Shameless!

Shameless! Festival of Activism against Sexual Violence is a one-day event bringing together academia, activism and art to confront and change attitudes towards sexual violence, share ideas, and imagine a rape free world.

Join us at the first ever Shameless! Festival, a one-day event bringing together activism and art to confront and change attitudes towards sexual violence, share ideas, and imagine a rape free world.

Created in collaboration by The SHaME project and WOW – Women of the World, Shameless! will feature talks by high profile speakers, survivors, researchers and medical professionals, alongside performances by incredible artists, poets and musicians, as well as interactive workshops, ‘how to’ clinics and wellness spaces.

Everyone is invited to join this vital festival to spark conversation, address the global crisis of sexual violence (in all of its forms) and help get rid of the shame often attached to it. Be part of the first festival of its kind to revolutionise conversations around sexual violence; burst open inherited ideas of shame; and give everyone the chance to say to all societies, enough is enough, sexual violence must end.

Festival goers will be able to explore and choose from a variety of workshops, talks, performances and more on the day. There will be pop ups, a marketplace, support on site for whoever needs it, and the chance to connect with experts working to end sexual violence.

Shameless! Festival is produced by SHaME and WOW – Women of the World, and is funded by The Wellcome Trust.

Latest News

Catch up on the latest Shameless! Festival news and announcements here, including which major London venue the festival will take place in, how to get involved wherever you are in the globe and an alert to get your tickets in September.

Tickets are going on sale!

Tickets are now on sale for the Shameless! Festival of Activism Against Sexual Violence on 27 November 2021. You can find them HERE.

We are also thrilled to announce that the festival will be taking place at the Battersea Arts Centre in Lavender Hill, London SW11 5TN. There will be a full programme of events, talks, workshops, and creative happenings. You can find out more on the SHaME blog and the WOW website.

Date announced for Shameless! Festival

On 18 August 2021, we were thrilled to announce that the first ever Shameless! Festival will take place on 27 November 2021, alongside a series of digital events in November. You can read more about this exciting announcement on the SHaME blog and the WOW website.

We’re looking forward to announcing which major London venue the festival will take place in, as well as sharing the Shameless! Festival programme, in the coming weeks, so please watch this space!

CFP for Shameless! festival

In June 2021, we released a Call for Proposals seeking public engagement activities from academics working in collaboration with artists, activists, survivors, practitioners and others working on sexual violence from a medical or psychiatric perspective. You can find out more and read the CFP on the SHaME blog.

We’re looking forward to sharing the Shameless! Festival programme in the coming weeks, so please watch this space!

Funding announced for Shameless! festival

In July 2020, we were thrilled to announce that we had been awarded a ‘Research Enrichment – Public Engagement’ award from the Wellcome Trust to co-produce a series of Shameless! Festivals of Activism Against Sexual Violence with The WOW Foundation.

You read more about the announcement and our enthusiasm about this ground-breaking collaboration on the SHaME blog and WOW’s website.