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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Music, theatre, documentaries and more; the best of the arts during lockdown from our experts
Take a break from home-schooling and enjoy stories, performances and chance to move and dance
Enjoy some recent lockdown music-making from our Resident and Associate Orchestras
Enjoy these works, selected by National Poetry Librarian, Chris McCabe.
Listen to music that explores complex human emotions, chosen by our Director of Music, Gillian Moore
In Mental Health Awareness Week we revisit videos and podcasts that encourage mental health openness
Enjoy a selection of fun family-friendly activities to aid good mental health
Listen to visionary composers and performers in this Spotify playlist
Get your laughing gear round this lot from our Comedy Programmer, Pax Lowey
The young performers share the apps and activities helping them through lockdown
Find out about the artist behind our latest Hayward Gallery billboard
...to help you and your little ones get creative at home, with a bunch of fun activities
Our Head of Contemporary Music shares new sounds, exclusive performances and old favourites.
Karen Larbi, founder of POC In Nature, draws on spirituality to show how we can overcome eco-anxiety
Enjoy this remarkable performance piece, filmed here at Southbank Centre in 2018
Inspire your children with story writing and illustration during lockdown
How will Coronavirus affect the climate crisis, and what lessons can we learn from it?
Poet Pratyusha tells us what’s beyond her lockdown window, and shares her poem 'stilltime'
Our Director of Music shares a playlist inspired by Hayward Gallery exhibition Among the Trees
Bring spring inside, with our pick of your photos on the theme of ‘Spring Among the Trees’

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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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