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Wed 8 - Sat 11 Mar 2017

POW! Thanet's International Women's Day festival brings together fifty events over four days across the three main towns of Thanet. This year, their theme Movers and Makers has been chosen especially to tie in with Entangled: Threads & Making which features over 40 international women artists at Turner Contemporary. 

Plan your four days of POW! and download their programme to see all of the activities taking place across Thanet.

Here's your guide to what's happening at Turner Contemporary during POW! Thanet - from performances to walking tours to a toolkit for teenagers, there's something for everyone. 

All events, unless stated otherwise, should be booked through Brown Paper tickets. You'll need to keep a digital copy of your ticket or print it out at home. 

On Wednesday 8 March join us to celebrate International Women's Day and the launch of POW! Thanet The gallery will be open until 8pm with celebrations of women in hip hop, a talk designed to dispel misconceptions about domestic abuse and the launch reception. At 7pm a dance battle will take place between the best female break dancers in the UK and their male partners. 

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At the gallery on Thursday 9 March, be part of an immersive performance at 1pm which invites the audience as job applicants to explore and examine the plight of women in business. At 4pm watch classical and contemporary Indian dance with virtuouso dancers - Arunima Kumar and Ash Mukherjee. Presented by Equator WOW, the show is themed around the power of women and Indian Goddesses in Indian mythology. 

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In the afternoon on Friday 10 March, Gemma Cairney's big yellow bus will arrive outside the gallery as part of a nationwide tour. Whether you're in your teens or an accompanying adult, come on board and meet television and radio personality, journalist and team ambassador, Gemma Cairney. At 5pm join Gemma in a panel discussion as she launches her book, OPEN: A toolkit for how magic and messed up life can be. She will be joined by three women writers who are discussing "all the big, bad and beautiful things that growing up is all about."

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POW! Thanet draws to a close on Saturday 11 March. Ahead of Journeys with the Wasteland, due to take place at Turner Contemporary in Spring 2018, join a walking tour at 11am designed to celebrate Vivienne Haigh-Wood Eliot's fascinating influence on the writing of TS Eliot's poem The Waste Land with sited readings. At 2pm watch the premiere of BIRDS, a sung and spoken word piece that observes female behaviour through the lens of a documentary film narrator. Join percussionist, composer and bandleader Bex Burch at 2.30pm for an Oscillate session featuring performance and discussion. 

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From talks to mindfulness sessions to plays and cabaret to yoga, explore all that's happening during POW! Thanet across Thanet here

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