Arts Week 2018!
This Thursday 8 March, the Tate Modern and the Tate Britain will be illuminated in bright magenta to support the opening of London’s HeforShe Arts Week and to mark International Women's Day!
UN Women’s HeForShe Arts Week – the global festival for gender equality which begins on International Women’s Day - will be marked in the UK by artists as they curate over 52 groundbreaking performances, discussions and exhibitions with a mission to change the narrative to promote gender parity.
A global event
HeForShe Arts Week was launched in 2016 in New York by Emma Watson and Forest Whittaker, creating over 1 billion global media impressions. In 2017, London joined world cities New York, Paris, Bangkok, Madrid, São Paulo and Santiago de Chile in this celebration, lighting up the city in honour of gender equality.
This year, joining London for HeForShe Arts Week are: Rio de Janeiro-Brazil, La Paz-Bolivia, Addis Ababa-Ethiopia, Amsterdam-Netherlands, Stockholm-Sweden, Panama City-Panama, Santiago-Chile, Mexico City-Mexico, Bogota-Colombia.
How you can get involved
See the listings of all the events for London artists and audiences to challenge the old stories, create a new narrative, change mind-sets and raise funds to change the reality for millions of women and girls through discussion, debate, dance, music, theatre, exhibitions and experience.
Each ticket purchase will raise awareness among London audiences and help to raise much needed funds to support UN Women’s vital, ongoing work.
Make sure you don’t miss out and get your tickets here.
“It is time to change the narrative.”
What is HeForShe?
HeForShe is UN Women’s solidarity movement for gender equality. HeForShe mobilises people of every gender identity and expression as advocates for gender equality, and acknowledges the ways that we all benefit from this equality.
Where are we now?
HeForShe is changing the traditional gender equality narrative to be more inclusive, recognising that gender equality benefits everyone. HeForShe invites individuals to take part in the gender equality movement in support of the women in their lives, but also as individuals who stand to benefit in a gender equal world. HeForShe is working to unpack and shed light on gender equality issues, especially gender stereotypes and assumptions, that are damaging to all genders.
The #CountMeIn social media campaign is all about showing people that you stand on the right side of history. So far, over 1.6 million individuals, including heads of state, CEOs and global luminaries have made the HeForShe commitment. By making the HeForShe commitment and encouraging others to do the same via social media, we are creating a visible force for gender equality. We are making it cool to care.
HeForShe is looking for the authentic voices of advocates who connect with these issues on a personal level and recognise that by lending their voice to HeForShe, they can affect change by inspiring others to join the movement.