But We Are Still Here, Octavia @ Tate Modern

BUT WE ARE STILL HERE OCTAVIA POETRY COLLECTIVE 25 NOVEMBER 2017 AT 16.00–17.00   Heather Agyepong Yaa 2017 (detail)   A performance of new works commissioned in response to the Tate Modern collection and But we are Still Here Join Octavia Poetry Collective as they perform new works created as personal responses to the Tate collection, through the…

Octavia Poetry at Serpentine Galleries

Ideas Through Art: Poetry from the Personal Octavia Poetry Collective will lead a workshop for educators exploring poetry as a method to understand and develop personal identities. ‘Leading out of current discourse around migration, movement and identity, the workshop will create a space to explore how we individually and collectively see and understand the world….

Octavia on BBC World Service

Octavia – Poetry Community for Women of Colour featured on BBC World Service‘s Cultural Frontline show yesterday afternoon. We discuss writing, the body, language, representation, and Octavia members, Amaal Said & Sunayana Bhargava read a powerful poem encompassing all of these themes. You can listen to it here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03x7892  

The Rich Mix Anniversary Comrade

The Rich Mix Anniversary Camarade May Monday 2nd : 6pm : Free entry http://www.theenemiesproject.com/richmixcamarade May 2nd : 6pm : Free Entry http://richmix.org.uk/events/spoken-word/rich-mix-anniversary-camarade at Rich Mix 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA To celebrate the ten year anniversary of Rich Mix a special celebratory Camarade event will bring together some of the best known pairs from the series, all of whom…

Octavia’s Ten Minute Takeover of the Arts Emergency Podcast

The brand new Arts Emergency Podcast has arrived! Check it out on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/…/the-arts-emergency…/id1044115346…) and Soundcloud (https://soundcloud.com/arts-emergency/ep13). This month, we’re talking vulnerability, gratitude and life-defining moments. With stories from playwright and producer Deborah Pearson and Ninjatune signing Throwing Shade. Octavia Poetry takeover the podcast for a whole ten minutes to share some of their work…