We’ll be announcing more of the line-up over the next few weeks, but for now the festival will include panel discussions on range of subjects including women in business, women in sport, domestic abuse and childlessness; an exhibition curated by 40 artists – many from Arab and Muslim cultures; and an interactive workshop for under 10s to explore what it means to be a girl.

  • Keynote address from Southbank Centre’s Artistic Director & WOW Founder Jude Kelly
  • Panel discussions: Women in Business, Women in Sport
  • Radical Love: Female Lust, female artists inspired by Arabic poetry
  • Singing and poetry workshops
  • Cheshire-based dance company Fallen Angels performance
  • Under 10s Feminist Corner
  • WOW Bites
  • Keynote address from Sue Flood, award-winning photographer, author and filmmaker
  • Panel discussion: Abuse
  • Salary negotiation workshops
  • A screening of the film Sonita in the brand new Storyhouse cinema
  • Under 10s Feminist Corner
  • WOW Bites

More events will be added soon!

Your day wristbands will get you in to any WOW event 9am – 6pm across Storyhouse. In addition over the weekend, three special events are taking place in the Garret Theatre:


Approx 540 mins