The Rising Festival 2020 Celebrating International Women's Day

After careful consideration, The Rising Network and its festival organising committee has made the decision to postpone the event that was scheduled to take place in Cambridge on Saturday 14th March to celebrate International Women’s Day. 


Dates Saturday, October 10, 2020 - Download as vCalendar
Event Times: 09:00 to 17:30
Venue St Barnabas Church, Mill Rd, Cambridge, CB1 2BD
Contact Name Lily Cheng
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Website Event website

Event details:


The Rising Festival has been designed to help you to achieve your true potential and create a life you love. Invest in yourself, your happiness and well-being, and immerse yourself in meaningful conversations on matters that are important and relevant to you.

Building on 2019’s tremendously successful event, The Rising Festival 2020 promises to be even more inspirational, with over 30 speakers sharing their personal stories, tips for success and thoughts on some of the most fundamental issues facing women today. This is your opportunity to mark the global annual celebration of the achievements and contribution of women, in the company of women from all walks of life.

Join us for a day crammed full of interactive workshops and open conversations to celebrate the achievements of women. Across the day we’ll take a close look at what a more gender-balanced world would mean to us.

You’ll leave the festival full of ideas, wiser and with a fresh perspective on how to flourish in the face of the competing demands and pressures of modern life – and, hopefully, with some new contacts to help you along the way.

The Rising Festival Schedule 14 March 2020

Talks, Performances & Art:

  • Keynote Speaker: Candace Johnson, Global innovation expert and entrepreneur
  • Performance by upcoming young Brit Indian Artist, Vibs Bhatia
  • Spoken Word Poetry, A Call to Arms by award winning spoken word artist, Jaspreet Kaur
  • Art Exhibition, paintings by Alicia Zimnickas

Open Conversations

Throughout the day, open conversations will be held on the main stage with guest speakers on the themes below:

Or head into one of our workshops – the choice is yours!


The Rising Festival Schedule 14 March 2020

Why attend?

  • Nourish your mind, body and well-being
  • Learn to cultivate inner confidence
  • Stop and pause for a day of self care in the company of supportive women
  • Gain inspiration, motivation and advice to help you to navigate your next steps whatever that may be
  • Make new connections in a friendly and relaxed environment
  • Pick up tools and techniques to help you achieve balance, happiness and fulfilment
  • Push your career to new heights and become the leader you want to be
  • Invest in yourself and create meaningful change in your life
  • Feel energised, uplifted and have fun!

Tickets – Registration closes on Thursday 12th at 12pm. 

Standard ticket:

  • Full access to the entire day
  • Access to all workshops and sessions to fuel your personal growth
  • Personal and professional advice
  • Network – expand your network, and create meaningful relationships with women from all walks of life
  • A delicious healthy lunch
  • Refreshments included and available throughout the day
  • A self-care goody bags to pamper yourselves including hair care product by Noughty
  • Happy Hour – wine time and drinks to give you a chance to reflect on the day with fellow festival-goers
  • Art exhibition – paintings by Alicia Zimnickas
  • Free entry into our prize draws


  • Member Standard Ticket (Individual/Enterprise level) – £83.00
  • Non-Member/Digital Member Standard Ticket – £119.00

+Learning ticket:

Maximise your experience at the festival by booking a +Learning ticket which includes everything offered in the standard ticket, plus:

  • One mini one-to-one coaching session on the day
  • Up to one hour coaching session after the festival with the same coach
  • +Learning goody bag


  • Member +Learning Ticket (Individual/Enterprise level) – £99.00
  • Non-Member/Digital Member +Learning Ticket – £139.00

All above prices include booking fees and VAT. Discounted bundle of 10 tickets available – 10% saving! For more information on becoming a member to unlock member rates, please click here

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Concessionary rates

We are committed to making all our events as inclusive and accessible as possible, we offer discounted and concession tickets to the following groups: Registered disabled, over 65s, benefits recipients and refugees. Email us for more details:

Dress Code

Informal – whatever you feel most comfortable in!


Please note that one room in the venue is on the first floor up a flight of stairs, and unfortunately does not have disabled access. However, the rest of the venue is fully accessible, so you will be able to access all of the Open Conversation sessions and four of the Workshops. For more information and to let us know what we can offer so you can attend and enjoy this event fully please contact

Watch this space for more information in the coming weeks 

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