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WOW Three Day Pass

Part of WOW – Women of the World

Be inspired by discussions on topics that matter to women and girls over three days at WOW festival.

The WOW Three Day Pass brings you all the most up-to-date and relevant talks, debates, workshops and practical tips on everything from sex and politics to fashion and race, and what globalisation, Trump and Brexit mean for women and girls.

WOW Friday has a special focus on business and the world of work, with topics covering leadership, confidence, childcare, the benefit system and much more.

Throughout the weekend hear from leading thinkers and world-class speakers, alongside new voices from women and girls who are changing the world. This is a time when female voices have become immensely powerful across the globe as a force for positive change.

Come and have your say at WOW - debate the questions and discuss solutions.

In 2017, Southbank Centre celebrates the Nordic nations, and at WOW we explore what we can learn from these countries that consistently top the gender equality indexes. Learn more about how the Nordics have prioritised gender equality and the impact that has had, and consider what other countries are missing out on.

WOW also includes free events like our popular WOW speed mentoring and the WOW Market with ideas and products to fill your mind and shopping basket. There is also music, performance and networking opportunities.

A number of events are British Sign Language-interpreted and Speech-To-Text transcribed. Details will be confirmed in January 2017.

WOW – Women of the World is Southbank Centre's festival celebrating women and girls, and looking at the obstacles that stop them from achieving their potential. It was founded by Jude Kelly at Southbank Centre in London and takes place all over the world from Pakistan to Finland, Katherine in the Australian outback to New York City. This is the seventh WOW festival in London.

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£50

Booking fee: £1.75 (Members £0.00)

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Dates & Times
Friday 10 March: 9.30am – 6pm
Saturday 11 March: 9.30am – 6pm
Sunday 12 March: 10am – 6pm

Event information
- Some talks include sensitive content.
- Timings and venues are subject to change.
- More speakers to be confirmed.

Further programme additions to come in upcoming months.

Talks & Topics
Gender Politics & Equality
6:15 pm, 12 Mar 2017
Join an open discussion looking at what happens when you speak out in public about violence committed against you
Talks & Topics
Gender Politics & Equality
6:15 pm, 12 Mar 2017
Meet the women of faith backing gender equality
Talks & Topics
Gender Politics & Equality
5:00 pm, 12 Mar 2017
What do you think will change women’s lives for the better?
Talks & Topics
Artists & Thinkers
4:30 pm, 12 Mar 2017
Hear Jude Kelly CBE, Southbank Centre Artistic Director, deliver a keynote
Talks & Topics
Global Culture & Ethnicity
3:00 pm, 12 Mar 2017
Hear about the situation on the ground for Yazidi women and girls from activists
Talks & Topics
Health & Wellbeing
3:00 pm, 12 Mar 2017
Investigate the drinking habits of British women in this discussion
Literature
3:00 pm, 12 Mar 2017
Find out more about Louise O'Neill, author of the most explosive feminist books for young adults
Talks & Topics
Gender Politics & Equality
3:00 pm, 12 Mar 2017
Hear monologues giving testimony to the experiences of British survivors of ‘honour based abuse’
Talks & Topics
Love & Sexuality
3:00 pm, 12 Mar 2017
Discuss why lesbian identity is once again under attack in this talk with LGBT panellists
Talks & Topics
Gender Politics & Equality
3:00 pm, 12 Mar 2017
Explore if fat is still a feminist issue and how new media is changing the discussion
Talks & Topics
Gender Politics & Equality
3:00 pm, 12 Mar 2017
Why are rape, sexual abuse and domestic violence more difficult to talk about than other serious crimes?
Performance
Comedy
3:00 pm, 12 Mar 2017
Laugh with a gloriously diverse and global mix of female comedians
Talks & Topics
Gender Politics & Equality
3:00 pm, 12 Mar 2017
Join us at WOW Bites for short talks, performances, readings and soapbox moments
Talks & Topics
Gender Politics & Equality
1:15 pm, 12 Mar 2017
Find out who the real women are behind the headlines about refugees and migrants
Talks & Topics
Children & Young people
1:15 pm, 12 Mar 2017
Explore the policies that put Nordic countries at the forefront of childcare
Talks & Topics
Gender Politics & Equality
1:15 pm, 12 Mar 2017
What does it take for a woman to make a city?
Talks & Topics
Gender Politics & Equality
1:15 pm, 12 Mar 2017
As life expectancy increases, do we fear old age more than our mortality?
Talks & Topics
Gender Politics & Equality
1:15 pm, 12 Mar 2017
Come and hear voices from Southbank Centre’s BAM – Being A Man festival
Talks & Topics
Global Culture & Ethnicity
1:15 pm, 12 Mar 2017
What are the sexual taboos that still exist in South Asian communities for women
Talks & Topics
Artists & Thinkers
1:15 pm, 12 Mar 2017
Hear from the director, cast and crew of the Donmar Warehouse’s all-female Shakespeare company
Talks & Topics
Artists & Thinkers
1:15 pm, 12 Mar 2017
Hear activist and former foreign minister of Somaliland, Edna Anan, give a keynote on her many achievements
Talks & Topics
Disability & Inclusivity
11:30 am, 12 Mar 2017
Come and find out why you should give a sh*t about toilets
Talks & Topics
Global Culture & Ethnicity
11:30 am, 12 Mar 2017
Discuss how to change attitudes about one of the most common abuses of human rights
Performance
Spoken word & Live literature
11:30 am, 12 Mar 2017
Explore healing after sexual assault in a beautifully crafted solo show
Talks & Topics
Children & Young people
11:30 am, 12 Mar 2017
A session for teens to discuss everything you did – and didn’t – learn in sex ed
Talks & Topics
Gender Politics & Equality
11:30 am, 12 Mar 2017
Parents from all walks of life discuss guilt, compromise and having confidence in your choices
Talks & Topics
Gender Politics & Equality
11:30 am, 12 Mar 2017
Are we in the midst of a gender revolution? Discuss this idea and more in our talk
Talks & Topics
Children & Young people
11:30 am, 12 Mar 2017
Girls all over the UK don’t enjoy their rights, and their quality of life and emotional wellbeing is tied to where they live
Talks & Topics
Gender Politics & Equality
11:30 am, 12 Mar 2017
Come along to WOW Bites for short talks, performances, readings and soapbox moments
Dance
11:30 am, 12 Mar 2017
Learn this Indian classical dance form with one of the UK's leading Kathak artists
11:30 am, 12 Mar 2017
Learn how to make your activism and life more intersectional
Talks & Topics
Gender Politics & Equality
10:00 am, 12 Mar 2017
Delve into today’s newspapers with WOW
Talks & Topics
Children & Young people
4:30 pm, 11 Mar 2017
Hear Gemma Cairney present her new book exploring what it means to be a girl today
Talks & Topics
Gender Politics & Equality
4:30 pm, 11 Mar 2017
Is the single, middle-aged childfree woman really feared by society?
Talks & Topics
Politics & History
4:30 pm, 11 Mar 2017
What does meaningful self care look like today?
Talks & Topics
Gender Politics & Equality
4:30 pm, 11 Mar 2017
Learn how men can be more than allies in feminism with Michael Kimmel
Talks & Topics
Gender Politics & Equality
4:30 pm, 11 Mar 2017
Share stories of love and sex from the frontline of dating, at this frank and inclusive discussion group
Talks & Topics
Gender Politics & Equality
4:30 pm, 11 Mar 2017
How does our body present itself when we stand together?
Performance
Comedy
3:00 pm, 11 Mar 2017
Break all taboos in this comedy for menstruators and non-menstruators of all genders from Chella Quint
Talks & Topics
Global Culture & Ethnicity
3:00 pm, 11 Mar 2017
Hear from journalist Fatima Manji about surviving a media firestorm
Talks & Topics
Business & Economics
3:00 pm, 11 Mar 2017
Come along for short talks on everything from gender equality in schools to female entrepreneurship
Literature
3:00 pm, 11 Mar 2017
Join a discussion of this seminal text exploring the place of women in an African and Muslim society
Talks & Topics
Gender Politics & Equality
3:00 pm, 11 Mar 2017
How can we challenge the stigma around women's mental health
Talks & Topics
Gender Politics & Equality
3:00 pm, 11 Mar 2017
What lessons can we learn from the growth of feminist political parties in Nordic countries?
Talks & Topics
Health & Wellbeing
3:00 pm, 11 Mar 2017
Hear the story of an assault survivor’s and a perpetrator’s journey in reconciling their past
3:00 pm, 11 Mar 2017
Examine how women talk to each other in this workshop and live poetry event with Tolu Agbelusi
Talks & Topics
Business & Economics
3:00 pm, 11 Mar 2017
Master your money with tips and advice on spending and saving
Talks & Topics
Global Culture & Ethnicity
1:15 pm, 11 Mar 2017
Hear journalist Reni Eddo-Lodge on the frustrations, discomfort and social implications of talking about race
1:15 pm, 11 Mar 2017
Learn how to protect your digital privacy in this all-woman session
Talks & Topics
Gender Politics & Equality
1:15 pm, 11 Mar 2017
How do we engage men in the campaign for gender equality?

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