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WOW Girls Festival Tour Bus visits Platform this February

26 Jan 2024

The WOW Foundation, known for running WOW Festivals - the biggest, most comprehensive festival celebrating women, girls and non-binary people in the world, is visiting Platform with it's custom built bus on Mon 12 Feb 2024 as part of if its UK-wide WOW Girls Festival tour. 

The WOW Girls Festival Bus is an interactive space created with and for young people, working with Getaway Girls in Leeds and artist/designer Emma Hardaker. Throughout the bus, visitors can take part in a creative exploration of gender equity, through play, reading, digital experiences and a recording studio.

The bus will park up in the Platform car park and  the following activities will take place. Session for girls and young women only and are free:

12.30pm:  WOW led session - created for families with children under 12 years - simply turn up to take part

2pm – 3.30pm: Drop-in session for young people aged 11 – 16 yrs. 

 Email info@platform-online.co.uk for more details

The WOW Bus will host a whole range of different activities reaching young people from all backgrounds in the heart of their own communities. With a focus on girls, but including all young people, activities from the Bus are designed to build resilience, wellbeing and good mental health. Tour stops include Kent, Glasgow, North Wales, Liverpool, Norfolk, Belfast, Bradford and Manchester.

The WOW Girls Festival is supported by BBC Children in Need and in partnership with WOW UK Girls Champion Barbie who are extending the tour to reach primary aged children, and WOW Global Girls Champion Standard Chartered Bank who are supporting the Girls Festival’s international reach.

The WOW Girls Festival Bus is funded through a partnership between The WOW Foundation and BBC Children in Need and the tour is supported by Arts Council England. 

The WOW Foundation is proudly supported by its Global Founding Partner Bloomberg.

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