QMUL’s Professor Lois Weaver Wins WOW Women in Creative Industries Award

We are delighted that Queen Mary University of London’s Professor Lois Weaver has won the Fighting the Good Fight Award at WOW Women in Creative Industries Awards.

Professor Weaver wins representing; ‘four decades of commitment to work engaging the widest possible public in feminism and human rights through performance’ and was in a hotly contested category with Kate Mosse and Rachel Whiteread.

Set up in 2016 by Jude Kelly CBE, Artistic Director, Southbank Centre, and founder of WOW – Women of the World, the WOW Women in Creative Industries Awards recognise significant achievements made by women in the arts, tech, music, film, games, media, fashion and advertising, and celebrate the women and men progressing equality in the arts and creative industries. They were the first ever cross-sector awards to honour women and genderqueer and non-binary people, who are leading the way in the creative industries.

The winners were announced at a ceremony at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, from 12pm on Wednesday 7 March 2018 as part of the Women in Creative Industries Day, the first day of Southbank Centre’s WOW London 2018 festival, supported by Bloomberg.

The impressive panel of judges includes: Tate Director Maria Balshaw CBE; Anne-Marie Curtis, Editor-in-Chief of ELLE Magazine; Martin Green, CEO & Director, Hull City of Culture 2017; Amy Lamé, London’s first Night Czar and co-founder of Duckie; John McGrath, CEO & Artistic Director of Manchester International Festival; Dame Julia Peyton-Jones DBE, Senior Global Director of Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac; Jenny Sealey MBE, CEO & Artistic Director of Graeae; Nikesh Shukla, author, and editor of The Good Immigrant; and Deborah Williams, CEO at Creative Diversity Network. The judging will be convened by Jude Kelly and arts editor, broadcaster and critic, Sarah Crompton.

More information

  • Full day tickets, including the award ceremony, are on sale for £25 at southbankcentre.co.uk
  • Find out about Professor Lois Weaver’s work.
  • Lois’ Theatre company Split Britches is presenting their show Unexploded Ordnances (UXO) at the Barbican in May: tickets
  • Study Drama at Queen Mary University of London

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