Monmouth Women’s Festival 2016

Monmouth Women’s Festival returns this March for its 13th year. The Festival, which runs for 5 days between Friday 4th to Tuesday 8th March 2016, will officially open with a launch event at Nelson Museum and close on International Women’s Day with afternoon tea connecting with other women across the globe, via Skype.

The 2016 Monmouth Women’s Festival theme celebrates the achievement of women locally, nationally and around the world. Each day will lead with a different focus providing relevant talks, workshops and events.

Saturday’s theme is women achieving through creativity and offers a selection of workshops including creative writing, wearable art, printmaking and mosaic making.

Sunday is Mother’s Day and the focus is health and well-being, so share an activity with your mum, there are plenty to choose from including Yoga, Fit Steps, Mindfulness or a visit to Green and Jenks, Monmouth’s gelato house, to view New Leaf Gallery’s latest exhibition and enjoy a tour and tasting!

Monday’s focus will be women achieving through work and business and our guest speakers include Catherine Fookes (More Women in leadership), Rachel Short (30% club) and Charlotte Poole-Graham who will offer guidance on how to leave university without a huge debt.  The full programme is available on the Festival website:

The Festival launch takes place at Nelson Museum on Saturday 30th January from 11am – pop in a pick up a copy of the programme , find out more and enjoy a coffee. Tickets for all events will be available from Rossiter Books in Church Street and online at

Please mark the dates on your calendar and join us, we look forward to welcoming you!

Poster for Monmouth Women's Festival 2016