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    Poems of Sisterhood and Solidarity

    Sat 25 Sep, 4.30pm UTC
    Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall
    Literature & poetry
    £10
    past event
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    Poet Mona Arshi
    Karolina Heller

    Hear a selection of new poems on the themes of sisterhood and solidarity, hosted by Forward Prize-winning writer Mona Arshi.

    This evening is curated by Rachel Long, poet and founder of Octavia, the poetry collective for women of colour.

    Works, including poetry, dance and film, are performed live by members of Octavia and friends: Amaal Said, Safiya Kinshasa, Ankita Saxena and Warda Yassin.

    The works have been commissioned especially for Common Currency, English PEN's year-long programme celebrating their centenary.

    Produced in partnership with English PEN.

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    Age recommendation/restriction

    For ages 16+

    Dates & times

    Sat 25 Sep, 4.30pm UTC

    Price

    • Standard entry£10*
    • Concessions25%**


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