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* * * WoW Bop!! - Friday 25th November, 8 pm till 1 am * * *
We have booked exclusive use of the Monkey Suit upstairs club, Sidwell Street Exeter.  £6 on the door.
DJ, dancing, generally letting your hair down, always a popular event!

*** Rounders and Picnic event, Saturday 10th September  ***




Summer bop!

Back by popular demand! - a fun evening of music and dancing


FRIDAY 17th JUNE from 7.30 pm


£6 on the door

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2014





Rosie-Wilby
ROSIE WILBY – NINETIES WOMAN
Nineties Woman is a new show from award winning comedian Rosie Wilby using live interactive storytelling interspersed with video interviews, music and photo archive to trace a journey through early 90s feminism, refracted through a very personal lens.

Exeter Phoenix, Sunday 4th May 2014 - for more info and tickets see here


2013

  
WoW 2013 Christmas Meal

This years event will be held at 
7pm on Saturday 21st December 

Now fully booked, but you can still join us for drinks before and/or after the meal 
(sign up to the mailing list or join our facebook page for more info)



Pow!
 
Women on Wednesdays Pre-Pride Bop
 
DJ and dancing, and featuring a comedy performance from the brilliant 
Julie Jepson*

Friday 22nd March 2013, 7.30 pm till late



Venue: 
City Gate Hotel, Exeter
Tickets £5 on the door

* Line-up subject to change, please check the WoW website nearer the time.

Cheeky Northern comedian Julie Jepson burst onto the comedy circuit in 2005 when she reached the final of the Funny Women Comedy Awards on only her third gig, subsequently being invited onto the Funny Women national theatre tour.

"Intelligent stand-up that is instantly engaging. Truly fabulous." BBC

"A rising star. Our Julie has an instant rapport with any audience. Animated, hugely watchable, likeable and very funny. See her now!" Chris Holliday, BBC Radio Manchester

For Exeter Pride 2013 info see.. 

2012


WOW CHRISTMAS MEAL, SATURDAY 15th DECEMBER
Our Christmas meal is Saturday 15th December at 'Bills' Restaurant in Exeter. It is a fixed menu of 3 courses at £19.95, £5 deposit.
All 25 places are now fully booked, but if you want to come, register your interest in case some spare places become available.
If you've already booked, please Contact Us with your menu options by 28th November at the latest (options can be viewed here ).
Details of pre and post-dinner drinks will be available soon, for those who wish to extend the evening's merriment (or can't make the meal).


Rosie returns to Exeter 19th November!
Following on from the success of Rosie Wilby entertaining us at the WoW Pre-Pride party earlier this year, it's fab to see Rosie is returning to Exeter as part of her current tour "How (not) to make it in Britpop!" This will be at the Bike Shed Theatre on 19th November. Tickets are now on sale via the Bike Shed Theatre: see http://www.bikeshedtheatre.co.uk/

 
Rosie Wilby presents

How (not) to make it in Britpop

“Rosie Wilby is the most genuine comic I've seen this year... a delicate, endearing delight...” Fringe Guru (4 stars)
“Fabulous songs and entertaining anecdotes” Edinburgh 247 (5 stars)
“Wilby is an accomplished singer, lyricist, comedian and story teller... I loved it” ScotsGay (4 stars)
From playing Glastonbury and supporting Bob Geldof (only to get clamped outside the venue), Midge Ure (made her a cup of tea in his dressing room) and Tony Hadley (had the whole band evacuated for his soundcheck) to miming on children’s television alongside Wurzel Gummidge, musician turned award winning Radio 4 regular comedian Rosie Wilby looks back at the emotional rollercoaster of chasing stardom at the heady height of Britpop in a completely reworked version of her acclaimed 2011 Fringe show Rosie’s Pop Diary (***** Edinburgh 247, **** Scotsgay, Three Weeks, Fringe Guru).
‘I wanted to bring out the storytelling and warm, nostalgic elements of the show this year - being billed as Theatre has given me the freedom to do that. I’ve added a lot more old photos and stories about near brushes with fame, auditions I just missed out on and the bizarre characters I met whilst auditioning for band members in the pages of Loot and Melody Maker’ says Wilby. ‘I’m also excited about our poster which subverts the classic 1997 Liam and Patsy Vanity Fair cover!’ Whilst there are still hugely comedic elements such as her deadpan readings of wonderfully crazed fan letters she received and the lyrics to her Manic Street Preachers influenced opus Underachievers Of The World Unite - the first song she wrote about her girlfriend (who could’ve been forgiven for expecting something more romantic), she also ponders the nature of creativity, success and failure and the loss of a dream – both her own and a New Labour heralded 1990s optimism.
For more info, please see www.rosiewilby.com

FILM NIGHT, TUESDAY 9th OCTOBER

In conjunction with Kino Queerling at Exeter Phoenix, a free event with 2 films and popcorn!
'Jan's coming Out' at 7.30 pm
'This is What Love in Action Looks Like' at 9.00 pm
'Jan's Coming Out' Reviews
'Jan's Coming Out', a festival highlight...'
James Riddel; The Times
'Funny, poignant and real! Jan's Coming Out, is really our story told through some of the most recognised names in our community with compassion, humour and honesty...'
Shirin Papillon; One More Lesbian.com
'Easily the most positive, diverse, inclusive lesbian film I've ever seen...'
Stella Duffy; Stonewall Writer of the Year 2010

Film Synopsis
Jan Walker was married for 23 years but whilst her hubby watched the football, she discovered 'The L Word', little knowing her life would soon be transformed. Her husband's infidelity and subsequent divorce, paved the way for her late adoption of lesbian life. Catapulted into a whole new world of lesbian dining clubs, conventions, cruises and global gay pride events, Jan is on a quest to establish her new found identity. Delight in Jan's joy as she meets 'celesbians', entrepreneurs and pioneers along the way and laugh with her, as she welcomes their Sapphic insights, tips and anecdotes. Encouraged and supported by well known lesbians to women like herself who are honing their 'Gaydar' skills, share Jan's incredible journey.
Celebrating women who are out, loud and proud, Jan's Coming Out, is a must-see, uplifting, feature documentary that has entertained audiences the world over. The winner of three Golden Kitty Awards, from My Lesbian Radio in the USA, for best film, best director and best production company, this fun filled, feel-good film, is a must-have for any LGBT DVD collection or any DVD collection for that matter!


CROQUET AND CREAM TEA, SUNDAY 9th SEPTEMBER
 

Come on out for some "civilised fun"! An afternoon of croquet and a "Pro'er Debum cream tea": unlimited home made scones, strawberry jam, butter, clotted cream, cake, tea (both indian and earl grey). Dust off the whites outfit if ya dare!

Please email us, (see Contact Us) if you will be attending. Also, if attending, can you please provide a contact phone number to WOW in case of cancellation due to rain, etc.... Please be assured, your numbers will not be forwarded on to anyone, it is only to reach you if there is a last minute update for the event!

Please, if ya say you will be attending, please come as WOW is paying for this event to enable WOWers to attend free of charge. If you will not be attending and your name is on the attendance list, please let us know as soon as possible so we can fill the vacancy from the waiting list! There are only 25 spaces available!

Please wear flat soled shoes! NO spikes, hiking boots, football boots etc....as the club does not want their croquet green ruined!

Pinces CroquetSunday, 9th September 2012

2:00pm

at Pinces Garden Croquet Club, Pinces Road, St Thomas, Exeter, EX2 9DT

Cost: FREE, a WOW funded event (although donations are accepted :) )

Hope to see you there for a fun filled afternoon!
 






















Check this page again nearer to the event date for any new details.

For other Exeter Pride 2012 events see... http://www.exeterpride.co.uk/whats-on

To kick off Pride 2012 weekend celebrations, WoW presents...
 
 
Pow!
 
Women's Pre-Pride Party with DJ and dancing,
 
also featuring a live stand-up performance from the talented comedian Rosie Wilby
 

Friday 30th March 2012, 8 pm till 1 am

Venue:
Bombay Bills, The Old Malthouse,
Bartholomew St East,
Exeter, EX4 3BG
Tickets £5 on the door
 
Special 20% Food Discount: If all that partying makes you peckish and you're tempted into the upstairs restaurant, the good news is Bombay Bills is offering 20% off food for Pow partygoers on the night! See their website for menus http://www.bombaybills.co.uk/

Rosie Wilby is a comedian, musician, writer and broadcaster based in London.

As a comedian she has performed at Sydney Mardis Gras, The Comedy Store, Latitude Festival and on Radio 4.

She delighted audiences at the Edinburgh Fringe in August 2011... "Rosie Wilby is the most genuine comic I've seen this year... Rosie's Pop Diary is a delicate, endearing delight..." Fringe Guru (4 stars)

She has also featured on the comedy bill at a number of LGBT Pride events around the UK.

http://www.rosiewilby.com/

  
2011

 


Picnic and Rounders
 
Date: Saturday 13th August 2011 - 1pm
Location: Playing fields just before Double Locks Pub - Exeter.
 
We'll organise the rounders so all you need to bring is your picnic!
 
Please could you let us know if you intend to come along and if the weather looks awful then we will contact you to let you know if it will be going ahead. On the day please call the Wow phone if you need further directions etc. Contact Us

Wow Summer Bop

Women who came to the last Bop have told us that they loved the new venue so we are heading back there for our Summer Bop. 

Saturday 18th June, 8pm - Late

Klass A bar, Exeter 

£4 on the door
 
Hotel Deal! 
Also for those who are coming along to the Bop from further afield we have arranged a hotel deal with Jury's Inn hotelThey are kindly offering rooms for anyone coming to the Bop at a discounted rate.  Rooms can be for 1, 2 or 3 people and will be £69 a room for B & B and £59 a room for room only. 
If you are interested in this offer please Contact Us for further details of how to book.

Click on poster to enlarge it.


 

WoW will be supporting Exeter LGBT Pride again this year

This year's Pride is on Saturday April 9th 

The day will be full of Pride events and entertainment including: 

Parade through the city centre 

Drumming workshops 

Panel Discussions 

Live music 

Cabaret 

Speed dating 

The parade will start at 11.30 am from the St Sidwell Center, Sidwell Street, Exeter. 

It will go through the city centre and end at the Phoenix Arts Centre where the rest of the day's fun and entertainment will continue. 

Please put it in your diaries and let us know if you would like to join the WoW girls in the parade. 


  

 

 2010

 WOW Christmas Meal
 
 We are off for Christmas shenanigans on Thursday 9th December to On the Waterfront restaurant in Exeter:  http://www.waterfrontexeter.co.uk/index.htm

 The table is booked for 8 pm and we have 25 places available. As at the time of writing there are only a few places left so please contact WoW ASAP if you would like to join us. 

 We will also need to place the food orders by 24th November so a menu is attached (see below) for On the Waterfront for you to have a look at and let us know by this date what your order
 is. Please note that we are ordering food off the normal menu and not the Christmas fixed menu.  

 You can let us know your food order by emailing WoW 


See an article on the 2010 WoW Autumn Ball here.