GRUB is Hosting a Week of Events to Celebrate International Women’s Day

GRUB is going all out for International Women’s Day this year!

By Emma Davidson | 28 January 2022

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You can expect food, drinks, music, art, burlesque, shopping, comedy, spoken word and film at GRUB this March, all in celebration of amazing women from Manchester and beyond.

All week long you’ll also be able to grab tasty food from local female-owned street food businesses including Seitan’s Kebab, Little Yellow Rice Co, The Sri Lankan Experience and That Vegan Bakery, alongside the very special events to celebrate.  

Commencing on Wednesday the 2nd of March, Lass Fest’s Drinks Tasting Night is first up in the line-up of events, and is set to be a fun and informative evening of guided tastings and Q&As with inspiring women from the booze industry! 

Starting at 7pm, speakers will include Charlotte Coyle from Brown-Forman’s UK Malts Ambassador, Chess Slattery, beer sommelier and Neptune Brewery’s Sales and Beer Experience Manager and Cleo Farman, Founder of Diablesse Rums. Tickets are £10 and include all the tasters of the delicious drinks that will be showcased at the event. You can grab them here.

Long Story Short, GRUB’s regular open-mic storytelling will return on Thursday 3rd, driven by true stories on the specially adapted theme of “Women“. An evening of honest entertainment where anything can happen, expect this to be part confessional, part comedic and part therapeutic.

On Friday the 4th of March, Lady Wildflower’s Burlesque Spectacular begins at 8pm and is an evening of show-stopping acts specially curated by award-winning international burlesque artiste, Lady Wildflower. Hosted by Kiki Deville and starring Savage Rose, Natasha Moonshine and Lady Wildflower herself, you can expect fierce, high-energy, dazzling performances and a night to remember! Grab tickets here.

On the morning of Saturday the 5th, Dance Like a Mother, the award-winning babywearing dance class for mums and babies will be at GRUB for the first time! A super fun and positive way to get active, get lots of bonding time with your baby, dance to awesome tunes and make friends with other parents. Tickets are £7 and are available here.

If comedy is your thing, A Lovely Time with Amy Gledhill & Friends, Manchester’s coolest comedy night returns to GRUB with a Lass Fest special lineup, including Edinburgh Fringe Comedy Award nominated Jessica Fostekew, rising star Leila Navabi known for her BBC iPlayer series ‘Vandullz‘ and BBC New Comedy Awards finalist Molly McGuinness. As always the show will be hosted by the ever amazing Amy Gledhill who will make sure you all do indeed have, A Lovely Time. It starts at 7pm and tickets are £12-14, available here.

The Feminist Founders Market will run from 12 noon-6pm on Sunday the 6th March. You’ll be able to shop for independent makers at this pop-up market! Browse art, clothing, gifts, prints, homewares, cosmetics and more whilst chatting to the inspiring feminist founders of local businesses including Brazen Prints, The Playful Indian, Evans Sent Creations and Flora and Fauna By Kitty.

Finally, GRUB will host its Buzzin’ Sounds Open Mic Afternoon at 1pm on the Sunday. The event is free to attend, and there’ll be some great music from some of Manchester’s newest artists at this Lass Fest special open mic event. This lineup will be curated by GRUB’s neighbours at Buzzin’ Sounds recording studio and you can apply to perform by emailing