Celebrate and highlight the achievements of women composers and musicians throughout March with our new International Women’s Day collection.

This new selection of minutes, curated especially for 2020, pulls together 10 very diverse minutes from our various collections. The featured minutes showcase dynamic modern composers such as Laura Bowler and Jennifer Walshe alongside influential historic artists, such as electronic music pioneer Daphne Oram; you can see the list of the 10 women and their featured music here.

Supporting this new collection, there are also two poster-making activities for children in KS1 and KS2, a great means of encouraging pupils to reflect on the inspiring sounds they hear.

Explore the collection and resources here, and have a great International Women’s Day!


Did you know?

The first ever International Women’s Day celebrations were held on February 28, 1909 in New York City. At the time they simply called it ‘National Woman’s Day’, but today (111 years on!) we celebrate it all over the world – hence the ‘International’ part!

See Also: International Women’s Day 2018 Collection