Bold Bodies: Exploring Bodyhood | Free Word

9 May 2019
19:00 - 21:00

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A poetry workshop led by Ruth Sutoyé


Join us for a workshop that looks at femininity, masculinity and the body of the black womxn, building on the ideas explored in Bald Black Girl(s), an innovative multi-disciplinary project investigating the narratives of womxn who choose to shave their heads, supported by Free WordArts Council England and Roundhouse.

Ruth Sutoyé, the poet and visual artist behind Bald Black Girl(s), will lead a series of activities that explore perceptions of black womxn’s bodies, and discuss the power and politics of the black barbershop. Participants will be encouraged to use images, autobiographical stories and poems as a catalyst to examine relationships with language, self-expression and how we present ourselves in society.

Ruth Sutoyé is a poet, creative producer and visual artist. She is a Roundhouse Resident Artist, Barbican Young Poet alumna, has performed at St Paul’s Catherdral and Lagos International Poetry Festival, and is currently one of London’s Boat Poets-in-Residence.

 

Graphic Design: Denny Kaulbach

9 May 2019
19:00 - 21:00
£3

Free Word

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Ruth Sutoyé

Poet, creative producer and visual artist

Ruth Sutoyé is a poet, creative producer and visual artist. She is a Roundhouse Resident Artist, Barbican Young Poet alumna and currently one of London's Boat Poets-in-Residence, supported by Arts Council England & Thames Festival Trust. Her work has featured in several publications and platforms including Peepal Tree Press, Kabaka Magazine, True Africa, Bad Betty Press and The Cob Gallery. Ruth employs an archival approach to her work and has performed across the UK and abroad, gracing stages including St Paul's Cathedral and Lagos International Poetry Festival. 'Bald Black Girl(s) is her debut exhibition supported by Arts Council England, Free Word & Roundhouse.

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