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The Genius Gap: women and creativity

Part of WOW – Women of the World

We’re taught that divine knowledge and creative genius is the preserve of men – but what about women’s creative force?

We talk to a panel of artists and industry experts about putting women’s stories centre stage and redressing the balance in the arts.

Speakers include writer, poet and artist Khairani Barokka; novelist and filmmaker Xiaolu Guo; Issie Barratt, leading jazz composer, conductor and educator; Charlotte Vincent, choreographer and Artistic Director of Vincent Dance Theatre (VDT).

Chaired by Sue Hoyle, Director, Clore Leadership Programme.

Dates & times

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St Paul's Roof Pavilion, Level 6, Blue side, Royal Festival Hall


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need to know

This event is included in both the Friday WOW Day Pass and the WOW Three Day Pass.

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