Women of the World Festival 2016

8 – 12 March 2016

Folkestone Quaterhouse



WOW 2016 will look at topics like women in war, the beauty industry, ageing, men’s role in ending sexism and righting the under-representation of women from the school syllabus to government, energising and providing the inspiration and tools to make change.

Download a copy of the festival programme here


Tuesday 8 March

Event Time Location
WOW Party 6:45pm Quarterhouse (Bar)
The English Channel 7:30pm Quarterhouse (Auditorium)


Wednesday 9 March

Event Time Location
Three Men Speak Out About Sexism 12:30pm Lime Bar
Beauty Writes 5:30pm Quarterhouse (meeting room)
WOW Scratch Night 7:30pm Quarterhouse (auditorium)


Thursday 10 March

Event Time Location
Report Yourself Missing 12:30pm Lime Bar
Awaking your own female potential, embodiment and empowerment 5:30pm Brewery Tap
London Feminist Film Festival 7:30pm Quarterhouse (auditorium)


Friday 11 March

Event Time Location
Women in Faith: A Bridge to Peace 12:30pm Lime Bar
Theatre of the Voice 5pm Quarterhouse (meeting room)
Pube Show Fri & Sat, various times Quarterhouse (backstage)
Hair Peace 7:30pm Quarterhouse (auditorium)


Saturday 12 March

Event Time Location
Motherhood and Identity 10am Quarterhouse (bar)
Speaking Up in Public 10am Quarterhouse (auditorium)
Caring Women 10:15am Quarterhouse (meeting room)
Speed Mentoring and Coffee 10:30am Quarterhouse (bar)
Valiant 11:15am Quarterhouse (auditorium)
Inspiration and Impact: Amplifying your Creative Voice 11:30am Quarterhouse (meeting room)
More than the sum of our parts: Women talking about intersectionality 1:15pm Quarterhouse (meeting room)
Women In Sink 1:30pm Quarterhouse (auditorium)
Mixed Bite 1:30pm Quarterhouse (bar)
Pecha Kucha 3pm Quarterhouse (auditorium)
Beginners Guide to Feminism 4pm Quarterhouse (bar)
Together as Men in Ending Sexism 4:15pm Quarterhouse (room 9)
Loving Them Without Losing You 4:15pm Quarterhouse (meeting room)
Women’s Equality Party Talk 4:30pm Quarterhouse (bar)
Women Together 6pm Quarterhouse (meeting room)
WOW Concert 7:30pm Quarterhouse (auditorium)

All Day Events

WOW Market Saturday 12 March

from 10am

Quarterhouse (foyer)

WOW’s Marketplace is the heart and hub of the festival. Our indoor market is home to a diverse group of stalls providing information, raising awareness, showcasing work, offering workshops or selling their wares.
WOW Newsroom Saturday 12 March

from 10am

Quarterhouse (foyer)

Our only local radio station; Academy FM will be broadcasting live from the Quarterhouse as part of the WOW Festival. Two of the stations female presenters will be interviewing people throughout the day to keep you up to date with what’s happening at this years WOW and asking the public to get involved in discussions that matter to you.

Join the discussion and tune in #105.9AcademyFM


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