It’s International Women’s Day on 8th March, and to celebrate both the occasion and all the creative gals out there, House of Vans London have teamed up with a ridiculously talented selection of London-based artists and collectives to create a specially curated schedule of workshops, talks and exhibitions at their HQ for a whole month. After all, who wants to celebrate girls for just one day?
Kicking off Girls Month is the D.I.Y.ourself Exhibition, an inclusive (boys allowed) group exhibition celebrating women and creative expression through a series of Xerox posters designed and created by a fine selection of individuals including: Lotte Anderson, creator of West London’s cult club night Maxilla, Claire and Nelly of creative all-girl agency Babyface, Studio Calm & Collected and Bertie & Char of Mushpit.
On International Women’s Day itself, Lotte Anderson, Babyface and the Mushpit girls will host an In Conversation With… session where they’ll discuss their ambitions, careers and journeys in the creative industry so far. They’ll also be on hand to give girls who want to start their own business some nuggets of wisdom and advice.
In keeping with wanting to fuel everyone’s potential for creative expression, House of Vans have also organised a series of workshops on everything from poster creating with Lotte Andersen to necklace making with Tatty Devine. There will also be a screening of Speed Sisters on the 10th of March – a ground-breaking documentary chronicling a team of all-female Palestinian race car drivers… It never felt so good to be a girl, right?