Women of the World festival to hit Southbank

wowlogo.jpgThat sound you hear is the noise of feminists furiously scribbling in their calendars: March is approaching, bringing with it a packed schedule of events linked to Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day.

In London, the Southbank Centre is organising a three-day conference and festival of music, film, performance and literature.

Women of the World is billed as a “joyous celebration of the formidable strength and inventiveness of women” and the Southbank Centre proposes it will be an annual event.

V V Brown.jpgRunning from 11-13 March, WOW’s programme is incredibly full. Jumoké Fasho will be looking at the legacy of women in jazz and blues. V V Brown, Paloma Faith, Annie Lennox and Kate Nash will be on the same bill. Woman’s Hour will be broadcasting live.

Jude Kelly, Women of the World festival director, said:

Through a series of debates, conversations, networking opportunities, presentations, showcases and places to meet and talk, Wow – Women of the World celebrates the potential and achievement of women and addresses some of the obstacles that women face across the world.

Joining us are leading women across all sectors, and together we explore in depth some of the most potent topics for women today.

Some events are free, some are not: check out the Southbank Centre’s site for more info. And feel free to leave tips for other March feminist events in comments.