How did POW! come to life?...

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POW! Thanet was founded by local freelance arts manager, Christina Clark-McQuaid in November 2015, with the first festival taking place in March 2016. 

POW!  is held annually over a 7-10 day period to co-incide with International Women’s Day on 8th March. It is a platform showcasing a range of events across the 3 main towns of Thanet - Margate, Ramsgate and Broadstairs - with the goals of encouraging community involvement in local arts and cultural activities, and profiling the work of local female artists.

With four successful years behind us, POW! Thanet has developed an exciting programme of artistic diversity and cultural engagement. The 2019 festival was managed by a team of seven professional women, supported by POW!s Trustees and helped by over 30 outstanding volunteers and we were able to programme over 60 events and exhibitions accross the Isle.

Let's CELEBRATE the creative wealth of women!


OUR MISSION STATEMENT

The promotion of equality and diversity for the public benefit by:-

Promoting and staging an annual arts festival to commemorate International Women’s Day.
Cultivating a sentiment in favour of equality and diversity of women and girls.
Advancing education and raising general awareness among the public about the issues and challenges facing the lives of women and girls.

POW! is a registered charity number: 1174980. Our address is Marine Studios, 17 Albert Terrace, Margate, Kent CT9 1UJ


Purpose and Artistic Policy: The POW! artistic policy 2018 can be downloaded by clicking here. This is for information only, if you'd like to use or publish any of the data enclosed in this file please contact info@powthanet.com for permission.


The Evaluation Report on the 2019 POW! Festival can be downloaded by clicking here. This is for information only, if you'd like to use or publish any of the data enclosed in this file please contact info@powthanet.com for permission.