Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Nasty Women UK + Salena Godden collaboration coming soon...


RED
new work by
Salena Godden

Poetry film donated to the Nasty Women UK major London art show at Stour Space, Hackney Wick, September 22nd-24th 2017

Salena Godden, one of the UK’s most iconic poets, has stepped forward to donate her latest poem RED in a collaboration with Nasty Women UK. This piece has been written and filmed in response to the tampon tax and period poverty. RED will be published by Nasty Women UK and released soon ... watch this space and follow @NastyWomenUK 

Nasty Women is a global art movement that serves to demonstrate solidarity among artists who identify with being a Nasty Woman in the face of threats to roll back women’s rights, individual rights, and abortion rights. With over 40 events across the globe Nasty Women Exhibitions also serve to support organizations defending these rights and to be a platform for organization and resistance.


The Nasty Women UK inaugural event on 22-24 September is an art exhibition and weekend of talks, comedy, spoken word, live music and workshops. The exhibition includes 2D work, sculpture, sound installations, street art, performance, political baked goods and an immersive art installation where visitors will be able to create their own artwork in Virtual Reality. The exhibition also includes a VR experience that re-creates instances of sexism and street harassment and aims to give men and women a visceral understanding of what it’s really like to be attacked in the street or on public transport just because you are a woman. All artworks will be for sale, with prices ranging from £5 to £500. All proceeds will be donated End Violence Against Women, a leading coalition of specialist women’s support services, researchers, activists, survivors and NGOs working to end violence against women and girls in all its forms.


www.nastywomenuk.com

Get involved. . . 
Call for submissions deadline Sept 9th.









MORE FESTIVALS & GIGS & PARTIES 

AUGUST 25: EDINBURGH BOOK FESTIVAL - NEU REEKIE

SEPT 7-10: PORTMERION, FESTIVAL NO. 6 - TONGUE FU & IRVINE WELSH

SEPT 14: HASTINGS, THE WHOLE SHEBANG - EMMA JOLIFFE

SEPT 16: KIRKCALDY, TAE SUP WI' A FIFER  - JAMES YORKSTON

SEPT 24: NASTY WOMEN EXHIBITION, HACKNEY WICK

SEPT 29: KENT, SMALL WONDER FESTIVAL - NIKESH SHUKLA  

OCT 18: BRISTOL, FESTIVAL OF FUTURE CITY

OCT 28: LEWES FILMPOEM FESTIVAL 




Salena Godden PIW profile + 5 poems



BBC Culture


features film + interview + 'Princess Leslie' excerpt from 'Springfield Road'

BBC Culture Facebook page



'Salena’s Bookshoppe' -  http://salenagodden.bigcartel.com