WOW Women of the World Festival Perth
April 14, 2015 by Perthshire Creates
Invitation from Jude Kelly CBE, Artistic Director, Southbank Centre, and founder of the global WOW – Women of the World.
Will you come and help plan what WOW Perth might look like?
‘When Jude Kelly started the Women of the World (WOW) festival in London five years ago, it was a snappy title with an international outlook. Now WOW is a self-fulfilling prophecy.’
Evening Standard, Louise Jury, 18 February
WOW – Women of the World is a global festival that celebrates women and girls, highlights their achievements and looks at the obstacles they still face across the world. It has its roots at Southbank Centre and has happened across the UK and across the world.
March 2015 was WOW’s 5th birthday in London – check out some of the best bits here! Speakers included Annie Lennox, Christine Lagarde, Turkish MP Safak Pavey and Salma Hayek, and the programme contained everything from twerkshops and comedy to sessions about domestic violence, equal pay and why there are so few women in politics.
The festival is made up of talks and debates, music and performance, parties, a marketplace, networking and much more, and brings together women and men to speak about how they are making the world a fairer place and why it matters, WOW is purposefully very diverse, looking at everything from body image to peace-making, haircuts, sport, the arts, sex, race, food and love – and you can always expect joy, laughter, passion, insight and a chance to share your own stories.
Watch the WOW London film below.
People from across the UK already come to WOW in London – and now it’s time for WOW to go out across the UK.
Will you join them in planning what a WOW Perth in 2016 should be about? What would you like to see represented, what ideas can be developed into the programme and what in your opinion are the most relevant topics for women today?
Please come to a WOW Think In on Wednesday 29 April, 10:00 – 12:00, in the Norie-Miller Studio, Perth Concert Hall.
Register to attend here.
The more the merrier. They encourage you to bring your friends, boyfriend, girlfriend, brother, child and/or granny and grandpa if you can.
The session will start with an introduction from the WOW team about what WOW hope it will achieve, followed by planning, discussion and debate. Tea and coffee will be provided, and no preparation is required.
For more information, please contact Claire McDermott on firstname.lastname@example.org
If there are individuals or groups you think should be there, please do let them know.