International Women’s Day will be celebrated around the world on Sunday 8 March 2020, as people come together to champion the achievements of women and raise awareness for gender equality.
The way it’s acknowledged and commemorated differs from every country, so we’ve rounded up the most luxurious ways to celebrate women’s achievements in the social, economic, cultural, and political spheres in London.
A Showcase of rare books by and about Women, Peter Harrington – 5th – 8th March
Peter Harrington, the UK’s largest rare bookseller based in Mayfair, is hosting an exhibition and is championing remarkable works by and about women for this year’s International Women’s Day. The showcase will bring together unique items from the 17th to the 20th centuries, from multiple inspiring female activists, mathematicians, poets and medical practitioners.
Peter Harrington has continued to see a growth of interest in people collecting women’s work
As Pom Harrington owner of Peter Harrington says: “Following the success of last year’s catalogue, In Her Own Words: works by exceptional women, we have continued to bring a particular focus to the acquisition of works by and about women, seeking out books, manuscripts, photographs and letters which document their lives and achievements. It’s a busy area in collecting right now and we expect to see the increasing demand continue.”
For more information visit: https://www.peterharrington.co.uk/
Ladies of Champagne Masterclass By Searcys, King’s Cross – 12th / 23rd March
This March taking place in the world-class station’s resident brasserie, St Pancras Brasserie & Champagne Bar By Searcys are celebrating International Women’s Day by hosting a very special Ladies of Champagne Masterclass in a private dining room designed to appeal to all kinds of wine lovers. This event is taking place on Tuesday 12th and on Saturday 23rd March.
The masterclass will be commemorating the pioneering women who became some of the finest winemakers in history. Have a chance to celebrate great women within the industry by sampling glasses of Champagne alongside expertly paired small plates.
Tasters include feature many inspiring individuals from Taittinger Grands Crus, Perrier-Jouët, Laurent-Perrier and many more.
For more information visit: https://drinkup.london/events/24280/ladies-of-champagne-masterclasses/
Celebrate Women in music for International Women’s Day with Quaglino’s – 6th – 8th March
In light of International Women’s Day, Quaglino’s is pulling out all the stops with live music performances, brunch specials with DJ Soraya, Soul Sunday specials and free-flowing bubbles.
Expect to dance the night away with the girls or have a glamorous evening of delicious food and spectacular live acts.
For more information visit: https://www.quaglinos-restaurant.co.uk/event/q-live-presents-soul-sunday-international-womens-day-2020/
Feast on a celebratory dinner from Monica Galetti and Nieves Barragan – 11th March
Join culinary maestros Monica Galetti, MasterChef judge and Nieves Barragan, Michelin-starred chef for a very special collaborative six-course tasting menu in honour of women in the hospitality industry.
The Mere and Sabor chef patrons will be cooking up a storm and fuse Galetti’s Samoan and New Zealand background with the flavours of Barragan’s native Spain each influenced, served alongside delicious wine pairings from sommelier David Galetti.
Dishes include crisp-fried braised Iberian pig’s head with mojo verde, veal jus and quince aioli and Herdwick saddle of lamb with glazed sweetbreads, burnt butter mash and Madeira sauce.
For more information visit: https://mere-restaurant.com/