WOW Talks
Saturday, 02 December 2017 -
11:00 to 12:00
Main stage

This panel will discuss the connections between identity and self-worth, and how Pakistanis understand them in their everyday lives. If self-worth means the value someone attaches to their own self in terms of who they are and who they want to become, then it is important for us to recognise the standards set by Pakistani society about what and who is valued and why. We also need to look at which identities have different roles and expectations attached to them, how different people wish to identify and how we may expand and change our definitions and standards of value and identity.

Preceded by a keynote from Jude Kelly CBE, Southbank Centre Artistic Director and founder of WOW - Women of the World Festival, on why a gender-equal world is a much better world for everyone.

Panel details to follow. 

About the speakers

Jude Kelly

Jude Kelly

Jude Kelly CBE is Artistic Director of Southbank Centre, Britain’s largest cultural institution.

She founded Solent People's Theatre and Battersea Arts Centre, and was the founding director of the West Yorkshire Playhouse.  In 1997 she was awarded an OBE for her services to theatre and in 2015 she was made a CBE for services to the Arts. She has directed over 100 productions from the Royal Shakespeare Company, to the Châtalet in Paris.

In 2002 Jude founded Metal, a platform where artistic hunches can be pursued in community contexts, with bases in Liverpool, Peterborough and Southend-On-Sea. 

Jude led the cultural team for the successful London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic bid and then served on the Board of the cultural Olympiad.

She is a regular broadcaster and commentator on a range of issues relating to society, art and education.


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