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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.

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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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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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.


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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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.

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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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.

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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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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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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