Join us as H&F marks Women's History Month 2024

Everyone’s invited as we bring light to the lives and legacies of Hammersmith & Fulham women this March.

From left to right, Cllr Emma Apthorp (H&F Lead Member for Women and Girls), Hanna Dhaimish (curator), Cllr Rebecca Harvey (H&F Cabinet Member for Social Inclusion & Community Safety) and Angelique Schmitt (Founder & CEO of Kindred Studios)

Everyone’s invited as we bring light to the lives and legacies of Hammersmith & Fulham women this March.

As part of this Women’s History Month 2024, local pupils helped us launch our new Heritage Trail in Hammersmith on Tuesday (5 March). 

Come along to our next guided walk on Tuesday 26 March, from 12pm midday, to trace the footsteps of the women who have helped transform H&F into the vibrant borough it is today. Meet outside William Morris Society.

“Bringing light to unsung heroines is not just about recognising past achievements, it’s about celebrating where we are today,” said Cllr Rebecca Harvey, H&F Cabinet Member for Social Inclusion & Community Safety. “Please join us and we honour these women this month.”

Last year, we pioneered a month-long programme of community events to shine a light on the stories of remarkable local women. Together, we erected memorials, paid homage through film and art, and amplified the hidden voices who helped pave the way for a stronger, kinder and safer future for women and girls.

This year, residents can continue our new tradition by joining a range of community events.

Take your pick from the wide range of community events on offer below and join us as we celebrate women in H&F.

Women’s History Trail – guided walks

Throughout March
Hammersmith – meet outside William Morris Society

Many influential women across arts, STEM, politics, and more have called H&F their home throughout history. Some of their achievements are now commemorated in our first ever Women’s History Trail! Join for one of our guided walks this month to discover the hidden stories of famous designer William Morris' artist daughter, the first ever producer of Dr Who, London’s first Black Mayor, and more.


  • Tuesday 26 March, 12pm-1pm


Join one of our professional guides to trace the steps of remarkable Hammersmith women

A Seat At My Table – An Art Exhibition From H&F Women

7 March – 8 April
Kindred Studios Shepherds Bush

Who would you give a seat at your table? In this exhibition, local women in art celebrate the unsung heroines in their lives with a special FREE display for International Women’s Day. The exhibition is inspired by Judy Chicago's “The Dinner Party”, an installation featuring 39 important women who stand out in history.

Private tours are available to book directly with Kindred Studios by emailing Runs until Monday 8 April.

Book a free visit


Cordelia Plunket at Kindred Studios in Shepherds Bush

Community events

Girls with Wings and Trauma Rehearsed Reading – Bush Theatre

Friday 29 March, 8pm
Bush Theatre, Shepherds Bush

Somewhere in a London gym, watch four young women plot to become the strongest they’ve ever been. Girls with Wings and Trauma is a moving and funny exploration of women's struggles to define their own narratives in an era where storytelling has high stakes.

Presented by new-writing theatre company Bomb Factory Theatre, created to platform women and non-binary playwrights and help develop their voices.

Book your ticket

Visions of the Future Art exhibition: Women artists of Northern Ireland

Until 19 April
Irish Cultural Centre Hammersmith

The Good Friday Agreement was signed more than 25 years ago. Since then, a new generation has grown up in Northern Ireland with an outlook vastly different to that of their parent’s generation. See the works of young and talented artists at the start of their careers who provide new ideas, visions and voices of women in Northern Ireland. Open Mon - Sat, 10am to 5pm.

Book your ticket

Past events

Events from Women's History Month 2024 that have now passed.

H&F Women’s History Month launch event

Tuesday 5 March, 5pm to 7pm
Riverside Studios, Hammersmith

Ring in Women’s History Month with an evening at Riverside Studios – including the launch of our first Women’s History walking trail!

Make sure to grab a copy of our new Women’s History booklet, hear from guest speakers from Riverside Studios, Lyric Theatre and the William Morris Society, and enjoy performances from Wendell Park Primary School, St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary School, Fulham Cross Academy and Fulham Cross Girls’ School.

Pupils from St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary School (SW6) paid tribute to the women in their lives with a lively dance performance

Women’s Day at the Eastern European Resource Centre

Tuesday 5 March, 10am-4pm
POSK, Hammersmith (Sapphire Room)

Join for a delightful lunch and a chance to mingle with other Eastern European women from 12noon to 2:30pm.

If you want to speak with an immigration adviser or family law solicitor on issues including divorce and childcare, pop by between 10am-12pm and 2:30pm-4pm for confidential advice.

No need to book. For more information, email or WhatsApp 07999 025 499.

International Women’s Day Cricket Lunch at Lord’s Taverners

Tuesday 5 March, 12.30pm
Hurlingham Club, Fulham

Come along for a celebration of the inspirational women who help to promote inclusion and better access for girls and women in cricket and beyond. Includes a buffet lunch, stalls and inspiring speakers, including Katie Bickerstaffe, the co-CEO at Mark's and Spencers and non-executive director on the board of the ECB. She will be bringing her passion for promoting girls' and women's cricket as well as her wealth of experience in the world of business to share.

Women’s drum circle

Tuesday 5 March, 7.30pm
Grove Neighbourhood Centre, Hammersmith

A safe space where women of all ages, cultural backgrounds and stages of life can feel seen and heard. Join to connect with other women, listen to your inner voice and share if you wish. Includes meditation, gentle body movements, singing and, of course, drumming. Yoga mat required!

Step(motherhood) in mental health

Friday 8 March, 11am
From £20
Television Centre, White City

Be part of a candid conversation that addresses the unique challenges faced by stepmothers and explores strategies for fostering mental well-being within this dynamic role.

Business Networking Lunch, International Women’s Day Edition

Friday, 8 March, 12.30pm
Sam’s Riverside, Hammersmith

Connect with inspiring women from various industries, share experiences, and foster meaningful relationships. Whether you're an entrepreneur, professional, or simply passionate about empowering women, this lunch is the perfect platform to expand your network. Includes a two-course meal from Sam's set lunch menu.

SIP & PAINT – Period Dignity Edition

Friday 8 March, 6pm
245 Hammersmith Road

Let your creative juices flow as you get painting, poetry writing, zine-making, upcycling cabinets, creating art from period packaging – or simply groove to the tunes of our all-women playlist. The event will explore the theme of Period Dignity, and raise awareness for universal access to period products, eradicating period poverty and tackle stigma surrounding menstruation. Join for the opportunity to showcase your artwork in an exhibition in celebration of Menstrual Hygiene Day in May.

Wonder Women Live! 2024

Friday 8 March, 6.30pm
From £28
Westworks, White City Place

Hear from, network with and celebrate the incredible achievements of Britain’s leading women in TV and the creative industries. Engage with influential women who’ve shattered glass ceilings, boost your confidence in interactive workshops, and expand your network by connecting with like-minded women. Key speakers include:

  • Former Head of News & Current Affairs, Dorothy Byrne (keynote)
  • CEO, Fremantle UK, Amelia Brown
  • Broadcast Journalist & Presenter, Charlene White
  • BBC Head of Entertainment, Kalpna Patel-Knight

International Women’s Day Concert

Friday 8 March, 7.30pm
Sands End Arts & Community Centre

Sway to the works by great female composers such as Clara Schumann and Isidora Zebeljan. The musical journey will take you from East to West, from Liszt to Gershwin, and along the way you will hear familiar tunes and hidden gems of Serbian music.

Come Here ‘Til I Tell Ya – International Women’s Day Special

Friday 8 March, 7.30pm
Irish Cultural Centre Hammersmith

An evening of stories, poetry and song that celebrate the creativity, power, as well as the cheeky side, of Irish women. Hosted by May Fleming.

Jazz Queens – Celebrating Women in Jazz

Friday 8 March, 8.30pm
POSK Jazz Club

Marta Carillon presents: A captivating concert paying tribute to the remarkable contributions of women in the world of Jazz. Featuring fellow vocalists Marta Mathea Radwan, Octavia Kay, and Magdalena Supel.

‘Step In’ International Women’s Day Party

Friday 8 March, from 9pm
Kindred Hammersmith

Celebrate International Women's Day with some of the biggest names in the UK Amapiano scene, featuring DJ SkylaTyla, Abs Dolla, Ms Dee, GIR resident DJ Jess B and dancer Nqobile, known to share the stage with the likes of Drake and Davido.

International Women’s Day Fundraising Quiz

Saturday 9 March, 1pm-3pm
FREE – donations encouraged 
Askew Road Church

Ready to test your knowledge while supporting a great cause? Gather your friends and family for a day filled with laughter and friendly competition. This event is to raise funds for essential church repairs.

Women’s Eights Head of the River Race

Saturday 9 March, 2pm-4pm
Furnivall Gardens, Hammersmith

The Women’s Eights Head of the River Race has now become the largest women’s rowing race in the world with around 2,880 women racing and up to 320 crews taking part.

It is the only race in the UK where novices can compete in the same race as Olympic champions and as such attracts a wide range of rowers from clubs and universities.

Residents can watch from all along the riverside, with prime viewing spots at Furnivall Gardens, Hammersmith.

Lily Robertson

Women in green finance – H&F Climate Cafe webinar

Monday 18 March, 1pm-1.45pm

Join to learn more about the 'gender financial gap' and why closing it can help tackle the climate and ecological crises. Hear from local women in finance who will share their own stories and expert advice about how we make our money work better for ourselves and the planet.

Lily Robertson
In her role as B2B marketeer for large corporates and small start-ups, she has developed a keen interest in sustainable finance, green consumer behaviours, and how the way we spend, save and invest has an impact on the planet.

Louise Wilson
As Co-founder & Joint Managing Director at Abundance – who help deliver H&F Green Investment – Louise has significant experience in the sustainable finance sector and has two board member positions including with Imperial College Business School.

Women making a difference with Sheila Hancock and Cat Crossley

Tuesday 19 March, 7.30pm to 9pm
Hammersmith Quaker Meeting House

Join an open conversation on historical trailblazing women who have lived – and made a difference – in Hammersmith, featuring Cat Crossley and Sheila Hancock. Includes a Q&A after each speaker and at the end of the event.

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