8 Kickass Queer Events At The Women Of The World Festival

Prepare to be inspired.


The annual Women Of The World festival at London’s Southbank Centre celebrates our epic power and endless potential. There’s so much sensational stuff on, one quick glance at the jam-packed programme is enough to make you dizzy with feminism. Here are eight queertastic events we can’t wait for.


1. Mary Portas And India Martin In Conversation

Find out what drives these two fabulously successful risk-takers and what tools they’ve used to pursue success.

4.30pm Friday 10 March


2. Gillian Anderson And Jennifer Nadel’s Book Launch

One of our favourite actresses has written a book with her pal called WE: A Manifesto For Women Everywhere. We can’t wait to read it!

8pm Friday 10 March


3. Badass Lesbians From History

If the title alone doesn’t sell this to you, then how about the fact that you’ll get to learn all about our courageous foremothers?

11.30am Saturday 11 March


4. Body Activism Now Discussion Group

Psychotherapist and author of Fat Is A Feminist Issue, Susie Orbach, leads this discussion group about using your body for change.

4.30pm Saturday 11 March


5. Angela Davis In Conversation

The legendary African-American activist opens up about women, class and race in troubled post-Trump times.

6.30pm Saturday 11 March


6. Gender Revolution?

Explore ideas around gender fluidity and discover what trans people’s experiences reveal about sexism. Speakers include Rebecca Root, star of the BBC2 sitcom Boy Meets Girl and fantastic poet Jay Bernard.

11.30am Sunday 12 March


7. Blink And You’ll Miss Her: Where Are All The Lesbians?

This panel discussion is at the top of our must-do list. It’s chaired by former DIVA editor Jane Czyzselska and DIVA columnist and UK Black Pride co-founder Phyll Opoku-Gyimah. Find out why dyke culture is disappearing and what we can do to change that.

3pm Sunday 12 March


8. Dane Sandi Toksvig’s Mirth Control Goes Nordic!

Finish the festival with an evening of hilarious comedy and soul-stirring music, hosted by the one and only Sandi Toksvig.

7.30pm Sunday 12 March


Check out the full programme here.

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