March is a pretty exciting time – Women’s History Month, International Women’s Day and of course, it marks the first year anniversary of Aye Hen! It’s been a jam packed year of meeting and working with amazingly talented people and we can’t wait to continue our work long past this first birthday. To celebrate, we are going to be launching our monthly podcast on March 8! This first episode will discuss the life of Aye Hen so far, the exciting Women’s Month calendar in Glasgow and Jemma Hatherill, a.k.a Femme Fresh, will be joining us to chat about women’s visibility on festival and club line ups. We can’t wait!
There’s a wealth of events planned around Glasgow for March, so to help make sense of when, where and what, we have compiled our very own Women’s Month calendar. If we have missed anything that should be on here, send us a message on our Facebook page and we will add it on!
-Wednesday 1 March – The Love Witch at Glasgow Film Theatre
London based collective The Final Girls will be hosting a preview screening of The Love Witch, a homage to 60s and 70s sexploitation films with a focus on female desire. The innovative collective centres around the combination of feminism and horror, which will be discussed in more detail in the Skype Q&A with director Anna Biller after the screening.
-Wednesday 1 March – Babestation at Subcity
Wednesday will see the premiere of Babestation, the new radio show from Alex Andra and Megan Allan playing music solely from femmes and LGBT+ musicians. It’s going to be a permanent fixture at Subcity and take place every second Wednesday at 7pm. Expect hip hop, disco, r&b – generally just bangers from start to finish.
-Friday 3 March – Queeriosity at The Art School
The Art School’s infamous drag night has been a staple for gender expression, amazing performance and glitter for some time. It’s now changed its name and is set to be better than ever. Expect drag, burlesque and cabaret performers from across the entire gender spectrum, as well as great DJs to truly become a dancing queen to.
-Saturday 4 March – 27 April – Observing Women at Work at Glasgow School of Art’s Reid Gallery
This exhibition will display work from Franki Raffles, the feminist photographer who lived in Scotland for most of her adult life. The gallery will show an array of Franki’s work, from a study of women workers in the USSR to campaign pieces from her charity Zero Tolerance – established to help women and children who were victims of men’s violence. Her work will be shown alongside photography from Margaret Fay Shaw, Helen Muspratt and The Hackney Flashers.
-Saturday 4 March – Intersessions at SWG3
Intersessions will be hosting their DJing workshop in Glasgow for the very first time! The event is exclusively for women and queer identifying folks, and the teachers are some of Glasgow’s best musical talent. Spaces are capped at 30 attendees, so check it out as soon as possible.
-Saturday 4 March and Sunday 5 March – Visible Women at Kinning Park Complex
Featuring a mixture of performance, film, music and stimulating debate, Visible Women will look at the meaning of feminism and womanhood from history to the modern day. Discussions will cover everything from austerity and its effects on women, to misogynistic language and theory.
– Wednesday 8 March – International Woman’s Day Celebration at Mono
A donation only event with profits going to Glasgow Women’s Aid, this celebration is an accessible and exciting combination of music, poetry and art from an all female line up. Aye Hen will be there covering the event so come say hi and celebrate all things woman-y with us!
-Saturday 11 March – When The Light Shifts exhibition launch at Glasgow Women’s Library
This exhibition brings together the work of fifteen Scotland-based female photographers, featuring a range of different subject matters and styles. The exhibition will be open throughout the month, but the artists will be attending the launch so head down for some interesting discussion!
-Saturday 25 March – House of Three book launch at Glasgow Women’s Library
Enjoy an afternoon of poetry from a new publishing house showcasing books from emerging and well known female writers. The event is completely free to attend and will introduce you to some incredible new poetic talent.