Every May, WoWFest takes over various venues and locations across Liverpool to host a jam-packed calendar of events featuring a multitude of writers, journalists, performers, activists, commentators, broadcasters, academics and communities.
Empowered by the digital age, the personal really IS the political and 2018 could perhaps best be summed up as the year of accountability. With the ongoing of the worlds current affairs, never more so has story-telling and discussion been more important, and WoWFest 2018 is encouraging just that.
This year’s theme ‘CROSSING BORDERS’ responds to recent national and international political, social and cultural developments around issues of Brexit/The EU, migration, race, inclusion/exclusion, diversity, and nationalism.
“While Trump talks of building walls, and borders are back on the international agenda, WoWFEST 2018 - Crossing Borders will explore messages of togetherness, hope and inclusivity by building stories and experiences around the thoughts, ideas and hopes of our communities for the society and identity they wish to build for themselves and each other in the wake of Brexit.
With the impact of Brexit hotly contested and unbridled Trumpery across the Atlantic, WoWFest 2018 – CROSSING BORDERS will explore literature, art, ideas, and practice that has transgressed and challenged accepted ways of thinking. From migrant literature to refugee stories, prisoner stories and translated works, we’ll be discussing race, gender, sexuality, Europe, politics, activism, satire, collaboration, grime music, and technology.”
|Event Promo for 'Beyond #MeToo' taking place at 54!|
Following on from some fantastic events last year, we’re delighted to be back in the mix for WoWFest2018 by hosting a number of events here at 54 St James Street! Take a look at what’s going on:
Wednesday 2nd May, 6pm at 54 St James Street, L1 0AB
Tuesday 8th May, 6pm at 54 St James Street, L1 0AB
Beyond #MeToo (hosted by our own Maggie O’Carroll)
Wednesday 9th May, 5:30pm at 54 St James Street
State Invasion of Women's Bodies: Spies & Lies - Who Decides? (also hosted by Maggie O’Carroll)
Wednesday 16th May, 6pm (Doors 5:30pm) at 54 St James Street, L1 0AB
Monday 21st May, 6pm at 54 St James Street, L1 0AB
For more information on WoWFest, head to their website. To view the full calendar of WoWFest and book your tickets, click here.
We hope to see you at 54 St James Street throughout May!
For any WoWFest ticketing queries email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone the box office during opening hours: 0344 8000410. Call centre is open 9am -9pm Monday - Saturday, 10-5 Sundays and bank holidays.