A talk to celebrate International Women’s Day takes place at Rochester Library next month. Sam Hall, playwright and founder of 17Percent, an organisation to support female playwrights, will give the talk entitled From Aphra Behn to the angry young women: A top 10 of the UK’s women playwrights for International Women’s Day.

From Aphra Behn, the first British woman to make a living from writing, to today’s new wave of angry young female playwrights, are women finally breaking through the theatre’s glass ceiling, or have they always been there?

The talk is on Thursday, 8 March at 7.30pm at Rochester Community Hub, Eastgate. Book your free place by phoning 01634 337411.

International Women’s Day on 8 March is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.