Oxford International Women’s Festival
Oxford City of Sanctuary
1—17 March 2024
Join us for two weeks of events, online and in venues across Oxford.
Celebrate women’s personal journeys of discovery and find inspiration from women who have built successful lives, following journeys of trauma and heartbreak.
Saturday 2nd March 10.30am – 3.30pm
Join us for African dance workshops, a wellbeing and mental health awareness presentation and short narratives and sharing of personal journeys.
Saturday 2nd March 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Fierce and fun, cheeky and charming, badass and beguiling, Feisty Choir sing songs in acapella by, about and celebrating women’s lives. We’ll be joined by the fabulous and funny poet Tina Sederholm.
Sunday 3rd March 2.45pm & Monday 4th March 6.15pm
1971 American black comedy film written and directed by Elaine May in her directorial debut based on the short story “The Green Heart” by Jack Ritchie.
Tuesday 5th March 11.00am – 2.00pm
This event features a curated display of women’s clothing alongside diverse artworks, including ceramics and metal pieces.
Thursday 7th March 6.30am – 9.00pm
Enjoy an evening celebration of music, dance and singing, brought to you by the talented women who call Oxford the City of Sanctuary, home.
Friday 8th March 12.00pm – 1.00pm
Oxford Against Cutting’s Web Cafes provide a space for professionals and communities to come together to discuss topics related to harms against women and girls.
Friday 8th March 5.30pm – 6.30pm
This year we mark 30 years since the death of Dorothy Hodgkin and 60 years since she received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
Monday 11th March 6pm & Thursday 14th March 8.45pm
1996 American romantic comedy-drama film written, directed, and edited by Cheryl Dunye.
Sunday 17th March 2.45pm & Wednesday 20th March 8.45pm
Morvern Callar is a 2002 British psychological drama. After her beloved boyfriend’s suicide, a mourning supermarket worker and her best friend hit the road in Scotland.
Sunday 24th March 3.15pm &
Monday 25th March 6.15pm
1975 Hungarian drama film. The story of Kata, a lonely middle-aged female factory worker, who becomes interested in neglected children and tries to adopt one.