Now going into its 10th year, the annual WOW Festival returns to the
Southbank Centre on 6 – 8 March 2020, coinciding with International Women’s
The festival has boasted impressive line-ups of influential female
speakers in past years, with Malala Yousafzai, Lupita Nyong’o and Annie
Lennox among those who have been involved. The 2019 line-up was no exception, with activist Angela Davis;
journalist, activist and author Naomi Klein; Women’s Equality Party
co-founder Catherine Mayer; and comedian Jo Brand among those who gave talks.
The full programme for the 2020 WOW Festival is yet to be released, but
those organising it have promised nothing less than ‘the biggest and
bravest festival yet’, including a tenth anniversary celebration on the
International Women’s Day.
Those who are politically inclined
can get excited about the discussions taking place on Friday 6 March,
when guest speakers will investigate topics such as politics, business
and economics. The Friday line-up will also include a number of events exploring everything from motherhood to fashion.
On Saturday 7 March, visitors may pick and choose from talks with some of the best thinkers, most inspiring activists and compelling speakers of our time, dealing with big topics including reproductive rights, leadership, ageing and climate change.
Between the festival’s many discussions, workshops and performances, which will cover diverse topics including finances, sex, global feminism and climate change, the intent of the event remains the same: to explore the state of gender equality across the globe and tackle the most talked-about issues facing women and girls today.
Tickets for the individual events will be announced later this year.
|What||Women of the World, Southbank Centre|
|Where||Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Embankment (underground)|
06 Mar 20 – 08 Mar 20, Times vary for specific events
|Website||Click here to book via the Southbank Centre website|