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In these unprecedented times WoW is proud to present our reshaped, digital programme - WoWFest20: Lockdown. We recognise the value creative writing and literature, Community, connections, conversations and engagement with one another through arts and culture and creativity.
From 7th May - 31st May, WoWFest: Lockdown brings you an inspiring and passionate collection of artists to help us all through these difficult times and galvanise us towards reshaping the new normal once lockdown can be lifted. Featuring acclaimed political theorist, activist and scholar Noam Chomsky, Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh, renowned theatre-critic Lyn Gardner, multi-award-winning short story writer A L Kennedy, former leader of the Labour party Jeremy Corbyn MP, comedian Francesca Martinez, writer and philosopher Raoul Martinez, journalist Maya Goodfellow, Muslim Drag Queen Glamrou and Asifa Lahore, writer, broadcaster and journalist Stuart Maconie, activist and psychiatrist Dr. Mona Kamal, comedian and writer on Netflix’s hit Sex Education, Rosie Jones, internationally recognised musician Drillminister, and many more to be announced. Showcasing the best of Liverpool talent as well with La Violette Società Light Night spoken word performances ft. Roy, Toria Garbutt, Will Burns, Carla Mellor, a life-writing workshop with author Tony Wailey, a performance from Urban Griot Levi Tafari, discussions with authors featuring Sharna Jackson, Nikesh Shukla, Rónán Hession, and a screening of The Football Men documentary with panel discussion from Lizzi Doyle from the Anfield Rap, author Emy Onuora, and journalist Brian Reade with spoken word responses from Amina Atiq and Ash Nugent.
WoW has played a critical role as one of the longest running writing and literary organisations in the country, in bringing the best of culture from across the country and internationally to audiences throughout the Liverpool City Region.