Women of the World 2011

11 Mar 2011 - 13 Mar 2011
2011 saw the launch of the groundbreaking new Women of the World festival. WOW 2011 was a joyous celebration of the formidable strength and inventiveness of women.

The first ever WOW festival aimed to present, recognise and celebrate women and act as a conversation space for issues of all kinds. 

Contributors included Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Shami Chakrabarti, Imogen Heap, Bianca Jagger, Annie Lennox, Dr Precious Lunga, Sandi Toksvig and Sue Perkins. 

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All you never knew about one of Germany’s oldest orchestras
Hear how The Cure’s legendary frontman put together his festival this exclusive video interview
From the Be Good Tanyas to 2017’s Wildflower Blues, hear some of their great songs
A specially commissioned poem in response to an exhibition of the work of Lee Bul
Try your hand(s) at the LPO’s Rite of Spring clap-along game
Dom Thomas explains how Whyte Horses are quite literally a dream realised, in this video
Knocks, socks and schnapps; find out what goes on in the wings
Cap off a marvellous summer with our weekend of varied fun
Read a short-story, written in response to an exhibition of the work of Lee Bul
Listen to specially curated Spotify playlists from Simon Raymonde and Richie Thomas
Watch the fourth in a series of short films exploring key exhibitions from Hayward Gallery’s history
Get inspiration for your next novel or poetry collection from our literary experts
A discussion on approaches to drag, from Hayward Gallery Senior Curator Vincent Honoré
Listen to the second episode of our monthly podcast, as we discuss writing and the novel.
A specially commissioned poem in response to our exhibition of the work of Lee Bul
Watch the third in a series of short films exploring key exhibitions from Hayward Gallery’s history
Discover the roots of this inspirational young orchestra

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WOW stories

podcast
Author Laura Bates and an expert team take on some of the stereotypes, double standards and downright stupidity facing young women today
video
Watch actress and filmmaker Salma Hayek Pinault present a keynote speech at WOW festival