Join us as H&F marks Women's History Month

Please join us in paying tribute to the women who have helped shape Hammersmith & Fulham as we mark Women’s History Month.

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Join us as we celebrate Women's History Month in Hammersmith & Fulham - a borough like no other

Welcome to Women’s History Month 2023

Please join us in paying tribute to the women who have helped shape Hammersmith & Fulham as we mark Women’s History Month.

There are dozens of events taking place across the borough – many of which are free to attend. They will honour the many women who came before us, ranging from historical figures such as Fanny Eaton, Esther Bruce and Edmonia Lewis to the women making our borough an amazing place to live, work and visit today. 

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Cllr Rebecca Harvey, H&F Cabinet Member for Social Inclusion and Community Safety

Cllr Rebecca Harvey, H&F Cabinet Member for Social Inclusion and Community Safety

The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is ‘innovation and technology for gender equality’. As our Industrial Strategy continues to attract the most talented minds to H&F, we want to celebrate the achievements of those who help create a more diverse, inclusive and gender-equal workplace.

I warmly invite you to join us as we celebrate local women artists in a month-long exhibition at the Lyric.

This event will also give you the chance to meet our partners at the Angelou service, including Refuge and Al-Hasaniya Moroccan Women’s Centre, who we’ve teamed up with in our bid to support for women and girls affected by domestic abuse and violence.

Meanwhile, every Friday and Saturday evening please look out for our Women’s Safety Champions in Fulham, Shepherds Bush and Hammersmith town centres. If you see them, please approach them, they’re here to listen and help.

Watch this space as we're adding to our listings as they become available. Or sign up to our weekly e-newsletter and we’ll update you as the events are announced.

You can also find out about some of the amazing women in H&F's past and present.

Cllr Rebecca Harvey
Cabinet Member for Social Inclusion and Community Safety

H&F Women's History Month Quiz

We've put together a quiz to celebrate the many contributions from the H&F women who came before us and are blazing a trail now. Give the quiz a go and see how much you know about the women of H&F.

Take the H&F Women's History quiz

Past events

Wednesday 1 March
Women’s safety stroll with the H&F Law Enforcement Team
Lyric Square to Hammersmith Broadway, 10am

How can we help make H&F safer for women? Meet and chat to women working in H&F’s Law Enforcement Team.

1, 8 and 14 March and 6 April
Bystander training with the Suzy Lamplugh Trust
Online, various times

Every woman has a right to feel safe in her own city. Learn how to step in to defuse situations, discourage harassers, and support victims of street harassment in these online sessions.

Sign up

Friday 3 March
Women in Jazz Media presents: Lara Eidi
Jazz Café POSK, Hammersmith, 8.30pm

Singer-songwriter and artist Lara Eidi returns to Jazz Café POSK to present her new project “Troubadour“. Featuring Dave Manington (double bass and mandolin) and special guest Naomi Wright (cello).

Book your ticket

Saturday 4 March
Girls-only open football training sessions
Fulham FC Training Ground, 9am + 10 am

Fulham FC will be hosting an open day as part of its Junior Pan DisAbility Girls Only Hub – the first step for women and girls on their footballing journey, or for the more experienced football players looking to play regularly in a safe and inclusive environment. Sessions are for girls aged 5 to 16 years, with any form of physical or learning disability or special educational need.

9am session

10am session

4 March
Unveiling a headstone for Fanny Eaton’s grave
Margravine Cemetery, 12 noon

Join us as we honour Britain’s first Black model on the anniversary of her passing in 1924.

Sunday 5 March
Women’s Freedom bike ride
Brook Green, 10am

Join one of the biggest rides through London this International Women’s Day. Meet in Brook Green to ride to the LCC Women’s Freedom Ride start line, departing from Marble Arch at 11.15am.

Book a FREE space

Monday 6 March
Celebrate International Women’s Day at Bush Hall
Bush Hall, 7.30pm

Green Note & FreeNow present... a celebration for International Women's Day.

Get your ticket

Tueday 7 March
Write like a girl songwriting workshop
Riverside Studios, 7.30pm

Come along for an intimate evening of live music and storytelling from some of the UK's best up-and-coming artists and songwriters.

Get your ticket

Wednesday 8 March
International Women’s Day bike ride
Meet at W6 Garden Centre, Ravenscourt Park, 11.30am

Join us for this women-led cycle ride from Ravenscourt Park, to Chiswick House via St Peter’s Square and Dukes Meadows. Spaces are limited so sign up today.

Book a FREE space

Wednesday 8 March
Women in non-academic careers
Sir Micheal Uren Hub, White City Innovation District, 4pm

Hear from Imperial Alumni about their path to a non-academic career, including Dr Georgina Cornish (AstraZenica) and Dr Mireia Mato Prado (UK Dementia Research).

Register your interest

Wednesday 8 March
Girl Power Spin Class
Virgin Active Hammersmith, 6pm
Celebrate International Women’s Day with Virgin Active and join the GIRL POWER spin class! All women are welcome. Please email to register your interest.

Wednesday 8 March
Fashion Remiagined clothes swap + screening
Riverside Studios, 6.30pm (clothes swap) + 8pm (screening)

On International Women’s Day, this special #ReclaimTheFrame screening will be proceeded with a clothes swap (from 6.30pm) inspired by this sustainable fashion doc.

Get your ticket

Wedensday 8 March
Kindred Rising | International Women’s Day Music Special
Kindred Hammersmith, 7pm

Discover some new sounds from up-and-coming west London talent at this all-women special. H&F residents go FREE.

Book a FREE spot now

Wednesday 8 March
She drew the gun
Bush Hall, 7.30pm

An evening of intimate, unplugged music and poetry in celebration of International Women’s Day.

Get your ticket

Thursday 9 March
Fulham BID’s Violence against Women and Girls Conference
Stamford Bridge football stadium, 8am

Join Discover Fulham and the Metropolitan Police to join the discussion around what we can all do to help tackle Violence Against Women and Girls as we work to make H&F a safe place for everyone.

Book a FREE spot

Thursday 9 March
Defying expectations with Dr Gifty Edila
Online, 1pm

Dr. Edila has personally won awards from the Black Solicitors Network and Excel Ghana Professionals Awards, as well as an honorary Doctor of the University degree from Loughborough University. Join us to hear her talk about how she defied expectations in her career to become one of the most sought-after legal brains in England and Wales. Click here to join the meeting.

Thursday 9 March
Through Her Eyes: A Celebration of Female Artists
Lyric theatre, Hammersmith, 5.30pm

Made up entirely of art by local artists, this exhibition aims to celebrate the world through the eyes of women and share their stories. Running throughout the whole of March, the exhibition covers a wide range of topics from race, to menopause, to the beauty of landscapes and life’s simple pleasures.

Register your interest

Thursday 9 March
Contemporary Irish neo soul ft. Tomike
Irish Cultural Centre, Hammersmith, 7.30pm

An evening of live music, celebrating the next generation of women artists from London and Ireland. Featuring alternative, neo-soul singer songwriter Tomike. Tickets from £5.

Get your ticket

Saturday 11 March
Dear Black Women’s and Girls’ Festival
Novotel Hotel, Hammersmith, 11am

This is an intimate event celebrating Black women and girls in the UK. Immerse yourself in community and hear about your fellow festival goers’ powerful experiences!

Get your ticket

Saturday 11 March
Safe Gigs for Women showcase
Bush Hall, 3pm

Safe Gigs for Women are a charity fighting against sexual harassment at live music events. The line-up includes GENN, The Pearl Harts, Nectar Woode and Vanity Fairy.

Get your ticket

Saturday 11 March
Celebrate prominent women jazz composers at Jazz Café POSK
Jazz Café POSK, 8.30pm

Head down to POSK Jazz Cafe to celebrating outstanding Women Jazz Composers including Alice Coltrane, Irene Higginbotham, Carla Bley, Betty Carter, Lil Hardin Armstrong and many more. Presented by the Urbański /Turville/Cywiński/Barford Quartet Tickets £15.

Get your ticket

Monday 13 March
Tackling discrimination and harrassment in the workplace
Online event, 1.30pm
Join employment solicitors from H&F's Law Centre for a discussion and Q&A around the challenges women face in the workplace, and what we can do to help.

Book a FREE space

Saturday 18 March
Celebrating prominent Hammersmith women bike ride
Brook Green, 10am

Join this easy-going ride for beginners, less confident riders, families with children or if you just want to have a slow leisure ride.

Book a FREE spot

Tuesday 21 March
An evening with Sheila Hancock
Irish Cultural Centre, Hammersmith, 6.30pm

Sheila Hancock is coming to Hammersmith! Join us for an evening discussion and Q&A about her new book "Old Rage"; her fifth one after Ramblings of an Actress, The Two of Us, Just Me and Miss Carter's War.
Make sure to bring along your copy of the book; Sheila will gladly sign it!

Thursday 23 March
Women Who Lead Lunch
Megans Kings Road, SW6, 11am

Join the BEYOUROWN Women Who Lead Lunch for an inspirational workshop amongst other many of our like-minded ambitious community of women who are passionate about making impactful changes within their industry.

Get your ticket

Every Friday and Saturday night in March
Women’s safety patrols stroll with the H&F Law Enforcement Team
H&F town centres, 6pm-12 midnight

Throughout March, H&F's Law Enforcement Team (LET) is running additional patrols in Shepherds Bush, Hammersmith and Fulham town centre. If you see our officers out and about, please stop for a chat to let us know how can we help make H&F safer for women.

More details

17 and 25 March
Self Esteem live at the Apollo
Eventim Apollo, 7pm

British singer-songwriter Self Esteem comes to Hammersmith for three nights.

Get your ticket

Friday 24 March
Film showing "Sophia"
3 Shortlands, W6, 5.30pm

Join us for a film showing of "Sophia", which tells the story of the remarkable life of Indian princess Sophia Duleep Singh, the daughter of the last Maharaja of the Sikh empire.
A determined suffragette, Sophia Duleep Singh dedicated her life (1876-1948) to the fight for women’s rights. Like so many women of colour in history, her story remained untold for decades.
Film screening from 6pm, followed by a Q&A from 7.30pm with Sue Fennimore, former deputy leader of H&F Council, whose family has a background of suffragettes.

Update 24 March at 12 noon:
Please note that due to copyright issues, we will be unable to livestream the film ‘Sophia' on YouTube or any other council platforms.

The film will still be shown in person at 3 Shortlands for those that are able to attend.

The following Q&A session will be live streamed on Zoom and H&F's YouTube channel to allow those joining remotely to ask questions. The Q&A will start at approximately 7.10pm. We apologise for any inconvenience.


Sunday 26 March
Oxford v Cambridge Boat Race
Furnivall Gardens and Bishops Park, 4pm

The annual Gemini Boat Race is back! Watch the 77th Women’s race from 4pm. More details here.

Tuesday 28 March
Hidden Voices: A focus on the experiences of women and girls affected by modern slavery and exploitation
Sands End Arts & Community Centre, SW6, 6.30pm

Join us for an evening of art and discussion as we highlight the often unheard stories of women and girls affected by Modern Slavery and Exploitation. The evening will include an exhibition of artwork created by women with lived experience of abuse, an interactive art workshop, and guest speakers who will highlight the experiences of survivors of sexual exploitation and forced marriage. Come along or join remotely!

Book a FREE spot

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