WOW festival picks for inspirational girls and young women

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 10:46

WOW festival is for everyone, whatever gender you identify with, and whether you’re a pre-teen, a nonagenarian or somewhere in between.

So how do you choose what events to go to from our action-packed programme? We’ve picked out a few talks, discussions and performances that are ones not to miss for our upcoming generation of WOW girls and young women.

Patrisse Cullors On The History Of Black Lives Matter Movement And Its Political Future | TIME

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8pm, Friday 9 Mar, tickets start at £15
Patrisse Cullors talks about the growth of Black Lives Matter

Could the up-and-coming generation of feminists be the people who finally bring about an equal society and end violence against and harassment of women?

Three activists who are working towards this end appear at this inspiring event: Patrisse Khan-Cullors, co-founder of Black Lives Matter; Laura Bates, who started the Everyday Sexism Project in 2012; and Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu, one of the organisers of Women’s March London. Come along and get inspired! 

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Agents for Change: WOW Young Women's Rally 2018

1.15pm, Sat 10 Mar FREE

Hone your activism skills at this empowering rally, which takes place on Saturday 10 February at 1.15pm. Get ideas about running your own campaign from those who’ve had successes, as well as enjoying performances, music and singing. Find out more about the event below as well as details of a free Agents for Change pack.

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Muslim Girls Fence

12.30pm & 4pm, Sat 10 Mar FREE

The members of Muslim Girls Fence are tackling misperceptions of what it means to be a young Muslim woman in Britain today. See them demonstrate their skills and have a go at fencing for yourself.

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Fangirls

6pm, Sat 10 March FREE

See a brand new musical from award-winning theatremaker Yve Blake, inspired by interviews with hundreds of teenage fangirls. It’s a story of young women, the stories we tell them, and the ways we underestimate them – expect a ‘Beyonce Concert meets Rave meets Church' with a bit of Harry Styles thrown in for good measure!

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Decorum by Magic Me

11am – 3pm, Sun 11 Mar FREE

Do you feel uncomfortable if you do something ‘wrong’? Come along and explore the notion of being ‘good’ in this amazing interactive event – drop in at any time.

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WOW - Women of the World takes place at Southbank Centre from 7 - 11 March

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