Wow – Women of the world festival is coming to Sri Lanka from December 2-3, 2017. This is the fest of women empowerment across the world. The British Council, together with the London Southbank Centre will bring it.
As you know there is no free to enter in this festival. It will take place at the National Film Corporation Grounds. The good thing is that it is open to all members of the public.
Who is Jude Kelly?
Southbank Centre’s Artistic Director Jude Kelly founded this fest in 2010. Now it is a global festival movement and has been held in over 38 countries including Ethiopia, Egypt, Iceland and USA, Australia and Iceland. Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall becomes its president from 2015.
The Principle Of Wow Women Of The World Festival-
The main motto of the wow festival is to bring together women and girls under one roof from all social backgrounds. Wow is all about to empower them and celebrate their achievements. This fest is to provide a space in which they can talk about their experiences of gender inequality and the possible solutions.
The wow festival promises to be insightful with English, Sinhala and Tamil sessions running concurrently. Throughout the weekend, audience members will be able to enjoy a diverse range of events. Women should take part in this fest as it has free of cost joining and learning.
They will be enjoying such as performances, panel discussions and workshops. The fest will be covering topics such as inspirational women across Sri Lankan history and strategies for combating gender-based violence. Moreover, the festival also plans to showcase female musicians performing Sinhala and Tamil contemporary classics.