The Cornerstone Arts Centre in Didcot will celebrate International Women’s Week with a selection of female-led comedy, music and theatre show. 

Stand-up comedian Shazia Mirza will open the week on March 3 with her award nominated show Coconut from 7:30pm. 

The routine, which was shortlisted for ‘Best Stand-Up Tour Show’ in Channel 4’s National Comedy Awards, will reflect on her experience of race and identity in Britain as a Muslim woman.  

The Station Road venue will then host two events on March 4. A free bunting-making drop-in will run from noon to 4pm with participants' creations added to the centre’s in-house installation.   

The Little Mix Show will then start from 2pm and will feature live vocals and choreography to all the big hits from the award-winning girl band.    

Live music will return to the centre for International Women’s Day on March 8 with a theatre production of Little Women from 7:30pm. 

All four sisters in Louisa May Alcott‘s classic novel will be played by the same female actress, who will also perform the roles of their family and friends. 

The week will conclude with a dance performance called ‘Born To Exist: The Woman I Know’ on March 11 at 7:30pm. 

The three-person show, which aims to bring women’s stories to life, has been choreographed by the Royal Opera House’s Joseph Toonga. 

Councillor Maggie Filipova-Rivers of South Oxfordshire District Council, which runs Cornerstone, said: “We’re very proud to be hosting such a varied collection of shows to celebrate all women.  

“It’s such a great line-up that will allow everyone to get involved and I’m really looking forward to it.”   

Tickets can be booked on the centre’s website at or from the box office on 01235 515144.