WOW – Women of the World is a Southbank Centre festival, founded in 2010 by the Centre’s Artistic Director, Jude Kelly CBE. It is now the largest women’s festival movement in the world, reaching over one million people in 20 cities across five continents. The festival is set to launch in Norwich April 2018 and is being organised in conjuction with performance and music venue Norwich Arts Centre and the Southbank Centre.
Each WOW festival – made up of talks, debates, music, activism, comedy, workshops, mentoring, pop ups and major concerts – celebrates women and girls, takes a frank look at what prevents them from achieving their potential, raises awareness globally of the issues they face and discusses possible solutions.
WOW – Women of the World Norwich is launching its call for the local community to inform the festival in a series of ‘Thinkins’ taking place in Norwich from Wednesday 1 November – Saturday 4 November 2017.
Thinkins are an opportunity for local women and men, girls and boys to share their thoughts and ideas about what WOW Norwich, taking place in the city from 27 – 29 April 2018 in OPEN Norwich, will cover- from its themes to its events and performances
The Thinkins give as many people as possible a chance to be involved and to contribute their ideas and take place over four sessions at three locations:
Wednesday 1 November: OPEN, 20 Bank Plain, Norwich NR2 4SF | 7pm – 9pm
Friday 3 November: Christ Church Centre, Magdalen Rd, Norwich NR3 4LA | 10am – 12pm
Friday 3 November: Norman Centre, Bignold Rd, Norwich NR3 2QZ | 2pm – 4pm
Saturday 4 November: Theatre Royal, Target Follow Room, Theatre St, Norwich NR2 1RL | 1pm – 3pm (BSL sign language interpreted)
Booking in advance is required as spaces are limited. Registration is FREE, the booking fee will drop off when you process your ticket.
WOW – Women of the World is Southbank Centre’s festival that celebrates women and girls, highlights their achievements and looks at the obstacles they still face across the world. With talks and debates, music and performance, parties, a marketplace, networking and much more, the festival brings together women and men to speak about how they are making the world a fairer place and why it matters. Looking at everything from body image to peacemaking, haircuts, sport, the arts, sex, race, food and love. Expect joy, laughter, passion, insight and a chance to share your own stories.
About WOW Thinkins
WOW’s are planned from the ground up through a series of community planning sessions called Thinkins.
All sessions are open to women and men, girls and boys. We encourage you to bring your friends, boyfriend, girlfriend, brother, child and/or Granny and Grandpa. If there are individuals or groups you think should be there, please let them know about the Thinkins.
Each session begins with an introduction about what we hope to achieve, followed by planning, discussion and debate. Tea and coffee are provided, and no preparation is required.
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