talks & debates

WOW Friday Grand Opening Session

Part of WOW – Women of the World

Start the ball rolling at the opening event of WOW – Women of the World’s tenth anniversary, with special guest speakers.

WOW festivals began in the UK in 2010, launched by Jude Kelly here at Southbank Centre, where she was Artistic Director.

The festivals, which have grown into a worldwide phenomenon, explore the state of gender equality and tackle the subjects that matter most to women and girls across the world today.

Speakers to be announced.

Dates & times

6 Mar 2020
Approximate run time: 60 mins
Run times may vary, find out more


Royal Festival Hall


Included in Pass

need to know

Day passes are available for Friday and Saturday. Each day features a different line-up, so you can buy passes for both or attend just one.

This event is part of WOW Friday Pass, which gives you access to a packed programme of talks, workshops and more across Southbank Centre all day.

WOW Friday Pass
WOW Saturday Pass

Southbank Centre takes a strong view on secondary ticketing. We require the lead booker to attend (photo ID may be requested). Tickets can only be resold by Southbank Centre or one of its authorised agents.

Related events
WOW – Women of the World celebrates its tenth anniversary from Friday 6 – Sunday 8 March. As well as day passes for Friday and Saturday, there are free activities across the weekend and separately ticketed events.
See the full programme