Watch ‘The History Boys’ and take heed of the wonderful Mrs Lintott’s wisdom: ‘History is a commentary on the various and continuing incapabilities of men. What is history? History is women following behind… with a bucket.’ To continue enlightening and empowering both men and women alike, the Southbank Centre is putting on its annual Women of the World Festival from March 5-9 to mark International Women’s Day and to celebrate the incredible achievements of females across the globe.
Malala Yousafzai, Vivienne Westwood, Ronnie Spector, Grayson Perry, Vicky Pryce, Carol Ann Duffy, Cush Jumbo, Natascha McElhone, Baroness Doreen Lawrence and Sandi Toksvig are among the 300 speakers and performers who will be taking part in a mix of debates, keynotes, concerts, performances, film, comedy, workshops, how-tos, speed mentoring and networking opportunities which will explore a whole spectrum of potent topics relevant to women today. Highlights include Malala Yousafzai’s keynote on the gender inequality, rock n roller Ronnie Spector’s first UK headline show in four years, a screening of Jennifer Siebel Newsom’s powerful film ‘Miss Representation’ and the return of Grayson Perry’s sell-out lecture heard recently at Being A Man festival. Ally Swadling
For more tickets and full line-up head to southbankcentre.co.uk.