WOW - Women of the World
We funded the Southbank Centre to support communities across the UK in developing their own Women of the World festivals. The events were being driven by local people and saw nine festivals in five locations before 2019. Bradford hosted the first festival in 2016 and the further festivals took place in Exeter, Perth, Norwich and Cardiff.
WOW festivals celebrate women and girls, bringing people together to discuss the obstacles stopping them from achieving their potential. They are a tool for social change, and our WOW Spirit festivals aimed to reach some of the most marginalised voices in society, helping them to get actively involved in their local communities, and to improve their wellbeing.