Celebrating Audacity: Spoken Word and Music

Celebrating Audacity: Spoken Word and Music

02/26/2018 - 18:00 to 02/27/2018 - 19:55
Free. Donations welcome
Please pay what you can to help keep the festival alive
Edinburgh Central Library
7-9 George IV Bridge
EH1 1EG Edinburgh
Book Launch
All welcome

Closing the festival, we are celebrating another year of audacity.

Celebrating on stage are hard-hitting, funny, angry, and inspiring, award-winning female musicians and spoken word artists. The bill includes Leith-based singer-songwriter Lou McLean and Swedish spoken word artist Agnes Török.

We also celebrate by launching feminist poetry collection/manifesto We Need To Talk - a supportive and revolutionary book about the fight ahead of us. The fight for ending gender-based violence. The fight we need you in.

Refreshments provided. 10% of proceeds from the book are donated to organisations working to end sexual violence and support victims and survivors.

We bring the music, the spoken word and the snacks.
You bring yourself.
Let's be audacious.

Event Leader

Agnes Török
Author of We Need To Talk

Agnes Török is an award-winning spoken word performer, author, TED speaker and workshop leader from Stockholm, Sweden. Her work exists at the intersection of art and activism. Török writes, publishes and teaches in two languages about solidarity, mental health, gender based violence, and social change. She has performed on four continents and is currently touring her new book We Need To Talk: solidarity and survivorship.

"Agnes Török speaks out against gender-based violence with an urgency and fluency. Agnes's voice is one that demands to be heard. She, and we, will not be shut up." - Jo Shaw, Dangerous Women Project.