Who run the world? WOW at Festival 2018 celebrates females in all of their forms
Although there is still a long way to go in the fight for equality, it’s always nice to look around and take stock of the progress that has been made. Between same-sex marriage laws getting passed and the #TimesUp and #MeToo movements taking off, there is a global conversation happening around the subject of gender – particularly in regards to breaking down conventions and entering a brave new world where women speak up, stand out and have equal footing. Coming to the Brisbane Powerhouse on April 6–8, Women of the World at Festival 2018 (or WOW if you’re feeling cheeky) is a three-day celebration of everything it means to be a woman in this modern world.
You may already be familiar with the phenomenal force that is Women of the World Festival, but this year is distinctly different from past events. This year sees WOW running in conjunction with the Commonwealth Games’ massive Festival 2018 arts and culture program, adding a whole new layer of significance to the proceedings. WOW is bringing together women and girls from more than 20 countries in the Commonwealth of Nations – you can join thought leaders, artists and women from around the globe right here in Brisbane over three incredible days to celebrate passion, cultures and diversity as well as getting real about issues affecting women and girls at this landmark event.
Over the course of Women of the World Festival, punters will have their pick of a huge range of workshops, panels, performances, installations and more that all shine a light on unique female perspectives. Some of the huge events coming over for the festival include the sass-laden and thought-provoking Hot Brown Honey, the stunning Veiquia by VOU Dance Fiji, a star-studded Songs That Made Me concert (with the likes of Deborah Conway, Clare Bowditch and Hannah Macklin) and too many more to mention. The range of speakers appearing at WOW is actually enough to blow minds – think Michelle Law, Margi Brown Ash and Yassmin Abdel-Magied for a start. When you add a marketplace, loads of visual art and a general supportive atmosphere, you can guarantee that this festival will be loaded with inspiration.
Feeling inspired? You can check out the massive Women of the World Festival program and purchase tickets to events through Brisbane Powerhouse.