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POW! Opening Night at Turner Contemporary

  • Turner Contemporary Rendezvous Margate, England, CT9 United Kingdom (map)

I Can't Keep Quiet by the POW! Festival Choir

 Led by Emily Watts from Music for Change, POW! 2018 opens with a spine tingling mass choir rendition of Milck's I Can’t Keep Quiet, featuring singers from all over Thanet who have come together in a specially formed POW! Festival Choir. The song went viral in 2017 as people across the world joined together to protest the WS administration's threatening action on global liberty and women's rights. I Can’t Keep Quiet became the anthem for

the movement and has quickly become a powerful expression of female empowerment with its unifying message of hope for young and old of all genders. Come and join in - this is a song for all of us who can't keep quiet!

VOICE 1OO   by Emily Peasgood (Premiere)

 Commissioned by POW! to celebrate 100 years since women were first granted the vote, VOICE 100 is a sound installation and musical composition from award-winning sound artist and composer, Emily Peasgood.

Featuring the recorded voices of 100 children and adults who share their experiences, this powerful and provocative artwork is at the very heart of POW! The artist has also created a short anthem that will be sung by the Festival  Choir.

Both events from 6 to 7pm.