Date: Friday 01 March 2024
Opening times: 18:00 - 21:30
Venue: Bristol Folk House
Ticket Price: From 10.00 pay what you feel
Doors 6pm / Poetry 7pm - 9.30pm
‘Poetry For Peace’ is a fundraising event calling in peace for Palestine.
Throughout the evening we will hear many compelling and heart-felt poems by various poets in the community including; Sukina Noor, Iman Sultan West, Rosina Buck,
Sennen Uma, China Blue Fish & Lildonia.
Please arrive early so that you can settle into the space, connect with other like-hearted beings, and of course treat yourself to some cake. All proceeds will go directly to the Amos Trust: Gaza Emergency Appeal. www.amostrust.org/palestine-justice/. 'Our Palestinian partners run community programmes to promote creative, non-violent resistance to the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza — and work to relieve the stress and despair that the occupation causes within these communities.
We seek to share their stories, stand with them in their suffering and support the work they do — raising awareness of the horrors of home demolitions, the building of the
Separation Wall, restrictions on freedom of movement and the daily impact of life under occupation' - Amos Trust
Tickets are on a sliding scale from £10 / £15 / £20. Please donate generously. If you can’t attend the event but would still like to donate you can do this here … (donation link)
There will also be a raffle with some great prizes on offer. Please bring cash.
Sukina Noor is a poet, spoken-word artist, playwright, workshop facilitator and educator, curator, writer and public speaker. She has toured extensively across UK, Europe, America and Africa performing, delivering poetry workshops, partaking in panel discussions and delivering lectures. Sukina has facilitated creative writing workshops across the world empowering communities to use the written word as a tool for dialogue and as a means for accessing their authentic voice. Her workshops seeks to explore the intersection between creativity and spirituality and awakening the voice of the heart. She has developed a series of poetry writing courses such as The Art of Speaking from the Heart, The Art of Writing Sacred Poetry and The Poetry of Female Mystics that she has delivered to international audiences. She has played an intrinsic role within the British Muslim creative communities as a performer and events organiser and has curated many platforms for many national and international Muslim artists to express themselves and launch their careers. She was the co-founder of Poetic Pilgrimage, a Muslim female spoken word and hip hop duo and her work has been featured on the BBC News, World Service and Asian Network, ITV, Channel 4 and Al Jazeera and has been written about in the Huffington Post, Daily Mail, The Voice and many other international media outlets. In March 2015 Al Jazeera screened a documentary about her group called Hip Hop Hijabis. Sukina made her theatre debut in 2016 in a production called Malcolm X at the Royal Flemish Theatre in Brussels (KVS) which was critically acclaimed. In 2017 and 2018 she led a project in collaboration with the theatre called Rise Up where she used poetry as a tool for dialogue andvcommunity cohesion in the aftermath of the terror attacks in Brussels. She was commissioned by KVS to write her first play called Afropean / Human Being that premiered at the theatre in February 2020. In 2017 she delivered a Tedx Talk on the healing potential of poetry exploring the ways in which the process of poem-making can have a therapeutic outcome. Sukina holds a she holds a BA (Hons) Degree in English Literature and Caribbean Studies and has an MSc in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes where she is focusing on the intersection between spirituality, creativity and the healing potential in the poetry of the Sufi mystics. She is currently training to become a Spiritual Empowerment Life Coach. Sukina has amassed a loyal fan base due to her international performances, workshop facilitation and social media presence and has recently released her debut poetry collection of poetry Love and Longing: Yearning for the Face of God.
Iman Sultan West:
Iman Sultan West (she/they) is a Pakistani/British poet, artist and curator. Iman’s poetry uses softness, rhythm, honesty and humour to explore all the nuances of their identity. As director and co-founder of @shiiku._community, they build intentional and guided events/workshops to encourage creativity and play for the people of Bristol.
As a child Rosina always had a pen and paper close by and from an early age it was evident that she had a natural gift for writing. Over the years her ability to express herself
through words became her superpower, her safe space and her therapy. It is in between the lines that she makes sense of
the world. Rosina has always been on a voyage of emotional discovery, she is a seeker, and her poems are her way of honouring this journey and her connection to a higher power. Whimsical, wonderful, wild and wise, there is an honest and heartfelt heartbeat that intertwines the magic, the everyday, and the earthly.
You can find out more about Rosina here: www.rosinabuck.com
Sennen Uma is a 17 year old poet, born and bread in Bristol. Sennen writes about the joys and pains of growing up in this city, love, and politics. Sennen is an astounding young poet set to take up her space in the spoken word scene.
Lildonia is a mixed heritage Caribbean/American/British woman passionate about wellbeing, movement, creativity and social justice. She spends her days delivering 1-1s,
trainings and workshops in all things wellbeing, equality and diversity.
Find out more about her work
China Blue Fish:
China Blue Fish is a queer artist, singer, actor and activist committed to shining a light on injustice and elevating
imagination through music, poetry, theatre and comedy. She has been a passionate advocate for a liberated Palestine since 2003. In 2011 and 2013 she toured with a clown
troupe, bringing shows to children throughout the West Bank. What she saw there fuelled her ongoing commitment to actively campaigning for a Free Palestine.
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The Bristol Folk House
40A Park Street
0117 926 2987
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