The fantastic Women of the World WOW Foundation returns to Scotland for a third year with their new format, the conversational WOW - What Now?

WOW - What Now? Perth 2019

5th OCTOBER 2019

10.00AM - 22.00PM

Perth and Kinross
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The fantastic Women of the World WOW Foundation returns to Scotland for a third year with their new format, the conversational WOW - What Now?

Perth is one of ten venues hosting a 'What now for WOW?' in 2019, and the only one in Scorland. Join the team in Perth Theatre on Saturday 5th October for what promises to be a fantastic event for women everywhere.

This year will offer FREE ENTRY to all, with spaces available to book via Horsecross.  See links below for three seperate elements - please note, if you wish to attend all three you will need to book them seperately.

Doors open at 10am with free tea & coffee available outside Joan Knight Studio. 

10.15am - 12.30pm : Take One Action! Film Festival

WOW - What Now? 2019 will open with an introduction and discussion about film and gender empowerment by Lisa Stewart, Chair of Take One Action Film Festivals and Jill Moody, Perth Film Society. 

Take One Action, the UK's leading global change film festival, are participating in WOW What Now? Perth to screen a collection of short films celebrating women's empowerment in all its guises. 

Take One Action! Film Festival and Perth Film Society will then present 100 minutes of short film about gender empowerment.

The Take One Action! Film Festival event  is free, but ticketed. BOOK NOW FOR Take One Action! Film Festival. 

12.30pm -1.30pm : Browse the Market Place

Enjoy browsing traders and information stalls in the public areas of Perth Theatre. This area is open all day and is free to visit for all members of the public.  

1pm - 2pm : Speed Mentoring          

WOW What Now? Perth Big Thinkin event kicks off with speed mentoring event with an intro by a yeat to be announced local business woman.

Ever popular and invigorating, come and join a session which actively introduces participants to each other, starting conversations that can be continued informally over the remainder of the day.

2pm - 5.30pm : WOW - What Now? 

Including The Big Thinkin, WOW Bites, an exciting keynote talk by Christina McKelvie MSP, the WOW Foundation Money Quiz and much more!  This is a free, but ticketed event. Please book >>>   

Welcome by Lou Brodie and an exciting keynote talk by Christina McKelvie MSP.  Jude Kelly, founder of WOW - Women of the World Festival is hoping to be there too! 

Following the highly successful WOW - Women of the World Festivals in 2017 and 2018 Horsecross Arts teams up with The WOW Foundation to present WOW - What Now? As part of the celebrations of WOW’s 10th anniversary WOW - What Now is a series of major conversations taking place across the UK. WOW What Now?

Perth welcomes Christina McKelvie, MSP for Older People and Equalities, to address the Big Thinkin and join us for creative conversation and debate. Celebrating women and girls whilst taking a frank look at the challenges we all still face in the movement towards gender equality WOW - What Now? Perth is not to be missed. Follow the conversation #WOWWhatNow

WOW Bite : Ten Minute Talks

During the day WOW Bites invited speakers will provide short talks on topics including the White Ribbon campaign to tackle male violence against women and why nuclear disarmament is a gender issue.          

Perth Theatre Community engagement project feedback           

WOW What Now has been working with local schools during 2019 and will present the outcome of their workshops prior to the BIg Thinkin


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WOW Foundation Money Quiz 

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6pm - 9.30pm : Saltire Society Outstanding Women of Scotland 

This is a free but ticketed event. Please book >>>  

Featuring 10 young people introducing 10 Outstanding Women of Scotland, Performance by Lubna Kerr and Perth's own DJ Jennie Baillie on the decks spinning Northern Soul to complete the evening.               

Launched in 2014, the Outstanding Women of Scotland campaign recognises and celebrates remarkable Scottish women from all walks of life who have made an outstanding contribution to Scottish society.

Each year sees ten women inducted in to the OWS community. Previous inductees include the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon; singer-songwriter and political activist Annie Lennox, Playwright Jo Clifford and Scotland’s Makar Jackie Kay.

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