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International Women's Day- Raw Material WOW (Women of the World) Festival at the Southbank

LONDON, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Raw Material and a host of other partners took over the Royal Festival Hall on 5th March to celebrate International Women's Day with a series of performance events, poetry, live music, discussion groups and presentations.

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Both the Chair of the Adamson Collection and the Head of the NHS South London and Maudsley Tony Hillis ward commented: "WOW was wow. Thank you, we had a great night. What amazing performances - and to be at the Royal Festival Hall...The best!"

Audience feedback from the Southbank Centre was hugely positive: "You put on the best party we've seen yet, and we were touched by the performances and really affected seeing the impact Raw Material mental health work has through the programme." 

"Honestly what the charity is doing is amazing. The empowerment given to those who performed and the ability to express such sensitive issues is amazing!!"  

"Tackling loss and abandonment of fathers was so well done. If this sort of project was available to me when I was younger it would have made a massive difference. It was so refreshing to see something that is actually doing  something rather than just talking about it."

About Raw Material - Striving  for  excellence  and  innovation  and  promoting  access  and  opportunity  in  the  arts,  music  and  media

Raw Material provides a range of high quality arts experiences and participatory programmes for young people and adults in London, the UK and internationally.

Raw Material's main aims are to support creative sector skills development and invest in artist development and sustainable futures in the arts.

We provide a comprehensive range of education and training projects, creative development for artists and musicians, film making and production projects, work based learning, apprenticeships and professional development, mental health services, work with young offenders, children's projects, live music events and performances.

We provide the highest level of service with the best resources possible, creating a professional, user friendly, safe, inspiring and productive learning environment.

Raw Material on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/RawMusicMedia

Join in on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RawMusicMedia

You can view some of the work produced by Raw Material here: http://www.youtube.com/rawmusicmedia

Further information:

Raw Material
2 Robsart Street
T: +44(0)207-737-6103
E: [email protected]

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