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Sun 17 Mar 2019

POW! Thanet returns this year with an exhilarating programme of arts and culture celebrating International Women’s Day.

The festival’s theme of Empowerment features an eclectic mix of events from a DnB rave-up at Ramsgate Music Hall to a profanity-inspired embroidery workshop at Walpole Bay Hotel.

Events will be happening across Broadstairs, Canterbury, Cliftonville, Margate and Ramsgate for the duration of the festival.

Launching the festival on International Women’s Day a procession of suffragette-inspired protestors carrying prodigious, handmade banners will be led by artist, Jessica Voorsanger with the Margate Social Choir performing at Turner Contemporary.

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At Turner Contemporary, there will also be:

Question Time
Saturday 9th March
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.
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Songs of Freedom
Saturday 9th March
A workshop combining hearts and voices in a gospel blues session, with celebrated jazz vocalist Sabina Desir.
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TAKE FLIGHT WITH United Mothers
Saturday 9th March
United Mothers invites you to come and experience your very own migratory route around the world at their interactive art installation.
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Maggie Gee - Blood, book launch
Sunday 10th March
Join author Maggie Gee in a discussion and reading of her new novel, Blood- the first to be set in East Kent. 
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Landing Place
Sunday 10th March
Ten poets each perform for ten minutes. Landing Place showcases a range of voices, with new readers alongside experienced performers, and occasional guests give other responses to poetry.
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Virgin Territory - Film Installation
Tuesday 12th - Thursday 14th March
Vincent Dance Theatre’s film installation takes an uncompromising look at our hyper-sexualised digital culture and its impact on girls and young women growing up today, ever more relevant since the emerging and continuing #MeToo movement. 
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Women and Autism - Film
Saturday 16th March
A film made by the Kent Autistic Trust. It shows five women talking about how autism has affected their lives. 
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A Safe Place – A RESPONSE TO VIRGIN TERRITORY
Saturday 16th March
Vincent Dance Theatre’s film installation explores the effect of sexual pressure on young women and girls. 
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Welcoming All Sisters: CONVERSATIONS AROUND FEMINISM WITH OUR TRANS AND NON BINARY SISTERS
Saturday 16th March
Join Margate’s Amy Zing of Sink the Pink in celebration of, and in conversation with, trans and non binary people.
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Cyst-er Act
Saturday 16th March
A messy, musical ritual –think Madame Ovary meets The Devils -probing into reproductive mishaps and monstrosities. 
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Streetwalking - CIRCULAR WALK EXPLORING WOMEN IN PUBLIC SPACES
Sunday 17th March
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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The Fashion Chronicles: A BRIEF HISTORY OF WOMEN AND STYLE
Sunday 17th March
In this illustrated talk, fashion historian Amber Butchart charts some of history’s boldest women, all of whom have a sartorial story to tell.
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Discover all the events happening during this festival of arts and culture celebrating and exploring issues around Feminism, Women and Girls at powthanet.com.