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Syd and Sylvia
Mar
8
9:30 PM21:30

Syd and Sylvia

Eastbourne, 1987. Infamous  club owner / compère Syd and his long-suffering singer / entertainer wife Sylvia, have been performing the same  old  routines at their working men's club for 15 years. However, after taking up an evening class in Women's Studies, Sylvia has been taking liberties with some of the material, much to the disapproval of her abusive husband. Re-imagined karaoke lyrics, cheesy keyboard playing and bad jokes sit alongside harrowing anecdotes of misogyny and sexual assault in this one-woman show about control, expectation and the crap that women face every day.

Limited wheelchair access.

9.30pm start

Tickets £8

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Barb Jungr – The Pavilion, Broadstairs
Mar
8
8:00 PM20:00

Barb Jungr – The Pavilion, Broadstairs

Legendary singer/songwriter Barb Jungr headlines Thursday night in what promises to be a magical evening as she sings from her classic album, Every Grain of Sand.

Barb Jungr’s first album of Bob Dylan songs has deservedly become a cult classic and has won her a dedicated fan base from around the world. The album even boasts celebrity fans including Julian Clary, Alexei Sayle and Maggie Steed, with Jeremy Irons naming it as one of the must-have albums on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs.

Described by critics as magnificent, mesmerizing and magical, Barb has built a formidable reputation as an international live performer and recording artiste. She has perfected the art of interpretation to such a level that listeners are often astonished to discover that well-known songs that they thought they knew, have been wonderfully transformed and very often elevated when Barb weaves her magic spell. For four consecutive years (2008 through to 2011) Barb has ranked at the top of Time Out, New York’s best cabaret awards, for her mesmerizing shows, and in 2008 she also received the Nightlife Award for Outstanding Cabaret Vocalist.

 

"The top rank of jazz singers. A true musical alchemist. She is truly a marvel who should not be missed.” The Telegraph

"one of the best interpreters of Jacques Brel and Bob Dylan anywhere on this angst ridden planet today.” The Village Voice USA

“Possibly our best interpreter of Dylan’s songs” ~ Billy Bragg

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A Council Estate of Mind
Mar
8
6:00 PM18:00

A Council Estate of Mind

All pre-booked tickets for this event have now sold out but there may be some availability on the door.
As this is a free event, all ticket holders are requested to arrive ten minutes before the advertised start time. After this time we cannot guarantee your place will be available.

Join us for a special screening of Charmaine Hawthorne's semi- autobiographical short comedy/drama, Doves, shot on location in Margate.

Followed by a panel-led discussion to highlight the launch of her wider project A Council Estate of Mind which explores the social and cultural experiences of women who grew up on council estates and how this has impacted and shaped their identities.

Limited wheelchair access.

6 to 7pm

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Somatic Grammar
Mar
8
to Mar 13

Somatic Grammar

Through a series of conversations involving the acts of eating and cleaning, we explore actions, reactions and consequences.

With undertones of sexuality and the human form, loss of control and the struggle to regain it, we probe whether the marks that actions in life leave on us can ever be erased. Developed as a collaboration with artists Miriam Kilpatrick and Paolo Fiorentini, Ray Prendergast uses performance, video and photos with the potential for them to evolve into performance  installation.

March 9 - 13th

Opening hours 11am-5pm.

Private view on March 8 from 5 to 9pm

Supported by Pie Factory Margate

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The Cat Ladies
Mar
8
to Mar 13

The Cat Ladies

In her series The Cat Ladies, Kirsty McKenzie creates paradoxical images of beauty and awkwardness, social and antisocial themes. She explores lesbian relationships versus the solitary nature of cats, using the technique of partially blind contour drawings and paintings, to create distortions and a tension between improvisation and control.

Kirsty McKenzie is an interdisciplinary artist, and prolifically creates paintings, drawings, collages, costumes, sound and video installations, as well as her own universe. Her work is often figurative depicting portraits of colourful characters with prominent queer and feminist themes. She employs a child-like exuberance with simplification and distortion of forms, and a brazen use of colour, and infuses strong themes of addiction, obsession, and mental health with a sense of humour. In her series The Cat Ladies, McKenzie creates paradoxical images of beauty and awkwardness, social and antisocial themes. She explores lesbian relationships versus the solitary nature of cats, using the technique of partially blind contour drawings & paintings, to create distortions and a tension between improvisation and control. 

March 9 - 13

Opening hours 11am-5pm.

Private view on March 8 from 5 to 9pm

Supported by Pie Factory Margate

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Dress Up and Write Workshop presented by Maggie Harris in collaboration with The Vintage Wardrobe
Mar
8
2:30 PM14:30

Dress Up and Write Workshop presented by Maggie Harris in collaboration with The Vintage Wardrobe

Come dressed in your favourite outfit whether it's DMs and lace, trainers and ripped jeans, beads, feathers, red leather or 50s circle skirts, whatever floats your boat.

If you're too shy to walk in dressed up, bring your gear in a bag and get changed here! And if you are short of ideas, Ashley Brown from The Vintage Wardrobe will be there with plenty for you to try on! Explore how it feels to be a woman now through discussion, poetry and song, and create a performance piece to be shared at the end of the session.

Age 14+

Tickets £6

2.30 to 4.30pm

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International Women 1:  Soroptimist Talk with Jan Tebbett and Carol Townsend
Mar
8
1:00 PM13:00

International Women 1: Soroptimist Talk with Jan Tebbett and Carol Townsend

Soroptimist International are a global volunteer movement working together to transform the lives of women and girls. In this talk, Jan Tebbett and Carol Townsend introduce us to their work in Kenya on the Meru Women's Garden Project, as well as the other work they are involved in Internationally.

1 to 2pm

Tickets £5

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Women Writing Panel presented by BroadstairsLit at The Pavilion, Broadstairs
Mar
8
11:00 AM11:00

Women Writing Panel presented by BroadstairsLit at The Pavilion, Broadstairs

Bring your questions to a panel of top women writers and hear about their working methods and sources of inspiration. Authors include Elaine Everest (The Butlins Girls¸ The Woolworths Girls). Maggie Harris, award- winning poet and prose writer. Julie Wassmer (More Than Just Coincidence¸ The Whitstable Pearl Mystery series). Sonia Overall,

(A  Likeness  and  The Realm of Shells). Chaired by Jane Wenham-Jones, novelist, journalist, columnist and non-fiction writer, the discussion will be followed by book signings and a chance to mingle.

11am to 1pm

Tickets £6 which includes hot drink and a piece of cake

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