Women of the world 2015
The globally renowned Women of the World Festival returns to Southbank Centre from 1 – 8 March for its fifth birthday.
With talks, debates and performances, WOW Festival celebrates the achievements of women and girls and also explores the obstacles still facing them.
WOW Friday focuses on women in the workplace. Come and network with some of the leading brains in business, social enterprise and leadership. WOW Saturday offers talks and debates, workshops, seminars and performances designed to feed your mind and nourish your soul. The weekend rounds up on WOW Sunday with a packed day guaranteed to engage, challenge and inspire.
Topics and performances include Women & Austerity; Ebola; Disability & Feminism; Afro Hair; The Transgender Tipping Point; Combating Sexist Language; Butch Monologues; The Fair Intellectuals Club; Wonder Women of the Ancient World; Girls and Tech.
Day programmes run 10am – 6pm
The Baulkam Hills African Ladies Troupe
Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall
A celebration of women, human rights, laughter and resilience. Four African refugees in Sydney, Australia, tell their remarkable stories of survival.
The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe turn tales of suffering into a joyous theatre of humanity.
Caitlin Moran in conversation with friends
Royal Festival Hall
‘Are you a feminist? Hahaha. Of course you are.’
Caitlin Moran talks about her new book How to Build a Girl, and invites her friends and those who inspire her to take us through their favourite bits.
Royal Festival Hall
An electrifying night of comedy and music inspired by great women, hosted by Sandi Toksvig.
This year’s line-up stars Sarah Millican, Sue Perkins, Voicelab, Tomorrow’s Warriors and the WOW Orchestra.
7 March 2015 21:30pm – 23:00pm
The criptastic Liz Carr and egg-citing Bird la Bird combine their fabulous Filofaxes, their raunchy Rolodexes and their comedic contact lists to create a late-night cabaret session for WOW festival.
The Prophet: Screening and Conversation with Salma Hayek Pinault
Sunday 8 March, 7.30pm
Actress, filmmaker and CHIME FOR CHANGE co-Founder Salma Hayek Pinault will present an exclusive screening of her passion project, The Prophet. Inspired by the classic book by Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet is an animated feature film written and directed by Roger Allers (The Lion King).
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