Weds 11 Dec 2019
6pm – 9pm
Twenty One, Unit 21, Pier Approach
Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 2EH
This event is free to attend – but places are limited.
Book your FREE tickets here!
WOW – What Now? is a major gathering to celebrate women and girls, and explore the issues they face both in our local community and across the globe.
Don’t miss this evening of discussion, creativity and collaboration, and have your say in WOW – Women of the World’s national conversation to discover what local communities are thinking about gender equality right now.
WOW – What Now? will look at the here and now; shining a light on the most potent issues affecting women and girls today – from politics to financial empowerment, toxic masculinity to the intersection of sexism, racism and homophobia.
At this event you’ll experience a WOW – Women of the World’s Think In – a unique interactive public planning session where you’ll be invited to discuss your thoughts on the issues affecting your local community and the world, share stories about the amazing women and girls you think should be celebrated. You’ll hear amazing stories and join forces to tackle the subjects that matter to people in the room.
Money will also be on the agenda, with a special Money Quiz to get you thinking about the importance of finances to women. An artist will be on hand at Twenty One to collaborate and create a new piece responding to the conversations taking place, weaving in stories and experiences from WOW – What Now? Events across the UK.
The findings from across the UK will be presented back at WOW’s 10th anniversary festival at London’s Southbank Centre from 6-8 March. Find out more about the festival here.
Following a series of highly successful WOW – Women of the World Festivals around the world, this important UK programme is funded by Spirit of 2012 and will celebrate the 10th anniversary of WOW in cities from Perth to Essex. Don’t miss your chance to be part of the conversation.
About WOW – Women of the World
The WOW Foundation produces WOW – Women of the World festivals across the world to celebrate women and girls, and raise awareness globally of the issues they face and possible solutions. Led by Jude Kelly CBE, it is an independent organisation that works to build, convene and sustain a global movement that believes a gender equal world is possible and desirable through WOW festivals and empowering women and girls.
Over the past 10 years WOW Festivals have reached more than two million people across six continents, from Baltimore to Brazil, Cardiff to Karachi. Join us in 2020 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of this global movement. www.thewowfoundation.com
WOW festivals and events are presented by arrangement with Southbank Centre.