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  1. Women of the World Festival 2020 – Friday

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    Schedule of interpreted events for FRIDAY 6th MARCH

    Please note you will need to purchase a day pass for the Friday to attend these events.

    10:30-11:30am, Opening event, Royal Festival Hall
    12:00-13:00pm, Love Stories, Royal Festival Hall
    12:00-13:00pm, Women’s Parliament, Queen Elizabeth Hall
    13:45-14:45pm, WOW Big Ideas, Royal Festival Hall
    13:45-14:45pm, Me & White Supremacy, Queen Elizabeth Hall
    15:30-16:30pm, Corporates get Naked, Royal Festival Hall
    15:30-16:30pm, Mayoral Hustings, Queen Elizabeth Hall
    17:00-18:00pm, WOW Closing, Royal Festival Hall

    If there is a session you want to go to that is not on the BSL schedule, we also offer a roaming service. Please put in requests as soon as possible to secure an interpreter. You can do this by coming to the BSL access desk based at the information desk in the Southbank Centre and or emailing office@performanceinterpreting.co.uk

    The full schedule of events is available here:

    https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/festivals-series/women-of-the-world

    For Day pass events – There will be reserved BSL seating at the front of each session.

  2. Caroline Criado Perez: Invisible Women

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    BSL Interpreted Event
    BSL Interpreters: Vicki Lamb and Susan Merrick

    Part of WOW Festival

    See what is often unseen as the campaigner and writer discusses her groundbreaking book Invisible Women.

    Imagine a world where your doctor prescribes a drug that is wrong for your body, your phone is too big for your hand, where in a car accident you are 47% more likely to be seriously injured, or where the hours of work you do are not recognised or valued.

    If any of this feels familiar, chances are you’re a woman.

    In conversation about her critically acclaimed book Invisible Women, Caroline Criado Perez reveals a world largely built for and by men, in areas that include government policy, medical research, technology, workplaces, urban planning and the media.

    Following successful campaigns to put a woman on Bank of England notes, put a statue of suffragist Millicent Fawcett in Parliament Square, and get Twitter to revise its abuse procedures, Criado Perez has produced Invisible Women to expose the shocking data bias that excludes women, the real life effect it has and – crucially – as a call for change.

    Chaired by Helena Kennedy QC – writer, human rights barrister and member of the House of Lords.

    Customers must make sure when booking tickets they are ask for BSL accessible tickets, to ensure they are seated in the front near the interpreters.

  3. Scarlett Curtis: Feminists Don’t Wear Pink Live

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    BSL Interpreted Event
    BSL Interpreters – Tracey Tyer and Sophie Allen

    Part of WOW festival

    In an afternoon of fun, frank and honest conversation, Scarlett Curtis and special guests discuss what feminism means to them.

    Curated by journalist and activist Curtis, Feminists Don’t Wear Pink (and other lies) is a collection of essays by 52 amazing women on what the F word means to them.

    Described by Reese Witherspoon as ‘brilliant, hysterical, truthful and real’, the book includes pieces by the likes of Emma Watson, Dolly Alderton and Liv Little, to name a few.

    Feminists Don’t Wear Pink (and other lies) is a Sunday Times bestseller and winner of a 2018 National Book Award

    Customers must make sure when booking tickets they are ask for BSL accessible tickets, to ensure they are seated in the front near the interpreters.

  4. Britishness and Power

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    BSL Interpreted Event
    BSL Interpreters – Paul Michaels and Nikki Harris

    Part of WOW festival

    What does it mean to be British today? Have identities shifted in the new Brexit Britain? What does ‘British values’ even mean in a modern age?

    Join a line-up of speakers to explore these questions and more with WOW – Women of the World.

    With reports of hate crimes increasing, and some people feeling more ostracised since the UK’s historical referendum, we examine exactly what it means to be British today, what impact this changing landscape has on our identities as British women, and ask who the keepers of British values are.

    Speakers include journalist and ‘Why I am no Longer Talking to White People about Race author Reni Eddo- Lodge, co-author of Cut From the Same Cloth, activist and curator of the Museum will not be Decolonised Sumaya Kassim, academic and author of (B)ordering Britain: Law, Race and Empire Dr Nadine El-Enany and journalist and editor of the fanzine British Values. Chaired by Channel 4 News broadcaster Fatima Manji.

    Customers must make sure when booking tickets they are ask for BSL accessible tickets, to ensure they are seated in the front near the interpreters.

  5. Women of the World Festival 2020 – Saturday events

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    Schedule of interpreted events for SATURDAY 7th MARCH

    Please note you will need to purchase a day pass for the Saturday to attend these events.

    10:30-11:30am Opening Session Clore Ballroom
    12:00-13:00pm Jess Phillips in conversation Royal Festival Hall
    13:45-14:45pm WOW Big Ideas Saturday Royal Festival Hall
    15:30-16:30pm Funny Women Royal Festival Hall
    15:30-16:30pm Feminist Voguing Clore Ballroom
    17:00-18:00pm WOW 2020 Closing Session Royal Festival Hall

    If there is a session you want to go to that is not on the BSL schedule, we also offer a roaming service. Please put in requests as soon as possible to secure an interpreter. You can do this by coming to the BSL access desk based at the information desk in the Southbank Centre and or emailing office@performanceinterpreting.co.uk

    The full schedule of events is available here:

    https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/festivals-series/women-of-the-world

    For Day pass events – There will be reserved BSL seating at the front of each session.

  6. WOW – D/deaf and Bossing it

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    Royal Festival Hall – Blue bar Level 4
    Part of WOW Festival

    Navigate the challenges and opportunities of being D/deaf in the workplace at a talk in British Sign Language (BSL).

    What’s it like for D/deaf women as 9 to 5 employees, freelancers or business owners in a hearing world? And how has social media and technology amplified the voices of D/deaf entrepreneurs?

    Explore subjects including negotiating Access to Work for employers and employees and how good communication is everyone’s responsibility, and celebrate D/deaf-led businesses and co-workers.

    Our panel features model and lifestyle blogger Heroda Berhane, founder and CEO of SignMatters, Gü Dopran, and is chaired by artist and psychotherapist Rubbena Aurangzeb-Tariq.

    Please note you will need to purchase a day pass for the Saturday to attend this event.

  7. WOW – Where’s My Vagina? Vagina Launch

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    Part of WOW festival

    The inclusive collective founded by Jenny Sealey rock up to Southbank Centre with their first public happening.

    Reimagining the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the collective calls for and celebrates women’s rights in their new Declaration of the Vagina.

    Hear honest stories of ageing, menopause, feeling invisible, feeling hot, feeling held, feeling enraged, feeling connected, feeling gloves-off ready to fight.

    Devised by the collective and curated by Jenny Sealey, Artistic Director of Graeae and co-director of London 2012 Paralympic Opening Ceremony.

    Please note you will need to purchase a day pass for the Saturday to attend this event.

  8. The Guilty Feminist at WOW

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    BSL Interpreted Event
    BSL Interpreters – Sophie Allen and Sharan Thind

    Part of WOW

    Ever felt like you should be better at feminism? Be in the audience as Deborah Frances-White records her frank, groundbreaking comedy podcast live with co-host Susie Wokoma.

    In each episode of The Guilty Feminist, Frances-White and her guests discuss their noble goals as 21st-century feminists and the paradoxes and insecurities that undermine them.

    The podcast has become a phenomenon with over 70 million downloads since 2016.

    Customers must make sure when booking tickets they are ask for BSL accessible tickets, to ensure they are seated in the front near the interpreters.

  9. Emma Dabiri: Don’t Touch My Hair

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    BSL Interpreted Event
    BSL Interpreters – Ali Gordon and Debbie Lawrence

    Part of WOW

    Straightened. Stigmatised. ‘Tamed’. Celebrated. Erased. Managed. Appropriated. Forever misunderstood. The acclaimed writer and broadcaster explores why black hair is never ‘just hair’.

    Emma Dabiri’s groundbreaking book, Don’t Touch My Hair, discusses subjects as wide-ranging as women’s solidarity and friendship, forgotten African scholars and the dubious provenance of Kim Kardashian’s braids.

    Dabiri explores why far from being only hair, black hairstyling culture can be understood as an allegory for black oppression and, ultimately, liberation.

    All hair types are welcome on a journey from pre-colonial Africa, through the Harlem Renaissance and Black Power into today’s Natural Hair Movement, the Cultural Appropriation Wars and beyond, to discuss why black hair matters and how it can be viewed as a blueprint for decolonisation.

    Chaired by Artistic Director and CEO of the Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Hannah Azieb Pool.

    Customers must make sure when booking tickets they are ask for BSL accessible tickets, to ensure they are seated in the front near the interpreters.

  10. Climate Justice: A Man-Made Problem With a Feminist Solution

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    BSL Interpreted Event
    BSL Interpreters – Darren Townsend-Handsomb and Bibi DaLacey-Mould

    Part of WOW

    Why should we be looking to feminist solutions to climate change? How are gender equality and the environmental crisis linked?

    Join a group of the world’s leading climate change and social justice activists to discover how they are leading the charge, and how you can be a part of the solution.

    As these extraordinary women meet on stage, discover why the collective action of women is fundamental to addressing the most urgent humanitarian issues of our time, and how women are disproportionately affected.

    The first speaker to be announced is former President of Ireland Mary Robinson, one of the world’s most influential climate change and social justice activists.

    Customers must make sure when booking tickets they are ask for BSL accessible tickets, to ensure they are seated in the front near the interpreters.