Raise the Bar presents ‘Still I Rise: Poetry and Resistance’, an evening of performances demonstrating the power and role of poetry in shaping resistance movements, coinciding with Arnolfini’s current exhibition.
Headlining the superb line up are Travis Alabanza (pictured), Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan and Birdspeed. The event will hosted by Bristol’s City Poet, Vanessa Kisuule.
“Still I Rise: Feminisms, Gender, Resistance – Act 3″ is a timely exhibition focusing on the his/herstory of resistance movements and alternative forms of living from a gendered perspective. This major group exhibition looks at resistance across different times, places and scales: from the domestic sphere to large-scale uprisings. Highlighting the experiences of women and celebrating their triumphs, Still I Rise shows how the struggle for liberation is ongoing – and hard-won. At Arnolfini, Still I Rise also responds to local conversations about Bristol’s legacy in the Transatlantic Slave Trade by focusing on black feminist artwork and activism.”
Photo credit: Jay Lee