This year WOW becomes a teenager, as the world’s biggest festival celebrating women, girls and non-binary people marks its 13th year! Join us for a weekend of laughter, joy, world-class speakers, artists and activists, all congregating as we look together at the world we live in now.
Your Friday Day Pass will give you access to explore a packed day of talks, workshops, performances, music from our WOW Sounds programme and more as we come together to celebrate achievements, and find solutions together on the pressing issues facing women, girls and non-binary people today.
View the line-up for Friday below or see the full WOW Day Pass weekend schedule here.
Jude Kelly CBE will open the day pass with a powerful session on women, misogyny and power with Australia’s first female Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, activist and author Laura Bates and best selling author Elif Shafak and activist Josephine Kamara. They’ll be taking a global view on women’s rights and asking - what’s next?
We'll be discussing a huge range of topics including power abuses and our emotional worlds, miscarriages and coping with baby loss burnout, what the cost of living crisis really means for women and disabled people, and whether you can be a feminist and get the odd tweakment or not... There will be sessions with fat activists, stories of global resistance and so much more.
Speakers include Disability Inclusion Specialist, social entrepreneur and broadcaster Shani Dhanda; columnist, podcaster and TV personality Megan Barton-Hanson; body image advocate content creator Stephanie Yeboah, best-selling author Juno Dawson, Zarah Sultana MP, businesswoman and activist Mary Portas, To My Sisters hosts Courtney Boateng and Renée Kapuku, author Liv Little and actor Lucy Boynton. Read on below for full details.
A joyful explosion of conversation, community, reasons to be enraged, enlightened, and surprised. There’ll be big discussions trying to make sense of the world, big ideas proposing new ways forward, and chances to have silly fun too. Come and be spontaneous with us, hear new stories, and make new friends.
All Day Pass events in the Royal Festival Hall will be BSL Interpreted by Performance Interpreting and Captioned by My Clear Text. Roaming BSL Interpreters will be available for events in other spaces.
Part of WOW - Women of the World Festival.