Exciting news and developments from POW!

It has been a few months since our last newsletter and we all hope you had a wonderful summer! Lots has been happening and we are incredibly excited to share our news.

The team has been working tirelessly since we last wrote to you, expanding and developing the festival and its team, securing funding and launching our exciting new brand.

Firstly we can now confirm POW!’s registered charity status - this is an important stage in the development of the festival and one we hope will help futureproof the event in the years to come.


We are very pleased to announce our new board of trustees who bring a wealth of experience, diverse skills set and a shared passion for POW! 

The new members are Deb Cartwright, CEO of Oasis Domestic Abuse Service; Zara McKenzie, Project Director of design firm HKD; Nod Miller, Professor of Innovation Studies and Rowena Tozer, Management Consultant.

POW! has also added further members to the management team. Joining Festival Director, Christina Clark-McQuaid and Programme Director, Jan Ryan are Marketing Manager, Jodie Nesling; Community Engagement Co-Ordinator, Rachel Connelly and Administrator, Lindsay Marsden.


We are excited to confirm, for the third year in a row, POW! has been awarded funding from Arts Council England (ACE). Funding has also been received from the Kent County Council members’ allowance.


POW! has undergone a makeover - we have a new strong black and pink logo and a modern,  mobile-ready website designed by festival contributor, Claire de Lune. Stay tuned for regular updates on the site as the final tweaks to a dynamic and inspiring arts programme are made. We look forward to sharing the news with you in the coming weeks. 


POW! Is absolutely committed to delivering a dynamic, vibrant and inclusive festival to the Thanet community and beyond. In order to do this we urgently need your help. Any donations we receive makes a profound difference.

A donation of £25 and we’ll send two free tickets to an event of your choice and an invitation to the programme preview which will be announced soon.

A donation of £10 would be welcomed and you would be invited to the programme preview. Any other donations would be warmly received and with heartfelt thanks.