WOW 2017 Oscar Wilde

WILDE 2017-2018

As Oscar Wilde once famously said:

“If it is worth having,
        it is worth waiting for.”

And we believe that WOW’s Oscar Wilde Festival is certainly worth waiting for. So, following three brilliant festivals (2014-2016), we’re taking a well-earned pause in 2017, to return in 2018 with a festival Oscar – and Worthing – would be proud of.

That doesn’t mean we won’t be busy in the meantime. We have a number of exciting projects planned for you in 2017, including educational Wilde-themed workshops, a special Wilde Write Night and a 30th anniversary screening of Wish You Were Here. Not to mention our new regular creative page in Here & Now.

We’ll also be busy behind the scenes planning and raising funds for a spectacular 2018 Oscar Wilde Festival – ensuring it genuinely IS worth waiting for, and an event worthy of such a famous former Worthing resident. If you’d like to get involved in WOW’s 2018 Oscar Wilde Festival there are a number of things you can do:

· Volunteer your talents and time (email us volunteer@worthingwow.co.uk or follow us on Facebook to find out more)

· Help us raise funds to stage the festival (check out our Just Giving page)

If you are a business you can contact us about our advertising and sponsorship opportunities: info@worthingwow.co.uk

You can support the festival by donating via Just Giving.
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WOW Autumn events 2016

write night

Now in its fourth year. The return of Worthing’s best spoken word night, now in a new venue and time slot.

5.00-7.00pm, St Paul’s, Worthing

Join us for tea, cake, poetry and stories. All welcome.

Wednesday 23rd November

#WOW2016 MAY 28 - June 12



Thank you! Our 2016 festival was our biggest and most ambitious festival yet.

You can find out what happened during the festival here: >>> 2016 WOW FESTIVAL BROCHURE

We had a very strong Film strand this year as we celebrated 120 years of film in Sussex.

Within our Words strand, we had author events, writing workshops and hands-on chances for people to make films, and write stories. As ever we had a fantastic time visiting schools in the run up to the festival. Families are always welcome to all events, and this year we had the highest number of entries to our Competitions.

Thank you to the thousands of people who attended events and exhibitions! We had a brilliant festival.

Worthing WOW 2016 Festival Trailer

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Worthing WOW is a non-profit making group which exists to promote arts, culture and heritage in Sussex. Worthing WOW has an excellent reputation offering a platform for work, celebrating creativity and encouraging artistic expression.
Worthing WOW is a Registered Charity : Number 1166203

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