In a time of so much uncertainty, what we need now more than ever is community and a space to reflect and be together. Join us on the first day of the WOW Festival to take a frank look at the world we find ourselves in and celebrate all the joy, resilience and creativity to be found in a world in flux.

Led by WOW Founder Jude Kelly, across the afternoon you will hear from the brilliant women helping us imagine an equal world - from those on the front lines of global movements transforming the future to girls and young women changing our world for the better.

WOW’s Artists in Residence Miss Baby Sol opens Saturday at WOW with a bang, followed by a sweep through the past year with Jude Kelly.

Be prepared to be inspired with WOW Big Ideas to change the world from Artist and writer Selina Thompson; Author and Journalist, Sophia Smith Galer; Theatre Director and Access Consultant Sarah Howard; Author and journalist Juno Dawson; and founder of Burnt Roti Sharan Dhaliwal.

There’s poetry and performance from Maslaha and Rakaya Fetuga, and discussions and debates on everything from money with Path Financial, to protest with SaveBrickLane campaigner and academic Fatima Rajina; political activist and UK Black Pride founder, Lady Phyll and Maymuna Osman from Migrants Organise.

Come together for laughter, joy, these world-class speakers, artists and activists as we look at the world we live in now. From politics to body image and love to money, there’ll be something for everyone.

This event will be live captioned by MyClearText and BSL Interpreted by Performance Interpreting.

Please note: All information is correct at the time of going to print, and line-ups may be subject to change.

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