A Spotlight on Herstory

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Poetry and women’s stories from Newcastle

This is a free online event hosted on the British Library platform. Bookers are sent a link in advance giving access and can watch at any time for 48 hours after the start time.
Leading poetry producers Poet in the City and the British Library present a special event as part of their Collections in Verse collaboration. 
Meet Newcastle based poets, Degna Stone, Ellen Moran and Sky Hawkins and hear their new poetry inspired by the British Library exhibition Unfinished Business. From bodily autonomy and the right to education, to self-expression and protest, the exhibition explores how feminist activism in the UK has its roots in the complex history of women’s rights. 
Dive in to the poets’ explorations in to the intersection of class and feminism, body image in mainstream media and creating a manifesto for the seventh generation. 
Despite the disruption of pandemic, the three brilliant poets have been working across Fenham, East and West End with branch libraries and organisations such as Children’s Society Women’s Group and Tyneside Women and Girls to capture stories that inspire their newly commissioned poetry.
Collections in Verse is a long-standing collaboration between Poet in the City, the British Library and library services across the UK. Working closely with local communities, curators and artists in the North, South East and South West, Poet in the City is commissioning new poetry and creating events across England to tell the story of British Library exhibitions – whether the theme is Windrush, the Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms or the fight for women’s rights.
Collections in Verse is funded by Arts Council England

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Name: A Spotlight on Herstory
Where: Entrance Hall
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Price: Free Event: £0.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546