Join Native Places for a month-long lineup filled with creative pop-ups, colourful masterclasses and even poetry events in celebration of International Women’s Day
Celebrate the magic of female entrepreneurship with Native Places this month. The UK lifestyle aparthotel brand has announced a line-up of special activities and events taking place throughout March to celebrate International Women’s Day, paying homage to women in business with a number of fun pop-ups, masterclasses and more.
Hosted at Native Places’ aparthotels across London, Manchester, Glasgow and Edinburgh, the month-long programme has been designed to celebrate female entrepreneurship whilst offering guests to try their hand at unusual and unique activities.
Upcoming highlights include:
1 Colourful basket weaving with La Basketry
Homeware and craft brand, La Basketry, is hosting a two-hour workshop at Native Hyde Park on 24th March to show attendees how to create their own colourful coiled baskets. Celebrating traditional Senegalese artistry, the experience is inspired by community activities and the passing of skill from generation to generation.
All materials are included along with instruction from the La Basketry team, whose designs have been stocked at the Victoria and Albert Museum. £40 per person, including refreshments. To book tickets, visit eventbrite.co.uk.
2 Female owned retail pop-ups
Saturdays in March will see a range of inspiring female retailers display their clothing and jewellery at Native Manchester. Pop-ups include DeiDei which has a focus on sustainability and original prints, painted by hand, designed and made in the UK to minimise carbon footprint.
Shy Seagull is all about beautiful yet functional pieces of artisan jewellery, carefully and locally sourced from eco-friendly, ethical, women-owned brands. Pop-ups will be in the Lounge from 11am – 7pm.
3 Menu takeover with Nilas Burmese Café
A Manchester favourite, Nila’s Burmese Café will be taking over the menu at for the month of March, bringing her popular Burmese and Asian flavour combinations to Ducie Street Warehouse for guests and locals to explore.
4 Underexposed – Above The Line x DSW
Running every Wednesday in March, the screening room at Native Manchester will be home to Above The Line, a film exhibition collective based offering a cultured take on independent cinema. Tickets are £10 per person with a portion of the proceeds going to MASH (Manchester Action on Street Health), visit duciestreet.com to book.
5 Pop-up graphic novel shop
Volume One Comics will be hosting a pop-up shop on 5th and 6th March at Native Manchester, with a collection of graphic novels by female authors as well as a selection of LGBTQIA+ based comics.
6 Verbose spoken word poetry
Manchester’s award-winning spoken word event will be hosted from Native Manchester on 10th March – with an all-female headline line-up – Ella Otomewo, Erin Bolens & Reshma Ruia. Verbose brings a vibrant mix of spoken word and live literature, with open mic acts and a welcoming community vibe. Tickets are £5 per person, to book visit duciestreet.com.
For more information on Native Places visit nativeplaces.com