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BlackFest to shine the spotlight on powerhouse women of Liverpool in ‘HerStory’

Liverpool’s Black Arts organisation, BlackFest, will be showcasing oral histories and accounts from Merseyside’s ‘powerhouse women’ who have a ‘HerStory’ to share.

In recognition of International Women’s Day earlier this month, BlackFest have assembled a panel of artists and creatives who will be paying tribute to the women that have inspired their respective journeys and been a source of inspiration throughout each of their lives.

Through letters, recipes, poems, and articles that influenced change in society, the HerStories will shine the spotlight on Liverpool-based extraordinary women that have previously not been given the limelight.

The night will feature a retelling of an ‘action that influenced and changed the course of history’, which paved the way for future generations and many women of colour. BlackFest Director, Susan Goligher will also be sharing a letter from her family heirloom, which has fascinating links to American politics.

The panel will consist of Dr Leona Vaughn, Michelle Peterkin-Walker (Akoma Arts), Charlene Smith, Maria Paul (Nwoka Arts), Tracy Hylton, Claire Beerjeraz, and Leah Francis (Speak Woman Speak).

Jubeda Khatun, Artistic Director at BlackFest, said “We would like to bring the legacies of these powerhouse women to life. Join us while we celebrate women in many forms, as they hold us. We are asking for a minimum donation of £10 per ticket, with proceeds supporting local Liverpool female artists and women in our communities. Please give generously.”

‘HerStory’ will take place online at 7pm on Wednesday 31st March, 2021. Tickets are available now via Eventbrite.