Turner Contemporary are thrilled to be hosting the opening night of POW!
POW! is an annual 5 day festival across Margate, Ramsgate and Broadstairs, which co-incides with International Women’s Day on 8th March. The festival encourages community involvement in local arts and cultural activities, and profiles the work of local female artists.
In 2018, the third year of this festival, POW! Thanet has developed an exciting programme of artistic diversity and cultural engagement.
Take a look below at the POW! events that will be taking place at Turner Contemporary.
Events at Turner Contemporary
Medallion Making Workshop: Honouring Women's Achievements, Wednesday 7th March, 3.45 - 5.45pm, £6
Bridget McVey from Clayspace studios and artist Tracie Peisley invite women of all ages to a two-hour medallion making workshop at Turner Contemporary.
POW! Opening Night, Wednesday 7th March, 6 - 7pm, free entry
POW! 2018 opens with a spine tingling mass choir rendition of Milck's I Can’t Keep Quiet, featuring singers from Thanet, and a sound installation called VOICE 100 from sound artist Emily Peasgood.
Let Me Blow Ya Mind, Wednesday 7th March, 7 - 9pm, free entry
This interactive exhibition brings together local, national and international artists, confronting issues of identity, sexuality and female empowerment with a mischievous and irreverent twist,
Grooming, Consent and Assertiveness by Oasis Domestic Abuse Service, Family Workshop, Friday 9th March, 4 - 5.30pm, free
Interactive family workshop that focus on issues around consent, understanding the dangers and dynamics of grooming and the importance of assertiveness.
NOW: A Dialogue on Female Chinese Contemporary Art, Friday 9th March, 5.30 - 7pm, free
This event presents some of the most exciting film work being made by contemporary female Chinese artists as part of the collaborative programme NOW.
100 years and counting! Saturday 10th March, 10am - 5pm, £7.50 / £20
Join us for a day of talks, debate and discussion exploring how far we have come in the 100 years since women first got the vote, and where we go from here.
Landing Place - POW! Sunday 11th March, 1 - 4pm, free
An all-women line up of poets and spoken word artists, standing up to be heard in honour of International Women’s Day.
The Waste Land Works by Women, Sunday 11th March, 2 - 3.30pm, free
Take a guided walk around Journeys with The Waste Land, with a special emphasis on the work by female artists.
Vivien Eliot's involvement in The Waste Land - Talk, Sunday 18th March, 2 - 3.30pm, free
Join Ann Pasternak Slater for a talk about Eliots relationship with his first wife Vivien, and its impact on The Waste Land.