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Desert Isle Discs go POW! – IWD 2021 (09/03/2021)

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POW! Power of Women festival takes place on the ancient isle of Thanet which comprises Margate, Ramsgate Broadstairs & Birchington. ‘Composers on Film’ host Gemma Dempsey, herself a Ramsgatian, asked a number of the amazing women taking part to send her a voice memo introducing themselves, how they were involved in POW! and to nominate a track by their favourite female artist. Participants include writers, performers, a death doula, the creator of a crochet installation inspired by local ‘mermads’, a descendent of a suffragette and an archivist of Greenham Common, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year and begins with Amy Redmond, POW! Artistic Director.
Wonderful varied voices and an awesome playlist featuring:

Robyn with Rokysopp, Grace Petrie, Diana Ross, Sleater-Kinney, Tracey Chapman, Sara Bareilles, Patti Smith, The Raincoats, Betty Davis -along with a few chosen by Gemma – Dinah Shore, Chaka Khan and Nina Simone – Enjoy!

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