WOW – Women of the World festival 2014

Women of the World festival is back in March at the Southbank Centre.

Talks, debates, performance and activism celebrating women and girls.

They contacted Behind the Curtain to ask to share their upcoming events. If you are living in London, or can get there easily then we would highly recommend making a special effort to go along! 

Wed 5 – Sun 9 March
Join us for the fourth annual WOW – Women of the World festival and celebrate the formidable strength and inventiveness of women. Our three-day programme of events includes theatre, music and comedy as well as lively talks and debates; there’s also the chance to take part in mentoring, workshops and hear from celebrities, politicians, artists and activists speak on the topics that matter to women and girls worldwide.

Wed 5 – Wed 12 March 2014
Sat 8 January Matinee, 2pm

On the night of December 16 2012 a young woman and her male friend boarded a bus in urban New Delhi. What followed changed theirs and countless lives forever. Internationally acclaimed playwright and director Yael Farber (Miss Julie, Riverside Studios) brings to the stage a searing new performance that cracks open the silence around women whose lives have been shattered by gender-based violence.
Tickets: £22.50

Vincent Dance Theatre
Thurs 6 March, 7.30pm

Uncompromising yet utterly accessible, Motherland has a broad appeal for both sexes through its potent blend of theatre, live music and dance.
Tickets: £16, £10

Malala Yousafzai
Sat 8 March, 10am
We’re excited to announce a special appearance by the young activist at WOW. Malala Yousafzai is a young woman campaigning for education rights for all, who was shot in 2012 for her activist work.
Tickets: £20, £15, £10

Mirth Control
Saturday 8 March, 7.30pm

Mirth Control is an electrifying night of comedy and music inspired by great women hosted by Sandi Toksvig. Join us for an evening of fun for all men and women. Full line-up yet to be announced.
Tickets: £15, £20, £30, £40

Fri 7 – Sun 9 March

Our panellists at the Festival Weekend will cover topics including (but not limited to!) women and power, fat activismfashionpoliticsneuroscience and women in the military.  The full programme will shortly be announced; see it online at
Day pass £12
Three-day pass £30


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