But We Are Still Here, Octavia @ Tate Modern

BUT WE ARE STILL HERE

OCTAVIA POETRY COLLECTIVE

 

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 themes of But we are Still Here.

Rachel Long, Sarah Lasoye (performing work by Victoria Adukwei Bulley) and Amaal Said will perform these works in response to Rhythm 0 by Marina Abramovich, Monument 1980–1 by Susan Hiller and Pavilion Suspended in a Room I by Cristina Iglesias.

Octavia is a poetry collective for women of colour led by Rachel Long and housed at Southbank Centre.

Susan Hiller, ‘Monument’ 1980–1
Susan Hiller
Monument 1980–1
Tate
© Susan Hiller
Cristina Iglesias, ‘Pavilion Suspended in a Room I’ 2005

Cristina Iglesias
Pavilion Suspended in a Room I 2005
Tate
© Cristina Iglesias

TATE MODERN

Performances take place in the Blavatnik Building near the artworks which inspired them on display in Level 0: VoicesLevel 2: Between Object and Architecture and Level 3: Performer and Participant

Bankside
London SE1 9TG
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DATE & TIME

25 November 2017 at 16.00–17.00

Drop-in, no booking necessary

 

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http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/tate-exchange/workshop/we-are-still-here/octavia-poetry-collective

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Octavia Poetry return to Southbank Centre

Josette and Hibaq

The incredible Octavia Poetry Collective will be performing Southbank Centre as part of Strive Festival 2016 on Saturday 6th August, 8-9pm.
Strive is a fantastic festival for and curated by young creatives.
Tickets are just £5, and there are 50% off concessions too. A bargain really for the show we have in store.

http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats…/octavia-poetry-97793

Octavia Celebrating WOW at The Poetry Library

 

Josette and Hibaq

See the canon differently at an event celebrating unsung women poets and up-and-coming stars.

Octavia is a poetry group of women of colour, led by Rachel Long. The group explores issues of intersectionality, sexuality, and the representation of women of colour.

The group explores issues of intersectionality, sexuality, and the representation of women of colour.

The women have also been working with Poetry Library librarians to discover some of the hidden heroines of poetry. They highlight the significance of their voices both on stage and in a resource at the event.

Free but booking essential. Emailspecialedition@poetrylibrary.org.uk to reserve your place.

This event is supported by Apples and Snakes.
http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/octavia-poetry-100150