IWD Extravaganza

Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 am
Venue: The Bedford,
77 Bedford Hill, Balham
SW12 9HD
Entry policy: Women and guest
Event cost: From free (pay per activity, sign up to what you are interested in)
Ticket availability: In advance only
Accessibility: Accessible toilet
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I frequently hear from women about how they wish there was a community space. International Women's Day is a great opportunity to see what that space could offer. It is a bit of a trial to see whether women will come and support; a chance to engage those women to see what they would like from such a space. It is a chance to showcase all of the talented cis and trans LBQ women in our community. So we're hiring a huge London venue, with 6 performance spaces including a ground floor bar, round performance space, ballroom, workshop room and even a theatre. The total capacity is 900 and the event will run between 12pm and 2am.

We plan to offer a chance to try out or experience the many aspects of the community we are in. Whether you are into music, performance, socialising, games, theatre - for one day it will be all under one roof. Want to be where all the women will be? Well for once that will be easy!

For one day only (hopefully more in the future!) we will get our queer community space.

Local transport: 

Transport – Tube: Northern Line (zone 3) – Balham Station connecting with stations north and south of the river including King’s Cross, Camden, Tooting Broadway, Clapham, Mill Hill East, Elephant and Castle, Woodside Park, London Bridge, West Finchley, Brent Cross, Charing Cross, East Finchley, Tottenham Court Road, etc.

Transport – Train: Balham Station (zone 3) – trains to and from Clapham Junction, Wandsworth Common, London Victoria, London Bridge, New Cross Gate, Crystal Palace, Streatham Hill, Sydenham, Forest Hill, Honor Oak, Brockley, Sutton, Epsom, Milton Keynes Central, Leatherhead, Dorking and South Croydon

Transport – Buses: 255, 315, 155, N155, 249, 355 all stop within 5 minutes of the venue

Driving: on Sundays you can park free on all local roads. In addition there is a Sainsbury’s car park opposite where you can park for 2 hours for free.