International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month offer a chance to acknowledge the monumental efforts and subsequent progress of women who forged the way for us. The rich history of the trials and triumphs of women through the ages should be celebrated – it’s been hard work to get here, after all. 

That being said, we at Sahara recognize the persistent inequality women experience around the world. Join us in any Sahara boutique, or shop online where, this week, proceeds of all purchases will be donated to Refuge. Doing vital work to service those affected by domestic abuse and violence, Refuge offers safe spaces, runs national campaigns, and provide a free 24 hour National Abuse Helpline.  

As if you needed any more convincing to join us in supporting a worthy cause, there will also be Prosecco served in all stores throughout the weekend. 

Keep an eye out for our month-long series celebrating womanhood. Discover ideas to make more time for yourself and enjoy the women closest to you, starting with the top events this weekend to celebrate!

Song Plus for International Women’s Day 

Royal College of Music  |  Sunday 8 March, 6pm

A version of the popular Song Plus series by the Royal College of Music London for International Women’s Day. The event features music and performance composed or written by female artists. 

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100 Women of Oxford Photography Exhibition 

by Philippa James Photography

Tap Social, Oxford  |  Sunday 8 March, 2-10pm

See the women of Oxford through organic, personal portraiture taken by Philippa James. 

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Art on a Postcard Auction for International Women’s Day

The artwork is available for bidding online at Paddle8.com  |  27 Feb – 11 March 

Art on a Postcard has organized its first all-female auction of original postcard sizes works in honour of International Women’s Day. Artists contributing their work include Harmony Hammond, Guerrilla Girls, Caroline Coon, Genieve Figgis and Anne Tallentire, to name a few. More information on the artists and their prolific works can be found here.  

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Retreat Days: Soulful Woman Creative Retreat Day 

- FREE TO BE ME (in conjunction with International Women’s Day Festival Oxford)

Abingdon, Oxfordshire  |  Saturday 14 March, 10 am – 5 pm 

Soul Shine will be running a retreat day alongside the International Women’s Day Festival in Oxford that offers exploration of mindfulness meditation, dance and movement, and song-lyric collage on the theme of freedom – what it means and how it feels to be free. 

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Bury St Edmunds Constituency Labour Party International Women’s Day Event

Higdon House, Kempson Way, Bury St. Edmunds  |  Sunday 8 March, 9.15 am – 4.30 pm

Exploring the theme of ‘an equal world is an enabled world’, the event showcases stalls and workshops run by local female activists for issues such as domestic abuse, addiction, menopause and the workplace, politics for and from women, women and climate change, and many more. 

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Visit Our Boutiques 

Accross the UK

Join us in any of our stores to browse our new Spring Collections with a glass or two of fizz throughout the weekend. Proceeds of all purchases will be donated to Refuge Charity.

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