Women of the World 2015

1 Mar 2015 - 8 Mar 2015
Talks, performances, discussions and debates made up WOW 2015, with speakers from around to world presenting to a diverse audience of all ages. Speakers included Caitlin Moran, Sandi Toksvig, Hannah Pool and Annie Lenoox, Lauren Laverne, to name just a few. 

The fifth WOW festival aimed to raise and explore all of our concerns about equality for women, whilst also celebrating the huge potential of girls and women to make a difference.

Encouraging fun, activism and openness, WOW 2015 was an opportunity for visitors to add their voice to the wealth of stories and experiences being shared by girls and women from across society.
 

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Classical musician Eberhard Spree takes us on a short musical tour of the city
Watch the fifth in a series of short films exploring key exhibitions from Hayward Gallery’s history
Take a look at the six books in the running for this year’s prestigious award
Dr. Cliff Lauson introduces Hayward Gallery's remarkable new group exhibition
Listen to the fourth episode of our monthly literary podcast featuring Khaled Hosseini and Nick Makola
The musician/producer has curated a very eclectic Spotify playlist of his current favourites
Whatever your era, see in the new year with us
Discover the writer known as the 'Chinese Tolkein'
Get involved in WOW in Bradford, Cardiff, Exeter and Perth
With so much to choose from, here are a few festival highlights
There is so much more to this Scottish writer than The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Senior Curator, Vincent Honore takes us on a mini tour of the gallery
In the fourth edition of Think Aloud, we join the #AskACuratorDay celebrations
From Sybil to Forrest Gump, take a look back at some of the actress’ most iconic performances
Take a detailed look at this year's shortlist with National Poetry librarian Chris McCabe
Double-bassist Eberhard Spree gives an introduction to Leipzig’s world-famous orchestra
The comedian and playwright tells us why more artists should take risks, in this interview
From André Aciman to Xia Jia; a look at the books our literature team enjoyed this month
Comedian and performer Jess Thom breaks down common misconceptions about what it is to be disabled

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WOW 2015 stories

podcast
2014 was an unprecedented year for the rights of women and girls, but did some things go backward?
podcast
Annie Lennox and Jude Kelly discuss humanitarian issues that women face every day

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