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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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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 .

Please note that this event contains some nudity.

Image by Holly Revell

Image by Holly Revell

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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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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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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.

Image by Giles Smith

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.

 

Carol Cooper, writer of That Sinking Feeling.

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That Sinking Feeling - a two-act comedic play starring Kate Cooper and Sarita Plowman, directed by Rosie Snell

It’s 2029 and due to rising sea levels and the sheer weight of incoming London hipsters, the Isle of Thanet has fragmented and sunk to the ocean floor. Its former inhabitants drift around on rafts made from vintage and mid-century furnishings. Among them are menopausal Mags and her pregnant daughter Jenn ; afloat in Jenn’s birthing pool they're attempting to row to Dover, where Jenn can give birth and they can join the refugees fleeing broken Brexited Britain. Under a boiling sun, hot flushes and tempers mix with revelations about George from Droitwich, to create a perfect hormonal storm.

 

Lunatraktors

Image Peter Campbell Saunders

Image Peter Campbell Saunders

What's left when everything is taken away from us – our tools, technology and libraries, even our homes, communities and citizenship? What's left is what we have learned by heart and we can do with our bodies: our voices, hands and feet. Using techniques from body percussion, tap dance, overtone singing and physical theatre, performance duo Lunatraktors explore a set of British, Irish and Australian ballads to rediscover folk music as a queer space of personal and political transformation. Weaving the tragedy and comedy of these traditional tales with hypnotic acoustic percussion and harmonies, Lunatraktors create a genre-defying, "spellbinding" performance on the borders of music, theatre and live art.

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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.

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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