To celebrate International Women's Day 2017, we are proud to present WO-MAN-ITY, an Oxfordshire based festival curated by youth empowerment charity Young Women's Music Project based this year at Pitt Rivers Museum.Through performances, workshops and debates, WO-MAN-ITY provides a forum for people of all genders and ages to come together to create, learn and discuss gender-based issues that affect our day-to-day lives. All welcome. Free but booking essential: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wo-man-ity-2017-tickets-31837306240

Lecture Theatre

5:30 - 6:20

The Transgender movement & Feminism - My Normal

https://www.facebook.com/mynormaloxford/

How are the two movements similar, how can they work together and what are the underlying reasons that cause division? During this talk we shall explore these questions with the aim of furthering the goals of both movements.

6:30 - 7:20  

Oxfordshite - Oxford Girls Rights Project

http://www.ywmp.org.uk/news/2016/9/26/girls-rights-in-the-uk

How can we make Oxford a safer city? Oxford Girls Rights Project which is funded by Plan UK  will be discussing the challenges faced by young women in our city and work together with participants on exploring the solutions.

7:30 - 8

Q&A with Femme

http://www.femmehq.co.uk

Described as a “onewoman powerhouse'” by Radio 1's Annie Mac, FEMME is the real deal when it comes to unadulterated artistry. As composer, producer, director and choreographer, FEMME has eschewed major label interest in order to maintain her musical vision without interference. 

Seminar Room

5:30 6:20  

Know what game you’re playing: songwriting and the music industry - JuJu (Candy Says)

http://candysays.it

Juju will tell her story and talk about her approach to songwriting: how (and why) she writes, what she’s learned in 20 years of writing and how writing a hit would have been way too obvious.

6:30 - 7:20  

6 WOMEN

www.6women.co.uk

UnderConstruction Theatre host a discussion workshop to find out what it is like to live as a female in Britain today.

Join artists from UnderConstruction Theatre to contribute ideas relating to being a woman and work, relationships, family, dreams, obstacles, age and self-image, in a relaxed conversational environment.

7:30 - 8  

Thelmzkitchen

https://thelmzkitchen.co.uk

A talk about how Thelma Egbe has turned a chore into a passion with some encouraging tips and words to always remember. Thelma will also be bringing along some favourite nibbles from Thelmzkitchen.

Museum

6:30 - 7    

How Men Hate Women: The Diary of a Recovering Misogynist - John Gohari

A brief talk on one man’s personal journey to discovering his hatred of women, that of his peers and how he has since recovered.

Currently studying Human, Social and Political Sciences at the University of Cambridge, John Gohari is a HipHop and Spoken Word artist, social activist and youth empowerment advocate.

Live Performances

8-10pm

Team Drum - An all girl drum outfit bringing group drumming skills to non drummers and drummers alike to make a powerful stand by beating out the frustrations that are faced by women today.

Orchid is the dirt of a lullaby and the softness in rage. Lost in pop and endless waters, singing with adoration for the hurt Girl-RnB voices that moved me first. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BU9QuUeJus

Candy Says is a lo-fi pop project born out of the ashes of Oxford rock group Little Fish. Their first album Not Kings (2013), a polished pop album recorded in a garage with two microphones and an old laptop, explored our prejudices about fidelity in music production. GoldFlakePaint called it “Pop music for people who don’t listen to the radio.” The band then collaborated with composer Marc Canham on the score to the independent British road trip comedy Burn Burn Burn (2016), returning after a two-year break from live music to perform music from the film at a sold out show at the Ultimate Picture Palace. Now they’re back on the road playing excerpts from their upcoming collection of Brexit break-up songs.

https://youtu.be/QlAqYVk0CE4