Oxford International Women’s Festival
Threads of Liberation
29 February—14 March 2020
Join us for two weeks of events around Oxford celebrating women’s strengths, successes & solidarity.
(FEBRUARY 27th – MARCH 14th,
Since the Oxford International Festival began in
1989, it has not only focused on Women’s International Day, March 8th, but has
also covered a wide range of topics ranging from the arts to the sciences, as
well as women’s creativity and initiating and supporting campaigns on women’s
The 2021 Festival will focus on women’s creativity,
particularly their contributions to a variety of landscapes. Landscape
can be interpreted in a numerous ways, for example it can be natural or
imaginary. It can be designed, changed and recorded by both individuals
and groups of people. In all these interpretations women have played major
roles in transforming and adapting to landscapes, although they are often
forgotten or ignored.
This Festival seeks to recognise women’s role in
helping to change and adapt to all kinds of landscape, particularly in the last
two hundred years, when industrialisation, urbanisation, technological changes,
the expansion in education, health, politics, changes in domestic life and
responses to climate change, have transformed women’s lives. More and more
women are contributing to the arts and the sciences in many areas specifically
connected in transforming and helping us understand the importance of landscape
such as gardening, architecture, music, botany, agriculture and engineering.