YANGON WOMEN’S FESTIVAL

The Yangon Women’s Festival runs from Mar 2nd to Mar 8th.

The festival, consisting of 17 events, will be held in 11 venues.
All the events to the YWF are free

Each year, people all over the world gather together to celebrate International Women’s Day. Join them for the first edition of the Yangon Women’s Festival !

The list is jam-packed with inspiring women from all walks of life — among them doctors, painters, musicians, activists and actors.

Whatever you’re into, there’s probably something for you there.

YMF brings you the coolest conferences, gigs, art expo and other events that you shouldn’t miss.
Check their Facebook page or  Website for the full program!

These are the full schedule of events:

MONDAY 2st  – 8TH

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LIKE FLOWER LIKE LEAF | EXHIBITION
Think Art Gallery and the Yangon Women’s Festival are glad to present a very special group exhibition of women artists curated by Sein Sein Lin in celebration of International Women’s Day.
Think Art Gallery – 23 Nawaday Street, Dagon Township
Opening hours: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

MONDAY 2nd  – 8TH

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MYANMAR MUSE | EXHIBITION
Pansodan Scene will welcome Myanmar Muse, an exhibition curated by Zwe Mon and Sue Sue.
Pansodan Scene – 144 Pansodan Street, Kyauktada Township
Opening Hours: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

MONDAY 2nd

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WOMAN AND CHILD | WORKSHOP
Artist Nan Nan is presenting a workshop to explore the very special bound between woman and child through sculpture and drawing.
Think Art Gallery – 23 Nawaday Street, Dagon Township
3:00 pm

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MONDAY BLUES YWF EDITION | CONCERT
Monday Blues is pleased to open the Yangon Women’s Festival week with a special night welcoming the Boys of Melody, a new and promising band in town ready to rock Mojo!
Mojo – 135 Inya Road, Bahan Township
9:00 pm 

TUESDAY 3rd

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THE SONGWRITER TOOLKIT| WORKSHOP
Experienced songwriter Adam Nicholas shares some of the basic concepts of songwriting including tricks that will help you develop your ideas into full songs. In an open seminar he will share techniques which will help you structure your lyrics,find melodies and communicate your feelings.
Mojo – 135 Inya Road,Bahan Township
3:30 pm

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MYANMAR GIRLS ACOUSTIC SET | CONCERT
Come enjoy the beautiful rooftop view of Cocoon Café & Bar with a special set by the Myanmar Girls!
1 Free welcoming cocktail for all ladies.
Cocoon Café & Bar – 22/24 Corner of Shin Saw Pu & Baho Rd, Sanchaung Township
7:30 pm 

WEDNESDAY 4th

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WOMEN WELLNESS | TALK
With their partner Yejimiin Myanmar Herbal Feminine Hygiene Productsi, a workshop and talk with 3 specialized doctors focusing on women health and hygiene knowledge sharing.
Dr Dolly will talk about women’s health.
Daw Thelma will talk about women’s nutrition.
Dr Shalini will talk about menopause
Sein Lann So Pyay Garden – Inya road, Kamaryut Township
3pm

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MUTE / UNMUTE | PERFORMANCE & WORKSHOP
After a short performance by Artist Chu Wai Nyein, the workshop will focus on creating a work of art that symbolizes a collective reflection and response to individual experiences of sexual discrimination and violence.
Think Art Gallery – 23 Nawaday Street, Dagon Township
2:00 pm

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MADEMOISELLE – BACK TO BACK WITH IIWOK & ASTERICO | NIGHTLIFE
The YWF and Mojo are teaming up to introduce the “MADEMOISELLE” – an evening where ladies take over Mojo and get spoiled for a refreshing and glamorous evening!
Mojo – 135 Inya Road, Bahan Township
8:00 pm

THURSDAY 5th

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HEALTH TALK @ AGORA | TALK
Agora is pleased to present an event dedicated to produce health talks by experts from diverse fitness and wellness background to promote awareness on health and celebrate women all over the city during the YWF.
Agora Café & Restaurant – 84 Kanbe Main Road(opposite of Yankin Children Hospital), Yanking Township
10:30 am

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KAYAN BEAUTIES SCREENING | CINEMA
Special screening of the acclaimed Kayan Beauties directed by Aung Ko Latt: Far from home and out of their element, the race of three Kayan women to find one of their own.
Mingalar San Pya Cineplex – 202/206 Corner of Anawrahta Rd & Phonegyi Road, Lamadaw Township
6:00 pm

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SLACK IN BLACK | NIGHTLIFE
International DJ Janette Slack will be debuting at Gekko in Honour of Yangon Women’s Festival with opening by Yu Yu. Free welcome round of pink caipirinha for Ladies from 9pm.
Gekko – 535 Merchant Street, Kyauktada Township
10:00 pm

FRIDAY 6th

YWF- MYANMAR TRADITIONAL SONGS

MYANMAR TRADITIONAL SONGS by SUEE SHA MYAT MYAT | CONCERT
Think Art Gallery is welcoming Suee Sha Myat Myat for a special concert dedicated to Myanmar traditional songs
Think Art Gallery – 23 Nawaday Street, Dagon Township
4:00 pm

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BACK 2 BACK WITH JANETTE SLACK | NIGHTLIFE
International DJ Janette Slack is rocking her Yangon debut for a double header in honour of Yangon Women’s Festival with opening act by Yu Yu. Free welcome sparkling rosé for ladies starting 9pm.
Union Bar & Grill – 42 Strand Road, Botahtaung Township
10:00 pm

SATURDAY 7th

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IMAGE OF WOMAN | READING & PERFORMANCE
For the second year, the New Yangon Theatre Institute is presenting Image of Woman. The event will present art work, poetry, performances work that addresses the impact of media in society on the identity of women in Myanmar.
Institut Français de Birmanie –  340 Pyay Road, Sanchaung Township
From 3:00 pm.

SATURDAY 7th & SUNDAY 8th

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SCREENWRITING “TASTER” WORKSHOP I WORKSHOP
The Yangon Film School is presenting a special screenwriting workshop for beginners. Writers Su Su Hlaing & Chu Wutyi Lwin will propose exercises and tips for a first taste of the challenges of writing a script.
Workshop in Myanmar language.
SIGN UP at[email protected]
Yangon Film School – No. 5, Mya Yadana Street, Pyi Thar Yar Avenue, Yangon
From 12:00 pm

SUNDAY 8th

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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY | YWF CLOSING EVENT
For the International Women’s day, a special event will be presented at the French Institute. An occasion to gather all sides of womanhood explored during the week.
Institut Français de Birmanie –  340 Pyay Road, Sanchaung Township
From 4:00 pm.

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