Celebrations of International Women’s Day continue in Oxford on Saturday with a day of music, art and discussion called WO-MAN-ITY.

The event is hosted by the Makespace, the community hub in Aristotle Place, at the top end of Jericho.

The one-day festival is organised by youth empowerment charity Young Women’s Music Project , who are based in the building.

Through performances, workshops and talks, 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 their lives. The group insists that all are welcome.

Music comes from nu-soul and trip hop artist Tiece, the soulful Elouiza, singer Theo and synth-dream pop artist Anna McCrae.

There will also be a singing masterclass, patch pocket and badge making sessions, group events on race, gender and craft, and a sign language class at which participants will learn to ‘sign’ the lyrics to Aretha Franklin’s RESPECT.

A talk on human rights will be given by YWMP member Daniella Duncalf.

It runs from 2-10pm. Guests are invited to sign up for sessions on the day.

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There will be stalls from Oxford Poetry Library, Oxford Against Cutting, Lunchtime For The Wild Youth, Crafting The Revolution and Crust – Oxfordshire’s Neapolitan-inspired vegan pizza makers.

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The opening of YWMP at Makespace, last year

Organisers say: “Through performances, workshops and talks, 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.”

Laughing matter

Start the celebrations tomorrow (Friday) before by joining Hysterical – an International Women’s Day comedy special at Makespace, hosted by the YWMP and The Oxford Imps.

Excpect top laugh along to an evening of improv and stand-up with music thrown in.

It runs from 7.30-9pm and tickets are available from wegottickets.com