WOW Cardiff!! Come and join us at our think ins!

Will you come and help us plan WOW Cardiff 2018?

WOW - Women of the World is a global festival that celebrates the incredible achievements of women and girls, takes a frank look at the obstacles they face, and creates a space to discuss new solutions together. Originating at Southbank Centre in London in 2011, it has taken place in 23 cities across five countries – from New York to Sydney, and from Pakistan to Finland.

With support from Spirit of 2012, WOW is coming to Chapter in Cardiff on the 24th - 25th November 2018 - a local festival with a global outlook. Will you help us shape it?

Each WOW festival is made up of talks, discussions, music, activism, performance, mentoring and big ideas, and features women who are breaking the mould in science, entrepreneurship, the arts, sport, economics, health, and business. It is deliberately very diverse, with sessions on personal issues right through to those of national and international concern, including war and peacekeeping, body image, violence against women and girls, race, religion, the role of men in gender equality, older women’s voices, young women’s stories, and whether Beyoncé is a feminist icon.


Thinkins are an opportunity for local women and men, girls and boys to share their thoughts and ideas about what WOW Cardiff, taking place in the city from Nov 23rd - 25th will cover, from its themes to its events and performance. The Thinkins give as many people as possible a chance to be involved and to contribute their ideas and take place over four sessions at three locations:

Wednesday 2nd May: Butetown Community Centre, Loudoun Square, Butetown, Cardiff, CF10 5UZ | 6pm – 8pm
Thursday 3rd May: Chapter Arts Centre, Market Rd, Canton, Cardiff CF5 1QE | 6pm – 8pm
Friday 4th May: Frolics Cafe, Tesco Precinct, St Mellons, Cardiff, CF3 0EF | 4pm - 6pm

Saturday 5th May: STAR Hub, Muirton Rd, Cardiff, CF24 2SJ | 2pm – 4pm

Booking in advance is required as spaces are limited. People can sign up to attend by the following:

Butetown Community Centre:

Chapter Arts Centre:

Frolics Cafe:


Spaces can also be reserved by emailing:

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