We’re celebrating Women’s History Month this March, and International Women’s Day on 8 March, across Swansea Council’s Cultural Services.
Women have played and continue to play important roles in Swansea’s story, from Lady Alina de Mowbray in medieval times to Amy Dillwyn in the Victorian period. In an exciting programme of online events and activities, throughout Women’s History Month, we will celebrate the exceptional women that help shape Swansea’s past, present, and future.
On International Women’s Day, Tuesday 8th March, we join the global community applauding the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women.
For Women’s History Month, the Dylan Thomas Centre will explore unique objects from their collection relating to writers, artists and photographers including Edith Sitwell, Brenda Chamberlain, Rollie McKenna and Nora Summers.
Join Glynn Vivian as they celebrate International Women’s Day 2022 (IWD) by looking at some of the incredible work by women currently on display at the gallery.
From 8 March (IWD), catch highlights from their current Hayward Gallery Touring show, Not Without My Ghosts – The Artist As Medium, on their social media channels, as they share a selection of artwork by women featured in the exhibition.
Listen now to Hayward Touring Assistant Curator, Gilly Fox, as she guides you around the exhibition. Exhibition on display until 13 March.
Also at the Gallery in March, two exhibitions by Welsh female artists, Fern Thomas and Zoe Preece,
Watch artist Zoe Preece in Conversation with Dr Frances Woodley from Tuesday 8 March, at 6pm on the Glynn Vivian You Tube Channel, as they share their thoughts and inspiration behind the work in, In Reverence.
Can’t visit to the gallery? Take a virtual tour of their exhibitions now online.
To give you some inspiration, they will be compiling a list of the 10 must-read books to honour Women’s History Month.
In 2018, Swansea Museum presented an exhibition celebrating the passing of the Representation of the People Act in 1918, which gave women over 30 years the vote for the first time. In a special online presentation of the exhibition’s material, the museum will tell the stories the exceptional women of Swansea that campaigned women’s suffrage.