KEIGHLEY women are being invited to a 'Big Night Out'.

Arts charity Keighley Creative is spearheading the free event – in celebration of International Women’s Day – at The Exchange, in Russell Street, on Saturday, March 12.

Attractions will include ukulele group 3 Chord Max, jazz and blues band The Fingersmiths, multilingual poetry recitals from Nabeela Ahmed and belly dancing by NorthWind Tribal. A free friendship bracelet-making activity will also take place.

A spokesperson for the organisers said: "International Women’s Day is a time when we recognise the important women both in our lives and throughout history, and also stand with those across the world who are still fighting for fair treatment and equality.

"We wanted to mark this day in a fun and colourful way."

Organisers are also looking to team-up with local hospitality venues to offer a ‘pre-gig’ deal for attendees.

Azeem’s restaurant is already on board, offering free poppadoms and pickles to attendees dining there on the day.

The Keighley Women’s Big Night Out starts at 7.30pm, with doors open from 7pm. Under-18s are welcome.

Tickets are free but pre-booking is recommended at

Support has been provided by Bradford Council and National Lottery Awards for All.