British Council Pakistan pronounces the sixth version of WOW – Girls of the World Pageant

Karachi (Muhammad Yasir) The British Council Pakistan is bringing the 6th version of WOW – Girls of the World Pageant in collaboration with ECDI Pakistan and Olomopolo Media on Saturday 4 and Sunday, 5 March 2023 at Seaside Luxurious Lodge, Karachi. After two digital editions (in 2021 and 2022) that is the primary in-person WOW Pageant in three years.

The programme for the WOW pageant is essentially the most various and thrilling for the reason that pageant started and contains dynamic panels, workshops, immersive performances, vibrant marketplaces and exhibits for youngsters. The pageant may even characteristic an artwork exhibition, a drum circle, artwork installations, and movie screenings. The opening efficiency on the pageant will characteristic Shae Gill, the singer of final yr’s largest hit ‘Pasoori’ and the closing efficiency is by Pakistan’s legendary singer Naseebo Lal.

Offered in partnership with the WOW Basis, the theme for the pageant this yr, is Ral Mil – the Seraiki phrase for coming collectively as a neighborhood. The theme ‘Ral Mil’ builds upon concepts of communities of care and imagines methods to construct higher, strengthen bonds, heal wounds, discover pleasure, and salvage the earth from the results of local weather change. Final yr Pakistan was ravaged by devastating floods. A number of areas are nonetheless below water months later and the WOW Pageant needs to make the most of the pageant construction to start to put the bottom for a way we will come collectively to mirror, study, result in change and to heal.

Jill Richens, Director Arts South Asia, the British Council mentioned: “We’re dedicated in our work with girls and women throughout South Asia and imagine that there are thousands and thousands of inspiring girls who exemplify why empowerment, range and having significant platforms for connection assist shut gaps to gender equality. Our work within the arts and strategic priorities help girls’s voices and company, and that’s additionally why festivals like WOW speed up progress.”

Maarya Rehman, Deputy Director, British Council Pakistan mentioned: “This yr we’re excited to current the largest and most bold WOW Pageant ever and I’m delighted that the pageant is returning in-person. WOW will have a good time the facility of girls and women to beat challenges particularly by means of the lens of local weather change which has badly affected Pakistan. I urge individuals from throughout Karachi to return and attend this glorious pageant.”

The WOW Pageant on the Seaside Luxurious Lodge is free and open to the general public. All content material can be recorded and later archived on our YouTube channel. As in earlier years, the classes may even be interpreted in Pakistani Signal Language.

Jude Kelly, CEO & Founding father of The WOW Basis, mentioned: “WOW Festivals have at all times been about bringing essentially the most urgent problems with the day to the forefront, and gathering collectively individuals to debate options and construct neighborhood. After the devastating results of local weather change seen in Pakistan lately, this yr’s pageant theme of Ral Mil can be a strong framework for addressing not solely this however the direct and devastating affect it’s having on gender equality. There can be a lot celebration too, of the unbelievable initiatives girls and women are operating and their many inspirational achievements. We sit up for celebrating one of many longest operating WOW Festivals on the earth because it returns for one more joyful and thought-provoking yr.”