Women of the World (WOW) is an eight-day festival of talks, debates, music, film and comedy celebrating women, which kicks off on Sunday. Sandi Toksvig chatted to founder and director Jude Kelly about women changing the world, through policy, humour and a well-deployed hammer.
With not long to go until the big ho-ho, we asked six of our writers to share the films and TV programmes (whether they’re about Christmas or not) that get them in the festive spirit.
For women in entertainment, everything hangs in the balance all of the time. Nowhere more so than on panel shows, as Catie Wilkins explains.
Sales of tickets to see female comics have shot up in the last years. But before we start looking for bunting, Helen Zaltzman thought it wise to take a bite out of the statistical apple, to see if anything unpalatable was crawling around inside.
Ahead of tomorrow’s cinema release of Me Before You, our editor Mickey Noonan had a chat with the bestselling author and, now, screenplay writer.
Dotty Winters revisits a firm favourite but finds its sequel stiffer than a shop dummy.