Women of the World 2015

1 Mar 2015 - 8 Mar 2015
Talks, performances, discussions and debates made up WOW 2015, with speakers from around to world presenting to a diverse audience of all ages. Speakers included Caitlin Moran, Sandi Toksvig, Hannah Pool and Annie Lenoox, Lauren Laverne, to name just a few. 

The fifth WOW festival aimed to raise and explore all of our concerns about equality for women, whilst also celebrating the huge potential of girls and women to make a difference.

Encouraging fun, activism and openness, WOW 2015 was an opportunity for visitors to add their voice to the wealth of stories and experiences being shared by girls and women from across society.
 

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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 2015 stories

podcast
2014 was an unprecedented year for the rights of women and girls, but did some things go backward?
podcast
Annie Lennox and Jude Kelly discuss humanitarian issues that women face every day

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