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    The Poetry Snack Club with Dhaqan Collective

    free
    Sun 31 Oct, 2.30pm
    Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer
    Literature & poetry
    past event
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    Dhaqan Collective
    Dhaqan Collective

    Together with poet Asmaa Jama and a group of Somali elders, journey through food into conversations and poetry centred around intergenerational friendship.

    Come together with the Dhaqan Collective, a feminist art group of Somali women, over a curated tasting of snacks and treats.

    The collective, consisting of artists Fozia Ismail, Ayan Cilmi and Asmaa Jama, works to center the voices of women and elders in their community.

    Join them as they conversationally chop up friendship, food and the ways these weave together over borders and Somali generations.

    Need to know

    Your ticket includes admission to watch the poetry along with a box of snacks to be consumed throughout the event.

    We can't cater to individual dietary requirements, but all snacks are suitable for vegetarians. Allergen information is available to view on the day.

    Dates & times

    Sun 31 Oct, 2.30pm

    Price

    • Standard entryFree, but ticketed

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