talks & debates
talks & debates

WOW - Women of the World Festival 2018 Thinkins

Part of WOW – Women of the World

Come and help plan the eighth WOW – Women of the World London: a festival for everyone which celebrates women and girls.

The WOW Thinkins are a chance to have your say on what and who you would like to see represented, what ideas can be developed into the programme, what in your opinion are the most relevant topics for women today, and what can we build on from previous WOW London festivals.

WOW – Women of the World is Southbank Centre's festival that celebrates women and girls, highlights their achievements and looks at the obstacles they still face across the world.

With talks and debates, music and performance, parties, a marketplace, networking and much more, the festival brings people together to speak about how they are making the world a fairer place and why it matters.

Looking at everything from body image to peacemaking, haircuts, sport, the arts, sex, race, food and love, festival attendees can expect joy, laughter, passion, insight and a chance to share your own stories.

All sessions take place at Southbank Centre and are open to women and men, girls and boys and all who identify as female, genderqueer or non-binary.

Each session starts with an introduction about what we hope WOW will achieve, followed by planning, discussion and debate. Tea and coffee is provided, and no preparation is required.

We encourage you to bring your friends, boyfriend, girlfriend, brother, child and/or granny and grandpa.

Everyone is welcome, and the more the merrier.

If there are individuals or groups you think should be there, please do let us know at

Please note that all our spaces are fully accessible and the session on Thursday 21 September is BSL interpreted. For more information on access please see our Access page.

Dates & times

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Royal Festival Hall
Weston Roof Pavilion, Level 6, Green Side


Free, but ticketed

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Tickets are restricted to two per booker to allow a wide range of people to attend.