeds which takes places every year on March 8.

Thabitha Khumalo, a founder member of the Movement for Democratic Change in Zimbabwe will kick off the IWD celebrations the evening before on March 7. She will address members of Unite's Leeds University branch.
Following on from her portrayal of Juliet in the playhouse's recent production of Romeo and Juliet, Tessa Parr takes on the title roll in this modern retelling of Shakespeare's classic play which runs until March 30.

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Leeds Libraries invite all, but especially women and girls, hoping to try creative tech to join them on Thursday 7. Guests can browse the Empowering Women booklist, make their female icon into a moving robot and have a go at VR.
Join senior yoga teacher Angela Sykes on March 7 for a free class.
Thursday March 7 will see a night of some of Leeds' best up and coming female musicians headlined by Tamzene. supported by folk-duo Sunflower Thieves (pictured).
The winner of the directing prize at last year's Sundance Festival, this film is the story of a teacher and poet fed up with her career. Starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, pictured, and directed by Sara Colangelo.
A lunchtime talk exploring the history of women at M&S from staff at the earliest Penny Bazaars to female technologists that create some of the store's most iconic products.
The last event in a week-long series, on March 8 Girl Gang Leeds will feature workshops and talks from The Sunday Practise, Louisa Foley, Emma Low,Kristyna Baczynski, Eve Finlay Miller and Leeds Arts University.
Tina Jackson, author of upcoming book Struggle and Suffrage in Leeds: Women's Lives and the Fight for Equality will give an interactive workshop on March 9 exploring the stories on women in the city.
On March 9, this festival of resistance will host a series of events including panel discussions and an International Women's Day Special by Three Acres & a Cow: a sing-along musical history of land rights and protest.