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WOW: Women of the World at Southbank Centre until 11 March 2018

Celebrating women and girls, and looks at the obstacles that stop them from achieving their potential. πŸ‘­

Around the world, individuals and communities are insisting on the simple proposition that women and girls must have equal rights and asking the question: why is gender equality taking so long?

Southbank Centre’s WOW – Women of the World festival is a global network of festivals which provides a platform for celebrating what has been achieved, and exploring all the ways we can change the world for the better.

In the year that marks the 100th anniversary since some women got the vote in the UK, and when #MeToo shook the world, we bring together artists, writers, politicians, comedians, activists and more for the 8th annual WOW London at Southbank Centre.

Southbank Centre Artistic Director Jude Kelly launched WOW – Women of the World in 2010 to mark the centenary of International Women’s Day, as a major global festival that celebrates women and girls and looks at the obstacles they face, where hundreds of women’s stories could be shared, feelings vented, fun had, minds influenced and hearts expanded.

In response to an overwhelming demand Southbank Centre have been fostering a growing global network of festivals. Already in four other countries WOW is scheduled to spread to four more next year, and throughout the same across the UK.

The ethos of WOW is to create a festival for everyone. It is bold and broad-based in its approach, both lively and serious, and feeds the demand to discuss anything and everything. It brings people together from all corners of society – both speakers and audience members – energising and providing the inspiration and tools to make change.


Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX



International Women’s Day / London / Monday 7th March 2011


Doors: All-day events

@ All around London




International Women’s Day 2011 marks the 101st edition of such day in world history, and it is being celebrated today and for the rest of this week (Official date 8th March 2011).

Around the world International Women’s Day is a national holiday to pay tribute to the economic, political and social achievements of women past present and future. It is celebrated by giving gifts and flowers to women of all shapes and colours. Although it is a global celebration of women, it is also a day to reflect on women who are still in need of help.

A global network of rich and diverse local activity connects women from all around the world ranging from political rallies, business conferences, government activities and networking events through to local women’s craft markets, theatric performances, fashion parades and more.

For a full overview of International Women’s Day events in London click HERE

Follow IWD on twitter: twitter.com/womensday


Tuesday (8th March) – Women of the World Arts Fair @ Old Spitalfields Market

12pm – 4pm

Enjoy live music and dance performances, whilst getting the latest aspirational fashion must-haves. More info HERE


So make a difference, think globally and act locally. Do your bit to ensure that the future for women is bright, equal, safe and rewarding.


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