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By Women
March 6 - 19, 2018
Location: Nice Things, Harbour Parade

Janie Grout exhibits paintings exploring the work of engineers and inventors including Charlotte Perriand, Ray Eames, Marion Mahler, Josephine Cochrane, Margaret Calvert and Enid Seeney. Janie's work adopts a wide range of media, often re-employing discarded paintings and printed material to create portraits of everyday objects in a loose, rapid style.
Private view on March 6 from 6pm to 9pm

Women's Work presents COMPLICIT
Wednesday March 7 - 11, 2018 
Opening hours 11pm - 4pm 
Opening party and Pre-WOW! Warm up on Friday 2 March from 7pm to 11pm
Location: Heimat 29, Honeysuckle Road

Women, people of colour, and other marginalised people, have to work socially and institutionally as well as in the studio in order to make work, to change the structures to allow them in and to educate others to help make their work visible and enduring. Womens Work is a fluid collective of artists, set builders, designers, musicians, teachers, writers, performers, poets and more.
No wheelchair access

International Women 1: Soroptimist Talk with Jan Tebbett and Carol Townsend
Thursday, March 8, 2018
1pm to 2pm
Location: Royal Temple Yacht Club

Soroptimist International are a global volunteer movement working together to transform the lives of women and girls. In this talk, Jan Tebbett and Carol Townsend introduce us to their work in Kenya on the Meru Women's Garden Project, as well as the other work they are involved in Internationally.
Tickets £5

International Women 2: A Talk with Karen Constantine
Friday, March 9, 2018
1pm to 2pm
 Location: Royal Temple Yacht Club

Cllr Karen Constantine was invited to Kurdistan, in September 2017 as part of the WK referendum monitoring team which helps to ensure a free and fair election process. Karen visited Erbil the capital, and Barderash during the referendum and became concerned about Kurdish people, refugees and the Yazidees who have been subjected to extreme persecution. Karen's talk, with short films and photographs, will help you to gain some understanding of the country's complex politics, the value of democracy and how women's and girls' rights are vulnerable and need protection.
Tickets £5

Finding Jane, A Journey with Mrs Pugin
Friday, March 9, 2018
2pm and 5pm (Workshop 2pm to 3:30pm, Reading 4pm to 5pm)
Location: Royal Temple Yacht Club

Ramsgate poet, Sarah Tait celebrates Jane Pugin's journey from impoverished widow and single mother-of- eight to her last years at St Augustine's when she was known locally as ’The Grand Old Lady of Ramsgate'.
This poetry workshop will give an insight into Jane Pugin's life, her rich contribution to Ramsgate's heritage, and her possible connections with other Ramsgate women of the time. (Workshop participants will have the opportunity to read their words at Sarah's later reading should they wish to do so).
Tickets £7.50

Listen to Sarah reading and performing work from her specially written collection Finding Jane– a poetic exploration of Jane Pugin's life and Ramsgate times.
The reading is open to all.
Free entry

Life Drawing Workshop, Changing Places
Saturday, March 10, 2018
12:30pm  to 3:30pm
Location: Ramsgate Music Hall

Have you ever avoided a life drawing class for fear of not being able to draw or knowing what to do? This is a session for everyone – not just artists!
Whether you are a sportswoman, performer, poet, designer or mathematician, come along and explore drawing through analysing the figure, understanding the skeletal structure better and viewing how the muscles and skin move. Celebrate our similarities and our differences through drawing.
Sign up and pay a reduced rate to draw and also become our model. You will be given guidance on poses and you can pose fully or semi nude depending on how comfortable you feel.
Tickets £10 / £8 for models

Drop in for Young Musicians
Saturday, March 10, 2018
2pm to 4pm
Location: Archive Home

Supported by St Lawrence College
Young women interested in music are invited to Pie Factory Music's Female Young Musicians' Drop In at Archive Home.
Come down to meet artist mentors for one-to-one advice, guidance and inspiration about life as a music professional and network with like- minded young performers. Bring a song you'd like some feedback on, a question about career pathways, or just come to meet some amazing people!
Age 14 - 21

The POWder Room - Ramsgate Music Hall
Sat, Mar 10, 2018 to Sun, Mar 11, 2018
(Doors open 7pm) 8pm to 2am
Location: Ramsgate Music Hall

A music extravaganza featuring a diverse array of fabulous artists spanning the generations and held at the UK’s best small venue.
An evening proudly celebrating great women in music past and present, as well as new artists looking to the future pushing boundaries and genres. The night will feature soul legend, Linda Lewis, one of Britain's most respected and talented singer songwriters, whose career spans more than four decades. With her five-octave vocal range, she has fused folk, soul, pop and reggae into a unique signature sound that is now an integral part of the pop music landscape.
Tipped as one to watch, Black Gold Buffalo, play ahead of the release of their debut album. Formed in 2014, they honed their style playing shows around London’s East End, then spent a year perfecting the production. Keziah Stilwell’s distinctive, fiery, often harrowing voice, combines with Marc Hayward’s, glistening, desert evoking guitar licks, which fuse with Hannah Holland and Joy Joseph’s throbbing rhythm section of new waves basslines, heavy 4/4 dance floor and afrobeats. Their first single Pearls Deep blends deviant rock 'n' roll with a brooding edge, an atmospheric return rich in allusion and dark artistry.’
They are joined by electronic musician Daisy Emily Warne, pianist and vocalist Emily Watts, composer and performer Lillian Henley and jazz artists Sabina Desir and Lizzie Bell. The house band consist of Frances Knight (piano), Josefina Cupido (percussion) and Alex Keen (bass). Jo Wallace, Jessica Lauren and Bernadette Hawkes are behind the decks.
Over 16s.
Tickets £10 in advance and £12 on the door.

SHE by Chris Avis
Sunday, March 11, 2018
11am, 12noon 
Location: York Street Gallery

Hear Chris Avis talk about her work and her inspiration for her exhibition of the in-depth exploration of not only mother and child, but of child and mother and how their relationship changes and develops as the child grows up and becomes an adult.
The sensitive use of the material and the complimentary quality of the photographs and video enable the works to flow together into one joyful narrative.
Tickets £7.50

Mothers Day Lunch at Archive, Ramsgate
Sunday, March 11, 2018
1pm, 3pm 
Location: Archive Homestore & Kitchen

Sample a range of vegan and vegetarian delicacies at one of Ramsgate's favourite cafes from a specially prepared menu to mark both POW! and Mothers' Day, whilst looking out over the iconic Ramsgate Harbour.
Tickets £25

Mirror, Mirror
Sunday, March 11, 2018
3:30pm, 5pm 
Location: Archive Homestore and Kitchen

This critically acclaimed play is a collage of the writing of some of Canada's foremost women writers (Margaret Atwood, Sylvia Fraser, Margaret Laurence, Alice Munro and Gabrielle Roy) selected and adapted by Patricia Mahoney for the stage to portray the complexities of female relationships, particularly the bond between mother and daughter.
The play reflects and celebrates the lives of girls and women. Readers for this special event are: Katharine Elvin, Miranda Peacock, 5ane Pulford and Lucy Warwicker with musical punctuation by guitarist, Jamie Moore.
Where: Around Ramsgate
When: All Day