SHE PWR an International Women’s Day celebration

She Pwr will take over Gorilla + The Deaf Institute on 8th March for an evening’s celebration of women.
Purchase an Access All Areas £5 wristband and gain entry into all event spaces across both venues. All event profits go to MASH (Manchester Action on Street Health)

** Wristband Holders: Exchange your e-ticket for a wristband at Gorilla Studio (5pm-9pm) or The Deaf Institute Main Bar (4pm-12pm).

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6pm – 9pm, £5 AAA Wristband

Joining Hattie Pearson on the sofa this year for our Power Q&A, our panel of inspirational women will participate in an intimate and open Q&A session; discussing their careers, the challenges they face and the future of women in business. Last year the Studio was full to the brim, so head down early to grab a seat and avoid disappointment. Line-up announced soon!
+ live music from all female fronted musicians.

GORILLA CLUB – All Female Makers Market 
4pm – 8pm, FREE entry

Makers Market showcasing independent freelance female artists and their work.
From jewellers to bakers, illustrators and florists, our indoor market will play host to Manchester’s brightest femme talent. Spend your afternoon perusing through our maker’s wares, grab a bite to eat and loosen up with a tipple or two ahead of Deaf’s late-night party with the sultry sounds of Sassy (Netil Radio, London) in the main bar.

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4pm – 11pm, £5 AAA Wristband

Taking over the Main Bar we have spoken word artist Elise Hadgraft – Poet and feminist based artist duo GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS delivering screen printing workshops alongside all female DJ line-up.
Girls Girls Girls – a feminist based artist duo who create work around the themes of equality, diversity, self-love and gender.
Elise Hadgraft – Breaking into the Edinburgh poetry scene over a decade ago under the moniker ‘Annie Phetamine’, Elise Hadgraft has since regained her given name, spent one blissful year as the second best poet in Scotland and become a staple punk poetry presence on stages up and down the country.

7pm – 10pm, £5 AAA Wristband

Over at Deaf Institute, we have a genre mash-up of the best in Manchester’s forward-thinking female virtuosos with the likes of post-punkers ILL who released their debut album with critical acclaim last year. All girl grunge band Witch Fever who will rattle your bones with their heavy riffs and blood-curdling shriek vocals. Kicking off proceedings we have alternative electronica from soloist Greta who will play as Current Mood Girl and new to the scene Julia Bardo with her dazzling 60s guitar pop and current member of indie band Working Men’s Club.


THE DEAF INSTITUTE BASEMENT – Fat Out’s Late Night Karaoke Dungeon (18+) 
10pm – 3am, £5 AAA Wristband

hosted by Marilyn Misandry & Louise Woodcock.

For this special edition of Karaoke Dungeon for IWD, we celebrate all the badass females and their music, the music that inspired us all to kick ass even more than we already do. In the basement of Deaf Institute come get rowdy, sing your hearts on and celebrate the women who showed the boys how it’s really done.

** This is a multi-room event, please arrive early to guarantee entry into the event of your choice.**