Attenborough Late: International Women's Day

7pm - 10pm

  • Venue Gallery 1
  • Price Free
  • Event type Special Events
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Get ready for an after-hours live art experience, featuring the best in local talent. This Attenborough Late edition is inspired by and themed around International Women’s Day, celebrating the power of women worldwide.

Our gallery and café will be buzzing with music, dance, performances and craft workshops all for no fee, with an array of food and drinks available for purchase. Explore the evenings events and performers by clicking here.

Put on your most favourite outfit and anticipate a vibrant, exploratory atmosphere teeming with good vibes to kick-start your weekend!

Free to attend but booking is required.


Evening Host: Juliette Burton

Juliette has performed six solo shows at Edinburgh Fringe and has won numerous awards throughout her comedy career. She has performed at Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival and New Zealand International Comedy Festival. Juliette is an ambassador for Rethink Mental Illness.

Performances by Symoné

Symoné is a Guinness World Record holding alternative circus and performance artist. By fusing high heel roller skates with hula hoops, pole dance, and voguing, in skilled and high energy shows, she creates surreal and exciting shows. Symoné is also a theatre maker, videogame designer, drag king, and always has something up her sleeve to create sensation.

DJ & Creative Takeover of Studio 1 by WE CREATE

WE CREATE is a University of Leicester Society that serves as the catalyst for creatives to connect and collaborate. They call all creative individuals and support them through dynamic workshops, events, and projects. WE CREATE will hosting a creative takeover in Studio 1 as well as their president, Safiya Lord, DJing the event.

Baked Goods by Bitsy’s Emporium of Awesome

For one evening only Bitsy is popping up at Attenborough Late and bringing with her an awesome selection of delectable baked goods for you to enjoy. Everything she makes is veggie with an amazing array of vegan goodies thrown in too.

Theatre Discussion with Hannah Kumari

After writing her first play in Lockdown, a one-woman show inspired by her experiences as a mixed-race female football fan growing up in the late 90s, Hannah has developed something of a specialism for creating theatre inspired by football – yeah, football is culture! At IWD Attenborough Late Hannah will share her love of football and theatre and the ways in which they inspire her, as well as some of the challenges she has faced carving a space for herself in these two different worlds.

ID Dance Co. performing ‘Re-Traces’

ID Dance Co. invite you to enjoy another layer to the Traces exhibition in the form of a dance response to it’s themes of mark-making, rule-breaking, exploration and joy. Both a reflection and a departure point, ‘Re-Traces’ threads its audience in and out of patterns and pathways, movements and moments – some planned, some spontaneous – sparked by connection with its content, creators and curators which lit up their own collective imagination.

Performances from Sohini Kaur and Tabitha Walker

Sohini Kaur is a rising vocalist, songwriter and performer from Leicester, known for her powerful and versatile singing style. She learnt Indian Classical singing from the age of 5 and more recently has followed her passion of singing pop, rnb, soul and adult contemporary music. She will be accompanied by the prodigal piano talent Tabitha Walker, a classically trained to diploma level as well as being an experienced tenor saxophonist.

Wall of Wonderwomen

Celebrate the amazing women in your world by creating a piece of art about them to be displayed in the Attenborough Café. We are inviting you to co-create a bright beaming wall of wonderwomen – a space for portraits, poetry, dedications, that shine a light on the wonder women that make your world a better place.

Creative workshops with Rosie Johnson and Dee Barnes

Join Rosie Johnson to create a piece of beautiful abstract art by combining empowering words and patterns with a tracing of your most inspiring woman. Work with ceramicist Dee Barnes in Studio 4 to sculpt your very own inspirational female figure in clay to help create a diverse army of super women.