If you’re not sure how to celebrate International Women’s Day in Preston this year, or you haven’t given it much thought, why not head down to PLAU in Friargate, for a celebration of alcohol produced by female brewers? From Friday 6 to Sunday 8 March, you can sample a range of local alcohol including gin and beer, all produced by women. This is part of a larger event held in association with WomanKind North, which is is being billed as the North West’s biggest female empowerment event of the year.

Championing female brewers!

PLAU in Friargate is a popular destination for students and locals, as well as craft beer and real ale lovers. In fact, in just two years of trading, the PLAU has already featured over 600 different beers! However, the owners say that an overwhelming majority of the independent breweries they have worked with have had a male head brewer, so they are collaborating with WomanKind North to highlight this imbalance.

Nick Elsby from PLAU said:

“With the inspiring work that WomanKind North are doing it got us thinking – how many of our beers are brewed by women?

“We managed to find a good amount of breweries who have women involved in the production process, which is very positive. But we want to shine a light on women solely responsible for a carefully crafted taste. It seems this industry is still fairly male dominated.

“International Women’s Day has a mission to champion women of all backgrounds who dare to innovate, lead, and uplift others, and we’re really proud to showcase a small part of this at PLAU.

“We’re taking the opportunity of IWD2020 to highlight the imbalance of women in the brewing and distilling industry by disproportionately stocking truly great products specifically made by women.”

The WomanKind North event will also include:

  • Keynote speech from Amanda Greenwood, CEO of Lancashire Women
  • Panel talks discussing entrepreneurial success stories, body image and female sexuality
  • Workshops centred around starting and funding a business, body acceptance, and overcoming imposter syndrome
  •  Ali Khan’s award-winning one woman comedy show How to Ruin Your Life featuring

Student life in Preston

This is just one of many events held in Preston over the course of the year, and is a great example of the spectrum and range of events offered in the city centre. If you’re looking for high quality, stunning student accommodation in central Preston, close to the university campus, get in touch with the team today here at Let Pads. We are Preston’s leading student accommodation providers.