Sponsored: Line up for Power of Women Festival 2023 announced

Power of Women festival 2023

Arts and gender equality charity Power of Women (previously POW! Thanet) have announced their full line up for Power of Women Festival 2023, including a Digital Festival and Fringe Festival, which are running throughout March. Over 40 events have been announced so far, with events happening across Thanet and online. Explore the full line up at powthanet.com/events

Events include live music, dance, art exhibitions, photography, performance, film, poetry, hula hooping, and events exploring nature, with most being free entry, and for all ages and genders.

Power of Women Festival’s 2023 headliner is powerful soulful singer Denai Moore, being supported by Ziah Ziah, Sophie Stirling and Institute Collective at St Luke’s Church in Ramsgate on Saturday 11th March. Tickets are available here.

You can take part in creative workshops including wool and knit collage, make your beach clean monsters for kids, DIY sensory toys for all ages, and an online creative wellbeing workshop.

Activity workshops and classes include pole fitness for all genders, a gardening taster session at Windmill Community Gardens, hula hooping for all ages, and a fitness session in Margate Caves.

Exhibitions are running throughout Thanet that you can explore for free, by artists from Thanet’s neurodivergent community and Broadstairs College students, as well as an exhibition exploring the art of knit and crochet. There are three big Youth Art Trails in Broadstairs, Ramsgate and Margate, with the artwork by young people from Thanet displayed in shop windows for everyone to enjoy.

Special events for children and families include a morning music group for babies and toddlers, a dance rave for children, silly olympics, and a singing group for babies and their parents and carers.

Power of Women Festival 2023 launches officially on Wednesday 8th March, International Women’s Day, with a sponsored swim at Viking Bay followed by an opening celebration at the Pavilion in Broadstairs starring performer Brigitte Aphrodite, poet Sarah Tait, and students from Broadstairs College.

In the build up to the main festival will be POW Digital Festival, with online events hosted by sex educator Ruby Rare featuring writer Liv Little, Thanet-based artists with experience of neurodiversity, POW’s Young Producers, and Francesca Ter-berg and Marina GB from Ladies Pub Music.

Power of Women Festival 2023 will run from Wednesday 8th March to Sunday 12th March. The festival’s theme for 2023 is Joy and Celebration. Power of Women Festival 2023 celebrates the power of the arts and community through ten days of inclusive events in-person and online, followed by a Fringe Festival programmed by local people and supported by POW that continues throughout March. There are over 75 events to enjoy across the full POW programme. All ages and genders are welcome.

Vicki Salmi

Power of Women is proud to be supported this year by Arts Council England, The Gibbons Family Trust, Kent Community Foundation, The Dulverton Trust, Amity Fund, Postcode Society Trust, Colyer Fergusson Charitable Trust, Foyle Foundation, Ramsgate Town Council.

Explore the full line up for Power of Women Festival 2023 at powthanet.com/events

Power of Women Festival is Thanet’s major annual multidisciplinary arts festival celebrating International Women’s Day, bringing together artists, venues and organisations across Thanet to showcase empowering events for everyone to enjoy including performances, exhibitions, workshops, talks and opportunities to get involved. Power of Women Festival celebrates the power of women and female creativity, and explores women’s issues and feminism – and they welcome people of all genders to join in and enjoy their work.

To find out more about Power of Women Festival 2023, visit www.powthanet.com


  1. here we go again , another worthless cause to throw money at. the biggest free money handout scam ever this bulls*it

  2. Why is the word “inclusion” so problematic for some? I’m know it’s an education thing but so many are shut off to the facts and the issues in society they believe anything “inclusive” is against men, or whites people or able bodied people, it’s ridiculous, they are missing the point why we need these events in the first place.

    Anyone that thinks there aren’t issues in society with what women have to put up with daily, or issues facing disabled or minorities you just are refusing to pay attention.

    We take so much for granted it’s easy to pretend others can’t possibly still face issues due to a characteristic…. Unfortunately they do.

    I say this as a middle aged white male.

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