WOMEN’S creativity and achievements are to be celebrated at arts venues across the city on International Women’s Day.

And it is all down to a collaboration of female creative minds called CAKE.

A founder member of CAKE Tracey Spice said: “We began the project to recognise just how far the female population of Southampton have come since Southampton-born pioneer Emily Davies fought for a woman’s right to have access to university level education. We want to celebrate today’s successful women of Southampton for all they have achieved and give inspiration and courage to others.”

There will be a range of events around Southampton that encompass many different genres such as art, literature, music, dance, debates and workshops.

Art exhibitions will happen in multiple venues around the city and now CAKE is urgently looking for female artists to submit work.

Tracey urged people from all walks of life to get involved in contributing to the exhibitions.

This all follows a small-scale event that happened last March at the Art House called Women Scream, which was a poetry evening with a visual artwork exhibition. Tracey was invited by one of the exhibiting artists to help create a larger scale event for 2015. She previously ran the Spice Art Gallery that used to be at Bitterne Park Triangle.

Email cakesouthampton@gmail.com for further information or to submit work.

The City Gallery exhibition will run from February 7 until March 14 so all work to be considered for the show needs to be emailed by January 25.