So I know that I haven’t posted anything in a while and I can explain that… kind of. Lets just says there has been a healthy balance of writers block, university work and general laziness that has kept from creating a blog post, but all is not lost as I now have something exciting to write about!
My university has been asked to put a team together of bloggers from the media department for this years WOW Festival at London’s South Bank Centre.
Women of the World (WOW) is one of the world’s biggest festivals investigating the most potent topics for women today, and is a catalyst for real change across fields including politics, the arts, economics, fashion, science, health, sport, business and education. We present the very best of recognized and emerging female talent, and the festival is made up of keynotes, talks, debates, performances, gigs, free music, a marketplace, speed-mentoring, a crèche, exhibitions, workshops and networking opportunities. People of all kinds come together to talk about women’s achievements, but also examine the obstacles that prevent them from achieving their full potential and contributing to the world.
The festival is bold and broad-based in its approach, both lively and serious, and feeds the demand to discuss anything and everything. Thousands of women and men of all ages and from all backgrounds come to the festival – and tens of thousands more make up our very engaged online audience. Alice Walker, Annie Lennox, Sarah Brown, Julie Walters, Gordon Brown MP, Ziauddin Yousafzai (the father of Malala Yousafzai), Bianca Jagger, Liberia’s Minister of Agriculture Florence Chenoweth, Patrick Stewart, Zainab Salbi, Angélique Kidjo, Eve Ensler and many others have been part of the festival.
I was accepted on to the team and will be given a press pass to attended the 3 day event beginning on the 7th. I will be contributing to a national cultural archive and be able to link the content to my CV. I Will also be given tickets to an evening event at the Royal Festival Hall. I will also have the experience of participating in an international event have networking opportunities.
I’m so unbelievably excited to be working on this project with everyone, I even went and brought some “serious” work place clothes to look the part. Although this seems like a little thing to some this is the first “real world” experience I am getting, so I’m about ready to burst with anxiety and excitement.
You will be able to check back here for my blog posts on the event as well as through The National Archives website,
For now, find out more here – http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/women-of-the-world