The Festival was set up in 2010 with the aim of celebrating women from many cultures and backgrounds across the globe, looking at obstacles they face and championing achievements, in the hope of inspiring future generations of young women.
The festival is set up to be diverse; showcasing a range of performers and holding workshops and mentoring sessions. Influential speakers are also an important part of the festival and in the past have included names such as Annie Lennox, Vivienne Westwood, Julie Walters and Grayson Perry.
Being home to a diverse range of stock, Alfies of course has a number of items depicting women across the world. Here are a few of our favourites.
|Chinese reverse glass painting, late 19th Century. Offered by Hongman Yang|
|Namji fertility doll from Ghana, early 20th Century. Offered by Diplomat Treasures International|
|Art Nouveau alabaster maiden sculpture, 19th Century Italian. Offered by Diplomat Treasures International|
|Portrait of a Hindu lady by Archibald Zigler, oil on canvas, 20th Century. Offered by Robert McKoy Fine Arts|
|English wood carving of a Tribal African woman, 1950s. Offered by Andrew Martin at stand F046-49/F057-58|
|Headshots of famous American actresses, 20th Century. Offered by i Fine and Contemporary Art|
|Pencil drawing of a woman signed by P J Hopkins, late 20th century. Offered by John Cserny Fine Arts|
|Austrian painted terracotta tribeswoman, 1950s. Offered by Andrew Martin at stand F046-49/F057-58|