Photos and videos Brian Whitehead
The opening event for this year’s POW! Festival took place at the Royal Victoria Pavilion in Ramsgate last night (March 6).
Hula hooping, singing and an array of ‘recycled’ costumes were featured as well as dancing, live music and drumming.
The event was attended, and opened, by Ramsgate mayor Raushan Ara.
Cllr Ara said: “I was delighted to launch the POW Thanets’ International Women’s Day art and culture festival, held for the first time in Ramsgate.
“A wonderfully large crowd turned up to celebrate this empowering festival, celebrating numerous local, talented women. I would like to thank festival director Jan Ryan and her team, for working so hard to make this such an excellent event. I would also like to wish POW every success, for many more years to come.”
Today (March 7) there is a POW! pop-up, women’s makers market at Radford House – the former Ramsgate fire station – in Effingham Street which runs until 5pm.
Hip hop artist Amy True opens a day celebrating women in soul music at Olby’s Soul Cafe in Margate’s King Street. An evening session from 7.30pm features Amy alongside drum ‘n’ bass DJ Mollie Collins and DJ Melody Kane.
Tickets £10 on the door.
A day of female explorers, artists and rebels is also being held at the Powell-Cotton Museum in Brchington until 5pm.
Find more events at https://www.powthanet.com/