International Women’s Day Banbury

It is with great sadness that we will not be able to celebrate International Women’s Day in Banbury in 2021 due to the ongoing uncertainty and escalation of Covid-19.

This is a decision that has not been easy to take, but one we feel is right for our curation team, the safety of our local community and in support of the amazing, unrelenting key workers - so many of them women - that put their lives on the line every day.

The global IWD 2021 theme is #ChoosetoChallenge. Individually, we're all responsible for our own thoughts and actions - all day, every day. We can choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequity. We can choose to seek out and celebrate women's achievements. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world. From challenge comes change, so even if we can’t be together, we can all choose to challenge throughout 2021.

Much like Glastonbury, we hope this will simply be a “fallow year” and we will be back better than ever in 2022. Planning will start in late summer, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you would like to be involved.

Please follow us on Instagram until then as we’ll be sharing stories on the #ChoosetoChallenge theme throughout the year to keep us connected to one another and inspired to take action.

With feminist thanks for your ongoing support,

Ella Barrington
The Mill