Women of the World 2014

5 Mar 2014 - 9 Mar 2014
WOW 2014 was packed full of events that celebrated the incredible achievements of women and girls and looked at the most potent topics for women at the time. It featured voices and stories from around the world and was bigger and broader than previous years, broaching a range of new subjects.

Almost 1000 women from all walks of life were part of the Speed Mentoring Programme. Speakers included Malala Yousafzai, Sandi Toksvig, Vivienne Westwood, Doreen Lawrence and Ruby Wax.

Talks covered topics such as sexual violence in conflict, fashion and sustainability, porn, gay rights and Beyoncé!

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The aerospace engineer turned artist introduces his piece Untitled (1971) in this short video
All you need to know about the pianist ahead of his solo recital in the International Piano Series
Take a look through 250 years of circus history with our interactive timeline
From David Sylvian to Peter Eötvös, discover the music that inspires this composer
Enjoy some great nights out at Southbank Centre in the run up to Christmas
The OAE’s Chief Executive, Crispin Woodhead, tells us everything we need to know about chamber music
The performer talks to us about the family show, and relishing his own role in it
What music does the Slovenian composer love? We reveal all
The letter from Strauss that gave the Philharmonia Orchestra a notable world premiere
Senior Curator Cliff Lauson discusses the Hayward Gallery exhibition Space Shifters
George from Forced Entertainment tells us about appearing in That Night Follows Day
Hear from the director, designer, composer and principal actor of this very special family show
Listen to Sue Perkins discuss her book East of Croydon
Tuesday 27 November is #GivingTuesday - a global day for giving and celebrating the extraordinary impact that people like you can make to causes that you care about.
The OAE’s Simone Jandl compare the instrument to its modern counterpart
The writer and director explains the concept behind the performance
Great gifts including fashion, jewellery, books, games and much, much more
Answer a few questions and we’ll point you in the right direction
The violinist talks composers and coping with touring in this interview
Listen to the sixth episode of our podcast series as we take a comedic turn

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WOW 2014 stories

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Dame Vivienne Westwood talks with Shami Chakrabarti about human rights