WoW – for all women who identify as lesbian and bisexual in Norwich, Norfolk.

Hello to all
some of you will have heard by now….but we need to let you all know now that after due process and final voting last week, the Wow charity and services will  close on August 16th. After 18 years, its sad…but I was able to be at the Launch of Pride without Predjudice Art show last night, and meet Becky and friends of WoW  who’ve put together a lovely display of talent, history (old newsletters etc) and of course Rosie, our very own original piece of well-travelled art work….The banner!
The “Pride without Prejudice” exhibition is on til August 2nd.
For me, I feel very proud of every woman who has come to wow (or visited us online or via email,phone etc) and shared in the vision that is friendship, support and being our whole selves in some sort of community, as best we can. During times back in the 90’s when it was often too damaging to risk being out, and many were very isolated…..and more recent times when we can hopefully hand on something more positive to our young women…..we’ve really needed each other’s support and kindness, and, I think, still do.

So, its a marvelous way to remember WoW and the women who began it, continued it,and been part of wow and what it has been for so long. And acknowledge some of the artists among us!! Read the rest of this entry »

4Women Centre-Survey

The 4women Resource Centre provides a range of support and activities for women aged 17 years plus with diverse needs and interests. As a women’s-led Centre, we aim to provide services which mirror the needs and interests of women who currently access our services and also those who may be interested in coming along! To do this we ask women to complete a short questionnaire which is available on-line or in paper format.  We would love to hear from women across Norfolk to help us plan and develop our services across the county.  If you would like to participate, the consultation can be accessed here:


Or alternatively contact Amanda on 0777-589-2631 to find out more or receive a questionnaire in hard copy. The consultation is confidential and does not require any names or contact details. Any women wishing to talk to a member of staff about a matter that concerns them, please telephone 4women on 01603 252130.  Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you!

We would like to to make the following letter about the future of Wow  Charity public.

Thank you to all who attended the meeting last Saturday. There was a full and frank discussion, during which it was concluded that we need to wind down the charity. The next stage of this will take place on Thursday 17th July, when the trustees and any members who have already attended committee meetings will vote formally to close the charity.

Although this is a sad decision, large parts of Saturday’s discussion centered on what might arise to fill the gap left by WoW, so there is much to be hopeful about, and many exciting possibilities.

The drop-in will continue as normal until mid August, and we hope to keep the mailing list active for some time.

Best wishes,

we’re not sure whats happening with the blog, but we’ll keep it going as it is for now.You can write to us at

and we will keep you updated over the next few weeks. Jo


Suffolk Pride 2014

We've received a message from Margaret to circulate:
"This Saturday it's Suffolk Pride on 
Parade at the Ipswich Waterfront. The parade will be starting at 12 noon 
from Dance East moving along the Waterfront where there'll be a music stage, 
community stands and stalls and all sorts of other good stuff.
The parade is a first for Ipswich and anyone can join in so be there at 
about 11.30 to help build up a great atmosphere! The festival itself takes 
place between 1.00 and 6.00. More info at
Pride coincides with our monthly women's social at 97 Fore Street (very 
handy for the Waterfront) and it will be going ahead as usual between 11.00 
and 1.00. This will provide an excellent opportunity to meet up with others 
before heading off to the parade and/or the festival.
Looking forward to seeing you there."

Pride without Prejudice – WoW Women’s Wall

We know that many WoW women are creative so we’ve booked a space for our creations at the Pride without Prejudice exhibition which runs for a fortnight – a week either side of Pride 2014 on July 26th – and which is held at St Margaret’s Church of Art.

The exhibition is a celebration of diversity and is open to ALL creative people regardless of experience, qualification, age, race, sexuality or gender. It offers all of us an ideal opportunity to show (and maybe even sell) our paintings, photos, craftwork, prints, crochet, paper cuts, origami, poems, glasswork or whatever on any themes we may choose.

St Margaret’s is a lovely space and there’s plenty of room to get creative with all things arty – in fact whatever you love doing.

All WoW women are welcome to participate in Pride without Prejudice, whether you make things for fun or you’re a seasoned pro.

For more information about how to take part please email:

Let’s Fill WoW Women’s Wall and show Norwich how Wonderful WoW Women are!

WoW Closed 21st June

WoW’s drop in will be closed for one week on the 21st June. But, we’re open again on the 28th June when our volunteers are home from their hols. The phone line will also be closed on weds 25th, and thurs 26th June. If you’ve left a message we’ll call you back when line opens again on the 27th. Jo

We need to let you all know that WoW’s popular drop-ins, closed for the last two weeks due to building repairs and refurbishment, will remain closed for a further week, until June 7th. Sorry its taking the builders longer than they’d hoped, but we’ll have a new look, and will be there to welcome you then…..if you’d like to come , just email us at

Best wishes to all our members, both online and locally, and thanks for your support-and patience! Jo


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