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A Bridge between Starshine and Clay: Poetry for Empowerment


19 September 2020 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm

United Kingdom
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Join Take One Action New Promoter Tanatsei Gambura for a poetry reading and writing workshop in response to a specially curated programme of short films (Jesa, Cause of Death and Carne).

Tanatsei is a poet, intermedia artist and cultural practitioner whose work explores anti-colonial approaches to identity and womanhood. This event – for women and non-binary people – will open up a discussion about sexuality and the present and historical consequences of patriarchal cultures.

Titled after a line in Lucille Clifton’s iconic poem, won’t you celebrate with me, the workshop will centre moments of victory and liberation in women’s daily struggles. The role of language and creativity in activism is put into focus in this practical exercise on resistance and self-empowerment.

Booking Information

This is a limited-capacity (advance registration required) event for women and non-binary participants only.

The workshop will be available as a read-only worksheet for D/deaf and hard-of-hearing participants.

No prior experience with poetry writing is necessary.

It is strongly encouraged that participants watch the short films programme, A Bridge between Starshine and Clay, prior to this workshop.


  1. Book your ticket for the short films in advance
  2. Register your place for this free workshop
  3. Start playing the films at 3:20pm on Sat 19 September
  4. Join us for the workshop straight after, at 4pm, on Sat 19 September



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