Join a cast of 100 women* and be part of the spectacular finale to the Great Exhibition of the North

Produced and directed by the team behind the Great North Run Million Opening Ceremony and the 2012 Paralympic Opening Ceremony, Great North Star will include mass participation, film, music, narration, circus and pyrotechnics in a stunning ceremony celebrating the spirit of the North and forming part of the programme for this year’s Great North Run.

Women First Virtual Launch

On the 21st May the Women First partnership will be holding a Virtual Launch.  Please head to Facebook and Twitter and follow @WomenFirstPart1 on either, to help spread the word in the lead up to the event. 

Women First is a partnership of 21 women’s organisations, established to bring about sustainability through collaboration, innovation and enterprise. Our vision is of thriving local, independent and holistic women led services and empowered women and girls who are able to make changes in their lives and have their voice heard. 

SafeLives latest Podcast: Bisexual women and domestic abuse

SafeLives Insights data indicates that bisexual women are particularly vulnerable when experiencing domestic abuse, especially in terms of mental health. Ruth and Collette from SafeLives sat down to discuss their experiences as bisexual women, and the difficulties that bi women face when accessing domestic abuse services. Listen to the latest Podcast here

Tyneside Cinema - films for International Women's Day

As part of The Women’s 100: A Century of Women’s Activism in Newcastle, join us for a series of films that tell stories of women creating change, both in front of and behind the camera. From activism to intersectionality, from social justice to female pioneers, these are thrilling stories of power and agency.

In association with Northumbria University

Films and dates

Selma 17.15 Thurs 22nd Feb

The Watermelon Woman 20.30 Thurs 1st March

Bombshell: the Hedy Lamarr Story 6pm Thurs 8th March


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