WOW Festival returns to take over Southbank Centre for the ultimate celebration of women, girls and non-binary people.
Your Saturday Day Pass will give you access to talks, workshops, performances and more to spark ideas, inspiration, tackle difficult topics, and celebrate the amazing achievements moving gender equality forward from across the world.
View the line-up for Saturday below or see the full WOW Day Pass weekend schedule here.
We’ll be discussing a huge range of timely topics from the history of Bengali activism in the UK, the impact of hair loss, what home means to us in the 21st century, the case for free childcare, how we can make sport more inclusive for women, men and allyship, the future of sex, and loads more. Join us to do some rage journaling or hear from English actress, comedian, writer, producer, and director Kathy Burke, as she joins WOW for the first time ever in conversation with WOW’s Founder Jude Kelly.
The day will close with a major discussion on climate change featuring activist Pat Mitchell, the Editorial Director of TEDWomen and author of Becoming a Dangerous Woman, and a group of the world’s leading climate change and social justice activists including Environmental activist and member of Chad’s pastoralist Mbororo community Hindou Ibrahim; author and podcast host Mikaela Loach and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice CommissionerJune Oscar.
Other speakers across the day include activists Farzana Khan and Raisa Hassan, author of All the Places I’ve Ever Lived In Kieran Yates, award-winning journalist Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff,Sex Talks Founder Emma-Louise Boynton, much-loved broadcaster Sandi Toksvig, comedian Luisa Omielan, Stella Creasy MP,Co-Founder of the Women's Equality Party Catherine Mayer and Founder of Pregnant Then Screwed Joeli Brearley. More details below.
A joyful explosion of conversation, community, new ideas, reasons to be enraged, enlightened, surprised and more. 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. Events in the Clore Ballroom will also be Captioned.
Part of WOW - Women of the World Festival.