About the festival

WOW Beijing took place 16-17 September 2017 in Beijing Tianqiao Arts Centre, with celebrations and events extending throughout the month of September, providing an open platform for Chinese women’s voice and stories, a place to communicate, display, express, and create.

Across the two days there were over 40 talks, WOW Bites, Speed Mentoring, workshops, WOW Pop Ups and a WOW Marketplace. Discussions varied from why we care for women, women, creators of culture, entrepreneurship in “her” times, men and gender equality, to women and health, practical sex education for children, history of women’s fashion and more.

During September a contemporary female arts exhibition Because… was shown, exhibiting art works of renowned female artists including Ye Hongxing, Zheng Liyun, Wen Jing, Gao Sihua, Pan Yuliang, Zhao Mengge, Liu Meizi, Mobai, Xu Xin and Zeng Yanbing. As well as six performing art shows including Tsing Yi (dance drama by Huang Yabin), the Lady from the Sea (a play of Henrik Ibsen with actress Chen Shu starring), Mr and Mrs Single (a modern musical), Elisapee and Northern Lights (a Norwegian play for children).

The British Council in China joined as a festival partner and hosted a series of events to celebrate the Inspiring Women China campaign and Spirit of Youth campaign by inviting outstanding women representatives to join dialogues about women’s development.

About the organisers

WOW Beijing was produced by Fanscene Culture Communications and with support from The British Council in China

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