Creativity in the spotlight for International Women's Day

Women in the arts, media and creative industries is the theme of Camden's event to celebrate International Women's Day on 8 March.

The Council has partnered with Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London to offer a free film-making course to women interested in the creative industries.

Ten local women aged 19 to 54 are currently producing a short film about barriers to working in this sector. The film, which explores hurdles the women may have encountered in working or trying to work in the arts, media or creative industries, will be shown at our IWD 2017 event.

The free event is taking place at Arlington House Conference Centre, 220 Arlington Road NW1 7HE, from 11am to 5pm on Wednesday, 8 March.

You can reserve your place on Eventbrite - places are limited so early booking is recommended. For group bookings, email

Programme for the event:

  • An exciting day of film, performance and panel discussion to celebrate International Women’s Day and Camden women in the arts, media and creative industries (celebrating successes and overcoming barriers)
  • Current speakers, presenters and performers include (note: may be subject to change): Sadie Morgan, leading architect; Lisa Gornick, local actress, screenwriter, film director and producer; Lorraine Faisal, who will tell us about Clean Break (a Camden-based women’s arts organisation); Nelissa Mendy, local poet and spoken word artist; Tinu Alikor, creator of Baby Point app; Cllr Sarah Hayward, Leader of Camden Council; Cllr Larraine Revah, Cabinet Member for Equalities and Employment; staff and a former resident of Arlington House / Creative Space; Camden Women’s Film-Making project with Central St Martins, University of the Arts London (details above)
  • Stalls promoting opportunities in the arts, media and creative industries.

Find out more and book your free place:

  • Visit our event page on Eventbrite
  • If you want to make a group booking, email or call Michael Bond on 020 7974 1459 / Lorraine Hinds on 020 7974 5965
  • Camden Libraries will be promoting IWD 2017 with book displays at each library.