About the event

CARE International’s #March4Women event to celebrate International Women’s Day will be led by Helen Pankhurst, Sadiq Khan, Bianca Jagger and a celebrity line-up

12pm. Sunday 5th March. The Scoop. London.

This is a provisional timetable - exact timings may change. We’ve also got some more big names joining us, so watch this space for updates!


Come along early and get warmed up! From about 11am onwards, our #March4Women partners Morning Gloryville will be getting us in the mood with one of their unique 'morning raves' – an energising music and dance party for everyone to take part in.


Inspiring words from feminists and activists, including Helen Pankhurst, great granddaughter of Suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst, and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, and live music and entertainment from Billy Bragg and Beth Orton (and other special guests). As Laurie Lee, CARE International chief executive, explains:

We will #March4Women to shine a spotlight on the inequality women and girls face around the world. CARE’s work in over 75 countries shows that they are still far more likely to experience violence, discrimination, harassment and modern slavery. We will also highlight the plight of women and girls caught up in the global refugee crisis and we will challenge the government to step up its commitments to refugees.


Raise your voice for a mass sing-a-long to the classic Aretha Franklin song ‘RESPECT’. Led by Olympic ceremony composer David Arnold and vocal coaches Carrie and David Grant, you can CARE-aoke along with a host of famous singers including Melanie C, VV Brown, Kate Nash, Laura Mvula, Tallia Storm, Tanita Tikaram and Preeya Kalidas. This is your once-in-a-lifetime chance to sing with the stars!


Join the #March4Women across the iconic Tower Bridge – we’ll have some placards and banners available on the day, but please bring your own too. Let’s make the march a festival of colour and a positive demonstration of the power and potential of gender equality.


David Arnold quote for #March4Women

The location

The Scoop is a big outdoor amphitheatre on the south bank of the Thames next to City Hall and close to Tower Bridge. There is concrete seating for around 800 people plus space for others to stand and view the stage.

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Getting there

The Scoop is at London SE1 2DB. It is a 5-minute walk from London Bridge station (Tooley Street exit) and a 10-minute walk over Tower Bridge from Tower Hill station and Tower Gateway.

Getting ready

The Scoop is a great location for #March4Women but if the weather isn’t kind, it can feel very cold. So please check the weather forecast and wrap up warm and bring waterproofs if they might be needed.

We will publish more information about the timetable, march route, and facilities as soon as details are confirmed. Don’t forget to register so that we can keep you updated. When you arrive at the Scoop, you can also pick up a free leaflet with a route map and all the information you will need on the day.


Tanita Tikaram quote for #March4Women