Join us for the WOWxBBC Festival on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 May – the first ever WOW – Women of the World Festival to take place online!

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WOW has been working with BBC Arts on this brand new festival as part of its Culture in Quarantine season and will feature speakers and performers including Jude Kelly, Maxine Peake, Julia Gillard, Emma Dabiri, Sandi Toksvig, Rebecca Solnit,  Gemma Cairney, Kieran Yates, Nihal Arthanayake, Liz Carr and loads more.

There are talks, sports, workshops and stories from the serious to the joyful; all of which will be captioned by Stagetext or BSL interpreted by Performance Interpreting. There’s everything from the Great Big WOW Quiz and emergency haircut workshops through to serious discussions on the devastating social and economic consequences for women and girls the pandemic is having.

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James Blunt

20th February 2020, 19:30-22:30

BSL Interpreted Event
BSL Interpreter – Daniel Roberts

Following the news that his sixth studio album, ‘Once Upon A Mind’, will be released on the 25 October, James Blunt announces a major 2020 UK and European tour including a show at the Motorpoint Arena Nottingham.

After flirting with electronica on his last album, James Blunt returns to what he does best on new album ‘Once Upon A Mind’, writing classic songs that touch both the heart and the head. Highlights are many and include the breezy first single ‘Cold’, the poignant ballad ‘Monsters’, the pop swagger of ‘5 Miles’ and the country tinged ‘Halfway.’ There’s a warmth that permeates the entire album, and a real sense of personality.

James Blunt released his first album, ‘Back To Bedlam’ in the autumn of 2004 and soon after the single ‘You’re Beautiful’ became a global smash hit. He has sold over 23 million albums and has showcased his wit and charm more recently with his always engaging twitter account.

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