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International Women’s Day 2020 at The MAC

A programme of events part of city-wide International Women’s Day 2020 activities.

From 6th – 7th March 2020, The MAC are offering a series of free events throughout the day and evening that provide space for reflection, connection and crafting.

Friday 6 March 2020

Family Room

10:00-16:00 Free creche facilities provided by An Droichead

To use the creche facilities please contact jen.white@themaclive.com for a booking form, or drop in on the day. Babes in arms welcome at all events.

 

Ground Floor Foyer

10:00-17:00 Mindful Crafting

Throughout the day join Hannah McCartney will be leading some origami crafting in the foyer for anyone who’d like to learn something new or have 5 minutes to themselves.

Free, drop in.

 

The Works

10:00-11:30 Living in Sync with the Menstrual Cycle

Join Lisa de Jong for a talk and interactive workshop looking at the science behind the menstrual cycle and how we can better manage our ‘inner seasons’. Open to all, menstruating or not.

Free, ticketed.

 

The Hub

11:00-16:00 Banner Making

All day we will host banner making craft facilities, so if you’re preparing for the International Women’s Day March, which takes place on Saturday 7 March, 11am from Writer’s Square, you can join us at the MAC to design and make your banner or poster.

Free drop-in, unticketed.

 

The Works

12:00-13:30 The Mothership Project

A talk and discussion with members of The Mothership Project team who aim to better support artists and creatives with parenting responsibilities exploring the equality and solidarity theory underpinning this project with a performance by artist Fiona Reilly, Department of Timekeepers, about parenting labour.

Free, ticketed.

 

The Works

14:00-15:30 Ain’t I a Woman: Connecting Feminist Past, Present and Futures

Dr. Yassin Brunger, inspired by the words of Sojourner Truth and Bell Hooks, is an discussion and workshop that raises timeless questions about feminism and stories of womanhood.

 

The Works

16:00-17:30 Ruth McCarthy, Outburst Queer Arts Festival

Text TBC

 

The Hub

18:00-20:00 Tender Loving Care

Justine Cooper presents a workshop where we explore making our own remedies and beauty products with store cupboard ingredients. All natural, participants will make their own lip balm and look at physical and mental self-care through meditation and self-massage.

£12, ticketed.

 

The Crush

18:00-20:00 Refreshments and Reflecting

In the evening we will wind down and reflect with refreshments provided by the MAC, a chance to chat and catch up with one another. Poet Sacha White will break up the time and encourage conversation with readings of some of her latest work.

Open to all.

 

Site Specific

18:30-19:30: Now for the North

Three’s Company return with this compelling piece of choice theatre that takes place in quiet corners and hallways of the MAC.

Throughout the day a playlist of womxn identifying people will fill our ears, curated by Rosie Priest of radio show ‘Sounds of the second Sex’ which plays on EH:FM.

 

Saturday 7 March

Café

10:00-11:00 Meet up pre-March

Join us at the MAC for warming tea and coffee and march fuelling pastries before joining everyone at Writer’s Square on the march to City Hall.

 

Site Specific

18:30-19:30: Now for the North

Three’s Company return with this compelling piece of choice theatre that takes place in quiet corners and hallways of the MAC.

 

To find out more contact jen.white@themaclive.com at the MAC