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Help us plan WOW Exeter

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Invitation from Jude Kelly CBE, Artistic Director, Southbank Centre, and founder of the global WOW – Women of the World festival

Will you come and help us plan what WOW Exeter might look like?
WOW – Women of the World is a global festival that celebrates women and girls, highlights their achievements and looks at the obstacles they still face across the world. It has its roots at Southbank Centre and has happened across the UK and across the world.

March 2015 was WOW’s 5th birthday in London – check out some of the best bits here! Speakers included Annie Lennox, Christine Lagarde, Turkish MP Safak Pavey and Salma Hayek, and the programme contained everything from twerkshops and comedy to sessions about domestic violence, equal pay and why there are so few women in politics.

The festival is made up of talks and debates, music and performance, parties, a marketplace, networking and much more, and brings together women and men to speak about how they are making the world a fairer place and why it matters,  WOW is purposefully very diverse, looking at everything from body image to peace-making, haircuts, sport, the arts, sex, race, food and love – and you can always expect joy, laughter, passion, insight and a chance to share your own stories.

Watch our WOW London film here.

People from across the UK already come to WOW in London –  and now it’s time for  WOW to go out across the UK.

Will you join us in planning what WOW Exeter in 2016 should be about? What would you like to see represented, what ideas can be developed into the programme and what in your opinion are the most relevant topics for women today?

Please come to a  WOW Think In  on Tuesday 28 April, 10:00 – 12:00, in Exeter Northcott Theatre.

The more the merrier. We encourage you to bring your friends, boyfriend, girlfriend, brother, child and/or granny and grandpa if you can.

Sign up using this EventBrite link:

The session will start with an introduction from the WOW team about what we hope WOW will achieve, followed by planning, discussion and debate. Tea and coffee will be provided, and no preparation is required.

For more information, please email Claire McDermott.

If there are individuals or groups you think should be there, please do let us know, or pass this invitation on to them.

I very much hope to see you in April, and keep in touch on Facebook or @WOWTweetUK #WOWLDN, or

With all best wishes,

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