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Sat 9 Mar 2024

International Women's NIGHT

11am - 1am

International Women's Day Celebrations... brought to you by the Hush Hush team at Hay Free Radio

Join us for an incredible in-person event at The Globe at Hay: Institute of Art and Ideas. We're celebrating women from all walks of life, their achievements, and the progress we've made together. This is a night to honor the strength, resilience, and power of women everywhere. Don't miss out on this unforgettable celebration! Profits are going to Vennture's Street Presence Projects, Hereford. Find out more about the fantastic work they do on the streets of Hereford: 'Have a Good Time, Come Home Safe'

Live Music

We are VERY excited to announce that Kizzy Crawford will be performing for us; a Welsh speaker with Bajan heritage, 23 year old Kizzy Crawford's solo career began just a few years ago and in that time, Kizzy has developed an increasing sophistication to her songwriting and performance, which is complimented by her soulful voice that boasts both range and charisma. Her ambition as a young Welsh mixed race artist is to make her mark by fusing bilingual soul-folk jazz and she's already getting recognition for her work with airplay on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, BBC 6Music, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Cymru, Jazz FM. Her last single Progression was added to Jo Whiley & Simon Mayo’s drivetime show playlist on BBC Radio 2.

Kizzy has performed at Glastonbury, Festival No 6, L’Orient, Celtic Connections, Womex, Hay Festival, The Great Escape, Cheltenham Jazz and she’s also performed live at The Senedd, Westminster and with BBC National Orchestra of Wales at St David’s Hall. In 2016, Kizzy’s music was selected as part of the WJEC A Level Syllabus ‘contemporary music’ section alongside The Manics & The Super Furry’s. Later that year, Kizzy co-wrote music with jazz pianist & composer Gwilym Simcock for the collaborative project Birdsong-Can Yr Adar which toured throughout Wales and at London Jazz Festival. Birdsong – Can Yr Adar , was based on the Celtic Rainforest of Carngafallt and was a partnership project with Sinfonia Cymru, RSPB Cymru, PRS & Arts Council of Wales. The Birdsong album was released in May 2018 via Basho Records followed by a launch in London and tour of Wales. The CD was listed by renowned jazz reviewer Ted Gioia, as one of his Best Jazz releases of 2018.

Support from  who Rose Segal sings and writes ethereal Indie-Folk music to awaken us to the ancient light we all hold. Joined on stage by her brother Jack Segal on double bass, guitarist Matt Lodge, and drummer Nate Palmer, together they weave mystical harmonies over powerful beats, creating a truly original sound through which Rose’s siren-like vocals flow and soar.


DJ sets from local DJ’s Mark Hilton & Bek Vanstone from the popular Hush Hush team @ Hay Free radio. Mark will be warming up for us with some funk and soul to get you in the groove. And Bek will be playing a tribute to some of the best soul / disco / jazz female artists out there, with dance remixes which will be get you on the floor, feeling the vibe and sharing the love!

AND special guest DJ SoulQu3st from Selextorhood which is a Birmingham based community that supports women and gender minority DJs and producers. Holding space for deep conversations, Selextorhood have collectively explored what safety means to them and how they'd like to implement it into spaces where they exist and operate.

Link to the Eventbrite page for tickets
Community event 11.00am
Sat 9 Mar 2024

International Womans day


Hay Free Radio presents...
International  Women's DAY Celebrations  Join us for a celebration of International Women's Day; Inspiring talks, Yoga, Craft Fair, Poetry and Live Music.**Free Entry with the opportunity to make donations to our chosen charity:

THE VENNTURE STREET PRESENCE PROJECTS…. Profits are going to Vennture's Street Presence Projects, Hereford. Find out more about the fantastic work they do on the streets of Hereford: 'Have a Good Time, Come Home Safe' 

Come join us for a day full of celebration and empowerment at The Globe at Hay: Institute of Art and Ideas!On this special occasion, we honor the achievements and contributions of women from all walks of life.Get ready to be inspired by engaging talks & thought-provoking discussions, led by women who work alongside women and girls. Hear their stories, experiences and ideas for the future.Throughout the day, immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere, connect with like-minded individuals, and be part of the celebration of women.Join us at the International Women's DAY Celebrations and let's celebrate the incredible achievements of women together!


CRAFT FAIR in the Globe Garden from 11:00 - 15:00. FREE ENTRY with donations welcome.


Talks from:

Vennture's Street Presence Projects: ‘Have a Good Time, Come Home Safe’

Ask for Angela: ‘Helping People Feeling Vulnerable on a Night Out’

Veronika Pena De La Jara: ‘How Movement & Embodiment Help to Settle the Score’

Rites for Girls: ‘Guiding Girls Safely Through Adolescence’

Gentle Yoga Class:Veronika Pena de la Jara: Learn a few simple steps to calm anxiety, stress, procrastination & lack of motivation

Poetry & Music

Laura Theis: We are very excited to have Laura read for us.  She has many poetry accolades to her name including, the Book of the Month, from Oxford Poetry Library, a Forward Prize nomination in 2022, an Alpine Fellowship Writing Prize winner as well as having taken up an Artist Residency at deFeniks Theatre, Belgium, Supported by the British Arts Council.

AND we are delighted that Welsh harpist Serena Worvill will be playing for us.

Please see the Eventbrite link for further info and tickets.

Community event 11.00am