International Women’s Day | 8 March 2023

Celebrating some of the remarkable women who have appeared at the festival

Watch a collection of events featuring International Women in our CLF Player

We have been privileged and fortunate to welcome women writers and artists from all over the world, including Rebecca Solnit, Tayari Jones, Claudia Rankine, Elif Shafak and Maria Stepanova, as well as those who live closer to home, Dame Gillian Beer, Maggi Hambling and Ali Smith.

Visit our CLF Player to watch a collection of inspirational talks from many women who have graced our stage.

Filmed during Winter 2020 festival

Rachel Holmes in conversation with Melissa Benn | Sylvia Pankhurst: A natural born rebel