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Tuesday 02 July 2024

​​The WOW Show With Jude Kelly Will Challenge Stereotypes & Celebrate Local Heroes @ Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

WOW - Women of the World is coming to Brighton this autumn with a brand new live series, The WOW Show with Jude Kelly
Credit Ellie Kurttz

WOW's founder and theatre director will invite conversation around our often exasperating and confusing journey towards gender equity with audiences at theatres around the country.

Produced in a new partnership with esk, Jude will share the stage with a different line-up of special guests to be announced at each venue, including amazing women and non-binary people local to each area who are making change happen – challenging stereotypes, bucking the trend, and who have inspiring personal stories to share.

Alongside personal anecdotes, big pictures analysis and tales of incredible women you may have never heard of but who changed the course of history, each evening will crowdsource burning issues and ideas local audiences want to talk about, covering everything from money, sex, race, food, ageing and more, as WOW and audiences will discover along the way.

Each tour date will include an appearance by a local hero working to better the lives of people in their area, nominated by the local community. 

Details of the nomination process and all guests who will appear on the first The WOW Show with Jude Kelly will be announced later this year.

Jude Kelly said: 

"I'm excited to be hitting the road with WOW and heading off on tour. Wherever WOW is in the world, the thing I enjoy most is meeting local heroines and unearthing stories of the incredible things people are doing in their communities. 

"It's WOW"s 15th anniversary in 2025, and although we are far from having a gender equal society, there is still a huge amount to celebrate. 

"I'm looking forward to meeting the people that are making change happen in their local towns and cities, and joining with audiences as we celebrate together this autumn."

Founded in 2010, WOW Festivals and events celebrate women, girls and non-binary people and take a frank look at the obstacles they face. 

Run by charity The WOW Foundation, WOW has reached five million people across the globe to date.

​​The WOW Show with Jude Kelly at Brighton Dome Studio Theatre on 12th October 2024. For tickets CLICK HERE.

by: Mike Cobley


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