Komedia Brighton
44-47 Gardner Street Brighton, BN1 1UN
Price:Prices from £8.00

Hijack is back with a one-off event to celebrate International Women’s Day, especially for children aged 4-11yrs and their families.

Come by between 11am – 2.30pm and take part in a jam packed programme giving children and their adults the chance to explore gender stereotypes with hands-on creative activities.

Brighton and Hove Toy Library will be bringing a range of gender neutral toys, books and games.

We’re delighted that the Nail Transphobia nail salon will be in situ, tackling transphobia through nail art – it’s fabulous activism! Founder Charlie Craggs travels around the UK with her pop up nail salon and offers free manicures, giving people the chance to sit down and have a chat with a trans person.

Hijack are also commissioning artist Kitty Wallace to create a six week after school club which will use creative activities to explore gender stereotypes in more detail and this will start in two Brighton schools in summer 2018. Kitty will be at Hijack IWD to kick start this project and try out some of the activities.

Do some Craftivism for equality with artist Alina Azadeh as you mix and match symbols and phrases championing gender equality and turn them into a bespoke soft badge or medal to wear with pride using an array of fabrics, threads and letter stamps.

There will be a DJ set by DJ Darlo who will play some inspiring and fun tunes and the whole event will be hosted by the brilliant Brighton-based comedian and mother of twins Jen Brister.

Full schedule coming soon!

FREE drop-in entry. To guarantee entry tickets can be booked in advance from Komedia


Event starts at 11am

11.15am-12.30pm and 1pm-2.30pm

Main space will be home to:

Our brilliant host comedian Jen Brister
HelloDODO with their gocco printer so you can #pressforprogress
Design your own T-shirt with Kitty Wallace
Bust some moves to a classic, empowering track with Janine Fletcher (30min time slot announced on the day)
Find out what University of Sussex’s Voice Project has been learning about the way we speak

In the Studio:

Charlie Craggs and her Nailtransphobia nail bar
Alina Azadeh who’ll be making badges and medals
Brighton and Hove toy library

All activities will take a break between 12.30-1pm and 2-2.30pm when the dance floor will fill up to the sounds of DJ Darlo’s tunes.

Event finishes at 2.30pm

*Photo (c) ‘Kyanah by Raul Romo’


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