Thanet Women Artists at Gallery 98
Feb
22
to Mar 15
Art

Thanet Women Artists at Gallery 98

Caroline Thomson

Caroline Thomson

A group show with Caroline Thomson, Fiona Stewart, Gillian Stewart, Lealey Gray, Joanna Hyslop, Vivienne Yankah, Megan Watson and Ella Lucas.

The Gallery is open Thursdays to Saturday 11 – 5 or other times by arrangement. 

The Private View is on the 8th March, 6-8pm

The Exhibition runs from 22nd February until 15th March.

Ella Lucas

Ella Lucas

Vivienne Yankah

Vivienne Yankah


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Jessica Lauren's Naga 5
Mar
1
7:30 PM19:30

Jessica Lauren's Naga 5

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Celebrated Jazz composer and keyboard player Jessica Lauren will be joined by a four-piece ensemble for a special concert exploring female empowerment.

Expect music from the critically-acclaimed album, Almeria which critics describe as talking in “dreamy vocalese and fierce, free spirited horn playing.”

Jessica is joined by

Josephine Davies -Woodwinds

Suman Joshi - Double Bass

Cosimo Keita Cadore - Drums

David ‘Booie’ Gallagher - percussion

Support is provided by virtuoso Jazz singer Sabina Desir whose timeless voice consistently captivates and astounds audiences. Sabina is accompanied by keyboard maestro, Frances Knight.

£12 Ticket £10 Concessions

Tickets on sale from 17th December, 2.30pm, purchase directly from the Gulbenkian via the link below.


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The Gadds’ pre-POW! quiz and dinner fundraiser
Mar
4
6:00 PM18:00

The Gadds’ pre-POW! quiz and dinner fundraiser

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The famous Ravensgate Arms quiz with a feminist twist. Come along and flex your brain muscles and enjoy a delicious three-course meal at the pub’s acclaimed restaurant, Arya. A night not to be missed for hilarity, good food and a good cause!

Ticket includes a complimentary cocktail and entry to the quiz.

All Proceeds to POW! Thanet

Tickets £25 DINNER AND QUIZ, (£5 JUST THE QUIZ).

Tickets sold in tables of four and six.

MENU

Carrot, goats curd, kale

Mackerel, gooseberry, cucumber, miso

Bocconcini, cauliflower

Beef cheek, celeriac, cavolo nero

Snickers 


This is a set menu and there are no vegan options.


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Seal Folk - CLAIR LE COUTEUR, NATALIE WEARDEN AND FRANCES YOUNG
Mar
5
to Mar 17
Art

Seal Folk - CLAIR LE COUTEUR, NATALIE WEARDEN AND FRANCES YOUNG

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Seal Folk is an installation and performance exploring North Sea selkie myths as a way to think about queerness, gender and transformation.

The venue is wheelchair accessible.

Opening hours:

Private View Tuesday 5th March, 6pm-9pm.

Open March  6th-17th. Closed Monday, Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 5pm and Sunday’s 11am-4pm.

Free Exhibition


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Silent Voices -  FAYE GLEN
Mar
5
to Mar 17
Art

Silent Voices - FAYE GLEN

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Paintings and sculptures exploring the loss of identity through infertility.

The venue is wheelchair accessible.

Opening hours:

Private View Tuesday 5th March, 6pm-9pm.

Open March  6th-17th. Closed Monday, Tuesday to Sunday 10am - 5.30pm.

Free Exhibition


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The Broadstairs Arts Crawl
Mar
5
6:00 PM18:00

The Broadstairs Arts Crawl

Join us as we attend private views of all Broadstairs dynamic and emPOWering exhibitions. Meet at Kafeine at 6pm.

We will be walking between the venues, please note that not all venues on the trail are wheelchair accessible.

This is a FREE event. You can book tickets here.

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There are many ways you can help support and participate with POW! activities and programming.

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POW! COMMUNITY PROJECT - Tomorrow’s Great Pageant
Mar
6
5:00 PM17:00
Art

POW! COMMUNITY PROJECT - Tomorrow’s Great Pageant

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The project revisits the 1909 suffrage play, A Pageant of Great Women and updates its themes for a modern context. Post Workers Theatre have worked with photographer Jason Evans and young people at Liberty Training to create Tableaux Vivants (living pictures).

Free Exhibition

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POW! COMMUNITY PROJECT  - Once Upon A Time
Mar
6
to Mar 16
Art

POW! COMMUNITY PROJECT - Once Upon A Time

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Working with Copperfields Retirement Home, artist Tracie Peisley held a series of workshops to create textile memory books and images, which gathered reflections and memories of women, and carers, living with dementia and memory loss.

A ROSA funded community project. See the projects page for more information here.

Dates:

Private View Wednesday March 6th, 5.15pm-6pm

Open 7th-16th March - Monday to Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday 9am - 5pm, Sunday Closed.

Free Exhibition


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The Ramsgate Arts Crawl
Mar
6
5:15 PM17:15

The Ramsgate Arts Crawl

Join us as we attend private views of all Ramsgate’s dynamic and emPOWering exhibitions. Meet at Ramsgate library at 5.15pm

We will be walking between the venues, please note that not all venues on the trail are wheelchair accessible.

This is a FREE event. You can book tickets here.

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There are many ways you can help support and participate with POW! activities and programming.

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Portraits Of Women! -  ELEANOR MARRIOTT
Mar
6
to Mar 17
Art

Portraits Of Women! - ELEANOR MARRIOTT

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Thanet-based photographer, Eleanor Marriott, showcases a selection of her captivating portraits of women, including street portraiture from home and abroad, as well as more formal studies of inspirational females.

Opening hours:

Private View Wednesday 6th March, 6pm-9pm.

Open March  7th-17th, 12pm-4pm.

Free Exhibition


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Soul Journey - LESLIE REED
Mar
6
to Mar 17
Art

Soul Journey - LESLIE REED

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A series of ten self-portraits that trace the artist’s life from early childhood to the present. Leslie will perform poetry during the Private View.

The venue is wheelchair accessible.

Opening hours:

Private View Wednesday 6th March, 6pm-9pm.

Open March  6th-17th.

Monday 10.30am-12pm.

Tuesday to Saturday 10.30am - 4pm

Sundays 11am-4pm.

Free Exhibition


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Thantos: Tabula Purgamenti, Danny Branscombe
Mar
7
to Mar 17
Art

Thantos: Tabula Purgamenti, Danny Branscombe

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A large collage art piece constructed from trash. It explores the issues facing young women especially high teenage pregnancy rates in Thanet.

A window display throughout the festival.

Free Exhibition


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On The Face Of It - Davina Kemble
Mar
7
to Mar 17
Art

On The Face Of It - Davina Kemble

Come and explore Davina’s extraordinary landscape of installations and sculptures - An honest and unfettered response to control, confinement, ageism, power and privilege -  A testament to emPOWerment.

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Please note that the venue is not wheelchair accessible.


Opening hours:

Private View Thursday March 7th, 6pm-9pm.

Friday March 8th - Sunday March 10th, 12pm -6pm

and

Friday March 15 to Sunday March 17th, 12pm -6pm

Free Exhibition



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Facets of us - Resort Artists
Mar
7
to Mar 17
Art

Facets of us - Resort Artists

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The artists at Resort will be creating an immersive installation; drawing on their individual memories and inspirations of women that have influenced their lives.

The venue is wheelchair accessible.

Opening hours:

Private View Thursday March 7th, 6pm-9pm.

March  9th - 10th and 16th - 17th, 10am - 5pm

Free Exhibition



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The Real Housewives of Cliftonville - Sadie Hennessey
Mar
7
to Mar 17
Art

The Real Housewives of Cliftonville - Sadie Hennessey

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Sadie Hennessy’s exploration of feminine allure.

Located in the bar area of the Tom Thumb Theatre,

Please note that this venue is not wheelchair accessible.

Opening hours:

Private View Thursday March 7th, 6pm-9pm.

Open during bar opening hours at the Tom Thumb Theatre.

Please contact the venue for more information about opening hours.


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POW! Community Project: Reclaiming the Power
Mar
7
to Mar 17
Art

POW! Community Project: Reclaiming the Power

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Collage, sculpture & audio visual works made by women from Oasis Domestic Abuse charity in collaboration with artist Carli Jefferson.

A ROSA funded community project. See the projects page for more information here.

Dates:

Private View Thursday March 7th, 6pm-9pm

9-10th March / 16-17th March; 12-5pm (or at other times by appointment- call 07949883899).

Free Exhibition


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Planet Pussy  - Angela Wooi
Mar
7
to Mar 17
Art

Planet Pussy - Angela Wooi

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Angela Wooi’s  immersive room of textile-based vaginas, a psychedelic space that crosses the boundary of fine art and artisanal practice through stitch and beading.

Opening hours:

Private View Thursday March 7th, 6pm-9pm.

Friday March 8th - Sunday March 17th, 11am -5pm

Free Exhibition


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Flex and TNT - POW! Special
Mar
7
6:00 PM18:00

Flex and TNT - POW! Special

THEATRE NETWORK THANET PRE-POW! EVENT

Flex is a weekly skill-sharing group for local artists and practitioners established by Looping the Loop. This special POW! event is a collaboration with spoken word and literature outfit, Things With Words and offers a session focused on women’s words and voices.

Afterwards, Theatre Network Thanet (TNT) will share a new script from a female writer, followed by a Q&A, networking and drinks.

THURSDAY MARCH 7, 6PM - 10PM

(FLEX 6PM - 7PM, TNT 7PM - 10PM)

FREE, DONATIONS WELCOME

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The Margate Arts Crawl
Mar
7
6:00 PM18:00

The Margate Arts Crawl

Join us as we attend private views of all Margate and Cliftonville’s dynamic and emPOWering exhibitions. Meet at Margate Arts Club at 6pm.

We will be walking between the venues, please note that not all venues on the trail are wheelchair accessible.

This is a FREE event. You can book tickets here.

POW! relies on the generosity of individuals, sponsors, partners and funding bodies to help keep the festival as accessible as possible.

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POW! Painters, Felicity Allen, Lillias Buchanan, Lucy Crispin, Claire de Lune, Twinkle Troughton and Chiara Williams
Mar
7
to Mar 17
Art

POW! Painters, Felicity Allen, Lillias Buchanan, Lucy Crispin, Claire de Lune, Twinkle Troughton and Chiara Williams

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Artist Twinkle Troughton curates POW! Painters, an exhibition of works by contemporary female Thanet painters. Each artist has their own distinct technique and focus, providing an insight into the methods and the motivations behind creating paintings.

The venue is wheelchair accessible.

Opening Hours:

Private View Thursday March 7th, 6pm-9pm.

Friday March 8th - Sunday March 10th, 12pm -5pm

and

Friday March 15 to Sunday March 17th, 12pm -5pm

Free Exhibition


POW! relies on the generosity of individuals, sponsors, partners and funding bodies to help keep the festival as accessible as possible.

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POW! Community Project: Sealabs Edition #1 - Reactive Jewellery and the Sea
Mar
7
to Mar 17
Art

POW! Community Project: Sealabs Edition #1 - Reactive Jewellery and the Sea

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In partnership with girls from Pie Factory Music and Quarterdeck Youth Centre, artist Kasia Molga created a number of fun futuristic workshops turning recycled materials found on the beach into pieces of responsive and interactive jewellery.

A ROSA funded community project. See the projects page for more information here.

Dates:

Private View Thursday March 7th, 6pm-9pm

.March 9th-10th and 16th -17th, 12pm- 5pm

Free Exhibition


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Mar
7
to Mar 17
Art

EMPOWER- JAM Network UK, Ruth Fox, Sarah Smith, Esme Morris, Sian Hookins

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EMPOWER is a group show of works by JAM Network UK, Ruth Fox, Sarah Smith, Esme Morris, Sian Hookins. From an immersive textile womb to candid explorations of daughterhood, an inquiry into the bodily existence of women through contemporary dance alongside photographs narrating personal stories, the exhibition will challenge and reclaim what it is to be a woman in society.

The venue is wheelchair accessible.

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Dates:

Opening hours:

Private View Thursday March 7th, 6pm-9pm.

March 8th - 17th, 11am - 4pm

Free Exhibition


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The Private Life of Mrs Winchester- Profanity Embroidery Group
Mar
7
to Mar 10
Art

The Private Life of Mrs Winchester- Profanity Embroidery Group

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Mrs Winchester thought she knew her place and time in life, but lately is finding everything not to be as she expected.  Expect to see embroidery and stitched artwork adorning her room.

Recommended age, 14+

The venue is wheelchair accessible.


Opening hours:

Private View Thursday March 7th, 6pm-9pm

Friday 8th March and Saturday 9th March , 11am - 6pm,

Sunday 10th March, 11am - 5pm

Free Exhibition

PEG are running an embroidery workshop on Sunday 10th March, more information here


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WOM-ep
Mar
7
to Mar 17
Art

WOM-ep

This is 14-year-old Ronni Arrowsmith’s first photography project celebrating women entrepreneurs in Margate. A collaboration with Benjamin Shaw.

The venue is wheelchair accessible.

Dates:

Private View Thursday March 7th, 6pm-9pm

The exhibition runs from the 8th-17th March 2019

Opening hours:

Monday: CLOSED, Tuesday: 10:00 - 17:30, Wednesday: 10:00 - 17:30, Thursday: 10:00 - 23:00, Friday: 10:00 - 23:00, Saturday: 10:00 - 23:00, Sunday: Noon - 16:00

Free Exhibition


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POW! Community Project - See Me and Hear My Voice
Mar
7
to Mar 17
Art

POW! Community Project - See Me and Hear My Voice

Personal stories come to life with text and images created in collaboration with women from East Kent Mencap by photographer Sarah Wyld, and writer Lucy Edematie.

A ROSA funded community project. See the projects page for more information here.

The venue is wheelchair accessible.

Opening hours:

Private View Thursday March 7th, 6pm-9pm.

March 8th - 17th, 11am - 4pm

Free Exhibition


POW! relies on the generosity of individuals, sponsors, partners and funding bodies to help keep the festival as accessible as possible.

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Hedy Lamarr Exhibition
Mar
7
to Mar 17
Art

Hedy Lamarr Exhibition

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Exhibition exploring the life of a famous actress, but also a less well known scientist and inventor. There will also be screening and discussion events .

Open throughout the Festival according to the opening hours of the venue.


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Invisible Women
Mar
7
to Mar 17
Art

Invisible Women

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Group exhibition of an eclectic mix of work by autistic women curated by Marion Armstrong.

Opening hours:

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Private View Thursday March 7th, 6pm-9pm.

Open every day from Friday March 8th - Sunday March 17th.

Mon-Fri 10-3pm, Sat-Sun  10-4pm

Free Exhibition

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POW! relies on the generosity of individuals, sponsors, partners and funding bodies to help keep the festival as accessible as possible.

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EXSOLVO - The Natashas Project, Ruth Fox and Anna Westin, The Jam Network UK
Mar
7
7:30 PM19:30

EXSOLVO - The Natashas Project, Ruth Fox and Anna Westin, The Jam Network UK

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Exploring slavery and trafficking this dance performance art and music collaboration seeks to embody the suffering of human constraint and slavery before releasing into an exploration of freedom.

This performance will be in the Old Town Square (opposite the Pie Factory Margate Gallery).

Free event.


POW! relies on the generosity of individuals, sponsors, partners and funding bodies to help keep the festival as accessible as possible.

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Women and Power
Mar
8
4:00 PM16:00

Women and Power

Women and Power by Professor Mary Beard was published at a time when women were expressing collective outrage at all forms of violence and abuse. An army of women found voices online through the #MeToo movement. However, the classicist notes that women are allowed certain roles within western culture and one of these is ‘victim’.

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On International Women’s Day a diverse and inspiring panel of local women will participate in a discussion using this text as a lens to discuss how, as women, we can really be heard. Are we able to make progress within a victim narrative? Where is women’s power situated? What does this mean for such a diverse, and socioeconomically problematic area like Thanet?

The discussion will take place in front of a small audience, hosted by Deb Cartwright, CEO of Oasis Domestic Abuse charity and wellbeing practitioner of Soul-Full-Life.

Wheelchair accessible venue

This is a FREE event. You can book tickets here.

POW! relies on the generosity of individuals, sponsors, partners and funding bodies to help keep the festival as accessible as possible.

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POW! 2019 Opening Ceremony
Mar
8
5:00 PM17:00

POW! 2019 Opening Ceremony

POW! 2019 Opening Ceremony

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SPONSORED BY STAGECOACH

Still We Rise! Join us on International Women’s Day for the spectacular opening of POW! 2019.

Artist Jessica Voorsanger and her posse of protesters will lead the procession Still We Rise – named after the famous Maya Angelou poem.

Still We Rise is a reprise of the national Suffragette Procession which took place in June 2018, marking the centenary of some women gaining the vote. Turner Contemporary commissioned Voorsanger to work with a group of Thanet women to create a large scale banner to be part of the procession, which also included a banner specially made for POW! by artist Tracie Peisley.

Still We Rise will include community groups who have made their own banners – and anyone who wishes to join the procession is welcome;using the colours of pink and black to represent POW! is encouraged.

After the procession, the banners will be displayed at various venues throughout Thanet.

The procession starts at Margate station and finishes at Turner Contemporary where Margate Social Singing Choir and young people, including those involved in the Creative Voices project, supported by Dreamland, will set the Festival off with a bang.

5pm - Meet at Margate Station for the Procession.

This is a FREE event, you can book tickets for entry to Turner Contemporary here.

POW! relies on the generosity of individuals, sponsors, partners and funding bodies to help keep the festival as accessible as possible.

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Wink the Other Eye - Cabaret
Mar
8
8:00 PM20:00

Wink the Other Eye - Cabaret

SCREAMING ALLEY PRESENTS - Wink the Other Eye

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After taking last year’s festival by storm, POW! welcomes back Ramsgate’s radical cabaret producers, Screaming Alley, for the performance extravaganza, Wink the Other Eye.

This amazing one-off night is hosted by the sensational Marj Hogarth, with special guest Shesus and a dazzling array of local acts including, Brigitte Aphrodite, They Don’t Care, Marianne Dissard, Carol Cooper and broken folk duo, Lunatraktors. Song, dance, comedy and art that will excite, delight, challenge and cheer – this is the perfect way to celebrate International Women’s Day at Margate’s iconic Lido.

Expect the unexpected!

Doors Open at 7.30pm.

£10 IN ADVANCE, £12 ON THE DOOR (cash only on the door)

RECOMMENDED AGE 16+

No wheelchair accessible toilets at this venue.

About the performers.

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Image by Giles Smith

Shesus (of multi-award winning foolish trio Shesus & the Sisters) is your drag king Missiah reincarnation. They are here to heal you. And give birth. And probably do some screaming. And if all goes to plan, YOU will confess. Shesus will be your guide, beard included, peering at things through the lens of the feminine. Not for the faint hearted, but neither is this world, so get on board .

 
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Brigitte Aphrodite is a punk poet, musician, writer, theatre maker and feminist showgirl. During her formative years Brigitte toured extensively as a musician, alongside artists such as Kate Nash and Josie Long.  Most recently, she is best known for her critically acclaimed show My Beautiful Black Dog; a part gig, part theatre, punk musical exploring depression. It sold out at the Edinburgh Fringe and Southbank Centre, toured nationally and featured in the Guardian, Elle and on the BBC 10 O’clock News. Through the Wellcome Trust a workshop based around the show was developed and carried out in schools across the country. Brigitte’s expressive, multidisciplinary work has won her a loyal following, including the likes of Arthur Brown and Lauren Laverne.

 
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Question Time
Mar
9
10:30 AM10:30

Question Time

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With the local council elections just two months away POW! presents Question Time. Members of the audience will have the opportunity to hear from first-time female candidates across the political spectrum and question them about their plans. Chaired by award-winning Thanet journalist, Kathy Bailes, this is a chance to participate in lively, informed debate about your local area.

The event will be sketched by artist Jan Wheatley who has used Facebook to present illustrated interviews with refugees in the Calais Jungle in 2016, and Labour supporters in the run-up to the General Election in 2017.

Wheelchair accessible venue

This is a FREE event. You can book tickets here.

POW! relies on the generosity of individuals, sponsors, partners and funding bodies to help keep the festival as accessible as possible.

There are many ways you can help support and participate with POW! activities and programming.

If you enjoyed the festival and want to see it develop, you can DONATE directly to POW!

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Songs Of Freedom
Mar
9
1:30 PM13:30

Songs Of Freedom

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Image by Peter Saunders

A workshop combining hearts and voices in a gospel blues session. Join celebrated jazz vocalist Sabina Desir who will demonstrate the power of words through collaborative voices.

Open to all ages and vocal abilities with a focus on inclusion and fun!

Wheelchair accessible venue.

Tickets £6 IN ADVANCE, £8 ON THE DOOR (cash only on the door)

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TAKE FLIGHT WITH United Mothers
Mar
9
2:30 PM14:30

TAKE FLIGHT WITH United Mothers

United Mothers invites you to come and experience your very own migratory route around the world at their interactive art installation.

Collect your boarding pass and join a flow of people on a sensory journey based on your choices through the space. You will feel, hear, touch, smell, taste and see snapshots of your own and others’ cultures, with surprises and mysteries along the way. Their special United Mothers travel agents will help you navigate a personal journey through the familiar and strange to touch down in contemporary Thanetian reality.

A landing place awaits at the end of your journey, a place to rest and share food and create community through simple acts of friendship and belonging. Fun, educational and edgy, this installation welcomes visitors of all ages, cultures, genders and colour.

Founded and run by Beyond The Page Ltd, Thanet United Mothers is a multicultural, multilingual group of women who meet weekly to build friendship, speaking confidence and community.

This is a FREE drop-in event.

The venue is wheelchair accessible.


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Carry Greenham Home - Film
Mar
9
3:30 PM15:30

Carry Greenham Home - Film

Directed by Beeban Kidron this film documents the lives of those at the women’s peace camp at Greenham Common, Berkshire. Filmed in 1983 its depiction of the women involved in the peace movement contrasts greatly with media portraits of the time, and subsequent collective memory. The screening will be followed by a discussion with special guests on women and protest.

Tickets £6/£5/£3.50

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Self Esteem
Mar
9
7:30 PM19:30

Self Esteem

Self-Esteem is the brand new project from Slow Club singer, Rebecca Taylor.

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Drawing influence from everything and anything – pop culture, the dark and light within her own life, her experiences on the road in a band that she loved but was no longer the place for her creatively, and the freedom that came from stepping away – her new sound is dramatic, direct and deafeningly exciting.

Paying tribute to her drumming expertise, songwriting ability and her wonderfully warm and intense vocals, steps forward first track, Your Wife. Impeccably produced by Django Django’s Dave Maclean, this lead single is the questioning of everything Rebecca’s surrounded by- the male dominated world she find herself in, the boundaries and freedoms that that world provides and her own sexual limits within those boundaries. It’s a track that manages to perfectly measure one’s own vulnerability against strength – a fascinating contradiction that defines Self Esteem.

The venue is wheelchair accessible.

Tickets are £12.50, and can be purchased directly from the venue via the button below.

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Maggie Gee - Blood, book launch
Mar
10
11:00 AM11:00

Maggie Gee - Blood, book launch

Image by Nick Rankin

Image by Nick Rankin

How hard is it to write truthfully about families? How frank can you be about the terrible and hilarious things that go on? Join author Maggie Gee in a discussion and reading of her new novel, Blood- the first to be set in East Kent.

Monica, the massive, sexy, six-foot teacher heroine of Blood, wants to take revenge on her brutal dentist father, but it seems others have been there before her. All her siblings have motives - but it’s Monica who flees after the attack, with Dad not far behind her. Set in the aftermath of #metoo and in a near future where terrorism is almost routine, this is a laugh out loud black comedy about a serious topic - if we take revenge, will the circle of violence ever stop?

Wheelchair accessible venue

This is a FREE event. You can book tickets here.

POW! relies on the generosity of individuals, sponsors, partners and funding bodies to help keep the festival as accessible as possible.

There are many ways you can help support and participate with POW! activities and programming.

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Landing Place
Mar
10
1:00 PM13:00

Landing Place

Ten poets each perform for ten minutes. Landing Place showcases a range of voices, with new readers alongside experienced performers, and occasional guests give other responses to poetry.

The venue is wheelchair accessible.


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Bee’s Bookshare -  Sisterhood Special
Mar
10
2:00 PM14:00

Bee’s Bookshare - Sisterhood Special

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Join Bee’s Bookshare, The Margate Bookshop and Daisy Buchanan as they come together to celebrate the POW!er of women writers, readers and the female voice.

Author and award-winning journalist Daisy Buchanan launches her brand new book Sisterhood. Joined by a panel of friends, Daisy delves into the remarkable bond between women; as family, as friends, as community, and what that connection means in today’s world.

Daisy and Bee then invite you to share the female voices that have inspired, intrigued and impressed you - books written by women, books about the female experience, books on feminism –in a special bookshare.

The Margate Bookshop will have a specially curated selection of POWerful reads to buy, as well as Daisy’s book, throughout the event. Everyone is welcome, women and men. Please just bring one book to swap and reading banter to share.

The venue is wheelchair accessible.

This is a FREE event. You can book tickets here.

POW! relies on the generosity of individuals, sponsors, partners and funding bodies to help keep the festival as accessible as possible.

There are many ways you can help support and participate with POW! activities and programming.

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Profanity Embroidery Group (PEG) workshop
Mar
10
2:00 PM14:00

Profanity Embroidery Group (PEG) workshop

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Swearing is an artform.

Learn to embroider some classic Anglo-Saxon profanities at this PEG workshop. Walpole Bay Hotel is the perfect setting to learn this seemingly wholesome craft while subverting all those ladylike pastimes with a good swear.

AGE RESTRICTION: 18

Tickets £10, INCLUDING TEA AND CAKE

While you are there, see the PEG exhibition upstairs - more information here

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The Blot -  PIONEERING FILM WOMEN: LOIS WEBER
Mar
10
4:30 PM16:30

The Blot - PIONEERING FILM WOMEN: LOIS WEBER

PALACE SUNDAY SILENT

One of the great writer-directors of early Hollywood, and the most renowned female director of her era, Lois Weber (1879 – 1939) was, at one time, the highest-paid director in Hollywood. In a career that lasted over 25 years, Weber started her own production company and directed over 40 features and hundreds of short films.

South West Silents and the Palace Cinema are proud to present this special screening of Weber’s silent film masterpiece The Blot (1919). Live music accompanied on piano by Lillian Henley.

Tickets £3.50 - £6 , buy directly from the Palace Cinema

AGE RESTRICTION: 16+

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Things with Words
Mar
10
7:30 PM19:30

Things with Words

A genre-busting evening of spoken word giving the mic to female poets, MCs and rock goddesses.

Image by Peter Saunders

Image by Peter Saunders

Featuring poets from around Kent this is a true celebration of women’s words. From Aphra Behn to Patti Smith and Queen Latifah, women have excelled in the art of using words to take a stand. On this night we shine light on the often underrated talent of women writers and unearth new powerful voices. In the mix will be wordy tunes from a featured DJ, so stick around for a dance.

Things With Words is a spoken word event melding new writing with music and performance, hosted by Ramsgate-based artist Megan Garrett-Jones.

Tickets £8 IN ADVANCE, £10 ON THE DOOR (cash only on the door)

Book tickets here

About the performers…

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Megan Beech is a performance poet. She has performed at venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Parliament, the Southbank Centre, Glastonbury Festival and Cheltenham Literature Festival. Her debut collection 'When I Grow Up I Want to be Mary Beard' was published in 2013, and her latest book 'You Sad Feminist' was released in 2017. Her poetry has featured on the Sky One's 'Russell Howard Hour' and the BBC iPlayer series ‘Women Who Spit'. She was featured in The Guardian lists of ‘inspiring young feminists in 2014’ and ‘Must Read Books of the Year 2014’ and Evening Standard's list of 'Ten 21st Century feminist icons'. Her work has been profiled in publications including The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Guardian, Huffington Post, Evening Standard and Grazia magazine. She lives with a mental illness too.

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Women, diversity, arts - ARE WE CUTTING THE MUSTARD?
Mar
11
7:00 PM19:00

Women, diversity, arts - ARE WE CUTTING THE MUSTARD?

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Join the host with the most, Brigitte Aphrodite, and creative learning expert, Victoria Barrow Williams as they present a dynamic and exciting panel of female non-binary artists and industry professionals who are raising questions around diversity and the arts. Expect an engaging discussion with explosive interludes of live music.

Wheelchair accessible venue

This is a FREE event. You can book tickets here.

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Matangi/Maya /M.I.A - Film
Mar
11
8:30 PM20:30

Matangi/Maya /M.I.A - Film

Drawn from a never-before-seen cache of personal footage spanning decades, this is an intimate portrait of the Sri Lankan artist and musician who continues to shatter conventions.

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Director Steve Loveridge’s Sundance award winning Matangi / Maya / M.I.A. is a startlingly personal profile of the critically acclaimed artist, chronicling her remarkable journey from refugee immigrant to pop star. She began as Matangi, daughter of the founder of Sri Lanka’s armed Tamil resistance and hid from the government in the face of a vicious and bloody civil war. When her family fled to the UK, she became Maya, a precocious and creative immigrant teenager in London. Finally, the world met her as M.I.A. when she emerged on the global stage, having created a mashup, cut-and-paste identity that pulled from every corner of her journey along the way; a sonic sketchbook that blended Tamil politics, art school punk, hip-hop beats and the unwavering, ultraconfident voice of a burgeoning multicultural youth.

Tickets £3.50 DIRECT FROM VENUE HERE

AGE RESTRICTION: 18

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Virgin Territory - Film Installation
Mar
12
to Mar 14

Virgin Territory - Film Installation

  • TURNER CONTEMPORARY , Foyle Rooms (map)
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Vincent Dance Theatre’s film installation takes an uncompromising look at our hyper-sexualised digital culture and its impact on girls and young women growing up today, ever more relevant since the emerging and continuing #MeToo movement. We all want to be ‘liked’ and ‘followed’, but what effect does constantly performing for the camera have on our sense of self-worth? Virgin Territory is a multi-layered film installation, performed by four children aged 12-14 and four adults, with real-life testimonies, stunning cinematography and bold performances screened across five large televisions mounted on school benches. With moving, resilient performances at its core this piece asks vital questions about responsibility as we witness children playing in an adult online world.

Wheelchair accessible venue

Open 12th, 13th and 14th, OF MARCH 10AM - 5PM

Film duration 75 minutes.

Age Limit 16+

This is a FREE event.

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Discoveries
Mar
12
4:00 PM16:00

Discoveries

Image by Ollie Harrop

Image by Ollie Harrop

A collection of dance theatre performances created by local primary school children and directed by Creative Voices which is a collaboration between artists Libby Northedge and Lizzie Prince. Expect the unexpected as children whizz, crackle and bubble up during POW! 2019.

Wheelchair accessible venue

This is a FREE event. You can book tickets here.

POW! relies on the generosity of individuals, sponsors, partners and funding bodies to help keep the festival as accessible as possible.

There are many ways you can help support and participate with POW! activities and programming.

If you enjoyed the festival and want to see it develop, you can DONATE directly to POW!

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Waru - POW! SCREENING FOR THE THANET FILM SOCIETY
Mar
12
8:30 PM20:30

Waru - POW! SCREENING FOR THE THANET FILM SOCIETY

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Taking its title from the Maori word for eight, Waru is constructed from a series of vignettes by eight female Maori film directors. It centres on the funeral of a small boy who died at the hands of a caregiver and follows eight separate female characters as they come to terms with the boy’s death. An emotionally affecting film and one of the strongest New Zealand films to hit cinemas in years.

Tickets £4 - £6 available directly from Thanet Film Society here

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Unshakeable - short films
Mar
13
8:00 PM20:00

Unshakeable - short films

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Short films, exploring the strengths, humour and eccentricities of women across the nation - including Fay Presto: Queen of Close-up, a portrait documentary about the UK’s most in-demand close-up and cabaret magician who would rather die on stage than quit performing. Short Sighted Cinema works to raise the profile of British short filmmaking through creative curation, engaging events and diverse collaborations, celebrating the very best emerging talent.

Tickets £8

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Motherhood and Leadership
Mar
14
10:30 AM10:30

Motherhood and Leadership

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Join Steph Dickinson in a discussion on transitioning into motherhood while leading the charity, Pie Factory Music. Steph will share funny stories and even a song or two while exploring issues of identity, team, boundaries, fear of missing out, and fear of not being missed.

Come along and engage in honest discussion with some belly laughs along the way, recognising that motherhood is the ultimate in leadership training.

This is a FREE event. You can book tickets here.

POW! relies on the generosity of individuals, sponsors, partners and funding bodies to help keep the festival as accessible as possible.

There are many ways you can help support and participate with POW! activities and programming.

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Wesele / The Wedding
Mar
14
8:00 PM20:00

Wesele / The Wedding

Image by Tanya McGeever

Image by Tanya McGeever

Welcome to the last Polish/English wedding before the borders close, where you, the audience, play the role of the wedding guests led by a charismatic Mistress of Ceremonies. Soon restrictions on mixed marriages will be implemented,but until then it’s keep calm and party on!

Wesele / Wedding is a participatory one woman show, made in the European tradition of absurdist political comedy.This collage of integration stories, raunchy wedding rituals and disco polo sing-alongs, peppered with Polish and Esperanto, interrogates the role of traditional values, family bonds and whether popular culture can bring us together.

Tickets £10

RECOMMENDED AGE 18+

Witajcie na ostatnim polsko brytyjskim weselu przed zamknięciem granic, z udziałem publiczności w roli gości weselnych i pod batutą profesjonalnej wodzirejki. Zanim wejdą w życie restrykcje odnośnie zawierania małżeństw mieszanych bawimy się na całego!

Wesele/ Wedding to show, w którym tradycyjne przyśpiewki, tańce i gry weselne, przeplatają sięz

anegdotami ze współczesnego życia emigracyjnego i refleksjami na temat roli tradycji w kształtowaniu tego, kim dziś jesteśmy.

Przy kieliszku słodkiej wódki dla każdego z gości, spróbujemy odpowiedzieć na pytanie, czy Polki wolą Anglików i czy disco polo pokona Brexit?

Show inspirowane dramatem Wyspiańskiego grane jest po angielsku i polsku, z akcentami

międzynarodowego języka Esperanto.

Tickets £10

RECOMMENDED AGE 18+


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The Mermaid’s Purse - MUSIC AND SPOKEN WORD NIGHT
Mar
15
7:30 PM19:30

The Mermaid’s Purse - MUSIC AND SPOKEN WORD NIGHT

The spirit of the sea and all its ancient, haunting majesty is celebrated with an evening of broken folk, spoken word and music in the spiritual surroundings of the Sailors Church.

Image by Alice Bryant

Image by Alice Bryant

Produced by jazz musician Jessica Lauren, performers include the spellbinding brokenfolk duo Lunatraktors, alongside Lizzie Bell, Daisy Beau and the award-winning poet Neelam Saredia-Brayley, whose set will reach out to the daughters of immigrants; mothers who stay, and their endless unconditional love; of girls who love girls; of girls who sing hurricanes away.

Please note that there are no toilets at this venue, but local cafe’s will have facilities available.

Tickets £10 IN ADVANCE, £12 ON THE DOOR (cash only on the door)

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THOTany Bay Club Night
Mar
15
to Mar 16

THOTany Bay Club Night

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Calling women of Thanet who want to dance, party, move, live and be free in a welcoming and safe environment. Many women can feel self-conscious or anxious about letting their hair down on nights out - now is the time to reclaim the dancefloor!

Hosted by Aoife Hanna this night is a true celebration of a girl’s night out for fierce feline friends but men are absolutely welcome! Let’s dance together, we are alive!

DJs: Creep Club, Amz, Ray of Pink Suits and Sink The Pink’s, Amy Zing.

Performances from Georgie Bee, Lucy Fizz, Victoria Sin.

Tickets £5 (ON THE DOOR ONLY)

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Women and Autism - Film
Mar
16
10:15 AM10:15

Women and Autism - Film

  • TURNER CONTEMPORARY, Foyle Rooms (map)
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A film made by the Kent Autistic Trust. It shows five women talking about how autism has affected their lives. Following the screening Marion Armstrong will share her experiences of living with the condition and answer any questions raised.

Wheelchair accessible venue

AGE RESTRICTION: 12+

This is a FREE event. You can book tickets here.


POW! relies on the generosity of individuals, sponsors, partners and funding bodies to help keep the festival as accessible as possible.

There are many ways you can help support and participate with POW! activities and programming.

If you enjoyed the festival and want to see it develop, you can DONATE directly to POW!

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Lunchtime Disco
Mar
16
12:00 PM12:00

Lunchtime Disco

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Performance artist Liene Steinberga Cesar invites everyone to enjoy daytime clubbing, a forgotten part of Margate’s glorious history.

Dates: 16th & 17th March 12pm-2pm

The venue is wheelchair accessible.


POW! relies on the generosity of individuals, sponsors, partners and funding bodies to help keep the festival as accessible as possible.

There are many ways you can help support and participate with POW! activities and programming.

If you enjoyed the festival and want to see it develop, you can DONATE directly to POW!

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A Safe Place – A RESPONSE TO VIRGIN TERRITORY
Mar
16
12:00 PM12:00

A Safe Place – A RESPONSE TO VIRGIN TERRITORY

  • TURNER CONTEMPORARY , Foyle rooms (map)
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Vincent Dance Theatre’s film installation explores the effect of sexual pressure on young women and girls. Following the screening of a scene from the film, Charlotte Vincent, Artistic Director of Vincent Dance Theatre, talks about the research and creative process of making Virgin Territory and how the company has used this and other pieces to introduce important issues to new audiences. She is joined by representatives of Oasis, the Medaille Trust, Not Buying It and other organisations concerned with women’s safety, in an exploration of how we can prevent and eradicate sexual violence.

Wheelchair accessible venue

This is a FREE event. You can book tickets here.

POW! relies on the generosity of individuals, sponsors, partners and funding bodies to help keep the festival as accessible as possible.

There are many ways you can help support and participate with POW! activities and programming.

If you enjoyed the festival and want to see it develop, you can DONATE directly to POW!

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Welcoming All Sisters: CONVERSATIONS AROUND FEMINISM WITH OUR TRANS AND NON BINARY SISTERS
Mar
16
2:15 PM14:15

Welcoming All Sisters: CONVERSATIONS AROUND FEMINISM WITH OUR TRANS AND NON BINARY SISTERS

  • TURNER CONTEMPORARY , Clore learning studio. (map)
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Join Margate’s Amy Zing of Sink the Pink in celebration of, and in conversation with, trans and non binary people.

Discussing their journeys and what feminism means to them is Margate baker, Gina Barker; business partner, Antonia Belcher; performer, Lucy Fizz; designer Kate Moross and First Dates star, Dani St James. Come along to hear their inspiring stories with conversations around feminism.

Wheelchair accessible venue

This is a FREE event. You can book tickets here.

POW! relies on the generosity of individuals, sponsors, partners and funding bodies to help keep the festival as accessible as possible.

There are many ways you can help support and participate with POW! activities and programming.

If you enjoyed the festival and want to see it develop, you can DONATE directly to POW!

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Cyst-er Act
Mar
16
4:00 PM16:00

Cyst-er Act

A messy, musical ritual –think Madame Ovary meets The Devils -probing into reproductive mishaps and monstrosities. What is it like to have your fallopian tube hacked off? Or to give birth to a 10lb cyst baby? The realm of the womb can be complex and bloody awesome. Based on personal experience Catherine Hoffmann and her poly-cysters uncover lost knowledge about women’s bodies told through ovary blues, punk, death metal and some gospel.

SATURDAY MARCH 16, 4PM - 5PM

£6 IN ADVANCE, £8 ON THE DOOR (cash only on the door)

RECOMMENDED AGE 16+

The venue is wheelchair accessible .

Image by Holly Revell

Image by Holly Revell

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Suffragette
Mar
16
7:30 PM19:30

Suffragette

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Suffragette is a one woman play by Geoff Lawson that recounts, in vivid dramatic detail, the struggle for women to secure the vote. A multitude of characters is brought brilliantly to life by the actor Anna Loveday. In turns, exciting, moving and funny, the play also includes live music and images from the time.

The venue is wheelchair accessible.

Tickets £15 IN ADVANCE, £17 ON THE DOOR and can be purchased directly from the venue via the button below.

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Jungle Girls
Mar
16
8:00 PM20:00

Jungle Girls

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Nanci & Phoebe are at the forefront of this generation’s jungle sounds.

Their fresh take on the genre breaks all conventions creating a new eclectic sound, mixing hip-hop flows, powerful and provoking lyrics, booming bass lines and stringent bluesy harmonies.

Urban online magazine Who’s Jack describe Nanci’s vocals as “powerful pipes to rival those of Adele and Florence Welch.” Phoebe’s lyrics encapsulate urban living which engage a politically, emotionally-aware audience.

Based in Brixton, the duo have been working closely with Congo Natty – aka Rebel MC who pioneered the jungle movement back in the 90s – since 2009, representing a unity that ignores race, age and social barriers.

With support from local female DJs, this is a party not to be missed.

The venue is wheelchair accessible.

Doors open at 8pm.

£10 IN ADVANCE, £12 ON THE DOOR (cash only on the door)


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Streetwalking - CIRCULAR WALK EXPLORING WOMEN IN PUBLIC SPACES
Mar
17
10:00 AM10:00

Streetwalking - CIRCULAR WALK EXPLORING WOMEN IN PUBLIC SPACES

What does literature have to say about us putting one foot in front of the other? What does it tell us about characters who do this?

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Join this fascinating street walk with academic Sonia Overall and take space to reflect on the nature of walking as a woman.

The event will include walking on uneven ground in places.

Young children in prams/buggies welcome.

Meet at 10am outside Turner Contemporary.

This is a FREE event. You can book tickets here.

POW! relies on the generosity of individuals, sponsors, partners and funding bodies to help keep the festival as accessible as possible.

There are many ways you can help support and participate with POW! activities and programming.

If you enjoyed the festival and want to see it develop, you can DONATE directly to POW!

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Lunchtime Disco
Mar
17
12:00 PM12:00

Lunchtime Disco

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Performance artist Liene Steinberga Cesar invites everyone to enjoy daytime clubbing, a forgotten part of Margate’s glorious history.

Dates: 16th & 17th March 12pm-2pm

The venue is wheelchair accessible.


POW! relies on the generosity of individuals, sponsors, partners and funding bodies to help keep the festival as accessible as possible.

There are many ways you can help support and participate with POW! activities and programming.

If you enjoyed the festival and want to see it develop, you can DONATE directly to POW!

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Misled Torpedo – A WORKSHOP BRUNCH EXPLORING THE LEGACY OF HEDY LAMARR
Mar
17
12:30 PM12:30

Misled Torpedo – A WORKSHOP BRUNCH EXPLORING THE LEGACY OF HEDY LAMARR

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Few people know that the Hollywood star and beauty, Hedy Lamarr, “the Angelina Jolie of her day,” was also an avid inventor and the person behind the advances in communication technology in the 1940s that led to today’s Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth.

As part of the series of Hedy Lamarr events, this workshop explores how traditional attitudes on what was expected of women means that, even today, we know little of her off-screen achievements, and asks how much has changed for women in the last 70 years.

This workshop accompanies an exhibition and screenings of her films.

Tickets WORKSHOP & BRUNCH £10

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Music and song writing workshop for young people
Mar
17
1:30 PM13:30

Music and song writing workshop for young people

Join performance poet and artist Brigitte Aphrodite for a workshop learning song writing, creative playtime and collective skill building for the revolution! No experience necessary.

Wheelchair accessible venue

This is a FREE event.


POW! relies on the generosity of individuals, sponsors, partners and funding bodies to help keep the festival as accessible as possible.

There are many ways you can help support and participate with POW! activities and programming.

If you enjoyed the festival and want to see it develop, you can DONATE directly to POW!

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The Fashion Chronicles: A BRIEF HISTORY OF WOMEN AND STYLE
Mar
17
3:00 PM15:00

The Fashion Chronicles: A BRIEF HISTORY OF WOMEN AND STYLE

Image by Fanni Williams

Image by Fanni Williams

From Eve’s fig leaf to Hillary Clinton’s pantsuit, the way we choose to clothe our bodies can carry layer upon layer of meaning. Across cultures and throughout history women have used clothing to signify power and status, to adorn and beautify, even to prop up or dismantle regimes.

In this illustrated talk, fashion historian Amber Butchart charts some of history’s boldest women, all of whom have a sartorial story to tell.

Tickets £6 IN ADVANCE, £8 ON THE DOOR (cash only on the door).

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The Parakeet Experience and POW! Closing Party
Mar
17
8:00 PM20:00

The Parakeet Experience and POW! Closing Party

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Closing the festival this year is Margate-based artist Brigitte Aphrodite who performs with music from Quiet Boy. Enter a world of electronic punk, amazing music and exotic birds as they stage a snapshot of their brand new show.

The show is a fantastical tale of a young girl’s quest to make a new kind of punk: a gentler punk - punk with empathy. A genre-crossing feast for the eyes, ears and heart, expect punk poetry, sparkly-sharp fashion, wild dance moves and storytelling as the show’s most riotous, fabulous and irresistible songs are performed.

The Parakeet Experience is followed by music from Thanet’s best loved women DJs and plenty of sparkle for the POW! closing party.

Please note that this event will be held in a part of the venue which is not wheelchair accessible.

Tickets £8, £5 CONCESSIONS


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