POW! festival is Thanet’s major annual multidisciplinary arts festival, celebrating woman and International Women’s Day through art and performance.
The festival brings live music, comedy, spoken word, drama, cabaret and more to the area, with many free events and unique experiences to discover.
Highlights include the brand new stand-up show from nationally-renowned comic Kerry Godliman at the Theatre Royal, and cult jewellery brand Tatty Devine taking over Margate Arts school housed in the old Woolworths building on Margate High Street with create-your-own-jewellery workshops.
Scary Little Girls are presenting Salon du Chocolat, the ultimate evening of luxury, with storytelling and chocolates, celebrating the relationship between cocoa nibs and forbidden literature from authors such as Lord Byron and Angela Carter.
Join the Cocoa Butter Club in a celebration of the best QTIPOC (Queer, Transgender and Intersex People of Colour) cabaret the world has to offer.
Experience Freedom Road, a spellbinding performance by Jessica Lauren and Sabina Desir at Turner Contemporary, honouring those from the American South’s Civil Rights movement who sought a better future, travelling the freedom road through jazz, soul and spiritual songs.
There’s so much to discover. Check out the full line up at powthanet.com
POW! stands for Power of Women and prides itself in being a truly inclusive festival. There are events for children, young people, families, individuals, groups, and people from all walks of life.
The whole community is welcome. Invite your neighbours, your classmates, your nan; everyone is welcome!
The festival covers Ramsgate, Margate and Broadstairs – and this year, for the first time, the Powell Cotton Museum in Birchington – and runs from Friday, March 6 until Sunday, March 15, with daytime and evening events.
The line up includes local talent, nationally-renowned stars, and community groups.
This year’s theme is Re-imagining the Future, and the whole POW! team invite you to come and imagine a better, more equal future for all.
Visit powthanet.com to find out more and book your tickets.
Be inspired this spring by the Power of Women!