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Women’s History Month 2023: How to celebrate in London, from talks and tours to comedy nights

London institutions are celebrating Women’s History Month this March in the same vein as these campaigners in Madrid  (Getty Images)
London institutions are celebrating Women’s History Month this March in the same vein as these campaigners in Madrid (Getty Images)

Women’s History Month is observed every March, with International Women’s Day taking place on March 8.

London institutions will be celebrating with events across the capital throughout the month, from talks and tours, to comedy nights and art workshops.

Women’s History Month is observed annually around the world. It is an extension of International Women’s Day, which has been celebrated since the early 1900s.

More than a century later, women around the world are still fighting for equality.

This March, women are encouraged to celebrate the achievements they have made, and to highlight issues that they continue to face.

Find out below where you can celebrate Women’s History Month in London this March.

International Women's Day messages projected onto Parliament

Messages are projected onto the Houses of Parliament to mark the start of International Women's Day on March 7 (Getty Images for GladLife Ltd)
Messages are projected onto the Houses of Parliament to mark the start of International Women's Day on March 7 (Getty Images for GladLife Ltd)
'Press on for progress' (Getty Images for GladLife Ltd)
'Press on for progress' (Getty Images for GladLife Ltd)
The messages referred to Maya Angelou - an American poet, singer, and civil rights activist (Getty Images for GladLife Ltd)
The messages referred to Maya Angelou - an American poet, singer, and civil rights activist (Getty Images for GladLife Ltd)
'Women hold up half the sky', Chairman Mao (Getty Images for GladLife Ltd)
'Women hold up half the sky', Chairman Mao (Getty Images for GladLife Ltd)
The projections were put up to mark the start of IWD 2018 (Getty Images for GladLife Ltd)
The projections were put up to mark the start of IWD 2018 (Getty Images for GladLife Ltd)
The messages were depicted in various languages (Getty Images for GladLife Ltd)
The messages were depicted in various languages (Getty Images for GladLife Ltd)

Royal Museums Greenwich

Royal Museums Greenwich are hosting events to celebrate Women’s History Month throughout March.

Events include a screening of “Daughters of diaspora” on March 4, “The Female as Subject” drawing workshop on March 10, and “No Direction Home” comedy evening on March 24.

Londoners can learn about the lives of women in the 19th-century navy on March 14, or about the women who shaped the Queen’s House, also on March 14.

Bank of England Museum

The Bank of England Museum is hosting a talk titled “Early Modern British Women and the Financing of Transatlantic Slavery” by Dr Lila O’Leary Chambers, on March 16.

The event is free but attendees must register online by March 15.

The National Gallery

The National Gallery is hosting an online live tour for members, led by Fiona Alderton, on March 13.

Alderton will provide a tour of the gallery, exploring paintings representing women.

Curly Treats

Curly Treats is celebrating Women’s History Month by hosting a “Dear Black Women and Girls” event on March 11.

The one-day event will involve various activities to celebrate black women and girls.