WOW UK Festival 2021 - FAQs

1 Mar 2021

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Want to know more about WOW UK Festival 2021 and WOW London's 2021 International Women's Day celebrations? You are in the right place! Read on for FAQs from how to book to where you can watch.

What is WOW UK Festival 2021?

To mark International Women’s Day, join WOW UK this March for a very special digital programme from 1-21 March, featuring groundbreaking In Conversations and interactive workshops. Over three weeks we’ll explore everything from mental health to sex in lockdown, radical childcare to #SayHerName, and being everything from a grandmother to an artist in a pandemic (or both!).

With tickets starting from just £1, the programme features Kimberlé Crenshaw, Ruby Wax, Arundhati Roy, Sheila Heti, Avni Doshi, Bryony Kimmings and a whole range of new voices for a programme that will look after you, expand your mind - and maybe even teach you a new skill. Check out the full programme here.

What types of online events are there?

There are two types of events in the festival - In Conversations and workshops.

In Conversations are streamed via Ticketco and are not interactive.

The workshops take place on Zoom - either as a Zoom meeting or Zoom webinar - and there will be ways of taking part, being part of the discussion and asking questions.

All events are available to book here, and all workshops have 'Workshop' in the title.

How much are tickets?

For this year’s festival, we are offering audiences the chance to pay what they can for tickets from £1 upwards for In Conversation events and from £3 upwards for Workshops. If you’re able to pay a higher ticket price, your contribution will include a donation to help WOW continue its work fighting for gender equality all year-round.

Can I book a pass for the whole festival?
Workshops must be booked individually, but you can buy a pass to watch every In Conversation event in the festival. The WOW Festival Talks Pass is only £25 or you can choose a £100 supporters pass that includes a £75 donation to The WOW Foundation. Book it here.

Will the event be BSL interpreted and/or Captioned?

All In Conversations are BSL interpreted (by Performance Interpreting) and captioned (by Stagetext and My Clear Text). Many of the workshops are too and there will be copy in the listing to say if there is BSL interpretation and/or captions. If you would like to ask any questions about access, please email access@thewowfoundation.com

Do I have to watch the events at the time they're advertised?

Workshops are live Zoom events, so you must book in advance and join for the advertised start time. You will be sent the link to join by email before the event. Please check your spam if you haven't received the link an hour before the event starts or email hello@thewowfoundation.com

In Conversation events can be watched on demand. If you're tuning in live, you'll see a countdown clock before the event starts at 8pm. If you're watching on demand after the advertised event time, just click to watch and the event will start. You have seven days to watch the full event from when you first click to watch.

When does booking for events close?

You can book for any In Conversation event until 31 March on catch up.

How do I watch events streamed on Ticketco?

Your confirmation email will contain your link to watch the show, and a ‘How it Works’ section to help you set up your stream. If you have any issues locating your confirmation email, try searching for an email from ‘TicketCo AS’ with ‘ref number’ in the subject line.

You can watch Ticketco events on your laptop or tablet, phone or even on your TV. Find out more here.

If you have any technical issues please read Ticketco's FAQs. If you need any further assistance, please email hello@thewowfoundation.com

I can't find my ticket!

If you can't find your email, don't worry you can click here and find your tickets by clicking 'Find your Purchased tickets’. Then, follow the link and ‘download’ the PDF of your ticket and find the five-digit ‘Reference code for the purchase’. Head to https://ticketco.events/stream and enter your five-digit code to access the stream.

Will latecomers be admitted?

You can watch In Conversation events whenever suits you (following the event time when the stream will go live). Where possible we will admit latecomers to Zoom events.

Can I share my link with someone else to watch?

No. Your email will include a unique link. If you share it with anyone else, only one of you will be able to access the stream.

Workshops will be monitored closely so only people who have booked will be allowed entry.

Will any events sell out?

Yes it's likely the workshops may sell out as they each have a set capacity, so please make sure to book early to avoid disappointment!

In Conversation events have unlimited capacities and you can book to watch any of them until 31 March on catch up, even after the advertised event date.

How do I watch the WOW Sounds programme?

WOW Sounds is a programme of musical performances that run throughout the festival. Check out the line-up here. Each In Conversation features a WOW Sounds performance, so book for that event to catch an incredible exclusive performance and hear from the artist about their work and activism.

Will any of the events include trigger or upsetting themes?

The festival will cover a lot of topics and issues that are affecting people around the world. If you have been affected by any of the issues discussed and you’d like to talk about it with someone, Samaritans are open day or night, 365. You can call them for free on 116 123, email them at jo@samaritans.org, or visitwww.samaritans.org

Does this mean there won’t be a London WOW Festival in 2022?

Due to the ongoing Covid 19 restrictions, sadly it is not possible to hold a full WOW Festival in London at Southbank Centre in 2021.

We very much hope WOW will be back at Southbank Centre for its London Festival in 2022. We’re very proud that Southbank Centre is WOW London’s home and we can’t wait to return.

Has a new date been announced for WOW Live at the Royal Albert Hall?

Due to Covid restrictions, WOW Live at the Royal Albert Hall has sadly been postponed until later this year. We are so excited to announce the rescheduled date in the coming days - watch this space! If you have already booked tickets and have any queries, please contact the Royal Albert Hall.

If you have any questions not answered above, please email hello@thewowfoundation.com