In Valencia, the International Women’s Day will be celebrated this year through multiple activities, as well as street protests.
March 7th, at 19:30, at Centro de Artesanía de la Comunidad Valenciana (The Handicraft Centre of the Valencian Community), will be the inauguration of the “Bipolart” exhibit, of artist Verónica Palomares, specialised in cardboard and stone crafting. The exhibit is part of the “Craftswomen’s Day” event, organised by the Handicraft Centre.
Participation is invitation based. You can download the invitation here.
How to reach Centro Centro de Artesanía de la Comunidad Valenciana (The Handicraft Centre of the Valencian Community), can find here.
It’s already become a tradition for a woman to stage the mascletà in Plaza del Ayuntamiento on the 8th of March at 14:00. This year, Reyes Martí will put on a pyrotechnic show, with a duration of 6 minutes, using 150 kilograms (330 pounds) of explosives that by the end, will leave purple smoke in the air.
Also with the occasion of International Women’s Day, Monday, the 9th of March, at 20:00, the National Museum of Pottery „Gozáles Marti” will host a piano concert by Alexandra Segal. Entry is free, limited by the availability of the seats(90).
Carrera 10KFem 2020
Carrera 10KFem is a 10-kilometre race, which runners must complete in 1 hour and 30 minutes.
All women over 16 can participate in the race.
The race is held on March 8th, and starts at 09:00, from Paseo de la Alameda (at Puente de la Exposición point).
The registration period for participating in the race has ended, but you can still sign-up on the waiting list, here: https://www.carrera10kfem.com/inscripcion/.
On March 6th and 7th, at El Corte Inglés Mall (on Avenida Francia), on the sports gear floor, you can find t-shirts, overalls, and bags related to the race.
At the end of the race, every participant will go on a different path, depending on her performance, like so:
- Elite Aisle: for runners that finish in less than 45 minutes.
- Below 60 Aisle: for runners that finish in less than 1 hour.
- 60+ Aisle: for runners that finish between 1 hour – 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Protests of the Feminist Movement in Valencia
Starting at 22:00, March 7th, in Plaza de la Virgen, the Feminist Movement in Valencia will hold a series of activities like music shows, (theatre) plays, feminist boardgames, muixeranga workshops (human pyramid tradition).
On March 8th, there will be a march for gender equality. The march will start at 18:00, form Lluis Vives Institute (Carrer Xativa, 46002, Valencia).
* The photo from the article is the official poster of “Dia de la Dona” Festival