In the words of Jude Kelly, the festival founder, "Has there ever been a more exciting time of change for girls and women? There’s so much to celebrate and so much to improve and it needs everyone to be involved."
"WOW Perth 2018 is our 50th festival, and we’re proud to celebrate this with the people of Perthshire and beyond. Scotland has been a major force for women’s empowerment and it’s important that the conversations, awareness and activism that WOW facilitates take place in smaller communities as well as major cities."
Once again #WOWPerth is the only Scottish event, and it is set to be a belter! Do check out our top 5 picks from this years programme over on the festival mini site here or download the full brochure for all the details here >>>
For those who have never been before, WOW is a Women of the World Festival, celebrating and recognising the achievements of women and girls as well as taking a frank look at factors stopping them from achieving their potential.
It is a jam-packed festival weekend including talks and debates from top speakers, music, dance, theatre, performance, poetry and comedy as well as wide-ranging workshops and activities ranging from morning song to yoga, and speed mentoring to skateboarding.
Funded by Spirit of 2012, WOW - Women of the World Perth 2018 is part of Southbank Centre’s expansion of its global WOW network of festivals to create nine new WOWs in five cities across the UK to mark the centenary of female suffrage in 2018. Perth is the only Scottish city to host one of these WOWs and will produce the festival in 2017 and 2018.
WOW Passes : Buy a WOW pass to gain access to all the events marked as PART OF PASS as you pick and mix your own timetable of talks, debates and performances, be it for one day or the whole weekend
Day pass: £12 | concession £9
Weekend pass: £20 | concession £16
(price includes £1.50 booking fee)
Other Ticketed Events: A small number of events are not included in the Weekend or Day Passes. If you'd like to join us at these you can buy tickets online or on site from the box office.
Free but Ticketed Events: There are a number of free events that require you to reserve a ticket due to limited capacity. This applies whether you are a WOW pass holder or just exploring the free events of the festival
Free Events: With or without a pass, we encourage you to explore all the free events, free exhibitions and pop-up performances over the weekend.
We've rounded up some of the best virtual events, activities and downloads from the amazingly resourceful businesses, creatives, historians and gym instructors of Perthshire.
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