Celebrating International Women’s Day on the high street
We round up some of the very best initiatives, projects and events across the high street this weekend – all in honour of the sisterhood and to celebrate International Women’s Day on Sunday 8th March. So grab your mum/sister/girl squad (delete as appropriate) this weekend and check out the below…
One of the UK’s favourite Tex-Mex restaurant chains, Chiquito, has put one of the art world’s most iconic faces (quite literally) at the helm of their International Women’s Day campaign – Frida Kahlo.
They’ve teamed up with all-female tattoo studio, Velvet Underground Tattoo, who have designed four exclusive tattoos inspired by the lady herself ready for four lucky winners to have inked onto them. Simply head to Chiquito’s Instagram page to find out how to enter.
In the restaurant itself, get yourself a discount on food and drink if you visit on Sunday 8th March, plus you can even try their very special new cocktail concoction – the Marga-Frida. The discount off your meal is 17%, to highlight the gender pay gap as of 2019 and the 8 out of 10 British companies still paying men more than women.
Visit chiquito.co.uk to get the discount code.
Apple will be celebrating International Women’s Day by packing March full of dedicated activities throughout its retail stores, App Store and other platforms, including Apple TV, Apple Books and Podcasts.
Pop into an Apple shop where, across the UK, more than 5,000 ‘She Creates’ sessions will be held to highlight female leaders, artists, entrepreneurs and creators, including co-chair of the Women’s March Linda Sarsour, singer Meghan Trainor and designer Carla Fernández.
The pop-up mall that innovated how the world shops when it first opened in Shoreditch in 2011, Boxpark is putting on a host of events to celebrate International Women’s Day across its sites in Shoreditch, Wembley and Croydon.
At Wembley discover ‘GRL GNG’, Boxpark residents and a platform for both aspiring and established female artists. They’ll be hosting a day of brunching, experiencing, inspiring, live performances and DJ sets on the Sunday.
Meanwhile over at the Croydon site, catch a free, live screening of the SheBelieves Cup and watch England’s Lionesses take on Japan.
Visit boxpark.co.uk to find out more.
Astrid & Miyu
The cult jewellery, piercing and tattoo brand that influencers and fashion editors are obsessed with, Astrid & Miyu, are celebrating female empowerment all week with their series of female-focused events instore.
From panel talks to nipple tassel workshops (why not?), pop into one of their London stores to find out more. What’s more, all of the food, drink and goody bag goodies are provided by female-led brands.
All proceeds raised from event ticket sales go towards Bloody Good Period, a charity dedicated to eradicate period poverty in the UK.
Find out more about booking a place at the events here.
UK-wide fashion store Monki, part of the H&M group, have curated a very special edit of clothing and 20% of the sales from here will go to Plan International – a development and humanitarian organisation that is working to advance rights and equality for girls across the world.
To shop the #GirlsGetEqual edit and find out about the inspirational women Monki and Plan International are helping with their campaigns, visit the website.
The jewellery name coveted by everyone, from you, your friends and your sister to your mum and your nan, Pandora will be hosting a ‘Charms for Change’ event on Sunday 8th March at Exhibition London, in partnership with UNICEF.
Hosted by BBC Radio 1 presenter (and our Instagram crush), Maya Jama, the event will feature exclusive performances from the likes of multi-platinum selling Anne-Marie, 2020 BRIT nominee Mahalia and New York DJ’s Coco & Breezy.
Warm up your vocal chords, grab your friends and head down there to sing along to the most iconic female tunes of our time – all the while knowing you’re doing good by supporting UNICEF’s world for children and young people programme. Pandora will donate 100% of the ticket sales to UNICEF. Book tickets here.