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The Persisters Present: Holding the Line, A Feminist Poetry Jamboree
Sat, April 8, 2017, 3:00 PM – 11:59 PM BST
‘Holding the Line’ will be a day of artistic activism and excellence, fund-raising and spirit-raising.
During the day, well-known poets will perform alongside newer poets in a series of sponsored poetry readings about women, their lives and their rights. This will take place from 3pm to 8pm. We've got some wonderful names lined up already!
From 8pm onwards, invited guests will lead us into an evening of live music, comedy, poetry and mayhem, culminating in a party with more music and dancing. There will be wild words, balloon animals and a cocktail created specially for the occasion!
Entry is free. Please join us for poetry, play, laughter and conversation. All proceeds to Women’s Aid and International Planned Parenthood. There will be opportunities to sponsor poets, and to make donations on the day.
ABOUT THE PERSISTERS
The Persisters is a newly established network of feminist poets and artists. We are intersectional and inclusive. We are concerned about the turning tide in the rights of women and all minorities.
We are harnessing our collective skills as poets, artists and wordsmiths to create community and combat the erosion of hard-won freedoms fought for and earned over many decades.
We want to celebrate, enjoy and secure those gains, and to support the struggle to extend those rights to all women. We believe in art as dialogue, celebration and resistance. We also believe in getting together for a party.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.