Rainbow Project

A photo of a person wearing a dress made of newspaper.

Rainbow Project are the only LGBTQ support group in Rotherham. They offer a combination of group and 1:1 support tailored to the individual. They will be brining us a stall at WOW Rotherham 2023

S62 Community Together’s Women Supporting Women

People painting obscure round shapes onto a wooden board. Painting in pink and blue.

Karen Hill, a fellow artist has been working with S62 Community Together’s Women Supporting Women group to create an interactive art piece inside the Imperial Building. Come by and have your photo taken with the beautiful backdrop and props, all made by the women at Women supporting women group.


Lynda, owner of Mesmerise, with red hair and wearing a black t-shirt, stood behind a stall full of products.

Mesmerise will be bringing a stall to WOW Rotherham! Located on Wellgate in the town centre, Mesmerize opened in 1995 as a small independent shop selling clothing, jewellery and gifts to suit all pockets.  Often described as an Aladin’s cave full of trinkets and oddities, it is a break from the normal. It has always […]

Sabbiyah Pervez

Sabbiyah Pervez wearing a mustard top and green trousers, holding a microphone. Looking at the camera and smilling.

Sabbiyah Pervez is a reporter at BBC Look North, she’s passionate about empowering people to use their own voices and tell their own stories. Sabbiyah is also a mum of 3 children Over the past nine years, I have reported from Rotherham frequently, often on topics that are quite sensitive. I have seen the resilience […]

Celebrating Musical Icons Through The Ages

A photo taken from outside the shop on a sunny day. Green sign that says 'Riverside records'

Be sure to visit Riverside Records and eyeball their glorious window display; a nod to women, non-binary and trans icons across the globe – are you ready to rock? Find out more about the venue here: Riverside Records Venue

Riverside Records

A photo taken from outside the shop on a sunny day. Green sign that says 'Riverside records'

Pop by your local record shop for a hot drink and a mooch around, you’ll be amazed by their record collection and end up swiping up a bargain or two! Be sure to visit and eyeball their window display; a nod to women, non-binary and trans icons across the globe – are you ready to […]

In Conversation: TransBarnsley

Pink and green background, WOW logo in top left corner. Title reads 'In conversation: TransBarnsley' Subtext reads 'Hygge Café, 15:30-16:30'

TransBarnsley support the trans, non-binary and gender-diverse community and their families in Barnsley. They currently run a support group for trans and non-binary people aged 16 and over every week and monthly parents and partners of trans and non-binary people. Their website: TransBarnsley Website Michaela (Mikki) Kenworthy (she/her) Christine Mallin (she/her) Ruth Spencer-Lewis (she/they)

Holy Ghost

A photo of Holy Ghost taken from outside. A tall building with tall windows and green window frames.

Holy Ghost was established in 2013 and offers a number of services, based across three floors. We are a friendly, welcoming studio housed in a beautiful victorian, historic building just at the top of Rotherham High Street.  Head here to get your WOW Rotherham temporary tattoo! Find out more about them here: http://www.holyghosttattoo.com/

We are WOW Rotherham

A group of school children in a classroom, covering their faces by holding art work they have created over their faces.

Artist Mandy Keating worked with 167 pupils at Brinsworth Howarth Primary School, Ravenfield Primary Academy and Wath Victoria Primary School to create colourful, vibrant messages which communicate the ethos of WOW Rotherham. You’ll be able to see their artworks printed up large scale around the WOW Rotherham Festival Site- see if you can find all […]