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."
Celebrating and recognising the achievements of women and girls as well as taking a frank look at factors stopping them from achieving their potential, WOW 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.
Full-time mum, Women of the World volunteer, The Crannog Centre trustee, head of Perth Ultimate Frisbee club... there's not much this woman can't do!
If you’re a fan of beautifully handcrafted work, there’s no doubt you’ll be besotted with Dalcapon born Louise McLaren’s intricate papercuttings. Her
Horse McDonald talks about her three decades in the music business ahead of her gig at WOW Perth.
We delve into the taboo subject of body image discussing all the facts with the inspirational women behind Glasgow Women's library.
To celebrate the launch of the 50th WOW Festival in Perth, the woman who founded it all – Jude Kelly – delivered a timely, moving speech at the Perths
New Balls Please, is a joint project between Live Active Leisure and the Women of the World Festival and is free to attend as part of #WOWPERTH
Janey gives an honest account of how it feels as a new mum to lose the baby weight and feel like yourself again.
The Women of the World festival is returning to Perth for its second year, this September – and to say I’m excited would be an understatement.
The programme at WOW this year, as always, is packed with inspirational, incredible women. Women who unapologetically make their voices heard; who are
Our mental health like our physical health is something that must be paid attention to, exercised and nurtured.
Behind the scenes of #WOWPerth, is the hard work, devotion, and passion of many women. Lou Brodie is one of them, playing a central role as programmer