When the Women of the World gathered in Bradford

We were thrilled and honoured to host the after-party for the Women of the World Festival at The Brick Box Rooms earlier this month, and we’re happy to report that the night was a huge success.

Women of the World is a celebration and discussion of women’s history, victories and issues, and Bradford is the only UK city outside London to host this collection of panels, performances and parties.

This year the festival looked into topics as diverse as hair, honour and death, and dating while disabled, as well as bringing women from Bradford and beyond together to laugh and learn.

Being a women-led organisation running a women-led venue, it seemed only natural that we pair up with the organisers of the Bradford edition of WOW to deliver a party that was run by women and open to everyone.

Poetry and tunes came together when Bradford’s Kirsty Taylor and Martha Lala collaborated on some spoken word tracks.

We also got to see dancing from Mulembas d’Africa, stand-up and storytelling from Daisy McCarthy, and get down to DJ sets from Bloody Nora, Jenny Jet and Lucy Barker.

We talked about class with Bloomin Buds Theatre, and listened to Mary and Mercy discuss what records they’d take with them if they had to spend the rest of their life on Paradise Street BD1.

Not only were we entertained, but we also got to shop and eat, with souvenir and crepe stalls inside the venue too.

Hopefully WOW Bradford will be even bigger and better next year, and we’d love to take part in it again.