WOW – Women of the World Festival


Established In 2010, the Women of the World Festival is one of the most important celebrations happening annually across the world, by highlighting the work and value of women and girls, as an inspiring global feminist movement.

Jude Kelly CBE initially launched the first Women of the World Festival in 2010, at the Southbank Centre in London. Over the past ten years, the festival has spread across the globe, taking place in numerous locations, and putting the spotlight on the achievement of women and girls all over the world, from a variety of backgrounds. Now, a decade on, the Southbank Centre will be putting on the biggest and most inspiring Women of the World Festival yet, with a host of exceptional speakers, presentations and activities to help celebrate womanhood.

If you’re staying at the Park Grand London Hyde Park, then it’s well worth making time to visit this year’s Women of the World Festival. It’s a fantastic event to attend, for men, women and children, and a great place to learn, celebrate and feel inspired. Read on to find out more about this year’s special Women of the World Festival, and what you can expect to see.

About the Women of the World Festival

The Women of the World Festival was first established in 2010, with the first event taking place in London at the illustrious Southbank Centre. Located on London’s South Bank, the celebrated arts and culture centre was first founded to highlight International Women’s Day, with a series of diverse events taking place to shine a light on the contributions of women across a variety of disciplines.

The festival now has numerous satellite locations around the UK and the world, including in Cambridge, Hong Kong, Australia, Iceland, Egypt and New York. In the UK though, the primary event is held at the Southbank, and for guests staying at the Park Grand London Hyde Park this March, it’s definitely worth adding to you list of things to do while you’re in the city.

What the Women of the World Festival does

One of the main goals of the Women of the World Festival is to celebrate women all over the world, and take a closer look at the obstacles that can get in the way of them achieving all that they are capable of.

The festival not only highlights and promotes all that women have achieved, but also takes a close and honest look at the areas in life that still need change and improvement, in order to help women and girls to be able to succeed and thrive in life. It can certainly be an inspiring, uplifting and thought-provoking event, for people of all ages.

With great deals on Hyde Park accommodations in the city, it’s the perfect time to plan a visit to the festival and London, to open your mind, and broaden your horizons.

What’s on at this year’s Festival

As this year’s Women of the World Festival commemorates a decade of running the important event, the Southbank Centre will be featuring an exceptional cast of talented artists, speakers and performers. With excellent Hyde Park accommodations available in central London, it’s a great opportunity to see some of the ground-breaking contemporary talent around at present.

The festival will bring comediennes, novelists, artists, and performers to the stage, showing the importance of women in the modern world of the arts. But there will also be much more in store, including fascinating workshops and presentations from female business leaders, political speakers, journalists and more, all coming together to raise and answer some important and often difficult questions.

Some of the highlights of the Women of the World Festival at the Southbank Centre this year include performances from the hilarious and incisive comedienne, Shazia Mirza, a performance from the legendary artist, Bobby Baker, and workshops encouraging you to explore your own creative side.

There will also be several opportunities to find some great inspiration, with talks and presentations from women from the world of politics, sports, finance, business and more. Take part in a debate that imagines what the world would look like if women ran Parliament, or step back in time to learn more about the bravest and most outspoken women throughout history.

If you’re looking for a little help in finding the confidence to explore your own ideas, check out the RADA Business masterclass, designed to help women find the ability to communicate effectively and clearly to an audience. Meanwhile, the England Lionesses will be on the stage, talking about the important role that women play in the world of sports.

And if you want to see what’s on offer from some of the best female entrepreneurs in the city, head to the WOW Marketplace, where you’ll find a huge range of goods for sale, as well as the chance to talk to some of the women behind the goods.

Making the most of the Women of the World Festival

If you’re planning to attend the Women of the World Festival, then it’s a good idea to plan your trip ahead of time to help you make the most of it. The Festival will be running between 6 to 8 March, and there will be a chance to attend either selective events, or the festival as a whole.

All of the festival activities will be taking place at the Southbank Centre, located near Embankment Station, just across the Golden Jubilee Bridge. It’s easy to get to if you’re staying in central London, and events take place throughout the day. If you’re hoping to have Breakfast around Paddington before you make your way there, there will be plenty of opportunity to do so.

It’s a good idea to book tickets ahead of time, as it can be very popular. With some exceptional names on the line up, including the popular TV host Sandi Toksvig, and the renowned writer, Naomi Wolf, you can be sure that you’ll be in for some impressive conversations.