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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The creative producer and director of Circus 1903 explain the show’s origins in this video trailer
The six authors read live from their shortlisted novels in this special podcast recording
Enjoy a special preview trailer of the performance
Take our interactive quiz to find out who you’d be in Homer’s epic poem
Enjoy a Spotify playlist of music crafted by the man behind the sound of the 1980s
The author on nature, writing, nostalgia, the 1930s and visions of England then and now
Isabella Rossellini, her dog Pan, and a collection of child’s toys. Welcome to a circus like no other
Yep, it's that time already. Discover ways to keep your little ones entertained, with us
Chosen by the National Poetry Library especially for the occasion
Find out why Haydn is the ‘King of Symphonies’, in this video
From living in exile to appearing in films, the author’s remarkable story
Get your toes tapping to music from the 1920s to the 1990s with this Spotify Playlist
The Academy award-winning art director on his incredible new project
What, or indeed who, is behind the popularity of Chinese sci-fi?
The OAE’s Cecelia Bruggemeyer introduces this remarkable instrument
The Brazilian has gone from child prodigy to piano legend
Get a look at the mind-altering effects of the latest must see Hayward Gallery exhibition in our preview video
Enjoy eight stand-out musical collaborations featuring The Who frontman

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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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